I do a substantial amount of traveling in a year, and I might have perfected the art of packing. As you can see, I’m not the most colorful traveller, but I like my things to be top quality, as they get banged around a lot when you travel.
I never go anywhere without my trusted Brics carry on suitcase. It maxes the amount of carry on you’re allowed to have, and to keep all my stuff in the hand luggage saves me huge amount of time, because I can just skip the entire baggage claim bit.
Secondly, you need a good toiletry case. It’s critical to have a case that won’t break during travel, and coat all your stuff in sticky product.
Sunglasses. Loads of travel and late night gigs tend to do something to your face. I hide tired eyes in my favorite sunglasses from SEE Eyewear.
As a DJ and producer I need to work while on the road. A good headset is essential. I go for Sennheiser, but I always keep a spare pair or two. Just in case, you know.
Perfume. Good for feeling fresh when you’re actually not. Also, always make sure you have deodorant with you.