Orlando’s Milk District
Last Saturday night, I performed a DJ gig in Orlando’s Milk District.
Why the name “Milk District”? Because this business section exists behind the TG Lee milk company.
My gig happened at Sandwich Bar, a joint owned by Mathew Scot.
Due to a schedule conflict, my gig almost received a cancellation. A private graduation party happened. Still, because the party ended around 12, Mathew allowed me to “spin” anyway.
Because I came early, I dropped off my gear at Sandwich Bar and took a walk down The Milk District.
Next door, Spacebar held a weekly event called Bring Your Own Vinyl.
Each person brings in five records to spin.
After a short stay, I left and continued walking down The Milk District.
The Milk Bar: I drunk beer here twice before. The people are usually cool.
Sports Town Billiards: I think I’ve been here twice. I don’t know how long the joint existed here. I’m guessing over two decades.
Bull & Bush, an English pub: 2004 was the last time I was here. Folks here are usually friendly also.
I walked back to Sandwich Bar.
Sandwich Bar contains the best sound I ever worked with.
First, I gave credit to the speakers located high above in the corners.
Yet, Mathew (also known as DJ Tard) explained the system even more.
I noticed the photos on the wall.
Yet, I never thought anything of the wall itself. For sound, cork was placed on the walls on purpose.
Then, there was the ceiling. I forgot what these were called. Yet, special cloth is used for sound purposes also.
After the low-attended party, a few people remained. I kind of screwed up, tho. Because the previous two DJs (both women) played mostly house music, I attempted following with house and dance music. I kept screwing up with the crossover fades. Then, someone asked me to play “Diamond Girl”, an 80s club tune by Nice N Wild. Interesting enough, back in the 80s, I saw that same group in a club located not too far from The Milk District. It’s now known as Roxy’s. Back then it was known as Scats. “Diamond Girl” saved my DJ gig.
Next, I played more Latin Freestyle music. Some women danced to it.
Next, another guy asked me to play Morrisey. I guess some folks wouldn’t expect a black man to have Morrissey. Yet, I played Morrissey’s “Suedehead”.
During my last half hour, I started a hip-hop set with The Root’s “You Got Me”.
Because of my flexibility with music, Mathew invited me back for more Saturday nights. I’m game.DJ Culture, Music, Night Life comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.