Thursday, October 30, 2008

Epic DJ Weekend

Here's the rundown on my 6-shows-in-5-days DJ marathon:
[free] Halloween party on 15 Elliot St. at 10pm Friday, October 31
[free] "Beeroween" day party at 10 N. High St. November 1st, around 3-4pm
[free] Burn Unit at Beaver Ranch at 8pm November 1st
[$2-3] Block Rockin' Beats at Athens Pyramids Hookah bar at 11pm
[free] Pre-election hip-hop shop at The Union, 10pm on Monday, November 3rd
[free] Burn Unit at Bruce Manor, 8pm Tuesday November 4th

Monday, October 27, 2008

Election Day

I'll be spinning at Hip-Hop Shop's super-dooper election eve bash on Monday, November 3rd at 10pm. It's at The Union and it's free!
Tuesday, November 4th I'll be playing with an experimental group, The Burn Unit, at Bruce Manor (221 W Union St). The time is sometime -- be there or be somewhere else.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Backdrop Release Party

I'll be playing downstairs at 19 South from 10-12pm on Saturday night, there's a $3 cover if you're under 21, free otherwise. Even if you hate my music you should come see one of the other awesome groups!
October Fist
Grade School
Jesty Beats
The Red Army
DJ Josh Crafter

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Live Cab for HOVA

Just announced a few dates for Live Cab for HOVA, a live mix of Death Cab and Jay-Z. I'll be doing Athens Pyramids Hookah Bar 11/14 (still spinning every Friday) and Bruce Manor (221 W Union) 11/15.

Local DJ mixes things up at hookah bar

Andrew Logan, otherwise known as DJ An-log, has managed to keep costs low in a field where equipment can cost thousands of dollars.

Logan uses innovative ways to keep his music affordable for both his fans and himself, but he hasn’t done it alone.

“My parents support me a lot, so that is really important,” the Ohio University junior said. “I don’t do a whole lot of gigs for money, so I don’t think that I could do it without them.”

Logan, who is studying music production, has been DJing for almost five years, but he did not begin playing live in Athens until last fall. At this time, he began to promote himself and his work on the Internet.

He advertised his Death Cab For Cutie and Jay-Z mash-ups, which include Black Plans and American Stairs, on Facebook, YouTube, and his personal Web site. These methods brought attention to his music, but only cost on average $6 per week, Logan said.

Logan then offered his services to Soly Bata, owner of the hookah bar Athens Pyramids, 5 Mill St., who booked him to perform for free every Friday this quarter.

“I like to do it, and that’s a great venue for me to do whatever I want and work out things in my set and have fun and not have to worry about disappointing people who are paying me,” Logan said of the opportunity to play at Pyramids.
Bata said that Logan’s musical style is the “perfect match” for the relaxed atmosphere he wants at his bar.

“I try to keep things student-oriented, and Andrew offered to DJ,” Bata said. “It’s a great partnership.”

Using samples from songs ranging from popular rap, old school hip hop, reggae and break beats, Logan can play for up to three hours at his show.

“Playing to sober people who are just chilling and smoking hookah is the ideal venue for the type of music that I want to play,” he said.

Logan uses his Web site to promote these shows as well, posting “Pyramixes,” which are full sets from his shows at Pyramids. He also plans to use the Web site to release his first original music — a collection of down-tempo tunes — sometime during Winter Quarter.

In addition to playing his weekly set at Pyramids and releasing new music, Logan will bring his “Death Cab For Hova” project to life by playing the albums in their entirety over the course of two nights, Nov. 14 and 15, at Pyramids and Bruce Manor, a house-show venue on Union Street.

While Logan has many plans for upcoming months, he is realistic about his future as a DJ.

“I would love to do it as a living, but I don’t know how attainable that is,” he said. “But no matter what I end up doing as a day job, DJing will be something that goes on at night.”

[via The Post]