The Wedding of Sheila and Howard

Event: The Wedding of Sheila & Howard

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

Times: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Hours: 6.0


Waters Edge

The East River at 44th Drive
Long Island City,NY 11373

Water''s Edge

The East River at 44th Drive
Long Island City,NY 11101

(718) 482-0033 exbest



Ceremony setup

Cocktail setup

Reception, Accent lighting, Dancefloor Lighting


Caterer Notes


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DANCE:  Brickhouse, Celebration, Let's Get It Started, Don't Stop the Music


PARTICIPATION & GROUP DANCES:  Cha Cha Slide, Chicken Dance




DJ IDlemind opens for Beatrhyme Communications

Part of BAMcafé Live

BAMcafé Live Host: Phillip Andry
BAMcafé Live House DJ: DJ Idlemind “The Appropriate Agent”

Innovative performers push the boundaries of rhyming, scatting, sound poetry, and beyond in this showcase of some of the city’s most talented beatboxers. Expect jaw-dropping, genre-busting displays of vocal ability as the artists break out a dizzying array of off-the-wall sounds and beats that will leave you wondering how they do it with only their mouths.

DJ Idlemind opens for Akie Bermiss

Part of BAMcafé Live

BAMcafé Live Host: Phillip Andry
BAMcafé Live House DJ: DJ Idlemind “The Appropriate Agent”

Brooklyn-bred singer, keyboardist, and composer Akie Bermiss possesses a soulful voice that packs an emotional wallop. A staple of Brooklyn’s neo-soul scene, he performs with numerous local outfits, including Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari, and rapper Soul Khan, and has opened for George Clinton. With his raw vocals and keyboard accompaniment, he serves up an irresistible mélange of jazz, funk, and R&B.

DJ Idlemind opens for The Eric Wyatt Quartet

Part of BAMcafé Live

BAMcafé Live Host: Phillip Andry
BAMcafé Live House DJ: DJ Idlemind, "The Appropriate Agent"

“A full bodied player with a tight flowing sound… This is top drawer jazz played with fire!”

—Cadence Magazine

Saxophonist Eric Wyatt delivers bold, freewheeling jazz in the classic Blue Note tradition of Miles Davis and his godfather and mentor Sonny Rollins. An exuberant performer who’s played and recorded with jazz luminaries like Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Tain Watts, Robert Glasper, and Kenny Garrett, Wyatt and his band—comprising Grammy-nominated pianist Benito Gonzalez, bassist Ameen Saleem, and drummer Shinnosuke Takahashi—bring swinging, high-energy hard bop to BAMcafé.

DJ Idlemind opens for The Soulfolk Experience

Nominated “Best Band in Brooklyn” by WNYC in 2011, this trio of veteran performers specializes in sultry, mellow soul. Comprising Maritri Garrett, David Pilgrim, and V. Jeffrey Smith (also of the long-running soul/rock outfit the Family Stand), the Soulfolk Experience’s members have worked with artists like Barbra Streisand, Paula Abdul, and the Indigo Girls. Together, they blend folk-inflected acoustic guitars with singer Garrett’s rich, captivating vocals.


2014 Big Apple Innovations Awards

Celebrate "The Heart of NYC" as LISC honors the organizations that helped those impacted by Hurricane Sandy and continue to practice community development throughout New York City.

They will also be taking the opportunity to publicly thank their fearless leader, Denise Scott, the former Managing Director of LISC New York City, who has since been appointed Executive Vice President for programs at LISC.

Meet and Greet with new Council member Laurie Cumbo

Laurie A. Cumbo was born and raised in Brooklyn, where she attended and graduated from the Berkeley Carroll Day School in Park Slope and Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene. After graduating Spelman College in Atlanta, GA with a degree in Fine Art, she returned to Brooklyn and received her Master’s Degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. As a cultural leader, entrepreneur, activist, college professor, educator, lecturer and small business owner working in the not-for-profit sector, Ms. Cumbo has dedicated her life to community development and preserving the dynamic elements of diversity that make Brooklyn, New York what it is today.
At the age of twenty-two, while pursuing her graduate studies at NYU, Ms. Cumbo used her coursework and thesis to develop MoCADA, Brooklyn’s first Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts. She incorporated MoCADA as a 501c3 non-profit institution with enthusiastic support from the Brooklyn community of Bedford Stuyvesant and surrounding neighborhoods. MoCADA’s programs now include, outdoor film festivals, after-school programs, mural projects, walking tours, and Bus Tours with “Braggin’ About Brooklyn”, in an effort to bring locals and tourists alike to Bedford-Stuyvesant. These efforts, along with many other dedicated individuals, have contributed to the economic revitalization of Bedford Stuyvesant.
Ms. Cumbo’s dedication to underserved communities and bringing people of all backgrounds together to discover their commonalities continues to be at the forefront of her priorities. Ms. Cumbo has led an effort to turn public housing into an ideal venue for cultural events, in which she privately raised $150,000 to provide monthly cultural programming by world-class musicians and performers in the community centers and outdoor spaces. As a small business owner, Ms. Cumbo shares her community’s concern about the closing of local businesses throughout Brooklyn. In 2012, she raised $250,000 to create monthly concerts and block parties in collaboration with the Business Improvement Districts throughout Central Brooklyn in order to attract locals and tourists alike to support local businesses.
Ms. Cumbo is a member of ARTTABLE, the American Association of Museums, the National Alliance of African and African American Art Support Groups, the Cultural Equity Group, the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance and the Spelman College Alumni Association. She is an alumna of Achieving Leadership’s Purpose (ALP), Jack and Jill of America Brooklyn Chapter and Delta Sigma Theta Brooklyn Chapter Teen Lift and is a former graduate professor in the School of Art & Design at Pratt Institute.

The Wedding of Jimmy and Francelio

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Times: 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours: 5.5

Venue: Eventi Hotel

Songs being used in the wedding (We can talk about these in detail, thank you!):
November Rain (Intro)- Entry to ceremony
Final Diamonds - Once pronounced Husband & Husband
You - First Dance
Same Love - Follows first dance, for all to join us

Cocktail Hour songs and vibe:
#Beautiful - Mariah Carey
Made to Love - John Legend
Counting Stars - One Republic
What's My Name - Rihanna
Blown Away - Carrie Underwood
Locked Out of Heaven, Treasure - Bruno Mars
Without Me - Fantasia

Dinner songs :
Empire State of Mind, Part II (Alicia Keys version)
Don't You Wanna Stay - Kelly Clarkson/Jason Aldean
New York State of Mind - Glee version

Reception/Dancing - Top 40 Dance music mostly please
Live It Up - Jennifer Lopez
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Thrift Shop - Macklemore
Can't Hold Us - Macklemore
On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez
Titanium - Avery Wilson (The Voice performance)
Danza Kuduro - Don Omar and Lucenzo
Hey Hey - Dennis Ferrer
Get Up - Ciara
Pitbull - Give Me Everything, Back In Time
Green Light - John Legend
RIHANNA's dance music (any of these: Don't Stop The Music, Where Have You Been, We Found Love, Right Now)

Artists we do NOT want played :
Lady Gaga, Madonna, Pitbull (except the ones on the list above), Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, Chicken Dance, YMCA, Electric Slide and other "wedding staples".

How accommodating was your Disc Jockey to your requests and suggestions?     5

How would you rate the DJ's music selection?  5

How would your rate the quality of the sound? 5

How would you rate the DJ's overall performance?  5

Would you recommend DJ Idlemind in the future?  1  Thank you for your hard work Timothy, and helping make our evening so incredibly special. - Jimmy & Celio

The Wedding of Michael and Michael

Event: The Wedding of Michael and Michael 
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Times: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM Hours: 4.0

Client: Michael P.

Referal: Timothy Assam Confirmed
Guests: 92 


Renaissance Church

490 Riverside Drive
New York,NY 10027

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Music Song List
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50S & 60S:


Copacabana (At The Copa)
Don't Stop Till Get Enough
Last Dance
Let's Get Loud
We Are Family
I Wanna Dance with Somebody
We Found Love

Hey Ya
Jump Around
Can't Touch This
Now That We Found Love
This is How We Do It

Apache, The
Cha Cha Slide
Cotton Eyed Joe
Twist, The
Cupid Shuffle

Come On Eileen
Love Shack
You're The One That I Want
Grease Medley
Sweet Caroline
Glory Days
Jessie's Girl
Summer of 69

Fly Me To The Moon
Jump Jive N Wail
New York, New York
Because of You



Final song- Sinatra New York NY
Killers- Mr Brightside


How accommodating was your Disc Jockey to your requests and suggestions?   5

How would you rate the DJ's music selection?   5

How would your rate the quality of the sound?  5

How would you rate the DJ's overall performance?  5

Would you recommend DJ Idlemind in the future?    1

"To All Future Potential Clients, I just had DJ Idlemind DJ at my wedding and I have to tell you, what a success the evening was, thanks to him. Not only was the music mixing exceptional, but the choices of music got all 92 attendees out of their seats dancing, even the grandparents (in their late 80’s). It was an unbelievable night and every request and timeframe was flawlessly executed. We couldn’t have asked for better. I would recommend DJ Idlemimd to any wedding couple or party planner. He was truly above and beyond all expectations. Thank you very much!"  -- Michael P.

The Wedding of Albert and Ann

This was my first wedding at the Bronx Zoo. The couple was very nice and have a bunch of amazing friends. They kept the dancing going all night. After the reception was over and I was all packed up, I got to drive around the grounds of the zoo at night. I even got a standing ovation from a bunch of seals.  

BAMStaff Summer Party (Back to the 80s)

After another successful season, BAMStaff can finally get their groove on. This year they decided to go with a "Back to the 80s" theme. So I broke out my Addidas suit, Kangol and Name-belt, and hopped on the set. To stay in character, I was even scratching like I did back in the 80s.


DJ Idlemind opens for John Forte at BAMCafé

Part of TransCultural Express and BAMcafé Live

A true musical multi-hyphenate, John Forté is a classically trained violinist, record executive, and Grammy-nominated solo artist who has contributed his songwriting and production talents to The Fugees, Carly Simon, Talib Kweli, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and many others. Acclaimed for his versatility and innovative spirit, he is currently recording a new album and writing a memoir to be published by Simon and Schuster.

This live performance follows the BAMcinématek screening of The Russian Winter, a film documenting Forté’s tour of Russia in 2011, and the opening night film of the TransCultural Express series Russian Cinema Now. He will be joined by international hip-hop artist SunSay and other musicians Forté collaborated with on his 2011 tour.

Directed by Petter Ringbom | 2012

With Petra Nemcova, Natasha Bedingfield, Raekwon, John Forté, Brian Satz

In this documentary, Forté—a producer of the legendary 1990s hip-hop outfit The Fugees—goes on a unique tour and humanitarian mission through Russia. While traversing the snow-shrouded landscape of a country in transition, he reflects on music, his time in prison for a drug conviction, and second chances.


The Wedding of Maria and Devon


This was an early wedding ceremony. Travel time was short so I arrived more than 2 hours before the start time. This is a beautiful venue with beautiful waterfront views both inside and out. The plan this morning was for an outside ceremony immediately followed by the reception. When I arrived, the venue had just opened, and they were still cleaning from the night before. They had the tables set up in such a way, that the normal DJ position had a guest table in it. That area has several isolated circuits and is set back from the dance floor with a wall behind it. They told me to set up on a small 4 foot table that was about 1 1/2 feet wide. I was only part way into the setup when they decided to change tables (and locations) again. I was less concerned with that and more concerned with the ceremony location. It wasn't raining, but it looked like it could happen an any moment, plus it was very windy. It wasn't until 45 minutes before the ceremony time, that the decision was made to have it inside. I was able to setup in the ceremony location with no problems; there was an elevator. The ceremony was a little delayed because the limousine had mechanical problems and another was dispatched. The intros and scheduled dances went well. I kept the pre-brunch mood low as I was asked. Once the formalities were take care of, with the permission of the new couple, it was party time. I started a dance set, at kept it going throughout the rest of the event. At the end I received hugs from the Groom, Bride and Grooms father.



Client:  Maria & Devon

Venue:  Giando's on the Water - 400 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Load In:  09:15

Start: 11:00

End:   16:00

Load Out:   16:45

People: 80


Main Speakers:  2 QSC K10

Subwoofer:   1 QSC KSUB

Control Surface:  Denon HC-4500

Mixer:   Rane MP25

Headphones:  V-Moda Crossfade LP

Computer:   15" MacBookPro - Serato ScratchLive 2.4.4

Lighting:  2 Chauvet SlimPar64, 2 Chauvet Mini Laser RBX

DJ Idlemind opens for Senegal Sensations, Abdou Mboup and Waakaw

DJ Idlemind opens for Senegal Sensations, Abdou Mboup and Waakaw

A key developer of the mbalax style of Senegalese dance music, multi-instrumentalist Abdou Mboup is a longtime ambassador of Senegal’s musical tradition. Having collaborated with the likes of Nina Simone, Harry Belafonte, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Afrika Bambaataa, Mboup, who performs with his new band Waakaw, marries jazz with a virtuosic mastery of the West African kora.

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