You can expect to hear a worldly selection of dance, hip hop, electronica and rock music from DJs who play locally to Atlantic City and Chicaco every Sunday at Yunkers in Manayunk. But you will not hear any top 40s tunes. Sunday night at Yunkers is the time for DJs who gig regularly to play what they want, instead of what the crowds expect from them when they’re working.
Tim Weyner, who performs as DJ Daily, devised Sundays at Yunkers as a night where he and other DJs could relax and play music they normally don’t have the chance to play while they’re on the job, and in the company of other DJs and people who work in the food and beverage service industry.
“We wanted it to be a good outlet for DJs to show case what makes them unique as a DJ,” says Weyner.
This Sunday’s SINdustry party kicks off their summer season with 12-hours of live DJs beginning at 2 in the afternoon.
Q Ball, who performs in the Bloodhound Gang, is among the DJs set to perform. He’s preparing a set of classic rock for Sunday’s SINdustry party.
“We got some America, some Steely Dan, everything we can think of from Billy Idol, some cool remixes of songs like ‘Rock the Casbah’,” says Q Ball, whose real name is Harry Bean.
Bean, who lives outside of King of Prussia, has performed at Yunkers since its days as Tonic under its previous owners six or seven years ago.
“The inside hasn’t changed much, but they updated the equipment in the DJ booths,” says Bean. “It’s not one of those snobby uptown places.”
Yunkers is also cultivating the next class of DJs by opening its sound booths to young DJs with a party every four to six weeks called “the come up”. It’s hosted by 20-year-old Chris Rivera, who is performing this Sunday, and Weyner.
“It’s always a good chance for the newer guys to come out and meet the veterans who play on a regular basis,” says Weyner. “It’s cross talent and good opportunity for people to meet people who they wouldn’t normally meet.”
This SINdustry Sunday event includes $6 Malibu buckets all day, no cover, and the musical talents DJ Daily, Aiden SCott, Q Ball, N9ne, DJ Hish and Chris Rivera.