Many of our readers may know her as a former contributor to Buffalo Rising or a community advocate who worked diligently on the West Village since the 1990’s. However, Marilyn Rodgers has been and still is a DJ, formerly working in a number of clubs here and on WBLK and 1077 FM and she’s now playing her sets on an international music company with online radio station, record label, events and DJ management that boasts DJs from around the globe. And, that’s where our story takes us.
4TheMusic, founded by Chris Haines from the UK, now brings a few of their DJs across the pond just for September 10 this year during Music is Art at RiverWorks. As we all know the MIA Festival is celebrating its 20th year and Robby Takac has always promoted all art forms and plans to make this anniversary celebration the biggest yet. So, why not continue bringing in talent from all over the world?
The 4 The Music International DJ Stage will be located on the balcony level right next to the Labatt’s Silos this year. DJs who have performed globally as well as throughout the States will be part of their showcase. Countries represented include the UK, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, the Canary Islands and, of course, the US. Their format includes all genres of House and Techno, from a 118 BPM Broken Beat and Lounge to 140 BPM.
And, that’s not all. Both Chris (UK) and Dmix, another 4TheMusic founder (The Netherlands) will also give you a taste of what’s to come the evening before at Fresh Catch Poke Company, 500 Franklin Street, from 5 – 8pm on Friday, September 9th. So, get your dancing shoes on and check them out along with other DJs at the 4 The Music stage on Saturday.
DJs on the 4TM Stage Saturday include Chris Haines and Dmix, DJ Hector, John Ceglia, The Odessa Project, SIKE!, Paul Foxe, Christopher “Xotec” Moody, and Marilyn Rodgers with an incredible sound system and lighting by legendary DJ Tony Spencer and Powerhouse Pro Systems.
It’s your chance to be part of the European Music Scene in your own backyard both on Friday, September 9th from 5-8pm at Fresh Catch Poke and from 11am – 11pm at Music is Art on September 10th.
You can also check out all the DJ bios on their Facebook Event Page which will also provide a map to the stage and the DJ Schedule for Music is Art.