Hey, Mrs. DJ

Bottle service is flowing, a female drummer is spanking the bongos, and Beyoncé’s “Run the World” has a packed dance floor of women chanting, “We run this motha…” At forty-six seconds in, DJ April Larken slides her headphones on and says, “Watch this.” She slows down the BPMs and cranks up the bass on her Pioneer mixer. With her left Chanel fingerless-gloved hand, she slams the crossfader hard right; and with Queen Bey becoming a muffled memory, her free hand scratches in and drops in those three, notorious “Uh…Uh…Uhs,” belonging to none other than Biggie’s “Hypnotize.”

To read the full article, go to Greenwich Magazine