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DJ BONZANI

by Ryan Snyder

DJ Handle: DJ Bonzani How I got it: Late night foolery with some old friends who were messing with my last name. Real name: Jack Ernest Bonney What I play: A bit of everything, but mainly funk, soul, jazz, reggae, world Catch me at: Gate City Getdown on First Tuesdays at Artistika (523 S. Elm St.) and every other Wednesday at Tate Street Coffee for Bring Your Own Vinyl nights Upcoming shows: Aug. 3 at Artistika, Aug. 4 and 18 at Tate Street Coffee, Aug. 21 at Legitimate Business for Greensboro Roller Derby fundraiser Got in the game: Started collecting records in 1996, and started really DJing in 2000. Why I do it: Being a vinyl junkie, I just keep collecting and I want to share these discoveries with others Influences: Madlib and Prefuse 73 First pro gig: Calvert Hall High School

Coffeehouse in 1998 Studio work: Been working at WUAG 103.1 FM since 1999 Favorite technique: Finding nice blends of outros and intros Personal playlist: Lots of new college radio releases, along with any new vinyl discoveries. It’s always changing. Latest discovery: Connie McGill & the Visions Favorite albums: Way too many to list, but some old reliables include most material by Curtis Mayfield, Van Morrison, Ahmad Jamal, and always James Brown. But like I said, it changes almost daily. My gear: Two Technics 1200s and any working mixer. Wax only, no digital manipulation Website: bonneythekid blog hopefully coming soon I’d like to add: I’m always looking for records, so if you have any you want to get rid of please reach out!

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