During the month of May I will be making a return to some venues I have missed playing at and will also be playing at a couple new venues for me. I am excited to be making a return to HOME Bar in Arlington Heights as well as John Barleycorn in Lincoln Park. A couple of the new venues I will be playing shows at are Jersey’s in Belvidere, Studio 200 in Milwaukee and Mo’s Taasbag in Janesville. I hope that you can all come out and show support for some of these shows. Check out the events page for some more upcoming shows!!
First off I wanna thank a former radio boss, Ghazi, and his friend Kyle for helping me out with the imaging for the re-launch of my podcast “Aar-Waves.” I have been working long and hard on getting things arranged for the re-launch of my podcast that can be found in the iTunes store. I have been working on getting some guest DJ’s for it as well. Looking at possibly having Trentino (2013 US Red Bull Thr3estyles Champion), de la Chapelle (KISS 103.5), and DJ Metro (B96). The first episode, in which I mixed myself, is all hip hop tracks and can be found on iTunes on Friday by searching ‘DJ Aaron Hodge’ or ‘Aar-Waves’ in the iTunes Store. I uploaded it on my Soundcloud, but it cannot be downloaded from there. Feel free to check it out here..
On May 4th, I will be spinning the event for Relay for Life at Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois. If you can, please come out and show support for the event and help raise awareness! Food, fun, games, and of course music!!
Saturday, May 4th
10:00am to 10:00pm at Kelsey Field
Food – Games – Music
Saturday March 9th, Justin Timberlake hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the 5th time and performed 2 songs off his newest album, the 20/20 Experience, that was released on Tuesday. With a multi-year hiatus, Justin Timberlake’s album came back as one of the MOST highly anticipated albums of 2013. With all that being said, I thought it would be fun to make a mega mix of all his big singles from all 3 albums as well as some tracks he’s been featured on. To take it back even further, I threw in some older tracks from his NSYNC days. The mix will be on iTunes later tonight by searching “DJ Aaron Hodge” or “Justin Timberlake Megamix”. The mix is currently on my soundcloud and has been making pretty big waves. If you would like, feel free to check it out here. You can also download it for free.
Last night I was invited to take part in the Ultimate DJ Championship in Chicago tonight. It is a bracket format DJ battle tournament that takes place over the next 6 weeks. Starts with 8 DJs and it dwindles it down to the champion. It all starts tonight at Rockwood in Wrigleyville. I go head to head against the Wrigleyville legend and turntablist, DJ Kid Trae. Please come out and show support. The crowd picks the winner.
In April I am going to relaunch my podcast under the name “Aar-Waves”. My podcast can be found in iTunes already but with this, I am going to use the possibility of having a guest DJ for it. I will mention the DJ’s name, contact/social media info, upcoming shows, and more. As well as providing the track listing for the podcast for anyone that is interested in the tracks that were used for their mix. I think this will be a great way to help a few other DJs out, since the podcast has been getting lots of hits since I launched it last year and currently up to the 23rd episode. I am still debating if I want to do this bi-weekly or monthly. Any input is greatly appreciated, especially music that you all would like to hear. If you are a DJ or have a friend that is a DJ that might be interested in DJing for the podcast, please send me an email to DJAH@ahodgemusic.com.
On occasions I will throw down a hip hop set while playing. I had several compliments on this routine that I do involving 2 Tyga songs and a Bieber song. I figured that I would record the routine and share it with you all and you can leave your feedback as you please..
Spring time is vastly approaching which means there are many fun activities that this weather change will bring. Your senior in high school (or in college) is graduating and may want to have a DJ at their party. Your son or daughter wants to have a DJ at their birthday party or other special event. Plus, you can’t forget all the weddings that happen when the weather heats up. Fortunately for you, I can help you cover all these events. I have worked with 2 different mobile DJ companies while I have been DJing. Chance PRO out of Rockford, IL and Madison Mobile DJ in Madison, WI. It would be my pleasure to make sure to cater to your every need at the best of my ability for your party, wedding, or special event.
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16 has always been a great number for me. It was my hockey number for all 3 years when I played Juniors hockey. Well on Saturday the 16th, I will be making a special appearance at Northern Illinois University to play a show. It’s the Pi Kappa Phi: Black Out Wet & Wild Party. The party is expected to kick off at 10 and there is going to be a $1 cover charge (all proceeds are going to charity). I was told that you can BYOB (21+). Come out to Dekalb and party with a bunch of crazy college kids and a great group of guys. If you do make it out, make sure you come up and say “Hey” to me and I’ll hook you up with a shot (21+). It’s gonna be one heck of a party!!!
Check out my mix(es) featured each weekend, Friday or Saturday, on Chi-Town Underground. It is a Chicago based Internet radio station. Make sure you check them out on Facebook and like their fan page.. www.facebook.com/pages/Chi-Town-Underground. The mix show is played on live365.com. You can download their app in the Android or iPhone app stores. You can also listen live on the website from this link, www.live365.com/stations/ctunderground. Thank you all for the support and feedback on my mixes. Make sure you check out Music > Mixes and grab your favorite ones for free of charge.