Scruff’s Top 5

This week’s adventures took me to Omaha for the second straight week, and I was able to perform at Northwestern College’s homecoming in Orange City. Both events were a lot of fun, I especially enjoy seeing various groups of people come together just to dance. I was invited to come play at the Midwest Masquerade, an event hosted by the guys of String Theory Music. This has been an annual event for the past couple of years, and its continuing to grow. Even though there  wasn’t a dress code, 90% of all the guests came dressed to impress. Guys came in slacks, button-down shirts and ties; the girls came in dresses, and evening gowns. Visuals were done by Craig Mustard of Mustard Vision, and I must say he did above and beyond. Multiple moving heads, lasers, projectors, and live programming for each DJ, Craig is def making a name for himself in the industry. Each DJ played an awesome set, even though we didn’t talk to each other about what we were playing, magically we kept building off of each other. I can’t even explain it, but by the end of the night, I had taken a journey through various genres and sub genres of electronic music, and my heart was happy. 

Northwestern is always a good time, this is my 3rd or 4th year doing the homecoming and each year the students go hard. I was especially happy because I was able to play out Reaching Nova’s track 71813. It’s great to be a DJ and play something exclusive so you can get a reaction from the crowd. Nova has been rapping and releasing music for years, we grew up together and its an honor to help spread his reach across America. Now Northwestern is a Christian college, and I played all clean or edited music, but one thing I have learned after all these years is that the students will scream out the swear words anyway. I had o change tracks on them for that reason, I gave them a warning first, when they didn’t listen tracks had to be cut. I have a great working relationship with the school, and i want to keep it that way. I’d say between 250-350 students were there for the festivities and I thank each and every one of them. 

I can’t express my joy with the DJ life, i’m growing and learning. This is just the tip of the iceberg, I know there is a lot more for me to learn, I look forward to the many lessons.

  1. ComeDown To The Underground – Block & Crown & Simioli
  2. My House (Gustavo Chateaubriand Remix) – Aren Suarez
  3. Raw NRG – Dennis Quin, Roog & Leon Benesty Feat. Mr Oasis
  4. Parallel Universe – Jamie Jones 
  5. Be Faithful – Fatman Scoop 

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