SOUND CHECK: DJ Stakz Hosts the Annual Miami Takeover Event

Published On: 6/27/2023

DJ Stakz, the Monster sponsored “International Club King”, hosted the annual Miami takeover in May.

DJ Stakz, the Monster sponsored “International Club King”, hosted the annual Miami takeover in May, a vibrant three-day beach social commemorating the Caribbean and Haitian-American culture during Haitian Heritage Month. Setting the scene for over 20k attendees and eminent personalities such as Jim Jones, Hit Maka, Dave East, and Kranium, the Miami experience is proof that Stakz’s talent extends beyond his music and mixing artistry. With unrivaled event production skills, he continues to dominate the entertainment scene with an array of impactful parties, influencing and uniting people from all walks of life

“Miami Takeover is a weekend where we represent the Haitian flag and its culture,” said Stakz. “It’s something I put together to showcase the movement, but to other people and to other cultures. I am representing not just Haitians, but Caribbean, Latin, and hip-hop cultures across the board.”

Straight out of Brooklyn, New York, with a rich heritage from Haiti, Stakz oozes with raw passion for music and proudly representing his eclectic Haitian culture. Taking cues from both his father's musical craft and his brother's love for dancehall and hip-hop, Stakz quickly recognized his calling and dove into the industry head-first. Driven by an unwavering sense of self and rock-solid integrity, he blazed his way to success, emerging as a high-profile DJ and entertainer who is leaving his mark across the globe. Stakz’s ability to play all genres of music has secured him gigs alongside some of the biggest names in the industry like Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Wyclef Jean, J. Cole, Mobb Deep, Cardi B., Nipsey Hussle, Nicki Minaj, and more. He has also performed at multiple Monster Energy events, including Art Basel Miami and Rolling Loud LA.


“Monster Energy is just a beautiful team to be with,” said Stakz. “It feels good to be part of a team that actually supports. Listen, no disrespect to anybody else, but I am a Monster Energy DJ. That means it comes with Monster type of energy, and that is me.”

Who Knew? Five Tidbits About DJ Stakz

  • DJ Stakz faced challenges at the beginning of his music journey trying to convince his parents that he had what it takes to turn his passion into a career.
  • He credits most of his success to being humble.
  • In 2018, he became a brand ambassador for Monster Energy and a DJ on the Monster Music roster.
  • DJ Stakz's masterful remix of the popular track "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" was a massive hit with fans and furthered his success.
  • DJ Stakz’s birth name is Lovens Gedin.
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