See You at Charivari 2016 This Weekend!

Charivari 2016

Charivari 2016

20 years ago I left my job as Head of Security of St Andrews Hall to pursue another career. My time at “The Hall” introduced me to DJ culture, and I learned how to beat-match for the first time in the basement in The Shelter one evening before doors opened…thank you Tony Ollivierra.

I moved a mile north of Detroit to the City of Ferndale, and discovered a comic book store called Comics Cafe. In the basement was a tiny, record shop called Mo’ Tunes. I got a job at Mo’ Tunes where I worked eight hours a day surrounded by Detroit and Chicago House Music in the form of vinyl records. There were two belt-drive Technic turntables and a crappy mixer…and not many customers due to its awkward location. So, I spent hours upon hours practicing beat-matching and learning from others that worked there, people like Al Ester, Reggie “Hotmix” Harrell and Darryl Harvey.

Charivari 2016 is happening this weekend. One of the main organizers, curators and promoters of the three day festival is Todd Johnson. Todd is also an author of comic books and traditional novels. Mr. Johnson is also the guy who opened Comics Cafe back in the day, and without it, there would have been no Mo’ Tunes. Funny how things seem to come around fun circle.

Electronic music festivals are nothing new these days, but Charivari 2016 will be the first proper festival I’ve ever played. A festival proudly featuring nothing but talent from Detroit. And, I will be proudly playing nothing but new music by upcoming EqualRecordings.com artists and other local heroes from Detroit. I perform Saturday, Noon – 1:00 PM, on the Park Avenue stage. Children and high school students get in free. We hope to see you at Belle Isle this weekend!

http://charivaridetroit.com

Blaktony & Tunnel 7 Live, Bileebob & Black Echo Zone Live & DJ Eric Hinchman

Blaktony & Tunnel 7

Blaktony & Tunnel 7

#CD & #cassette #tape release #party for Bileebob & BEZ’s Urban Legend & Shadow Land EP featuring performances by:

A Blaktony Horton (Optic Nerve, AUX88, Aux Men, Alien FMSCAN 7) & Tunnel Seven (Unknown Soldier UR, Ray 7) [Live] with Bileebob & Black Echo Zone (aka Scott McEntyre) [Live] & DJ Eric Hinchman

Outdoor patio is open with the kitchen serving until midnight! 21+ with ID, Doors @ 9:00 PM, $7!

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A Blaktony Horton
One of underground music’s most enigmatic characters since the mid-80’s, Anthony ‘Blaktony’ Horton first appeared as a member of the house group « Sight Beyond Sight » (Submerge / Soul City / 430 West records). Further discovery in Detroit’s underground presented him memberships within various groups and collectives (Optic Nerve / early Aux 88 / Aux Men / Alien FM / Scan7), recording on labels like Direct Beat, Elypsia, Puzzlebox, Trans Atlantic, Minimal Soul, Night Vision and numerous guest features. Mostly known for his vocals, writings and concepts, DEMF vet-Blaktony places his producers hat on to release on Dockside Records his new house project, « The Caddy Soul EP »…

https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/blaktony

Tunnel Seven
Raphael joined Underground Resistance in 1998. As M.I.A. he released “Schoolcraft Bump” and began performing with Underground Resistance’s Chaos band. Raphael now records as Ray 7 and splits his time working on productions for UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE, session work on and his new imprint R.P.D. Radio Play Detroit and Nuestro Futuro Records.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/221092-Ray-7

John Bileebob Williams
Bileebob creates sexy electronic music featuring vocals, soft & hard synths, hand-made instruments, and life sounds. He has been involved with the Detroit and Midwest electronic music scene since the mid 90’s. He has performed internationally in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Scotland and Nova Scotia as a member of the Detroit Grand Pubahs and Underground Resistance. As a DJ, he blends a seamless mix of all genres, including techno and house, electro and new wave, twisting knobs and tweaking the EQ to the crowd’s anticipated delight.

In the mid-90′s he sang lead for a local ska band, The Exceptions, and released 2 CDs and various comps with them. He has released tracks on UR, SubBass SoundSystem, Plan B Recordings, JiveElectro, THROW and +8.

https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/bileebob

Black Echo Zone
Black Echo Zone is a creation by Scott McEntyre. Meant to be an effort to meld old classic Detroit Techno sound with new unfamiliar rhythms and beats. When listening to any BEZ collaborations the listener should clearly hear deep bass along with beautiful melodies and driving drums. So escape to a new world of sound and imagination and darkness.

http://equalrecordings.com/artists/black-echo-zone/

DJ Eric Hinchman
The founder & label manager of EqualRecordings.com, co-founder of the Detroit Bachelor DJS, executive producer & host of the DBDJS & STEP podcasts. Hinchman has worked for record labels Interdimensional Transmissions & Intuit-Solar, and has taught the craft of beat matching at Axis Music Academy. You may have heard his sets at his past residencies at venues like: Velvet Lounge, Magic Bag, Labyrinth, Lush Lounge, 5th Avenue Royal Oak, Groove Room, Buddha Bar or one of many underground dance parties around the mid-west over the past 20+ years. Eric is currently performing & promoting JUST the TIP which takes place the third Friday of each month, at Northern Lights Lounge in Detroit.

https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/erichinchman

4.30.2016 – CbJ, Spooky Basements, Pancho Villa’s Skull & DJ Hinchmobb

CbJ, Spooky Basements, Pancho Villa's Skull & DJ Hinchmobb

CbJ, Spooky Basements, Pancho Villa’s Skull & DJ Hinchmobb

Join us to celebrate the release of Spooky Basement’s new album “The Worms are Mad” featuring performances by:

CbJ (Detroit Ska/Punk)
http://cbjska.bandcamp.com/
Spooky Basements (Ann Arbor Punk Rock)
https://spookybasements.bandcamp.com/
Pancho Villa’s Skull (Detroit Punk Rock Mariachi)
http://panchovillasskull.bandcamp.com/
DJ Eric Hinchman (Detroit Techno DJ with Punk Rock Roots)
http://www.erichinchman.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1259346947413576/

02.19.2016 #JUSTtheTIP 5 wsg DJs Craig Gonzalez & Eric Hinchman FREE ALL NIGHT!!!

DJ Craig Gonzalez

DJ Craig Gonzalez

Please join us for the 5th installment of #JUSTtheTIP presented by Detroit Bachelor DJS & EqualRecordings.com featuring an intimate performace by Detroit’s own DJ Craig Gonzalez & DJ Eric Hinchman. NO COVER! 9 PM, 21+ with ID!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1516255465334661/

12.18.2015 Heaven’s Gate 2 wsg DJs Will Web, Marshall Applewhite & Eric Hinchman

12.18.2015 Heaven's Gate 2 wsg DJs Will Web, Marshall Applewhite & Eric Hinchman

12.18.2015 Heaven’s Gate 2 wsg DJs Will Web, Marshall Applewhite & Eric Hinchman

We will be interrupting this month’s JUST the TIP for a special presentation 20 years in the making…Heaven’s Gate 2…featuring:

DJ Will Web aka Mr. Bill aka UFO HunTerZ
(Direct BeatUNDERGROUND RESISTANCEInterdimensional TransmissionsAstralwerks Records, Matrix Records, Zero One Music)

DJ Marshall Applewhite
(DETROIT UNDERGROUND, How to Kill, Clan Destine, Senseless Neon, YoSucka! Music)

DJ Eric Hinchman
(EqualRecordings.comDetroit Bachelor DJS)

https://www.facebook.com/events/563205303855055/

JTT3 wsg RON ZAKRIN [live] BILEEBOB [dj] CHARLES PEARSON [live] & ERIC HINCHMAN [dj]

JTT3 wsg RON ZAKRIN [live] BILEEBOB [dj] CHARLES PEARSON [live] & ERIC HINCHMAN [dj]

JTT3 wsg RON ZAKRIN [live] BILEEBOB [dj] CHARLES PEARSON [live] & ERIC HINCHMAN [dj]

JUST the TIP 3 ~ “Celebrating one year of EqualRecordings.com with a forecast of what’s to come…”

RON ZAKRIN aka GOUDRON aka GHOST 200 [Live PA]
(Ersatz Audio, Interdimensional Transmissions, = recordings)
JOHN “BILEEBOB” WILLIAMS [DJ]
(UR, JiveElectro, THROW, +8, = recordings)
CHARLES PEARSON aka CHARLES PRESET [Live PA]
(Kanaob, = recordings)
ERIC HINCHMAN aka HINCHMOBB aka EL CAPITAN [DJ]
(DetroitBachelorDJS.com, = recordings)

21+ with ID https://www.facebook.com/events/827617094021998/

Tonight! Andy Toth, Charles Pearson & Myself Playing Music for FREE!

JUST the TIP!

JUST the TIP!

Join us for the first installment of JUST the TIP, every 3rd Friday of each month @ Northern Lights Lounge in Detroit, featuring some of your favorite song slingers and entertainers from EqualRecordings.com, DetroitBachelorDJS.com & STEP!

This month features DJ sets by:

ANDY TOTH
ERIC HINCHMAN
CHARLES R PEARSON

21+ w/ID & FREE Admission!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456474761328223/

Proud to Announce the Launch of the DBDJS AudioCast

dbdjsSomething I’ve been wanting to do for a long time is start a podcast or two, but I kept procrastinating because I didn’t feel like the had the knowledge and equipment necessary to create a solid product.
So, I decided to stop making excuses and just start doing it. I’m allowing myself to make mistakes and learn from them. And, I am learning a lot already. We launched the first episode last week featuring myself, and I’m about to upload the next one later today featuring a live DJ set by Keith Kemp. We plan to release a new episode every week, although I’m not sure that we really need to follow a strict schedule. Give it a listen and let me know what you think…

The show is currently audio only, and is available on iTunes, Stitcher, or visit DetroitbachelorDJs.com for more info.