Heading down to the Jersey Shore this weekend to spin at the Asbury Hotels's Rooftop Bar, Salvation
Last weekend I DJ’d a wedding for an amazing couple, Randy and Dean. I’ve played at the Prospect Park Boathouse now a handful of times, and it’s one of the most unique venues in New York. Situated in the middle of Prospect Park, the boathouse overlooks a lake and beautiful walking bridge. Randy and Dean enlisted the services of Jose Rolon Events to help with the planning, and the day unfolded perfectly. For music, Baby Soda Jazz Band and myself shared in responsibilities.They did not want your stereotypical wedding music which I was more then happy to oblige. During the dinner hour, they asked for downtempo, thievery corporation vibes mixed in with some classic jazz. For the dancing it was everything from current hits to 80’s classics to hip-hop. The couple and guests were were so much fun to play for, and I'm grateful I could be a part of the day.
-DJ Nick Dean
My good friend Kevin Wright, aka DJ Ronin Roc has been on a nationwide tour throwing a party called Tribute Night. The past few times he’s come to New York City, he’s invited me out to play with him, and every time its been a blast. The party is all about paying tribute to specific artists or genre. The first one I played was Drake, Kanye and Future and the most recent was R&B night. I’d venture to say that each one has been sold out, and if you’ve ever been to Brooklyn Bowl you know its a rad venue with a massive capacity. I expect to play a few more of these this summer, so please stay tuned by following my social @djnickdean to see when and where!
-DJ Nick Dean
Sponsors: Allstate; Simon G.; Secrets Resorts & Spas | Ceremony/Reception Location: New York Public Library | Media Partner: People | Event Design: David Beahm Experiences | Wedding Planner/Event Coordinator: Francesca Events | Gown: Ceremony & reception: Pnina Tornai, Kleinfeld Bridal; cake cutting: Allure Bridals | Shoes:Jimmy Choo | Fashion Styling: The Stylish Bride | Devon's Formalwear: Martin Greenfield Clothier | Groomsmen Formalwear: Justin Alexander for Xedo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Allure Bridals | Flower Girl Dress: Hayley Paige | Rings: Simon G. | Hair and Makeup: MG Hair & Makeup | Flowers: American Grown Flowers | Cake: Sylvia Weinstock | Catering: Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning | Groom's Cake: Made in Heaven Cakes | Rentals: Smith Party Rentals; Taylor Creative Inc. | Lighting: Luminous Designs | Music & Entertainment: Élan Artists | Photo Booth: Studio Z Photo Booth| Honeymoon: Secrets Resort & Spa | Stationery: Atelier Isabey| Photographer: Joseph Lin Photography | Videographer: Cloudless Films | Transportation Partner: Camelot Limos | Favors: Fatty Sundays
I just returned home from an amazing work/ play trip in Mexico and thought I would share. The trip started out in Mexico City, which was super exciting to see because in the past I’ve only traveled through the airport and never had the chance to see the city. We flew in on Wednesday and took in as many sights as possible in two days. Obviously that is not a lot for such a huge city but I’d say we made good use of our time. We stayed at the Downtown Hotel in Mexico city, which I would highly recommend.
Thursday night I had a couple of gigs. The first was at a smaller craft cocktail lounge called Maison Artemisia. The lounge was really cool. It had a nice little crowd and I had fun playing some more laid back, lounge tunes as oppose to a club set. Later on Thursday night after my gig at Maison Artemisia I headed over to Dinsmoor to play my second gig. Dinsmoor is a private club located in Polanco. I didn’t know what to expect as they don’t have a website but as soon as we pulled up in the uber and I saw a large line out the door, I knew it was going to be a good time. Once inside and set up I played an all house set from 2-4am and it was a blast.
The next morning, super early running on only a couple hours of sleep we drove to San Miguel De Allende for the main event, Hotel Matilda’s 5 Year Anniversary Party. The party was one of the most fun, elaborate parties I have ever attended or dj'd for that matter. The entire hotel was transformed with intelligent lighting, incredible sound system and disco balls throughout. Sculptures and paintings from local artists were also brought in to enhance the already decadant ambiance. I played back and forth with a band called Los Rumberos who is a group of 4 guys who absolutely killed it! Hotel Matilda even had a firework show at midnight. The next morning Matilda had a special brunch to keep the party going and lucky for us Chef Enrique Olvera and David Kinch were in in the house and in charge of the food.
This was definitely a trip I will never forget and I’m extremely grateful to Hotel Matilda for having me down and taking such good care of me and friends. Special thanks to Sandra, Bruce and Gina at Hotel Matilda and also setting me up with such an incredible welcome bag. Also big thanks to Jorge for setting me up with all the fun gigs in Mexico City, much appreciated!
Until next time,