The party of the year returns to Minneapolis this New Year’s Eve with NYE 2017: The Black & White Ball, inspired by Truman Capote’s masquerade ball in 1966. Held at the prestigious Hyatt Hotel and featuring 8 DJs in three rooms of nonstop disco, dance, funk, top 40, old school, house and soul, the elegant affair will be a not-to-be-missed night of dancing and dazzling spectacles.
Fans definitely won’t forget this year’s set by Prince’s official lifetime DJ, Brother Jules. A Minneapolis local, Brother Jules grew up in Minneapolis in the height of the ‘80s with his ears glued to 89.9 KMOJ FM. Beginning with DJ sets at Bernadette’s in uptown, Brother Jules had his first DJ gig at First Ave by the time he was 15. This led to an invitation to DJ Saturday nights at Glam Slam, a club owned and operated by Prince. The rest was history as Brother Jules and Prince grew closer in their fifteen year relationship that included six world tours and hundreds of afterparties. After Prince’s passing in April, Brother Jules toured the country sharing his last project with Prince, The Remix Experience. Throughout the years, his success has led him to work with other stars, too, such as Janet Jackson, Shaq, Oprah Winfrey, and P. Diddy. He also now has a show on the very radio station he was inspired by as a teen, KMOJ Radio in Minneapolis.
As for his New Year’s Resolution? Brother Jules hopes to keep his success going and make more money than he made in 2016. You don’t become Prince’s “official lifetime” DJ without that kind of drive. When asked what one of his favorite Prince moments was, Jules recounted broadcasting a New Year’s Eve set with Prince. We expect NYE 2017: The Black & White Ball to be another New Year’s Eve worth remembering.