We’re excited to bring you another episode of Bodega Pirate Radio, recorded live from ComplexCon. This time around, we’re featuring our friend and extended Bodega fam, Derrick a.k.a. Tha Yellow R Kel from NYC.
Derrick is a talent booker and experiential events designer by day, and one of NYC's most sought-after DJs by night. He currently has 4 monthly residencies in Brooklyn and Manhattan and has started 3 separate event collectives. He hosts a bi-weekly radio show called One Giant Repost and is also part of the two-man nightlife programming team at Louie and Chan.
In the 4 short years he’s been pursuing DJing full-time, Derrick has built up a loyal following and has performed at Trillectro Music Festival 2017 (Wash. DC), Rinse.FM's Born N Bred Festival 2016 (London), Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2016, Sway in the Morning, Lincoln Center for "Yeethoven" 2018 and at the American Museum of Natural History. He's worked with brands like Red Bull, Nike, Levis, Google, Madbury Club and Boiler Room and has shared the stage with acts like T-Pain, Divine Council, Cousin Stizz, Trippie Redd and Awful Records. DJing has given Derrick the opportunity to travel overseas to London and Manchester, across the border to Toronto and Montreal, and has flown all over the US to spin (LA, Austin TX, Miami, Boston, Baltimore). Put it this way, our boy has been busy.
This year, he has plans to tackle Japan, China, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Berlin. Keep your eyes and ears open.
Tha Yellow R Kel LinksSoundcloud: soundcloud.com/fka-thayellowrkelTwitter & Instagram: @thayellowrkel