DJ BONICS

On top of a decade-plus working as a DJ and a radio host, [Philadephia-native] Bonics has been hip-hop superstar Wiz Khalifa’s tour DJ and music director for the past seven years – from South Africa to Saturday Night Live. When it comes to turntable technique, he’s a two-time Red Bull 3Style World DJ Championship finalist. “I’ve always taken DJing as a craft,” he said. “Turntablists like DJ QBert, who is also Filipino, made me really believe that there’s a place for Asian-Americans in hip-hop.”

Another key ingredient of his shows: Bonics shares some genuine feelings. After cueing up Chance the Rapper’s gospel-tinged “Blessings” at the top of a recent show, he continued with positivity: “Remember, if someone hates on you, that’s a reflection of them, not you.” He then laced together three straight from Kendrick Lamar to encapsulate the hip-hop community’s anticipation for his latest album, DAMN. It’s like that friend of yours with an amazing crate of records – obviously some Wiz exclusives – that he’s eager to share.

[GoMN, 4/13/17]

Past Shows


Apr
7
th
2019
Mainroom
Dec
23
rd
2018
Mainroom
Dec
23
rd
2018
Mainroom

Sophia Eris and DJ Advance

with DJ BONICS, NewBlackCity and SMOOTH 13's
Feb
1
st
2018
Mainroom
Feb
1
st
2018
Mainroom

Thursday Night Throwdown

A Big Ol' Funky Dance Party
with DJ Espada, Mike 2600, Jimmy 2 Times and more!
Jul
28
th
2017
Mainroom
Jul
28
th
2017
Mainroom

More Shows

Jul
25
th
7th St Entry

Guerilla Toss

May
24
th
Fine Line

Emo Nite

Apr
15
th
7th St Entry

Blake Rose

May
6
th
Fine Line

Teenage Fanclub