For this episode of Stark Reality we roll the red carpet out to Queens and rapp with Stephen Barr aka DJ Huggy Bear. Stephen is a native NYer who grew up in South Ozone Park, when NYC was a slightly different place then it is today. Besides music of course we talk about his collection of vintage toys from cartoons he grew up on in the 80s, working as a bouncer for a decade before DJing at hot spots like Marquee, the organization aspect of being a DJ, handling requests, playing to your audience in pro gigs, dealing with very fickle / short attention span crowds, going to see other DJs, clubs and parties like APT and Mobile Mondaze, how the current rents in NYC are changing the crowds and the vibe, throwing your own parties, and how to keep from getting burnt out on DJing. Stephen is top ppls, one of the nicest dudes in the biz.
He also gives us a nice mix of disco, edits and classics to accompany the interview. To hear this exclusive masterfully mixed playlist, go to Episode 58 of Stark Reality.
To check out more of Huggy Bear’s dynamite mixes, click HERE!