****RSVP HERE****

+++ NO COVER +++ 
10pm-2am @ Banzai Sushi & Cocktail Bar
(682 South Ave, next door to Lux)

Traveling coast-to-coast on his ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Tour - LA’s DJ A-Ko returns to Rochester on Saturday March 29th, touching down at Banzai Sushi.

His unique style blends true-school turntablist technique with the party-rocking multi-genre open-format style he helped pioneer in Rochester where he was voted ‘Best Club DJ’ by CITY Newspaper in 2008. 

He’s playing back-to-back with genre-clash style master general DJ Alykhan! Known for his eclectic yet tasteful sets, he delivers soulful nu-disco and dance-friendly indie jams, while slicing and dicing throwback rap, dancehall, and pop classics with ease and precision.

You can expect fun house-party vibes as they seamlessly blend everything from Motown to Madonna, and Wu-Tang to Weezer live and direct from the turntables.

Open-format anything-goes genre-clash dance party, no cover, and $3 wells all night with two ridiculously talented DJs - how can you go wrong?! 

P.S. the kitchen stays open (full menu!) until 1AM (in case you were wondering!)


Tycho’s Awake is like a soundtrack to a sunbaked road trip, capturing the inexplicable nostalgia one feels while imagining a new life in a new town.
Stream Awake from NPR Music’s First Listen.


Tycho’s Awake is like a soundtrack to a sunbaked road trip, capturing the inexplicable nostalgia one feels while imagining a new life in a new town.

Stream Awake from NPR Music’s First Listen.

Saturday 2/15: Ishmael Raps and Friends + DJ ALYKHAN at Sticky Lips BBQ

We are performing art-nouveau rap songs at a honky-tonk BBQ joint in the suburbs tonight.  Please pray for our safety.  ishmaelraps x djalykhan



A brief history of electronic music with #Roc based DJ and Producer rajmarathe

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whoah! my buddy Raj drops knowledge on DJ and Rave culture.  Check it out!

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Marvin Gaye x Yasiin Bey = Yasiin Gaye

DJ JAZZY JEFF: “We were excited, hopeful. It was the first year they were including rap, but we were disappointed because they weren’t going to televise the category. We ended up boycotting: Us, Salt-N-Pepa, Heavy D and some of the other nominees standing up for the right of hip-hop. We found out we won watching on television. Will and I celebrated, but it was bittersweet… It was surreal to think, ‘Yo, I have a GRAMMY. They’re going to give me one these that I’m going to sit and stare at all day — because I can’t believe I have one.’”

Corporate Holiday Party at Casa Larga

When I say “professional DJ” this is what I’m talking about. Tasteful event planning, comprehensive lighting, and incredible music from every genre and era mixed live and direct from the turntables. Get on my level. www.DJALYKHAN.com

The Struggle Is Real


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DJ’ing Alongside Buddy and Chris at Skylark

These two are a blast! Fun times all around.  Peace to all the DJ friends and brave Rochestarians that stopped by to support despite the blizzard-like conditions brewing outside. 

Class of 2014 Final Semester of College Kick-Off Party

Last night was crazy fun - DJ’ed the U of R class of 2014 semester kick-off party in Wilson Commons! Over 350 students in attendance, and I got to play everything from 90s rap-alongs to top40/House/Electro stuff and even some trap and moombahton! Also worth mentioning: the insane lightshow/stage set-up. Congrats Seniors!! #OneSemesterLeft

Homeboy Sandman on RapGenius

Super honored to have my writing featured on one of the coolest and most widely read blogs on DJ culture and electronic music, DoAndroidsDance.  It was a pleasure to write about the intersection of public health, DJ culture, subversive and problematic industry marketing practices, and the importance of harm reduction strategies and single-payer healthcare as a way to meet our complex and ever-increasing need for physical and mental wellness. 

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