DJ Crooked, a Korean/American born in Honolulu, Hawaii but raised in New York City, is something of a phenomenon and an overnight success. Crooked has been DJing all his life but started taking it seriously in 2002 when he was approached to do a couple of weekly parties in the East Village of New York City. Since then, he’s had the privilege of DJing in New York for clubs like Marquee, Lotus, Cain, Home,PM, Pangaea, and Show as well as Jet East and Cain/Cabana in the Hamptons.
He has also performed in and out of the country from Winter Music Conference in Miami, NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas, NV and Scottsdale , AZ to The Grand Prix Formula One Races in Montreal,Canada. DJ Crooked has spun events for celebrities like Diddy, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Naomi Campbell, Wyclef, Kelly Ripa, Drew Barrymore, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Paris Hilton, Toni Braxton, Floyd Mayweather and countless others. In 2006, DJ Crooked was contracted by The Light Group and moved to Las Vegas, NV where he held a DJ residency at LIGHT in the Bellagio Hotel & JET in the Mirage Hotel. In less than one year, Crooked had become one of the most premiere DJ’s in Vegas and established one of the best club nights in the city, Mondays at JET. Currently, DJ Crooked still resides in Las Vegas and now holds DJ residencies @ TAO in the Venetian Hotel, LAVO in the Palazzo Hotel, WET REPUBLIC in the MGM Grand Hotel and CHERRY in the Redrock Hotel.
Crooked also holds a monthly residency at STINGAREE and BAR WEST in San Diego, CA and travels readily every week all across the country. In 2007 Crooked opened his own clothing boutique in Vegas with his friends DJ Neva and Kennth Davenport near the Fashion Show Mall called KNYEW (pronounced “new” and stands for “Keeping New York Every Where”). In less than a year, KNYEW has become a major staple for streetwear fashion in and out of the Las Vegas community. They carry exclusive brands like The Hundreds, Crooks & Castles, Kid Robot, 10 Deep, Dimepiece, Married To The Mob, Fuct, Triumvir, Frank 151, Free Gold Watch and many more