Wedding Weekend

This past Friday & Saturday I DJ’d back to back weddings. I’ve been doing weddings since 2009 & absolutely love them. Everyone is in a great mood & ready for a dance party!

Friday’s wedding took place in Cape Cod, Sandwich MA at the Dan’l Webster Inn. I drove from Boston rather early as I do for every wedding to allow myself more than enough time to setup, sound check, & make sure everything is 100 percent good to go. This was a really nice laid back area with great coffee shops & little restaurants to walk around & explore.

The venue itself was gorgeous with the ceremony being held out in the back garden area which I supplied music for the recessional & processional parts. We lucked out & the rain just held off for the ceremony. Caitlin & Igor booked me only just over a month ago which was the most last minute booking for a wedding I’ve had yet. They were so on top of everything though & organized it all came together perfectly. Igor is from Russia actually so I had to play a good amount of russian music which was new & different for me.

The reception was about 50 or so people and I had just about every single one of them moving once dinner was finished. Great time & wedding, excited to see the pictures. Thanks again Caitlin & Igor!

Saturday I made the drive again from Boston to Keene, NH for Karen & Bryan’s wedding at Stonewall Farm. This venue was awesome! Old fashioned barn on a farm. I was put upstairs overlooking the crowd which was something new yet again for me. Every wedding is a totally different set up & layout, so as I said before I love getting there very early to set up, sound check & see what will work best sound-wise.

They had an acoustic guitarist play for the beginning cocktail hour & I took over from then on providing music for dinner into the 1st dances & reception.

Once the reception got going it was an amazing hot & sweaty dance party. I started out with some old school funk/soul music to get everyone involved from grandparents to the kids, then moved into 80s & 90s with a little bit of top 40 sprinkled in.

During the song ‘Jump in the Line’ we were able to pull off a full on conga line!

This was an amazing wedding & great couple to work with! Thank-you for having me Karen & Bryan! Congrats!!!

 

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REFUSED Show Tonight!

Above is one of my favorite music videos ever. The first time I saw this was in the 90s when MTV actually was MTV. I am beyond excited to see the Refused show tonight in Boston. 3 months to the day when I saw them at Coachella this past April, this is a show not to be missed. For a band that broke up 14 years ago & vowed to never reunite, they’ve been back in full force with this current tour. Crossing my fingers they stick around a little while longer & give us some new music!

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New Music Tuesday!

Tuesday’s have always been exciting to any music lover, the day new albums drop.

Here are three new albums released today I recommend you all give a listen to. Please feel free to leave comments with what you think, like/dislike.

Jimmy Cliff – “Rebirth”. Reggae at it’s finest, this is the real deal folks. Jimmy has been doing his thing for years & shows no signs of slowing down on this newest release.

 

Old Crow Medicine Show – “Carry Me Back”. Bluegrass folk tunes, this band is fun & easy going. They are worth back tracking past albums & I highly recommend seeing them live if you get the chance!

 

Nas – “Life Is Good”. Nas is a hip hop genius & to me cannot put out a less than solid record. Start to finish he captures your attention & never lets up. Check this one out guys.

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New book

I used to read much more when I was younger (Goosebumps being my favorite books), but with getting older you become so busy with your day to day routines you sometimes forget to take time out for simple things such as reading. I am forcing myself to finally get back into this habit, even if just a couple of chapters a week. I purchased the Metallica biography months back & haven’t even cracked the cover yet, but I plan on diving into this one ASAP. Love em’ or hate em’, at the end of the day it’s Metallica. They currently are & have been one of the worlds biggest most successful rock bands since the mid 80s. I am fascinated to read their story, starting out in small clubs to becoming a stadium status band, dealing with the death of a founding member, addictions, and still pushing on. If you’re interested in music business, this should be a fantastic read.

 

 

 

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Dance Party Massacre

I want to introduce you all to my friend Alex’s clothing line & brand, ‘Dance Party Massacre.’

He started & runs this brand himself, it’s based off horror movie & party themes. You might even see some old school 80s horror designs, which I personally love for pure nostalgia reasons.

Check out the shirts below & head over to his store here to see what other goodies are available!

 

Jason of Friday the 13th as a member of The Ramones

Freddy/Michael Jackson

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Check Out This Song!

I was introduced to Anoraak back in April of this year, and it was love at first listen. It’s mellow, electro pop, with synth right out of the 80s.

 

Give the song (Nightdrive with You) below a listen, he’s touring now, playing Boston at Brighton Music Hall 7/22, tix available here!

Nightdrive With You by Anoraak

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New Hot Chip Album

UK electro dance-rockers Hot Chip just released their 5th album “In Our Heads”. I highly suggest you guys check it out, my first thought after one full listen was, “yep this sounds like Hot Chip”, and that is certainely not a bad thing. If you’re in the Boston area, they’re playing House of Blues July 17th, 2012, GO SEE THEM! I will definitely be there. They were a real treat live at Coachella 2010, absolute dance party: tickets available here. Songs to check out: “Night & Day”; “Motion Sickness”; “Flutes”.

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Welcome Everyone To DJTREXMUSIC.COM!

I spent the past couple of months ironing out this site with my friend/designer Jon Hoffman (ZRAYWEB). Take a look around and enjoy, more updates to come such as mixes & sets for download from Friday & Saturday nights. I will be posting as close to a daily music blog as possible, so stay tuned for that. Comments & feedback are welcome on the site! All for now… T-Rex

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