Justin Miller is a quintessential New York City DJ. Mixing the classically cool with the always-cool and the brand new, he’s a selector whose tastes spread across best of techno, deep house, and disco new and old. Part of that diversity likely comes from his tenure as DFA Records assistant label manager and sole employee for seven years, guiding the seminal NYC label through one of its most fruitful periods. With artists including LCD Soundsystem, The Juan MacLean, Hercules & Love Affair, Still Going, Benoit & Sergio, Runaway, Canyons and Walter Jones, a diverse crew of disco-leaning artists, Miller helped to establish the best of the best in modern dance music as part one of its most respected and influential imprints. He’s a proudly interactive DJ, feeding off of the crowds he plays to a self-proclaimed goal to “hypnotize,” and his prominence is only likely to increase. Having recently left DFA to start his own label HAKT Recordings, the new imprint will see releases from like-minded artists as well as debut productions from the man himself, as he begins to focus more on his own career after helming one of the most formidable juggernauts in dance music for almost a decade.