Jan 23, 2014

Patrick Krief - Simple Lives

A couple of months ago I was invited to be part of a music video for Patrick Krief (The Dears) and his new song 'Simple Lives.' Other than having to make funny faces and lip sync under some pretty groovy lights I kind of had no idea what to expect with the end result. It's finally up and looks amazing! 

I even got the beard I've always wanted!

Check out the video featuring yours truly and some friends:

A little bit of horseplay on set.

Jan 19, 2014

HAPPY 2014! 2013 Was Epic.

Happy (slightly belated) New Year! And what a year it's been. Early 2013, I was making plans to go to NYC and Los Angeles and daydreaming about how cool it would be if I could DJ there. Fast forward a few months and I started thinking, wait, why don't I DJ there?! So I got in touch with some friends and wiggled my nose and things started happening. 

First up, most excellent party people, Good Kids brought one of their epic parties, Motown Party, to Brooklyn and asked yours truly to come along for the ride. I made my NYC DJ debut one month shy of my 30th Birthday, and began a love affair with a city I've been lucky enough to keep coming back to and DJ parties in ever since.

See for yourself how much fun we had!

One month after I lost my New York v-card, I was on the opposite coast with the pleasure of getting to know the Vinyl Record Association; Reverend Martini, and DJ's Zorch, Astro 138 and Rockin' Vic. They made me feel at home both on the dancefloor and behind the turntables while we made California shake with our killer 45's of vintage r&b, soul and rock n' roll. Definitely a week I'll never forget and can't wait to come back and repeat!

DJ Misty @ the Vinyl Record Association's Record Hop
Since then I've been fortunate enough to keep travelling, and haven't slowed down yet. 2013 was also the year that I got to make some headlines at home here in Toronto. I was lucky enough to get to DJ Canada's biggest burlesque festival (which featured the legendary lady, TEMPEST STORM!) and DJ some epic parties for G33KPRON and Silver Snail Comics. I was also invited to join the incredible gals of Bangs & Blush once a month to guest DJ their 50's/60's dance party, Shake Rattle & Roll and even got to fly to Halifax to be a special guest at Let's Riot's East Coast Rockabilly Weekend not to mention DJ some pretty amazing gigs with the Shindig! all vinyl crew both at The Piston and on the ice at the Harbourfront Centre. Just to name a few. :)

Misty & Dustin DJ the Silver Snail/G33KPRON Halloween Bash
I really hope I don't sound like I'm bragging, but it's been the best year of my life and I couldn't be more grateful. Not just for the amazing opportunities, but for support from my family, friends and everyone I've met and danced with along the way. I can't wait to see what 2014 is going to bring and this year I've got even bigger plans! My calendar is already filled with events and parties I'm really excited about.

This coming weekend I'll be playing anything and everything awesome from the 1950's right up until now all night long at the very tasty, Two Bite Saloon at Bloor and Ossington. And next month you can find me at a brand new party called Pussy Whipped Wednesdays at my favourite rock n' roll haven, Bovine Sex Club as well as returning to Velvet Underground for the wildest night of the month; Born To Party. I'm also continuing to hold it down once a month with the amazing Holly at Toronto's favourite 50's/60's dance party, Shake Rattle & Roll. So stay tuned!