Nov
17

2013 marks the 7th year for the Pathfinder of West Virginia’s “Motown Throwdown”.  Every year around Halloween, Pathfinder blocks off High Street, the main street on WVU’s campus and throws a massive party.  The park team from 7 Springs Resort trucks in snow and builds ramps for a ski and snowboard competition.  No party would be complete without amazing music so in addition to my DJing, past musical guests include Mix Master Mike and Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest.  (video HERE)  This year’s throwdown was big as ever and I decided to hit the record button.

 

Click on the picture below to view the full gallery and download the live mix for FREE.

 

 

Photos by Josh Soberdash.  Original artwork by Show Deer.

 

 

DJ Zimmie – Live at the 2013 Motown Throwdown (Clean)

 



Oct
30

In This Edition:

 

DJ Zimmie Shirts  //  Mud on the Mountain  //  Motown Throwdown  //  Las Vegas  // Rev Shines Podcast

 

DJ Zimmie Shirts

They’re finally here!  Get yourself a fresh DJ Zimmie shirt.  Available in 2 styles and 3 colors and printed on super soft American Apparel with vintage feel printing, you’re going to love them.  Guys, do you want shirts?!

 

Available exclusively at
White Folks Get Crunk

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

(full schedule to the right—>)
7th Annual Motown Throwdown

Saturday 11.2.2013

Pathfinder of West Virginia

235 High Street – Morgantown, WV

6 pm / All Ages / DJ Zimmie + Live Band / No Cover

 

 

Friday 11.8.2013

Insert Coins Las Vegas

 

 

Extra Credit Podcast

 

(cue theme music…) It’s time for another episode of the EXTRA CREDIT podcast!  In Episode 6 I chop it up with Portland-based DJ and producer for the Lifesavas, Rev Shines.  Rev is one of the cats keeping good music alive in Portland and he’s spreading good music all over the world with the Lifesavas.  Sneakers, making beats with Questlove, records, dressing up like KISS and using CD burners on stage and more.

 

Also, if you need some DJ gear, sound, lights, whatever, visit our podcast sponsor, AGI Pro DJ, and use the code EXTRACREDIT when you check out.  You’ll save some loot while supporting a DJ-based company!

 

Listen HERE.  Learn how to subscribe HERE.

 



Sep
7

In This Edition:

 

All Good Sundays  //  Tan Lines (New Mixtape)  //  Motown Party Recap  //  Mud Recap

 

Upcoming Events

 

This Sunday is the last edition of our “All Good Sundays” party for 2013.  To go out with a bang, we’ve booked DJ Excel from Los Angeles as our guest and we’re having a crawfish boil.  What more could you want?!  If you’re not familiar with Excel, he’s a beast and here’s a live mix in the vibe of what we’re doing on Sunday…

 

DJ Excel – Live from Fluid (Los Angeles)
http://www.mixcrate.com/excel/live-fluid-010110-813416

 

Don’t cry, we’ll be back next Summer with more fantastic guest DJs and good party action for you.  Make sure to LIKE our Facebook page HERE for all the updates.

 

Sunday 9.8.2013
All Good
w/ DJ Zimmie & Dev From Above
Special Guest: DJ Excel
East Burn – 1800 East Burnside
3p-9p / 21+ / No Cover / Crawfish Boil

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/223495387803825/

 

 

Free Music!

 

I don’t know who decided that the soundtrack for a pool party is aggro bro rave music, but they are confused.  This mix will put a smile on your face and drastically decrease the odds of UFC fighting at your pool.  I talked to your girlfriend, she likes all these songs.  Approved by Arnold Palmer.

 

DJ Zimmie – Tan Lines
http://soundcloud.com/djzimmie/dj-zimmie-tan-lines
 

 

Event Recaps

 

Click the picture below to check out my recap from the 2013 Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party!

 

 

Click the picture below to check out the album from the Mud in the Dark run at 7 Springs.

 

 

Modern Event Solutions

 

Getting married?  Having a big corporate function?  Need your private event to be a great party?  Visit www.ModernEventSolutions.com when only the best will do!

 



Jun
1

In This Edition:

Jones // Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party //  Mud on the Mountain  // 160 Songs // Macklemore // Modern Event Solutions

 

Upcoming Events
(Full schedule to the right >>>>)

 

Saturday 6.1.2013 (tonight)
Jones
80s & 90s classics all night long!
107 NW Couch – Potland, OR
www.JonesBarPortland.com

 

 

Friday 6.21.2013
Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party
Soul Factory: Motown at the Museum
w/ The Gaff (Vancouver, BC)
Mattress Factory Museum
500 Sampsonia Way – Pittsburgh, PA
Buy Tickets HERE!

This is the best party in Pittsburgh every year and VIP tickets are already sold out!  Don’t wait, get your tickets now!  I’m going to drop the ruff & tuff funk & soul set.

 

 

Saturday, 8.17.2013
Mud on the Mountain – In The Dark
7 Springs Mountain Resort – 7 Springs, PA
Mud obstacle race at night!  Limited to 1500 runners so sign up early!
http://mudonthemountain.com/

 

 

Articles
(Yeah I can read & write…)

 

160 Songs

I recently wrote a piece about how all those songs you love to dance to get mixed together.  The article had a nice buzz online.  Check it out HERE and think twice before you interrupt a DJ hard at work.

 

 
 

Video

 

My friend 3PM recently used my Stadium Status edit of Macklemore‘s “Can’t Hold Us” for a UFC intro and got some video for me.  It’s just a cell phone vid, but you get the idea… Get the edit HERE and watch the video below.

 

 

Modern Event Solutions

 

Don’t forget, if you’re having a private event, corporate function, wedding or just need some extra ammo at your next house party, Modern Event Solutions has what you need.  We’re booking into 2014 so don’t wait to reserve a date!

 



May
3

In this edition:

 

Night of the Roxbury party // Mud on the Mountain obstacle course race // East Burn benefit // OMSI After Dark // Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party // April Edit Pack // Extra Credit Podcast

 
 

Upcoming Events
(Full schedule to the right >>>)

 
 

Friday 5.3.2013 (tonight)
Night of the Roxbury party
80s & 90s club music power hour!
Jones – 107 NW Couch – Portland, OR
https://www.facebook.com/events/557927247560696/?fref=ts

 

 

5.11.2013
Mud on the Mountain
7 Springs Mountain Resort – 7 Springs, PA
http://www.mudonthemountain.com/

 

 

5.18.2013
Benefit for Learning Gardens Institute & Jeans Farm
East Burn – 1800 E. Burnside – Portland, OR
https://www.facebook.com/events/581580538526536/?fref=ts

 

5.29.2013
OMSI After Dark
3rd Annual Spirits Tasting!
OMSI – 1945 SE Water Ave – Portland, OR
http://www.omsi.edu/afterdark

 

6.21.2013
Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party
Soul Factory: Motown at the Museum
Mattress Factory Museum – 500 Sampsonia Way – Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=ShowFeature&id=2 

 
 

Free Music!
(full audio catalog here)

 
 

Easter Egg Edit Pack

Tracks from:   Macklemore // Zedd // Chris Brown

Tracklist & Download Info:
http://djzimmie.com/2013/03/31/easter-2013-edit-pack/

 

 
 

Extra Credit Podcast

 
 

Episode 4 w/ DJ Excel
Listen HERE.  Learn how to subscribe HERE.

 



Jan
15

Happy New Year to everyone!  I don’t know what you have planned for this year but I hope you make it all happen.  I’ve got tons planned and it’s already starting to come to fruition.  I’ll be sending out the first in a new mix series called “Footnotes” with my next email blast so look for that.  It’s a Hip-Hop mix series with an educational aspect and it’s super fun.  Trust me, you’re going to love it.  Speaking of good stuff to listen to…

 

Extra Credit Podcast with DJ Zimmie

 

I recently launched my podcast, Extra Credit, and it’s available for free through the iTunes store.  I’ll be interviewing veteran DJs mostly with the occasional respected performer or producer.  On the podcast I get the DJ’s story of how they got started, some advice for younger DJs and see where it goes.  I’ve got some big names lined up for future interviews so make sure to subscribe and you’ll get the new episodes right to your phone or iTunes.  Episode 1 features Seattle veteran Supreme La Rock.

 

Listen here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/extra-credit-with-dj-zimmie/id592076875

 

 

80s & 90s Prom!

 

Every Friday I hold it down at an all 80s & 90s dance club called JONES.  Our monthly special events are fantastic and this month we’re celebrating the famous dance from Back To The Future with a prom.

 

Friday 1.25.2013

Enchantment Under The Sea Dance

Jones  – 107 NW Couch – Portland OR

http://www.facebook.com/events/402915166453050/?fref=ts

 


 
Mud On The Mountain

 

I just confirmed 2 more dates this year for Mud On The Mountain at 7 Springs resort outside of Pittsburgh, PA.  If you’re looking for something crazy and fun to do, sign up for this muddy obstacle course!  This year’s first one is on May 11th.  Sign up on the site below and check out pictures from the last 2 on my photo page.

 

www.MudOnTheMountain.com

 

 

Modern Event Solutions

 

Don’t forget!  If you’re getting married, having a private get together or organizing a big corporate party, Modern Event Solutions can make it amazing.

 



Dec
13

I really can’t believe 2012 is almost over.  It’s been an awesome year and I’ve already got some fantastic things lined up for 2013.  More info on that in next month’s email blast…

 

Upcoming Events

 

Bacchanal Ballroom at Portland Art Museum

Thursday, December 13th – 5:30-:8:30 / 21+

1219 SW Park Avenue –  Portland, OR

http://www.facebook.com/BacchanalBallroom?fref=ts

 

For the last 6 weeks we’ve been partying every Thursday at happy hour to celebrate PAM’s newest exhibit, The Body Beautiful.  Bacchanal Ballroom is a Greek-themed party complete with live costumed statues, choreographed dance routines, food, drinks, dancing and even me in a toga!  What else could you want?  Tonight is the last event of the series, do not miss it.  It’s looking like tomorrow will be packed out so I’ll do a recap post next week with all the photos but here’s a few teasers…

 

 

Ugly Sweater Party at JONES

Friday, December 28th – 10p – 21+

Jones 80s & 90s Dance Club & Diner

107 NW Couch – Portland, OR

www.JonesBarPortland.com

Wear your dorkiest ugly sweater and you could win some Jones treats!

 

 

New Year’s Eve at Saucebox

I’ll be on the decks at Saucebox from 10-2 for NYE.  Come early and eat a delicious dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in town then stay late and get loose to some good music.

 

Saucebox

214 SW Broadway – Portland, OR

www.Saucebox.com

$10 cover after 10 pm

 

 

Free Music Downloads

(click to download)

 

Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up (DJ Zimmie Intro)

http://www.mediafire.com/?vvfd2hkyferucto

 

 

DMX – Rudolph Up In Here (DJ Zimmie Edit)

https://soundcloud.com/djzimmie/dmx-rudolph-up-in-here

 

 

DJ Zimmie – Ho Ho  Ho

https://soundcloud.com/djzimmie/dj-zimmie-ho-ho-ho

 

 

Event Recaps

 

Mud on the Mountain – 7 Springs – 11.3.2012

 

 

Modern Event Solutions

 

Getting married?  Having a private function or a corporate event?  Check out the site for my special events company, Modern Event Solutions and LIKE us on Facebook.

 

 

If you haven’t watched my awesome political campaign video, do it now!

 



Dec
1

On November 3rd, 7 Springs hosted another Mud on the Mountain obstacle course race and it was my job to get everyone hyped up at the starting line.  This race I had my work cut out for me because a few days before, a freak blizzard dumped 26 inches of snow on the resort.  I was worried the race would be cancelled but then I remembered that everyone who signed up is insane and almost 3,000 people ran the course.  Despite freezing conditions everyone was in high spirits and you would’ve thought it was 80 degrees outside.

 

Check out more pictures in the album HERE.

 



Oct
23

Pathfinder of WV presents

2012 Motown Throwdown

Ski & Snowboard Competition

Saturday October 27th – 6p-9p – All Ages

235 High Street – Morgantown, WV

http://www.facebook.com/events/421516491244971/

 

18+ Burton video premier party – Friday October 26th

http://www.facebook.com/MotownThrowdownWVU

 

Check out the recap from last year!
http://djzimmie.com/2011/12/09/2011-motown-throwdown-recap/

 



Oct
11

DJ Zimmie October 2012 Newsletter

 

Big news this month!  I’ve been hard at work on the website for my private function / corporate event / wedding business and it’s finally done.  The fine folks at R1 Creative did a brilliant job on it and I couldn’t be happier.  If you’re having a school, corporate or private function, getting married or just need a great DJ with top-notch sound and lighting, look no further.  Check out the site and see what I’ve been up to when I’m not at the club.

 

Modern Event Solutions

 

 

I told you in the last email that we’ve been having a busy, crazy awesome Summer in Portland.  If you haven’t already, check out my full post and see all the pics and details.

 

Portland Summer 2012

 

 

On the down low, I’m working on a new mixtape project.  Let’s just say that it involves sample-based Hip-Hop, it’s going to be huge and it’s going to take me the rest of my life to finish.  More details very soon…

 

Thursdays at Tube

 

I have a new alternating Thursday at TUBE in Portland with DJ Dev from Above.  Come through and get loose.  Peep the ill flier…

 

 

Instagram

 

I know I’m late to the party but… If you’re on Instagram, I’m “djzimmie”

 

Motown Throwdown

 

It’s almost that time of year again…

 

Saturday 10.27.2012

Pathfinder of WV presents

Motown Throwdown

Snowboard & Ski Competition

6p-9p // 235 High Street, Morgantown, WV

Burton Premier Party Friday 10.26

Sign up: MotownThrowdown@gmail.com

Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/421516491244971/

FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/MotownThrowdownWVU

 

 

Watch the Motown Throwdown video from last year!

 

OMSI After Dark Halloween Edition

 

If you haven’t been yet, OMSI throws a big museum-wide party on the last Wednesday of the month and it’s a blast.  There’s food, alcohol, you can check out the museum and they bring in special exhibits and experiments to match the theme of the party.  We’re doing it big for Halloween this year…

 

 

Upcoming Events

Check the schedule to the right for the full listing…

 

10.12

Ginger Hill – Slippery Rock University

 

10.13

Red Bull ReMX Motorcross Race

Steel City Raceway – Event Info

 

10.18

Live 95! Party w/ DJ Impulse

Patty Boom Boom – Washington, DC

 

10.19

Get Down w/ DJ Impulse

Baltimore, MD

 

10.20

West Virginia Bridge Day w/ Red Bull

Oak Hill, WV

Event Info

 

11.3

Mud on the Mountain (obstacle mud run)

http://www.mudonthemountain.com/

7 Springs Resort, PA

Flier soon!



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