This Friday, October 4th, I’ll be making a rare appearance on the Westside of Los Angeles at Brennan’s Pub in Marina Del Rey! This is a fun sports bar/pub that does turtle racing every Thursday night, and most of their entertainment is provided by live bands, so it’s an honor to be invited to DJ here! I’m gonna play a very eclectic set including rock, top40, hiphop, and whatever else I’m feeling in the moment, so for all my friends who live on the westside, I hope to see you there!
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Last night I competed in heat 6 of the Dave & Busters/Redbull Southern California DJ Mix-Off at the Dave & Busters in Irvine. I was fortunate enough to take first place, which puts me in the finals against 8 other DJs for a chance to win $5,000 cash, a Dave & Busters Touring DJ Residency, the chance to be a Red Bull Event DJ, and tons of other prizes. More importantly, I get to do my thing in front of a bunch of Red Bull reps, which might get me noticed enough to get invited to compete in the Red Bull 3Style competition, which is currently the premier party rocker DJ competition. It also gives me the chance to DJ Red Bull events which would be an amazing opportunity.
I continue to be thankful for all the support from my friends and family throughout my DJ career, and I hope some of you can make it to the Irvine Dave & Busters on October 10th for the finals!
Today I make my live TV debut! I’ll be rocking beats on the set of AXS Live, airing on AXS TV today at 4pm Pacific time. AXS TV is available from most TV providers, including channel 1106 on Uverse, 340 on DirecTV, 167 on DISH, and 569 on Verizon Fios.
Make sure and set your DVRs to catch this exciting opportunity!
“Now you can watch all the music industry’s hottest news and controversies live on television on AXS Live. AXS Live brings you LIVE performances from the hottest acts, plus music news you need to know.”
The deal is finally done! The contracts are signed, the deposites paid, and flights booked. Myself and Ricky Rocks are headed to Taiwan! We’re super excited to get out to Asia and share our love of music with a whole new audience. Taiwan hasn’t brought out a DJ/Drummer duo before, and we hope to bring them a show they won’t soon forget!
On July 12th we’ll be at Spin Dance Club in Taichung. This all-new, dance club injects new life into Taichung’s nightlife scene with its two-level, classy interior–easily able to accomodate massive crowds–equipped with two bars, a high-end Turbosound sound system, and state-of-the-art video projection mapping technology. Local and foreign guest DJs play a mix of mostly electro, hip-hop and Top 40 dance music.
July 13th we head to Taipei to rock Club Myst.
Created in a partnership between Rama Thai and the Brown Sugar Entertainment Group, Club Myst has been very carefully planned in order to provide a clubbing experience like nothing else in Taipei.
The club itself sits on top of the ATT4FUN building in the XinYi shopping district next to 101. Myst is certainly one of the largest clubs in the area, boasting a huge stage and dance area, along with a lounge area and private rooms. However, though the size and location of the club is very impressive, Myst’s real distinction comes from the wrap-around patio section that comes complete with private booths, a separate bar and a full view of Taipei 101 and the surrounding area.
Tonight I participated in a DJ Battle at Guitar Center. Guitar Center used to hold a bunch of DJ Battles, but it’s been a few years since they’ve held one. I was lucky enough to get to participate tonight, and even luckier to take 2nd place out of about 20 DJs. The prizes for 2nd place included a Blue Encore 100 Studio Microphone, (which is great because a microphone for my new studio is something I’ve been meaning to buy) a pair of V-Moda Crossfade LP Headphones, and a Traktor Kontrol Z2 Mixer…totaling about $950 in value.
Big shouts to Sako (DJ Toxic) at Guitar Center for putting on the battle, and the judges DJ Dynamix - who recently took 5th place on VH1′s Master Of The Mix, and said of my set “If Kid Capri were here, he’d be standing up right now.” Vick One – DJ on Power106 and Nick Ferrer – Dope DJ and tour manager for Eric D-Lux. Also to Nick Hogan for hosting!
Click below to stream or download the audio from my set!
Today is gonna be awesome! Once the weather starts to warm up (yes I know we’re in Southern California but people think anything below 70 is freezing here) Baja Sharkeez Hermosa Beach throws a weekly party called Crush Sundays, which starts at 4 and rages into the wee hours of the morning. I’m fortunate enough to be doing the closing set tonight, and DJing alongside some great DJs who also happen to all be good friends of mine! The cast of characters includes DJ Scotty Boy, DJ Ricky Jay, DJ Bling, and DJ Fam! The boys from up north are bringing a party bus from Santa Barbara. This is not an event to be missed!
Coming up February 16th and 17th is UCLA’s annual Dance Marathon!
The Pediatric AIDS Coalition at UCLA (PAC) presents Dance Marathon 2013: Illuminate! Join us as we acknowledge the battle of children suffering from AIDS by fighting our own personal battle: staying on your feet for 26 hours to literally take a stand for Pediatric HIV/AIDS.
With thousands of participants, live music, and appearances by celebrities and activists alike, Dance Marathon has raised $3 million in its eleven year history ($451,144.03 last year alone!), benefiting HIV-affected children around the world. Proceeds benefit three organizations: the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Project Kindle, and the UCLA AIDS Institute. Since its inception in 2002, DM aims to empower the UCLA campus community in the fight against pediatric AIDS by raising awareness about the importance of HIV education and testing, and helping young people make a difference in halting the spread of this critical, preventable disease.
For the past few years I’ve DJ’d the closing set, from 9am to Noon. Just as I start my set, the curtains in Ackerman Grand Ballroom are opened, and the first daylight shines in on the dancers, who at that point will have been dancing for 22 hours! At Noon, there is a “Power Hour” where a series of singalong type songs are played to bring the dancers home, and right at 1pm they all get to sit down for the first time in 26 hours. A few speeches later, the total money raised is shown for the first time. It’s always an emotional and gratifying moment, and I’m proud to participate each year, along with my good friends DJ Splyce and DJ DG. It truly is a blessing to be able to make a living doing something I love to do, and giving back at events like this is the least I can do!
Here’s the final total! $67,851.10 raised for pediatric cancer research!
This Sunday, January 24th, I’ll be DJing a very special event!
LIGHTS. CAMERA. CURE. The Hollywood Dance-A-THON is a 6-hour dance party/charity event at the historic Avalon Theater in the heart of Hollywood. The event features live entertainment (bands, musicians, DJ, etc.) performing for supporters who have signed up to dance and raise money for the cause. Of course, the Hollywood locale is completed with a Red Carpet, celebrities & VIP’s, a silent auction and more. Proceeds benefit the Four Diamonds Fund and their fight against pediatric cancer.
Just got done with a great weekend out in Ann Arbor, MI. On Friday night I DJ’d at Rush Street with my man DJ Cubicle. Rush is a restaurant/lounge that turns into a club at night. Packed house, high energy crowd, and a live bongo player to take things to the next level.
On Saturday, I played Necto with DJ Hardy. Necto is a bigroom large capacity venue. Lots of house music mixed in with current top40 and hiphop. Big EAW sound system, a stage with poles for the ladies to dance on, and a huge high energy crowd.
All in all, a great weekend! I get out to this neck of the woods about once a year, and it’s always a blast. Big thank you to everyone involved in bringing me out here. Along with Dallas, Ann Arbor is one of my favorite places to gig out of town!