dj tim : thursday nights
Tim Williams was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and was thus destined to be a Packer fan. While growing up in Lafayette, Indiana, at an early age Tim was intrigued by the influence of music on people and culture. This journey led him to begin dj-ing fraternity, sorority, and other college parties. This was soon followed by a residency at "Macaws" (The first nightclub owned by the owners of the Neon Cactus). As time progressed, Tim started playing theme nights that included alternative, industrial,techno, and even country. A few years after the opening of the Neon Cactus, Tim moved to St. Joseph, Michigan. While living in Michigan, Tim played clubs in St. Joseph, South Bend, Indiana, and even returned to West Lafayette for special events. A couple years later, Tim moved to the Champaign, Illinois area. Now living closer, Tim commutes every Thursday to the Neon Cactus. He has had the pleasure of playing with many other dj's regionally, and questlove of the Roots, and Dan the Automator
In his spare time, Tim enjoys his pets, glass blowing, hiking, live music and working in his music store Any Frequency in Monticello, Illinois.
dj tre : friday nights,
& thursday in the martini room
"Fast pace, addictive beats that are on the cutting edge of tomorrow's sound," is one of the many ways to describe the sounds of DJ TRE. Constantly remaining one step ahead of the trends, DJ TRE's unique sounds have earned him the name of 'Mr. Exclusive' from platinum artist Mike Jones. In a market oversaturated with DJ's, DJ TRE outshines the sounds of others and captivates his audience every time he steps up to the tables, keeping the dance floor packed from start to finish. With his clever ability to mix new sounds with old favorites, he unites himself with the audience, no matter how large or small.
Since working with the Bumsquad DJz, DJ TRE has branched off and worked with a number of musical talents across the spectrum of sound. He has made mix tapes with a number of platinum artists including The Ying Yang Twins, Paul Wall, David Banner, and Mike Jones. Tre's talents have even landed him on stage with a number of artists including Nelly Furtado, Hinder, Chris Brown, Paula Deanda, Twista along with many others.
Today, DJ TRE is the official DJ for Crunk Energy Drink and often
works to create a blend of sounds for Def Jam Records. Since the
beginning of his career in music, Tre has only begun transforming his
dreams into reality. He has raised the bar in the mid-west's dance
music and Hip Hop scene. By uniting all walks of life through the
commonality of music, he's been able to contribute his expertise and
unique sound to create a quality of beats unlike that of anyone else
in the industry.
dj steady b : saturday nights
Shannon Burton, also known as DJ Steady B, has built a respectable reputation and following since stepping into the music business over 16 years ago. He began his career as a Hip Hop and R&B DJ, but has grown into a multi-genre DJ, Producer, and Promoter. Through his many years, many headlines and many successful events, he has claimed his stake as one of the midwest's top DJ's.
He has had the privilege of sharing his passion for all things music with fellow music lovers spanning the globe. Though he calls Indianapolis home, he has brought his infectious energy and style to stages in Germany, Toronto, Detroit, Orlando, Chicago, and the rest of the Midwest's major cities.
DJ Steady B has shared the stage with a wide array of entertainers in various settings, which supports the fact that he can call any stage, venue, or crowd home. He has performed with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Mix Master Mike, Bad Boy Bill, Swamp, Alex Peace, Skylab 2000, DJ Assault, D. Lake of Claire Hux, Paul Anthony, and Figure. He has also opened for bands like Zoogma and the Skeetones, DJ'ed multiple major events for Super Bowl XLVI, NCAA and MotoGP in Indianapolis, represented Scratch Academy, and displayed his skills on stage at the Detroit Music Festival.
Currently, Steady holds residencies at two clubs in Indiana. He performs weekly at the Neon Cactus in West Lafayette and Subterra Lounge in Indianapolis. Over the span of his career, he has held more than 10 different longstanding residencies in different venues and cities.
Given his unique ear for music, it was only natural he would produce music himself one day. In 2000, Steady released his first mixed tape, "Nice Guys Bang Hard." This featured his first self-produced work, but was quickly followed by "The Hardfather" and "Return of the Hardfather." He has also partnered with fellow artists to create popular remixes, such as "Lay You Down," a remix of Grey Granite's (Heavy Gun Entertainment) released in 2009.
DJ Steady B's talent is music. His passion is sharing it with others in any way he can. Be it filling the dance floor mixing tracks, using his own productions, or bringing other performers together to put on an amazing event, he never disappoints. His unique and dirty style of music mixed with his infectious stage presence has made him a key player in the Indiana music industry for years. His experience and drive will keep around for many, many more.