Weekly Wrap-Up September 24, 2012

Well, it was a busy week and weekend for House of Music. A full week of events with new clients, old clients, and even a huge party for Music Midtown…  Here is the breakdown:

Atlanta Magazine with DJ Danny M

ATL Magazine

DJ Danny M was out to the Atlanta Magazine Groundbreakers which is people and projects shaping the future of the city and tackling our future challenges.  Special guest Mayor Kaseem Reed managed to make it out for an appearence and a speech. Big thanks to Randy Stone for the opportunity to do yet another flawless event with Atlanta Magazine.

 

 

 

 

Sugarloaf Country Club

Sugarloaf Country Club

House of Music would like to welcome Sugarloaf Country Club to our new list of clients. We had 2 great events there this week with Video Projectors and sound for presentations and meetings. As our inventory continues to expand with new video and sound equipment we continue to identify the needs for our clients. We are looking forward to more events with the Sugarloaf Country Club, and a long relationship with OUR new client.

Sugarloaf Country Club

 

House of Music and Absolute Entertainment 80′s event with DJ Huda Hudia

DJ Huda Hudia

House of Music debuted our new 65 inch TVs with Absolute Entertainment for a corporate event at the Renaissance  Waverly in Marietta, GA. Dj Huda Hudia was in charge of the video presentation for this awesome 80′s party. Jeff and Cid from Absolute Entertainment did an awesome job as always putting the event together. Complete with a 1980,s arcade that even included an Atari, and props and costumes for all. Sharon Fischer from Button It Up Photography was there to do real-time photo processing so the guest can have memory of the event that will last a lifetime. Planning an event like that is always challenging, but with an A+ team like that, it was a perfect event. Thanks to all…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lexus Event at Fox Theater

Egyptian Ballroom with DJ Danny M at the Fox Theater Atlanta

DJ Danny M tucking in his shirt once again to work on an event with Lexus. The Atlanta area Lexus dealers are providing all sort of VIP goodies for you to make your experience at the Fox a lasting memory. The exclusive VIP party was complete with refreshments, goodies, and music by none other that DJ Danny M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lingerie Fashion Show at Aja Restaurant

As our relationship continues with Here To Serve Restaurants we are happy to have provided staging, lighting, and our very own DJ B-Dub for this sleek and sexy event at Aja restaurant.

 

Andrews Entertainment Complex

A weekend full of events kept our newest Sound Engineer Aileen busy all weekend at Andrews Upstairs.

 

 

 

 

 

St. Regis Buckhead

Wedding After Party with the Meddin Family

Congratulations to Shea and Christina Meddin as the embark on the Newlywed adventure….  The wedding was awesome, and DJ Jeremy kept the after party going until almost 4:00 am. The St. Regis in Buckhead was awesome in planning the event. It showed through in the end as it lived up to everyone’s expectations.

 

 

 

Music Midtown Open House Party with House of Music

Music Midtown 2012

We can officially stop wondering if Music Midtown is back, and so is the House of Music weekend party on Piedmont!! Mario hosted a huge party across the street from Piedmont Park complete with BBQ catering, refreshments and a whole lot of people….   Here is a little write up from Acces Atlanta:

If you have a sold out crowd of more than 50,000 in Piedmont Park then yes, it’s an unqualified success.

Though Peter Conlon, president of Live Nation Atlanta, the promoter that produced the event, could have been doing a shout-from-the-rooftops victory lap at the end of the night, he simply noted that the “better-than-anticipated success” of this year’s event “has re-established Music Midtown as one of the country’s top festivals.”

 

House of Music and Absolute Entertainment 80’s event with DJ Huda Hudia


House of Music is debuting our new 65 inch TVs with Absolute Entertainment for a corporate event at the Renaissance  Waverly in Marietta, GA. Dj Huda Hudia was in charge of the video presentation for this awesome 80’s party. Jeff and Cid from Absolute Entertainment did an awesome job as always putting the event together. Complete with a 1980,s arcade that even included an Atari, and props and costumes for all. Sharon Fischer from Button It Up Photography was there to do real-time photo processing so the guest can have memory of the event that will last a lifetime. Planning an event like that is always challenging, but with an A+ team like that, it was a perfect event. Thanks to all…

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Atlanta Magazine Event with Mayor Kasim Reed

Atlanta Magazine Groundbreakers Event with Mayor Kasim Reed

http://www.atlantamagazine.com/groundbreakers2012/home.aspx

Meet the inaugural class of Atlanta Magazine Groundbreakers—people and projects shaping the future of the city and tackling our future challenges. All of the Groundbreakers represent works in progress: smart ideas that are under way but still have years—in at least one case, a couple of decades—to go before their potentials are fully realized. That may sound idealistic, but we selected these Groundbreakers out of dozens of candidates because they combine imagination with pragmatism. They tackle real problems. They embody a shift in Atlanta development. They’re built on foresight about our changing demographics. And yes, there is a robot.

Follow the link for more information…

Special thanks to DJ Danny M and Jonathon from the House of Music team for working this awesome event!!!

From the Examiner.com – Atlanta’s top DJs talk technology and more

http://www.examiner.com/article/atlanta-s-top-djs-talk-technology-and-more

ATLANTA
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
RICK LIMPERT

It’s always great to receive feedback on an article after it is written, especially if it’s positive feedback.

Such was the case with my CBS Local piece on “The Best DJs in Atlanta.”

It got me thinking about the DJ business and how technology has changed the profession over the years. We all know how technology has impacted the music business, but what about DJs?

One of the top DJs in Atlanta, Jeremy Ladd, who is the operating partner of House of Music Atlanta was able to fill me in on what the profession was and what it has come to be.

“In the 1970s, it was about turntables and multi-channel mixers,” explains Ladd. “In the 1990s, we moved into digital technology with CDs.”

Ladd said this was good news for DJs with large vinyl collections because they could carry a lot more music with CDs.

Now, the news is even better.

“With the mp3, you can carry a laptop and external hard drive vs. 17 crates of records and CD books,” adds Ladd. “You can also move faster between music and it makes mixes a lot faster and cleaner.”

Heather Sharp, aka DJ Heather B of www.bellacoutureevents.com takes a different view, but it’s still about technology.

“I have found that even with today’s fast moving technology I still prefer vinyl records,” states Sharp. “Now days I use Serato Scratch Live made by RANE when I am preforming out and simply love the sound and feel only vinyl can produce.”

Deep down, Sharp lives in fear that true mix DJs will soon be a thing of the past and most likely the next generation will have know idea what a turntable even is.

That would be a shame, so I asked Sharp if it just too easy to mix songs in 2012?

“Today anyone can learn how to mix one song to the next,” admits Sharp. “Technology has come so far that anyone can buy a mixing program and with little effort start mixing.”

“Not so fast,” says Ladd.

“Old school DJs have an arrogance, as they think it’s easier to be a DJ.”

Ladd says while the fundamentals remain the same, being a good DJ takes a lot of work and it really is an art.

“You can’t replace the human element,” smiles Ladd.

Ladd offers up this advice for new and aspiring DJs.

“Get two turntables and some crates of records and practice.”

Other changes in the modern DJ world are positives, Ladd states.

They include the program Ableton, which Ladd says is cutting edge when it comes to remixing and recording songs. Along with the fact that DJs now can reloop, save the reloop and then cut and save them in real time.

Armed with his MacBookPro, Ladd says there isn’t much he can’t do and he’s looking forward to what might be coming next.

That includes huge HD video screens in the clubs that will play music videos and improved interface devices.

No matter what technology throws at the DJ industry, Sharp says she “sticking by her guns.”

“I don’t think I could ever give up mixing on vinyl records,” boasts the effervescent Sharp.

“It is ingrained into my soul and brings me more pleasure than spinning on CDJ’s or any other type of digital DJing.”
The next time you see a DJ, you’ll know the skill and thoughts that go into each and every performance.

Punchline Installation

Recently, house of Music provided an amazing audio/visual installation at The Punchline Atlanta!

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DJ Jeremy Ladd – Follow on Twitter @DJ_Jeremy

With numerous years of experience, Jeremy has been involved with all aspects of the entertainment industry. Having credit in acting and voice-overs to being a well-known DJ and all types of event and audio productions, there are very few areas that have not been explored by his talent.

Being involved in the music industry opened up another interest and passion in Jeremy’s career, a love that he has always had for music. Through the years he has been a resident DJ at some of the hottest and best known nightclubs in Atlanta, such as eleven50, Vision, Fever, Cosmopolitan, Leopard Lounge, Sutra, Aiko, Verve, and many others. Jeremy has also played all over the US in a variety of different venues. Traveling non-stop through the summer months will lead him to cities such as New York, Miami, DC, Chicago, Phoenix, Dallas, Las Vegas, and many more. Playing a range of music that includes house, breaks, hip-hop, and top 40, everything is possible when it comes to playing for a crowd.

While on the road as a DJ and emcee, Jeremy was a featured opening DJ act for the Black Eyed Peas in 2010, and has also worked with Funk Master Flex, Ludacris, T.I., Gavin DeGraw, and Joel Madden. Jeremy has worked with many A-list celebrities including Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest, 50 Cent, Queen Latifah, Bruno Mars, Rick Ross, and Tommy Hilfiger.

[title h2=”title_blue”]Acting and Voice-over[/title]
A non-stop passion to perform is a quality that is a driving force in Jeremy’s career. He made his film acting debut in the Walt Disney production of Remember the Titans. His television work includes a recent appearance on the pilot episode of the TNT production Franklin and Bash, and co-hosting duties on the syndicated NOPI Tunervision, which aired on the Speed channel for six seasons and also featured on the Travel Channel. Additionally, Jeremy’s voiceover work can be heard in numerous radio and TV commercials in the local, regional, and national markets.

 

 

[title h2=”title_red”]Emcee[/title] This is the first area that he devoted his talent toward. Originally starting with Jefferson Pilot Communications as an Emcee host for events sponsored by Star94 in Atlanta, Jeremy gained local recognition in the community and later became the leader of Q Party Crew team with the Cumulus owned Q100. That experience-lead him to the world of motor sports with the Atlanta based NOPI Nationals Car Show Series and NDRA Racing and Drift Series. Hosting swimsuit contests and commentating for the races help build his confidence and experience to become one of the co-hosts of the Speed Channel’s television show NOPI Tunervision.

 

 

[title h2=”title_red”] Production[/title] Perfection is a requirement in all of Jeremy’s performances. Going beyond the expected duties to ensure a flawless production is a necessity in his eyes. Producing sound and light for fashion shows, special events, and concerts is a strong area of experience. With a positive attitude and outlook, you can rest assured that if he is involved, the production will be top of the line.

 

Follow him on twitter @DJ_Jeremy

 

 

 

 

 

DJ Danny M

Danny’s passion for music stems from his classically trained musical background. With over thirteen years experience in musical theory, he knows what elements are needed to make a party come to life. Currently you can find him entertaining crowds in some of Atlanta’s hottest night clubs. Along with his infectious personality, DannyM is sure to turn your event into an experience.

Atlanta Magazine 50th Anniversary

Atlanta Magazine has long been a source for happenings in and around the city of Atlanta, and House of Music has been there with them along the way. DJ Jeremy had the privilege of being Master of Ceremony for Atlanta Magazine’s 50th anniversary gala held at Atlanta History Center’s Ballroom. House of Music worked right alongside Mayor Reed and American blues/jazz singer Francine Reed filled the room with her amazing voice. Even former Braves Pitcher John Rocker was there.
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DJ sublime

Jory Johnson, aka DJ sublime, started out in the underground throwing raves and EDM
weeklies as part of Vinylboy Productions at the Masquerade, the Vault, Market and the
Globe Theater. He quickly made a name for himself as an opener for many headliners.
Vinylboy became Surface ATL in 2003 and moved into the clubs and held long running
weeklies at both Hush in midtown and the Mark Ultralounge downtown. In 2005 Jory
was approached by TK productions / In Like Flynn and started dance / top 40 / hip hop
residencies at the biggest clubs in Atlanta (1150, Fever, Aiko). In 2006, Jory moved to
Aiko as a full time resident and played there until the club closed in 2009.

DJ sublime has continued to embrace any and all dance music and can play to any
crowd for any length of time, preferring to play the entire night if possible. I also have
tons of experience promoting my own events with a 10,000+ person email list that is
specific to the club/bar business, SurfaceATL.com, and a strong Facebook presence
(facebook.com/DJsublimeATL). I am a tireless promoter and work very hard to make
any club or event I am involved with a success!