What is a Genre?
The Advantages of Open-Format DJing
Using Key and Tonality to arrange your set.
Setting points in the songs to mix into different genres.
Building open-format sets that will engage a crowd from start to finish.
Big Bear – DJ, Event Producer, Filmmaker (Boston, MA)
Brian “Big Bear” Karanja is a Boston-based DJ, Event Producer and
Filmmaker from Nairobi, Kenya. He began DJing over 7 years ago after
falling in love with art right out high school. He’s first love, hip
hop, helped him develop his skills on the turntables while DJing
everything from family events to friend’s weddings. Now that his love
for music has expanded into various genres, Big Bear’s sound has grown
into what can be described as an international vibe. The sound that he
has developed has taken him far to showcase his skills. Having DJ’d
in various cities in different countries and for crowds that range
from the intimate to the enormous.
Big Bear now represents a group of creatives from different
backgrounds named CLLCTV BOSTON. Together they are looking to foster
and document the creative culture in Boston. They created “The Wave
Boston”, a once-month dance party held during the day, which was
awarded 2015’s Best of Boston – Best Dance Party by Boston Magazine.
Through CLLCTV BOSTON, Big Bear is looking to help show Boston’s
creative and cool side to it’s citizens and the outside world.
Big Bear is also a resident DJ at Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge, MA;
and a resident DJ at A// Good (Pronounced All Good), a once-a-month
dance party held at Good Life Bar in Boston, MA.
You can find more info about Big Bear at djbigbear.com.