Northerners and Southerners possess some cultural differences, like those from ‘Up Top’ call a carbonated beverage, ‘pop’ and our southerners say, ‘soda.’ The Regime Squad DJs say, “Drinks On Me” for their July 13th, 9 pm to 2 am, cabaret style party at Island Rays Swim Club, 7523 Idlewild Rd. in Charlotte.
Dee Jays, 11 of them, from Atlanta, Cleveland and Charlotte formed the group, last year, to connect party goers and showcase their music-spinning talents across the regions. These parties have been held in Atlanta and Cleveland but this is the first for Charlotte. The squad includes, DJ Centipede, DJ Muff, DJ El Dog, DJ Josh Caine, DJ Blac Jac, DJ Short Dawg, DJ Cash Money Mike, DJ Dwight Jones, DJ Kevvy Kev and DJ Boogie.
“Cabarets aren’t popular in Charlotte and we want to introduce this concept of partying. Line-dancing is huge across the states and line-dance creator Big Mucci will be perfoming at this event,” said DJ Centipede, Cleveland native living in Charlotte for the last five years.
Big Mucci, (MOO-chee), Boodie Bounce,Cleveland, Biker and Sylky Shuffle originator, member of musical group, 71 North and Omen’s Motorcycle Club, performed on the 1995 Notorius B.I.G. Tour, and also with Usher, Jadakiss and Young Jeezy, amongst others.
During the Harlem Renaissance, cabaret parties were places for Blacks to express their soulful identities and have a good time. Cabarets stood against what was viewed as ‘uplift ideology’ or the creation of an upper class within the Black community that was suppose to indicate racial progress but really served the interests of a society dominated by whites. Cabaret parties were liberal counterculture hotspots with nights of dancing, singing and drinking, according to entertainmentguide.local.com. Wiki states that the cabarets are currently undergoing a renaissance of sorts, particularly in New Orleans, Phillidelphia, Kansas City and North Carolina.
“We’re coming to turn Charlotte out and bring some Cleveland flavor,” said DJ Pacman.
Regime Squad Djs will also celebrate birthdays for DJs Centipede, Josh Caine and everybody else in July. Tickets, $30 includes free drinks while supply last and open bar, must be purchased in advance. For more information call 704-808-0287, 704-779-1416 or 216-533-9877.
Island Rays, established in 2011 in Charlotte’s Eastland neighborhood, provides group swimming lessons, private classes and instructions for special needs adults and children. Luxurious rental facilites for wedding receptions, banquets or cabarets are available.