Remember every time you were out at a club and you heard the DJ playing some songs you didn’t really like, or maybe making mistakes on the mixes? You may have said, “I can do better than that.” If you have – or if you’re one of many who mixes on home equipment but has never taken it to a crowd – this is a night for you to take your records out and show off your skills.
Starting Jan. 19, every first and third Thursday of the month, Broadway Bar in Amityville is hosting an “Open Turntable Night.”
You can sign up either the day of the event at Broadway (starting at 7 p.m.) or through the venue’s Facebook page. Just keep in mind: everyone must bring all their equipment – and the proper equipment as well – which means more than just turntables, but things like an extra surge protector and an RCA cable (in order to interface with the house system).
Each selector involved will get a 45-minute set, starting at 8 p.m., until the last mixer wraps up at 2 a.m. Those joining in must arrive before 7 p.m. to start setting up, to make sure the transition from DJ to DJ goes smoothly. Guests who do decide to join in are also asked to promote their appearances through invites or social media, with every performer over 21 years of age also receiving a free drink for their effort.
There is no cover for anyone, and for those whom aren’t coming to spin but to groove need not worry that the night might not be up their alley. Each week a “headliner” (as in “an established DJ”) will jump in around midnight to help guarantee at least one killer session of beats for all.