Up and Coming Philly DJs

Five up-and-coming house DJs to keep an eye on this year.

By Dennis Lowery
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Sean Thomas is a Philly DJ to keep an eye on 2010.

Photo by Michael Persico

King Britt, Bo Bliz and Emynd, Diplo, RJD2 and Diamond Kuts—PW has written about these cats countless times. Truth is, we’ve written a lot about DJs over the years. But on any given night in Philadelphia, dozens of house DJs about whom we've never written take to the tables in service of your feet and ears. That stops now. Here, PW drops the names of a few doing the house DJ thing to keep an eye on in 2010 should you ever wanna get your Snooki on and “beat the beat.”

Sean Thomas

Sean Thomas is well respected in the Philly house scene for his consistent promotional efforts and nights full of tech-infused dance music. He’s a man who knows when to boost up the bass so it rumbles your insides, and caress a four-minute mix to keep the crowds on the dance floor grooving. Thomas is pushing things into full gear in 2010 with new productions released on Brooklyn label Warmth, planned releases on his own label, Sounds Between Movement, and a few remix efforts also in the works. Find Thomas at Trounce, where he and DJ Dirty spin boogie and house with some funk-laden rhythms. A new night at Sumo called Technature is where he and Philadelphia favorite Pete Moss throw down side by side with an eclectic mix of big-room tech with an intimate feel. And be sure to check out Drumsong, the monthly at Kung Fu Necktie to which Thomas brings local talent and visitors from afar (Berlin, Canada, UK, etc.) to share their love of deep and in-your-face tech house. 

 Bryon Stout

You can put your trust in Bryon Stout to showcase brand-new releases every time he steps into the DJ booth. He spends hours searching for, listening to, prioritizing and choosing tracks that do justice to house music’s evolution, staying far away from the boring, cookie-cutter nonsense some DJs get lost in. His music collection of quality, funky, moving house music grows daily, and he shares it with everyone via his weekly internet radio shows. Catch Bryon on MyHouse-YourHouse.net every other Friday at 7 p.m., and on Wednesday nights at LowerCaseSounds.com, also at 7. Also watch for his collaboration event with Worship’s DJ Willyum at Club Fluid, Headgames, starting January 29, and each fourth Friday thereafter.



Devant Whitfield

Devant’s style of music is just like his outlook on life: loud, in-your-face, bold and fun. He was the guy buying the vinyl that kept house-heads bopping during the final years of 611 Records (R.I.P.), and he applies his vast knowledge to his extensive arsenal of rump-shaking tunes. Whitfield can be heard doing guest spots for a multitude of different promoters throughout the city. Expect a varied amount of heavy kicks, rolling bass lines and a quirky style of mixing that calls you to listen closely. His support of the house community is strong, and he’s a regular at many nights hosted by other DJs.

Dj Everyday 

Everyday has the knack of playing off the emotional connection he makes with his crowds, feeding off of their reactions and having them help him progress throughout his sets, a behavior that some DJs have lost. He blends flawlessly and effortlessly, and when watching him work, you can see he is truly living in the moment. DJing 40-plus weekends out of the year, he’s one of the most consistently tight DJs you’ll ever see. A resident at the infamous PEX parties and associated with Playloop Records, Everyday is a fantastic asset that Philly should embrace and support the positive vibe he shares through his music.

 Dr. Sean Diaz

Sean Diaz’s 20-plus years of experience sweating in the DJ booth are just one reason to be engulfed in one of his sets. The combination of the venue he plays and night he is involved in also make him a DJ to seek out in 2010. Every Saturday night at the Arts Garage, Diaz is the resident at Therapy, a night dedicated to pure house music. With a humble, welcoming, positive attitude, Diaz and his music work together to present mixes of the best classic dance anthems, disco favorites and powerful new house music.

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1. lee jones said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 09:36AM

“Good Looking out guys.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:41AM

“These picks are good...but EXTREMELY biased. There are several other quite excellent DJs in this city who do not play house music.”

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3. Dennis Lowrey said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 12:23PM

“@ Anonymous - yes, there is a bias on this article. I am a House Dj, and i chose to write about my fellow House Djs in Philadelphia. I do understand there are a BOATLOAD of Djs in Philadelphia, all of whom have a sincere love of the music, and the talent to match their passion.

Since my passion lies within House Music, and the community that surrounds it in this wonderful city, i chose to write about the DJs who i truly believe are doing it because they LOVE the music, and what it does for the community they chose to be involved in.

There is a sincere lack of DJ coverage in our media in Philadelphia. I urge you to please submit an article to the editor of the Philadelphia Weekly...follow your passion and write an article about the music and DJs that move you. Help your fellow DJs be known, talk about where they can be heard, showcased, and give the city some info on these folks...This article should be just the beginning...as i plan on talkin more about House Djs of Philly!”

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4. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 12:24PM

“yeah, but nobody gives a shit about bullshit trance DJ's”

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5. Matt Regula said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 12:35PM

“Great article and real good djs and people!”

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6. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 01:22PM

“I think i just threw up in my mouth!”

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7. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 01:23PM

“Who picked these HORRIFIC DJs? I mean this is a biased mess!”

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8. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 01:27PM

“Those are top 5 if you mean House DJs that smell like hoagies”

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9. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 01:28PM

“Philadelphia needs more Hiphop and less house!”

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10. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 01:31PM

“I would rather cut off my own genitals and eat them with a doggy poop diarrhea dipping sauce than listen to these trainwrecks. What's next? Shampoo is voted for best club to keep an eye on for 2010??? I mean hey, at least Lee Jones approves, lol. God, go back to 1970 Lee Jones, your music sucks, as well as your dirty hippy parties! Man do I hate you!”

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11. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 01:33PM

“Im sorry but I dont think any of these guys, or any other DJ are doing anything special, they are just mixing 2 records, big deal, a chimpanzee with down syndrome can do that, not sure where the "talent" lies in doing that, if they produced music it would be a different story.”

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12. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 01:33PM

“We need DJ's that came move a crowd and stop promoting bullshit in philly that folks ain't feeling these days..”

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13. Dennis Lowrey said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 01:36PM

“@ Anonymous - As i stated in my post above, yes, i'm bias toward house and thats why i chose to write about these DJs. I plan on doing more House DJ write ups in the very near future too.

Want to see more about hip hop, techno, trip hop, drum n bass, top 40 DJs, then get it goin! I urge you to please do it! DJs in Philadelphia are respected worldwide for what they do, and there isn't enough people writing about them (especially in their hometown!), telling their stories about the music they love and share with their dancefloors.

Call your favorite DJs, do a piece on them, submit it to the Weekly!

There are so many genres that DJs play, and Philly needs to know about them! instead of posting about what's NOT here, CHANGE that and write about who you want people to know about! Please!

-DJ Dennis, Selekta Recordings - Philly”

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14. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 01:41PM

“All of these djs are a dime a dozen. No one cares!”

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15. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 02:04PM

“Great article Dennis!
For all the rest of you that dont like this type of music, dont listen to it, simple as that!
@anonymous- get over yourself! Your negativity has no place here. You are not being constructive, you are being mean. enjoy your genital and poop feast, sounds delicious!”

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16. Shawn Ryan said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 02:17PM

“Perhaps the haters out there should have the courage to sign their comments.”

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17. Rick B said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 02:37PM

“As Dennis said, submit articles and topics about the music that moves you and the dj/artists that make that happen. For those of you who feel the need to hate and those of you who don't understand the art of djing, move on and read something else.

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18. Kevin Gimble said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 02:39PM

“nice selection of house djs to feature, dennis.
keep it up!
maybe next time we can discuss some dnb djs tho ;)
sorry cant help myself...

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19. Bronze said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 03:18PM

“I really like and respect most of these dj's. But my question is how is this "up and coming" as most of them have been playing and organizing house music events for years and years and years. I feel like this article is decent, yet severly dated and probably should have been written years ago..or at least not labeled "up and coming", as none of these dj's are at all new to the Philly house scene.

As for the writer, if you are still mentioning the possibility of covering articles on trip hop and drum and bass, the current date is January 20th 2010.

Not hating....just sayin..”

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20. Jesse M said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 03:25PM

“Quite a few of these guys have production credits to match their DJ efforts and they are worth checking out for those of you who don't find DJs all that exciting.

And while this list may not agree with everyone, at least it is a list, so to those who differ in perspective please provide alternatives and share what you love with other people, like myself, who enjoy discovering music as much as we do sharing it.

Protip: To become successful in anything, whether it be DJing or commenting on other peoples DJing you must provide something of value to your target audience.”

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21. Jesse M said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 03:27PM

“Also, Johnny G would be at the top of my share with others DJ list.”

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22. Ashley said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 03:41PM

“It's so easy to be an asshole anonymously.”

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23. Nonsense said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 03:52PM

“Up and coming? the DZA is a house legend in philly!”

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24. Devant said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 04:02PM

“Thanks for the kind words and exposure, Dennis! I really appreciate it!

Check out my web show, Hello World with DZA @ helloworldtv[dot]blogspot[dot]com

I'm on a hiatus right now until I get everything set up at my new spot, but will start up again with a Saturday Night Special on Feb. 13th.

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25. Sean said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 04:16PM

“man whoever anonymous is they must be a really frustrated person.”

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26. Bryon Stout said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 04:23PM

“Thanks for considering me for this Dennis!

Here is a link to some of my music


Jan 29th is the first " HEADGAMES " party at Fluid. see you there :)”

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27. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 04:59PM

“"I would rather cut off my own genitals and eat them with a doggy poop diarrhea dipping sauce than listen to these trainwrecks."

i haven't laughed that hard since pants on the floor. forreals.”

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28. Kate said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 05:21PM

“Yeah! Bryon and Sean know how to throw down and keep us movin. Keep it positive!”

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29. sean thomas said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 05:41PM

“thnx Dennis for putting this together! thnx Michael for the photography.

'up & coming' is kinda funny (Bronze). feeling pretty spry though.

will someone please hug anonymous?? whatever you're feeling anonymous, it's not your fault... it's not your fault.

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30. Lisa Andrews said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 06:55PM

“@ Dennis, great article. Mad love and respect to the Djs that are represented in this article and to all House DJs who practice what they preach. Love and Envy exist in the world, but should not be of the world.

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31. brendan b. said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 07:03PM

“why are people so angry? it's nice to see people get shine! and sean thomas has been doing this for a loooooooooong time. he, and everyone in the article deserve a little more respect than that. nice work dudes, keep it moving!”

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32. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 07:18PM

“Diplo's music smells like dog doo”

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33. kbot215 said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 07:27PM

“can't say it enough, if your gonna hate, at least put your name on it. Your just a pussy with no balls at all otherwise. Chances are your too scared you'll get your ass kicked for being a troll.....what a pitiful piece of sh**!
If you were really into DJ music, regardless the style, you would realize Dennis is and will be getting exposure for the whole scene.....what an ass-munch, seriously....WTF?
Much support and props Dennis, keep it comin'...”

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34. Anonymous said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 08:26PM

“There are some wack dj's holding some nights that don't even deserve the press. They wonder why many don't come out. it's about the vibe and the music people want to hear. I love what these guys are doing but there are some in town that just don't cut the mustard.”

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35. James said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 08:33PM

“Wow, there is some some Professional Haterism here. Why? It's just some blurbs about a handful of DJ's. Hey anonymous, why don't you write an article about the music YOU care about and grow some balls. What do you do? Do you DJ? Do you promote? Do you produce music? Judging by the comments, probably not. All of these DJ's are dedicated and hard-working and their motives are pure. That's why they're being recognized and the rest of us are so proud of them.

Dennis, keep it up!”

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36. Isaac Jordan said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 08:42PM

“Congrats guys! Lets the haters be your gasoline :)”

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37. Devant said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 09:17PM

“lol @ everybody getting the shit trolled out of them ITT”

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38. gayguy said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 09:21PM

“Bryon Stout is one hot piece of ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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39. gayguy2 said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 09:45PM

“WTF why isn't DJ Mynd on here. that ninja is tight!!!!!!!”

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40. Ashley said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 09:56PM

“lol gayguy.”

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41. Dr. Diaz aka Sean JODI said... on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:19PM

“Dennis, thanks for the great article and love, that's what its all about. You will never be able to please everyone, but I am grateful that you wrote so passionately about a handful of great DJs. There are truly many more that also deserve the recognition, here's to all of the great DJs that Philadelphia has to offer.

And thanks to all who posted such positive vibes. As Issac Jordan said, "Let the haters be your gasoline".

Much love and respect.”

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42. dave mass said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:12AM

“i like house but i live in an apartment.”

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43. Lee jones said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:16AM

“Well put by all. As a person that has had a career filled with haters - it just comes with the turf. In fact one of the 5 chosen always has negative things to say about me. So be it, but he does have to balls to put his name to it. Philly is filled with amazing unsung & global djs - many of them are personal friends -"all the way from the 70s".(lol) This is one person's article on one style of music. It showcases and allows them to shine for hard work. You may not like their work, but they are doing it.

So allow me to shine some light into the darkness. Anonymous - would you like to spin at my "dirty hippy part(y)ies". Sundae, we strive to showcase talent and you excel in the art of stealth.”

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44. 123 said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:32AM

“haha... all you haters just look silly...why hate djs who regularly bring sell out crowds and tour (inter)nationally?? they must be doing something right.

YES- I would love to know about your music and scene so LET ME KNOW what you're talking about, I can't read anonymous minds.”

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45. Bryon Stotu said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 01:30AM

“lol @ my hot ass”

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46. Anonymous said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 01:35AM

“Adam Freemer is way better than DZA”

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47. housemusiclegends said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:03PM

“Dj Yan is more popular and also has done more for house in Philly than any of these guys. Please have him in your next article.”

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48. TechnoGeek said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:15PM

“This was an informative article about these guys. I have never heard of one of them and go out all the time so it's good to read about them. I think maybe you could feature more house music Connoisseurs like Deep C and Udo in your future writings. These guys have set the foundation for what is dance music today in the city. Without them none of these DJ's you named would even exist!”

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49. DuoOfHouse said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:59PM

“Sounds like a lot of jealousy comments by all the typical haters. All of these guys have incredible achievements in Philadelphia. I mean playing at mediocre venues for drink tickets makes them relevant right?. Khal and Moo B will wipe the floor with these deejays any day of the week and they also are known producers with out of town gigs to their credit. Good read though.”

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50. Ashley said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 01:07PM

“Who is Adam Freemer?”

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51. NYC said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 01:16PM

“He's a dj from Philadelphia with tons of tracks to his credit on well known labels. Check him out.”

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52. Dakez said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 01:35PM

“I thought freemer was the bar DJ in PSU?”

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53. NYC said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 01:46PM

“I think you have him confused with the guys in this article Dakez”

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54. Devant said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 02:24PM

“Lots of tilabia up in here. Just sayin'.

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55. Dakez said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 02:35PM

“I never knew Sean Thomas and Everyday played up in State College. Man I wish I had seen that!”

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56. Anonymous said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 02:49PM

“What about DeepC, house music Legend????”

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57. DeepC said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 02:50PM

“What about Tigerhook crew? We invented house music in philly!”

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58. Devant said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 02:52PM

“I still listen to the Sound Between Movement CD that Sean Thomas gave me when we were waiting in line to see Mark Farina at the WMC back in 2006. It's called "Who, What..." and you guys should bug him for one because it's great deep house music.”

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59. VoiceofReason said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 02:53PM

“Yan, Moo B, and Khal... give me a f#cking break! Old City's finest! lololol”

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60. Devant said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 02:53PM

“Deep C, you're not up and coming. :-P”

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61. DJ MartyR said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 02:58PM

“So wait, some of these cats don't currently hold residencies or DJ out in the city???

Yeah, makes perfect sense. We're outta here!!!”

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62. Marissa Butthurto said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 03:15PM

“Devant Whitfield tricked me in to being racist on facebook my being honest! EVIL MAN!”

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63. Ashley said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 03:30PM

“@NYC thanks but no thanks”

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64. Conquest said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 03:46PM

“I wiped the floor with DZA in a Dj battle in 2006 after he ran his mouth on maneo.com. I own him!!”

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65. D's Avocate said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 04:38PM

“LOL @ House Dj's "Battling"”

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66. Natalie said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 07:07PM

“Sean Thomas and DJ Everyday are hardly "up and coming" dee-jays. They have been in the scene for years. Sean Diaz was also one of the pioneers of house music on the college scene back in the 80s however he has not been in the Philly house scene since until recently. I dont mean any disrespect to the writer of this article, but there are several other musicians that I would have put on ths list since you were focusing on the house music: DJ Deep C, Christian James, Pete Moss, Rob Paine, and Robbie Tronco...just to name a few. If you wanted this to be your first article about house music in Philly then you sould have written abut the dee-jays that have continued to support the house culture by throwing and promoting events, having residencies, and producing tracks. That would have been worth writing about (again with the exception of Sean who has done all of those things). Much love to those who were written about and please keep on spinning so that the younger generations can be exposed to this music and hopefully embrace the culture.”

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67. Devant said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 07:47PM

“Natalie, Dennis already said the title of the article should have been "Five DJs to Watch in 2010"

read before posting <3”

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68. natalie said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 08:06PM

“Devant, it doesn't matter what the title of the article is or whether he said these are the dee-jays to watch in 2010 or 5 "up and coming" dee-jays...my point was that dee-jays that spin in the city often and that produce tracks would be worthwhile to write about.”

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69. eek said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 08:07PM

“I like my house DJ's like I like my lunch: smelling of hoagies. <3”

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70. salvo said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 08:11PM

“wow, for a second i thought i was on PDS. or maneo lol”

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71. The Real Deep C said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 08:14PM

“Hey, Congrats guys! I didn't say what some imposter posted as me about Tigerhook! Haters are everywhere but what can you do. lol.”

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72. gayguy said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 08:15PM

“DJ Yan....keeping 125 alive!!!

....Oh wait....”

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73. gabrielben said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 08:19PM

“Did anyone hear Lance Blaise's song called "Kung Fu Necktie"???

That guy is about as original as the wheel!!!”

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74. dMatt R. said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 08:20PM

“Daaaaammm somebody was bathing in the haterade fountain! These guys deserve the shout and I am sure there will be more articles featuring the talented dj's in the philly music scene. Like Dennis said if you have suggestions write something up and submit it. Put the spot on your people and help them shine too. But all this negativity is pointless. If you really want to cry about it we can send the waaaaaaambulance right over. Keep it positive people no need to put people down that are working hard and doing what they love while entertaining you at the same time. If you donlt know anything about djing then you have no idea how much work gets put in before an event or gig. These guys all work hard and deserve the praise as do many others. Keep the good articles coming!”

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75. dr3w said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 08:41PM

“many a good time at these folks endeavours. good choices.”

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76. Anonymous said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 08:52PM

“ByRON Stout looks like a fucking hippy”

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77. dave mass said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 09:23PM

“how come when you click on sean diaz's link there's a video of dubtribe and it says therapy sessions. wasnt that a worship/pex event?”

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78. iceskatingjulie said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 10:08PM

congrats men, for doing what you love.

no women made the list, too bad :(

haters, only one percent is number one, but to that one percent, its actually a hundred percent chance, and to the other 99 percent, its a zero chance, but that can all change by tomorrow, so, why would anyone bother worrying about anyone else when we all have a big enough mountain to climb.

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79. djface said... on Jan 22, 2010 at 09:24AM

“I have played all over Philly and never got a writeup. I deserve it more than anyone, especially after what happened with trance2dance2. This is total Bullshiat!”

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80. gayguy said... on Jan 22, 2010 at 11:22AM

“face...you deserve a writeup about as much as my grandmom does....your anything but a well rounded dj....all you do is play guido music, for guidos, at guido establishments.”

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81. upinityall said... on Jan 22, 2010 at 11:24AM

“at least these guys have more things to do after certain places close down...lounge 125, triada, and emerald city are done, and tommyboy has went on to bigger things, now you don't have jack shit!!!! lol.....”

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82. TheRealDealDjFace said... on Jan 22, 2010 at 12:24PM

“Listen I'm upinit Y'all Stop hating on me!”

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83. Sean Diaz said... on Jan 22, 2010 at 08:53PM

“Dave Mass, perhaps you were not at the Dubtribe event. However, you can look at the flyer archives and you will see that it was a Worship/PEX/Therapy event. We all came together to collaborate for that party. And yes, it is a "Therapy Session" as it was on a Saturday, at the Arts Garage, which is my residency, so any event that is done at TAG on Saturdays is part of Therapy. I chose to share a snippet of that amazing performance on my website for those who were not able to attend, or for those who would like a recap. I hope this provides clarity for you.”

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84. gayguy said... on Jan 23, 2010 at 03:49AM

“what's up lance! still ripping off intellectual property from people??”

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85. Anonymous said... on Jan 23, 2010 at 11:08AM

“Lee Jones Rules. NOT!”

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86. Anonymous said... on Jan 23, 2010 at 11:10AM

“Lee Jones sucks butt.”

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87. Anonymous said... on Jan 23, 2010 at 11:32AM

“Byron stout? Give me a break that kid is a joke and a wanna be. The ex sundae bitch. I clicked his link and could only take about 3 min of that crap. Those videos that are posted are retarted. One is in someones bedroom and the other sounds like it's from a rave in 1995. Who ever wrote this article is an idiot. This is definetly a biased pick. I bet the editor is friends with all these guys. Sean Thomas is the only respectable name in this group and he is not up and coming. Philly fail once again”

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88. Anonymous said... on Jan 23, 2010 at 11:57AM

“Lee Jones, is the reason I stopped going out in Philly. This dude thinks he is in Hollywood. Lee Jones is nothing but a hustler. When he retired he will try and hi jack the bingo community. He will probably turn it into a feakin Simon says "give me your money" hustle. Clown always gets on the mike and talks sh&t.”

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89. Devant said... on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:01AM

“Stay classy, Philadelphia.”

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90. no way Jose said... on Jan 25, 2010 at 01:41AM

“Anyone out there know what track begins in the last 20 seconds of Dj Everyday video above?
this guy is solid!

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91. Justin Bruno said... on Jan 25, 2010 at 09:55AM

“I would like to see a few of these guys dj naked.”

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92. Blaze said... on Jan 25, 2010 at 02:21PM

“There is a house music scene in philly? it must be hiding underground, like DZA in his closet”

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93. TDMonster said... on Jan 25, 2010 at 02:25PM

“Justin Bruno said... on Jan 25, 2010 at 09:55AM

“I would like to see a few of these guys dj naked.”

I'd like to see Devant shower”

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94. Hard guy said... on Jan 25, 2010 at 02:29PM

“Get off devant, the man is a legend. josh wink is pretty up and coming too. but not as good as these guys, he has cool hair. Tattoo detectives anyone?”

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95. any no mous said... on Jan 25, 2010 at 02:31PM

“gabrielben said... on Jan 21, 2010 at 08:19PM

“Did anyone hear Lance Blaise's song called "Kung Fu Necktie"???

That guy is about as original as the wheel!!!”

Flight 2334 you are no clear for landing.... on my forehead”

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96. Deep C said... on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:46AM

“I would like to spin with these guys at Soma,but those scumbags turned the place into a HipHop joint :(”

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97. gayguy said... on Jan 27, 2010 at 08:50PM

“is it even called soma anymore??”

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98. The Real Deep C said... on Jan 28, 2010 at 01:38PM

“LOL @ imposter deep c and Soma!!!”

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99. TheRealLanceBlaise said... on Jan 28, 2010 at 06:14PM

“f*** this. anyone wants to talk i'll be at woodys like usual.”

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100. Imri said... on Feb 1, 2010 at 11:20AM

“DZA is the reason I had to shut down my old forums. This guy tortures me so bad I cried one day and turned off the forums for a week.”

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101. ONE MAN ARMY said... on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:42PM

“I think this is funny because kats like Adrock and Christian James never got a write up in this magazine. The truth is we run this city both musically and intellectually. Once people recognize that then they can move on with their lives and accept whats what! On a happier note I'm glad these guys are doing their thing because it makes it easier for me to rock crowds 7 days a week at all the local spots in Philly. I am god and god is me and you are soldiers for the house music revolution. When you people are ready to really see a Dj in action hit me up..”

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102. thefakeDeepc said... on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:50PM


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103. Anonymous said... on Feb 2, 2010 at 03:57PM

“Sean Thomas looks about 40 while Byron looks like Napolean Dynamite! Devant? Thats all been said before. Lee Jone's = Prankster! just listen to his finalists for his "best of Philly" Dj's. What fuckin Joke. As far as Adrock n Christian James not getting any mention.....that is bullshit considering both of em have been doin shit right for a long time! Dave Mass is da man too. Anyway all I'm saying is this article is bullshit! There are way better talents in This City! Peace Snitches!”

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104. Anonymous said... on Feb 2, 2010 at 04:01PM

“Hey Marty R.......Where are you playin these days?!”

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105. TheReaLDeeJayMartyR said... on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:15PM

“playin in the rec room at the county clink!!!! the male fuckpigs seem to like my brand of gay house music!!”

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106. TheReaLDeeJayMartyR said... on Feb 3, 2010 at 08:43AM

“oh and PS i find it funny how there are still so many fuckin people still LIVING IN THE PAST!!! adrock was big news...BACK IN 98. jesus christ, there are new djs on the scene nowadays...get with the f*ckin times!!!”

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107. MartyHARHAR said... on Feb 3, 2010 at 09:55AM

“Dude stop blowing DZA already. He has a girl!”

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108. DJDESTRUCTHARDTRANCEINFUSION said... on Feb 3, 2010 at 02:58PM

“I should get a write up for playing 162 bpm. This column is missing me!”

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109. NewKidBringingTrance4yabitches!! said... on Feb 3, 2010 at 05:33PM

“i Bring 140bpm!!!..hehe!”

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110. Jason E said... on Feb 4, 2010 at 11:54AM

“Hey everyone come to my Pajama party at Karma nightclub. What, you didn't get my 400 invites on Facebook and Myspace??


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111. TheReaLDeeJayMartyR said... on Feb 4, 2010 at 06:05PM

“DESTRUCT....your music in philly is about as useful as a straight guy at woodys....gtfo dude, seriously...”

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112. Moo B said... on Feb 4, 2010 at 09:00PM

“First off...non of these people have produced their own thracks; and if they had, I'm sure they sounded like sheit! No one's listened to house in Philly since Soma or Silk City and now it's just a bunch of monkey madness bullsheit everywhere you go. (being nice here) Just last weekend I was out at a spot in the city and heard what a year ago was supposed to be "an up and coming Dj" spinning pants on the ground! WTF! You know who you are with your name in mailbox letters on yer laptop! Pussy! Honestly I'd rather be a good DJ in my basement than get props from hand jobs like Lee Jones and the like! So really....I guess a thank you is due here! No really thank you for not appreciating me....No seriously I mean it......”

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113. Wallee C said... on Feb 4, 2010 at 09:12PM

“List on beat ass DJ's that are/were supposedly the shit:
Jason E, Moo/Khal (The Cunt Stubles), Yan.....yea YAWN!, Rob Allen....Unce Unce Unce at 180 bpm (its good on G I swear!), Taurus?......my first car!..How could I forget Tarus!?, DJ Face...Hell of a nice guy really...but dude...you admited that some of your sets from Emerald City were programed out ahead of time...what kinda shit is that man? and Nemo/Niko....that the same dude?, Ripp/Darby....eh,.....Now Brian Neagle.....That guy was GREAT!”

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114. DJ Destuct said... on Feb 4, 2010 at 09:22PM

“Wreeeeeeeeeeeee....That's Conquest at Emerald City pitchin a track out to 190.....or it could be the famous jason e backspin outta a train wreck! Truth is you all can suck my ass! I am better than all you catz! Peace Bitches!!!!!!!!!”

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115. Costanza said... on Feb 4, 2010 at 09:23PM

“Hey, I dont know what Moo's talkin about! My track I produced was up for a Grammy!”

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116. Khal Barkaterrorwitz said... on Feb 4, 2010 at 09:26PM

“Moo, I thought you were touring with Oscar G? What about that track you guys were workin on?”

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117. DJ DJSERPENTOR said... on Feb 4, 2010 at 10:21PM

“I thought Khal and Moo were BOTH supposed to be a globe trotting DJ duo by now...

...remember that quote on Maneo (like 3 years back...LOL)


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118. OK said... on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:26AM

“Gee.. another lame Philly has been / never was dj hating on us again. Let me guess ,we stole your gig? Banged your girls? I find it hilarious how haters are synonymous with Philly DJ's these days. If your shitty music was any good maybe promoters and club owners wouldn't have dissed you and never let you play like we could. Glad to see your still drinking the Haterade though. I'll think about you when i'm playing all over and your still trainwrecking!

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119. HASBEEN said... on Feb 5, 2010 at 11:05AM

“Hey OK.....moo b? Khal maybe?.......Seriously your reply is really weak! you both are little bitches! Pull out your tampon and get properly fuct! seriously! You never stole a gig from ANYONE, more like sucked off other DJ's and promoters to get them! Where is this "all over" you mention? where have you played worth mentioning?....nowhere! Oh wait...Black Bull in the burbs! Banged our girls? Get real! Everyone here knows that when it comes to bullshit DJs in this City, you two are the biggest offenders! When I'm at home feeling sorry for myself, and all the gigs you stole from me, I will surely think of how I can be more like you......NOT!”

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120. OK said... on Feb 5, 2010 at 11:14AM

“Jealousys A Bitch...”

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121. HASBEEN said... on Feb 5, 2010 at 11:45AM

“Listen lil guy! It has nothing to do with jealousy! Even if I were the worst DJ that had never even played out in Philly it wouldnt change the fact that you and your bro are strait frauds and EVERYONE knows it! Like I said it's not jealousy, more of a sincere dislike of bullshit! Especially yours! That make more sense to you or do I need to spell it out for you more clearly?”

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122. Oscar G said... on Feb 9, 2010 at 10:48AM

“So I'm told some cat named moo is going round tellin folks that were working on a track together? Anyone else hear about this?”

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123. HASSBEEN said... on Feb 9, 2010 at 10:52AM

“Yea, I heard that! What's he paying you to make it for him? I heard it was on Ovum. Is Wink really that bored?”

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124. OK said... on Feb 9, 2010 at 01:39PM

“In jealousy there is more of self-love than love”

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125. Don't Try said... on Feb 16, 2010 at 12:18PM

“Come on boys. If you're not part of the Making Time crew, or don't have a monthly/weekly at the barbary or KFN that the cool kids go to (you know who they even if you don't want to admit it to yourself)...you'renothing more than forgetable soundwaves that some of the ugly-people-on-dates crowd listens to once in a while.
Please stay in your basement!”

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126. Don't Try said... on Feb 16, 2010 at 12:22PM

“Not to say I wouldn't love some actual NEW talent in these parts. The only DJs/parties that excite me anymore are:

Making Time

Turnaround vs Immediate, Pope Wednesdays, Night Train Thursdays, 10 Commandments, Bouffant (not your typical techno-house-electro bs, but my favorite people and CLASSIC JAMS)


Tigerbeats is fun and has a vibe all its own, even though it's just a bunch of cool people playing what they wanna hear

Flat out techo/house are NOT where it's at anymore for the young ones who makes moves here in this city.”

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127. stolen said... on Feb 16, 2010 at 01:54PM

“Yeah but Tigerbeats are a rip off of Tigerhook!”

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128. guess said... on Apr 11, 2010 at 07:08PM

“@Moo B: I wrote you a little blurb, go pitch it to PW! You can use it if you want in your Bio...

"Moo B is the Kanye West of Philly. Except nobody cares what he thinks
because he's a little bitch that whines about not getting to play "the
good set times". Even at underground outdoor parties! What a fucking toolbag. Someone told me he makes tracks, but I've never heard or seen them.

If his sets were any good, he wouldn't need the good set time to make sure people heard his set. Sure he can talk shit, but he walks the walk like a blind paraplegic. That's why he hasn't played a gig in years. Young DJs need not look further, for Moo B is a prime example of how NOT to behave and perform. Hopefully, he'll go be gay with his brother over in West Virginia where those inbred motherfuckers belong"

what do you think bro?”

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129. Dennis p said... on May 27, 2010 at 03:36AM

“Hey all!

Thanks for all the hard work you do exposing the few amd far between house dj's. Granted, the title should include "house," it is great to see that such a community exists. Up-and-coming is also a little misleading, but we understand what you mean when they're compared to diplo, king britt, and josh wink.

Do you, dennis, have any sound advice for the "foot in the door" house dj in philly? I have a friend, ronnie dubbz, who dj'ed his whole life but just switched to house about a year ago upon living in italy. He literlly just got back with crates (i mean gigs) of music and no where to spin them. He also ia getting into producing too.

His music can be found on www.ronniedubbz.com I suggest looking for his demo/promo mixes. More about him can be found at presskit.ronniedubbz.com

I'm helping him get himself out there. Its harder than the hip-pop scene. And for u djs reading, he is def interested in meeting/colarabrating/sharing

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130. DJ Destruct said... on Aug 11, 2010 at 10:59AM

“Christ, I am the best dj in Philly. Forget all these posers! I owned Devant like a thousand times on messageboards too!”

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131. Ric Vale Fuzions said... on Aug 12, 2010 at 12:37PM

“I remember telling Dj Face to get the hell outta Fuzion and he snapped on me!”

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132. Anonymous said... on Aug 13, 2010 at 10:53AM

“DZA smells like hoagies.”

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133. jackietending said... on Aug 13, 2010 at 11:02AM


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134. DJ MartyR said... on Aug 16, 2010 at 09:59AM

“God, I love you people. This thread is so full of awesomeness in so many ways. And denial and delusions. It rules. Glad to see it still exists and thank you to my cellmates for reminding me of it's existence. Sweet!

Now where are the fuck pigs?!?!? I'm horny!!!

Yan loves all races.”

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135. WallyC said... on Aug 16, 2010 at 10:07AM

“I really love to look at Tacopimps asshole through his window at night!”

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136. DJ MartyR said... on Aug 16, 2010 at 11:21AM

“I agree TIGER BEAT is an awesome read and magazine!!!”

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137. DJ MartyR said... on Aug 16, 2010 at 02:54PM

“Hey, every fourth Friday since like May, I have been trying to get into this Head Games party you speak of but the door's always locked?? Are you guys that packed?? What are my chances of getting in there THIS month? Maybe I could do a guest set there, too??

I know I'm not up-n-coming, but since you up-n-comers have been rocking it there since January, you've probably built quite a big following...

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138. Dj Face said... on Aug 16, 2010 at 02:59PM

“Y'all think its funny to rip on me but what you don't know is that I had a three way with Wally C and a tranny bitches!

Up in it Y'all”

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139. Christian James said... on Aug 16, 2010 at 03:10PM

“I find it really funny that all these people forget how good of a dj I am. Ok, so I smoked some grass and trainwrecked 456 times a night at Lounge125 but does that make me a bad person? I think NOT! What this city needs is more SoulSon house type music. The stuff Alex Adrock and I are playing is the most cutting edge music to date on dancefloors in Philly and people are jocking all these newbies.

Get a clue people...Peace!”

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140. dance.philly.bitches said... on Aug 16, 2010 at 03:18PM

“Yeah, OK Christian. I suppose your implying that the dance.philly crew are "noobs" and we don't know how to turn out a party. You should bring your whining ass to Zbar on one of our nights and really see what's going on in the house music realm. We made careers for guys like Yan and Alex M and now people are just hating on us and jealous of our accomplishments.


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141. DJ Yan said... on Aug 16, 2010 at 06:53PM

“Uhhhhh, JNH, I'd shut the f*ck up until you know what you're talking about. I love CJ and all but if it wasn't for me, Alex, and our Russian peeps, Toilet 125 and all the staff and DJ's that worked there would have been unemployed years earlier!!!

We carried the torch through the thin times of house music in Philadelphia and now we are receiving all the spoils running shit in this sad city.

Next, producing tracks with the greatest house producer in our area, Chris Costanzo, and boom!!! We're at the surf club!!!!

Dance.Philly are the noobs. Be patient, you guys are ok. Someday you might get lucky and hit it big like us.”

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142. discodanny said... on Aug 17, 2010 at 10:56AM

“There's NO way that's Yan talking like that. Please get a life people and stop impersonating top dj's in the city of brothery love! Yan is busy in the studio and playing the top weekly's in Philly to have time to play on messageboards like this one (roll eyes)”

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143. DJ Yan said... on Aug 17, 2010 at 01:38PM

“Tahnks, Danny. I'm sorry there were a number of things said on this thred that were deleted but really got my blood boiling. I'm sorry, being who I am, I have to remember to always try and keep my kool. There's too much for me to loose.

And yes, you're right on those two things, Danny...I'm always busy in the studio and rocking the weeklies in Philly that count. It's the takeover!!”

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144. StuntDublez4lyfe said... on Aug 17, 2010 at 01:49PM

“What a bunch of jealous haters post on here. This is worse than the dirty.com!

Everyone knows WE run this town!”

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145. DJ MartyR said... on Aug 17, 2010 at 01:56PM

“God, I love the Dirty.com.

I have tried to rail practically every f*ckpig in the Philadelphia section. With only a few STD's to show for it. Not too shabby.

It's funny who those skanks follow and hang with. Round 'em up!!!”

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146. DJ Yan said... on Aug 17, 2010 at 01:57PM

“What is this the Dirty.com?”

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147. Tacopimp said... on Aug 17, 2010 at 02:35PM

“I would pay to see Dj Yan play naked!”

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148. Loopsky said... on Aug 18, 2010 at 11:00AM

“I love to suck dudes off at Fluid!”

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149. LexiLux said... on Sep 14, 2010 at 03:42PM

“Marty R?!?!?!?! I haven't heard that name in years I heard he won the lottery or something in Nevada, married rich and got sober. I know he's got a huge house in Queen Village. I saw him unpacking his golf stuff out of a Tahoe or Yukon or some truck like that a month or so ago. I didn't say hello or anything, he was scary and crazy from what I remember. Last time I saw him was at that club 114 and he drug some guy out of the dj booth, through these swinging doors and lumped him over a table in the kitchen. It was like a scene out of a movie or something. Craziness. Seen him cruising a Vespa around the city too.”

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150. loopsky said... on Sep 15, 2010 at 04:49PM

“i am better than all of you, i just cant help myself from passing out at parties, so you never know”

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151. Ashley T. said... on Oct 16, 2010 at 03:44PM

“Stop fighting or I will be forced to love ALL of you a little less. Obviously I stumbled upon this forum late but it still made me sad.”

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152. rave321 said... on Oct 26, 2010 at 12:18PM

“Hands down number 1 Dj in Philly Is Flufftronix!!”

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153. Diamolynn said... on Nov 11, 2010 at 05:48PM

“We the music lovers and me the Oregonian transplant invite ANYONE who wants to spin to come over to our place this Saturday. We need to support "up & coming" DJs who really deserve a chance to shine! Hit me up on FB or email want to smile at Yahoo dot com.
~Peace, Music B4$, Eileen Fonseca”

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154. Anonymous said... on Nov 13, 2010 at 05:10PM

“there is a up and comer who is just got hooked up with a NY ICON, and is ready to blow up. He doesnt give a shit about any of this BS or any of you fkn tarts, and is gonna blow the roof off this shit. DA DOW”

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155. Anonymous said... on Nov 24, 2010 at 12:23PM

“I wonder if Bryon Stout remembers who gave him his first public shot behind the decks when he arrived on the scene here in Philadelphia”

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156. Anonymous said... on Dec 15, 2010 at 10:57AM

“This crap is reading like a thread on maneo.com”

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157. Anonymous said... on Dec 27, 2010 at 01:45PM

“Are there any house djs that can spin some funk, soul, reggae or break beats? Just a lil curious.”

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158. scotty buck said... on Jan 6, 2011 at 07:23PM

“the philly has scene is pathetic simply bc of the ppl listed above. all the people that have commented are also to blame. stop making it about urself and make it about the music you retards. get a grip, get some skills and stop being terrible. PS- come to my bday bash @ ZEE bar! mention this ad and get free entry and half price drinks! oh, and free drugs in the bathroom! shhhh!”

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159. Anonymous said... on Apr 12, 2011 at 11:55PM

“These djs are no longer allowed to mention the title "house" within the vicinity of their names, per order of house of house. And so it shall be..”

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160. Anonymous said... on Apr 13, 2011 at 12:25AM

“These retards just got their asses handed to them over on deephousepage. Funniest shit I've read in a while:


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161. Dj d supersoulz said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 03:43PM

“The problem with Philly is what you here on the radio you hear the same crap in most clubs, ny, bmore, north jersey, Chicago, north Carolina they get they play deep house, such Dj karizma, Dj Spen, Dj Tony humphries, Martinez brothers, Philly needs to wake up. They're to stuck on hip hop and r&b which is all good and I grew listening to that genre of music but Philly wake up the same music from one bar to the next club and then wdas that music your broadcasting from the brandywine ballroom is not club music take a lesson from my radio 98.7 kiss on the weekends or handzonradio on the Internet again Philly wake the hell up!!”

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162. DJ Big Daddy Jeff said... on Apr 27, 2012 at 07:31PM

“I have found a great joy in seeing house DJs in Philly. Im in the lab as i write, keep up the good mixing.I hoping to find a gig soon.”

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163. Jhandfinger said... on May 3, 2012 at 01:16AM



the group DJ BEEF ZONE openly allows users to commit libel and defamatoin against other users. go ask devant whitfield, he openly enjoys committing LIBEL against good people like me. if devant whitfield accuses someone of a crime falsely on a board to discredit them, hmmm lets see does that match the definition of libel?

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164. ian bozwell said... on Sep 18, 2012 at 12:04AM


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167. Blueshift said... on Sep 5, 2014 at 02:09PM

“5/5 stars, would lol again”

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168. soulKoh said... on Nov 19, 2014 at 01:52PM

“holy crap!! @blueshift- Thank you for the stroll down memory lane. some things never change. #messageboards #bringbackreflective.net”

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169. Anonymous said... on Jul 20, 2015 at 02:38PM

“they are worth the praise. screw all the other butt hurt comments.


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