My first track out on Traxsource.
Microphone Fiend - The Administer Edit
By Mona Bode' and Dr. Thiza. Cop all three mixes for the discount!
DJ Discdolo cutting up Funk, Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop live! Click on the link.
We'd like to welcome my man DJ Discdolo to the DJ Administer blog team. This man is a world traveler, an avid digger and collector of rare jazz and funk as well as a longtime friend of mine. Make sure you subscribe to catch his weekly Ustream and other updates from his lab and around the globe. 
Check his twitter here. 
Recently I've come across a few issues using Rane SL boxes with my computer and other peoples.  I had an issue one time where I couldn't get Serato to actually start, not knowing that the SL1 box I was connected to was a USB 1.0 device which (because of the specs of a Core I series computer) is incompatible with my machine.  Imagine showing up to a gig and not being able to perform because you can't figure out a "simple" hardware issue.

Luckily, I also use Traktor and a controller so I wasn't left completely in the lurch.  After I got home, I got online, determined to solve this problem.  I searched forums and tech guides and eventually found out that USB 1.0 devices will not work properly on Core I series computers with USB 2.0 or higher specs.  This is why the SL1 was discontinued.

Continuing to research, I finally discovered a solution (and a simple one at that) to the problem.  A USB 2.0 hub will allow the SL1 to be read by the computer.  I haven't had the issue since.

Another thing I discovered is that Serato should always be installed and run in Administrative mode.  The program takes priority over the audio system, reading and writing to the hard drive (file permissions come into play here), a certain amount of memory and the processor.  Another issue that this will help resolve is driver installation and sound card recognition.  Rane SL boxes will not start up unless the drivers have been installed with elevated privileges and the software must be installed or started the same way in order for them to work properly.  Installing the software in this way will avoid any issues but if you have already installed the software as a user then simply start the software in Administrative mode and the issues will  be resolved.

These 2 tips have helped me get up and running with minimal effort and I haven't had issues since I adopted these techniques.  I hope it helps you... Peace.
Forgot to post this one. Check out @TeamCapone and DJMarioHarlem on Facebook for pics and video of the event.

Harlemville Variety Show At The National Black Theater in Harlem Sunday December. 28 2014 
If you missed it this Sunday, you missed one hell of  a show feature some of Harlem's brightest poets, singers and dancers (Blue, Imani Scott, Brother Earl, Mona Bode, BeThePoet, Luc, Wawa Washington, Kim B, D. Holmes, Juriel Alexander, Black And White Cookies, Kay Kizi'ah, LeeOlive Tucker, Scott Ghetto Jedi, Calvin Booker).  Make sure you stay tuned for next months event by SistahsBlackLikeMe Productions... FACES.  Tickets will be available soon.

So I haven't really posted in a while so here's what I've got going on this week.  If anything changes, I will update further.  Please come out and support.  It's not just myself.  I'm working with some very talented people.

12/2 - Moca Lounge 2210 Frederick Douglas Blvd. Harlem NY.
              I'm DJ'ing from 6pm-9pm and then from 9pm to Midnite
                  Erotic Poetry Slam Hosted by Matt McCoy and
Jimique Straker begins.
                  New Poets as well as the resident Jedi's/Siths:
                  Mona Bode - (MonaBode Her Way)
                  David Roberts aka D-Black (Linked-In)
                  Brother Earl (Poemography)
                  Anthony Daniels aka Thirsty

You can check out more poetry by these talented folks here at Mic Fiends!
The kitchen will be open and drink specials are available.
There is no cover but there is a two drink minimum.  If you want a seat, GET THERE EARLY!!!

12/2 In the L.E.S. at Skinny 174 Orchard Street
BEMD Productions presents Open Turntables from 5pm - 2AM
I'll be on from 1AM - 2AM but if you're in the neighborhood and want to hear a nice collective of DJ's do their thing, come out early and check'em out.  I don't know what I'm spinning tonight (maybe Hip-Hop, maybe house, maybe electro... who knows!?!) but it'll be fun.  I hope to see you there.

12/4 WOW Cafe Theater 59-61 East 4th St.
The Incredible, Edible, Akynos Presents THICK
A Cabaret/Burlesque show featuring women of the "Thick" variety.  It's fun... come through.
There is a bar available to quench your thirst!
$20/adv general admission - $25/door
$30 for 2 ($15 each)
$48 for 4 ($12 each)

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Stay tuned for more updates!

This afternoon starting at 4PM we have some great DJ's coming out to close out Halloween 2014 at LP & Harmony in Williamsburg (click on the DJ links below for more info).  Along with a Costume Contest for a free massage from Giveaways and a Surprise Special Guest, it's gonna be a great afternoon.  

Take the L train to Grand Street and Walk three blocks south.
DJ Mike Marquez 
Spinning House Classics

DJ Bone Intell
Spinning Hip-Hop & Trap

Spinning Electro, Bass and Everything In-Between

DJ Administer
Spinning Funk, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, Latin and more.

Spinning 90's Hip-Hop & R&B Classics

I'm back at it again with JP, Matt and the Erotic Poetry crew tonight from 6pm-12pm. Show starts at 9pm and the kitchen is open.  21 & Over.  ID a must.  See you there.  2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (8th Ave & 119th St.)  Free Admission, 2 Drink Minimum. Casual attire.