A globetrotter who drops beats and gets parties going like no other, DJ Vice, the resident Saturday night DJ at TAO at the Venetian in Las Vegas, as well as LAVO at the Palazzo on Sunday nights, and The Cosmopolitan on select Mondays, has recently partnered with high-end luggage company TUMI to launch DJ Vice’s Travel Essentials, a collection of cool and hip luggage fit for the world class DJ, business traveler, and hipster.
A native of Los Angeles, Vice’s first big break came in 1998 when he started playing hip-hop records on Power 106. Since then, he’s constantly traveling from gig to gig, from his home base of L.A. to his weekly residencies in Las Vegas, as well as San Diego, Miami, and abroad, including travel to Shanghai, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Norway, Germany and Istanbul. So you can trust that Vice knows the art of packing and what really are the travel essentials.
“I really have become a fan of the four-wheel system,” Vice says of his favorite carry-on luggage. “I can rip through an airport. I can turn my bad in any angle to fit in the plane.”
Known for offering fans “Travel Tip Thursday” packing suggestions on his site, Vice stresses leaving room for gifts that you will pick up on the road. He also notes that Converse shoes pack easily because of moldability, and it’s best to get two hotel beds so you can “use the second bed as an on-the-go closet.”
Vice’s “Accent your Alpha” signature laptop backpack allows you to personalize your Tumi with striking accents of color. To create a unique design that is easy to identify when traveling, simply select one of the six Accent Your Alpha colors available. You can also customize your Alpha item with the following components in the color of your choosing: leather luggage tag, leather initial patch and a ballistic nylon accessory/cord pouch.
This leather business backpack has a dedicated laptop compartment and removable file divider with magnetic flap closure. It also features a removable accessory pouch and interior and exterior pockets for all your accessories. Made from Tumi's luxurious, full-grain napa leather, this pack has comfortable, adjustable shoulder straps.
In addition to the backpacks there are also electronic cases and the international Tegra-Lite carry-on suitcase utilizing Tegris®, a revolutionary polypropylene thermoplastic composite material created by Milliken® for use in lifesaving armor, NASCAR race cars and protective gear for NFL players and is exclusive to Tumi for travel and accessory products around the world.
Vice, who has recently done remixes for Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Dev, as well as studio production for Lady Gaga, is a major shoe-head and has even opened two CRSVR boutiques in Santa Barbara and inside The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. But that doesn’t mean he takes all his kicks with him on the road. You’re go-to guy in the club, you know you can trust DJ Vice when it comes to all things travel.