Sandals Brand New Ochi Beach Club Resort Launched June 1st!

Sky Hi Productions with The Impression Group South launches Sandals Brand New Ochi Beach Club Resort on June 1st!

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Sandals Ochi Beach Resort Celebrates Official Grand Opening as the Caribbean Riviera’s Newest Ocho Rios Hotspot. Photo Credit: Ferry Zievinger

The proceedings began with a performance by the Tony Wilson Dance Company, performing Calabash: A Kaleidoscope of Beauty, Passion and Power. The evening continued with a moving rendition of Jamaica’s national anthem by local singers.
Following the official blessing of the resort, a ribbon cutting marked the official grand opening with Stewart joined by CEO Adam Stewart, General Manager Ramel Sabrino and dignitaries. The evening proved the resort’s standing as the region’s newest and chicest hotspot with an after party at the Sandals Great House Pool, featuring an impressive fireworks display, carnival dancers with vibrant costumes and rhythms and beats by acclaimed DJ Tracy Young, American electronic dance music DJ, producer, remixer, radio personality and entertainment correspondent known for her work with artists such as Janet Jackson, Madonna, Toni Braxton, Britney Spears, Pink and Cher. The star-studded after party was capped off by an electric performance by Shaggy, Jamaican-born American reggae fusion singer and deejay who delighted the crowd with his hit classics “Boombastic”, “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel”, as well as his new hit, “I Need Your Love”.

 

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Sandals Resorts’ largest and Jamaica’s newest resort and the next big thing in the all-inclusive experience, marked its official grand opening with a star-studded celebration Monday night, June 1, 2015. Following a multi-million dollar renovation project, the completely redesigned resort debuted a fresh, modern design aesthetic along with seven uniquely new Gourmet Discovery Dining options, a fresh, trendy Ochi Beach Club, reinvented resort entertainment, upgraded luxurious accommodations and more.

“We are thrilled to share the new Sandals Ochi Beach Resort with you,” says Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. Speaking to government dignitaries, travel industry superstars, worldwide media and vacationing guests, he added, “What we’ve accomplished here is a game changer for the all-inclusive resort experience in Jamaica, solidifying Sandals Ochi as Jamaica’s most comprehensive resort in the region.  We’re leading the next generation of resorts in Jamaica, and while others may try to follow, we will continue to do what we do best: exceed guest expectations. This resort never lets me forget where I began and where I come from and what is possible here in Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean.”

The proceedings began with a performance by the Tony Wilson Dance Company, performing Calabash: A Kaleidoscope of Beauty, Passion and Power. The evening continued with a moving rendition of Jamaica’s national anthem by local singers. Speeches were given by government officials and dignitaries from Jamaica including formal addresses by The Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, ON, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica and Shahine Robinson, Jamaica’s Opposition spokesperson for Tourism and Cruise and Shipping.

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Sky Hi Spotlight : DJ Wendy Hunt – A Departure From The Norm 2015

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DJ Wendy Hunt – A Departure From The Norm 2015 by Wendy Hunt on Mixcloud

Before many on today’s dance floors were born, Wendy Hunt was turning out the tunes. Called the “Queen Mother” of DJ’s and perhaps the longest spinning DJ today, Hunt is in her 41st year as a DJ, with a history of music ranging from Disco to current trending dance music. As a true music pioneer, she has always maintained a solid reputation for presenting the fresh and happy tunes to a welcoming dance floor. In fact, the sounds of Wendy Hunt helped turn Provincetown into a legendary gay party Mecca. The boys in P-Town have been hip to Wendy’s groove for years.

Wendy Hunt was born in California while spending her formative years in Massachusetts. It was during nursing school in the early 1970’s that Wendy became interested in becoming a DJ. “You have to have a passion for the music,” states Hunt. That life-long passion became public right there at the 1270 in Boston, where Wendy was given her first DJ gig. “I was bit by the bug while dancing to the jukebox at the 1270 (the twelve, to the frequenters)”, said Hunt. “Little did I know that moment would pave the road to a lifetime career.” As the years progressed, her influence on the music world grew. It was Hunt who was part of the production of the very first gay dance Sunday night at the popular club formerly known as a variety of names culminating in “Avalon” in Boston. As the Circuit grew, Wendy continued delighting the patrons of numerous major Circuit events, including Winter Party and White Party in Miami, White Party Palm Springs, Purple Party Dallas, Ascension Party Fire Island Pines and Valley of the Dolls in Dallas to name only a few. Wendy has entertained crowds from Honolulu to London and is occasionally found delighting the masses on RSVP cruises.

In 2000, Wendy was chosen to share credits on the Pride 2000 Centaur CD with fellow DJ Julian Marsh. The album today remains one of the best sellers on the Centaur label. In 2007, Wendy and DJ Warren Gluck united to produce White Party Miami’s signature album, also on Centaur. This CD was Centaur’s first release to appear on this new millennium’s popular music application, iTunes. In addition to gratifying thousands of hungry dancers with her delicious music and producing the occasional CD, Wendy was a part of the sales support team at Numark, a company that manufactures, distributes, and sells gear catering to all musicians from DJ’s to drummers in both in retail stores and online.

Yet, as other DJ’s go into retirement, Wendy is still “on the hunt” to find yet another dance floor, crowded with carefree and euphoric dancers, on which to put smiling, happy faces.

The smiles, the dancing and the fun…EVERYONE knows its Wendy!

Sky Hi Spotlight : DJ Chauncey D – ILLUMINATI CITY (Madonna Megamix)

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The House Of Dandridge Presented “ILLUMINATI” A Madonna Rebel Heart Release Party at The Stonewall Inn in New York City on Saturday, March 7th! Approximately 300 rebel hearts came through to celebrate the release of The Queen Of Pop’s 13th studio album. The night featured performances by SIRPAUL, Matt Knife, Viktor Devonne, James Teal, Crystal Comedowns and Dari Rose with all Madonna all night long served up by DJ Chauncey D! The crowd was filled with such amazing positivity and love…Madonna’s soldiers reconnecting or meeting for the very first time!
From Chauncey on Facebook :
“Everyone came through in such a beautiful way! Nothing but positivity in that slam packed crowded room last night. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to introduce my ever growing stable of performers and artists and comrades to the Madonna community. It’s a pure joy and labour of love!”

As a gift of gratitude, we have “ILLUMINATI CITY” a megamix of Madonna songs spanning her massive career…
Here’s the tracklist! Download and enjoy!
Dance 2Night
Lucky Star
Living For Love
Deeper And Deeper
Vogue
Girl Gone Wild
Frozen
Into The Groove
Jump
Hollywood
Stay up to date with upcoming events from The House Of Dandridge at www.houseofdandridge.com
artwork by Alession Bruno @ab81_ (Instagram)

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A Tribute To The Godfather of House : Frankie Knuckles Thursday, March 26th @BASEMENTMIAMI #DISCOBOX

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Thursday March 26th, 2015
DEF MIX
and
Vagabonds-At-Large
proudly present
A Tribute To The Godfather of House Music
FRANKIE KNUCKLES
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David Morales

Hector Romero

Quentin Harris

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Basement Miami at The Miami Beach Edition
2901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach

The House Of Dandridge Presents… Madonna ‘REBEL HEART’ Release Party @ The Stonewall Inn Saturday, March 7th

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BREAKING NEWS! If you were at ‪#‎MADONNAWORSHIP‬ last August, you’re surely aware of his brilliance, the one and only SIRPAUL will be headlining at ‘ILLUMINATI’ with a stellar, rebel heart style performance on Saturday, March 7th! What will he perform? Be there to find out!

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www.sirpaul.com

Photo by Michael Young

 

 

REBEL HEARTS UNITE!
From the masterminds behind #MADONNAWORSHIP…
The House Of Dandridge Presents…

“ILLUMINATI”

MADONNA ‘REBEL HEART’ Release Party
@ Stonewall Inn
Saturday, March 7th
10pm $5.00 Cover
Music by DJ Chauncey D

Get there early and snag some REBEL HEART SWAG like temporary tattoos, ‘Living For Love’ remix cds and these collectible postcards!

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‘Everybody in this party shinin’ like Illuminati!’

It’s Madonna season once again. A new era is upon us! From the masterminds behind #MADONNAWORSHIP comes ‘Illuminati’ A Madonna ‘Rebel Heart’ Release Party at the legendary Stonewall Inn on Saturday, March 7th at 10pm. It’s an All-Madonna All-Night Celebration of The Queen Of Pop to usher in her much anticipated 13th album with musical selections focusing on the new double album-sized ‘Rebel Heart’ collection as well as hits, b-sides, remixes and rarities from her entire illustrious career.

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Fresh off of the Snapchat debut of her beautiful, lush, red-drenched and matador themed ‘Living For Love’ video and stunning Grammy performance and amidst the strange abundance of demo leaks and controversial promotional campaign, The House Of Dandridge brings you a release party for ‘Rebel Heart’ like no other! Taking place at the birthplace of the LGBT civil rights movement, The Stonewall Inn is certainly the hallowed halls of some of history’s most profound ‘rebel hearts’ and a perfect place to showcase the thirty plus year career of one of pop music’s most daring renegades. The night will feature music and visuals by DJ Chauncey D, a lifelong Madonna fan and advocate, with late night surprise performances as well as an ‘Art For Freedom’ gallery displaying artwork by some of Madonna’s most talented disciples from all over the world.

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New York City is very excited for this much anticipated celebration and even fans from various parts of the country have long since booked their flights and accommodations to make sure they do not miss this magical and ‘iconic’ night!

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From DJ Chauncey D:

“I am infamous in New York City and on social media as being ‘one of the biggest Madonna fans’ people know and would love to further the campaign for the album promotion to a higher level. Here is my review of the new ‘Living For Love’ video www.houseofdandridge.com/livingforlove on my blog and here are links to other essays I wrote about Madonna to prove my loyalty as a fan and how much she has impacted me over the years.”

Madonna to MDNA Chapter One

Madonna to MDNA Chapter Two

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Click for Next Magazine feature on Chauncey and his love for Madonna since the very first album.

 

The House Of Dandridge is responsible for the critically and fan acclaimed ‘Madonna Worship Night’, which takes place every August to celebrate Madonna’s birthday each year, now going on its 7th anniversary! Last August, the event doubled as a benefit for The Anti-Violence Project featuring a concert of Madonna Reinventions from some of New York City’s most talented musicians and drag performers as well as a performance of ‘You Must Love Me’ by Chauncey himself! The event raised almost $2000 in just two hours with a surprise guest performance by Kevin Stea, one of the dancers from The Blond Ambition Tour, who performed ‘Cherish’ accompanied by a violinist!
The Stonewall Inn was filled to capacity and party goers had to funnel down onto the first floor as the party quickly outgrew it’s space! We expect the same influx of Madonna diehards and casual fans to infiltrate the club once again as hype for the party has been building since December when it was first announced. She came, she saw and she is about to conquer once again!

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Kevin Stea performing ‘Cherish’ accompanied by only a violin at The 6th Annual Madonna Worship Night!

 

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Peppermint mesmerizing the crowd with a sultry rendition of ‘Borderline’ at The 6th Annual Madonna Worship Night

 

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SIRPAUL getting the crowd fired up with his reinventions of ‘Physical Attractions’ and ‘Jump’ at The 6th Annual Madonna Worship Night

 

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DJ Chauncey D, Michele and Little Nonni aka Veronica backstage at The 6th Annual Madonna Worship Night

For more pics visit http://www.houseofdandridge.com/mworship6/

DJ James Andersen

 

DJ & Producer James Andersen

 

Music has always been a part of James Andersen’s life, but little did he know that one day he would be playing for people around the world. What started more as a mere interest turned out to be much more, culminating in his performance at the Black & Blue Main Event in October 2003 for a crowd of thousands. Says James, “The DJ world is a very intense journey that one only can understand after years of experience, but it is very rewarding as well.”
His signature style is something he takes pride in. “Every deejay has their method in this field. I like to deejay as if I’m taking the crowd on a journey. Never knowing what may be coming next through the many layers of music.”

 

His residencies have included the legendary Roxy (NYC), Limelight (NYC), Boys Life (NYC), Bump @ Palladium (NYC) & Liquid (South Beach, Miami), Factory (LA), just to name a few. He has also played internationally across the globe, including Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Moscow & Canada.

 

He continues his work today in NYC, and is busy in the studio creating new mixes for 2012…

 

Discography:

 

Forbidden Fruit- Eric Tenalio feat. Sugur Shane – 2012 (Sub Scooping Portugal)

 

Harvey & Aviance To The Rhythm – 2011 (NHM Label Switzerland)

 

Lectroluv Feat. Alvaughn Jackson – Struck By Luv – 2011 (NHM Label Switzerland)

 

Oh, Please! – Mitch Amtrak – 2011 – (NHM Label Switzerland)

 

Jungle Out There – Tribal Gang feat. Mitch Amtrak (Star 69) 2004

 

Show Me – Suzanne Palmer – (Star 69) 2004

 

The DJ, The Music, and Me – Lula – (Star 69)  2001

 

DJ James Andersen – John Blair Party: Nyc’s Best DJS Vol. 2 CD 1999

 

 

 

DJ James Andersen – John Blair Party: Nyc’s Best DJS Vol. 4 CD 2001

DJ James Anthony

James Anthony’s love for DJ’ing and dance music culture goes back as far as his memory allows.  This dynamic, international DJ and remixer has shown a tremendous affinity for music from an extremely young age, and has spent a better part of his life bringing it to the masses.  James got his first big break working in radio- at the legendary dance station WKTU in New York City. Within weeks of being hired, at the young age of 21, he quickly became the youngest mixshow DJ on New York radio.  His hugely popular “Freestyle Free For All” and “Free Ride at 5” mixshows, running concurrently since 2003, have been mainstays to millions of radio listeners.

Praised by clubgoes, promoters, club managers and his music industry peers, James has shown a tremendous amount of versatility in the DJ booth and is quickly becoming one of the most sought after DJ’s in both the gay and straight club markets.  James maintains a busy calendar of national and international bookings.  He has headlined major international parties, such as Sao Paulo’s “Jungle Party”, Belo Horizonte’s “Gods Party” and is a frequent guest DJ in Rio De Janeiro’s Leboy.  He also makes regular appearances in Mexico City (Karmabeat), Philadelphia (Voyeur), Los Angeles (Friction), Las Vegas (Piranha, Pure), Atlanta (Jungle), Boston (Chris Harris Presents EPIC), Atlantic City (Dusk, Club Worship @ House of Blues), Miami (Twist), Indianapolis (Talbott Street), Asbury Park (Paradise), and is constantly breaking new markets across the country.

 

Much like his live performances, James’ remixers have been hailed as peak hour staples- producing tracks for some of dance music’s biggest divas, such as Reina “Find Another Woman”, Judy Torres “No Reason To Cry”, Kathy Brown “Feel The Music”, “Tell Me” and Amannda “The Only One”.  His popular podcast, featuring his live sets from around the globe, earned him a JustCircuit.com award for “Best DJ Podcast” in 2010.

 

For all booking info please contact:

djjamesanthonymusic@gmail.com

 

LINKS:

http://www.facebook.com/djjamesanthony

http://www.podomatic.com/djjamesanthony

http://www.soundcloud.com/djjamesanthony

 

DJ Robbie Leslie

Widely recognized as one of the top disc jockeys in the nation, Robbie Leslie has been performing on the international circuit for 35 years.

Leslie started his career on Fire Island at the legendary Sandpiper (now the Pavilion) in the Pines. From there he moved on to New York City, where the list of clubs at which he regularly performed reads like a “Who’s Who’ of Big Apple nightspots: The Saint (and subsequently the Saint-At-Large), Studio 54, Underground, Private Eyes, Palladium, the Red Parrot, 12 West and the Ice Palace. He also made numerous guest appearances at Trocadero Transfer and Dreamland in San Francisco; Axis, Probe and Studio 1 in Los Angeles; Numbers and Heaven in Houston; Club St. John in San José; the Pavilion, Botel, Ice Palace, and Island Club on Fire Island; Roxy and Octagon in New York; Heaven in London, and clubs in Moscow, Sydney, Copenhagen, Toronto, and San Juan. For 17 years he has been the Resident DJ for RSVP Vacations & Cruises.

Leslie is perhaps most renowned for spinning his magic at special Circuit Parties – Extravagant theme parties and benefits created for one night in anything from abandoned warehouses to famous museums. Events of note include the Saint-at-Large White parties, the White Party at Vizcaya in Miami, The Red Party in Columbus, A.P.L.A. Garden Parties in Griffith Park and at Universal Studios Backlot, Spring to Life at the Post Office Pavilion in Washington D.C., All That Glitters in San Diego, the Hotlanta River Expo in Atlanta, Pride at The Pier in Ft. Lauderdale, Fantasy Fest in Key West, Pride Pier Dance in New York, Winter Party in Miami, Saturday Night Fever in New Orleans, Remember the Party in San Francisco, “Souvenirs” in New York, and a wide variety of major events in venues such as the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles and the Civic Center and Galleria in San Francisco. He has also appeared at events in Long Beach, Maui, Boston, Houston, Aspen, Tampa, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Portland, Rehoboth Beach, Hartford and Charleston. In 1988 he had the honor of playing the final set at The Saint’s forty hour closing party.

As the disc jockey for New York City’s Pier Dance 2004, Leslie played to a record breaking crowd of over 12,000! He topped that number in 1997 while playing the post-parade celebration at San Francisco’s Embarkadero– 20.000! Recently he was honored by the industry and his peers with the National Hi-Energy D.J. of the Year award, sponsored by Dance Music report. He received the Dixie Award for D.J. of the Year in 1993. In October 1999 Leslie was presented with the third annual DJ Music Award for his lifetime contribution to the world of dance music.

He is a nine-year veteran of the original Copa Ft. Lauderdale and was the Friday DJ at Twist, South Beach for three years. Featured in the book Looking For The Perfect Beat — the art and culture of the DJ, by Kurt B. Reighley (ISBN 0-671-03869-9), and Love Saves the Day: A History of Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979, by Tim Lawrence (ISBN 0-8223-3198-5), and “Turn the Beat Around” by Peter Shapiro (ISBN 0-571-21194-1).

He regularly performs in clubs around the country and is a featured artist at Sirius/XM Radio on the Studio 54 Channel.

 

www.robbieleslie.com

 

“Never Underestimate the Power of Music”

DJ ROBBIE LESLIE

robbie@robbieleslie.com