This New Year’s Eve, channel the stars of the famous 1966 Black and White Ball while partaking in the best party of the year. Larger than ever before, NYE 2017: The Black & White Ball will be held at the gorgeously renovated Hyatt Hotel and feature three rooms of disco, dance, funk, top 40, old school, soul, and house from top Twin Cities’ DJs.
With big resolutions and even bigger parties just around the corner, there’s no better time to get to know Jay “Strangelove” Tappe. DJ Strangelove has been active in the local dance music scene and starting parties since the late ‘90s. Back then, seeing Terry Mullan play at a rave lit the fuse for what has become decades as a DJ for Strangelove. He picked up turntables, a mixer, and speakers and got to work, practicing every day in his bedroom for a year until he was ready to play in front of a crowd. His first gig was no small party either–this set at First Ave’s 7th Street Entry led to Saturdays at First Ave, Mondays at Mpls Cafe, and slew of gigs for years to come. Now, Terry Mullan is still a source of inspiration, and Strangelove hopes to continue traveling the world to spread the love and joy of music.
Get stoked with DJ Strangelove at NYE 2017: The Black & White Ball. With a lot of hard work and positivity, DJ Strangelove made it happen. Like he says, “I can’t believe I do this for a living. It’s a great feeling being able to live out your dreams.” This New Year’s Eve, dance the night away to Strangelove’s funky, uplifting set, and get inspired by this local DJ’s good vibes.