August 10, 2016 |
Philadelphia's nightclub scene may soon be rocked by a 24-year-old dance-music impresario from Connecticut. And his mother. James and Micheline DeBerardine are transforming an aged office building near 12th and Vine Streets into what they say will be the city's biggest and most technically sophisticated dance venue. The club, to be called NOTO - short for "Not of the Ordinary" - is part of the DeBerardines' plans for Vine Street just north of Chinatown, which also include 99 new apartments.
December 28, 2001 |
Quit smoking, cease excessive partying, be mindful of alcohol intake - all worthy resolutions for the new year, but remember that's the new year; you still have Monday evening to indulge those guilty pleasures, and here is where to do just that: This club - Bash - sounds like the place to be for your countdown to midnight. The roster will include Dozia, Rob Paine, Dennis Perez, Willyum, Chris Purtell, Reggie Carter and Kevin James. At 1616, there will be an orgy of musical styles with Cozmic Cat, Chris Cox, Reno, Christian James, Alexander Adrock, Peyote and Dean Chronic.
April 23, 2004 |
The idea was a simple one: Film well-known turntablists DJ Babu, Cut Chemist and J-Rocc as they shoot the breeze with highly regarded studio-session drummers Paul Humphrey, James Gadson and Earl Palmer. The result was a spectacular short film called Keepintime: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl, which received kudos at film festivals around the world. After two years of screenings and performances, the six reunited in December 2002 for a concert at L.A.?s El Rey Theatre, now being released as Keepintime: A Live Recording.
October 12, 2001 |
To borrow a catchphrase from Tom Joyner, "we're partying with a purpose" this weekend. "Love" is in the air at Transit tonight. A $10 donation, all of which goes to the September 11th Fund, gets you three rooms of music - drum-and-bass, house, broken beats. Some of the DJs holding it down: Jo-S, Clayton the Chemist, Sine, Icon, John Schenk, Hollis P. Monroe, Summerjoy, Imri, Argo, and 99. On Saturday, the donating moves to Shampoo, where proceeds from the $15 admission will benefit the American Red Cross.
December 11, 2012 |
WHAT DID MOM used to say when you were a child? "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. " Well, the fallout from the prank of two Australian radio DJs who pretended to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles has worsened. Nurse Jacintha Saldanha , who patched through the prank call, apparently, and tragically, committed suicide on Friday. Now the two DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian , are off the air, very "fragile" and forbidden from speaking by legal counsel, according to the International Herald Tribune . Meanwhile, Brits such as Kelly Osbourne are tweeting that they "should be put in prison for what they have done!"
June 21, 2002 |
As Aerosmith and Run DMC showed that rock and hip-hop can be combined for a tasty treat, Z-Trip does the same. The Arizona DJ is respected for blending rock-and-roll breaks in his mixes. If you weren't in the audience at Linkin Park's "Projekt Revolution" tour, haven't seen Scratch, or haven't heard "Backyard Banger" on Constant Elevation, then you definitely want to get to Shampoo, where he will be on Saturday. And speaking of perfect combinations ... Koji, Mr. Chips and Jugo will help Cozmic Cat blow out the candles as she celebrates her birthday at SoMa on Sunday.
June 23, 1994 |
So, you're holding a party and the band only covers Barry Manilow and Wayne Newton. Or, the DJ at your reception has a library that highlights "Muskrat Love" and "Feelings. " Next time, take control of your music; rent a jukebox and let your guests select their own playlist. Here are three area places that supply jukeboxes for rent: JukeBox John's Rentals, 586-C Concord Rd., Aston, 610-558-0300. For $169 per event, including delivery and pickup within Delaware County, the Main Line and Wilmington, you can select 80 singles from a catalogue of 1,000 tunes from the '30s to the '90s.
July 20, 2011 |
THE SPIRIT OF Y100 - the once-beloved, now-defunct alternative-rock radio station - just won't die. Now called Y-Not, that spirit resides in Josh T. Landow's apartment. It's been a year since Landow, his stable of 25 DJs and cat mascots Hugo and Starla, started broadcasting Y-Not over the Internet from his West Philly home. "Or, the Bunker, as we call it," Landow said. His goal is to continue the legacy of Y100, playing similar music without the restraints of corporate playlists, allowing the DJs to play deep album cuts or indie bands, as long as they fit with the station's identity.
August 19, 2005 |
It's going to be bananas . . . It's the hottest new . . . It's . . . OK, so you've become skeptical of the hype surrounding most parties lately. But a Saturday night series, "The Essence," at Suite450 may warrant your attention. "We thought we could give back by bringing great-caliber DJs," said Steve "Raze" Julien, president of www.allhiphop.com. And that does not translate into drafting the popular DJs of the moment. "Certain DJs might not fit in . . . [or]
May 4, 2001 |
Besides flowers, April showers have rained in hoopla this May, and it all starts with First Friday. Tonight, the fingers of Baby DST and Dee Wiz spark nostaglia as they mix old school into their sets for DVFF's monthly event (call 215-465-5065 for location). And over at Motion, Dave Ralph gets the month started. On Sunday, a new series begins at the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum called "Doin' It in the Park: The Open Deck Sessions," which offers a sign-up to get on the turntables after guest DJs and resident PS 3 do their thing.