Where does the time go?…time flies (insert every other cliche saying about time…… here). Well, here’s what I’ve been up to since the last: djing, djing and more djing. Wait, I also split my finger playing softball. In short, it happened while making a diving catch in the outfield. In the end, I needed 6 stitches. The important part is I caught the ball right? Anyways, this was an eventful week as I was djing Club Mine on Thursday, a Sweet 16 on Saturday afternoon and the Sights and Sounds party at Vapor Night Club with Deejay Element at night.
Club Mine reached out to me and wanted to include me in their 1-2-3 promotional lineup for the summer. As you may already know, Saratoga is a popular destination come this time of year thanks to the race track. This month, I will be kicking the weekends off djing at Club Mine on Thursday nights. Friday nights is Latin night with Dj Frankie Ramos and Saturday night Jamz 96.3’s own Dj Iroc is djing. Before this Thursday, I have never been to Club Mine. To my surprise, Club Mine looks amazing inside. The staff was super welcoming and the crowd was very friendly and receptive to just about anything I played. Many of the patrons paid visits to the dj booth to compliment the music! I’m super excited to dj an open format club where anything goes. If you are out and about on a Thursday night, stop by. Don’t take my word for it…definitely come see for yourself!
Saturday afternoon I dj’d a Sweet 16. However, this was no ordinary sweet 16. This party had the works. It was located on a beautiful backyard with an amazing in-ground pool and hot tub. The outdoor kitchen was something you could only dream of….in an indoor kitchen! The pool house was…you get the idea! The party started off slow as the kids were slow to warm up. Remember guys, this is a sweet 16. Boys stayed in one area while the girls congregated in another. It was only a matter of time before these kids were up dancing together all around the pool…Vegas style!. The party had the works. A great backyard, catering, me djing, oh did I mention a helicopter? Yes, the kids were taking turns riding a helicopter. I didn’t get a chance to take a ride (not that I trust those things lol), but supposedly they were flying to SPAC while the Lil Wayne concert was going on. All in all, it was a night to remember and these kids definitely had a blast!
I closed out the weekend djing with my long time friend Deejay Element at Vapor for the Sights and Sounds party. Deejay Element and I have been friends for over 15 years and it’s always a lot of fun to dj with him. Check out the pic below I took of the monitor behind the sound and lighting booth. Jamz 96.3’s own j-Will hosted the night and kept the crowd involved and engaged the whole night. Element and I went hour for hour and we kept the crowd rocking. If you haven’t been to a Sights and Sounds party you are truly missing out. I’ll be there this Saturday August 10th mixing up the videos. We hope to see you there!
This is where I will be. Come check out my long time friends Jake Allen (104.9 The Cat), Deejay Element and I at Vapor Night Club this Saturday for their 4th of July Absolut party. Sure to be a good night!
March has been an eventful month thus far. Aside from my weekly residencies at Lark Tavern and Buddha Tea Lounge. I have recently teamed up with Jacob & Anthony’s Prep Kitchen in the Crossgates Mall. Jacob & Anthony’s and the Marrello group have really taken me in and treated me like family. I am very grateful for that. I even had the pleasure to record my first ever radio ad thanks to them! The Ad is currently airing on Fly 92.3 and 104.9 The Cat. Let me know what you think of the ad! So here’s the shameless plug…Every Friday night I will be Djing in the lounge at J & A Prep from 9-12 midnight. But really, the weekends can be monotonous at times so why not change things up? This is your personal invititation to come hang with me!
Earlier in the month I also had the pleasure to warm the crowd up at Upstate Concert Hall formerly known as Northern Lights. This time around it was Harlem born rap sensation ASAP Rocky. Not quite a household name to some right now however, there is no Hip Hop artist currently hotter on the scene. ASAP Rocky was recently on the cover of Rolling Stone….yes Rolling Stone! Do a google search if you are not familiar. I cannot promise that you will love his music but I can promise that he is on top right now! The show was completely sold out and extremely fun to dj as the crowd was super energetic. The demographics of the crowd leaned heavily in favor of the teenagers so I kept the music relatively youthful and current. Check the pics below for a pic I took of ASAP Rocky’s set list.
Speaking of pics. I have been taking a lot of them. I am going to start taking more and more pics of my dj setups. It seems as though the general public enjoys seeing what my office/workspace looks like. I would love to have seen some pics of my different setups over the years. Ever wonder what kind of equipment I use? or what it looks like but you don’t want to creep me out by staring? Wallah! Dj Booth Pics. I might be onto something here…
Last weekend I dj’d my monthly gig at Vapor Night Club. I have to say that if you haven’t been to a Sights and Sounds Saturday, you are truly missing out. I was excited to dj more than I usually am because I had some great new videos and remixes I wanted to try out. I am looking forward to April 6th where I will be doing a DJ showcase along with 3 of my long time friends and fellow dj’s: Dread, Element and Nick Papa Giorgio. Hope to see you there!
This year St. Patrick’s Day landed on a Sunday. I closed out the weekend by djing St. Patricks Day at Jacob & Anthony’s in Saratoga. Sunday was a festive but relaxed afternoon. It was a nice easy change of pace from what a St. Patrick’s Day celebration could typically entail. The restaurant had some great Irish fare (Corned beef and cabbage, potato leek soup,etc.), as well as Guinness beer and Jameson Whiskey specials. Ironically, it was perhaps a more proper way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as friends gathered with family, dressed in hues of green and enjoyed each others company over a warm meal and spirits.
St. Patrick’s day setup from the front with the banner
I may have received enough compliments on my goal keepers jersey to wear it more than once a year lol
Hello again and thanks for stopping by the blog! Yes, this week was the anticipated/dreaded week of Valentine’s Day. For some, Valentine’s day is a day to celebrate with a loved one. If you possess more of a cynical outlook on life, maybe you prefer the premonition that Valentine’s day is some overly hyped commercial holiday designed by conglomerates like Hallmark, jewelers, chocolatiers or even your local florist to cash in. Well whatever your outlook, I hope you all had a great day. Hopefully you didn’t over invest in thought, precious hard earned dollars or experienced heartache because of it. I personally had an eventful weekend. Please let me tell you about it… Friday, started bright and early for me as I headed over with Stacey Warrings (Jacob & Anthony’s) to Albany Broadcasting Company to appear on 104.9 The Cat. We were there to promote my Singles Revenge Party with Jake & Dana. Let me tell you, these two were super welcoming to us and it was a pleasure to see a duo on air have as great of a chemistry as these two did. We caught up with each other, discussed the party that night at Jacob & Anthony’s Prep Kitchen and even gave away some restaurant gift certificates to some lucky callers. Thanks Stacey! In case you’re not familiar, Jake and I go back about a decade. I remember him being the guest MC at a handful of venues over the past 11 years or so. As we parted ways, I thanked him for having Stacey and I on air and gave Jake a USB thumbdrive with a country mega mix I made personally for him. He was surprised yet extremely excited to listen to what I had made for him. Anyways, the party that night ended up going really well. It’s always nice to dj for new and different audiences. By the end of the night I had won them over as everyone was asking when I would be back next! Here’s a hint: Really soon! Saturday night I dj’d my monthly residency at Vapor Night Club. I have to say Saturday nights crowd was probably up there with some of the best crowds I’ve ever had the pleasure to dj for. The vibe and energy in the room was great from the start. Normally, I warm the crowd up a little bit before I kick the tempos up however, I could tell that everyone was ready to go last night. People are really taking into the whole video djing thing as it offers a little something for everyone. I brought a handful of my friends out and they all had a blast. If you haven’t been out on a Saturday night at Vapor, you are truly missing out. The Sights and Sounds party has some of the best staff in the area, top notch sound and lighting, and great drink specials. Add all of that up plus the areas best dj talent and you get an amazing product! I’ll be there March 16th mixing up some more videos. See you there! Two of my friends were avid listeners of J-Will in the morning and just had to take a pic. What a stud! Sorry for the blurry pics. Can I blame it on the iPhone? Another shot of the crowd vibing!
Djing at Vapor Night Club in Saratoga with America’s Next Top Model Laura James. This was a great night. Thanks to all those who came out and supported.