DJX Summertime Exchange 2018

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Thank you all for joining us for another magical DJX Summertime!  Please let us know what you loved (and didn't!) by filling out our survey so we can continue improving future DJX weekend events.

Registration

Pricing

Online registration

Early bird full weekend pass - $65 (limited number available!)
Full weekend pass - $75

Online registration is now closed.  Tickets will be available at the door.

Door pricing

Please note - tickets at the door will be cash only.  Thank you!

Full weekend pass - $80
Friday night only - $30
Saturday night only - $30
Sunday night only - $20

Housing

Housing requests have now closed.  We will do our best to place everyone, but housing space is first come, first served.

We've kept hosting sign-up open, because we need a few more hosts!  To offer housing, submit this form.  Thank you for your generosity in welcoming dancers in our community!

Volunteering

We have room for a few more volunteers!  To volunteer and offset your registration cost, please submit this form.  Thank you for helping us make this event a success!

Housing assignments and volunteer schedule will be sent out by the end of the day, Tuesday May 22.

Schedule

All main dances will be held at Warehouse on Watts, 923 N. Watts St., Philadelphia.

For questions about the daytime activities, please see the Facebook event and contact the activity lead directly.

When What
Friday, 9pm - 3am

Friday main dance

9 - 10:30pm -- Ben Chou
10:30 - 12am -- Jeanette Holmes
12 - 1:30am -- J Mundinger
1:30 - 3am -- Bo Marchman

   
Saturday, 1 - 5pm

Fusion DJ Meetup

Emilio's apartment
4011 Baring St, Apt B, Philadelphia

Activity lead: Emilio

Pizza dinner afterward! Please chip in if you would like to join.

Saturday, 1:30pm

Fountains at Dilworth Park

1 S 15th St, Philadelphia

Activity lead: Erin Henegan & Gaby Marantz

Saturday afternoon, time TBA

Philly Beer Tour

Locations TBA

Activity lead: Greg Avakian

Pricing: pay-your-own-way for beer :)

   
Saturday, 9pm - 3am

Saturday main dance

9 - 10:30pm -- Nell McGloin-King
10:30 - 12:30am -- Emilio Estevez & J Mundinger
12:30 - 1:30am -- Ben Long
1:30 - 3am -- Kathleen Evans

   
Sunday, 2:30 - 5pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia

Pricing: $20 for adults, $14 for students

Activity lead: Erin Henegan

   
Sunday, 9pm - 1am

Sunday main dance

9 - 10pm -- Bo Marchman
10 - 11pm -- Ben Chou
11 - 1am -- Emilio Estevez & J Mundinger

Additional Events

(These are not organized by DJX.)

Open Blues Jam @ the Twisted Tail - Sunday, 5 - 9pm

509 S. 2nd Street, Phila

Dancing at this weekly jam session of blues musicians and singers is a favorite of local dancers!

DJs

Ben Chou

Ben started DJing in the summer of 2009 with an unexpected opportunity at a New York City blues dance. From there he went on to become a regular DJ at DJ Experiment and Powerhouse Blues, both in Philadelphia, with guest sets from Boston to San Francisco, before going national at the Albany Lindy and Blues Exchange and the Las Vegas Fusion Exchange. He loves variety and transition, moving with purpose from one genre/tempo/vibe to the next, selecting from a range of songs including downtempo, soul, house, blues, lyrical, and international.

Ben Long

Philadelphia, PA

Ben Long has been a fixture in the Fusion dance community for over a decade. Starting his proselytizing in Portland, he now hails from Philly (formerly DC, formerly LA). Ben DJed and taught at every Fusion Exchange except Boston (ugh, can't for the life of me recall why I decided not to attend that one). He's always pioneering the Fusion hinterlands and establishing new standards in the scene. In his sets, expect sick backbeats, mad synth, bass crunch, booty drops, melty breaks, and some noise you've never heard before.

Bo Marchman

Philadelphia, PA

Raised in the Durham, NC blues and fusion scene, Bo has spent the last several years traveling, dancing and collecting music around the world. Drawn to organic rhythms, percussive beats and candlelit voices, he strives to weave traditional sounds and contemporary genres together into an intimate dance experience.

Emilio Estevez

Philadelphia, PA

Emiliano is known for his diverse taste in music and especially for his sets that can make you melt, groove, and push your horizons. Emiliano figured out quickly that he is driven by music with heart and soul and it must have groove. Music has to have a certain groove or feeling to feel good to play. He has DJed in the U.S., Canada, and Europe spreading the love of Blues and Fusion.

Jeanette Holmes

New York, NY

Jeanette has been dancing and DJ-ing blues and west coast swing for ages, and found her way to the fusion scene in 2013. She fell in love with both the dancing and the music, with its emphasis on exploration and experimentation. She finagles her way into the DJ booth every chance she gets. From NYC clubs to national events to cruise ships, she's played just about everywhere, and she looks forward to sharing some of her favorite sounds with you!

J Mundinger

J creates unparalleled sound & light performances from coast-to-coast at blues & fusion events. He delights in creating polychromatic fantasyscapes powered by color science. He's always exploring new ideas to satisfy an endless drive to create the perfect dance floor.

Check out his lighting portfolio at FuseLiveArts.com

Kathleen Evans

New York, NY

Kathleen discovered fusion dancing in 2012, coming into the dance with a background in blues, salsa, contra, and bhangra. Her first foundational fusion experience was at the Las Vegas Fusion Exchange, and she vowed to become a dj in part to recreate the excitement of that incredible weekend. For the past 5 years she's honed her craft spinning at blues and fusion events in New York City, and has spun Internationally at DJX Fusion Weekend and DJX Summertime in Philadelphia, Motley Hue in NYC, and Montreal Blue Infusion. As a dj, Kathleen likes to create a mood that dancers can play with – whether playful or intense, sexy or soulful. She loves discovering new artists, and she can never resist a good cover.

Nell McGloin-King

New Haven, CT

Nell has been a swing, blues and fusion DJ, teacher and organizer in New Haven, CT for 4 years, and over the past year has taken her playlists on the road to DJX in Philly, Montreal Blues Infusion, as well as events in Boston, New York City, and Baltimore. She is particularly drawn to fusion as an opportunity folks from different backgrounds of music and dance to build off each other's ideas and challenge the status quo. She enjoys creating potential on the dance floor for play, intimacy, and a bit of absurdity, and hopes that you will ask her to dance!