Astoria DJ Group – Rocks the house
The Astoria DJ Group features a collective of DJs who get together to spin a variety of music — every first and third Sunday of the month — at LP& Harmon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The Open Turntable event, held on January 19, was extraordinary. Ayelmer, also known as LMR, hosted the event and kicked off the night by spinning Deep House.
Next in the lineup was DJ Bird, who had a great set. He played a mix of Hip Hop, Alternative, Reggae, Funk and Blues.
A snafu messed up David’s set. While getting ready, he discovered that he brought his old 30 pin connector rather than his lightning connector for his iPad. Although he made a valiant attempt to procure a replacement connector, he couldn’t find one nearby. Sorry David. We’re looking forward to your next set!
Next up was Shakiem and since the editor-in-chief said this would be a more interesting read if written in the first person — “he is I and I is him.” In other words, Shakiem is me. I started my set with some Disco Classics, cut up some Old-School Hip-Hop Breaks and finished up with Dancehall Reggae.
Fenbred followed with a remarkable set of House music. He utilized vinyl as well as CDs and showed his versatility by switching seamlessly between turntables and CDJ’s.
Anthony went on next and, in my opinion, had the best set of the night. He started with an exclusive J Dilla jam on 7-inch vinyl and took off from there, mixing some serious Disco Classics and rocking the house with classic “Garage” style House joints.
I had to leave and jump on the iron horse to NJ unfortunately, so I missed Olivier’s set. Although, LMR informed me later that after Olivier finished, they ended up staying until the wee hours of the night because LMR decided to do another set. Wow!
Big shout out to my homeboy Michael for stopping by and to fellow DJ Mike M. for coming through. I’m including some pictures of the event below. Enjoy!
|Marlyn and Olivier||DJ Bird||Jemina, Fenbred and LMR|
|Marlyn, Shakiem, Mike M||Fenbred||Anthony Suarez|
|David and Elizabeth||Michael||Andrew, Marlyn, Zephora, Hani, LMR|
|OTT DJ’s – Shakiem, Anthony, LMR, Mike M, Fenbred|