DJ Scotty Boy
April 14 DJ Scotty Boy with Bam Bam Buddha, Rhythm & Flux, and DJ Shif-D Whiskey Tango, 311 S. 15th St. $10, $5 for ONL Card holders, 9 p.m., 402.934.4874, whiskeytangoomaha.com Did you know there's a DJ Times Magazine? And did you know DJ Scotty Boy has been in their Top 10 for three years running? I didn't either, but there are a lot of things you learn on an artist's Facebook page. As a nationally touring DJ, he's staked a reputation on his own brand of mash up, something he's lent his home city's name to — that being the Sin City itself, Las Vegas. And while Omaha's club culture might be just in its starting stages, Scotty Boy's set is sure to set a great tone for the night. Did you know there’s a DJ Times Magazine ? And did you know DJ Scotty Boy has been in their Top 10 for three years running? I didn’t either, but there are a lot of things you learn on an artist’s Facebook page. As a nationally touring DJ, he’s staked a reputation on his own brand of mash up, something he’s lent his home city’s name to — that being the Sin City itself, Las Vegas. And while Omaha’s club culture might be just in its starting stages, Scotty Boy’s set at Whiskey Tango (with Bam Bam Buddha, Rhythm & Flux and DJ Shif-D) Thursday, April 14, is sure to set a great tone for the night. For more information, go to omahanightlife.com. — John Wenz (Ed's Note: The Reader caught up with DJ Scotty Boy this week to discuss the finer points of professional DJ'ing and his thoughts on Omaha.) According to your web site you're up for America's Best DJ, something for which you've finished at No. 5 before. What do you think sets you apart from other DJs? Yes! Actually I came in the Top 10 the past three years. I've been DJ'ing for 24 years so I'm sure that helps. Also, I've been putting out a lot of new music the past two years. You can find them on Beatport.com and iTunes. On that note, I feel like a lot people don't really pay a whole lot of attention to DJs when they're out dancing and partying at clubs. What are some differences between what's considered a good DJ and a bad one? In small markets I'd say that's true, but in most the venues and cities I play it's headliner DJ-driven, especially in Las Vegas (where I live). The main difference is the music (and) the energy you create from the crowd is what sets DJs apart. Seems now everyone is a DJ, but over time the good ones rise up. You've been to Omaha many times. Obviously we're no Vegas but how does our party scene compare to similarly-sized cities? I love small cities. I love the people and the support you get. It's almost like I'm bringing Vegas to them. I want people to come see me and be ready to party. Sometimes in the big cities they are spoiled and I'm just another DJ coming through town. But in small cities like Omaha I get treated like a rock star. I like the people in Omaha, and I'm still in touch with people I met there the first time I played there a few years back.