Tuesday, July 27, 2010

GIn & Tonic Rave Re-upped

so the first time i tried this... I Screwed up... File was too big... this time its only a 160 mb files... 3+ hours of music mixed and ready to go. split into 6 files that blend perfectly.... download & Enjoy! there is a PDF of the playlist in the file.

DOWNLOAD My set from 7.24.10

There is a little bit of every genre in this set... shows what kind of
stuff i play throughout a night at G&T... enjoy!
Calling this "The Rave" because the air condition broke and it was maybe the hottest day of the year... So inside gin & tonic it was literally 90 Degrees, But people were loving it and Dancing and sweating and having a great time, By the end of the night, the Bartenders were spraying the people on the dancefloor with water... and they were loving it. ( I played Fat Joe's "Make it Rain" Feat Lil Wayne) it was awesome... CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MIX

Name Artist
One More Time- Daft punk
Bulletproof vs SALM- La Roux
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights John Travolta & Olivia Newton-…
Gyptian - Hold Yuh (Major Lazer Remix) (DJ SLICK Extended Mix)- Gyptian
Drake Ft. Shaggy - Find Your Love (Remix) -Drake Ft. Shaggy
Notorious B.I.G. - Dead Wrong (feat. Eminem)-Notorious B.I.G.
Rihanna - Rude Boy Remix f/ Assassin [reggae mix] -Rihanna
Notorious Big - Dead Wrong- Notorious Big
Savage f Soulja Boy - Savage f Soulja Boy - Swing (Clean Edit)- Savage f Soulja Boy
Usher - OMG (Ft. Will.I.Am)- Usher
Ludacris - How Low - Frank E Remix (Dirty)- Ludacris
Katy Perry - California Gurls (Feat. Snoop Dogg)- Katy Perry
PYT (Pretty Young Thing) -Micheal Jackson
Kesha - Tik Tok (Fred Falke Remix Club)
far east movement feat. the cataracs - like a g6
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - Pretty Boy Swag (Steve1der Remix) Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
Justin Bieber feat. Usher - Somebody To Love (Remix) Justin Bieber feat. Usher
Nelly - Hot in Herre
B.O.B feat haley - Airplanes extra Bass Remix B.O.B feat haley
Hall & Oates - Rich Girl Hall & Oates
Earth Wind and Fire - September
Jason Derulo - Ridin' Solo Jason Derulo
Enur Feat Mims - Calabria Remix Enur Feat Mims
_Akon - Dont Matter (Calypso Remix)
Sean Paul - Temperature Sean Paul
Shots Through The Heart DJ Scooter( Bon Jovi VS LMFAO …
Kid Cudi - Pursuit Of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix) Extended Clean Kid Cudi
Call On Me Eric Prydz
Chris rock sample Smack Her Wit A Dick Lmfao
If We Ever Meet Again (Digital Dog Club Mix) Timbaland Feat. Katy Perry
Taio Cruz - Dynamite Taio Cruz
Your Love Is My Drug Ke$ha
Teach Me How to Dougie Cali Swag District
Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard
Here I Go Again Whitesnake
I Got More Than A Feeling (Boston vs. Black Eyed Peas) Mad Mix Mustang
Like A Prayer Madonna
Apache The Sugarhill Gang
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix) R. Kelly
Total Eclipse Of The Heart (tecno) - DJ Sammy Dj Sammy
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Trey Songz - Say Aah Ft. Fabolous Trey Songz
Rihanna - Rude Boy Rihanna
Hips Don't Lie Shakira ft Wyclef Jean
Gasolina (Remix) Daddy Yankee Ft. Pitbull & N.O…
Calling Baton Rouge Garth Brooks
Zac Brown Band - Zac Brown Band Chicken Fried Zac Brown Band
Hypnotize Notorious B.I.G.
Baby (feat. Ludacris) Justin Beiber
Use Somebody (Chew Fu Remix) Kings Of Leon
Come Sail Away Styx
God Bless The USA Lee Greenwood
Party In The U.S.A. (JWeezy Remix) Miley Cyrus
I Want You Back Jackson Five
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
I'm Shipping off To Boston Drop Kick Murphy's
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice
Black Or White Michael Jackson
Electric Feel (Justice Remix) MGMT
Motownphilly Boyz II Men

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lets Get Weird & Dance

Lets get weird & Dance. Baby steps on the way to being legit.... Check it out.. Listen, critique... enjoy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 9-17 MIghty Pint Fam Reunion & Backe Wedding

It has been well established that I will not be a good weekly blogger. Its tough for me to sit and share these stories and play lists ever week, but I can commit and deliver Bi-monthly updates. DONE.

So the past few weeks i have had 3 shifts @ the mighty pint, My family reunion & a wedding for some friends & class mates of mine. Good variety of gigs, all new and exciting. Been having a great time @ the pint and getting a rhythm going. Since the pint really is like gin& tonic junior... I went back to my roots and was looking at some older play lists that i have used at gin and tonic in the past year for my "early in the night songs" And it really worked well. This is a play list strategy that can work for bars and clubs, just depends on what your crowd is. For the pint its sublime, paramore, train, will smith, Pharcyde, Third eye Blind, 311... Stuff that is recognize-able, has a slightly slower bpm, but is not putting people to sleep.... I will post an example play list of this later this weekend, my early in the night mix...

Family reunion! -7/10/10 in Richmond VA

Family reunion... good times good food, distant cousins that you might not really be related to, but they been coming for the past 20 years so who really cares at this point... lol. This was a positive event all around, and a very easy one to Dj because there is a very safe bubble of Line dances old school r&b, Motown, Funk soul & disco that i played and kept everyone happy. The Bald headed guy in the grey shirt in the picture above is my uncle, and he has been djaying for years... i was very glad that he was there to help me out and offer assistance, and recommend some songs for me because he does allot more parties for this demographic. His best recommendations that I would not have thought to play without him there were were "Just Fine" by Mary J Blige & "Get Up Get down Get funky Get loose" by Teddy Pendergrass:

Apparently there is a line dance that goes along to this song... in the pic above my uncle is teaching is leading all my cousins in it lol... similar to the electric slide... just like every other line dance! All in all a fun night, all ages having a great time dancing together... i just wish there was a little booze to get everybody loose. I firmly believe you have to have alcohol at all social events where you want people to dance... It just helps lubricate the dance floor...

Weekend of July 17... Never sleepin

Friday night was a great shift @ the mighty pint... tried something new with this Equalizer i created for the back of my laptop screen... it was a hit!

The equalizer jumps to the beat of the song... pretty awesome, except that it attracts more drunk chicks closer to my table... Drunk chicks truly are my best friends and arch nemeses when I'm djaying. They can be great or The worst...Ive gotta be in bouncer mode when they lean over and want to touch my gear... STAY AWAY! It was a good Friday night... ill put up a soundcloud link to my set later this weekend.

Saturday: Sarah & Sean's Wedding
Weddings are awesome. period, this one did not disappoint. I love djaying weddings because everyone is generally in a good mood and love is literally in the air. Play list strategy for weddings is similar to the family reunion... varying slightly because the demographic for this wedding was different from my family reunion, but allot of similar content. basically you play the stuff they are all going to know and appreciate...focusing on old school, Motown, little swing, & 70's + 80's pop few line dances... But just keep em dancing! Funniest part about this wedding was a mother daughter combination that would not stop making requests... The Daughter was 5 or 6 and she only wanted Taio cruz and Justin Bieber...and the mother kept begging me to play salsa... Again it was a beautiful day, all in good spirit, so i did my best to accommodate... but by the end of the night the little girl and mother(who was hammered) were a bit too persistent...ill leave it at that. My favorite part about this reception was their entrance song Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger"... Yes they just did that... and it was awesome! coolest couple ever congrats to Sarah & Sean!

Tonight its back to the mighty pint...then tomorrow @ gin & tonic again... i will upload play lists & my first mixtape this Sunday... Calling it
"Lets Get Weird w/my favs"

Thx for reading...


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mighty Pint & recap of last few weeks

Apologies for the Hiatus... Thank the Day job and lack of discipline for the blog... Imma do better folks I promise. Since my last post I have had 6 shifts 3 at The Mighty Pint Check out their website click the link ( The might pint is in the same location where the Old mad Hatter was)

Couple Shifts and Chi-Cha and one more back at Gin andTonic last night. Been a good few weeks, I got some new hardware and software so Ive been really working on my sets and it is paying off. Its all about practice. A Failure to Prepare only ensures that you are Prepared to Fail!

First lets discuss the Mighty Pint,

They did an amazing job with this renovation because the old mad hatter was a Grimey to say the least... i mean just terrible old floors, old walls, just a layer of grime over everything down there. I used to Dj there for Monday nights and did a couple weekend shifts... and it just had a random crowd also. another problem I had with the old mad hatter was the terrible sound system. i mean TERRIBLE, like 5 of those little JBL globe things, an old amp that would always overheat and crack, and NO sub woofer so no bass of any kind... Very frustrating place to work. The mighty pint on the other hand is taking things in a much better direction for such an awesome and central location (1831 M Street NW Washington DC).
Ultimately it is a basement bar, a long bar as soon as you come in, then an open area, and steps to an upper level that has another bar. They put in a new sound system with some solid peavey's and a good Sub woofer so the dance floor really gets going. The place is intimate so a dance floor of 25-30 people feels packed. The music there is pretty open ended. Very similar play list to what i would play at Gin and tonic, Top 40, Lil classic rock, Lil Motown, Lil popular rap, Lil house, a mix of everything, the later it gets the more dance oriented it is, but still an eclectic mix to represent the younger, M-st crowd. I will post a play list later and some pics but the might pint is a fun spot with very cool management and bartenders. The energy is great and its always a good time.