Next Friday, get ready for a night of bumping bass and heavy rhythms at The Hi-Fi in Fountain Square, Indianapolis. The popular venue will be featuring special guest performances by Indy locals DJ Action Jackson and DJ Limelight, along with Lemi Vice and Scott Matelic. If you’re already planning to attend, be sure not to forget your dancing shoes.
DJ Action Jackson
Black Friday this year is DJ Action Jackson’s birthday, and he plans to celebrate it the right way with remixes galore. The Indianapolis born-and-raised DJ has been a regular in the Midwest club scene for over a decade, and played more than 200 shows in 2015 alone. His Facebook profile states that, “…he is equally comfortable spinning hip-hop, EDM, indie rock, classics and everything in between”, so be sure to keep an eye out for the genre-benders coming your way. DJ Action Jackson has earned several awards for his work. Among these include the Red Bull Thre3style Qualifier Runner Up in 2013, and first place in the NUVO Best of Indy DJ in both 2015 and 2016.
DJ Action Jackson has performed along noteworthy acts such as Girl Talk, Soulja Boy, Talib Kweli, and many more. He also played in large festivals like Forecastle, Identity Festival, and The Indianapolis 500. To find out more about DJ Action Jackson, you can visit his Facebook page or website. You can also listen to his tracks on SoundCloud.
According to his website, DJ Limelight (Courtney Xavier) holds the longest running club DJ residency in Indianapolis. You might recognize him from the radio, or if you’ve ever been to a Pacers home game, where you can catch him deejaying. You can visit his website or Facebook page to learn more. And you can always listen to a track or two of his by visiting his SoundCloud page.
Lemi Vice is a DJ from Chicago who frequently works alongside Action Jackson. The two have collaborated on a number of tracks, and performed together multiple times. You can find out more about Lemi Vice by visiting his Facebook page, and listen to him on SoundCloud.
Scott Matelic is a former Indianapolis local who currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. NUVO wrote up a piece on the DJ/producer, claiming that, “As a beatmaker, Scott Matelic’s work in the early 2000’s set a standard of quality for hip-hop production in Indianapolis that has yet to be surpassed”. Although he now lives in New York, Matelic still maintains a close connection to Indianapolis. But you don’t need to hear it from me. All you have to do is visit Scott Matelic’s SoundCloud, and he’ll have you hooked.
As an additional treat to his fans, DJ ACtion Jackson’s Birthday Party on Black Friday will only have a cover charge of three dollars. You can’t beat that for a night of great music, and you aren’t likely to have another cheap show that features the same talent. The show at The Hi-Fi starts at 11:00 pm Black Friday night.