R.I.P. Elroy Boogie: Popular Kracker Nuttz DJ Passes Away at 27

Sad news this Sunday: Elroy Boogie, a member of popular Houston DJ collective the Kracker Nuttz who had been battling cancer for the past few months, passed away earlier today, according to a statement on Kracker Nuttz co-founder DJ BabyJae's Facebook page.

"I am truly at a loss for words," BabyJae said. "A genuine soul taken too soon. We are all lucky to have had you in our lives. I will sincerely miss you my friend, my brother. Until we see each other again."

In tribute to Elroy, who was only 27, Rocks Off is reposting our profile that ran as part of our Rocks Off 100 series this past February. Our condolences to his many friends and family; we will pass along his memorial information as soon as we learn.

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Who? Elroy Boogie of the Almighty Kracker Nuttz, is also a principal of popular Boondocks night Top Notch and NanaChill, the party/collective he runs with Dayta. The Filipino native says he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996 and Houston a year later, and as a DJ, has been "killing the game since 2007."


Home Base: Elroy says he practices in his living room in the Montrose, but "you can catch performing me everywhere."

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Why Do You Stay In Houston? "Friends and family," he says. "I've put in a lot of work in this city we call The 'H.' I love this place."


Describe Your DJ Style: "I'm gonna make you dance, I'm gonna make you move, I'm gonna make you sing," Elroy gushes. And (wait for it...) "I'm gonna make you boogie!"


Good War Story: "The first time I did the H-Town Sneaker Summit, I wasn't actually even booked for that gig," opens Elroy. "But I had my set up in the car. DJ Cipher (OG Krackernuttz) was the DJ in the main room for the event, and it was seven hours long."

I knew for sure he wasn't going to DJ all seven hours, so I started setting up and nobody said anything. Cipher went on and just basically murdered his set. But then, after DJng for at least three hours, he looked at me and gave me the go-ahead.

Now I'm the H-Town Sneaker Summit official DJ, and have been for four years now.


The story continues on the next page.



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13 comments
cfroggie
cfroggie

Sweet guy. I lived above him, and he always had a smile on his face. He talent was obvious and easily heard through the ceiling. I am going to miss that.

DJLowKey
DJLowKey

Elroy was an incredible person, much love to all his friends and family.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Such a nice guy and good performer.

nouveau_art_bar
nouveau_art_bar

Really shocked/saddened over this. Elroy, played at our bar numerous times and could always cater his music to appeal to whatever crowd was in attendance which a lot of DJs can't do. He was very laid back but at the same time very professional about his music. If you never met him, I can't express enough just how much of a NICE GUY he was. No attitude and a very genuinely likeable person. That's what makes this whole story/news so sad. I hope he passed peacefully. Condolences to his family and friends.  

sandpham
sandpham

He was a talented artist and a good friend to all.  Agreed - "Best Show Ever: 'The last Redbull Thr3style at Fitz,' says Boogie." Elroy Boogie rocked the house. 

darith2000
darith2000

I didn't get a chance to tell you that I love you man, you rocked the damn house fresh to def, and always kept it fun. One love.

Tillis
Tillis

Wow.  Great dude great DJ. Im stunned.  

Tally Calvert
Tally Calvert

RIP My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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