My two records for any given night…

Most people think that I play whatever I want all night when I do a gig which is about as far from the truth as it gets. That being said there are two records I give myself at any nightclub gig. One is the record I play for myself. I usually play it toward the end of the night and it is a record I like and don’t care whether or not the crowd does. The other is my one …

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If I had to pick one album for production…

I’ve always said that Nile Rodgers is my all time favorite producer, but if I had to pick one album for production it would hands down have to be the production Quincy Jones did on the Thriller album for Michael Jackson. All of the tracks on that album were amazing, but in particular my favorite track in “Wanna Be Startin’ Something.” In the vein of nothing is original in music… a bit of little known trivia here is that famous …

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It’s more than just “hard hitting beats”…

To me the entertainment we really treasure the most takes us through a range of emotions. The Movie “Steel Magnolias” is probably one of the most epic examples of this. Regrettably a lot of DJs think a good set is about pounding the crowd all night. They come out of the gate swinging instead of taking the crowd there. If instead you make the crowd feel what it’s like the first time they fell in love and their worst heartbreak …

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“live” vs “Ableton Live”…

“live” vs “Ableton Live”… When I started DJing the whole point of the set was to make it up as you go. There was a back and forth between the DJ and the crowd, they influenced each other. It was more like jazz jam session as opposed to a structured symphony. Too much of what I see now at so called dance events is somebody pushing play on their “Ableton Live” type software that already has a pre-arranged set and …

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