DJ Relentless

Sr. Music Contributing Writer - A disc jockey since 1980, DJ Relentless has a career that has spanned from local dive bars to major club venues all over the United States, Amsterdam, the Dominican Republic and Toronto.
  • Social Media, Algorithm, Facebook

    Death by Algorithm: The Real Big Brother

    I can remember the first time I saw the film “1984”. I had not read the book and honestly, the only thing I knew about the project was that the Eurythmics did the soundtrack. I had bought it before seeing the film. I immediately fell in love with Annie...
  • Music, iTunes, DJ Relentless, Playlist

    Spring Awakening Music: A Mix By DJ Relentless

    With hopes of spring blossoming soon I am excited about the new tracks coming down the pike. This month I have some indicators of what might be the soundtrack of the months ahead. I still haven’t really gotten over the death of George Michael. I mean, after all the...
  • Music News, iTunes, Remy Ma, Diss Tracks, Hip-Hop, Rap Music

    Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma feud for the title of “Queen Of Hip Hop

    There’s a FEUD going on and it’s popular in the headlines these days. No, I’m not talking about the Bette Davis and Joan Crawford mini-series on FX. I’m actually talking about the Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma feud for the title of “Queen Of Hip Hop”. The funny things...
  • Music News, Music Playlist, DJ Relentless, Hollywood Music, iTunes

    Hollywood Music: Award Season Inspired Playlist

    Not sure if the “Groundhog” saw his shadow or not, but it’s been unseasonably warm for our winter months. And “Award Season” was very busy this year….especially the Grammys. As I am in my 37th year as a DJ I am appreciative of all my experience and teachings through...
  • Music, Love Songs, Valentine's Day, iTunes, Mixcloud

    Exclusive Valentine’s Day Playlist from DJ Relentless #HoldTight ❤️

    So, Valentine’s Day is here and I know it might be hard to focus on something romantic with all that’s going on in the world. But we here at Kinkster MAG suggest that if you have someone special in your personal life that you take some time to let them...
  • Music News, Alphonso King Jr.

    The New “45”, Appropriation, and Hope for the Future

    We’re only in the second month of 2017 and so much has happened in such a short time. The keys to the asylum have been given to the joker and it’s hard to not pay attention. January 20th has changed everything. Even the days leading up to that date...
  • Forget 2016! A New Year Brings New Energy & Remixes

    2017 has finally begun! Thank God! I don’t think I could stand another minute of last year. So many losses and so many heartbreaks….it’s time for a new start and a new beginning. Time to look at what is to come. Stop dwelling on what happened. We can’t change...
  • Music News, DJ Relentless

    2016 Year In Music With DJ Relentless

    2016 was a rough year for most. Racism, homophobia, sexism, ageism, and that was just Donald Trump’s campaign for president. I started the year with high hopes for music, but I’m not sure it was all great. This hour and 51-minute mega mix feature 72 songs that I programmed...
  • New World Order: Trump Wins The Election (Exclusive Music Mix)

    I know that there are plenty of U.S. citizens who are cheering and applauding this day….I am not one of them. It is said that sometimes you have to hit “rock bottom” in order to realize that you need to change your ways. Well, I guess America has taken...
  • Music News, Country Music, Beyonce, CMA Awards, Country Music, Dixie Chicks

    Beyonce’s CMA Performance Spurs Racist Backlash

    Over the past two decades with the rise of social media, now more than ever recording artists have to raise their profiles even higher to get noticed and stay on the charts. And the old saying “Any publicity is good publicity” seems to be very true for today’s celebrities....
  • Politics Meets Pop Culture Music

    As we are getting closer and closer to election day in the United States, it’s kinda hard to focus on anything else…since this is such an important one. And of course political views are seeping into our entertainment and music. So, let’s just go there. As with all of...
  • DJ Relentless, Music, Summer Playlist 2016

    The Last Dance Party of Summer

    So, summer is over. Sure there are some places where the temperatures are still above 80 degrees (thanks global warming), but it’s after Labor Day and it’s time to get back to school and work. So, I dug through my latest releases and remixes and decided to program one...
  • Music, DJ Relentless, NYC, Nightlife, DJ

    Hot Releases from Trap to Hip Hop to Pop to Club

    I have to say that this summer has been hotter than two sissies in a prison camp on a Friday night…and that’s pretty hot! Now I’m looking forward to some cooler temperatures. There’s no doubt in my mind about global warming at this moment. But it’s been even hotter...
  • Music

    Sizzling Hot Tracks You Can’t Miss This Summer

    It’s a hot summer out there and there are some hot tracks out there as well. And as the temperatures rise so does the length of my playlist as well. From some serious House to a few Pop queens and some remixed Hip Hop, we’ve got you covered for...
  • Sampling Lawsuits, Being Creative or Creating Carbon Copies

    Sampling Lawsuits, Being Creative or Creating Carbon Copies

    As a DJ who started back in 1980 in radio, I have watched a lot of changes in the music industry. I remember skipping school to go to a friend’s house to watch the launch of MTV. I remember this new cable channel changing how music was sold and...
  • Gay Pride, Music

    Music in the Name of Pride

    This month I decided to focus on a few of our Gay Artists. I am a firm believer that if we don’t support our own, who will? So, I dug up some remixed classics by a few LGBT pioneers in the music industry as well as some of the...
  • DJ Relentless, Music

    The Current State of the Music

    2016 is not even at the halfway mark and it’s been a year of major change so far. We’ve lost so many music legends, we’ve watched a few injustices and we’ve witnessed a cool refreshing drink take over the internet. The music industry is in a strange place and...
  • DJ Relentless, Music, Reviews

    Bring on the Heat: Temperature Rising Songs

    As the temperatures slowly grow into spring, it’s time to start looking at some of the new tracks that you’re gonna hear about. From political commentary to Grammy winners to some phat beats that will definitely get you moving, I’m sure there’s something here for everyone. Say what you...
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