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Louie XIV is a DJ, producer and writer who was born and raised in New York City. He spins regularly at many of New York City’s premiere venues and clubs including Boom Boom Room, Gold Bar, Le Baron, The DL and Hotel Chantelle. He has also provided the soundtrack for many high profile events, collaborating with brands like Vanity Fair magazine, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Zac Posen, Martin Margiela, H&M, Details Magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Hyundai, Blackbook magazine, Tommy Hilfiger, Grey Goose Vodka, Top Shop and Top Man among many others. He has been profiled in the New York Times, Time Out New York and other major publications.

Louie prides himself on being on able to spin a extraordinarily wide variety of music, seamlessly incorporating a myriad of genres and periods in musical history into his sets.

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"Not Your Typical Gay DJ": How I Learned To Stop Hating Myself and Love Gay Bars

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 10:26 AM

I spent last Saturday night at a gay bar. Packed tightly with hundreds of my brothers and sisters at Metropolitan in Williamsburg, I felt very much at home. There was cheap beer in plastic cups and breezy smiles on sweaty queer faces. The DJ played Beyonce's "Hold Up" and we...

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Facing Stewie, the Cat

(1) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 4:11 PM

Last month, I had to put down my chihuahua mix, Clifford. It was the hardest thing I've ever done.

I had adopted Clifford four and half years ago after finding him, a terrified, mangled, 8 year-old creature, hiding amongst some chickens at a dinky shelter in Brooklyn. Clifford spent...

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Should I Use Tinder Or Nah?

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 7:02 AM

"Should I Use Tinder Or Nah?" This is The Great Question for most single people in 2016. It certainly is for me. And I need to talk about it because honestly, guys, I'm lost.

Historically, my dating app MO has pivoted between two opposing principles with me in the...

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Justin Bieber and His Hollow Purpose

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 3:20 PM

Justin Bieber's latest single, "Sorry," a moombahton-pop delight, opens with the line, "You have to go and get angry at all of my honesty." It's an odd choice for an apology song, Bieber prefacing his mea culpa by blaming the object of his touted remorse.

It's also a classic,...

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Ho 28 anni e non ho mai avuto una relazione

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 9:53 AM

Quest'estate, dopo un ozioso pomeriggio d'agosto passato tra grigliate a bordo piscina e malessere diffuso, mio cugino Mikey, super invadente, mi ha sorpreso con una domanda che ho temuto per buona parte della mia vita da adulto "Ehi, Louie, hai mai avuto un ragazzo?".

A 19 anni, Mikey ha appena...

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The 28-Year­-Old Relationship Virgin

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 4:34 PM

This summer, after a hazy August afternoon of poolside BBQ­ing and malaise at my uncle's house, my hyper-­inquisitive cousin Mikey hit me with a question I've dreaded for most of my adult life: "Hey, Louie," he began earnestly, "have you ever had a boyfriend?"

At 19 years ­old and a...

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Can Janet Get a Hit?

(3) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 3:28 PM

Let's talk about Janet. But first, let's talk about me and get an important thing out of the way:

I am a Janet fanatic (a Janatic?). "Same," you may be thinking. NO. This is no causal brand of fandom. As my friends can attest, I have a borderline Janet...

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Let Britney Stop

(3) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 3:24 PM

I don't know who you are, but you need to let Britney stop.

On Wednesday, Britney Spears dropped a video for her new single "Pretty Girls," a "Fancy" facsimile with diminishing returns. "Pretty Girls" features "Fancy" auteur Iggy Azalea, the go-to feature du-jour for pop divas in...

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Trapped in the Booth: I Think I Cannes

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 11:29 PM

This piece originally appeared in the Cuepoint Collection on Medium.com

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Many of the names of venues, organizations or people mentioned herein have been changed or, in some instances,...

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Trapped in the Booth: The DJ Drunchies

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 8:01 AM

This post was originally published on Cuepoint, a collection at Medium.com

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Many of the names of venues, organizations or people mentioned herein have been changed or, in some instances, totally...

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Trapped in the Booth: Ohm, Shanti, Airhorn

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 2:47 PM

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Most of the names of venues, organizations or people mentioned herein have been changed or, in some instances, totally pulled out of my ass so stop even trying to guess, cool? Cool....

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Trapped in the Booth: The Plight of the Working Stiff DJ

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 5:32 PM

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Most of the names of venues, organizations or people mentioned herein have been changed or, in some instances, totally pulled out of my ass so stop even trying to guess, cool? Cool....

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Trapped in the Booth: A DJ Set With the Fountain of Youth

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 10:09 AM

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Most of the names of venues, organizations or people mentioned herein have been changed or, in some instances, totally pulled out of my ass so stop even trying to guess, cool? Cool....

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Trapped in the Booth: PT 3

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 6:24 AM

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Most of the names of venues, organizations or people mentioned herein have been changed or, in some instances, totally pulled out of my ass so stop even trying to guess, cool? Cool....

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Trapped in the Booth: Part 2

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 3:55 AM

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Most of the names of venues, organizations or people mentioned herein have been changed or, in some instances, totally pulled out of my ass so stop even trying to guess, cool? Cool....

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Trapped in the Booth: Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 3:27 AM

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Most of the names of venues, organizations or people mentioned herein have been changed or, in some instances, totally pulled out of my ass so stop even trying to guess, cool? Cool....

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Why "Happy" Makes Me Unhappy

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 1:38 PM

I need to come out of the closet. This is something I've wanted to say for a long time. I don't want you to feel like I've purposefully tried to hide who I am from you all. I've just been grappling with a lot of emotions privately, attempting to sort...

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My 6 Months in the Theater: Old New York, the Chelsea Hotel and Kenyon Phillips

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 2:49 PM

Everyone knows that New York is over. Well, at least the "Old New York" I grew up fantasizing about, the one that my mom told me stories about, the one I saw in Paris Is Burning, read about in Just Kids and heard about on Illmatic. New York, the gritty...

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The Nightclub Peacemaker: A How-To Guide for the Request Line, Pt 2

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:44 PM

A couple of years ago, I did the Lord's work by penning this little gem, a basic "how-to" guide for requesting music from your local nightclub DJ. Here, I provided a few simple tips to help you convince your favorite self-important knob turner to spin your favorite Internet...

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On 'Homoignorance' and the Disturbing Novelty of Looking

(9) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Embarrassing story: After watching the first three episodes of Girls in succession, I stood and applauded the TV. Yes. Alone in my bedroom I rose from my desk chair and gave my 2002 Toshiba television a rousing standing ovation. That's how impressed I was initially with the accuracy of Lena...

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