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Sound Advice

DJ J-Niice lays it out for you.

DJ J-Niice spins hits on 96.5 KISS FM weekday nights. On the weekend, he keeps the dance floor hot at Traffic.

What have you been listening to lately?

Salsa/merengue, lots of Euro-dance, drum & bass, reggae (the soundtrack to my life), Kanye West, and the Roots.

What do you listen to that might surprise your listeners?

I'm a longtime fan of Dave Matthews, the Doobie Brothers, and Billy Joel. (Where I'm from in Far Rockaway, Queens, he's like a legend.)

Favorite single this year?

"Gold Digger," Kanye. "Pon de Replay," Rihanna. "Shake," Ying Yang Twins, with Pitbull.

Best dance song of the year?

It's a tie between Freemasons, "Love on My Mind," and Madonna, "Hung Up."

What dance song never gets old?

"Gold Digger" is a classic. It's a must at any party.

Recording artist you tried not to like, but just couldn't resist anymore?

Fat Al from Cleveland. Dog, if you're reading this, contact me, your joint bangs in the clubs! I'm hooked!

Who's going to win American Idol?

Either Paris Bennett or Katharine McPhee.

Why should I come to Traffic Friday?

The bartenders at Traffic make great drinks! You can live out your lifelong dream of becoming an exotic dancer on their stripper pole!

What's the most underrated aspect/ selling point of Cleveland nightlife?

Once the city gets its act together, people will realize it's one of the most scenic cities in the country! The Flats and the lake are highly underrated and undervisited. Also, I've partied in a lot of cities, but when Clevelanders party, they really don't hold back. If the clubs were open till 7 a.m., Clevelanders would be dancing till the last note and drinking to the last drop! My kind of people, yo!

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