Sunday, November 3, 2013

Prime Time For the Celebrity Chefs

There are several reasons why people hire me to DJ,  but it's very rare when someone will hire me for my background in classic hip-hop. A gig I had a couple of weeks ago was one of those rare nights. I DJd an after party for the food and wine festival in New York.   I mentioned this gig in my last post and I have been wanting to write something about it but because of some technical issues, the majority of the recording of my set got clipped. (I was maxed out on the mixer all night, the party was so hot I had to pump it up as hard and as high as I could!!) I did take the time today however to listen to the whole mix and I did find a little chunk of 20ish minutes that is audible.

Now let me clarify that I probably got hired for a few reasons, but when I started my set with house and some 80s, the host came up to me and said "please start doing what YOU do".  I knew exactly what he meant because I DJd the same party last year. He wanted me to start playing that fresh good ole fashion hip-hop of the 90s and early 2000s.  I hardly ever get asked to play that stuff anymore, if anything I'm always looking for ways to sneak it in.

Now the moment and I mean the MOMENT I started to play some hip-hop the room was on crack. People just got down and dirty but these were not just ordinary people. They were some of the most sophisticated, accomplished and well known chefs in the world. From Michelin stars to food network stars, the creme de la creme of the culinary arts. It was really surprising and awesome. They didn't want to hear Rihanna or Britney, they wanted MOP and Mobb Deep! Just like last year, tt was ON and it was HARD but above all it was a true joy and privilege to share a similar passion with a lot of people that I deeply respect.

Below is a photo of me and  Giada, she crashed the DJ booth for a minute for a brief DJ lesson.

Giada DeLaurentiis


15 comments:

  1. A Guide to minimize personal discomfort of moving
    Humans are emotional creatures. No matter how strong we portray ourselves to be, we always end up in a puddle of tears, when we are forced to leave behind something or someone who happened to be very close. However, as life would have it, often due to academic or professional commitments we are forced to leave a familiar town, city, country and at times even the continent.

    There is nothing wrong about feeling homesick. From Hollywood actors to dare devil sportspeople, everyone at some point of time has suffered from this problem. So next time when you feel like crying when you come across something that reminds you of Mumbai don’t blame yourself for it, instead learn to deal with it.
    Here are some tips that shall help you to get ready for a new life in a new city.
    Accept All Type of Invitation
    Once your movers and packers from Mumbai delivers your goods to your new home, do not shut your door and remain isolated. Instead make an effort to know your neighbors. Accept all kind of invitations that you come across. Join a new club or indulge in a new hobby and soon you shall make new friends. If you have small kids, the support system at their school can be very helpful.
    Do Not Visit Your Old Home Too Soon
    Homesickness kicks in a few weeks or months after you have settled in your new place. Once the initial business of settling down is over, theadreline high of moving to a new place wears off. That is when things start to get gloomy. Do not give into your desire of visiting your old place too soon. Instead focus on your new home. If you happen to miss your extended family and friends you can ask them to come and spend some time with you.
    Stay Busy
    Staying busy perhaps is the best medicine for almost all types of emotional problem. Understand the fact that you have to function in your new environment and feeling depressed would only add to your problems. Focus your attention on your work and make use of modern age technology to like Skype to stay connected with your friends. Spend time in cooking your local delicacy, once your packers and movers from Mumbai deliver all the kitchen supplies.
    Feeling down is a common symptom after moving to a new space. Give yourself some time and develop a support system. Gradually as your heart settles in the new place, you shall discover that you have created a new home in a new city that once used to be a foreign place.

    movers and packers from Mumbai

    ReplyDelete
  2. After a decade in the NFL searching for the right pieces and the right team, Carson Palmer has found a home in Arizona. NFL Jerseys And the Cardinals want him to stay awhile.

    The team announced Friday that it signed Palmer to a three-year extension, which will keep him under contract through 2017. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the pact is worth $50 million with roughly $20 million guaranteed through 2015, according to a source who has seen the deal.


    It's a remarkable story for a quarterback nearly a decade removed from his playing for his only legitimate title-contending team -- the 2005 Cincinnati Bengals with Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Palmer tore his knee ligaments in the team's first Nike Air Max 2015 Shoes playoff game that season, sparking an NFL rule change and a wandering search for Palmer's mojo. Enter Bruce Arians.

    The Cardinals coach has an aggressive vertical style that complements Palmer's game, and the weapons to make him look better. Palmer is no longer a top-five quarterback like he once cheap sale jerseys was, but he still throws four to five passes each game that few quarterbacks could make. He's supported by NFL Jerseys Store a wildly talented supporting cast and a strong defense. Perhaps most importantly, he's learned to limit his mistakes.

    The contract extension indicates that Palmer will get more than just this season to win it all in Arizona, but we suspect very little is promised after 2015. Nike Roshe Run Palmer knows more than anyone this is a year-to-year league, and the Cardinals will likely build in contractual protection so they can easily move on from the 34-year-old if he nosedives new nike nfl jerseys or gets injured.

    The contract, however, does take the pressure off Arizona from finding a "quarterback of the future." They could still draft a quarterback to develop in the middle rounds next season if anyone strikes Arians' fancy, but they are comfortable with Palmer and backup wholesale jerseys Drew Stanton in the meantime. This Nike Air Max 90 Cardinals team has a chance to go deep in the playoffs, and Palmer must relish this final chance to rewrite his career.

    ReplyDelete