NYC Electro
2Jul/130

July 4th party at LIT Lounge, with special guest DJ Ease, 10-4am

After the fireworks, come party with DJ Color TV, DJ Lazor, and special guest International DJ Ease at LIT Lounge from 10pm to 4am.

If you don't know DJ Ease, its time to know! He is the 2013 WMC Master of the Mix Spinnoff Champ, the 2013 WMC Master of the Mix Scratch Battle Champ (different but affiliated with the TV show), the 2013 Atlanta DMC regional champ, and is on his way to the US DMC National qualifying battle in August. His club play is as good as his scratches and cuts, you have got to check this guy out!

The party is July 4th at LIT Lounge. If you dont know about LIT, then you are missing out. Its one of NYC's jems. Host to some of the best punk and indi rock bands in their basement venue, and host to some of NYC's best DJs/Producers in the upstairs/main floor. Thursday, after the fireworks, its gunna be bananas there! It'll be bananas wearing bandanas! Cray! More info and links after the jump...

July 4th at LIT

July 4th at LIT

24Jun/130

The Rewind – Open Turntables Night – TONIGHT at the Plank

Tonight is another great night to check out great rotating DJs. Tonight is DJ Color TV, DJ Combo, DJ Ease, DJ Suga Ray, and DJ Max Carnage on the open turntable night. If  you dont know these names, you should. These guys range from battle champs to teaching at The Scratch DJ Academy. Checkout facebook.com/TheRewind for all the info.

 

Tonight, its from 8pm to 2am at The Plank: 216 Bedford Ave, on the corner of Bedford and North 5th, in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

TheRewind - Open Turntables

Open Turntables!

10Jun/130

Will Producers Make DJs Obsolete? (repost + more insight)

From time to time, we here at NYCelectro.com repost articles that are worth reposting, and this is one of those articles. DJ Tech Tools, a site that continuously posts amazing articles, recently posted this article about if being a producer is a better path to follow than being a DJ. It is an amazing read and very insightful. As a DJ myself, that is learning/turning producer, this article really hits home. Here one of my favorite quotes of the article: ..."being a great music producer/DJ is about moving the ball forward a few inches every day", good stuff. After the jump, there is more insight about the article/current state of DJ affairs, and the link to the original article.

 Will Producers Make DJs Obsolete?

Will Producers Make DJs Obsolete?

I know that DJs are feeling the pressure from these Producers that "DJ". They are getting the gigs, and money, that the experienced DJs should be getting/were getting. So why is this? The phenomenon is a bit new but is no surprise. Back in the day; pre Final Scratch (you remember that?, I had it)/Serato/Tractor/iTunes/whatever; you needed records, music knowledge, a good local store to buy from, and money to buy the records (usually doubles of each song) in order to DJ a gig. The level of entry was high and not too many people could really get into it. There were simply too many obstacles for regular people, thus making the art of DJing valuable. But now, things are very different. You can easily get libraries of great songs, a cheap controller, or just iTunes, and claim to be a DJ. As most young DJs do, they are over confident with their "skills", Pauly D haha, and go out and get that gig, even get big gigs cause they know people, all while under cutting the guy with actual DJ skills. This is why its nearly impossible to make a steady living DJing these days, literally everyone is a "DJ". This is why the Producers are becoming so sought after as "DJs". They are making the music and then playing it live. For example, would you rather see Daft Punk live, or hear some guy play their songs off his laptop? An example, we just saw CRNKN live. CRNKN was on turntables and Jayceeoha, an amazing DJ, opened for him. Jayceeoh is a way better DJ, but CRNKN has his own music. And if you didnt know, Jayceeoh just won the 2013 Master Of The Mix challenge and he was not the headliner.

Combo, Jayceeoh, and Color TV

Combo, Jayceeoh, and Color TV

So, if you are an amazing DJ only, constantly being undercut by amateurs, what do you do? What can you do? The answer is simple, make our own music, edits, remixes, and cuts. This is what the DJ Tech Tools' article is all about. Producing will make you a better DJ. And it will get you more gigs with better promotions, and hopefully, better pay. And eventually this, from the article, might ring true :"Your inner producer will ultimately render your inner DJ obsolete." From personal experience, you become a better performer when you produce your own music/remixes.

This is the original article: http://www.djtechtools.com/2013/04/23/will-producers-make-djs-obsolete/

Header Photo Credit: Greg Sagayadoro via DJ Tech Tools

 

Mohamed Kamal is an ex SiriusXM DJ/Producer turned entrepreneur from Washington, DC. He is the Founder and CEO of Gigturn, a platform that connects DJs with fans and gigs.

3Jun/130

Tonight! NBA Finals and Master of the Mix Finale, and Open Turntables @BrooklynStable

Cheap drinks, the final NBA Finals game, the Season Finale of Master of the Mix, Open Turntables, and top it off with Cheep Drinks and you got one hell of a Monday night. Tonight we will be blessed with a special DJ sets from Dj K-Styles, Supa DJ Peter Parker, DJ Ease, yours truely DJ Color TV and more at Brooklyn Stable here in Brooklyn. One the TV, we got the Master of the Mix season finale with DJ Chris Karns vs DJ Jayceeoh, vs DJ Incrediboi. Not to mention the Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers in a 3 to 3 tie for the finals. Its an action packed night.

Here is the facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/531499503575657

Open Tables at Brooklyn Stable

Open Tables at Brooklyn Stable

2May/130

WTFDP is back at LEGION Bar in Brooklyn, with Dj Color TV and Shu

The title says it all. Come get your dance on with DJ Color TV and Shu. What type of music is it, you ask? The type that will make you want to jump up and down and take your clothes off. How about that? Here is the facebook invite. Come out and shake it.

WTFDP at Legion

WTFDP at Legion

22Apr/130

Master of the Mix viewing and Open Turntables, tonight @ Brooklyn Stable (every Monday night)

Every Monday at Brooklyn Stable, DJs will be throwing down on an open turntable session, then at Midnight we will have a viewing of "Smirnoff's Master Of The Mix", the latest episode. (Note: the open tables is not a competition, just for fun.) After the show, stick around for more music, drinks, and listen to a bunch of DJ complain about the TV show! :)
From 10pm - 12am - Open Tables
From 12am to 1am - Master Of The Mix viewing
From 1am till close - We shall see...
Also there are great drink specials, $1 draft, $2 cans, $3 wells, all day and all night long!!! Click through for more info on the party and how to sign up for the turntables.

Brooklyn Stable, Master Of the Mix Viewing

Brooklyn Stable, Master Of the Mix Viewing

8Apr/130

WTFDanceParty is back this Thursday@ Legion in Williamsburg BK

This Thursday, the WTFDanceParty is back, with DJ Color TV and friends! It will be Booty Shaking and Beer Drinking all night at Legion! Come out and shake that booty to the floor. Its Thursday, April 11th, at Legion in Williamsburg, L train to Graham St. Its right across the street from White Castle. From the info we have gathered, Count Bass D will be there in the back room, so it will definitely be a great party. 10pm till close @ Legion Bar.

Check out the Event page on Facebook and YelpMore info after the jump.

WTFDP at Legion with DJ Color TV

WTFDP at Legion with DJ Color TV

6Mar/130

DJ Shu, The 2013 Beats By Dre DJ Battle Champ at Rock and Soul

Today, the legendary NYC DJ store, Rock and Soul, teamed up with Beats by Dre and had a DJ battle. The rules were Vinyl only and each DJ had 2 minutes to rock the house. It was mainly guys scratching and juggling  There were a few body tricks and lots of "fresh"s and "ahhh"s. But the overall winner of the competition was NYCelectro.com's own DJ Shu! He won the new Beats By Dre - Mixr, created by David Guetta. To top it off, once the battle was finished, Tony Touch came out and did a special performance. Click through for more pics! Also, check back as we may be adding video to the post, provided by the patrons and Rock and Soul.

Tony Touch and DJ Shu

Tony Touch and DJ Shu

15Jan/130

WTFDP is back at LIT Lounge, with DJ Lazor and Color TV

The posting title says it all. Come get your Wednesday night dance party-on! Electro, Dubstep, Trap, Till, Hip-hop... you will be like WTF!

Its at LIT Lounge Basement, and this time its FREE: 93 2nd ave, between 5th and 6th streets. 11pm to close!

Electro-Party-at-LIT

20Dec/120

WTFDP, Night after Xmas! LIT Lounge, Basement, with DJ Sancon from Kyoto Japan!

Twas the Night After Xmas, when all through the house, many creatures were stirring, including Deadmau5. Hip-hop and Trap we basing with in the basement, while Electro and Rock were just being patient. We'll all get our turn, said one genre to another; cause Shu-T, Sancon, and Color TV are our musical brothers.

Thats right boys and girls! WTFDP is back and its at LIT Lounge Basement! Its the night after Xmas, December 26th. This party is going to be no joke! Come on out and get your faces melted. Also, we are flying in DJ Sancon from Kyoto Japan to come rock the house. Check out the flyer, and click through for more pics, and see our ad in the Japanese NYC newspaper. The Official Party Info, here in Facebook. Join the party!
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WTFDP dance party at LIT Basement

WTFDP dance party at LIT Basement