Meet our Sapphire DJ Battle Host and Judges

Now that you’ve met all of our Sapphire Resident DJ Battle finalists, it’s time to meet the host and judges who will have the daunting task of picking the winner of the coveted $100,000 contract!

Hosted by DJ Hollywood

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DJ Hollywood has been synonymous with Las Vegas night life since 1995 starting with The Beach Night Club. Awarded DJ of the Year many times since, Hollywood helped sky rocket the fame of nightclubs on the Las Vegas Strip as Program Director and DJ of RA Nightclub inside the Luxor. Hollywood has headlined and programmed virtually every Las Vegas club, which gained him international fame while rubbing shoulders with the world’s elite. His extensive knowledge in all genres of music is his key to longevity.

Hollywood has worked side by side with superstar DJs such as AM, Paul Van Dyk, Bob Sinclair, Tiesto, and Grand Master Flash just to name a few. He presently owns and operates The Beatclan, which represents DJ’s, celebrities and recording artists.

Kalika Moquin

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Kalika is a nine year veteran of the Las Vegas nightlife scene and has served as a Marketing Director for Light Group venues including Bare Pool, Liquid, and The Bank. In April 2012, Kalika Moquin joined full time as a Partner of the site and President of Operations, and currently oversees all local-driven events, merchandising, brand management, and national growth.

Jack Colton

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After serving as a nightclub marketing manager in the early days of the modern Las Vegas nightlife scene, Jack Colton observed the need for a better class of online information for those who were planning their Las Vegas nightlife online, and used his previous experience in the dot com boom to build, which answers all the questions he would want to know if he wasn’t a Vegas local.

In addition to, Colton’s Las Vegas insight has been featured in hundreds of local, national and international media outlets, including ABC News, Associated Press, MSNBC, Las Vegas Weekly, TMZ, Seven Magazine, Vegas Magazine, AOL, Forbes, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Travel Channel, VH1, Daily Mail, Boston Globe, andeven a few dozen in international in-flight magazines.

Deanna Rilling 

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As a self-proclaimed “pseudosocialite” who isn’t afraid to rock comfortable shoes or the same outfit twice at Vegas hot spots, Deanna Rilling has been involved in the electronic dance music and local indie rock scene for over 12 years. Deanna currently is the nightlife writer for Vegas Seven Magazine and contributes to DJ Times, she typically gets at least one drink spilled on her a night when out and about and usually gets her feet stepped on as well, but it’s all in a day’s work and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Shai Cohen


Shai has served as the Director of Marketing for Sapphire Las Vegas for over 10 years, and brings his extensive knowledge of DJs and music to the judging table with him.

Corey Nigrelli 

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A well known name in the Las Vegas nightlife scene, Corey is a former VIP host at Wet Republic and currently serves as the General Manager of the Ainsworth Sports Bar, located inside the Hard Rock Hotel.

Sam Glaser

Sam Glaser

Sam Glaser is the Senior Buyer for Stitched, Entertainment Contributor for Las Vegas Weekly, and a Contributor/Stylist for Vegas/Rated. Outside of fashion and journalism Sam’s DJ hobby has landed him shows at Marquee, Tao, Lavo, and The Lady Silvia, where he spins as “GLAZE.” The Eugene, Oregon native and Berkeley Business grad is beginning his fourth year in Vegas.

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