DJs are the new rockstars, according to DJs. With EDM and Dubstep influences infiltrating virtually all popular music genres (indie/hip-hop/pop) and molly in abundant supply, there’s nothing my generation enjoys more than kicking back at a good old fashioned rave—or the closest available substitute. We spend most of our time on the computer, so we’ve enthusiastically embraced computer-generated music as an alternative to learning an instrument, which takes, like, forever.Like all musicians, DJs can good, bad, epic, tragic, and anywhere in between.
Samantha Ronson with her sister Charlotte at NYFW. Psyched, per usual.
Amy Poehler made Sam Ronson smile!
But the tough-girl Us Weekly scowl Ronson perfected back when she was dating you know who is nowhere to be seen here in the likable, low-key woman who dwells in this prismatic Venice Beach, California, playhouse. (Except, well, in the unmissable screen print propped against a wall: a composite of celebrity mug shots, Ronson’s included—which she calls a reminder to “stay out of trouble.”) “I’m like a big kid,” Ronson says warmly, tugging at the sleeves of her traffic-cone-orange sweatshirt and looking up at the living room’s two-story ceiling. “If I could have a trampoline in here, I would!” It’s true: There’s probably enough clearance for a backflip, but then where would she put the candy-pink pool table?
…she’s certainly grown up since her paparazzi-dodging days. (She and Erin Foster, an actress and comedy writer, just quietly ended what Ronson called a healthy relationship.)