The Talent

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Just a sampling of the DJs and Performers in the Sky Hi stable…

*KRISTINE W

*DJ RANDY BETTIS

*DJ JAMES ANDERSON

*DJ ROBBIE LESLIE

*DJ JAMES ANTHONY

*DJ XAVIER

*DJ TWISTED DEE

*DJ TRACY YOUNG

*DJ CHAUNCEY D

*JASON WALKER

 

 

KRISTINE W

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Kristin W has scored 16 potent #1 dance hits and a record-setting string of nine consecutive #1s on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart over the past 15 years, earning Kristine third place on Billboard’s Best of 2000s Dance Club Play Artists rakings and landing this highly-musical and multitalented independent entertainer squarely within a pantheon of legends and major stars. Her new 15-track-tour de force album, aptly named New & Number Ones and released on Kristine’s own Fly Again Music label, revisits some of her past hits with new mixes and edits and offers new songs sure to also top the charts.

DJ RANDY BETTIS

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From mega-events of thousands to intimate house parties, DJ/Producer Randy Bettis is among the most sought-after mixmasters in the dance-music industry. Recently voted DJ of the Year by JustCircuit subscribers, the buzz about his dancer-centered style continues to grow.

Bettis broke through the clutter in 2005 with back-to-back acclaimed performances at 3 of the largest dance parties in the world: Saint-at-Large New Years Day Event, The Black Party and the Heritage of Pride Pier Dance in New York City. Since that time, he has been a featured DJ at events and clubs across America and abroad.

For three years running, Randy’s GayDayS Tour has brought the spirit of the legendary celebration to cities nationwide. The GayDayS Tour has become an annual summer phenomenon, voted Circuit Tour of the Year by members of JustCircuit.com in each of its first 2 years. This past summer, Randy continued the magic, celebrating the release of his Party Groove: GayDays Volume 5 (Centaur Music) with another nationwide award-winning GayDayS Tour. He is proud to be a resident DJ for RSVP Vacations and the official DJ for the New York City Anti-Violence Project.

2008 saw the expansion of Bettis’s discography with the release of two new mixed compilations. In addition to Party Groove: GayDays Volume 5, Randy mixed In An Absolut World, the centerpiece of Absolut Vodka’s “Absolut Disco” gift pack.

Randy Bettis and composer/arranger David Boyd form the artistic force behind BetBoyz, who broke into the Billboard Top Ten for the first time in 2008 as part of the remix package of Ari Gold’s “Where the Music Takes You,” named Song of the Year by Logo. BetBoyz has created remixes for a number of other exciting artists such as Taylor Dayne, Jason Walker, Sarah Atereth, Ari Gold, Erin Hamilton, Andrea McCardle, and Brian Kent. Plans are already underway for original and remix productions with Inaya Day, Simone Denny, Amber Dirks and more.

Having played in some of New York’s most legendary clubs (Limelight, Sound Factory, Stereo), Randy can be heard frequently at clubs such as Splash in New York, Pavilion in Fire Island Pines, Town DanceBoutique in DC, Pure in Philadelphia and Steele in Fort Lauderdale.

Randy produces a weekly mixshow that can be heard Monday evenings & Saturday nights on G.I.R.L. (GayInternetRadioLive.com).

 

 

DJ JAMES ANDERSON

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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 2015…

 

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 ROBBIE LESLIE

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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.

 

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“Never Underestimate the Power of Music”

DJ ROBBIE LESLIE

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DJ JAMES ANTHONY

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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 XAVIER

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You’ve seen his bedazzled headphones at some of New York City’s hottest spots and is currently a resident at Küte Sundays at G Lounge, Mondays & Fridays at The Ritz and is also a regular at Key Club and Citrine and is the top High-Tea DJ in The Pines all summer.  Spreading his sound outward, he has also recently spun at Town in D.C., in Dallas and in Austin and will be breaking new ground across the country all winter.

A nightlife star, this Texas native has called NYC his home for the past 10 years and his set is still as fresh as ever. Xavier likes to keep his crowd guessing but you can always count on hearing the music that you know and love. Influenced by art, photography, and fashion, DJ Xavier channels all of his interests to his unique vibe no matter where he spins and watch out because Xavier’s music sets the boys off into performance mode so clear the area to watch them break it down. Ever-equipped with his handy mag-lite and geisha fan, the incredible DJ Xavier doesn’t disappoint.

DJ Xavier was awarded DJ of the Year by HX Magazine for 2008 and he continues to impress partygoers everywhere!

DJ TWISTED DEE

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Sexy, primeval and powerful are adjectives used by fans of Denise Gurney, professionally known as, Twisted Dee, to describe her unique blend of tribal and progressive house music. Flawless mixing, soul-pounding basslines and dramatic drops and peaks draw crowds to the dance floor and keep them there.

While her audience’s visceral enjoyment is important to Twisted Dee, her personal mission is to enhance their experience by introducing new dance music produced around the globe. Early on, this desire to play new and better music led Dee to the field of music production. As her skills sharpened, so did her notoriety. Dee’s mixes have reached into the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart several times, including her own track, Twisted Dee’s “Drop That Beat” which recently made it to number 15 and Lisa Hunt’s “Joint is Jumpin’” which made it to number 5 on the Billboard Dance Chart and was featured in an episode of Queer as Folk. Dee’s mixes have also appeared in videos on the Logo channel, and her mix of Ari Gold’s Wave of You received Logo Channel’s “Sexiest Video of the Year” award in 2006. Dee’s productions have also been played by headlining DJ’s including Tony Moran, Peter Rauhofer, Offer Nissim, and Manny Lehman, just to name a few.

Dee’s love of her art includes an active interest in and commitment to her fellow DJs and music producers. To help promote both new and established producers get their product out to the public with the proper recognition and financial rewards, Twisted Dee started her own music label, Hammer Music USA. In its infancy, Hammer nonetheless includes an impressive list of producers including Deep Influence, FC Nond, Alyson Calagna, Solar Sun, Jose Spinnin, Dario Gomez, Jose Velez, with others ready to join the ranks of Hammer.

Hailing from Long Island, New York, Twisted Dee began her career first in her father’s night club and then in other local clubs. As her personal and professional identity developed, Dee began playing to audiences throughout Long Island and New York City as well as on Fire Island, initially at several clubs in Cherry Grove and later and currently in the Fire Island Pines, where she is the resident DJ and has earned the distinction “Best DJ on Fire Island” for several years running. When not on her home turf, Dee travels extensively playing in Canada, Brazil, and Mexico on a regular basis. In this country, she can frequently be heard at clubs in NY, Washington DC, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Miami. Over the past few years, Dee has been featured in major circuit events including Winter Party Miami, NYC Pride, Rio and Sao Paulo Gay Prides, and Carnivale and New Years Eve in Rio de Janeiro. Dee was recently named ‘Resident DJ’ for R:EVOLUTION PARTY, the largest gay independent promotion in Rio and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Twisted Dee has also shared top billing with a long list of world renowned mix-masters including Tony Moran, David Knapp, Ralphi Rosario, Erick Morillo, Brett Henrichsen, Jamie J Sanchez, DJ Fist, DuDu Marquez, FC Nond, Jose Spinnin, and Deep Influence.

Labeled the “DJ’s DJ”, Twisted Dee is admired by her peers and fans alike. Promoters who have worked with Dee praise her professionalism, talent, approachability, and passion to always please her crowd.

Dee now resides outside of Orlando Florida, where she focuses her time exclusively on making music & touching as many people as possible through her live performances and production work.

Be sure to catch Dee on a dance floor near you… and enjoy the ride!

DJ TRACY YOUNG

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They say you’ll never work a day in your life if you love what you do. If that’s the case, then Tracy Young hasn’t worked in 20 years. What the electronic music dynamo has done over the last two decades is taken her irresistible passion for dance music from the underground to the mainstream, going from clubland cause célèbre to mainstream celebrity in the process.

It’s been a long, winding road to the top for the spunky Young, who launched her career in 1991 as hip‐hop radio DJ. “I love all kinds of music,” the Washington, D.C.‐born spinstress states. “Growing up in a divorced household, I always took comfort in it.”

At the time, Young had no idea of the heights to which she would rise. “If you told me 10 years later I’d be DJ‐ing Madonna’s wedding, I’d say you were crazy!” she laughs. But even from its earliest stages, Young’s musical prowess made people take notice, and it wasn’t long before she translated her work at Interscope Records to a thriving career in the DJ booth that allowed her to bring her one‐of‐a‐kind funk, hip‐hop and old‐school blend of beats to the masses on eastern corridor airwaves and cable television.

But soon the sun‐drenched shores of Miami came calling, and with her move came a shift in sound that saw Young injecting her hip‐hop roots with the house music thump that emanated from the steamy, celebrity‐filled nightclubs that comprised the South Beach scene.

With the assistance of luminaries Ingrid Casares and Chris Paciello, Miami was also where Young carved a niche for herself, both as a female in the traditionally male‐dominated stomping grounds of the DJ booth, and as a darling of the thriving gay circuit party scene. But it wasn’t just the gay community that was drawn by Young’s magnetic musical pull; celebrities from Cher to Sean Combs fell under her spell, inviting the disc jockess to spin their exclusive private parties to A‐List invitees. Once Madonna coroneted her as her go‐to DJ in 2000, Young became a global electronic music celebrity in demand at nightclubs around the world and a breakout name on the Billboard charts racking up 40 #1 Club Play hits including 13 Madonna remixes and as well as imaginative electronic reinventions of songs by Christina Aguilera, Shakira, and Enrique Iglesias. Living Theater, Young’s 2003 release of unique remixes, garnered critical acclaim while showing that Young’s talent in the studio went beyond last‐call of nightclub dance floors. And her Genesis party—a massive New Year’s Day celebration that attracts more than 5,000 guests from around the world eager to start their year with Young’s big‐room sound.

“I like doing different types of events and music,” Young says. “Fashion, television, radio—and, of course, clubs. I never limit myself to just one type of party; I like doing different types of events. It keeps my career fresh.” Through it all, Young has always been humble, focusing on her career and the ever‐growing roster of releases on her Ferosh record label rather than her own burgeoning celebrity. So when the mainstream media took notice of Young’s working relationship with Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak and insinuated it wasn’t limited to the confines of the recording studio, Young found herself in an unexpected spotlight, bandied about in gossip magazines and even during the morning coffee klatch of The View.

“Music has always been the foundation of my work,” Young shrugs of the drama. “I’m really proud of the work I did on Kim’s single ‘Tardy for the Party,’ and I wish her well in the future.”

The housewife’s life isn’t for Young—it never has been. With a book in the works about her 20 year‐career in the DJ booth, a Mad Men‐style makeover by famed Hollywood photographer to the stars Mike Ruiz and longstanding working relationships with Macy Gray, Maya, and the Kardashians, Young is becoming a full‐fledged celebrity in her own right.

“I will always be a music person,” she states. “But there are so many mediums for me to express myself, and I want to take advantage of them all.”

Tardy for the party? Not Tracy Young. She’s been the party for the past 20 years—and she’s just getting started.

DJ CHAUNCEY D

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DJ CHAUNCEY D, a loud and proud Jersey Boy (and not ashamed to say it), first added those two letters “D” and “J” to his name back in 2002 at Urge Lounge in New York City’s East Village. DJ CHAUNCEY D is self-taught and that is what has created his most unique sound, style and sensibility.

DJ CHAUNCEY D has supplied the… sleazy soundscape for many of New York City’s gay “hot spots” such as: Beetlejuice@ Nowhere (his own monthly produced party), Boysroom, Daddy @ Vlada, GRUFF @ The Eagle, Hugs, Stonewall, Sugarland (Williamsburg, Brooklyn), The Chapel @ Limelight, The Cock, The Dugout, Woof! @ View Bar, and Woof! (Philadelphia).

DJ CHAUNCEY D’s taste in music is constantly expanding along with his professional music resume. His insatiable need to share brand new musical discoveries is only matched by his love for New Wave, Disco, and the Classic House that served as the soundtrack of his arrival on the New York City club scene in the mid-90s.

NEXT Magazine once labeled him a “queer celebrity” and DJ CHAUNCEY D constantly searches for and finds ways to twinkle. He is also a writer, poet, lyricist, event producer, activist, masochist, narcissist and avid blogger at The House Of Dandridge.

Check out his Soundcloud for a slew of live mixes, original tracks and more here.

 

JASON WALKER

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Billboard #1 sensation Jason Walker has taken the music scene on quite a journey over the past four years. Discovered and groomed by legend Junior Vasquez, Walker has skyrocketed to the top of his genre with unstoppable force since the release of his debut album, “This Is My Life” (JVM) in 2005, which spawned two Billboard #1 and #3 other Billboard Top 10 dance singles.

His 2008 sophomore release, “Flexible” (JVM/Centaur) saw the release of his 7th single, and first music video for “I Cant Get You Off My Mind”, which went to #1 on MTVs network, LOGO, 5 times over a 6 month period! Jason has continued to play across the US and his new single, “Cant Stop” with acclaimed DJ/Producer, Quentin Harris, has recently taken him to Europe, playing Londons East Village night club and European super-club, Ministry of Sound. Next stop for Quentin and Jason: Greece. But no rest for the weary; Jason is busy recording new music with fan favs, Bad Boy Bill, Mike Cruz, Havana Funk, DJ Strobe, and Mr. Harris…..so stay tuned…..lots more sounds comin‘ at ya including a Pop/R&B album that is, well, the only way to describe the sound is John Mayer meets Celine Dion…..but thats a future story. 😉

2 Billboard #1 Dance Singles:
“Set it Free” #1
“Foolish Mind Games #1

3 Top 10 Billboard Dance Singles:
“My Life” #3
“No More” #5
“Movin’ On” #7

“I Can’t Get You Off My Mind”-#1 Video on MTV’s
LOGO

2007 IDMA Nomination: Best Breakthrough Dance
Artist

Press includes Domestic and International
Publications

New single, “Can’t Stop” dominating DJ/Dance
Charts around the world

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