Posts Tagged house music minneapolis
Thanks to all that could make it to my gig at the Silent Disco arena at the River’s Edge Music Festival. It was an awesome time. Below you will find my recording that is downloadable.
There was some technical difficulties for the people who were at the event listening, but not on the recording so you will hear the whole thing without the glitches.
Thanks to Sound In Motion for having me out to play. It was a great time!!
What up? Only several days away and I am already giddy about getting down and seeing some of the best DJs and Producers on the ones and twos. Coming up March 16th-25th is the 2012 edition of the Winter Music Conference in Miami, FL USA.
And whats going down? A shit ton, but what I am most excited about is that this is my first year visiting AND playing! So if you are down there and want to come say hi, this is what you do:
Go to this on Tuesday, the 20th at the Clevelander Hotel. I’ll be playing along side the greats such as DJ Mes, Kinky Movement, Corduroy Mavericks and many more!
I have to say, last weekend was probably one of the greatest weekends for House Music lovin IMO. Of course I am biased because I DJed two of the bigger events in the cities. I guess what I mean though is that being a part of these two events (even if I opened both of them) help build stronger my bond with House Music.
House music for the WIN this weekend for sure.
Friday Night “House Proud V.3″ at Honey:
Below is most of my opening set at Honey Lounge in Minneapolis, MN. Live recording with instrumentals by Chuck Love (honored!). There were 2 people on the dance floor at 10pm. buy 11:30 I would say close to 200 people were in this small club and groovin’ to the music. Both Brownie and Bryan Gerrard (Celebrity Records) played and god only knows how packed it got (I had to bolt a little early to survive).
Saturday Night HotDish “Throwback III – GLow Party” at First Avenue:
Saturday night was the long running HotDish party at First Avenue Nightclub in Minneapolis, MN. Holy crap was that a party too! I was a little nervous, cause this is the show that me and Nate Laurence are responsible, and after Friday night, I was a little worried that people wouldn’t come out because they were recouping from the House Proud show.
Boy was I wrong. This was an insanely fun party as you can tell from the picture below. It was indeed one of the best nights ever for HotDish. All the great costumes and outfits. One girl was glowing so bright from the black lights, she was burning my retinas (Ehem, Holly).
Natas, the second DJ that played that night threw down some classic tracks that I totally forgot about that still control the dance floor. Our closer and one of the best known DJs in Minneapolis and surrounding, E Tones, was an absolute GEM on the decks. When he comes through, just expect your body to be controlled for his entire set. Both were such a pleasure to have in and HotDish cant thank them enough.
One huge element that was missing though was Nate Laurence. Unfortunately he couldnt make it to this show. I felt really bad about him missing this. Plus he was so instrumental in making this happen too.
Maybe later I will update this post with my mix from that show (it was recorded live also). But for now, if you stare at the pic long enough, you will get an idea of how dope that was. To all that came out and partied, huge thank you. The vibe in there was incredible.
This is my newest promotional deep house mix. Please enjoy and share with your friends. Its a mix that is close to my heart and soul.
If you have not, please like my fan page on Facebook. Its fairly new but my plan with it is to keep people aware of the gigs and mixes I have coming up.
Hey Facebook, I hope you are reading this.
Today my account has been disabled because they think that I am a “Fake Profile”. Really Facebook? Ive been using that account for 4-5 years and you NOW think that I am fake? Well, I hope we can get this situated because I am very real and I dont understand why you turned on me.
If its because I am a performer and that I am inviting my friends to events, then good god, about 75% of the people I am friends with on FB should also be disabled.
You suck and you know it.
Ok, now that I have vented. If you are reading this, I hope to be back on FB fairly soon. So hang tight.
BTW, go check out my Funk Yeah! FM site. I have a local guest that I am really excited about. Its going to be live and he is way better than facebook.
Hey Everyone! Happy holidays to all of you.
Its busy busy time and I thought I would take a moment to post the upcoming events and parties I will be DJing at. Clicking on the Flyer will enlarge it. If you need more info, send me an email. Cheers!
Dec 17th – Fargo, ND
Fall is here, and today its snowing. YUCK. So winter is coming up and I am actually looking forward to it. Crazy right? Well, once the snow flies, and I get things together, I will be enjoying it thoroughly.
Last winter, I wasnt as excited, and made a winter mix to express my feelings towards it. Check er out here:
Maybe this winter I will make a new mix, to express my fondness of fresh wax on snow.
Here are some of the events coming up where you can catch me at.
Tonight, with the help of some friends who unknowingly encouraged me to dig into the pre “house music is dying” era, I decided to dig deep and get on the decks. Bad day at work + horrible traffic + stormy weather = J Matthews – Fuck Off (its 2004) mix.
I wasn’t around for the House Music Minneapolis music scene from 2003 – 2005. I was in Boston and most of these tracks were hot in the Boston underground house music scene.
All tracks are pre 2005, so a span of late 90′s to end of 2004. Enjoy!
Sorry, no track listings this time.
(click the play button to get the download link)
If you didnt make it to the 1 year anniversary show and want to buy a T Shirt, they are now available to be shipped right to your door (OMG!)
So get on down to the site. They are great and supplies are running out. I guess you could say these are a limited addition. Once they are gone, they are GONE
Click the T Shirt to get to the store
Or Go Here: http://www.hotdishmpls.com/store.htm
If you dont know about HotDish, its all about Minneapolis house music. Dope and funky. Check it out here.
Great Minneapolis house music, hanging out with great friends and two dope DJs was great. On top of just the show, Nate Laurence and I like to hang with our guest.
We properly re-introduced Lee Jarvis (London, UK, Chicago, IL) to Minneapolis. Which actually, he needed no re-introduction at all. Last time he was here, we all partied hard and hung with him. But having him back was great. Especially because this time we were able to do more with him.
Jonn Hawley (Milwaukee, WI) also came to play with us and it also wasn’t his first time in the 612 (was it Jonn?). LOL. This was my first time hanging with him and his wife and we all had an awesome time. Being able to pick Jonn’s brain on house music, production and life was an honor.He will be the next guest for my Funk Yeah! FM show on Chicago House FM Sept 26th. Check it out because I am sure that he is going to kill it like he did in the record room.
If you want to catch some of the action, go to the HotDish Facebook page. Pics will be up soon and also some vids.
All in all, the night itself was amazing. Great people, smiling faces, and of course, great music. To all that came out, THANK YOU! To those that didn’t, shame on you! (again, lol).