Quarantine DJ, DJ D-Nice, Just Created a Spotify Playlist – Here’s What’s On It

It’s been a week since DJ D-Nice gave a mindblowing virtual party on Instagram live. Fans are still talking about it and luckily, Nice hasn’t slowed down on the level of entertainment he’s providing during quarantine. The popular DJ has stepped the game up even further by partnering with Spotify to give music lovers a treat in the form of a custom playlist to jam to while the nation remains in some level of lockdown. 

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DJ D-Nice’s Instagram quarantine party

Nice decided to raise everyone’s spirits while under quarantine shut down due to the coronavirus by planning an impromptu live stream party from his own kitchen in his LA home. The celebrity DJ spared no expense in creating a vibe that listeners would feel at an actual packed club. He set up his home station with his famous top hat he’s known for wearing, his turntables and microphone, and some of his favorite libations to enjoy throughout his set.

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I never would’ve imagined that the best party I would create and DJ would be from the comfort of my own home. Homeschool is a thing! Yesterday was absolutely insane. The amount of artists and friends that virtually partied with me far exceeded my expectations. I’m feeling nothing but gratitude. Thanks to all of you that supported. This has been a great way to keep our spirits high. Blessings! Sending some love to my family. Shout out to all of my industry execs! Much love to all of the artists! JLo, Drake, Naomi Campbell, De La Soul, Black Thought, Diddy, Bun B., Keri Hilson, Will Packer, Gabrielle Union, H.E.R., America Ferrara, Donnie Wahlberg, Uncle Luke, Russell Simmons, Dapper Dan, Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, T.I., Kelly Rowland, Common, Lance Gross, Queen Latifah, DJ Clark Kent, Rich Medina, DJ Tony Touch, Stretch Armstrong, Traci Ellis Ross, Ne-Yo, Usher, DJ Premier, Swizz Beatz, NO I.D., Yvette Noel Schure, Erykah Badu, Fat Joe, Jay Electronica, PNB Rock, Nile Rogers, Fonzworth Bentley, Marisa Tomei, Michelle Williams, Victor Cruz, Karruenche Tran, Ciara, Daymond John, Angie Martinez, Groove Theory’s Bryce, Tank, Cam’ron, Ludacris, Fabolous, Dorian Missick, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tasha Smith, Jadakiss, Kwamé, Chris Spencer, Royale Watkins, Estelle, Bresha Webb, Jermaine Dupri, Vanessa Williams, DJ Aktive, Lee Daniels, Affion Crockett, MC Lyte, Ro James, D-Dot Angelette, Kenny Burns, Tika Sumpter, Marlon Wayans, Lauren London, Loni Love, Dallas Austin, June Ambrose, April Walker, Just Blaze, Kangol Kid from UTFO, Omar Epps, Keisha Epps, Roland Martin, Big Tigger, DJ Trauma, Lil Jon, Dule Hill, Jazmyn Simon, DJ Cassidy, Marsai Martin, Lance Gross, Anthony Hamilton, Young Guru, Lalah Hathaway, Carl Payne, Damien Hall, Denyce Lawton, Lennox Lewis, Niecy Nash, Mashonda, Erick Sermon, Jairobi, DJ Envy, DJ Enuff, Miles Brown, Lamann Rucker, Mark Brown, DJ VLuv, and more. Wow! #DNiceHomeschool #DNicePhotography #SelfPortrait.

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For over nine hours, Nice attracted over 100,000 viewers rocking to a mixture of old and new music from nearly every musical genre. He played hits by hundreds of artists, including: Ashford & Simpson, Chaka Khan, Prince, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Ludacris, Heavy D, Big Daddy Kane, Notorious B.I.G., Too Short, The Ying Yang Twins, Fela, Patrice Rushen, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Davido and Kenny Rogers just to name a few. 

Viewers from around the world tuned in, including some famous faces — like the former President Barack Obama! Nice had such a huge turnout, that he returned for a second set the next day and sparked a movement for other DJ’s and artists to give their fans similar entertainment during quarantine.

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His mission was to take people’s minds off of the unknown and help with anxiety during this time and he did just that. “Homeschool was a simple idea that was just a way to take my mind off of Coronavirus and the quarantine,” he told The Root. “What I have always known is that music is powerful and has the ability to bring people together, so this was an opportunity for me to marry my passion and purpose together to help lift spirits.”

DJ D-Nice created a Spotify playlist for subscribers to have their own quarantine party

After Nice’s iconic live Instagram session, Spotify took notice to Nice’s viewership and the impact it had not just on everyday people, but also on some of the biggest celebs. The music streaming service executives were impressed and decided to use the opportunity and create a never before seen partnership.

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Spotify tapped Nice to create an exclusive “Homeschool playlist,” named in honor of his popular nine-hour quarantine part. The playlist features over 50 songs and sticks to Nice’s eclectic musical taste, with tunes from soul singers like The Emotions, Stevie Wonder, Teena Marie – dance tunes from artists like Cherrelle and Sylvester – and funk music from others like Chaka Khan and Rufus. 

Nice is a fan of Spotify and even worked with the streaming service before, spinning tunes at their Best New Artist party in both 2019 and 2020.

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“I am honored and humbled to partner with Spotify on the official Homeschool Playlist,” Nice said in an official statement. “This list will rotate on songs that are guaranteed to make listeners dance and enjoy themselves. Stay tuned for more updates to this list.”

The playlist is available for streaming now. Now, fans can have their own virtual dance party with hand-selected tunes from Nice at their own discretion.