Scruff’s Top 5

It has been a busy week, a great start to the 2019 season. Proms, hip hop shows, and soon weddings will be taking over the  calendar. Production wise I’m about 75% done with my next track, which means its about time to think about the next one i’m going to start. My  mentor says that your best track is the one you haven’t started yet, so for me I need to keep on trucking, I want to see what my best track will look like. I have some ideas on what I want to start but nothing set in stone yet, I will keep everyone up to speed on the  process as time goes on.

Friday I started my weekend off in Rock Rapids for Central Lyon’s High School Prom. It amazes me how some music is still relevant after 10+ years, and some disappear after just a couple weeks. Overall, I got some pretty good song requests, which helps me out a lot, especially when it comes to school dances. It’s hard to keep up with student trends, the music scene changes rapidly and I have found that the popularity of the artists can definitely dictate what songs I spin. Deciphering what can be played on school grounds is another beast to tackle, I have a responsibility to two totally different demographics at the same time. I want to keep the students dancing, keep them engaged, and ultimately make their night memorable. At the same time though, administration pays me, so keeping them happy is also on the agenda. I have found the happy medium for this school, but each one is different, so the battle forever continues. I will call this prom a success, the students had fun,  no complaints from staff, and booked for next year already. If that’s not a successful evening, I don’t know what is. 

Saturday Lee and I made our way up to Worthington, Minnesota to perform/host a fundraiser for the Suicide Prevention Crisis Center/Hotline of Worthington. There were 10 artists on the bill and I can say that I was quite surprised with the level of talent that the performers gave. I can personally say that there was at least 1-2 tracks from each set that I would play out for a crowd at a club or show. For me, that says a lot because usually when dealing with local artists I have learned to accept what they do is a passion for them, but not necessarily marketable at that time. These guys came to bring the house down and they all played their parts in doing such. For me, it was great to be able to provide all the sound equipment needed for the show including mics. Just goes to show that there is potentially another avenue of revenue that can be invested in when the equipment isn’t being used for another gig. It’s not a perfect set up just yet but I can see the possibilities. Overall it was a successful event, and though it was a long weekend, I’d say it was a great start to the 2019 busy season. 

  1. Thru Your Phone – Cardi B
  2. Like A Lion – Davina Moss
  3. Down The House – DiMO
  4. Joke – eCost, Barbex 
  5. Psychodrama – Todd Terry, Tuff London ft. Jasmien Nanhekhan

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