Raised on a healthy diet of classics — from Iggy Pop to James Brown, The Velvet Underground to Stevie Wonder, Otis Reading to The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac to Marvin Gaye — Myles Hendrik has long been a person who lives and breathes music, playing in bands for most of his life in addition to being a hardcore aficionado. His career as an international DJ, however, started almost on a lark, after playing the backyard party of a friend who suggested he consider going pro. What soon followed was a residency at LA’s Standard Hotel, where he found himself spinning the dance-worthy sets he would come to be known for — a cross-pollination of nu-disco, rock, hip hop, ‘60s nostalgia, funk, soul, and indie cuts for a slew of A-listers, tastemakers and the city’s hip kids.
With the doors to the DJ world flung open, Hendrik quickly became one of the most sought-after DJs in Los Angeles, playing for a laundry list of the most recognizable names in music and entertainment: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mick Jagger, Tom Hanks, Harvey Weinstein, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Nicole Kidman, just to name a few. He has been the go-to for bands and their after-parties, working with the likes of U2, The Black Keys, The Strokes, Kings of Leon, Radiohead, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, Prince, Florence + The Machine, and Phoenix.
In 2011, Hendrik graduated from rock royalty to the real deal, playing a star-studded BAFTA soirée for Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton. And, in a city home to countless award ceremonies, Hendrik has leant his musical expertise to after-parties for the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and the Grammys.
With Hendrik’s debonair flair and love of a slim-tailored suit, it wasn’t long before the fashion industry took notice of his panache. He has curated runway show mixes for some of the biggest names on the catwalk: Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, and Vogue’s CFDA Fashion Fund. In addition, major luxury brands and boutiques have turned to him for openings, launches and after-parties, such as Prabal Gurung, 3.1. Phillip Lim, Costume National, Vivienne Westwood, Alberta Ferretti, Burberry, and Opening Ceremony. The advertising and editorial worlds have also taken note; Hendrik counts Vogue, W Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Nylon, Dom Perignon, and Absolut as clients.
Aside from all of the glitz and glamour of the fancy fetes, Hendrik has been known to hold some of the best dance parties in Los Angeles and New York, earning weekly residencies at the most prestigious clubs and lounges for his ability to turn any space into one of the coolest house parties you’ve ever been to. Cross the velvet rope at The Bowery Hotel or Chez André in New York, Le Baron in Paris, Teddy’s at The Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, or the Viceroy in Anguilla, and you’ll likely see Hendrik working his magic on the ones and twos.
It’s going to be an exciting year for Hendrik, with planned tours through Europe and Asia, as well as collaborations with Armani, AMC, and a continued relationship with Vogue. He’s currently working on a DJ side-project called White Light/White Heat with Nick Valensi and Fabrizio Moretti from The Strokes, as well as a new musical project, which he is currently in the studio recording. And, to the delight of Los Angeles, Teddy’s at The Roosevelt is back, and Hendrik along with it.
Get ready, world. You’re going to be seeing a lot more of Myles Hendrik for the foreseeable future. Hope you brought your dancing shoes.