Archive for December, 2009

DJ Dany J at the NJ Salsa Congress

Posted on December 31st, 2009 by by Dany J

New Jersey International Salsa CongressThe New Jersey International Salsa Congress announces the extreme salsa dura performance by DJ Dany J!

Take advantage of the MIND BLOWING SALE of the 4 Friends x 4 Nites End of Year Offer: a Full Congress Pass + 4 Sheraton Meadowlands Nights for $300.00 per person! Other specials available. Experience the exquisite music of DJ Dany J @ NJISC2010 April 22-25, 2010!

New Jersey International Salsa Congress

Oscar D’Leon records a catchy jingle for Twitter

Posted on December 16th, 2009 by by Dany J

Oscar D’Leon releases a catchy video about Twitter. “Sigueme”. Coincidentally, I found out through my friend Joel, who is quickly becoming a Twitter guru. Here is the video:

Oscar D’Leon sings “Sigueme”, a video/song about Twitter.

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Salsa Brava with the emotional presence of Flamenco

Posted on December 10th, 2009 by by Dany J

This video is one of the main soundtrack songs of “La Sangre Y La Lluvia” (Blood and Rain)., a new colombian film directed by Jorge Navas. I have been following this band for some time now, they are called “La Sucursal S.A. (official website)“, and they are from Barcelona. This song/video manages to capture the unmeasured capacity to feel emotional pain and agony that is characteristic and necessary in the most profound flamenco songs. In fact, their debut album, Lo Nuestro (2008), is full of surprises. For example, Marina “La Canillas”, singer of Ojos de Brujo is a featured singer in the track “La Bien Paga”, a subtle blend of antagonistic rhythms and origins.

The soundtrack song can be downloaded at no cost at the official website of the “La Sangre Y La Lluvia” film.

La Sangre Y La Lluvia Soundtrack

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Two Types of Salsa Parties in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Posted on December 8th, 2009 by by Dany J

DJ Dany JQuite a few people have been asking important questions and volunteering feedback about the recent changes in the Salsa parties. Thank you to everyone that gave me their opinion. With this in mind, let me clarify and explain the differences between the two parties.

Salsa Thursdays @ Perlé Nightclub will feature Salsa Classics, and a some amount of Bachata, Merengue and other party genres. This party will have a little bit of everything, a little hard salsa, a little commercial salsa, lots of classics, some Bachata, Merengue etc etc. We might even try some “Rock En Español” at the end of the night. Perlé Nightclub is a large and trendy venue so it lends itself to be more flexible and all-inclusive party. And the music must reflect that.

Hard Salsa Saturdays” is a party for Salsa dancers. This party will feature lots of Salsa, and lots of Hard Salsa especially. There will be a few other things mixed through the night but the ‘bread and butter’ of this party will be music for hard Salsa dancers. The “old 360” is a more intimate and warmer place, so it has more potential for that hard sound that Salsa dancers adore.

In the end, each event and venue has a personality of its own. The Salsa music played at each venue must resonate with the natural acoustics of the place and personality of the crowd. For decades, New Brunswick has been home to a very organic music scene! In the last few years, we have been building a public that is becoming addicted to Salsa music, and this public is very demanding in its tastes. For that reason, we have two different kind of events and venues… and music.

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Hard Salsa Saturdays – New, New Jersey Salsa Club

Posted on December 1st, 2009 by by Dany J

Hard Salsa Saturdays - Salsa/Latin Nightclub in New Jersey

Central New Jersey is getting another injection of Salsa! Hard Salsa Saturdays will start this week, Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at the old 360 Lounge. More details soon… performances, guest DJ’s, etc. For now:

Starting, December 2009

Music by:
DJ Dany J
and guest DJ’s

Guaguanco, Guajira, Mambo, Cha Cha, Boogaloo, Guaracha, Pachanga, Charanga, Merengue, Bachata

Click here for directions
120 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

For more info: 732.391.1110.