You may have heard that there has been a sea change at Hailey’s Club as of late. The owner of Dusty’s bought it out, connected the two venues, added a dj booth on the stage, cleaned up and organized the interior, and has reinvigorated the live music venue with a dance party atmosphere unmatched in our beloved Denton. Fresh off a very successful show featuring Afroman, Hailey’s is getting back into the business of bringing in some serious live shows as it was in their heydays – Andrew W.K. coming Dec 7th – in addition to focusing the weeknights on dance music. They asked me to come back on Thursday nights to dj. What I chose to do was offer something old and something new.
I’ve been asked to perform at the upcoming Breakaway Fest @ FC Stadium in late September and couldn’t be more stoked! They recently put up a brand new website with a lot more details about the Dallas twin of this double-city-double-header, so you should go and check that out! Please go grab those tickets and get ready for one of the biggest and most diverse music festivals to land DFW.
Dallas! It has been FAR TOO LONG since I last had a cool spot I could dj in the big D. Lot’s of people see me as a Denton dude but I probably had as much come up playing places like The Cavern and Fallout as I did Rubber Gloves and house parties. My good buddy M3SA is going to be holding it down with me for the debut of my new monthly party, “Wave Back”, @ Crown & Harp upstairs. It’s free to attend and I guarantee we are going to play some shit that will get your body movin’. So get wise, each first Friday of the month, it’ll be me and a guest dj selecting funky gems for your aural canals.
I’m djing saturday on main stage 1 for 35Denton. This is pretty unique for me, because I have been given the opportunity to collaborate with some visual artists for the set, LZX Industries. I am also super excited to open up for the very talented Sarah Jaffe, who will be joined on stage by The Cannabinoids. Then, stick around for what might be the most lauded set of the festival, Solange. My personal must-see list for the fest will place me at the new venue The Hive for all of Thursday night to check out what will most likely be one of the most important DJ/club music events in Denton’s history, as Fade to Mind & Night Slugs grace our city, Track Meet Crew doing it right! Friday I’m pingponging main stage 1 + 2 for Roky Erickson and Sleep, then to Gloves for True Widow, and hopefully I can make it to Man Man at the Hive right after. Saturday, after I conclude my aforementioned main stage activities, I’m djing for Fab Deuce at Andy’s. Then, I don’t know if I can pass up Com Truise. Sunday is all about Chelsea Light Moving, and if I still have the gumption, get zoned out by Prurient at Gloves.
Much love and respect to the whole crew at 35, who keep coming with super dope lineups and ceaseless dedication to Denton – not just musically, but as a community as well. Peace, hope to see you Saturday 4pm
Local hip hop tycoons A.Dd+ are headlining the stage @ Hailey’s on Friday night. I’ll be handling most of the dj duties throughout the show. This should be a really good turn out for what I consider a cant-miss lineup for hip hop not just in DFW, but the entirety of Texas, possibly the universe. make sure you RSVP
Here’s a mix I made in partnership with @ghostpizza and @trillcitykings. It features a bunch of rap music out of Texas as far back as 1987. Some of it you should immediately recognize, some tunes might be a little more obscure. The whole idea was to contribute a few tracks from each of us until we had the trillest playlist possible. Obviously, with that as the only stipulation, we debated just making an all U.G.K. mixtape, but we needed more variations in trill. So, go ahead and drop this in the tape deck of your ‘lac and bang round some corners. Peace.
E.S.G. – Swangin and Bangin
Wine-O – Pop My Trunk (Daylight Riddim) [Dubbel Dutch Edit]
Ron C – What’s the Tip
Towdown – Country Rap Tune (DJ Shadow Dynamix Blend)