More good stuff is coming to the DJ booth at Brass Union in April! I always love the diversity between the vintage all-vinyl nights and the open-format party jam nights. I’ll get my shot this month on Saturday the 28th. As always there’s never a cover. Check it out!
When your work day (or night) doesn’t start till 10 PM, it’s easy to go mad during the day. I’ll admit that I’m a late riser on the weekends. I like to tell people that I live on West Coast time. Still that leaves a good 10 to 12 hours before I clock in for the night. How do I fill that time? Here’s an outline of a typical Saturday in the life of this working DJ.
After eating some lox and toast, I jump into emails and admin work. I like to bang this stuff out early to clear my headspace for more creative endeavors later in the day. Emails sometimes are the bane of my existence, but they are an essential tool to keep the business operating. More on that another day. The good news is that on a Saturday, the admin tasks are always light. That leaves plenty of time for music and exploration.
I prefer to practice earlier in the day. Things seem to flow a lot more freely and with less distraction. Practicing as a DJ has always been a strange concept to me, but it’s been essential to get through the inevitable plateaus. Since much of what you do depends on the energy of a crowd, when you’re spinning records while staring at a wall, things just don’t make the same amount of sense as they would when you play out. But still, you can get a general idea if something’s working. That’s why I tend to work more on fundamentals at home. I’ll freestyle scratch different samples over the same instrumental beat for an hour, trying to mime the lyrics. I still hardly scratch at gigs, but my goal is only to keep getting better. After all, it was the scratch sound that got me into this in the first place.
I try to have fun with my practice sessions because it’s a rare opportunity to play completely for myself. I’ll work on word-play tricks and ideas that’ve crept into my head over the week. Sometimes this stuff happens spontaneously at a gig, but it’s time spent in the lab working on a feeling or concept that’ll increase the chances of it happening live. Lately I’ve been working on different ways to make quick BPM changes. There’s always that time when you’re stuck at a certain speed and need to get somewhere in a hurry without losing the floor (or you have to go there in order to not lose the floor).
Before I hit play, I have to set up my mixer as I had it out the night before. It takes only a couple minutes to plug in my Pioneer S9 to my permanent home setup (2 x Technic 1200 MK2s) plus a powered QSC K8 speaker. My 2018 wishlist is to grab another S9. It’s a huge advantage to have a second set of decks. My practice time has gone up considerably. Having to burn time on either end to set up and break down your gear is a HUGE hinderance to creativity. By the time I’d have everything out of the cases something would inevitably pull my attention in another direction.
I have three identical sets of the basic cables (XLR, USB, power adapter). There’s a set that stays in my gig bag, another set in a backup bag, and a set always plugged in at home. This ensures I will never forget anything without even having to think about it. Systems like this are everything when you gig four to five times a week with different equipment needs for each. They keep me from going crazy. I don’t do checklists. I’d rather just know everything is where it needs to be.
The night’s gig is at Good Life upstairs. I am slated to spin solo for four hours, which is a first for me in this venue as usually I am paired with another DJ doing 30 minute back-to-back sets. The B2B thing is great because you feed off your partner, and I think you can get a away with going a bit harder as you get a chance to recharge every 30 mins.
The prospect of four hours at the controls for a packed floor is both exciting and a little bit stressful. I know I’ll need to pace myself wisely. Go too hard too early and I’ll leave myself nowhere to go, except off a cliff. Knowing my tracks and their energy levels is everything.
I’ll go on to spend a majority of my day in Serato organizing tracks and improving the crate structure I’ve been building on for the past few years. I’ll also check the charts for anything fresh that I know I’ll need to play. “God’s Plan” by Drake is an example.
I’ve done a lot of work in Serato over the past year to organize my dance crates by energy level. My system is basic (LO, MID, HIGH) and it helps a lot to set the tone for the night. Once I get a feel for how the floor reacts to certain tracks I then get into more genre specific crates, mostly genre or era related.
I recently built a crate called D.A.N.C.E which is specifically designed for sets at Good Life. After a couple of years of regular gigs there I’ve gotten a feel for what works and what doesn’t. For one, the 2000s to early 2010s are pure gold. That stuff works with multiple generations, and when things get played out, it’s a decent jumping off point into the newer trap and turn up stuff.
Then there’s reggae and dancehall, some of the best dance music ever recorded.
The floor fills up fast on this particular night. Good Life has built a reputation for offering some legendary hip hop nights (PVRPLE, Fresh Produce) but they also do great house nights, too. Downstairs happens to be one of those house nights. If anything, that makes my job easier. I know there will be absolutely zero crossover, and hip hop heads will only have one option … me. (On a side note, I’d LOVE to spin more house nights).
Out of the gate, 2000s R&B seems like a logical choice. The room is filling up. I want people to get comfortable with the space. Maybe they’ll grab a drink or two before really dancing. At the end of the day, I know my main role is to keep people drinking. I lean on familiar tracks from Ashanti, Mary J, Aaliyah, The Fugees, Rihanna … you get it. Once a critical mass is reached, I see the need to ramp it up and get people grooving. J Lo “Get Right” lines up nicely for this. Then it’s all systems go.
A couple of requests come in right off the bat. The first one is Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack.” 1,000 % unexpected, but I fucking love it. Anytime I get this request, I will absolutely play it. That song at the right moment always bangs, and this was the right moment. It then launches me into a whole mix of similar era tracks. Shaggy “It Wasn’t Me,” Skee-Lo “I Wish,” and Ice Cube “You Can Do It.” All hit nicely, but I don’t want to overstay my welcome. The key is keeping people from pigeonholing you into one specific theme.
I had already gotten a request for “Toxic” by Britney Spears. I nicely shrugged it off but there’s no way Good Life would be the venue for that … or at least I thought. 15 minutes later the group sends someone else up to ask for it (a common tactic to make it seem like more people want to hear it than actually do). I realize this is a pretty large group and their energy is really what’s building the early dance floor. But still, Britney at Good Life? I texted my buddy who does sound for approval. He said to go for it. So I hard echo out of whatever 95 BPM cut I was on. Let it mellow for a second, and drop “Toxic” on the one. The crowd eats it up. Nice.
The change was perfectly timed. I was peaking in the 95-105 BPM world and needed to wash things clean. At 72 BPM and a shuffle “Toxic” was a great jumping off point to new things. “Rehab” next hit so flat that I cut out after 8 Bars to something a little more on brand. It’s funny how fickle a crowd can be with a novelty. Stay there too long and you’re toast.
The “Toxic” move launched me back up the BPM latter. As I was building it back up MIA “Paper Planes” was the highlight. 10 years later this track still combines the perfect level of indie clout with pop sensibility. Also I got tremendous satisfaction from dropping Queen’s “We Will Rock You” to lead into “Tipsy,” and not going down in flames.
Then I got some love from industry folks. Crews from the Milky Way and City Tap, both places I’m fortunate enough to spin at regularly, came by to say hi. Anytime you see a familiar face in a room full of a few hundred strangers really levels you out and makes you feel human again. This is what carried me through the rest of the night.
Four hours barely existed. Before I knew it I was playing “Welcome to Jamrock” at 1:53AM and the lights were up. Just another day in the life.
Here’s the full track list (including the edits I use) from my Good Life set on 2/17/2018. All 149 tracks in total.
I Wanna Be Down (Clean / Aca Out) Brandy 88
If Your Girl Only Knew Aaliyah 88
Passin by Me Pharcyde 90
Be Happy (Durkin Edit) Mary J. Blige 91
Rock The Boat (DJ Dynamite edit) Aaliyah 93
I Feel It Coming (Dirty) The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk 93
Fu-Gee-La (SHORT EDIT /ACAPELLA OUT) The Fugees 90
Ain’t That Funny (Short Edit) Jennifer Lopez ft Ja Rule 94
Why You Wanna (Clean Intro) T.I. 96
How We Do – DJcity Throwback Edit (Dirty) The Game ft. 50 Cent 98
Wild Thoughts (Scooter Remix / Maria Intro / Clean) DJ Khaled ft Rihanna & Bryson Tiller x Santana 98
Juicy Booty (Audio1 Edit) (Dirty) Chris Brown feat. Jhene Aiko & R Kelly 96
Dance With Me (DJ Tanner PL3 EDIT) 112 98
Girls Wanna Have Fun (Intro – Clean) Usher ft. Young Thug 94
Stay Winning (Nick Styles Intro Refix-Dirty) Wale 97
You Be Killin Em (DIRTY-SSM Edit) Fabolous 94
Get Right – DJcity Throwback Edit (Intro) Jennifer Lopez 97
Rich Girl Eve/Gwen Stefani 98
Rock Your Body (Menegaux Quick Mix/ Beatbox Outro) Justin Timberlake 101
Too Close Next 100
Return of the Mack (C & J Street Mix) Mark Morrison 95
It Wasn’t Me (Clean Intro) Shaggy 94
Disco Inferno (Clean Intro) 50 Cent 97
Shake Ya Ass [Explicit] Mystikal 98
Senorita (Super Short Edit) Justin Timberlake 98
Beware Of The Boys (Remix) (Cyber Intro) Punjabi MC feat Jay Z 98
I Wish (Intro) Skee Lo 98
Heavenly Break DJ ELI ESCOBAR 102
Watch Out Now (DJ A-L Big Pun Blend-Clean) The Beatnuts & Big Pun 100
Jenny From The Block Jennifer Lopez 100
You Can Do It – DJcity Thorwback Edit (Dirty) Ice Cube ft. Mack 10 & Ms. Toi 100
Talk Dirty To Me (Melo D EDIT) Jason Derulo 100
Work It into Worth It (Segue / Clean) Missy Elliot / Fifth Harmony ft Kid Ink 100
You Know You Like It (DJ Snake RMX / Intro) AlunaGeorge 98
Me & U (Short Edit) Cassie 100
Toxic-intro-clean Britney Spears 72
Rehab (DJ Dynamite edit) Amy Winehouse 73
GDFR (Intro – Clean) Flo Rida ft. Sage The Gemini 73
Look At Me Now (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) Chris Brown 73
Make It Rain (Dirty / Super Short Edit) Fat Joe ft. Lil Wayne 75
Swing (QUICK EDIT/ ACAPELLA OUT-DIRTY) Savage 75
Collard Greens (feat. Kendrick Lamar) ScHoolboy Q 77
DIRT OFF YA BEEMER BENZ OR BENTLEY (NICK BIKE BLEND) JAY-Z 80
Beamer Benz Or Bentley (Dirty Intro) Lloyd Banks feat Juelz Santana 80
Live Your Life (Dirty) TI ft. Rihanna 80
Rubberband Man (DIRTY-Isaac Jordan Quick Edit) T.I. 78
Krippy Kush (Remix / Spanglish / Dirty) Farruko, Nicki Minaj, Bad Bunny, 21 Savage & Rvssian 82
Plain Jane (Dirty / Intro) A$AP Ferg 85
Get Back (Dirty / Donk Hook Only) Ludacris 86
Teach Me How To Dougie (DIRTY-Jason Bee Intro) California Swag District 85
I Think They Like Me (RMX / Clean / Short Edit) Dem Franchize Boyz ft Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat & Bow Wow 83
Slow Motion (Dirty Cyber Intro) Juvenile 86
Paper Planes Dirty M.I.A 86
My Drink N My 2 Step (Dirty Intro) Cassidy feat Swizz Beatz 87
Blame It (Dirty Cyber Intro) Jaime Foxx feat T Pain 88
Flashing Lights Kanye West Featuring Dwele 90
Umbrella (Feat. Jay-Z) Rihanna 87
Jumpin Jumpin [Drew Pierce Edit] Destiny’s Child 89
Let Me Blow Ya Mind ft. Gwen S Eve 90
In Da Club 50 Cent 90
Drop It Like It’s Hot Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell 92
We Will Rock You (Deejay Irie Tipsy Edit) Queen 88
Tipsy J-Kwon 93
Murder She Wrote (PLUV Intro EDIT) Chaka Demus & Pliers 95
Heads High (Kill Dem Wit it RMX / Diggz 2017 Short Edit) – 5A Mr. Vegas 93
GASOLINA Daddy Yankee 96
Like Glue Sean Paul 98
Freaks (DIRTY) French Montana ft Nicki Minaj 96
Ayy Ladies (DIRTY-Donk-“Hook First” Short Edit) Travis Porter ft Tyga 96
Choppa Style (Dirty) Choppa 100
Back That Azz Up (Dirty Intro) Juvenile 96
Nolia Clap (Alternate Intro / Twerk / Super Short Edit) TWRK 100
Blow the Whistle (Original Mix) Too $hort 100
Love Like This – DJcity Throwback Edit (Intro) Faith Evans 101
Be Faithful (Original Mix) Fatman Scoop 101
Wait (The Whisper Song) (DJ AM Intro) (Dirty) Ying Yang Twins 102
Whistle Song-clean-intro Juelz Santana 100
Touch It (DJ Organic Edit) Busta Rhymes 102
Salt Shaker (Clean) Ying Yang Twins ft. Lil Jon 102
Got Your Money Ol’ Dirty Bastard 103
Bend Ova (Dirty) Lil Jon ft Tyga 103
Yeah! Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris 105
This Is How We Finesse (Audio1 Throwback Blend / Acapella Out) Montell Jordan vs Bruno Mars 105
Finesse (Remix / Dirty / Intro) Bruno Mars ft Cardi B 105
Suit & Tie (Dirty-Short Edit – Aca Out) – 9A/10A Justin Timberlake ft Jay-Z 102
The Motto (CLEAN-Nacho Vega Edit) Drake ft Lil Wayne 101
Im Rollin (Fresh Den A Muthafucka) (Beat Junkie Sound edit) (Dirty intro) Meek Mill 103
No Lie (Intro) Sean Paul ft. Dua Lipa 102
Never Leave You (Diggz 2017 Short Edit) – 7B Lumidee 100
Get Busy [Menegaux Short Edit] Sean Paul 100
Ting A Ling (Dirty / Super Short Edit) Nicki Minaj ft Shabba Ranks 105
Express Yourself (Short Edit / Aca Out) – 9A Diplo ft Nicky Da B 108
You Remind Me (Clean) Chris Porter 104
Truffle Butter (Intro – Dirty) Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne 105
Fade – Jordan Crisp Clapapella Intro (Dirty) Kanye West ft. Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign 106
One Dance (Intro) Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla 104
Turn Me On Kevin Lyttle 106
Tempted to Touch (Diggz 2017 Cutdown) – 7A Rupee 106
Mercy.1 Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz 70
Pony (Extended Mix) Ginuwine 71
Ni**as in Paris Kanye West & JAY Z 70
Formation/Humble (2 bar intro!!) Beyonce vs Kendrick Lamar 75
HUMBLE. (Dirty / Intro) Kendrick Lamar 75
Grove St Party (DIRTY-Jason Bee Intro) Waka Flocka Flame ft Kebo Gotti 70
Homegurl (DIRTY-Intro) Bone 75
Laffy Taffy (Clean Intro) D4L 77
Walk It Out (Clean Intro) UNK feat Outkast & Jim Jones 80
Snap Yo Fingers (Clean CK Intro) Lil Jon feat E 40 x Sean Paul 82
All I Do Is Win (Dirty Intro) DJ Khaled feat Ludacris Rick Ross Snoop Dogg and T Pain 75
Black And Yellow – DJcity Throwback Edit (Dirty) Wiz Khalifa 82
God’s Plan (Dirty / Intro) Drake 77
Rockstar (Dirty / Intro) Post Malone ft. 21 Savage 80
Dance (ASS) Anthem (Risk One Segway) 80-91bpm (DIRTY) Big Sean & Nicki Minaj / DMX 80
Good Life – Reed Streets Remix (Dirty) Kanye West ft. T-Pain 92
Rude Boy Rihanna 87
Make It Clap (CLEAN-Intro) Busta Rhymes 91
Snake (Clean Intro) R Kelly feat Big Tigger 92
Africa Toto 93
No Scrubs TLC 93
Welcome To Atlanta (Dirty) Jermaine Dupri ft Ludacris 96
The Next Episode Dr Dre 95
Lemon (Rihanna First / Clean / Short Edit) N.E.R.D. ft Rihanna 95
Bubba Sparxxx ft.Ying Yang Twins – Ms. New Booty 97
Bubble Butt Remix Major Lazer 97
IDFWU (BJS Dirty Intro EDIT) Big Sean feat E40 98
FDT (Intro – Dirty) YG & Nipsey Hussle 97
R.I.P. (feat. 2 Chainz) Young Jeezy 97
Gas Pedal (Dirty Intro) Sage The Gemini feat iamsu 98
Rack City (Dirty Intro) Tyga 99
Get Low Lil Jon And The East Side Boyz 101
Party Up (Dirty / Short Edit) DMX 101
Bring Em Out (SHORT EDIT/ ACAPELLA OUT) T.I. 99
Doo Wop (That Thing) (Clean Intro) Lauryn Hill 100
Ride Wit Me Nelly 102
Bodak Yellow (Transition 100-63 / Dirty) Cardi B 126
No Problem (Dirty-Intro/Outro) Chance The Rapper feat Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz 136
Big Pimpin’ Jay-Z 138
Ignition (Remix / Clean) R. Kelly 132
My Boo Ghost Town DJ’s 130
Birthday Sex REMIX (CLEAN- Uptempo Remix) ( Jeremih ft Pitbull 129
Calabria (Victor Menegaux Horn outro) Enur feat. Natasja 126
Danza Kuduro (feat. Lucenzo) Don Omar & Lucenzo 130
Love In This Club (Audio1 2017 VIP Mega Blend / Clean) Usher 72
Shawty Is A 10 (Rmx)_3(DMS Intro) Dream ft. Fabolous 73
Swimming Pools (Donk Hooks Only Edit) Kendrick Lamar 74
Young Forever (DIRTY-DJ Fabian Edit) Jay-Z ft Mr. Hudson 70
Welcome To Jamrock (Intro) Damian Jr Gong Marley 77
Thriller Laugh Sample Michael Jackson 118
March isn’t the craziest month gig wise, but I’m keeping busy behind the scenes. I have two Saturdays off for family obligations, and one completely free, which is always a nice way to feel human again. Over the course of a year, I probably work 49 out of 52 Saturdays. And speaking of Saturdays, I’ll be back at Brass Union on Saturday 3/24 and Good Life on Saturday 3/31. More on that later.
Having a lighter gig load gives me a great opportunity to hit the reset button. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to work every single night, but having some time to breathe between gigs helps the sanity level. That’s where I can start digging for new tracks and tackling macro projects, like crate organization or practicing scratches. I also feel a less of an urgency to listen to music for DJ-related purposes. I can just let it flow, rather than scrub to the hook of a track to make sure it stacks up for the dance floor. Naturally, it’s in times like these where I’ll find that gem that I haven’t heard anyone else play around here: one that I can get away with spinning even on the most basic nights and feel warm inside, one that I’ll never get tired of hearing and always know the right time/place to drop it.
When knocking out a bunch of gigs in a row, there’s always the temptation to fall into familiar routines. After a while you get a good sense of what works in certain situations and have your weapons lined up. Some of the most unfulfilling nights are when I go this route. I’ll even ask myself, “Are you really going to do that again?” as I’m doing the cut. It may work perfectly for the night, but I can feel my brain oozing with frustration for the lack of creativity. That said, if I give those particular cuts a rest, there is always a time weeks, months, or years down the line when it feels fresh again. Song fatigue is a real thing.
I look forward to a month dedicated to discovery and re-upping my creative energy. I am fortunate to be able to work so much. I realize it’s kind of ridiculous to consider 16 gigs a slow month, but when you love what you do, sometimes the biggest challenge is knowing when to chill out.
My newest weekly residency has been going strong into its seventh month now. Every Monday at the Milky Way in JP I get the privilege of spinning for dinner service. I set up in a cozy corner and just vibe out for two hours. Usually I’ll freestyle throughout my entire library and try to work on mixing in key. It’s amazing what genres can be connected when mixing harmonically. I do take risks on this night, but I also realize that I’m not the show. I can’t be too flashy or command too much attention because, after all, people are eating their dinner. My goal is to give ’em an experience that appeases the subconscious, and if they want to actively tune in, that’s just a bonus.
On 3/31, I’ll be back at Fresh Produce, the legendary last-Saturday celebration of all things hip-hop and reggae at Good Life Bar, soon to turn 12. DJ esq. and I will be going B2B for four hours. He is one of my favorite DJs and a total beast, which is just another reason to practice my cuts this month!
Brass Union is one of my favorite places to DJ and hang, and it’s a honor to be able to curate the DJ schedule. I am proud to say I’ve never once played “Despacito” there. It’s a fun spot because you get a little more leeway to be yourself than in other weekend venues. There’s a still a responsibility to keep it relatable and danceable, but the overall vibe of the place rewards the well-timed risk, whether it’s a ’90s alt-rock chestnut, a classic house record committed to the back of our brains, or a dope Fleetwood Mac remix. Stuff like that would never fly on a Saturday night at most venues, but for some reason it all works in the mix at Brass Union. It’s an amazing feeling to lay some 116 – 120 BPM sweetness on ’em and let it ride for a while without falling off a cliff.
I’m excited to get some old friends back on the decks this month, and look forward to taking the controls myself on Saturday, February 10. Check out the full schedule below (click on the image to zoom in).
Fresh from a week off in Costa Rica, I’m excited to get back to work. February may be a short month, but it’s busy one in the world of DJ J-Wall. In addition to my regular spots – Mondays at the Milky Way, Thursdays at The Druid, & Fridays at Foundry on Elm – I’ll be making the rounds at some of my favorite weekend haunts. Also it’s a busy one for summer planning, mainly booking weddings. If you know someone getting married that needs DJ, holla!
Here are some of the month’s highlights.
Saturday, Feb 10 – Brass Union (Union Square, Somerville) 10 PM to 2 AM – Music: Totally open format but danceable. This is where I can be myself and (mostly) get away with it.
Sunday, Feb 11 – Galentine’s Brunch at City Tap Boston (Seaport Area, Boston) 11 AM to 3 PM – Music: All female artists! Lots of ’90s and early ’00s vibes.
Saturday, Feb 17 – Good Life (Downtown Crossing, Boston) 10 PM to 2 AM with DJ ABD upstairs – Music: Throwbacks, New and Old Hip Hop & Party Jams, Trap, Reggae/Dancehall
Saturday, Feb 24 – Aeronaut Brewing Co. (Union Square, Somerville) 8 PM to Midnight – Music: Rock, funk, throwbacks and party jams, pretty much anything is possible.
For a full list of gigs be sure to check out my dates page.
Also, I’ve set a personal goal to make it to Bikram Yoga in Harvard Square at least 10 times this month. I’ve been practicing regularly since November and have noticed positive results in every aspect of life and work. More on the yoga later (maybe a new blog post?)
I’m excited to swing back through Good Life Bar on Saturday 1/27 to spin at Fresh Produce. Me and the godfather himself DJ Frank White will be taking you through all eras of hip-hop, reggae, and trap downstairs, while DJs Knife and Malcom X will be doing their thang upstairs. Fresh Produce is one of my favorite parties to spin in the city and Frank White is one of my favorite DJs to see … so this one should be a lethal combo.
Saturday, January 27 – 10 PM to 2 AM
GOOD LIFE, 28 Kingston St, Boston, MA
Fresh Produce with DJs Malcom X, Knife, Frank White, and J-Wall
We are kicking off 2018 right at Brass Union. Month after month I love seeing all these names on one poster. There are so many different styles and generations represented. It goes to show that there is more than one way to get the job done effectively. I am excited to be doing not one, but two Saturdays this month (1/6 and 1/20). My sets at Brass are diverse as it gets without losing the dance-floor. I’ll spin everything from The Killers to Eminem, Drake to Ace of Base, Daft Punk to Third Eye Blind …. you get the picture.
Check out the full schedule below. As always there’s never a cover.
The New Year’s holiday is always a big one for us working DJs. I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to keep it low-key and spin at a spot that feels just like home, The Druid Pub. This will be my fourth New Year’s Eve party there. We do it a little different than the typical Thursday set-up, too. First they rip every table and chair out at the start of the night. And then to maximize the size of the dance floor (and to ensure the safety of my gear), I set up shop in the front window area. It’s an awesome perspective because I literally can see every single person who walks through the door.
Usually for big nights at The Druid, the classic party jams fare well. Expect a lot of hip-hop throwbacks, nu and vintage disco, ’80s jams, and some indie rock anthems. After midnight anything is possible. Last year I did a classic house set, something I don’t always get a chance to do, and it went over nicely.
The 12/31 Druid hit is sandwiched nicely between a couple of sure shots. On Saturday 12/30, DJ ABD and myself will be downstairs at Good Life, and then for your New Year’s Day hangover needs, I’ll be spinning a Onesie Brunch at City Tap in the Seaport area. I totally just snagged a Narwhal onesie from Amazon for that gig. It might get wild.
Check out my full New Year’s weekend schedule below and click through for more info.
Saturday 12/30/17 – Downstairs at Good Life (with DJ ABD) – 10 PM to 2 AM
Sunday 12/31/17 – New Year’s Eve Party at The Druid Pub – 10 PM to 2 AM – $5 cover
Monday 1/1/18 – Onesie Brunch at City Tap Boston – 11 AM to 3 PM
Have a safe and happy holiday!
I always enjoy putting together the monthly schedule for Brass Union. It’s a trip to see so many talented names on one poster. I’d like to give a special shout to DJ Axel Foley, who’ll be back on Saturday 12/30. Foley was the first ever DJ to spin at Brass and has been a huge influence of mine over the years. Seeing him spin with the band Dub Apocalypse years ago made me want to be a DJ. Check out the full schedule below. I’ll be there on Saturday 12/23!