Scruff’s Top 5

Man oh man ws this weekend a blast. It’s such an amazing thing to connect with other people, whether that’s on the dance floor or in conversation. My friends have introduced me to a lot of great music over the years, I am forever grateful for those opportunities. Though it was an exhausting weekend it will forever be one of my favorites on this journey of mine. 

Thursday night I continued my weekly residency at TraynRek in Boji. It’s starting to get cold and the crowd is dwindling, but those that came out def had a good time. The mix of tunes played ranged from the 70’s to today’s hits, and the requests made fit in perfectly with the vibe for the night. I played some James Brown, Michael Jackson, Soft cell and Anita Ward just to name a few. I appreciated the love I received, not only from the patrons, but the staff as well. When I come to play I always want the crowd to have a good time, but I also want to make the night enjoyable for the staff. Keeping both groups grooving ensures that everyone has a good night. 

Friday night I made my way to the capital of Iowa for a Gogol Bordello show. I had seen these guys once before in Sioux City at Saturday in the park. I loved the energy they brought to the stage, and the music made you feel like you were a part of the story. I was definitely looking forward to seeing them play a headliner show. The show was at Wooly’s, a small venue with a great underground atmosphere. The crowd packed in for the show and it was nothing but love from there on out. Though I didn’t know a ton of the lyrics, the band engaged with the crowd making you feel as if you were a part of the show. Afterwards I had the opportunity to connect with some of the other concertgoers, and snatch a picture with one of the members of gogol. I have to say I was very happy with my night in Des Moines. 

Saturday was the day I got the chance to play with some of Omahas best producers. The line up was stacked from start to finish. We had Ron Gotti on the bill with over 15 years of experience, Josh Schmidt aka Mixdup with over 10 years of experience, Jeff Farrow aka JP Goodebeats with over 20 years under his belt, and Natron88 with over 15 years headlining the event. I opened the night up with some of my favorite groovy tracks, and prepped the crowd for a good time. Once again we had a sold out show and the warmth from the crowd was great. Afterwards I went to support the OSU (Old Skool Underground) and their last event of the year, we danced into the wee hours of the morning. 

Overall it was a great weekend, I might have been sleep deprived for most of it, but I can say the knowledge and the experiences I had could never be replaced. As I prep for this week’s shows I look forward to experiencing new and exciting things as they come. Life is what you make of it, I plan on making it the best one that I can. 

  1. Bass Bump – Keeld
  2. Horn Porn Feat. Chris Lorenzo – Taiki Nulight 
  3. Pause, Stop, Rewind – Dillon Nathaniel 
  4. Be Randy – Dom Dolla & Torren Foot 
  5. Ibiza 77 (Soulji Remix) – Oliver Heldens 

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