Yes! Toronto has become like a second home! After shutting it down a few weeks ago with Wiz and a crazy after party at C-Lounge, I’m bringing it back to Cheval for a night of dancing and drinking! Love Canada! I feel like the cats up there really get into the music so Dj’n is always a pleasure. Thanks to Wristpect and the 194 Group!
Wow! What an event! Last night was the Steeler Fashion Show! It’s the annual event that has helped raise over 5 million dollars since ’94! This event is coordinated by the Kia Tomlin wife of Coach Tomlin and Greta Rooney wife of the owner of the Steelers Dan Rooney. The event started with a epic red carpet walk. It continues with drinks, dinner, and desert. Then the fans enjoy fully produced fashion show which staring the players themselves! This production does not go without the help of the Reebok Dance Squad, University of Pittsburgh Dance Team, Cheerleaders, local models, and of course yours truly providing the soundtrack for the catwalk! I got loads of pictures on the way, but I wanted to give you a couple shots of the epic annual event!
Hines Ward bring out the Mirror Ball Trophy from Dancing with the Stars. Ike Taylor’s son with a dance solo on the catwalk. Doug Legursky and Trais Essex coming out together with Ebony and Ivory Playing. Kia Tomlin’s niece Bryn’s vocal performances. Bob Pompeani! And of course the hot models and Pitt Dance Team/Cheerleaders!
Thank you a million times to Greta, Kia, Alana, Mark, Becky, Pete Butta, Katelyn, Griff, for a magical night!
Pics courtesy of katelynrosephotography.com
I found out yesterday out of all NFL team charity events, the Pittsburgh Steeler’s Fashion Show generates the most money! Wow. And to be apart of this event 3 out of the last 4 years is an honor! Last night we rehearsed for the big event tonight! The even which is held at Heinz Field is a fun night filled with, music, fashion, and food. And of course attendees of the event get to see their favorite Pittsburgh Steelers “swaggin” down the runway in the name of charity. Between this and a “Taste Of The Steelers” Event on Oct. 29, the Steelers organization is projected to raise over 700,000 for UPMC. They will have raised over 5 Million since fundraising efforts in 1994. And what do I get to do? Dj’n and a little hosting! I get to freestyle 2 runway scenes with models and players. Here some pics of last nights rehearsal! I should have a full recap of the fun tonight this weekend! Thanks to Alana, Greta Rooney, Mark, Becky, and The Steelers Organization. Looking forward to the big event tonight!
Thanks to Katelyn Rose Petraitis for the flics.
Here some pics of the event my sister took in 2008 http://www.flickr.com/photos/judyglova/sets/72157608432947097/
Wow what a night at District 3 it was not a disappointment. A great night of Dj showcasing and just good friends in general getting together! If you think about it most deejays don’t even get to hang like that cause we all work on the weekends. LOL.. As far as my set was, it didn’t go as well as I liked so maybe I’ll put the video of it or maybe I’ll post one of me doing it right… lol… Big shout out to all the deejay’s. I am so proud to be apart of a city that has such a passion for music… Don’t sleep on PGH. I put my money on any DJ any Genre in PGH against the world! Enjoy the pics! If i get enough comments on this I’ll post the performance!
Highlights! Dj Nugget set was amazing! Horns theme! Pete Butta rocked an old school house sample set! Dj Sneek brought out the retired B-boys Nugget, Mcfly, and Midas. Sean Nice from WV came with the Veteran Status! T1 get’s the surprise set of the night! Petey C had killer cuts. Mad Mike played Wilson Phillips. Digital Dave dj’d the accidental after party at my house. Props to Suberb Scott on the camera (it wasn’t in focus man) haha. J-Spin, B-Wood, Kid AV, LA, Bamboo, Climax, Jan, Bill Berra, Steve Spin, and anyone I missed, thank you for making it a special night!
Petey C (2011 pgh 3style winner) – Dj McFly (Producer, 3style)
Super Scott (Crack4 Dj’s Producer 3 Style, Villa)
Dj Nugget (Sbar, Dj Scratch Dj Academy, 3Style)
Digital Dave (Crack4Djs, Yourremix.com)
Pete Butta (3style, Shop 412, Sbar)
This is the third time this event has been done! I know it seems kinda of crazy 33 Dj’s on one bill. It comes down to like 8 minutes each dj starting at 9, but that’s not the point obviously! It’s to celebrate the life of Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein. If you are not familiar with him he’s basically the modern day father of DJing. He took a craft that has been around for a few decades and was able to reinvigorate it with his creative mixing style. I never was able to experience it first hand. True story is that day he died me and a buddy DJ Nugget were supposed to see him at the Palms. Seriously, the day I was gonna see him live for the first time he was found dead in his apartment. That weekend I ended spending time with his close friends in LA by chance. And to see the impact that he had as a friend and a DJ was just incredible. For that coincidence and also both of us being from Philadelphia I drew a personal connection with him. I may have not been able to see him in person but to know that we both share the same craft and to know that it is possible for me to influence peoples lives as he did through music is an incredible. He’s overcame some many personal hardships to get to where he was. He’s a kid from Philadelphia with a knack for music. As I am.
The event is an incredible thing. It reminds me of how lucky we are in PGH to have such a great close DJ community. This is an event for the old and the new dj’s. It’s an opportunity for us as DJ’s to come together and celebrate the life of DJ AM.
If you are in the burgh tonight I suggest to stop down and see what kind of picture each DJ can paint, how each DJ pays homage musically as they interpret their connection with AM.
Below is my video from the first tribute. This was around the time where too where I started to invigorate myself and being back the excitement of DJin. Thanks to Digital Dave for making this event possible! Thank to all the PGH dj’s for their support and keeping this craft alive and a big shout to DJ AM for touching so many peoples lives and being an inspiration to all!
More about AM:
Fellow blogger/promoter/ambassador of Toronto Lola borrowed my camera and took a bunch of flicks at the our 1st night at the Sound Academy in Toronto on 9/26. Below are some pics from the show and a link to her full post! Too bad there are no pics of me… Thanks Lola 😀 …
On Monday & Tuesday, Wiz Khalifa made the Toronto stop of his Rolling Papers tour. With two sold out shows Back to Back, Wiz left his fans screaming louder with each song. Though Big Sean wasn’t a part of these shows, attending Taylors were more than satisfied with Wiz’s 1 hour set with DJ Bonics on the 1 and 2’s. Khalifa’s performance didn’t lack energy, nor diversity.
Another trip to Toronto means another scratch session with the Legend Scratch Bastid and a special guest feature by 2 time 3style Champion Dj Mensa! Wow! So humbled to be able to scratch with the homies. Scratch for Play!
Here’s the original Video that me and Bastid did last time I was in Toronto!
A few weeks ago,,on September 12, a good pal of mine Elliott Yamin came through Pittsburgh and rocked at the Pittsburgh Hard Rock Cafe in Station Square. Yamin was a top 3 finalist on American Idol Season 5 and recorded the hit R&B single “Wait For You.” I met Elliott shortly after Season 5 at the radio station when I was doing nights. Since then we’ve kept in touch and he has been an amazing friend ever since. I especially am so drawn to his voice! So soulful from a non suspecting guy. He’s got that Donny Hatthaway sort of thing.
Here’s a funny story of that day. Elliott called me to let me know that he was in town. I told him that Colby Caillet was in town performing as well. Elliott hit up Colby. Colby asked Elliott to perform “Realize” with him. And a few hours later I caught myself filming this epic and first time event at the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead!
Also at the end of performing “Wait For You” Elliott shouts me out. Definitely worth checking out below!
Peep the pics and the vids! Thanks to Elliott, Colby, Samantha Brenner, and my dood Roy Martin Smith from the Hard Rock Cafe!
For more on Elliot check out www.officialelliottyamin.com
Follow him on twitter @elliottyamin
PICS! PICS! PICS! PICS PICS! PICS EVERYBODY! http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n133/djbonics/Elliot%20Yamin%20at%20HardRock%20Cafe%20091211/?albumview=slideshow
Elliot 1st time in studio with your Boy at 96.1 Kiss Studios!
Years later discovering Rivers Casino for the first time!