Skies were blue and the sun was out midday this past Sunday as Scooter trekked over to Lower East Side Business Improvement District’s DayLife street party. Orchard Street was closed to traffic, making way for retrofitted pushcarts with local merchandise. Boutique storefronts poured into the streets, as did dozens of delicious food vendors including Sons of Essex, Mission Chinese, Blue Ribbon Sushi, and The Meatball Shop.
Nearly 10,000 people were estimated to have enjoyed the food, outdoor games (ping pong, urban croquet, badminton, etc.) and music. One bite sized individual that attracted quite a crowd, was eight year old DJ Kai Song. He spun remixes of Gotye and Rihanna outside LES spot Tammany Hall. Scooter caught up with him after his set.
When did you first start DJing?
I’ve been DJing for as long as I can remember. We had a DJ set-up in the living room and whenever I wanted to hear music I would just turn that on and then I got more and more into it and my Papa started teaching me. My first gig was at age 3 at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan.
What artists do you love?
Adele, David Guetta, Tiësto, Nadia Ali, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex.
Do you get nervous?
No, not really.
What has been your biggest gig?
The PS 29 block party. This weekend was my 3rd year playing there. I was told there were over 1000 people.
Do your friends like your DJing?
A big yes!
How was the Lower East Side Sunday ‘funday’ gig!?
It was really fun. The whole event was fun, everyone was super nice and the food was so good. I loved the fried rice from Mission Chinese and I had a yummy ice cream sandwich.
Check out DJ Kai Song in action on Vimeo.
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