Can Paris Hilton Actually DJ?
Timothy Norris Paris Hilton last night at Create
October 8, 2013
Paris Hilton is no stranger to the ways of clubland. She was a frequent flier to Miami's annual DJ retreat known as the Winter Music Conference and even won a "Best Celebrity DJ" award during festivities there about 10 years ago.
By the time of her famous 2009 fracas with superstar DJ Steve Angello, Hilton was already a familiar face in the dance scene, including at the annual Electric Daisy Carnival rave, where she's treated as EDM royalty. So it doesn't surprise us that the hotel heiress has gone full Pete Tong. Last night at Hollywood club Create, Hilton celebrated the release of her pop-trance single "Good Time" (video below) by treating us to her first public DJ performance ever in the United States. We were there to evaluate her skills.
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The single features Lil Wayne and was produced by her onetime, reported boyfriend, DJ Afrojack. It's a bit predictable, sounding a little like something Kaskade might have done five years ago.
In fact EDM heads are still wary of Hilton as a celebrity outsider, despite her history. She's a fraud, they've said, a fake DJ. What was she doing all these years with those headphones on?
Her DJ set in Brazil in 2012 certainly didn't help to raise expectations. In it she was clearly "train wrecking" -- mixing two songs together without aligning the tempo of their beats -- and fading the sound in and out with no apparent purpose.
Last night, however, was a different story. Our honest take? She rocks!