Position(s): Director of Programming, Wynn Las Vegas nightclubs
Jonathan Shecter has had one of those storybook careers that, no matter where he ends up, he's always making some kind of move. His initial work within the music industry was in 1988 as one of the founders of The Source, which carried the moniker of being "the Bible of Hip-Hop" proudly. He left The Source in 1995 to start a number of hip-hop-related ventures, including the Game Recordings imprint and the Hip Hop Honeys video series. In the 2000s, Shecter moved his focus out to Las Vegas, where he was instrumental in the nightclub scene that saw the likes of DJ AM, Mark Ronson, and others flourishing. He's currently Director of Programming for Wynn Las Vegas nightclubs, which finds him overseeing the talent that flows through XS, Surrender, Tryst, and Encore, all of which are seeing a solid list of resident DJs that include Diplo, Avicii, Knife Party, Porter Robinson, Madeon, and plenty more. Basically, he's the man making sure that the freshest talent is being pumped through these multi-million dollar establishments, at a time where a true boom in the EDM period is running through Las Vegas, one of the modern meccas of the EDM landscape. That's a serious grip of power for Shecter, but one he's running with like a real boss would.