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 email@example.com
All roads lead to Salon de Lafayette for the bday celebration of Miss funky fresh DJ QUIANA PARKS!
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!
Primitive presents its new Holiday 2013 Collection. Using a formula that has been more than successful for many others in recent seasons, the brand worked with 4 female models for the new lookbook, to best showcase its men’s apparel collection. The collection consists of t-shirts, sweaters, socks and beanies with graphics hinting at the winter season.
Photography: Luis Ruano
Videography: Darren Miller @darrenmillervideo
So for the past few months my skin is doing this new thing called breaking out! It’s the worst! My skin right now looks nothing like photo above. I had clear skin all my life and now at the age of “none of yo’ damn business!!!” it wants to get pimples…ugh. So anyways, I turned to my imaginary circle of celeb BFFs (hey, Zoe Saldana and Cara Delevingne ) for advice.
That didn’t work! While going to your friends is good for talking about good eyeliners, it’s a bit more complicated when we’re talking skin care — what works brilliantly for one person may be complexion kryptonite for another.
So today I finally went to a dermatologist as a last resort, the person to go to when nothing else has worked and your skin is in dire straits. My Derm gave me some great tips and product recommendations— Here are some great tips for you…read more after the flip!
If you are in the NYC area, make sure you check this out…going down at Mister H tonight is the Baby I’ma Star event, with music by DJ MOS and DJ KISS! And make sure you say heeyyyy to Mz Quiana Parks (aka Mama Junqui) while you are at it!
Mishka’s Summer ‘13 Women’s Lookbook has an irresistible offbeat ‘Stolen from the Boys’ look. Graphic tees, wovens, and their signature ‘Eyeball’ create a look that is decidedly Mishka, perfect for the hot summer kick around days. On the next page some of my favorite looks. More here.
One of My Illest Mixtapes this year!
JUNQUIs check out my new 13-track, 28-minute mixtape its a thrilling document of me in a state of creativity. With a mix of Dub-Step and Hip Hop, I consolidated the gains built on my last mixtape’s raunchily transcendent flow and trying out new approaches. I made it short and sweet so you all better go download it.
1. Http- DonWaNNa
2. Casey Veggies x Rockie Fresh- Energy (prod. Uncle Dave)
3. Danny Brown- #ExpressYourself (Produced by Trampy)
4. Http- Big Shit
5. Birdman ft Lil Wayne, Mack Maine, Nicki Minaj & Future (Tap Out)
6. M-Rock -Good Kush & Alcohol (M-Rock Edit)
7. Rockie Fresh- YOU A LIE (CRNKN X BRANCHEZ RMX)
8. Knife Party- Internet Friends
9. Sound Cheetah- Trapmini mix
10. Stereothieves ft. Dev
11. TWRK- LIVING ROOM (feat. Dan Gerous)
12. Stereothieves ft. Dev- Ass Down Low (Scene edit) acapella out
13. UZ & CRNKN- Booty 2 The Ground (TWRK REMIX)
“Expressing women’s notions, desires and experiences through fashion’.. is what Dimepiece’s Summer 2013 collection is all about.
The title Woman-Hood, was the perfect name for the bold mix of sporty , sexy and playful pieces. Its such an inspiration to see women in street wear representing us in such a positive way! Kudos to Ashley and Laura for creating this LA based collection. On the next page take a look at the apparel and accessories collection launching May 28, 2013. We can’t wait! Xx Quiana