September 30, 2011

Vegas, baby…VEGAS!

It’s that time of the year again… Bumsquad DJz Family Reunion!

As I must follow the unwritten rule of “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas”, I will have to omit certain stories and basically keep this post short.  I know I know, I apologize for this but that’s just the rule! :-p First of all, let me give a big shout out to my Bumsquad Family for another successful reunion.  I met many new DJ’s and Producers as well as reuniting with some old DJ friends from all over the country.  I flew in Monday morning and partied like a Rockstar (ok, more like a normal dude) for two nights.  Where to begin, where to begin…. (FYI, if this post sounds like a big name dropping post…….well it is, I have much love for all my DJ friends so I always make sure to mention them when possible so you can follow them whether on facebook or twitter!)

Monday:  Arrived in Las Vegas at 8a.m.  Ended up helping Latin Prince (Bumsquad President) and Elaine (VP) getting everything sorted and ready to go for registration.  This is where the Vegas adventures begins.  Ok, not to bore you with the daytime details, I’ll move on to the night’s festivities.  After heading to Planet Hollywood for the Bumsquad meetup at Yolos, DJ Antix and I decided to head over to TABU at the MGM Grand.  There we met up with DJ Mpulse, Ebonix, Serafin, Andrew B, Chris the Rebel, Fabian LV, Rockwell & Bizonee.  After chillin there for a bit some of us decided to head over to XS at Encore.  S/o to Andrew B for the hook-up for the quick entry into the club to see Fedde le Grand.  There we met up with pretty much the DMS record pool peeps.  Victor Menegaux, Danny Diggz, Kevin Scott, CEO, Serafin, Antix, Mpulse, Andrew B, and I … bottle service all around = Fuzzy Night.  Ending the night chatting up re-telling the evening’s adventures at McD’s with Antix, Serafin, Ebonix, Mpulse, Rockwell & Bizonee.

Inside jokes of the night: “Just living the Dream”  & “High-Five!”

Tuesday:  Fast forward to the night… Insert coins at the old strip to support Bumsquad and Smash Vidz.  Stayed there for a bit then jumped over to Moon at the Palms.  I wanted to go to Studio54 at the MGM Grand to say hi to DJ Scene but our open window to see Jazzy Jeff was closing so we all had to make a sacrifice.  Sorry buddy, you know I’ll be there next time!  Arriving at the Palms DJ Rocko, Danny West, Crumbz, and I headed up to Moon.  The incredible DJ Melo-D from the Beat Junkies was on the tables opening up.  So clean with his mixes.  Very nice guy, glad to of finally met him.

After some time, DJ’s seemed to of took over the place.  DJ CriscoKid, Phenom, Antix, Mpulse, Ebonix, Ill-Set, Danny West, Eddie Deville, Andrew B, Rocko, Crumbz, Rockwell, Flipz, CabezonMC, NeVaNeRvOuS, Bizonee…and the list keeps going. (I apologize if I missed someone)  Jazzy Jeff went on and like always, put on a turntablist style great show.  There is a reason why he is the “Magnificent” Jazzy Jeff.

Inside joke of the night:  “Hello Kitty”

Until next time Vegas!

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September 30, 2011

DJ Serafin @ Haven

DJ Serafin @ Haven (Austin)

DJ Serafin @ Haven (Austin)

Oh what a night!  When you have to start a conversation or in this case, post… you can only imagine the shenanigan’s that must of happened.  I remember meeting DJ Serafin very briefly during 2010 WMC in Miami at a Crooklyn Clan after party.  Very cool dude back then, willing to take a photo op without flinching.  Fast forward one and a half year later and our paths crossed once again.  Sept. 24th he drove down with DJ Ebonix from Houston.  Picked both of them up from the hotel and headed downtown to get the night started.  DJ Ebonix was spinning at Suite 101 while Serafin was at Haven’s grand opening around the block.  It was his first time in Austin so after parking we all walked around the downtown area showing him around a bit.  Night progressed to shots and drinks at Suite101 to start it off.  Eventually making our way to Haven, only to find out how badly the opening DJ was burning Serafin.  Yeah, I’ll say it cause we were all thinking it.  Even non DJ’s were making statements about why the opener was playing the hot songs so early.  But that’s neither here nor there, a good headliner can roll with the punches and keep going regardless of the opener’s poor and unthoughtful song selection.  As I stated before, a good DJ can keep going un-phased and Serafin is such a DJ.  Needless to say he rocked the party like a true professional.  Jack bottle in hand we partied like 1999!  As a DJ he was very technical and definitely knew how to read the crowd.  Very fun and anitmated, I really enjoyed his show.  He projects a fun energy to his audience which only makes them party that much harder.  Having hung out with him I can say in and outside the club, Serafin is an uber cool guy.  Much respect to his hustle and his skills a s a producer/DJ.  I’m proud to be able to call this guy one of my DJ friends.

 

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September 16, 2011

Tough Mudder…BRING IT!


Contrary to popular belief, just because I’m a DJ doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy taking care of my body.  This year I decided to challenge myself to get into better shape and complete the Tough Mudder race.  If you are not familiar with this race, picture the Ironman race + Nickelodeon’s old school game show Double Dare + Navy Seal Training + Masochistic Fetishes all mixed together into a race.  Yup, t’s considered “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet”.  You heard right!  So I’ve been training hard since May doing a combination of MMA Fighter training, Kettle Ball conditioning, and Cross-fit exercising.  So far so good.  Come Oct. 8th we shall see how much all this training pays off.  Wish me Luck!

http://toughmudder.com/

 

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September 16, 2011

To Jump or Not To Jump Ship?

Never thought I’d be asking this question.  But then again that’s exactly what I thought back in the day when I rocked a Blackberry.  Innovation is a good thing and as much as one thinks that their current gadgets are the best that can be, there will always be another bigger and better thing.  The key is to find what works for you.  I’m not the sort of person that always gets the newest and best thing out.  I always do my research and eventually weigh the pros/cons to decide on what will work for me best.  Having said that, I feel like I’ve come across a fork in my cellphone road.  After my trusty and reliable Blackberry broke, I decided to give Android a shot.  Eventually deciding on the Nexus One.  Google’s first original, completely open phone.  The Nexus One is the best phone I’ve used to date.  Completely satisfied with the Android OS and superior hardware.  But due to recent carrier disappointments …*cough* T-Mobile *cough* … I am on the verge of switching providers.  Adding to that the fact that the US has a closed mobile phone mentality (CDMA vs. GSM + Different Frequency Spectrums….that is another rant I wont get into) I will be required to choose a new phone.  So  here lies my dilemma.  Stick with Android or switch over to the much anticipated Apple iPhone5?  Stay tuned for a complete break down on my decision and a complete review of whichever device I decide to go with!

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