DJ UMC, Boom Bits

Kenny Nix Jr (born in Queens, NY) better known as DJ UMC, is an artist, producer, and DJ whose style is best described as Urban Rock. UMC is a powerful, strong-minded artist who has been a visionary since he began his music career professionally 8 years ago. Among his many talents, UMC is exceptional at controlling crowds and giving people music they can relate to.

Since an infant, UMC has been in the studio absorbing the eclectic and expansive audio created by his own father Kenton Nix Sr. – one of the most heavily-sampled producers in music. At the age of 20, UMC began DJing and has played at major venues during his college years at Penn State as well as throughout the tri-state area performing at Crash Mansion, the National and Village Underground, Cafe Wha? and other lower Manhattan spots. UMC has also opened up for platinum artists such as Nelly and Fat Joe. In 2004, DJ UMC began to take guitar seriously and has increased his production skills by also learning the bass and drums. The sound he is moved to create is strictly for the people and is ready to invade the mainstream.

After changing direction in his career, UMC recently developed his own song ideas and began recording his self-titled album "DJ UMC" which is scheduled to be released later this year. Gaining inspiration from James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Eric Clapton and other legendary artists, UMC will likely be one of the hottest acts for 2012 and beyond. You can catch him and his "sick" band performing live around NYC and the tri-state area.

For more information on Kenny Nix Jr please visit www.djumc.com

Boom Bits

Boom Bits has been performing latin, funk, hip hop, jazz and soul in New York City for the past 3 years. Boom Bits brings an electrifying live music performance, featuring founder and leader MC Anonymous (Reggie Rey), Soul/Jazz/Opera Singer Jessi, drummer Jeff Hatcher, bassist Kyle McEwen, the percussive fire of Ray Boogie and California native-key player Isamu McGregor. The band is influenced by everything under the sun, from 30's swing jazz to classic soul to current giants such as the Roots, Gil Scott Heron, Aretha Franklin, Eddie Palmieri, Miles and many more. Boom Bits has performed at venues such as Shrine (Harlem), Bruckner Bar & Grill (Bronx), Don Hills, Rebel Diaz Arts Center (Bronx), SUNY New Paltz, Blue Note, College of St. Rose, Mojitos, The R Bar and Bowery Poetry Club. We film and photograph every show we perform through our affliates Eye Burgos Photography and Guestos (Jigsaw Entertainment). We are also featured on the MNN Manhattan and BKAT Brooklyn cable access show Music and Arts run by Guestos.

Boom Bits: fuming funk all over

Sinaloha

Sinaloha plays music to make the people wet. Starting with pure rock, Sinaloha cuts it with funk and sprinkles in some psychadelics. The result is an intense trip with a crisp pop that leaves you hooked. Side effects may include uncontrollable dancing and unwanted pregnancy.

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DJ UMC, Boom Bits with Sinaloha

Monday, September 2 · 7:00 PM at Spike Hill

Free