DJ Milhouse discusses evolving musically and creating her brand

DJ Milhouse discusses evolving musically and creating her brand
DJ Milhouse (Photo courtesy of DJ Milhouse)

DJ Milhouse

Name: Milan Bolar

Hometown: Atlanta by way of Los Angeles, California

Current city: Atlanta

Genre: House, Trap

Venue(s): Escobar Lounge, Spin, Daydreams Lounge

Who is DJ Milhouse?

DJ Milhouse is a personality, event curator, entrepreneur and creative.

What experiences can you remember being involved in music or curating a good vibe when you were younger?

I was an auxiliary dancer in the band at Southwest DeKalb High School. That was a major influence in my life, not only musically but it also groomed me to be a great woman and leader.

What made you decide to become a DJ?

It’s kind of funny how it happened…

I used to date this guy, and he was looking for a female DJ. The girl who he was going to use wasn’t able to do it, so I told him that I could learn to DJ and I’ll do it. He didn’t think I was serious. The next day, I went to Guitar Center and bought everything I needed to become a DJ. From there, I practiced and everything else just fell into place.

How was your first experience DJing live?

Amazing. Open format. I was DJing at ARTlanta, and they had a super dope event. I was nervous but so ready. All of my friends came out, and I had a blast. I will never forget that day. I played everything.

DJ Milhouse discusses evolving musically and creating her brand
DJ Milhouse (Photo credit: Brandon Wiggins Photography)

Did you learn anything looking back at your first gig?

I can say I’ve learned a lot over time. I learn something new [at] almost every gig I do.

Summer is here. What seven songs would you play to kick off the ultimate summer party?

“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande

“Old Town Road (Remix),” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

“Taki Taki,” DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B

“Energy,” Big K.R.I.T.

“Before I Let Go,” Beyoncé (Homecoming version)

“Rule The World,” 2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande

“DaBaby,” Suge

Do you have any favorite sounds or artists you go to when you’re away from the DJ scene?

I love R&B music. I was just listening to Miguel’s album, Kaleidoscope Dream, in the car. I’m a big R&B fan. I also love a good classic old-school record.

You’re now expanding your reach into a new lane. Talk about The House Affect.

The House Affect is a company I started because I wanted to expand the “Milhouse vibe.” I love throwing events and creating multiple platforms for female DJs.

What’s the first thing we can expect from your new brand?

You can expect a new way of partying and enjoying yourself … The trap is old. Our clubs [in Atlanta] are too stiff. It’s time to party again. I can’t wait to bring that experience to the world. My next event is entitled “Boobz & Beatz.” Check out my Instagram [account] to find out where you can join me, my beautiful girlfriends and all the fun.

How can people connect with you?

Instagram: @MilanBolar

Email: [email protected]


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