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Party Illegal Presents All Vinyl Night: Playplay / Fifi Hi-Fi / DJ Gonzo / Gemynii
✰ PARTY ILLEGAL PRESENTS ✰
✰ ALL VINYL NIGHT ✰
Illegal is bustin' out the turn tables for an unforgetable night. It's time to shake our asses to some of the Bull City's most talented vinyl DJs!
✰ FEATURING ✰
✰ DJ GONZO
✰ FIFI HI-FI
✰ $5 B4 11PM ✰
✰ DJ GONZO
DJ Gonzo is a Soul/Hip-Hop/R&B DJ and turntablist from Raleigh, NC. He first built a following at WKNC 88.1fm where he ran the request-based Hip-Hop show “The Saturday Night Mixtape” from 2003 through 2008. He left the radio station to tour with the Washington D.C. based rap group M1 Platoon with whom he released mixtapes and shared stages with Little Brother, Murs, Jean Grae, Blu & Exile, 9th Wonder, Tanya Morgan and DJ Prince. In the years since, he has served (at one time or another) as a DJ for acts such as King Mez, Rapsody, Kooley High, Guilty Simpson, HaLo, Joe Scudda and Boulevards. In 2010 he headlined the official afterparty for the inaugural Hopscotch Music Festival in his hometown of Raleigh. Along with Tab-One (Kooley High), he opened for the legendary Oakland hip-hop ensemble Souls of Mischief on their “Still Infinity” tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark LP “93 ’till Infinity.” He is the 2015 winner of the DURM Hip-Hop Summit DJ Battle and is currently a resident DJ at Ruby Deluxe in downtown Raleigh.
PlayPlay creatively interweaves nostalgic hip-hop and house classics into both their DJ sets and music production, which are largely composed of city-specific sounds – namely Chicago juke and footwork, Bmore/Jersey/Philly club, NYC house, Detroit techno, and Miami bass. An extremely versatile DJ, PlayPlay also favors dancehall, cumbia, global bass, jungle/early hardcore/breakbeat, acid house, jock jams, EBM, industrial and 90s nostalgia all around. Their ultimate goal is to be in constant musical conversation with the crowd, contributing to a safe(r), free(r) space for everybody.
PlayPlay has opened for Big Freedia, MC Lyte, TT the Artist, Dai Burger, Mighty Mark, Le1f, Double Duchess, Jubilee, MikeQ, Cakes Da Killa and others. Based in Durham, NC, PlayPlay is an organizer and resident DJ of Party Illegal, a popular bass party gaining serious traction in NC. PlayPlay is also the creator and energetic force behind several themed parties, including a long-running 90's party, an industrial/goth night and a ladies of the 80's party. During the day, they are a music scholar, teacher, and board member of IASPM-US. In short, music is life for PlayPlay.
✰ FIFI HI-FI
Fifi has been playing vinyl in the Triangle since the mid 2000s. Heavy on the new wave, freestyle, and pop, Fifi hails back to the dance floors of Buzz and Tracks (DC) circa mid-90s. Founding member of (now defunct) J'Cougarz DJ Squad/Red Wine Society east coast associate/Seance crew.
Gemynii is a self-taught DJ, artist, poet, art instructor, and community activist/organizer. Her work has been featured by Afropunk and Oak City Hustle. She currently lives and works in Durham and is a member of an international art collective known as RAW.
10 - 2 // 21+
$5 B4 11PM
Accesibility info: Venue is on ground floor. Bathrooms are wheelchair accesible. All bathrooms are gender neutral.
Safe(r) Space: This space aims to provide a safe(r) space queer/trans people of color. No racism, transphobia, fatphobia, ableism, or nonconesual touching will be tolerated. If someone makes you uncomfortable please talk to Party Illegal organizers or the door person. Come correct or stay tf home. ;)