YAY… Down and Derby is a serious that was started in here PGH and now it’s taken its wings and now does monthly appearances in NYC, LA, & Vegas. I was apart of the first one a few years back and I’m glad to see it become so successful. On this particular night i got to rock with HANK D. Hank is a great dj with much music knowledge. Glad I could still get down with such a cool event. Thanks VINCE!!!
Look at those legs…
I got to interview DONWILL from Tanya Morgan an on the rise hip-hop crew who’s members are natives of both Cincinatti and Brooklyn. I found out about this group a few years back by reading an article where ?uestlove dropped their name. I bought their cd “Moonlighting” and looked out for them ever since. Their new album is called Brooklynatti and promises to be another banger. I got to check them out when they opened for WALE at the Shadow Lounge and now their back for an encore show at the lounge. Peep the interview – SHOUTOUT TO ALEX and J.STRONG
Yes indeedy I got to bring it up for the fam. It has been a while since I’ve to play in Philadelphia. I owe Philly so much as far as being brought up in an place where good Dj’s just are. I use to love listening to all the banging DJ’s on the the radio growing up – Touch Tone, Doc B, Excel, Cash Money, Jazzy Jeff. To many to name from Philly. Party was dope! Great to see my friends!
And of course big shout out to DJ ROYALE and JC for hooking it up!!!
My man David Hall from KDKA asked me to Dj at Elixer for one of his Cyctic Fibrosis 50 Finest event. This organization picks 50 single men and woman who are movers and shakers in PGH and surrounding area. I was chosen 2 years ago and was the third highest fundraiser in that year. CFF is a great foundation and I’m glad I could continue to support it.
Yes!!! Kennywood PGH’s classic amusement park!!! On this particular day Me and DJ Mcfly headed out to Kennywood for a 96.1 Kiss Broadcast. Mcfly on the Wheels and I’m on the m.i.c. Yes I said m.i.c. Rollercoasters, bumpercars, Swinshots, and a big banana. It’s fun to be able to do a show outside the studio and interact with listeners. WOW… Especially Kennywood!!! GO if you havent’t go back if you have. Don’t let the summer pass with hittin’ up Kennywood!!!
-Skycoaster is banging… Shout out to Morgan and friends…
-Phantom’s Revenge… PEEP VIDEO WITH ME AND NUGGET BELOW….
-Kennywood Kangaroo doing the cuppid Shuffle.. VIDEO!!!
Wow… I always wanted to do stand up comedy. Not that I thought I was funny or anything but I just have experienced so many weird and quirky things that i would love to share with people. So I had my chance but buddy and comedian Matt Molchen invited me to host the Guilda’s Club Great Comic Search. The Guilda’s Club is an organization that provided soocial and emotional support that benefits anyone living with cancer – men, women, teens, children – and their families and friends. http://www.gildasclubwesternpa.org/ Not only did I host but they allowed me to do a total of 15 minutes of comedy. And I thought I did pretty good they invited me back to do more stand up… OHHHH the possibilities…. Thanks Matt Molchen, Shannon, Amy and the IMPROV staff!!!
Yes… Sin City. Playing in Vegas is a dream no matter how big or small the gig. This is it… Disney World for adults. What can I say? It was a banging weekend. The first gig that i got to rock was at Trader Vic’s in Planet Hollywood. Wasn’t sure what this gig was going to be like but it as one of a kind. How many times in your life do you get to play on the Las Vegas strip the the fountain’s of the Bellagio blasting off behind you tourist from all over the world walking by bobbing their head to the chunes that your rocking… Big shout out to my big bro DJ DDouble. I also got to rock the soon to be world famous Down and Derby. Started in PGH and now has grown legs in NYC, LA, and Vegas. It’s a hot roller skating party where fashion and music reign. I’m talking about a funky dressed rollerskating good time. I got to rock the spot with PGH’s DJ Nugget and Dj Shred from VEGAS… Thank to all who made it possible – (JUDE, MARGE, SARAH, DDOUBLE, DAWAN, WICKED, JOE GOOD, NUGGET, VINCE MASI, AND DJ SHRED)
CHICAGO – May 8th – 10th
I got to rock in Chicago in may and oh boy was it a blasts. I played at Zentra and Dragon Fly I got tore up on top of that. I hooked up with some Dj’s from around the country that weekend (Dj Raize (NYC), Baby Jae (Houston), Wicked(Indiana / Vegas, D Double (Vegas) and also got to kick it with some of the local mainstays in the CHI (Dj Flipside, Jay Funk, & Speed)… Love Chi-town – Shout out to Pablo!!!
Raize, Baby Jae, some huge Filipino guy, and D Double…
I got to see what all the buzz is about at Diesel. Veronicas throw a pretty dope live show. Interactive with the crowd, they can actually sing, and there kinda hot…
From the sound board atop Diesel… Thank’s T.J.
Dude… I always heard that this organization throw some ill parties… So i was excited to be able to rock this one/ PGH Party For a Purpose holds a party every month benefiting a different non-profit. This particular party’s proceeds went to the Homeless Education Fund. The Party was slamming and I didn’t even play anything after the year 2000!!!! Bonkers… I have the whole night recorded I’m going to have to put it up!!!
PEN’S Vs. CANES – Game 1 – Mellon Arena – Monday May 18th
On their way to win the Stanley Cup I got to check out Game 1. Yes it was bananas and who was to know that they would eventually go win the cup… (besides PGH) Thank you to Heather!!!
Wale had blessed PGH for his last show of his east coast tour. The show was bonkers… The energy of the crowd was insane. I think the best part of his show was him taking request to perform from his twitter… I got video from the show which hopefull I’ll post in the near future. Shout out to Weezy Wayne!!!
Every Memorial Day weekend the Legendary FLZ in Tampa, Fl has live Dj’s all weekend live from Shepard’s Beach Resort. I was lucky enough to be invited to mix with them for the weekend. It was nice to get out of the burgh and hit the beach. It was a pretty wild weekend. We spotted Linda Hogan and I got to meet Tina Parol. Thanks to Dj Goofy Whitekid, Tommy Chuck, Rat and Puff, Jaime, and DJ Cue!!!!
Jaime Ferrara, Dj Cue, Stay Puff, Cute Asian Guy
DAMN… Can you believe I came to Pitt in 1998… This is where it all started. I learned how to DJ and planted my seeds here in this city. I couldn’t have done it without my support that I recieved from my PITT people… Especially ASA… So on this particular weekend we decided to get together to bring back the love and also celebrate our dear friend Margarita Sarimiento’s B-day (She threw the party and her parents crib). What can I say, if you weren’t there I can’t explain the love… Thank you to my extended family. I also DJ’d for my mom for the first time EVER… Oh Yeah it was an early 90’s party… We don’t always dress like that!!!
HINES WARD’S ALL WHITE PARTY @ ZEN – June 4th
Ummm… This event was poppin… From what I can remember. All white party with the Superbowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers… Not bad… Thanks to Hines and Ray. Shout out to J-Spin!!
2ND ANNUAL HINES WARD CELEBRITY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT – Duquesne Field – June 6
Yes Softball with Hines Ward and Friends!!! In attendance, Hines Ward, Big Ben Roesthlisberger, Willie Cologne, Jeff Reed, Santonio Holmes, Willie Parker, Deshea Townsend, James Farrior, and other millionaire athletes… plus some local legends like Jim Krenn, Randy Bauman, Sally Wiggin, Sonny Abbatta, David Hall, Mikey and Big Bob, Tall Cathy, and others i can’t remember at the moment. It was a great hot day of nin innings and I basically choose not to play cause I like to DJ… (and i’m no good at softball) Thanks to all who attended… Check out more pics here.
Group Shot… All the Players..
Big Ben and Willie Colon
Quick Shout out to ZEN for having me to play with one of the staples in Las Vegas, DJ Shift (http://www.myspace.com/shift). I got to open up for him this night and it was pretty banging. Shift killed it!!!
NORTEL CONFERENCE – David Lawrence Convention Center – June 7th