DJ Carbon Presents Refresh – Switch


So I think it’s safe to say, we have shown you what is Next. But now, just to ensure we keep things fresh, we are going to Switch things up a bit. Not wanting to get too comfortable with a formula, we are going to flip the space around, mash up the entertainment, even change the day of the week, and still manage to keep it all classy!

DJ Carbon plays host, and this event’s entertainment will be none other than Rudy Love Jr. and The Getdown! That’s right, Wichita’s own will be back in town and we have him with a full band. I promise, it is gonna be a funky good time, and the dancefloor will be grooving.

Some of our favorite folks from The Humidor Cigars & Lounge will be seting up a special cigar patio if you are so inclined.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the week of, and $15 at the door.

Dress code strictly enforced, dress to impress. Suit & tie / cocktail attire. Keep your jeans and sneakers at home, as you won’t be allowed in with them.

Please note, all ticket sales are final. No refunds.

Also, you do not need to print your ticket on paper. We can scan your ticket right from your phone.

Get your tickets here ->

So what is “Refresh”?

So… It seems with too much of the Wichita nightlife, the only thing that changes is the address. Refresh aims to bring something a bit different. A step up, to give people a reason to step out. An elegant venue with posh decor. Chill music for you to groove as needed, but not too loud to drive away your conversations. Appropriate lighting, and some cocktails designed just to suit the evening. And as we elevate, so shall you; dress code strictly enforced, finally giving you a place to wear those nice clothes to, and not have to worry about being out of place. Sound good? I hope so.

Red Bull Thre3style

So, I have been a diehard fan of the Red Bull Thre3style competition since it has been introduced. I wsa always a fan of DMC battles, but felt they got away from what I enjoyed and become obscenely complex technical routines that lacked any soul/groove/swagger. Recently there has been a resurgance that I have been happy to see in the DMCs, but I am getting off topic. The Thre3style competition is DJs throwing down their best party rocking sets for 15 minutes. The only criteria is to have 3 genres of music (hence the 3style) and you are allowed two decks, a mixer, and one midi device. This rapid fire mix session that rewards creativity and originality is the exactly what I love about DJing, and is a constant source of inspiration. Some times, I have heard ideas I have done in these sets (some better, and some worse, than what I have done). It’s amazing how many times you hear similar concepts, and it just shows you that sometimes great minds can think alike. LOL

In any case, wanted to give props to the homie DJ B-Stee who took home the regional qualifier in KC and will be moving on to the US finals in AZ.

Peep a review of the event over at Demencha Magazine

So, if you want to peep the mixes (sadly, not available to download), you can now listen to many of the US regionals (they just added a bunch last night), they are avail to stream over at and they are all pretty incredible. I wish I could see video of some of these performances to see exactly how certain segments were performed, but the audio is pretty awesome and highly entertaining. With only 15 minutes per set, all competitors put in rapid fire work, and with creativity being highly regarded, you don’t end up with a bunch of sets with nothing but the latest club bangers (if I have to hear I.D.F.W.U. one more time tho…)

So go peep the good stuff and get familiar with some incredible talent. Next mix post is going to be a winner of the Red Bull Thre3style, and one of my faves doing the thing, Four Color Zack.

Jafunk & 9th Floor Funk Apartment – Up 2 U

So I struggle with genres, and never been a fan of naming them, as i just prefer to like what I like without forcing it into a category.  Call it what you like, be it Nu-Disco or some variety of House or some other yet to be named/marketed/sub genre.  I call this “good”.  I call this, the kind of stuff that I am going to put on some socks, and me and my kids are gonna groove all over the hardwood floors.  I may even put some extra wax on them just for extra sliding around effect.