Summer Events 2023
Summer is just a heartbeat away, time to pitch a tent and have a FAB event! Get in touch for your wedding, private/corporate event, product launch etc.
I will curate an awesome night of music for you! Talk soon, Cheers!
Happy New Year
Just a quick note to wish you ALL a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. Here's a little snap of my view on New Year's Eve at The Rumpus Room NYC. Packed night, great crowd w/a lot of positive energy in the room. Can't ask for more. I brought in 2023 with Lizzo's 'About Damn Time', seemed like the perfect song at the moment. Onward ... I have a good feeling about this year! Cheers everyone and Happy New Year!!!
Last week I found myself DJing a Studio 54 themed fundraiser Gala in RI at the Audrain Automobile Museum w/Jay Leno. Complete w/a momentary disco mosh pit! Allison Aronne did an amazing job as the event planner for the evening. The decor was gorgeous as well as fun, and the show was seamless. Just perfect.
A great time was had by all!
Have a lookie at these clips & photos from the evening, it truly was a night to remember!
Club Life @Ethyl's
I did a few super fun guest spots recently at Ethyl's Alcohol & Food on the upper east side NYC and had a blast. Thursday was all vintage throwback 60s, Saturday kickin' 70s-80s classic dance floor gems, and last but not least we hosted a full on drag show. Fun! Can I just say, after all these years, Madonna's Vogue still can trigger an impromptu party on the flip of a dime. Just have a look!
Don't forget to get in touch as I'm booking Fall/Winter holiday parties, private events and weddings. 🎧
Hello June Events !!!
After two years of trying to roll with all the stress the pandemic has thrown at us all (clients and vendors), we are finally getting back to having a little fun. It's about time!
June came in with a bang for me, back to back club, corporate events & weddings here in NYC and in Pittsburgh. Phew!!! As they say, feast or famine!!! But I gotta say, I met some of the nicest people this past week, and the vibe and energy at each event was off the hook, upbeat, and fun. At the end of the day, it's all about having a little (or lot) of fun! Onward.
Here's a few photos from this past week, and do get in touch to have me plan the music for your next event!!! Cheers!
#tbt Connecticut Wedding
Last summer, first wedding after lockdown, in a huge tent on a little mountain in Connecticut. Superfun gorgeous night
I got a text from my friend Sherryl the other day saying she saw this Japanese documentary on Al Kooper, and she was in the band at the time singing. In the middle of the movie was a section on NY Nightlife, and they interviewed a few owners of clubs, celebrities, and yours truly in my DJ Booth at the old China Club when it was on Broadway and 75th Street. This was the first time I had seen the video, and actually had no memory of even doing it!!! I've done so many news shows over the years, and have yet to see any of the clips, I guess I had just brushed it off. But, here's me with my curls saying a few words. Memories of me as a baby DJ!
Have a look
If you'd like to see the whole documentary, you can watch it here:AL KOOPER 'S 50TH BIRTHDAY LIVE 1994
2021 proved to be a challenging year. Just when we thought 2020 would be the peak of all we were going through, 21 came along and showed us we had more challenges yet to deal with. But through it all, I think many of us tried our best to keep our spirits up and get on with life. I'm praying that this last variant moves along quickly, and we can get back to getting together with each other and celebrate life and all the special occasions that need to be celebrated.
New Year's Eve was fun for me, and I once again proved to myself that I still have the energy of that Energizer Bunny, because I spun for 9 hours non-stop to a full dance-floor of happy people from all over the world. Rumpus Room was rocking. I decided to remain masked for the night and glad that I did as I made it through the holidays without getting sick.
I'm looking forward to this year, taking bookings now for weddings, corporate events, birthday celebrations, & other private events. Please reach out asap to make sure I have the date available to hold for you. Till then, all the best, and Happy New Year to you all. Stay Safe, & Stay Healthy!
Here's a couple of shots from New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve at Rumpus Room !!!
Let's spend the night together (as the Rolling Stones would say back in the day!!!) I'll be spinning up a storm tonight at Rumpus Room, down on the lower east side, 249 Eldridge St, right off Houston. The theme this year is disco, but I'll be bouncing through the decades with the best of what came out yesterday and yesteryear. Join me. 🥂
For those that can't make it, I wish you the best New Year ever. Cheers to 2022 being a little kinder to us all. Big love to you all 🖤🎧🖤
Co-hosting Martha Stewart!
#FBF, that time I got a call to be a guest on Martha Stewart's radio show on Sirius XM to speak on a special about weddings. Then I got a call to DJ that show live on air (at 5am). Then the producer rang me and said she'd love me to co-host the show! I told her I had never done anything like that before, but she said 'I have total confidence in you'. We hadn't even met yet, but I guess she knew me better than I knew myself at that time. I thought I'd faint from stress just thinking about it, but I pulled myself together and curated a killer playlist for this special show, along with a lot of fun stories and tips to make a wedding special.
I knew I'd never wake up to make it to a 5am call so I just did an all nighter and arrived early. Good coffee and adrenaline got me through this gig and it was a fantastic experience. I survived, and I have to say, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Sometimes the things that scare you wind up being the best experiences in life.
Here's a few photos below of me (still in my curly girl hair days), with DJ Dean Olsher and superstar designer Preston Bailey
About Last Night!!! Volare!
About last night...Sometimes it’s fun to go off menu, and throw on a random cool track to watch the dance floor go wild!!! 💃🏻🕺🏼 The Gipsy Kings version of Volare was just the right song at just the right time, peak hour at Ethyl's on the upper east side NYC. Great crowd, good fun.
I love doing these guest DJ spots around town in between my event/wedding work.
Wildlife Conservation Society
Guest DJ-ing Tonight!!!
Tonight, Oct. 15th I'll be headed uptown for a little 'Go Go Get Down' action, guest DJ-ing at Ethyls Alcohol and Food. It's a lot of fun, all vintage grooves, mostly 70s vibe. GoGo dancers too! Come on up and have a good time 🕺🏼💃🏻
New York Celebrity Wedding
I've never posted about this wedding before, but I happened to come across this news clip the other day totally by accident when looking for something else. It brought back a few memories, & thought I'd share this with you all as a little 'throw back Thursday'
Several years back I DJ-ed a wedding for the coolest couple, Sanja Banic and Sean Brosnan. Both are beyond creative, writers, directors/producers, & actors. I fell in love with them both upon our first conversation that lasted way way longer than most introductions. They were both gorgeous people, inside and out, and I was so jazzed they trusted me to be their DJ. Needless to say, their wedding reflected just how creative and beautiful they are in every way.
Sean's dad is Pierce Brosnan. Yes, Bond, James Bond! I have to say, when it came time for the father speech, let's just say it was eloquent, and heartfelt. The man knows how to give a speech, and let's face it... he's just way cool. The best man, Sean's best buddy Damion Anderson (son of Jon Anderson, lead singer of Yes) performed his speech with an acoustic guitar, which we set up during cocktail hour, and hid the guitar so it could be a surprise. My jaw literally dropped when I heard how stunning his voice was during soundcheck. He definitely has his father's pipes working in the mix. Total rockstar.
All in all, it was a lovely evening in every way, guests, decor, food and good vibes. Oh yeah, and the music was pretty smokin' too if I may say so myself!
When I'm not DJ-ing private events, from time to time, I do a few guest spots round town & it's always a lot of fun. Friday, Sept 24th, I will be headed back uptown to Ethyls Alcohol and Food on 2nd ave and 85th Street for a night of Studio 54 vibed Disco, Rare Grooves, Funk & Soul. It's my first time back there DJ-ing the GoGo Get-Downs since before lockdown, and I'm looking forward to busting a move. It's time.
If you're in the area, stop by, say hello, have a drink (or three), enjoy the comfort food menu (it's really good), and get your groove on. Oh, and there's GoGo Dancers on the bar too! It's a really cool vibe there 🕺🏼💃🏻
#TBT Culture Sushi
Some people do Spring Cleaning... I'm flipping the routine to the Fall. I've never realized how much paper I've stored away in folders over the years!
Time for a little Feng Shui I say...
I found this clip from Paper Magazine, back from the days I was still a curly headed vinyl spinning DJ at Webster Hall NYC. I had a fantastic run there for many years, spinning Psychedelic Thursdays, with an awesome loyal following, who rocked that dance-floor till the wee hours of the morning. Some of my fondest DJ memories were there.
It's so funny that I never really paid attention to who was in this little photo collage with me, and even funnier that a few of these fab peeps are good buddies. It's pretty amazing what will reveal itself when you start snooping round the clutter!
Booking NYC Holiday Events 2021
I spent the day at the beach today, and the holidays are as far from my mind as can be. But then I realized, it's only a couple of months till December! Hard to think about the holidays when I'm hanging on to summer for dear life!!!
But, with that said, I've just begun booking December holiday events, so please be sure to get in touch right here at www.djdinaregine.com and reserve your date. I promise you will have the best holiday event ever!!!
In the meantime, I'm hoping for one more beach day!!! Just one!!! 🏖
Below is a little 'Fall Back Friday' shot of me spinning a super-fun holiday party for Google in Tribeca a few years back
Vintage Vinyl Live Mixes!
Straight from the decks of various Manhattan clubs back in the late 80s-90s, recorded live to cassette, these are a few fun grooves of just about everything from Funk to New Wave, Rock, Motown, Soul and RnB. I've always been an 'open format DJ'... all over the map, and sometimes, in several languages! Keeps things interesting.
I recently found a suitcase filled with cassette tapes with live mixes on them, and figured I'd better upload them to a digital format before the cassettes totally disintegrated! A lot of memories were in that suitcase, that was also filled with thank you notes from customers over the years, written on napkins, paper plates, scrap paper and just about anything that had clear space to write on. It's an amazing thing in life, that a DJ can somehow just know what to play on a particular night, and somehow lift the weight of the world off of someone's shoulders, and free them to have a good time. Truly, being a DJ can be one of the most rewarding gigs in the world just for that reason alone. It's downright magical!
The photograph above (yes, I also spun 45's !!!) was taken downtown NYC at Heartbreak. The celebrity studded Monday nights were off the hook fun, and it never felt like a job. Well... almost never. I had a mad crush on Micky Rourke, and he came most every week to hang, and always dropped by the DJ booth to say hello. He truly was a modern day James Dean at the time. Sigh! On any given Monday night, you might see Cher, or Tom Cruise, or Bruce Willis hanging out in the booth with me. Players from the NY Mets, Rangers, and NY Giants were regulars, and Grace Jones occasionally stirred up a storm. Paul Stanley from KISS was always cutting a rug on Mondays, and just about every top model at the time could be seen striking a pose. There was as much of a party in the tiny little DJ booth as there was on the dance floor! To this day, Cher still gives a shout-out to Heartbreak at every show when she's on tour. Pretty cool. Curator/Promoter Frankie really pulled together a real eclectic Monday at Heartbreak 💔
Anyway, if you feel like bopping around your house this weekend and need a few fun playlists ... here are two links, one on Soundcloud and the other on YouTube. Have a listen to a snippet of a few nights from days gone by. I will be uploading new mixes as I find the time to get to it...
Enter the wayback machine here:
VINTAGE VINYL DJ MIXES on Soundcloud
DJ Dina Regine Vintage Vinyl Mixes- YouTube
The Roaring Twenties!!!
Considering how challenging 2020 and 2021 have been, it was a total delight to slip back to the 'other' 20's for an evening of fantasy and fun. This was an event at a private residence in NJ, decorated to the nines. All the guests came in proper 1920s attire, and rocked the vibe.
It was FABulous!!!
This party, which originally was to happen over a year ago, but due to lockdown had to be postponed, was ready to roar, roaring 20s style this past weekend. I pulled out one of my fav vintage Betsey Johnson dresses, and made a headpiece with a few accessories I keep around for events like this. I strung some long crystal beads around my neck, and I was good to go! I curated a playlist of some of my fav vintage grooves from the era to spin, and shared the bill with the fantastic Dandy Wellington band. The Carnarsie Wobblers danced up a storm, and taught their moves to all the guests. Everyone could Charleston by the end of the evening, and looked like they had been doing the moves all their lives! Oh, and did I mention there was a murder mystery happening too? Gangsters and all...
Special thanks to Jayne Doniger and Scarlett Entertainment for bringing me on this event, and I look forward to doing this again soon
Here's a trailer with a few highlights from the evening, photos & videos shot by me & Jayne Doniger
Everybody Dance Now
I didn't get around to posting this last summer, but I figure.... better late than never.
This was a feature in the NY Times by Leigh Crandall w/a compilation of tunes from various DJs about top tunes guaranteed to get guests dancing. My two top choices were 'Levels" and
"One More Time" to be added to the ever evolving list of classics to be played at weddings
Welcome to my virtual loft party, make yourself at home. I'll put on the kettle, pour a few, and order a pizza. I've many tales to tell, some fun stories, and lots of helpful hints to share to help ignite your imagination when planning a party, grand event or wedding. Stay tuned!