HPMA Showcase: DJ Afterparty at Jet Lounge
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photos by Marco Torres
"After the show it's the afterparty..."
Another year, another successful HPMA showcase. And unlike those wimps up in Chicago, a little rain wasn't gonna stop us here in H-Town.
And what better way to end an evening of live music than with a dance party featuring five of the city's best DJ acts? The Houston Press knows how to throw a party, y'all. Here's proof:
DJ Name: iPod Ammo
DJ iPod Ammo
Style: Hip-Hop Righteousness to Ratchetness
Standout tracks dropped: Ricky B, "Y'all Holla"
Ammo's range is broad, and his track selection will undoubtedly surprise you, ranging from the new (Kanye's "Mercy") to the classic (Dr. Dre's "Xplosive" and "Nuthin But a G Thang") and the swag dance rap (Cali Swag District "Dougie"; Tyga, "Rack City"). He certainly provides ammo for your MP3 device.
DJ Name: Candlestick
Style: Chopped Not Slopped, House Party Champion
Standout tracks dropped: Los Del Rio, "Macarena"
It takes guts to play that god-awful "Macarena" song and expect us to take you seriously. But if anyone can do it, Candlestick can. No slowed down tracks in this set, starting with dubstep remixes of Drake, Fun. and Adele, then laying down "Apache (Jump On It)" to round off the "I can't believe he played that" vibe. Good show, sir.