Boji, also known as DJ David B, broke his way into the nightclub scene nearly a decade ago after releasing several mix tapes that put him on the map in Detroit. Fan favorites like the Hip-Hop classic, “Eternity,” and his Spring Break-inspired “Acapulco Anthems” have fortified his spot at the forefront of Detroit's music and entertainment industry. David B's creative ingenuity has served as a platform for Detroit’s most formidable productions, including the renowned “Ultra Cruise Festival™ Summer Series” on-board Detroit's largest commercial yacht.
In 2008, Boji opened up for hip-hop star Flo Rida at Acapulco, Mexico, in front of over 4,500 screaming spring breakers. Later that year, he opened up for a sold-out Detroit stadium of over 21,000 fans for “The New Kids On The Block Reunion Tour.” He later joined Channel 955’s Bomb Squad, an exclusive 5-member group of top mix-show DJs that infiltrate the air waves of Metro Detroit. It is at Channel 955 that David B developed his loyal following as he launched his “Ministry of House” movement. Over the following 4 years, he went on to open up for myriad A-List artists, including Pitbull, David Guetta, Steve Angello of The Swedish House Mafia, Nadia Ali, Black Eyed Peas, Jason DeRulo, Iyaz, Taio Cruz, Big Boi of Outkast, Fabolous, & Monica.
In 2011 he traveled to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic where he opened up for LMFAO and also shared the stage with Deej Tommy Dee from Boston and rocked the first annual “Freedom Music Festival” on the gorgeous Caribbean Beach in front of over 3,000 spring breakers. The ball kept rolling in 2012 as David B traveled to Cancun, Mexico, Nassau, Bahamas, and Panama City Beach, Florida for the official “Ministry of House Tour,” dropping sets at some of the most renowned nightclubs on the planet and opening up for the Manufactured Superstars and EC Twins at the Dayglow Concerts in Panama City Beach, Florida.
You can currently listen, from anywhere in the world, to DJ David B's “Ministry of House” sets, live on Channel 955 (WKQI Detroit) every Saturday from 2-4 a.m. EST, with the iHeartRadio App. His show also streams live on www.channel955.com/djdavidb. Boji has now joined forces with Namin, a fellow Detroit artist, to work relentlessly on a new sound that will change the landscape of House Music as we know it. Heartbeat Synthony is coming…
Check out more on DJ David B at channel955.com
DJ Paul Martindale is considered one of Detroit's hottest up-and-coming DJ's. His style is characterized by a talent to mix multiple genres of music, including Hip Hop, Reggae, Reggaeton, Dance, and Ghetto-Tech. His career began at age 20 and has since advanced relentlessly to bring him to the forefront of the nightclub scene in Detroit.
Paul's talents have taken him from the behind the turntables to Head of Operations at Twilight76/Databass Records, one of Detroit's largest independent record labels, and nationwide promotions for some of the country’s top-grossing major labels, including Def Jam, J Records, and Arista Records. Paul also has several resident DJ positions in the Metropolitan Detroit area including The Beach, and Dirty Martini Lounge. His career as a DJ has brought him to over 50 venues in myriad cities such as Detroit, Windsor, Toledo, Toronto, and several overseas nightclubs, including "The Rex" in Paris, France. He has opened for a variety of artists, ranging from MC Breed to Nick Cannon and the Ying Yang Twins, not to mention appearances at both the 2003 and 2006 Detroit Electronic Music Festival (www.DEMF.com).
Paul is now a part of Channel 955's Infamous Bombsquad in Detroit, Michigan. Make sure you tune in each and every Friday on Channel 955 for the "Friday Night Mixtape" from 11:00PM – 1:00AM with your boys DJ Paul Martindale and Frodo. Give us a shout at 313-298-9595.
Paul is also part of the Channel 955 Bomb Squad
Christopher Gatson, a.k.a." DJ Whip", is a veteran to the DJ game and he uses that to his advantage every time he gets up on stage to perform. Whip taught himself how to scratch by watching Beat Street as a child. He purchased his first mixer and turntables at age 12 and started DJing his first house parties at the age of 15. DJ Whip has been spinning for an impressive eighteen years now and has not stopped growing since day one. His eclectic tastes of music and extensive knowledge of nearly every genre makes him a very powerful player in this scene.
The DJ Industry is a very fast-pace and aggressive business to be in. Whip has stayed on top of all of the most ground-breaking technological advances this industry has seen and has still found a way to stay true to his roots by keeping his turntables as his choice for battle. Whip's ability to cater to the crowd has made him one of the most respected DJs in Metro Detroit today.
These days you can catch Whip at his upscale residencies at the Dirty Martini Lounge in Novi on Friday nights and Birmingham's swanky Corner Bar on Saturday Nights. Whip isn't just spinning records these days, he is now mixing music videos in real time which has added a completely new and exciting element to his shows. His fans love it!
There have been many influencing people in Whip's life that have inspired him to spin the way he does. Jam Master Jay, The Wizard, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and DJ Cash Money to name a few. In 2004, Whip opened up for Maxwell at The Fox Theater. In 2005 DJ Whip went on tour with The Source Magazine in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, and New York City. In 2006 He was nominated as The Official DJ for Super Bowl XL in Detroit. DJ Whip has also had the opportunity to DJ parties for Detroit Rap Star Eminem, Proof, Dr. Dre, Magic Johnson, Lebron James, and The Detroit Pistons. In 2008, Whip represented Jermaine Dupri's endorsed Tag Body spray for the city.
With a signature blend of hip-hop, house, rock, pop, classics, soul, funk and reggae, Prevu has emerged as a local staple in the DJ industry. His unique sound has made him a regular at all of the hot venues regionally and he is creating a buzz nationally with many shows in southern Florida.
Prevu has performed at high-profile parties such as the Super Bowl XL, David Boji's Ultra Cruise Festival, and Six Degrees Magazine's signature Hangar parties. DJ Prevu has also worked with clients such as Red Bull, Chrysler, and GM, to name a few. Prevu also opened up shows for G Unit, Akon, and 112 in Detroit in 2005 and 2006. He feels that the most exciting part about being a DJ is connecting with the audience. Recognizing that each crowd is uniquely different, Prevu uses his ability to read into his audience's needs and take the party to another level time-after-time.
Prevu is a fixture inside the velvet ropes of Metro Detroit's premier clubs and events. He is a local resident at The Bosco in Ferndale, MGM's V NightClub, and Esko in Detroit. He works closely with local promotion agencies such as Six Degrees Magazine, D. Mix Entertainment, LimeLight Entertainment, Basement Beats, Vital Productions, and Creep Productions, to name a few. D. Mix Entertainment is proud to have him on its team.
Jon Gagliano, nicknamed "Gags" by all of his peers, has been in love with music since he was a child. He was intrigued by the way a DJ could control a party through his song selection and his presence on a microphone. Gags wanted to be a part of this culture. He began studying the styles of many local DJs, including David B, Paul Martindale, and Whip, to name a few.
Within a few months Gags started learning the many traits of an excellent DJ while developing his own style as well. Gags started spinning at parties for his fraternity at Northwood University and quickly built a name for himself. Gags also performed at several mobile gigs, weddings, corporate events, and night clubs in Metro Detroit. Gags credits many of his close friends who DJ for his own successes in the trade.
D. Mix Entertainment brought DJ Gags on board in the summer of 2004 as one of their mix show DJs and he has deemed himself a valuable asset to the company ever since. DJ Gags performed at the 2007 International Auto Show, the 2008 Red Bull Air Race Ultra Cruise Festival, and the Summer Party Series at Bayside of Walled Lake in 2008. You can be sure to find DJ Gags rocking the dance floor at a hot venue near you.
Grammy nominated Urban Kris has been dazzling crowds for 16 years and has played just about every venue in town. He has also been featured on several major Detroit radio stations including 89X, 96.3 and 93.1. Kris' Grammy nomination came for his work with Eminem on the Marshall Mathers EP and The Eminem Show. And while he's worked with the likes of Dr. Dre, Obie Trice, D12, Redman and Xzibit, the studio will never keep him from his first love, the live stage.
Kris' raucous blend of house, funk and techno has added to his already formidable reputation as one of the foremost all-around producers on the Detroit scene. His diverse tastes range from House to Hip Hop and beyond. Every Show, Kris' love of music will be reflected in his audience. And when the dance floor is full, he will know he's done his job.
Jared C. Sykes, urban percussionist, is a Detroit native who is quickly carving his own signature into the world's percussion scene. He has earned a great reputation for his high energy performances, unique style and stage charisma. Jared is proficient in both traditional and contemporary styles and this has made him a great asset to bands and night club DJs alike.
He has toured and recorded with such top artists as Kevin Saunderson, Norma Jean Bell, Jeremy "Ayro" Ellis, John Beltran, Tommy Onyx, Exchange Bureau, Theo Parish, Dennis Coffey, John Arnold, Larry Fratangelo and many more.
Check out Jared's website: www.percussionguru.com
The Medicine Man Bruce Cobb, is a trained master percussionist and is considered to be one of the best in the business. When he performs with techno, house, R&B, Jazz and Neo Soul, Bruce stands alone. He's played with some of the best musician DJs in the U.S. and globally from Montreal, France, Australia to Detroit, and has gained respect from his peers and fans alike. Bruce is a Detroit native, where house music was born. He's played in every Detroit Electronic and Movement Music festival, which is the largest free festival of its kind in the world. He's also played with Jazz legends Marcus Belgrave, Jon Luc Ponty, Roy Ayers and Stevie Wonder and toured with virgin recording artist Dwele and Amp Fiddler. Bruce is currently recording with India Arie, Floetry and Macey Gray on their new albums.
Bruce has a unique style, compared to other percussionists. His instruments of choice are three congas, bongos, timbales, djembe and several cymbals. He collaborates the music mix with afro-Cuban rhythms and a grooving house beat to create a perfect harmony. When he hits the stage, he hits the skins and he doesn’t stop until the medicine takes effect. That's his trademark; Bruce calls his style Medicine Music. He believes that good music can feed and heal your soul and a strong beat can make you dance!
Read more about Bruce Cobb on his website: www.medmanworld.com
Tony is very well known as being one of the most talented Dumbek players in the United States and in the World. He has been on the stage playing professionally since the age of 10. He not only plays the Dumbek, but he produces his own music that can only be described as 'High Energy Dance' music. It is a fusion of Eastern and Western Music and it is taking the world by storm. He simply describes it as music that '...sets your soul free and makes your body move'.
While his music is electrifying, his shows are a true 'Captivation'. His shows are high energy and it is rare to see everyone NOT dancing while Tony is performing. Tony Bahu has played in many venues across the country including the MGM Grand Casino. He has performed both nationally and internationally and has rocked audiences in many of the biggest cities in the United States.
Check out Tony's website: www.tonybahu.com
Tony or TOnE’ as most people know him has been in the Euro\American music scene since he was able to hold a drumstick. Born and raised in the Detroit area, Tony has been enjoying success in his in the prominently Balkan based music scene since 1990, enjoying managing, and marketing his own band since then as well. Most recently he has evolved into a solo percussionist and also a DJ and keyboard player! TOnE’ played in front of over ten thousand people at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in heart plaza back in the early 90’s. TOnE’ has also had the opportunity to travel and play in Daytona Florida, San Diego California, Ontario Canada, mid west states and of course the Metro Detroit Area has become his new home.
As a self taught musician with a unique style of percussion and musical background, TOnE’ credits some of the greatest folk musicians in Europe for influencing his musical style. Musicians such as Ferus “the King” Mustafa, Boris Karloff, and the Gypsy Kings to name a few, have played a huge role in TOnE’s ability to adapt into the nightclub and lounge scene with his percussions. Being able to add a unique Euro-Rhythmic beat and flavor to any performance has proven to be a great success with his audience. A natural born entertainer, TOnE’ takes it to the limit every time he steps on stage making sure that his performance is memorable to all of his fans that are listening.
Throughout his life, Omar Binno has faced and overcome many obstacles and personal adversities, which have molded him into the person he is today. Born blind, Omar is a multi-talented poet, musician, song composer, producer, writer, and a deeply spiritual person whose faith shapes his works as well as his character.
He began playing the piano at age 9, and since then, music has remained his deepest passion. His style of music was inspired by artists like Elton John, Phil Collins, Chicago, and Journey. His love of music and writing has pervaded his life’s works. Omar feels that art is the most profound communicator; whether it is through music, stories, poetry, paintings, or acting, art is the avenue for artists to express their deepest experiences, beliefs, and views in ways that touch people eternally.
In December 1995, while attending the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM,) Omar’s poem “An Eternal Farewell” was published in UDM’s magazine “Mcnichols Road.” In 1997, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English writing and literature, and Communications. In 1999, he completed his Masters Degree in Public Relations and Marketing. He currently composes his own music in genres ranging from Hip Hop and dance/techno, to pop and alternative. When asked who his role models are, Omar said that Christ is, of course, the greatest role model. However, he feels that God has also blessed him with a close-knit family, and friends whose support is priceless.
Two other people who have profoundly influenced Omar’s writings, as well as his spiritual beliefs, are the late renowned Christian writers: J. R. R. Tolkien; author of The twentieth century’s best-selling literary trilogy “The Lord Of The Rings," and C. S. Lewis; author of "The Chronicles Of Narnia." Omar asserts that, although Tolkien and Lewis's works are fictional, they subtly retell the themes of selfless love and perseverance, which are the central teachings of Christianity.
You can read more on Omar at his website: www.omarbinno.com
The Killer Flamingos have been voted Best Band in Detroit in 2008 and 2009 by Hour Magazine, WDIV4 Click on Detroit Best band in 2008 and 2009, and Ann Arbor Current Magazine Best Band in Ann Arbor in both 2008 & 2009. An infectious blend of pop, rock, and electronica, Killer Flamingos produce a sound that is turning heads and capturing listeners everywhere. Anyone who has seen The Killer Flamingos can attest to their amazing live show. Superb musicianship, explosive stage presence, and concert-style performance have secured the band an important place on the Detroit music scene. This quintet consists of vocalist Michelle Carravallah, Darren Drake on keyboards, guitarist Todd Best, David Gondoly on bass guitar, and Tim Webber on drums.
The Killer Flamingos have quickly amassed a huge following of devoted fans throughout the state and beyond, and have gained recognition as one of the best bands in Detroit. Their first CD release, entitled Sick Society included songs that were featured in the Anna Nichole Smith movie, "Illegal Aliens" and MTV's "The Hills". The band has opened for national acts such as Sloan and Grammy winners, OK Go. The band secured its place on the original scene as the 2005 Sonic Summer, Detroit News Battle of the Bands Winners for best original band in Detroit!
For booking info visit: www.killerflamingos.com
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