It’s strange, but simple when you think about it. It is a regular occurrence at many multi-cultural parties I’ve attended. A club full of people discussing their frustrations at work and love lives all quickly end their conversations and rush to the dance floor. What was the catalyst that caused this? The culprit is the DJ and the weapon is either a Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton or Cumbia song. Whatever the ratio of Latins at the club, Hector of D’marquesina best explained this phenomenon in a simple sentence in a interview with NocheLatina.com. “Latin beats have always been made for dancing.”
D’marquesina is a Puerto Rican DJ duo comprised of Hector Arce-Espasas and Glorimarta “Glori” Linares. The two have been setting dance floors ablaze with the most dance-friendly Latin tunes of the past as well as their self produced remixes of the popular songs of today. Last week at Arrow D’marquesina did just that. Currently, Glori is in her tropical homeland, while Hector is holding down the fort in the concrete jungle. I got a chance to talk to Hector of D’marquesina after his set at Snique Peek Thursday at Arrow and found out that “marquesina,” or Garage, isn’t just a place where you park your car and store dusty boxes…
DJ Nique made Kid Cudi’s “The End” rap-on-able and this is what happened when Mike dropped fire on it!
Join us June 16th, pretty much the middle of the month, as we dance the weekend in!
Snique Peek Happy Hour @ Arrow Bar 6/16
Hosted by Ari The Model & GtoTheC
Music by DJ Nique, hurryupnbuy & Guest DJ, Hector of D’Marquesina
2 for 1 Drinks (including premium drafts, frozen margaritas and well drinks) Until 9pm
$7 Shot & Beer after
If you missed last week’s event, be sure to check out pictures, a live mix and interview from our last guests Disco Llama
At a time when the DJ/ Producer thrives, many have been finding their place in remixing those dusty records in the back of their crates that many people have forgotten about. Before the emergence of the metal and punk movement of the early 80s and after the funk and soul movement of the late 60s, disco rained supreme.
DJs have been coming together for quite some time reworking gems of the past into the housey dance floor anthems of today. Most recently a DJ duo by the name of Disco Llama based in NYC did just that. Disco Llama is comprised of DMC Online Battle finalist DJ Anubus and Producer/DJ Mike Device. These gentlemen have been friends since the old country; Vermont to be exact. They stopped by Snique Peek Thursdays at Arrow to play their first ever set as Disco Llama as well as debut tracks off their upcoming EP. I took some time to interview the fellas and find out why in the entire animal kingdom they decided to disco up the llama.