Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Saturday Night Style

It's hard to believe I have been DJing for over 15 years. Scott and I have gone under the moniker of déjà blü for 10 years this November. That is why, in this reflective state I have been in lately (man, I must be really old?!) I have been reminiscing about the last 10 years of team déjà blü. Playing this Saturday at Pearl Street will really be a pleasure and I hope all you old timers can come on out to reminisce with yer grooves on!

When we started, we played at the corner of the bar at Kingsnake on Tuesday nights- that is where the re-rebirth of the kool began. We moved on to special events and some memorable Saturday nights with vibrating speakers falling from the walls, Curtis doing backflips off the wall and the place packed wall-to-wall.

After the demise of the original Kingsnake, we moved to Wednesday nights and then Friday happy hours at 658 on Main Street. In 2001 the party moved to that sushi joint on Main Street near UB and then a group of Saturdays at Off The Wall.

Anyway, that's the brief history of our residencies. Scott did a bunch of stints at the old Pink and Prespa for a while, but besides that, we have been on the events-only train. I like DJing art openings and gallery events the best- the crowd is very receptive to the deja-groove (except for the staff party at AKAG that one time- ugh) and they pay well!

Hope to see you this Saturday night on the patio at Pearl Street- should be a good one! See cool flyer and deja web 4 more info. Peace.

My top 10 déjà event gigs (so far):

Wed Nov 27th, Thanksgiving Eve, 1999
658, Bflo, NY
The people danced for 5 hours straight to old school hip-hop and straight up Acid Jazz.

Fri Nov 20th, 1998
South Loft Party, Main St., Bflo, NY
The other DJ passed out while at the party, so we had to keep the grooves flowin'.

Sun May 9th, 1999
Kingsnake Lounge, Bflo, NY
Open for Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at this little club and that band loved us!

Thurs Sept 5th, 2002
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Bflo, NY
New Ambience One: New Group Event w/ Odiorne
Got to spin intro/background while Jimy Chamber's band made cool noise!

Thurs Dec 23rd, 2004
Mohawk Place, Bflo, NY
Revolution Rock - A Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
We spun punk and dub between bands at the rock club.

Fri Nov 7, 2003
Daemen College, Amherst, NY
p22 presents Typografia feat. déjà blü with Odiorne
One of our many Daemen art opening gigs, again sharing bill w/ astronauts Odiorne

Thur Aug 10th and Thur Aug 17th, 2000
Thur Aug 23rd 2001
Calumet Arts Café, Buffalo, NY
Open Space Open Mind guests of The Waz- 3 great outdoor patio gigs!

Sat. Jan 18th, 2006
Off The Wall, Bflo, NY
The last of Funk Skool with Dj Pharoah

Sat.May 13th, 2005
Central Train Terminal, Bflo, NY
Spencer Tunick/Albright Knox Art Opening
See photos to see for yourself- simply awesome- great space, great event!

Sat Dec 26th, 1998
Kingsnake Lounge, Bflo, NY
déjà blü Christmas Party
Their biggest crowd in the 'Snake (pre-swing days)!
Scotty referred to this event the following year as "our best gig ever!"

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