Next time you’re in Vegas, you NEED to go to Insert Coins.  They’ve got arcade games, consol games on giant plasma TVs, a full service bar, bottle service and a dance floor complete with music from some of Las Vegas’ dopest DJs.  It’s a refreshing break from the strictness of the strip.


Every Wednesday DJ 88 throws a party called Versus where she brings in talent she’s  featured in her “Hang The DJ” interview series.  I got a chance to rock it a few weeks ago and I can say without a doubt it was one of the funnest parties I’ve played in a long time.  The motto of the party is “No Genres, Just Dope Music” and it’s exactly that.  The lineup was myself, Fashen and DJ 88 and listening to their sets was just as enjoyable as DJing.  Halfway through the night a crew of Cirque Du Soliel dancers showed up and set the dance floor on fire and a whole crew of Vegas DJs showed up to chill.


Check out the pics below and DOWNLOAD MY SET from the party!


DJ Zimmie – Live from Insert Coins 2.8.2012





Fashen and I discussing fluctuations in European markets…



DJ Five taking it back to his roots…



Twerk Du Soleil



Me, DJ 88, Fashen




Years ago I was in Vegas for a fashion trade show and the highlight of the week was supposed to be a DJ AM / DJ Jazzy Jeff performance at Rain Nightclub.  Unfortunately AM died that week the the gig ended up being a tribute show by DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Premier.  I remember walking into the club and seeing this gorgeous woman on the decks warming up the party.  It was the first time I had heard anyone play “Clear” by Cybotron at a night club.  I was sold.  The rest of her set was super dope and I became a big fan.

DJ 88

Fast-forward a few years, a little social networking, some mutual friends and here we are.   Last week DJ 88 h it me up about being part of her regular DJ interview series, Hang The DJ She’s got some heavy hitters on there and it was an honor to be considered.  Check me out, read some other great interviews and do your self a favor, next time you’re in Vegas, look her up!

Hang The DJ – DJ Zimmie Edition


Hello hello.  Sorry to hit you with 2 email blast back to back but I’ve got a ton of show info for December and I wanted to make sure everyone marks their calendars.  I’ve also got some new press and a recap from a big gig in October at the bottom including a video.  Let’s get right to it. ..

Upcoming Events


Saturday December 10th

Doodlebug (Digable Planets) w/ DJ Alex J

DJ Zimmie + Love Loungers

Open Bar 9:30-10:30 – $5 – 21+

Crown Room – 205 NW 4th (Chinatown) – Portland


Thursday, December 22nd

ZO! & Sy Smith (Foreign Exchange Music)

DJ Zimmie + Philly’s Phunkestra

$5 – 21+ Crown Room – 205 NW 4th (Chinatown) – Portland

Friday, December 30th

Couture Ultra Lounge

28 NW 4th (Chinatown) –  Portland

You’re probably looking for somewhere to celebrate New Year’s that isn’t full of douchebags…  You probably want to hear some good music, eat some good food, get your drink on and not spend an arm and a leg doing it.  Lucky for you I have just the party…


DJ Zimmie & Love Loungers

Saturday December 31st – Crown Room – 205 NW 4th (Chinatown) – Portland

Sushi Buffet / Midnight Champagne Toast – 21+ $10 (That’s right, $10)

For discount tickets ($5!) email lifeisapartypdx@gmail.com



I did an interview recently for Las Vegas’ own DJ 88 and her “Hang The DJ” series.  Check out the full interview here and get lots of good dirt to talk about with your girlfriends…

“Hang The DJ – DJ Zimmie Edition”

Past Event Recaps

Check out the recap post from my Motown Throwdown gig in October with Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest and DJ Rasta Root.  Awesome photos and a video!

Motown Throwdown Recap