Best DJ (2012)

Rashida

The best-kept music secret in town is the Sunday-night party at Chateau Marmont's Bar Marmont. There, tucked away in the corner by the bar, you'll find the tiny, gorgeous, dressed-to-kill DJ Rashida. A Los Angeles native, her distinctive and irresistible blend of funk, hip-hop, soul, house and new wave has made her one of the scene's most in-demand, make-you-wanna-dance DJs. She began her career in Atlanta before moving back home and landing a residency at House of Blues. After she spun at a party for Prince one night, he asked her to tour with him, and it's no wonder the two hit it off. With her sharply tailored suits, loops of pearl necklaces and signature conductor hat, she looks like a member of Prince & the Revolution, and her grooves are just as funky as the Artist himself. site.djrashida.com.

—Rebecca Haithcoat