Playing with Oh Mama Crew at Sawol on Friday.
Don’t know if yall know but for a couple of weeks I’ve been going to the Oh Mama girls for dj lessons with a group of fine
femmes. It’s now time for our graduation that is being held at Café Sör. So if you’re free on friday you better show up.
I’ll play a little mix of old school rap, phonk, trap shit and wrap it up with some west coast classics and bootypopping
anthems. Sounds fun huh? I super sloppy double dare ya.
Meet Hope. Other than being a deckhead he’s a tall, nice and often drunk guy (aka a real Londoner). Actually I’m pretty sure
Hope actually is a short for Hope-he-doesn’t-fall-down-the-stairs. He gets the green card for that though.
Although he did keep it on the low-key this saturday so I’m not gonna be too rough on this fella.
And here’s our man Nigel also known as Mr. Dex. He’s a gentleman with a great accent. Also, beard game on point.
So let’s talk a little bit about the night, I gotta adress some things haha. First of all you will never meet hype men
like these two guys. We had a birthday party at Sawol, before they got there. Somewhere in the beginning of their set
Hope yelled out ”So who’s birthday is it?” and the whole crowd went nuts. This, I thought was hilarious, I was like ”Damn,
It’s all of you guys’ birthday tonight or what?”. It proves that you gotta give a little something to make the crowd get hype –
but also that sometimes it doesn’t really matter what.
The night started out with some soulful tunes. Their motto is ”It’s not what you know it’s what you feel” which
I actually think embodies them well. They genuinely love playing music and having a good time with the crowd, and
it shows. Dex and Hope also have this magic ability of fading two records that don’t all go together and make them
sound like they were seperated at birth. Which is astonishing to say the least. It was a jampacked night and there’s
many more of those to come.
One thing I also love about them is that they have the balls to play some tunes that certain dj’s would be hesitant
to play. You see, if you work at a club, especially a hiphop one you’ll soon find out that when dj’s play some tunes, let’s say
for example of 90’s songs. They stick to the ones that are somewhat street-cred-worthy. You can imagine how many times I’ve
heard TLC – No Scrubs. A Bunch Of Deckheads are the kind of men that wouldn’t be embarrassed to play those
other songs that people want to hear and know all the words of – but wouldn’t necessarily ask for in person.
Photo cred goes out to Roger Olden.
Editing done by me.