July 2014 - Dj Xcentrik | Your Sydney Nightclub/Events/Wedding DJ

Eat on Time App Retailer Launch @ Westfield Sydney

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Cod & Co.
Last Tuesday I was asked by Westfield Sydney to DJ for their Retailer Launch of their all new ‘Eat on Time’ App held on Five at Cod & Co.

Eat On Time was designed and developed by a team of leading developers in the States, and currently being used at numerous Westfield malls including San Francisco, with Westfield Sydney being the first in Australia to test, trial and launch the app. The Sydney app development and event launch was headed by the lovely Jess and it would be safe to say the event went off without a hitch with positive feedback from all involved including Westfield CFO’s.

“Skip the queues. Not your lunch!”

Official Beta Launch Announcement
Also in attendance were many of Food on Five, and Dining on Six food retailers with many, if not most of them jumping onboard in support of the app to help improve customer experiences and saving time.

The App name is self-explanatory so you can assume what it’s purpose and functions are with a few more hidden extras and specials in it. Not much can be revealed at this stage but watch this space during August for its official public launch and more information.

Skip the queues, not lunch!

Currently only available to iOS users but also has a responsive mobile site for Android users. Eat on Time App is still in its Beta stage and currently being tested internally by Westfield Retailers and is due to launch to the public in August.

Closing up and finishing my set at 9PM on a Tuesday night found me packing up to a super quiet Food court with almost nobody in sight!

Stay tuned for more Westfield Sydney events, or you can catch me spinning late night Thursdays on Urban Level 6:30-8:30PM, or on Fridays to Wind Down for after work drinks and food on Level 5!

Sydney sounds on a Westcoast Track

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Some more local talent with some new releases, although I don’t know if we should refer to Serg as local talent as he’s being working with a whole bunch of artists form the states for years.  Now I don’t know if we should refer to him as an upcoming, local artist because I know for a fact he’s been an undercover achiever working colabs, producing beats and mixing down a heap of tracks for other artists who some of you may be very familiar with. I first met Serg, or as some people may know him from his past alias Don Dolla, at clubs gigs atleast 5-6 years ago.. I also did a photoshoot for him for the clubs which I vaguely remember!

Anyway, his latest track is with Shade Sheist, who you may know familiarly from the famous Westcoast anthem ‘Where I Wanna Be’ feat. Daz and Kurrupt.

Sergio features on the track with the talk box work he’s famous for and has kept the true westcoast feel with this track. Check it out!

Shade Sheist – Cali Is My Main Bitch ft. Sergio Selim

New DJ Bag? or splurge? The Obey Commuter Backpack from Kaeho

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You might or might not know, but I’m a bit of a bag/backpack addict.. I think it’s in my genes as I blame my Mum and her bag addiction for me wanting bags too (not handbags of course!) But there’s something about finding that ‘perfect’ bag for every situation that’s comfortable to wear for long periods of time and fits all your daily needs in nice and snug without bursting at the seams.

Enter Kaeho 40% sale, yes it was another splurge and spur of the moment thing when the boys were over for a jam session and we all just made a group order on some backpacks.

My backpack of choice? The Obey Commuter

Obey Commuter Backpack (Picture by Kaeho.com.au)

Obey Commuter Backpack (Picture by Kaeho.com.au)

Yes it’s small, but I did splurge and currently awaiting delivery of my new 13″ MacBook air, so in the whole theme of downsizing, I’ve gone for a smaller bag, will be carrying smaller (7″) records but if CDJ’s are available at gigs then I’ll use them! Less hassle to worry about when 80% of Sydney’s Club 1200s are out of whack. All in all, results in a lighter travel bag with all my DJ essentials that are easy to get to! Although ti is a little thinner with no padding whatsoever, I’m hoping this bag will last me longer than a few weeks!

Happy with the purchase, ordered late Tuesday night, received a tracking number by Wednesday 10am and received it on Thursday! Being involved in a few online stores, I know how important it is to make the end-to-end process as quick as possible and they definitely delivered!

Big ups to Kaeho and their ‘One Day’ sale that’s been on for the past week.

NEW MUSIC: Lazy J – Flexin (feat. Young Men Society)

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The homie Lazy J just dropped the music video to his latest track ‘Flexin’ featuring Young Men Society, and within 3 days since it’s release it’s already hits 4,500 views on YouTube and is already getting airplay on The Edge 96.1 and New Zealand radio! Check out the clip below.

Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/flexin-feat.-young-men-society/id870753887?i=870754219

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/lazyjmusic
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thereallazyj
FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/thereallazyj

Pic courtesy of www.bnfde.com

The Kickz Stand Swap Meet – SUCCESS (in more ways than one)

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For those of you paying attention, last week I made a post for this Sunday’s Swap Meet organised by thge guys at the Kickz Stand, and boy, what can I say than what a success it was!

The Sydney sneaker community was definitely out in force on Sunday for the meet, with an estimated 1200 through the doors of the Pyrmont Community Centre in which it was held. With 30 or so tables of shoes, clothes, accessories, food and not to forget those glorious cupcakes, there was definitely something for everyone. Unfortunately I missed out on the sliders which I heard were to die for but that’d be my fault for rocking up late.

I’ll have to admit, I’m not a big sneaker head myself, and definitely not the type to pay more than $400 for a pair of shoes, or camp out outside a store prior to release. But saying that, I do appreciate the culture, the hardcore collectors and generally any good looking and comfortable shoe. I still for the life of me can’t figure out how to keep my shoes clean without not wearing them, and if I did buy a fresh new pair, where I would wear them without the risk of being stepped on. So I’ve come to the conclusion that all the shoes I buy are ‘thrashers’ or ‘daily’s’ as I’ve mentioned to one of my good friend Dale (Co-founder of TKS), who is also my goto man for shoe counselling advice.

Anyway, the event was on from 12-3PM with people already rolling in at 11:30am from what I was told, and when I arrived at 1:30pm the inside sellers arena was chock a block! Luckily for me, there weren’t too many Size 13 shoes to even tempt me, and because of this I thought I’d throw some money into the raffles just to show my support for the crew. Next thing you know, I’ve won two minor prizes, which I chose were 2 tees, and the 1st and 3rd Major Prize including more Tees, a Herschel backpack and a gift voucher for Andre’s Denim which I was able to pick up on the day as well as a heap of other cool stuff! Unfortunately I didn’t take any pics from the day as I preferred to be mingling with friends, but I’ve included some snaps thanks to Bonafide and IDigYourSoleman.

Pic courtesy of www.idigyoursoleman.com

Pic courtesy of www.idigyoursoleman.com

A big shoutout to the organisers and admins of The Kick Stand for pulling together an event that I’m sure will put the Sydney Sneaker Community on the map. Much respect to the hard work and efforts they had put into the event in making it a free entry event also as I can imagine the costs involved in putting something like this together.

Thanks to all the crews involved that sponsored goodies that I won through the raffle also!

MiSkyn Clothing
Notorious & Co.
Alter Ego ClothingSneaker Freaker Magazine
Custom Teez Parramatta
Cap Z
Andres Denim
The Exqused
Kiks Tyo
+ anyone else I missed out!



Good Food and Wine Show Sydney – Tourism Chile

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Last week I was approached to DJ by a Melbourne-based agency for an event that was a little different to what I’ve normally played for. It was to play over the course of the event at the Turismo Chile (Tourism Chile) stand with a special guest appearance by Australian Model and Chilean Tourism Ambassador Pia Miller.

Tourism Chile together with Vinos Online and Chilean-born beauty Pia Miller have gotten together for the Good Food and Wine Show to help represent and promote the South American Country as Chile begins a major campaign to bring Australians to their homeland.

The stall consisted of mostly South American red and white wines, champagnes and more with cocktail demonstrations going on through the day thanks to the guys at Vinos Online.

Although my sets on those days weren’t specifically full of latin music, the requirement was to play funky/chilled house to help create a fun atmosphere to which I’m sure they were quite pleased with. Also ended my last set with a few minutes of classic latin anthems which some were surprised I even had.

I didn’t get much time to have a wander around the event, but had a quick feed at one of the food trucks with some organic pulled pork rolls and sausage rolls which was different but super tasteful! Also saw that Adriano Zumbo himself was holding cooking classes at their fancy stall amongst the rest of the demonstrations that were going on. Not being a food blogger follower or a big foodie myself, I wasn’t able to recognise any famous food people but saw a whole heap of eFamous people around with people taken photos with them infront of our stall. Saying that, I still do love my food and normally eat it right away before even getting a chance to take a pic of it!

Have a listen to my live set from one of the days I recorded! 🙂

Special mention to the people I bumped into since I wasn’t expecting to see anyone there! Haha

– Buckay (thanks for the pic!)
– Luke Goodwin and Natalie (Yes I saw your random reaction to seeing me there lol)
– Cara, Beef, Jamie and Mel
– Nick and Bettina – I missed you guys!
– The other Bettina – Yes I was representing Chile 🙂
– Sonia and Felicity – thanks for the fun opportunity!
– Pia Miller for being you.
– The guys at Vinos Online for being great company and a pleasure working with over the weekend.

..and to the other people that commented on my music and had a little boogie while trying out the finest of South American Wines!