Monday, September 28, 2009

Future DJ

No relation, just thought this pic was funny.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Latest In Awesome New Gear

Just kidding.

One of my earliest childhood recollections: I remember my little playmate having one of these, it was the shit!

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Sanity In-Store Was Awesome

I was asked to DJ an in-store on September 12th at Sanity in Chagrin Falls. Sanity had its 1 year anniversary and I was there to help fill in some of the vibe by spinning Chill, House, and Trance.

Sanity is an upscale men's and women's clothing boutique. Retailers take note: these guys really know how to do it proper. Not only is their store chic and LA trendy, but the owners were gracious hosts who stuck to the plan and never asked me to alter the course. I'm telling you now it was an absolute pleasure to DJ for this event. 

I received this really nice email yesterday:

We had such a great time with you at Sanity and can't wait for our next event! It'll probably be closer to the holidays but we will for sure keep you posted.


Check out the pics below!

Thanks to Kevin, Isabel and crew for hosting this great event, and thanks to everyone who came out!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Special!

5 hours for $200. No one can beat this rate - call now to tell me what you need and when!

(440) 525-1030

Halloween parties are booking now, don't wait...


Mobile DJing To The Next Level

Let me preface this by stating THIS IS NOT MY CAR.

In any event, some guy decided to integrate a DJ system into his hatchback. Gives new literal meaning to the term "mobile DJ." Bass in the balls. That's a good thing. You should always face the crowd though. I am inclined to label this a FAIL.

Now THIS...

THIS is a WIN IMO...

Scion partnered with Pioneer and developed this custom xB. Can you imagine having a party and this thing shows up? Your party fun multiplies by 12,000. Not many DJs could hope to compete with that!

Here are some other DJ-style vehicles. Cool or just plain ol' stupid? You be the judge...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Speakers Are Here

Finally, after a bit of comparison shopping, I now have a definite upgrade in sound. These are Tapco Thumps. These speakers are actually engineered and manufactured by Mackie, a leader in professional audio systems.

Tapco is a subsidiary of Mackie and their speakers are assembled in China per Mackie's specs, which means a lower cost of goods. Translation: I can actually afford them. I ordered the speakers from American Musical Supply. Shipping was free and I also received a set of free stands, which was nice. I have been wanting to upgrade my sound for awhile and this was a deal I could not pass up.

The Thumps are pretty big. They're powered and handle close to 600 watts... quite a step up from the paltry 100 watts I was running for small parties. At around 35 lbs, they are lightweight too; I can heave them up onto their stands with no problem.

Best of all, these speakers put out some really nice sound. I've already done some preliminary tests and I can tell you right now, these things sound sweet no matter what type of music I throw at them. And god almighty, are they loud! My neighbor across the street heard them on Saturday as I was testing them in my garage with the door down. He said to me, and I quote, "My kitchen table was vibrating and my little girl was dancing to the beat in her high-chair!"

I'm very eager to get these out on the road.

Need a DJ? Give me a call so I can put these monsters to work! (440) 525-1030

As always, my rates are extremely reasonable and I promise you a great show!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bathed In Blue Light

Just messing with the settings on my camera.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

In-Store This Saturday Night

This Saturday, September 12th from 5pm to 9pm, I'll be doing an in-store for Sanity, an upscale clothing boutique in Chagrin Falls. I'll be spinning House, Chill, Progressive and Trance.

Should be fun, hope to see you there!

Sanity website

Sanity Anniversary Event

This Is What Happens When You Take A Regular, Crappy Pop Song And Remix It

Here's a great example of what happens when someone takes a regular, safe-for-the-masses-so-they-will-listen-to-it-on-the-radio song and remixes it for the club scene. The song is called "I Don't Know Why" by Moony. The first clip is the original "top 40" radio version. Have a listen (for as long as you can take it):

Now play this second clip, the remix version by Jerome Isma-Ae:

Did you feel the power? Did you sense the epic scale? That's called magic. That's why I love club music. That's why I love what these electronic artists are doing with all of these standardized, shallow, flaccid radio songs. How can you not love a transformation of that magnitude? The original artist has good vocals and a nice delivery but as a whole, the radio version of the song — at least in my opinion — is tame and lethargic... the remix makes you want to actually move and feel alive! Seriously, do you not agree?

Here's another good example, Lady GaGa's "Poker Face." Check out the original:

Now listen to this remix by Jody Den Broeder:

Did that remix make you feel alive? I can't imagine how it could not.

There are hundreds of other great examples of lame songs being transformed into massively epic tracks. I could do this all day. I rest my case.