Local DJ brings pre-final fun to UAF

A group of girls rock out at the Club NYC Dance in the Hess Rec Center on Dec. 2, 2011. Fernanda Chamorro/Sun Star

Fernanda Chamorro/Sun Star Reporter
Dec. 6, 2011

The few weeks left of school are full of final exams and last-minute assignments, but UAF decided to give its students some motivation with a small break by hosting the Club NYC dance in the Hess Rec Center Dec. 2 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Alaska Universal Productions and the Davis Concert Hall provided the equipment for the lighting and sound. There were many lights in different colors, fog machines and speakers to produce a club ambiance. DJ Teja mixed many several kinds of music, mostly progressive, including house, dubstep and trance.

“I thought it went good, seemed like all the students had a great time and enjoyed the change and different kind of music, not just hip-hop,” DJ Teja said. “I also enjoyed the setup.”

Nonstudents were also allowed entrance and tickets were $10 at the door or $8 in advance. Resident assistants were ready to take action when necessary. 

“It was slow at first, but started getting exciting towards the end,” said 20-year-old UAF student Monica Eldemar, who came by herself but ran into friends.

Non-student soldier Michael Delano was not afraid to have fun. 

“It was crazy, people were jumping all over the place,” he said, adding that he wished a bit more hip-hop had been played.

“Finals are coming up and I wanted to have fun before I started studying,” 20-year-old Caroline Hoover said. Hoover showed up with a group of friends including Gabriella Sergie, 20, and Jerrilyn Andrew, 20.

DJ Teja, who took DJ lessons in NYC, will DJ at SPiN- Alaska’s Electronic Music Festival in Anchorage. He will definitely be back if Residence Life wants to have him back, he said. The founding of the Electronic Music Events (EME) club at UAF made it easier for him and other DJs to host events on campus.

“It was a really positive environment,” said Kaitlin Johnson, DJ Teja’s girlfriend. More of a laidback and calm environment than other dances.

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  1. Kaitlin Johnson says:

    Great article! You can learn more about DJ Teja, SPIN and other upcoming events as well as see pictures from Club NYC at the DJ Teja fan page on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dj-Teja-Fan-Page/130847993616282

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