Date(s) - 11/19/2016
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dayemi Community Center
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Three Talented DJs Take the Stage at
Saturday Night Music
Saturday, November 19th, 8:00pm
Carbondale – DJ Special K, Little Dready Boy and Kuya Koala will feature EDM music at Saturday Night Music on November 19, 2016. EDM is percussion-oriented electronic dance music that is focused around the beat and is most often created using a keyboard and a computer. All three DJs want to share their passion for EDM with the greater community, and especially with teens and young adults.
Kyger Guyton, otherwise known as DJ Special K, started DJing four years ago out of a love for music. He features melodic electro and progressive house with a festival vibe. Guyton, 20, is hoping to turn his passion for EDM into a career as a professional DJ.
Little Dready Boy (Clifton Bailey) started spinning hip-hop 12 years ago, then moved to electronic dance music as a way to be involved with music without having to play an instrument. He prefers to spin a blend of hip-hop and trap, and his musical influences include DJ Solo and Spankalicious. He has a social side to his work as well. He states, “I want to empower at risk individuals in order to enable them to pursue a career in the fields of art, film, literature, or music. I founded the Southern Illinois Music Co Op to further create opportunities by creating and maintaining an open stage environment.”
Kuya Koala (Austin Elmore) first discovered DJing when he was in high school and saw a friend performing. He got his first controller as a graduation gift and has been DJing for four years now. He explains, “I started DJing because I wanted to give people the same experience I had when I saw my friend. EDM was new, and I felt extremely welcomed by the music and its community. I wanted to spread that feeling as much as I could.”
Saturday Night Music is part of a growing music scene for teens and young adults in Southern Illinois. Support local, talented DJs at the live event held at the Dayemi Community Center, 218 N. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale. The venue is an alcohol and drug-free zone providing a safe and fun place for all ages. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. There is a $5 cover, and concessions and merchandise will be available for purchase.