Courtesy Columbia Records
From Deadmau5 to Katy Perry
, now-household names got their start performing as the "house artist" in between performances at the MTV Video Music Awards.
And this year's honor went to DJ Cassidy, the go-to celebrity DJ who just finished touring with Justin Timberlake
and Jay-Z. The New York native has also helmed the decks at President Obama's Inaugural Ball as well as a slew of celebrity weddings, from Beyoncé
and Jay-Z's nuptials to Kim Kardashian
and Kris Humphries's doomed affair. (Hey, you can't blame that on the DJ!)
Now DJ Cassidy (real name: Cassidy Durango Milton Willy Podell), whose debut album is due from Columbia Records later this year, has put his skills to use creating the ultimate hit-filled Labor Day weekend playlist for you. Check it out below!