On Friday night, July 30th, Ambient DJ mixologist Gregg Hollmann (aka DJ Jagged) performed at the Alpha 2 Lounge in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City. Sharing the card was the hard-driving DJ Bangkok (aka DJ Emm Bangkok) and Latin percussionist Tom Costagliola (aka Tommydrums). The action started at 11 PM, and we played until 3 AM.
Alpha 2 is a swanky sushi restaurant and bar/lounge located on 8th Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets. There is a cozy room in the back where we set up our DJ booth, and also had our own bar, tended by the lovely Tanya. Plugging in to the house sound system, our set was also heard on the sound system in the packed front bar/restaurant area.
For the first hour, we kept things chill and loungey. The dancefloor kicked in hard when Bangkok dropped Wham's "Everything She Wants." The music mix was wide and eclectic, including everything from salsa, merengue, Brazilian, electronica, 80s, disco and funk - with a smattering of pop, hip hop and mash-ups.
Stay tuned for future performances, as this spot could evolve into a monthly event. For a fresh and contemporary look to your wedding reception, Latin percussionist Tommy Drums can join the stage with a DJ and take your party to the next level! To book DJ Jagged or DJ Bangkok for your trendy underground house party or formal event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.