Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Get Cryphy x EXTRA LARGE

Three years ago, my good friends Jimmy 2 Times and Plain Ole Bill started up a new monthly party in First Avenue's Record Room, then known as The VIP Room. Sick of the confines of the downtown club scene and not being able to play the kind of music they wanted for the crowd who wanted to hear it, these two veteran hip hop and club DJs started up Get Cryphy as their own home, their own monthly party to spin Miami Bass, Southern bounce, Baltimore club, Bay Area rap, and other fringe hip hop subgenres shunned by the mainstream clubs who wanted only Top 40 pop rap hits.

From the very get-go, Get Cryphy was a smash hit, proving to the rest of the city that a club night can deliver real music to real people and can last longer than most actual nightclubs. Jimmy and Bill have brought in guest DJs such as Emynd, Low-B (Hollertronix), DJ Sega, Prince Klassen, and Scott Matelic, as well as showcasing local DJs like Wezz Winship, Bitch Ass Darius, as well as Last Word and Fundo, who are now part of the Cryphy family. I've had the honor of spinning at Get Cryphy about 5 or 6 times since its inception and it's always an incredibly fun and satisfying DJ experience.

To celebrate their third birthday, the Cryphy family is taking over the First Avenue mainroom on Friday February 11, 2011. They'll be spinning and featuring guest rap performances throughout the night. As this is going on, the party will continue in the Record Room where I'll be hosting EXTRA LARGE, focusing more on classic hip hop, funk, and other party music.

Stay tuned for exclusive mixes and more as we get closer to the big day.

Check out more info and RSVP on the Facebook event page.

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