As August roles in the DJ For A Cure team reflects on all the major support received from everyone who has played a part in the DJ4C movement.
To all of those who attended any of the DJ4C events we appreciate your support and to those who haven’t, continue to follow us to get info on upcoming events.
Until then check this out… An estimated 1.1 million people in the US are living with, or are in remission from blood cancer!
That 1.1 million could include friends, family, neighbors, even a stranger you pass on the street, regardless you can help change this fact to fiction by donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or even following the DJ4C movement for support.
Any kind of help is greatly appreciated by our team. So continue to follow us, check us out on twitter/instagram @djforacure or go to our website at djforacure.com!
This Friday, July 25th, DJ FOR A CURE is taking over the Scratch DJ Academy in NYC! DJ4C will be hosting an art show from 7pm-9pm to continue the mission of making the public aware of the seriousness of blood cancers using the arts. The event will be curated by DJ4C’s very own Quiana Parks and special guest Leighton Pope. A series of special guest DJ’s are set to spin, so this isn’t something you’d want to miss, Oh, and did I mention there will be live art? Come out and support the cause. For more info on what we do here at DJ4C check out the website djforacure.com.
DJ For A Cure’s second event went down last Thursday with PUMA and KRINK NYC. The event took place in No. 8’s edgy, yet cozy game room. The event was hosted by DJ KISS and featured two inspirational speeches from DJ4C’s very own Quiana Parks and cancer survivor Lindsey Lewis.
DJ Charles Browne started out the night DJing getting the crowd in the party mood and ready to kick ass at some games. DJ Austin Millz and Quiana Parks soon followed him with sets of their own. DJ Rick Kid even stopped by for a surprise visit finishing out the night with his set.
Throughout the night the Leukemia & Lymphoma society collected donations from the guests, and ended up raising $591!
It was a successful night for the DJ4C team! Thanks to everyone who came to support and to everyone who donated. Continue to follow the DJ4C movement; the next event will be going down July 14th!
Check out the photos! Photo Cred: Tayo Ola
NYC deejay, Charles Browne is set to spin at DJ For A Cure X PUMA’s second event this Thursday, June 26 at No.8. Check out the Q&A below to get to know him!
- How/ Why did you get involved with DJ4C?
(CB) My friend DJ Quiana Parks told me about the event DJ4C and about the cause and I told her I wanted to get involved anyway that I could help.
- How has the organization impacted you personally?
(CB) Personally, it brings me joy to be able to use my talents to help such an amazing cause.
- How did you start DJing?
(CB) I started DJing when I was 12 years old with my parents old record player and a cassette deck doing little mixes for my friends and family
- How would you describe your mixing style?
(CB) Top 40s meets world. I like to blend hits with records you may not hear normally in the clubs or on the radio
- What is some of the music you are loving as of late?
(CB) I’m starting to fall back in love with RnB. I really like John Legends new project. There is also an RnB singer from Harlem named Jarred Scott who has some summer-time heat
- What are some of your favorite music artists?
(CB) Thats a tough one because I love all styles of music, but Marvin Gaye Miles Davis and Tupac all have a song for any mood that I may be in. So those 3 guys.
- What are some of the projects you have been working on as of late?
(CB) Working on runway music for SS15 fashion week. I’m also opening a pop-up mens boutique in upstate NY that is launching in Fall of 2014.
Click the link below to listen to some of Charles’ latest work, it’s dope!
Johnny and Quiana’s reasoning for wanting to collab is “We like to hoodrat stuff with our friends”. And, “#Selfie” is a huge song right now (as annoying as it is). A producer got together with a DJ and put an trappy spin on the song. If you like it.. share it. Here’s Johnny and Quiana’s and their #Selfie Remix. Make sure to send theJUNQUI your Selfies at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this flashback of Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 1999/2000 RTW runway show at New York Fashion Week featuring pink, pink, and more pink in eccentric Jeremy Scott style with fluffy fur, bows, and sharp shoulders. LOVE YOU JEREMY! -@quianaparks
All roads lead to Salon de Lafayette for the bday celebration of Miss funky fresh DJ QUIANA PARKS!
Miley Cyrus continues to dominate headlines via photo shoots for some of the world’s leading publications. This time around, the young starlet channels her inner Marilyn Monroe in a topless editorial by superstar photographer Mario Testino for Vogue Germany. The March 2014 issue is available in two covers and includes both black and white and color images. Cyrus’ Vogue Germany March 2014 appearance follows up recent covers for LOVE and W Magazine. To see more and order your copy, head over to vogue.de.
HELP PUT AN END TO BLOOD CANCER!
ALL of the proceeds will go directly to the Leukemia + Lymphoma Society, to help them in the ongoing fight to get rid of blood cancer! Stimulate your palate with wine tasting, plus a presentation of 10 fashion icon-inspired paintings. Coupled with the frisson-inducing music from the elite DJs that will be on board all night, this is truly a gift for the senses!
Exclusive. Free. Gear. Who doesn’t love those words together? Well now you’ll have a chance to score some, courtesy of PUMA! The fine print? Add the hashtags #PUMA #GIVEAWAYFORACURE #DJFORACURE to your pics. The person with the most, wins! Simple, right?
Make sure you’re there!
What do Prince, Guns N’ Roses, and 2 Live Crew have in common? In the late 80s through early 90s, they were part of the first group of musical artists to have their albums emblazoned with the PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT CONTENT sticker. The controversy regarding the new generation of music that was being produced stemmed from parents not wanting their teenagers to be exposed to questionable content, and whatever they deemed to be derogatory lyrics. The pseudo-ban and media frenzy seemed to only further intrigue potential listeners, making the music more popular than ever.
Fast forward to 2013, and what would have been considered risque and taboo back in the 80s and 90s is now seen and heard everywhere. (Do they even make Parental Advisory stickers anymore??) So being a lover of all things that are throwbacks, imagine my reaction when I was going through my Instagram feed and saw this crazy homage to Le Old School:
When one accessory can conjure up memories of “back-in-the-day” music history, while simultaneously being a sick standout statement piece, I’d say that’s a win/win that you don’t see everyday. This must-have bag was produced by designer and fly girl extraordinaire Shay Kawaii (she resides in NYC but she’s originally from Paris. Ooh la la!) whose pieces can not only be seen on her website, but in the Patricia Field store in NYC!
I just love this chick’s style, not to mention her clutches. She made this bandana one also, it’s so CHOLA and I love it!
Keep up with all things SHAY KAWAII:
With Thanksgiving around the corner, I am slowly transitioning from my fall clothes into your comfy winter sweaters and boots. And with that, now I am thinking about what to wear to the “Baby Ima Star” party I’m DJing at on Thanksgiving Eve: dress or pants? Boots or heels? Go casual or formal? Ugh. I will be spinning along side of DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss with guest DJ’s DJ D-Nice and DJ Juss.
I spin at the “Baby Ima Star” party every week, but this week is special. A lot of my friends and family are coming from out of town for the holiday. I really want to look my best! What should I wear JUNQUIs! Help ME! Hit me up on my Instagram (@quianaparks) and let me know what your pick is!
Also Come Party with Us! Here is the invite! Hope to see you there ;)!