Just Blaze, Operator Emz, Joey Carvello, Natasha Diggs, Misbehaviour, $$$ Mike, Rebecca Lynn
New York, NY, 10003
10:00 PM (event ends at 4:00 AM)
The Mobile Mondays! Mission
Keep real music alive, celebrate the artistry of the DJ & bring back the true vibe & soul of New York City!
Mobile Mondays! is a weekly event founded by Operator Emz honoring the 45 RPM record & has quickly become New York City’s premier 45‘s vinyl night for music lovers. Every week is presented by Operator Emz, Natasha Diggs, Joey Carvello, Just Blaze, Misbehaviour & $$$Mike, Hosted by Miss Rebecca at The Bowery Electric. MM brings NYC’s vinyl rats together to celebrate everything from disco to garage, curated from the inside. For the artists and creatives who congregate, Mobile Mondays! is a chance to go back to the New York City they love best; when records were events, the DJ was on the pulpit and the dance floor was epic.
The Mobile Movement incubates creative collaboration. It brings together a network of like-minded New Yorkers capitalizing on shared inspiration. Celebrating the artistry of the DJ, music lovers find their Downtown meeting house at the Bowery Electric. Mobile Nights are often thematic, with funk, soul, disco, house, rock, reggae, new wave, and salsa making the rounds. The genre doesn’t define the party; MM has real curators on the turntables who fold the crowd into their vision of a party every week. You will hear the rarest of grooves follow by classic dance floor burners. MM DJs take listeners back to an era when DJs dug a little deeper. The artistic directors of the party at MM each have a treasure trove of singles that has special significance to their DJ journey.
With the recent resurgence of vinyl and a growing interest in playing 45’s, Mobile Mondays! has attracted some of NYC’s most legendary and talented DJ’s eager to rock the “little records.”
Previous guest DJs include Kenny Dope, DJ Spinna, DJ Scratch (EPMD), Biz Markie, Large Pro, Boogie Blind (X-ecutioners), Da Beatminerz, BreakBeat Lou (Ultimate Breaks & Beats), Spinderella (Salt N Pepa), Rockin Rob, Cut Chemist, Prince Paul, Young Guru, Bobbito, Chairman Mao, Mr. Len, Preservation & many more.
Just Blaze worked closely with Roc-a-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hits like Cam'ron's "Oh Boy," Jay-Z's "Girls, Girls, Girls," and Beanie Sigel and Freeway's "Rock the Mic." He worked closely with Roc-a-Fella's other in-house producer, Kanye West, on the label's many albums released during this same period. And like West, he developed a trademark knack for using old-school soul samples in unique ways for his hooks. Besides the Roc-a-Fella stable of rappers, Just Blaze also produced tracks for big-name East Coast rappers such as Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, DMX, and Fabolous. By the turn of the century, he'd become one of the rap industry's leading producers, along with Timbaland, the Neptunes, and Swizz Beatz.
Michael Greene is a DJ, music producer, and hip hop expert. He is a noted collector and curator based in New York City. He throws a weekly party in homage to the 45"record under the handle Operator Emz. Mobile Mondays! brings NYC's vinyl rats together to celebrate everything from disco to garage.
After years on the business side of the music industry, Greene turned his focus to production and events. He produced records for Cyndi Lauper, MIA, and Joell Ortiz. Adidas asked Greene to help design the Adidas Pro Model for 2013, bringing his sneaker guru know-how to their operation in Berlin. As a DJ, Greene has worked for Nike, Sony, Warner, Universal, and Absolut for events worldwide.
A 1st Generation Disco Deejay / Billboard Reporter 1974 . In 1978 Joey was awarded a BILLBOARD MAGAZINE DISCO DEEJAY OF THE YEAR / Boston. Also in 1978 he joined WARNER / RFC Records as East Coast Director Disco Promotion. While at RFC Joey was instrumental in launching Gino Soccio, Change, The Doobie Bros, Prince, and more onto and in most cases to the top of BILLBOARD MAGAZINES DANCE CHART . In 1980 Joey became Music Director at the legendary KISS 108 in Boston. In 1989 Joey moved to NYC to become Atlantic Records Sr Director of Dance Music . During Joey's 4 year stay at Atlantic and under his guidence he promoted numerous Artists to the top of the Dance and 12" Sales Charts including Doug Lazy, En Vogue, Robin S, Steve Hurley and Jomanda. Joey signed several chart toppers to Atlantic including Little Louie, Marc Anthony and The Bingo Boys. In 1998 hey advanced to VP TOP 40 / CROSSOVER PROMOTION at PRIORITY RECORDS, In 2001 Joey joined TVT Records as SR VP PROMOTION. Under Joey's leadership he elevated the careers of Lil Jon, The Eastside Boyz and Ying Yang Twins. Joey was also responsible for launching Pitbull securing him the foundation to "super stardom " . While at TVT RECORDS he set the record for combined Airplay for an Independent which resulted in the record Album Sales since the inception of BDS /MEDIABASE/SOUNDSCAN . These records still stand today. Joey has continued to stay active and relevant as the Co Founder / Consultant of Carvello Music Mngmnt and Upstream Music group both Independent Promotion Company's and Independent Record Label
For well over a decade Natasha Diggs has been digging deeper to provide the soundscape for events across the globe in cities such as New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Beijing, Prague, Los Angeles and Berlin.
As resident of New York City's premiere all-vinyl 45 party, Mobile Mondays, Diggs has become a force to be reckoned with and one of the most sought-after DJs in the 45 game. Whether playing all vinyl or not, Natasha has been recognized for her eclectic taste and diverse musical knowledge and on any given night her sets might dip into soul, funk, disco, rock, hip hop, house, world music and beyond.
British born Misbehaviour firmly planted her roots within the essence of London's club culture and made her mark at premier London venues such as Hanover Grand (Jay Z's favorite club at that time) and Subterania, both winners of the prestigious MOBO Awards for best club. This lead to such exclusive events including a private party for Prince.
Misbehaviour's love of Hip Hop brought her to Brooklyn in 1999 and has performed at venues such as Canal Rooms, SOB's, Santos Party House and The Roxy. In the summer she is one of the main Djs in Central Park, for the world famous roller skating disco, now in her 14th year residency with the skaters. After being in New York for only 2 years she promoted her night "Bubble and Squeak" on Sundays @ APT, with such prestigious guests as DJ Spinna, Idris Elba and Evil Dee. A fusion of London and New York vibes, Bubble and Squeak was voted pick of the week in Time Out, Paper Magazine and The New York Post. Her clients include many prominent companies such as Bergdorf Goodman, Diesel, Puma, Saks 5th Avenue, Vibe Magazine and 555 Soul.