/// Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom’s Other Gig: Spinning DJ Sets

September 29, 2012  |  All Things Digital


Obviously, Kevin Systrom is something of a shutterbug — he made hundreds of millions creating the perfect mobile photo-sharing app. But you may not know about one of his other talents: Droppin’ fat beats on the dance floor. You think I jest, but on Saturday evening, Systrom — aka DJ Systomatic on the turntables — will take the stage once again. And he’s got a pretty sweet gig, doing his thing at the Rain night club at the Palms Hotel, Las Vegas. The Instagram co-founder has long been a music geek, spinning sets since back in his early days at Stanford where he received his B.S. in Engineering. Before that, when he was a teenager in Boston, he worked in a record store selling LPs to big names on the DJ scene (Paul Oakenfold, anyone?), essentially growing up on electronic music. (For better background on this, read Vegas Seven’s nice one-on-one write up with Systrom, here .) It’s probably nice to take a quick party break to Vegas after quite a big year. The Facebook deal finally closed at the beginning of September , and Systrom and his team of 14 or so engineers recently started their first few weeks at their new digs in Menlo Park, inside Facebook HQ. Well, it’s not a total getaway . Systrom will bring his work with him, if you will. He sent out Facebook invitations to a few hundred techies in the Bay Area, and at least 100 of them have RSVP’d an emphatic “yes” to join him in Vegas. Earlier this week, I spoke to a few people who are attending and they tell me that not only is it a fun Vegas road trip, but that Systrom is a legitimately talented DJ. Back in the Stanford days he put on some great shows, these folks say — he’s not just some poseur

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Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom’s Other Gig: Spinning DJ Sets



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