- September 28th, 2011
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DJ Uptown has only been dominating the wheels of steel for a couple of years, which we find hard to believe given his prodigious skill on the decks. His career is hardly in its infancy, though — there are other DJs in town who have been spinning for two and three times as long as he has, without half the residencies to show for it. A member of the Basement Sound System DJ and producer collective, Jerry Hill used to be an intelligence agent in the Air Force (seriously). As DJ Uptown, he plays out at such high-profile bars as Atomic Cowboy, the Delmar Lounge and Novak’s four and five nights a week and yet still finds time to be an amateur racecar driver. He’s been tapped twice to participate in the Red Bull Thre3style DJ Battle — which has only happened twice in St. Louis — and his frequent sets around town run the gamut from top-40 ballsy electro smash-and-grabs to deep-crate digs through the finest of forgotten hip-hop. Play on, playa.
Hip Hoppers Holiday returns to town Oct. 15 at the Gramophone, with headliner the Beatnuts.
Qwel+Maker, Blu, J Natural, Mike Eagle and Black Spade are among the other headliners.
Also performing are Midwest Avengers, Prince Ea, 12 to 6 Movement, Chalkboyz, BBU, Steddy P, DJ Mahf, Tef Poe, Illphonics, Scripts N Screwz, Hearts Kra-Z, Perfect Strangers, Jia Davis, T-Prince, Doorway, Alleyes Manifest, DJ Self Help, Earthworms, William H., Colorless, Farout, Jonezy, Saint Orleans, Preach, Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters.
There will also be a B-Boy battle, emcee battle, beat battle, graffiti wall and more.
Admission is $10-$15.
Hip Hoppers Holiday is a rain-or-shine event in the Gramophone’s parking lot.
Doors are at 2 p.m.
FRIDAY SEPT 9th
6PM – 8PM / FREE SKATE CLINIC
Free skate clinic with the pros at Centennial Skatepark. Registration starts at 5pm at the park. Look for the “Registration” table. All riders must have a signed waiver.
SATURDAY SEPT 10th
Shop Pro Sessions at LeClaire on barge
Shops from around the state have received a limited amount of passes to ride the barge. Each shop will run a series of contests to determine who gets passes. You must have a pass in order to ride. Everyone is welcome to come watch, but only people who have a pass and a waiver will be allowed on board. Time and details are on your pass. (No charge)
5PM – 9PM / Qualify to compete at Ticket to Grind
This qualifying comp will be for the first 30 skaters to register at Centennial Skatepark (age 16+). Pre-registration available at the park beginning on September 6th. The top four riders will progress to the final Ticket to Grind comp on the barge on Sunday
SUNDAY SEPT 11th
NOON – 3PM / Ticket to Grind Skate Comp
Twenty of the state’s best skaters have received a pass to ride the comp. The two riders with the highest scores will progress to the Ticket to Grind Finals in the Big Easy on October 9th. Red Bull will cover finalists’ flight and hotel. The big show will feature the Mississippi’s best athletes battling it out for a $3,000 cash purse. Click here to see comp format.
4PM / RIDER DEMO
Check out the Red Bull pros one last time before the barge leaves for St Louis, MO
And Guess who is the entertainment…. see you in Iowa!
Check out playlist, charts and other info on my Serato ScratchLIVE profile! Click Here
When you hear someone say “let’s got to a bowling alley!” images of middle aged men in polyester pants and pre-teen Birthday parties might be the first things to pop into you head and you definitely would not expect a DJ to be there. Welcome to “Friday Nights at Flamingo Bowl and cocktails.” Flamingo Bowl combines the Best of the plush settings of a Lounge with the novelty of Bowling. Enter the DJ… your night out on the town has just come full circle. Dancing, drinking and bowling with a soundtrack provided by St. Louis’s own, DJ Uptown. Spinning from 10p – 3am, I’ll take you on a journey from the old to the new and everything thing in-between. Grab a friend and come check out what is sure to be your new friday night place to be.
The Midwest Regional open format DJ Battle. Join Oz Resident DJ Big J along with special Guests DJ Who & DJ Uptown as some of the Midwests best DJ’s compete for cash & prizes each & every Sunday Night in the Emerald City lounge @ OZ. Grand Prize is $1000 cash and an appearance on the Pop’s Stage at Pointfest 2011 in May.
* $5 cover
* 19 to enter and 21 to drink
* Doors are at 10p and Oz is open until 5am
* Industry workers get in free
* Drink specials including $2 Natty lights and $3 rails
Speakeasy: An illicit bar selling bootleg liquor during the 1920’s/early 1930’s period of prohibition in the United States. The term comes from a patron’s manner of ordering alcohol without raising suspicion. Bartenders would tell patrons to be quiet and “speak easy”.
Today, Speakeasy is a downtown, underground lounge, located in the historic Thaxton building. Restored to its 1920’s art deco splendor, Speakeasy at the Thaxton will seduce you with opulence and please you with its swanky vibe. On December 18, 2010: Ola Style presents Haute Holiday Fashion Preview. 7:00PM-10:00PM. $15 in advance. $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Makeover For A Cause and guess who will be the DJ? BOOM! Private party style, ya dig?
Myself and DJ Who will be “killin’ the Willing” tonight in Cedar Falls Iowa at the Ice Ultra Lounge. Ice Ultra Lounge calls themselves the newest, hippest, chicest place to be in all of the Cedar Valley, if not all of Iowa. Sip sophisticated cocktails in sleek, modern decor highlighted by contemporary finishes, custom furniture and ambient lighting that will set the mood for relaxing evenings. It’s a nightlife experience the likes of which you’ll only find in places like Vegas… South Beach… right here on College Hill. Well there my friends, Get ready for the time of your life! ACPR Style!
Spy -vs- Spy: the DJ edition! Every Saturday night I pair of in a head to head battle to keep the dance floor rockin’! The traditional Spy -vs- Spy featured 2 spies that constantly were coming up with increasingly sophisticated ways of doing away with the other. My Guest DJ for this Saturday is DJ Trashtalk, and she has been known to bring the heat to the dance floor. Don’t worry, We wont be trying to bring each-other to musical doom. we will actually let our powers combine to keep your feet moving and the party flowing far into the small hours of the morning. The Party goes down at Atomic Cowboy Satuday Nights, 10pm – 3am (click here for directions)