Summer 2017 HI-FI[VE] Mix | DJ Shawn Frady

One of things we pride ourselves on at B-Boy Productions is having some of the most talented music mixers (aka DJs) in the area bar none. Not only is programming important but the way songs are segued in and out are just as vital. From time to time, our DJs will put together a mix to showcase their skills. This Summer 2017 HI-FI(VE) Mix by DJ Shawn Frady is our latest entry. While this mix doesn’t represent what he’d play at a specific event, what you will get from it, beyond a fantastic jam packed 30 minute musical journey of a wide range of genres, is the thought put behind the track selection. Every song has a purpose with where it is placed and how it is layered in and out. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself dancing to it wherever you’re listening. This is a live mix – meaning that this wasn’t constructed in a studio. Shawn was behind the decks and mixing this live.  He then added some voice drops in post production. This is important because anybody can sit behind a computer desk and string a few songs together. At an event, you don’t have that luxury. The DJ has to be able to mix live.

DJ Shawn Frady Summer 2017 HI-FI(VE)

To stream or download this mix, click here.  The complete track listing is below.

1. Rocketship by Marcus Marr

2. Don’t Turn The Lights On – Chromeo

3. The Sound [Sneaker Snob Remix] – by The 1975

4. You Don’t Know Me [Denis First Remix] – Jax Jones feat Raye

5. Something Just Like This [Stash Konig Remix] – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

6. Blame [Xmix] – Bastille

7. Late Night – Odesza

8. Out Strong – Future feat. The Weeknd

9. Dirt Of Your Shoulder – Jay-Z

10. Humble – Kendrick Lamar

11. Slide – Calvin Harris

12. Big Fish – Vince Staples feat. Juicy J

13. Unforgettable [Kameo Trap Remix] – French Montana feat. Swae lee

14. Don’t Tell ‘Em [DaaHype Remix] – Jeremih feat. YG

15. This Is How We Bend Ova [JD Live VIP Flip] – Montell Jordan vs Lil Jon vs Gozzi

16. Can’t Feel My Face [Truffle Butter BB Blend] – The Weeknd vs Drake

17. All Night [KAYTRANADA Extended Mix] – Chance The Rapper

18. Shining – DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay-Z

19. Somebody [Gazzo Remix] – Natalie La Rosa feat. Jeremih

20. In The Air Tonight – Alex Midi feat. Delacey

21. Ocean Drive [Shaun Frank Remix] – Duke Dumont

22. Passionfruit [DJ Manyhats Afrobeat Remix Dub Mix] – Drake

23. Around The World [Low Kicks 2017 Remix] – Daft Punk

24. Nightcrawler – ZHU

DJ EVENTS: DJ Brian B at LIVE AQUA CANCUN for the Advisors Excel Corporate Party

I got an e-mail in February asking if we traveled out of the country to DJ Events. We surely do but once I heard that it was in Cancun, Mexico, the “yes” couldn’t get typed fast enough. The only challenge was I had prior engagements already scheduled for March 9-11th in Raleigh, NC. But with a little creative rebooking of flights, I made it work (as if I was going to let that stop me from going).

This event was a sales incentive trip for Advisors Excel, an insurance marketing organization, based out of Topeka, Kansas. They flew in 400 of their employees to Cancun to enjoy two days in the sun. With the brutal winter that most of the country has had to deal with, the 85 degree weather was surely a welcomed relief to them just as much as it was for me.

The event location was the Live Aqua Cancun, an all-inclusive resort, approximately 15 minutes from the airport. For international events, I try not to fly with gear if at all possible because unless you carry it on, there’s always a risk of it “disappearing”. I arrived a day early to make sure the gear I had on my rider was indeed there. After a quick check-in with the event staff, I was greeted to this view.

DJ EVENTS Cancun

After a very busy couple of months, the unplanned day off was amazing. I just enjoyed the sunshine as much as possible. The resort was incredible. Cabanas lined up not only the pool deck but also the beach. I was able to enjoy all of the amenities (including the Mexican food)courtesy of the client.

Live Aqua Cancun Cabanas

Live Aqua Cancun Mexican Food

The next day I spent most of the morning working on my set – it was to be a 45 minute dinner mix and a 2 hour dance set. They had a Mexican trio playing for the cocktail hour. I did sound check around 5PM as the event planners were putting the finishing touches on the décor.

Advisors Excel

I returned just before cocktail hour to feel out the vibe of the party and was asked by the event planners if I could play for cocktail hour instead of the Mexican trio. Though I hadn’t prepped a set for that, I jumped right in and did it. Towards the end of dinner, a fire throwing dance crew gave a special performance before I went on for the dancing portion of the evening.

Fire Throwing Show

Once I started my first dance set, the party went off! In fact, we went an extra hour because no one wanted to stop. All in all, I ended up playing a total of 5 straight hours. Due to my engagement the next day, I got about 2 hours sleep before catching my early morning flight to Raleigh.  Such is the life of a internationally traveling DJ.

I really enjoyed working with this group as well as the event planners, Genesco Sports Enterprises. Thanks for including me. Let’s do it again!