This New Year’s Eve, immerse yourself in the opulence of a bygone era brought to life at NYE 2017: The Black & White Ball. Mingle like the stars of 1966 as you dance to the sounds of the Twin Cities’ top DJs with three rooms of disco, dance, funk, top 40, old school, house and soul at the recently renovated and superbly stunning Hyatt Regency.
As a part of the evening’s notable line-up, DJ King Otto will be spinning the jams for NYE 2017: The Black & White Ball. On a daily basis, King Otto brings bygone eras back to life through his impressive vinyl collection. King Otto is part of national DJ crew Hot Peas & Butta, opened for Public Enemy and Sir-Mix-A-Lot in the ‘90s, has DJ’d at parties all around the world, and really knows how to get a crowd going. It all started in Seattle circa 1985 when he would call into the local rap show and pick up all the tips he could from Nasty Nes, the DJ of the first all-rap radio station on the West coast. A few years later, King Otto’s vinyl collection started taking shape when he started producing. Originally intended for sampling tracks, that vinyl collection would make any audiophile’s head spin these days. As of late, the 45 has become King Otto’s favorite. He considers them the closest you can get to physically holding music but also simply fun. Likewise, it’s not all about fame for King Otto. His dream residency is just playing his 45s in a dingy bar on a weekly basis–just a great place for people to vibe out on quality music.
In the coming weeks, get your good vibes on with DJ King Otto every other Wednesday at Nightingale or second Saturdays at Honey for his long-running feel good night called SLAPS–going strong since 2010, and get ready for his new residency at Domo Gastro starting in the new year. Definitely don’t miss King Otto as a part of NYE 2017: The Black and White Ball’s all-star DJ line-up, or you might as well just leave town.