Scruff’s Top 5

This past weekend I had an impromptu set at the 415, my plans changed at the last minute and I was able to join Ron Gotti for his birthday party. It was the first time we played as a duo in Omaha. Our motto is “If it fits, it ships” and I promise you we played to that very style. From house to tech to techno we packed our 1.5 hour set with some awesome tunes and made the place explode. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy playing at the 415. This place specifically caters to the electronic scene, if you walk in that’s what you are going to hear all night. So the people that usually stick around really enjoy what they hear and want to be in that environment. By the end of the night the venue was at max capacity and all the artists walked out with smiles on their faces. 

Saturday I worked on my upcoming sets, I have two shows coming up and I want to make sure that I bring my best to the table. One of the shows will be in Omaha and the second show will be in Cedar Rapids. This will be my second time playing at Just Jules, the first time was fun, I look forward to the return and the chance to show another part of Iowa that house music can really make you groove. The lineup is different, the talent on the bill is going to crush it. I’m just happy to be a part of the rodeo. 

As time goes on working harder, and smarter are the two main things on my mind. I mentioned before about organizing my life to optimize my time, that in itself will be huge in moving forward. My mornings start off with some stretches and push ups to get the body moving. Afterwards a shower to completely wake up, then tasks that complete small goals. Sometimes that is answering emails or promotion on my social media accounts. Sometimes that just reading a book, expanding my vocabulary, and keeping my mind sharp. Most times though those tasks will be early morning music shopping, or working on production. This road isn’t an instant one. You will get side tracked at times, but if you have things in place to keep you moving forward, and utilize them every chance you get, you will succeed. That’s not just about djing, that holds true in your everyday life. My struggle is laziness, I can look in the mirror and say that’s one of my problems. Now that I know this, its my job, priority, and goal to defeat the laziness and push as hard as I can. My morning routine is just something to help with that process. It’s not the 100% cure to my struggles, but its my healthy daily dose for eventually removing it from my life.

  1. Moggy – Chris Lorenzo
  2. Let You Down (Dom Dolla Remix) – Peking Duk feat. Icona Pop
  3. LOL – Gene Farris, Green Velvet 
  4. Jungle (Hotfire Remix) – Noizu
  5. No Love – Volac

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