The Metropolitan's New Year's Eve Bash (12.31.13)

DJ Samantha Ronson

Her stepfather's a jukebox hero — as in Foreigner's Mick Jones — and her brother's a star DJ — that'd be Mark Ronson — so for Samantha Ronson to get a word in at the dinner table, she had to know her tunes. It wasn't until Ronson was 20 that she discovered her music talents.

Ronson grew up around music — going on tour with Foreigner for family vacations and cutting class at her stepfather's studio — but she was never interested in playing. Then, after spending a year in Paris after high school, she returned to New York and realized she had nothing to listen to. Ronson taught herself to play and sing and eventually put her poetry to the music. She was still a closet performer, though, when a different sort of music opportunity knocked.

"I got a call one night from a club that I used to hang out at and they were like, 'Do you want to DJ?' "Ronson remembered. "I was like, 'No way,' [but] my friends were like, 'Come on, just do it. How hard could it be?' I was always in the club; [I figured I] might as well get paid for it. Samantha took the gig and before she knew it she was filling in for her brother at other clubs while he finished his album. Sam continued to sharpen her skills on the "Wheels of Steel" and eventually DJing became a full time job.
"I am a pretty good DJ. I give myself props." Samantha gets more than just props. She spins at some of the most high profile gigs around the country. Appearing at Jessica Simpsons Birthday Party, with Lindsay Lohan on the American Music Awards, ElleGirl Prom, Blender, Maxim, IFC Awards, Playstation at the Super Bowl, Sundance and the VMA's in Miami.
Samantha's career shows no signs of letting up. She continues to field offers on a daily basis and says she loves what she's doing. "This is the best job I can imagine: playing music I love, hanging with my friends, and giving people something to dance to.

Most credit the birth of modern DJ culture with the urban street parties that sprouted up in The Bronx in the 1970's. But music purists know that the genre was truly born in a Northridge, California hospital room in March 1977, the day Colton Fisher emerged from the womb and immediately sucker-punched his midwife, earning the "Cheapshot" moniker that has followed him ever since. Twelve years after that fateful day, Cheapshot picked up his first record, bought his first turntables and mixer, threw a "DJ" in front of his name, and embarked on his quest to rock your world.

Now with over 20 years of DJ and production experience, Cheapshot is internationally renowned as a top touring act and club DJ, an accredited music producer, and a working television composer. Being called Cheapshot you'd expect he'd be one to sucker-punch his way to the top. But if his name implies anything, it's that he has a knack for recognizing and jumping on opportunity, and his vast and impressive resume reflects his hard -nosed approach to making big things happen.

It begins with his involvement in seminal LA underground hip-hop group Styles of Beyond, who catapulted into the forefront as featured players in platinum-selling hip-hop ensemble Fort Minor, a project started by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda. Riding the success of this endeavor, Cheapshot and Fort Minor toured the world with top-selling rap artist 50 Cent, and even took home a 2006 MTV VMA.

Aside from headlining the Projekt Revolution Tour, Cheapshot has gone on the road with other top musicians, including Crystal Method, Swollen Members, Hi & Mighty, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Takin' Back Sunday, Him, Placebo, and hip-hop veterans The Jungle Brothers. These tours have taken him to major markets including Toronto, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Kansas City, Chicago, Scottsdale, San Francisco and more, where he has built a growing fan base.

When not on the road, Cheapshot's home is in the studio, where he composes tracks for other musicians (Linkin Park, Beastie Boys, Fort Minor, Nappy Roots, Ras Kass, Get Busy Committee, etc), television (America's Top Model, Punk'd, LA Gang Unit, Jersey Shore, etc), and movies (The Transformers, Crank, Don't Mess With The Zohan, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, The Corruptor, etc). He also spends time creating his own mix tapes which have amassed a cult following, including "Mega'Dudical" an innovative blend of early 80′s pop with Down South Crunk mixed together as only Cheapshot could, with over 10,000 copies in circulation, and his most recent release "Club Footed" which is multi-genre mix of dance music mash-ups.

Over time his love of music and skill as a deejay has helped navigate him through changing musical trends always keeping him on the forefront of the club scene. Sure his arsenal of DJ gear includes a lot more technology than just turntables and a mixer, but one thing is still clear: Cheapshot's going to rock your world, whether you are expecting it or not.

DJ Ronnie Roux

In high school, he always had a liking to play the music at everyone’s house party. Stepping into the club scene as a patron, he quickly made friends with the DJ in every nightclub he went to. Then, the luckiest break ever, a resident DJ at a club he went to was ready to retire. With an offer no 19 year old guy could refuse, he took that DJ job without thinking twice. With no formal training and no clue what to do, Ronnie quickly caught on to the DJ scene. The end result of that lucky break made Ronnie Roux one of the most sought after disc jockeys in New Orleans. He’s played in the top nightclubs New Orleans has to offer. His versatility in music formats keeps him busy on the weekends with nightclubs and corporate event planners. He’s contracted with the two biggest corporate event planners in New Orleans for the busy tourism industry. Currently residing at the biggest nightclub in New Orleans, he plays a video DJ set every Saturday at Metropolitan. Whether it’s hip hop, EDM, top 40 or party rock, he can play it all.

DJ Wixx

Born and raised in New Orleans. The Dj seed was planted while helping a friend at a house party, and since then he has been hooked ever since then. DJ Wixx quickly landed his first Saturday Night residency at a local hotspot, “Moby’s”. While pursuing a higher education at Southeastern Louisiana University, he landed his second Dj residency. After his four year reign of college, he returned to New Orleans and moved on to spin at local venues across the 504. As the music scene evolved from club to club, so did his music arsenal, spinning anything from Top 40, Hip Hop to Breakbeat, Old School to Mashups and didn’t stop there by adding videos to his set. His ball of fire mixing teamed up with his panoramic audio taste can be seen and heard in New Orleans every weekend at the Metropolitan Night Club.

DJ TAF

DJ TAF was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He was destined to become a DJ from his older brother being a nightclub DJ. Often playing high school proms and kids’ parties turned into a want for more. Upon reaching the legal age to enter a club, he was itching to start his process of learning the nightclub crowd. He took a light guy job at Metropolitan nightclub to begin. Opening and closing shifts soon turned into prime-time DJ shifts for him. Favorite musical genres include hip-hop and EDM. His DJ appearances thus far include TJ Quils, Pub Zero and Metropolitan. With the introduction of videos to the DJ world, he quickly embraced this new technology to be competitive in the DJ market. Follow him on Twitter @theDJTAF or facebook.com/DJTAF

DJ Chris Jones

Resident DJ at The METROpolitan Night Club
Hip-hop/Top40/Dance/Trap/Dubstep

Instagram UN: ChrisJonesENT
NolaCJonesENT@gmail.com

$5.00 - $100.00

Off Sale

Join us for another new year's eve celebration at Metropolitan. This year we have 2 guest DJ's playing with us. DJ Samantha Ronson and DJ Cheapshot. Resident DJ's Ronnie Roux, Wixx, TAF, and Chris Jones will also be in the mix. VIP tickets are available for purchase through our website or bartenders. VIP tickets let you skip the line and enjoy an open select premium sponsored bar. Click here To enter to win two free tickets.

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The Metropolitan's New Year's Eve Bash (12.31.13) with DJ Samantha Ronson, DJ Cheapshot, DJ Ronnie Roux, DJ Wixx, DJ TAF, DJ Chris Jones

Tuesday, December 31 · 9:00 PM at The Metropolitan Nightclub

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