The Best of the New DJ Nights in Dallas
One of the many celebrity guest DJs at Blake Ward's residency at The Dram.
Rico DeLeon III
The Dallas DJ's star is shining brighter and brighter, but the only way to try to soak in a little bit of their light is to keep up with the rotating and new weekly and monthly gigs on the calendar from all of our favorites and the emerging heavy hitters in the 1s and 2s game.
Your dance party is no longer relegated to a so-called weekend, trade your Friday's and Saturday's for a Sunday or even a Monday, and quit drinking your feelings after work and start cutting a rug. Or at least come out in public to jam a tune or two.
The staples remain: DJ Blake Ward's Saturday Glamourama party at Beauty Bar found new excitement last week, but you can also find Ward on Fridays at Three Sheets for his "Between the Sheets" party and at The Dram on Wednesday nights with his continued guest DJ series which has now counted artist Sally Glass, Oliver Francis Gallery's Kevin Rubén Jacobs and the Caviar Club gang among its special guests. Ward still manages to find an hour or so on the decks and the laid-back crowd lets him wander into some deeper nu-disco and indie cuts then you will hear on his other nights.
DJ Sober's Thursday night Big Bang party at Beauty Bar continues to bang at near capacity every week, but you will want to check out his new monthly with Red Eye, The Warm Up, also at Beauty Bar. On the last Friday of every month, come out to hear what this musical duo comes up with, their combined mojo promises an excellent dance party with a varied and even sophisticated soundtrack. A special Warm Up night on February 13th provides the ideal after party for the sold-out xx show.
Rob Viktum has changed up his Slip Inn schedule just a tad, handing his Wednesday's over to DJ 5-D. Now hit Viktum up at the Slip on Thursday and Friday evenings. And you can still look for him at Hacienda on Saturday nights, when you need a tequila flight with your neck bobbing. The new heat in town might be Viktum's new monthly at The Arcade Bar in Lakewood, 1985. Joined by Cuba Kapowski (ugh, such a good name) hits from the 80s find their way to the speakers and the first Sunday Funday of every month is about to get turned all the way up. That is this week, you guys!
In the last month or so any time I have sought out a new song or gone out of my way to inquire about who was on the decks DJ Niro or We Are Dallas' Hector Pina, known as DJ Hotshot, has been at the tables.
DJ Hotshot is mostly on the party scene but you should try to catch him at We Are Dallas' bash on Saturday that will also feature Jaeson Green and -topic on the mics, respectively.
DJ Niro is getting loud every Monday at the Slip Inn, so now you have something to look forward too at the beginning of your week. And for that midweek buzz, look no further than his new weekly starting at ZuBar every Wednesday in the front room. Expect some soul, hip hop and nearly anything else via Niro's spot-on taste to move your week along just fine.
It's not the bands that make her dance, sugars, it's the DJs. So, go get ya some.
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