• Twice as Nice at Night Shift in August

    After a few months off, I am excited to return to Night Shift Brewery not once, but TWICE in August. First up will be Thursday, August 10 followed by Friday, August 25. Both sets are from 8 to 10 PM. The beer here is as good as it gets, seriously, and the summer vibe is just right for a mix of funk, boogie, and throwback hip hop jams. They have quite the patio setup too, complete with corn hole and a rotating cast of killer food trucks.

    DJ J-Wall at Night Shift Brewing 

    87 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA

    Thursday, August 10 & Friday, August 25 – 8 PM to 10 PM

    No cover!

  • Gigs: Fresh Produce at Good Life in August

    I am looking forward to sharing the decks with the legend DJ Madsol-Desar at Good Life on Saturday, August 26 at Fresh Produce. The celebration of all things good & hip hop has been going down on the last Saturday of the month for 11 years now! Yeah, that’s a serious run, and the party has seen the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Pete Rock, Tony Touch, & Kid Capri. It goes without saying that it’s an honor to be able to spin some tunes on this night.

    Fresh Produce at Good Life (28 Kingston Street, Boston, MA)Saturday, August 26, 2017 – 10 PM to 2 AM – Featuring J-Wall & Madsol-Desar upstairs plus Guru Sanaal & Liz Ladoux downstairs.

    File under: party jams, trap, reggae, hip hop

    For more info check out Good Life’s website. 

  • Gigs: Aeronaut Brewery Summer DJ Residency!

    Starting in June, I’ll be spinning the first (ish) Saturday of the month this summer at Aeronaut Brewery. That includes June 3, July 1, August 5, and September 9.  

    Over the past year I’ve DJed at the brewery, which is located just outside of Union Square, Somerville, at least handful of times. It’s always pretty jammed, but it’s a huge room so there’s never an issue finding a solid space to chill or dance (or play Connect Four).

    Each time I’ve worked the room I’ve noticed the vibe has gotten livelier and more accepting of a DJ. Usually anything flies here, sometimes I’ll go on an indie or alt-rock run, and then other times it’s house classics for a while. Lots of throwbacks, and of course funk & soul will make the cut too.

    I strive to stack the deck with my favorite remixes and covers when I spin at breweries, like this one of Little Roy doing Nirvana (Remixed by Alkalino). I think it keeps people on their toes and gives ’em something they wouldn’t usually hear at bars or clubs.

    DJ J-WALL –  AERONAUT BREWERY RESIDENCY

    Saturday June 3, July 1, & August 5 – 8 PM to MIDNIGHT

    14 Tyler Street, Somerville, Mass.

    NO COVER

    21+

  • J-Wall Drops a Latin Mix to Honor sweetgreen’s Toro Bowl

    The folks at sweetgreen are partnering with Boston-based restaurateur Ken Oringer on the “Toro Bowl.” Knowing Oringer’s impressively delicious track record (heavy-hitters like Toro, Coppa, & Little Donkey), it’s safe to say this will be a winner.

    I was beyond excited to spin the launch event in early April at sweetgreen’s Ink Block location, so I put together a mix for all y’all to enjoy. It seems like a Spanish/Latin vibe would be appropriate for the occasion. Here are some of the tracks I’ve been messing around with in that world (check out the full track-list below). The Whiskey Barons really come in handy in times like these!

    TRACKLIST

    Mi Swing Es Tropical (feat. Tempo & The Candela Allstars) – Nickodemus & Quantic

    Mambo el B-Boy – Red Astaire

    I Want You Back (Daytoner Edit) – Harold Mabern

    Aqui No Sera – Ozomatli

    Baila a Tu Manera (Whiskey Barons Remix) – Nickodemus, Whiskey Barons, Sammy Ayala

    Riding High (Original Mix) – Bosq

    Soul Makossa – Manu Dibango

    Tinto Tintero – Up, Bustle & Out

    Calypso Blues (The Gaff Remix EDIT) – Nat King Cole

    Get a Move On – Mr. Scruff

    Spanish Grease (Dorfmeister Con Madrid De Los Austrias Muga Reserve Mix) – Willie Bobo

    The Music (Youri Donatz and Bright Coffee Non Vocal Mix) – Baggi Begovic & Groovenatics

    Latin Note – St Germain

    Fuego (Whiskey Barons Baile Mix) – Joe Bataan

    Oye Como Va – Tito Puente