If you are looking for some lively beats to accompany you on the dance floor, you might just want to check out the tunes these resident DJs are spinning around the Twin Cities. Whether you are looking for top 40, house, electronic, or hip-hop, these Minnesota DJs are heating things up with their signature styles. Check out the following mix-masters for some of the best nightclub DJs Minnesota has to offer and where you can catch them spinning live.
Dirty Talk consists of dynamic DJ duo Monica Farr and Lucy Luxe, two lovely ladies who decided to join musical forces in 2010. Monica’s love of electro and progressive house tracks plus Lucy’s penchant for bangin’ techno and house beats combine to create one high-energy show. These ladies really know how to heat up the dance floor and get people groovin’. Having each individually DJ’d at various venues around the Twin Cities – including Seven, Envy, and the Soundbar – this lovely DJ duo are current fixtures at Bar Fly, Epic, and the Skyway Theatre. Haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Dirty Talk yet, and looking for a preview? You can catch them every other Monday on www.ustream.tv/channel/dirty-bumpin for Dirty & Bumpin with United Sound Studios.
Why not spice up an evening out dancing by injecting some Latin flair with tunes spun by DJ Fresko? If you’re looking for some of the hottest Latin dance jams, check out DJ Fresko as he serves up the spiciest in salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, merengue, Latin hip hop, rumba and more! This dynamic DJ is currently heating up Ritmo Caliente!, which is a Latin dance-travaganza that is held every Thursday evening in First Avenue‘s Mainroom. You can also find DJ Fresko spinning his signature style at the 400 Sound Bar for Sociedad Latina Saturdays.
DJ Ben Michaels
With a passion for music at an early age, Ben Michaels began publicly DJing at the tender age of 17, opening his first nightclub just a year later. Ben Michaels’ popularity rose quickly, and he often plays at venues across Minnesota. Michaels’ career has also afforded him the pleasure of spinning with renowned DJ greats including DJ Skribble, Funk Master Flex, Crystal Method and more. An ambitious DJ to say the least, Ben Michaels can currently be seen spinning at Club Nitro which is regularly hosted at the Myth and Epic. DJ Ben Michaels is also a resident at the Dive Bar, heating up the ‘burbs with his crossover stylings.Those who have heard him spin can attest that Ben Michaels has a comprehensive style, spinning everything from mash-up to electronic, hip-hop to top 40 hits without missing a beat.
Looking for a DJ with a dark, edgy style? If so, DJ Nitrogen can hook you up. DJing professionally in the Twin Cities for over 15 years, DJ Nitrogen’s signature style is best described as dark electro, synthpop, and industrial. Resident at over 10 clubs locally including First Avenue, DJ Nitrogen currently DJ’s at Hard Mondays at the Saloon and at Ground Zero Friday’s for the The Next Element and Saturdays for Bondage a Go-Go. Strap on your finest black leather duds and be prepared to groove to Nitrogen’s hardcore style. DJ Nitrogen’s popularity extends beyond the Twin Cities as he is an annual fixture on the mainstage at CONvergence, which is the Midwest’s largest Sci-fi convention.
DJ Lenka Paris
A transplant from the Czech Republic where she was born, DJ Lenka Paris currently calls Minneapolis home. From her first gig at Fujiya (Uptown), DJ Lenka Paris has since expanded and now plays at some of the hottest spots in the Twin Cities. A popular fixture at the W in downtown Minneapolis, DJ Lenka Paris heats up the Living Room every Saturday evening with her funky, upbeat style. Don your best club attire and be prepared to dance the evening away to Lenka Paris’s funky electro, disco, pop, house mixes. A gal about town, DJ Lenka can also be seen spinning on occasion on Crave’s rooftop (downtown) and at Lush and the Lounge.
A Minnesota native that was born and raised Up North, Minneapolis is where Christina Kalinowski currently calls home. Christina appreciates irony, loves bacon, enjoys a hearty libation (drink responsibly, folks), and is an avid proponent of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.