FREE IN THE LOUNGE!
MOTOWN ON MONDAYS PHX
DJ TRICKY T, ACEYALONE, DJ MELO, DJ M2, Live Art by: LETER ONE
Mon, July 10, 2017
9:00 pmCrescent Ballroom
This event is 21 and over
MOTOWN ON MONDAYS [MOM] events are a family of DJs, Producers, Musicians and Music Enthusiasts that share a collective passion for MOTOWN RECORDS, their sister labels [TAMLA, MOWEST, etc.], everything Motown-inspired, and the convergence of soul music and dancing!http://www.crescentphx.com/event/1505351/
Tricky T + Special Guests + Live Art
Here's A Little Story ...
MOM DJS started with a humble beginning and a modest goal. The founder, Donovan Hall (aka DJ Gordo Cabeza), was asked to curate a night at Madrone Art Bar , one of San Francisco’s neighborhood venues. He decided to create a night he called Motown On Mondays. (MOM SF) The concept was to have a weekly event on Mondays that featured the music his mother raised him on … Motown, and make it a unique experience that had ‘family’ as it foundation. Donovan invited his close DJ friends to share their take on the Motor City and soul sound each week. MOM also offered original video footage from the golden era of this music and even hired a chair-masseuse. After its first year MOM SF’s attendance resembled a weekend night. What distinguished this crowd from the weekenders was the consistently positive vibe and attitude of the revelers, DJs and staff.
Today MOM DJs is headed by Donovan Hall and Timothy Ryan (DJs Gordo Cabeza & Timoteo Gigante) with the assistance of a small design and marketing team. We produce weekly events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Austin along with being featured at many festivals and one-offs each year. MOM DJs is inspired by a creative movement that honors artists like Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Mary Wells. We travel on the shoulders of these musical giants while celebrating and preserving their achievements for generations to come.
As a member of the Muzik Junkies Remix Squad, his edits have been played across the country by top DJs, while his skills have also led to him dropping guest radio mixes for both 92.7/99.3 The Beat and Power 98.3 on Phoenix Radio.
Most recently, DJ Melo has made a major impact on the exploding Moombahton scene, and is viewed as one of its innovators - he was the man behind the influential Winter Of Moombahton compilation and was invited to perform at the 2011 SXSW festival, and also among the artists selected for the prestigious ‘Blow Your Head - Dave Nada Presents Moombahton’ for Diplo’s Mad Decent Records.
In 2010 The Source Magazine recognized his hard work and talent by naming him one of the top 30 radio DJs in the highly esteemed "POWER 30 ISSUE" they release every year. In 2011 M2 was crowned
champion in the highly respected Red Bull Thre3Style Battle in Arizona and then went on to become the 2011 Red Bull Thre3Style US National Finals First Runner-Up.
M2 draws inspiration from his love and passion of art, film and design. In his spare time you will find him diggin for records or on the turntables pushing his craft to perfection. His humble attitude, innate talent and undying drive all make up the impeccable DJ that is M2.