#Curated - Bounce

After living in New Orleans for 7 years, I have played and partied to my share of bounce music. Whether it's a remix to the newest pop single (Adele - Rolling in the Deep comes to mind) or a complete original (like DJ Jubliee - Walk It Like A Dog), people have been twerking to bounce music long before Miley Cyrus. The music is based on a couple original beats. There is the Triggerman Beat, Brown Beat (couldn't find it on Soundcloud), Derek B's Rock The Beat, and Cheeky Blakk's Get Off Me. These beats along with a lot of adlibs are used as a back beat to remixes and originals.

Here's a link to a short Bounce documentary called The B.E.A.T. that Beyonce took scenes for the Formation music video from: https://vimeo.com/58423297

If you're looking to spin some bounce in your next set, I highly recommend grabbing the new scratch record by DJ Yamin, Quicky Mart and Tony Skratchere: https://djyamin.bandcamp.com/album/nola-bounce-breaks-v1

Luke Joachim

DJ CoolHand, New York, New York

CoolHand is a DJ/Producer like no other.  His roots are in Oakland, California, where fresh diverse sets, smooth fades, and crisp cuts are required. He is one of the few young DJs who truly started by lugging turntables, digging for vinyl, collecting old crates at radio stations, and blasting home speakers at various events. By the end of high school, he was spinning regularly at night clubs in San Francisco.

When CoolHand moved to New Orleans, he started by spinning Fridays at the “#1 college bar in the nation” (USA Today), touring with international artists, and performing at industry leading festivals like A3C and SXSW.

His sets are spontaneous and interactive because CoolHand vibes with the party and depends on the energy in the room for his selections. His mixes include multiple genres, remixes, key blending, wordplay, and creative concepts. Whether he is playing for an exclusive event or packed arena, come ready to feel the groove like you never have before.

For more information, please visit: djcoolhand.com