Originating from San Francisco and currently residing in Los Angeles, Justin Karcich aka DJ JUST has exhibited his driven, eclectic and cutting edge musical style for tens of thousands around the country. Exploring a myriad of genres and styles at a young age led to Justin's versatility and knowledge, as well as finely honed musical programming in any environment.
DJ JUST's residencies at premiere venues through out California led to multiple guest slots at prestigious NYC venues 1OAK and Hotel Chantelle along with Halloween appearances the past two years at the famed Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Beyond club work, JUST's sets are appreciated by a diverse list of clients including Google, Red Bull, Sales Force, Appirio, Eventbrite, Bloomingdales, WhitneyFUSION events, G-Star, Armani, Pandora. Justin is also a co-creator of the famed pop-up dance experience ‘Shark In The Dark‘, which has featured the likes of avant garde artists Gigamesh, Plastic Plates, and Viceroy.
As half of dance music DJ / Production duo Designer Deejays, DJ JUST has played at nationwide events, sharing the stage with the likes of Steve Aoki, the late great DJ AM, Jazzy Jeff, and Tiga. In 2011, the duo held a weekly Saturday night residency at Hollywood hot spot, Guys and Dolls. In 2012, the pair brought their considerable production skills to the studio and in June of 2012, their EP release party was highlighted with a surprise guest set by Dutch phenom, DJ Chuckie.
A constant evolving musician, DJ JUST was selected to compete in the world renowned Redbull Thre3style competition, of which SF Weekly raved, “The penultimate act of the night was DJ JUST, who put together what we considered to be one of the top sets of the night, cleanly mixing The xx with electro and Guns N’ Roses, and demonstrating his skills on the turntables with beat-juggling and scratch techniques. JUST’s set had the audience singing along at points, and finally finished with handfuls of glow sticks being tossed into the receptive crowd.”
2013 marked yet another year of growth for Justin as he settled into Los Angeles and formed the indie-electronic moniker "Solar Heist" with singer/songwriter Jason Powers, which fuses Powers' acoustic instrumentation with JUST's acumen for electronic music. Their first single, "Searchin," was featured in a nationwide ad campaign that reached millions over a period of six months. This culminated in the spring release of Solar Heist's self-titled debut EP. Most recently, they were seeked out by fashions favorite, BCBG for an upcoming ad campaign which will also feature an original work.
Currently residing in LA – the heart of the music scene – DJ JUST is continuing to craft work in the studio and is booking shows throughout North America.