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What's DJ Boomshot all about?
Clubs, Concerts, Events Wedding DJ Specialist Action Sporting Events
Experience
2004-2012 DJ for "Maui Slam" poetry/spoken word competition at various locations on Maui
2004-2006 Andy Irons' Vans Triple Crown title wrap-up parties: North Shore Oahu
2002-2005 Red Bull "King Of The Air" Kiteboarding competition and final wrap-up parties: Maui
2003 Red Bull RBX5 Surf Competition: Oahu
2002-2003 Paia Youth Center’s annual “Ride To Live, Live To Ride” surf competition: Maui
2001 Summer X Games: San Francisco
2001 Red Bull Ultra Cross Ski and Snowboard Competitions: Squaw Valley Ski Resort, CA
2000-2009 Numerous other Red Bull sponsored events throughout California
1998-2012 Countless corporate event parties (NBA, NFL, Nikon, Cannon, Adidas, Maui Jim, Mercedes Benz, Avon, IBM, to name just a few)
1998 -2012 Numerous other core sporting and lifestyle events which include competitions, skate park grand openings, fashion shows, etc.
1998-2000 Annual Spring Fling Big Air Competition: Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, CA
1996-2009 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival: Northern CA
1996 Annual Award Ceremony and Banquette for Nikon Camera Company
1995 Reggae Ambassador Worldwide Conference: Las Vegas, NV
1994-2002 Numerous on-campus events for California State University, Chico
1994-2002 Numerous on-campus events for Butte Community College
1994-2002 Numerous on-campus events for Sacramento City College
1994-2012 Weddings, Weddings, Weddings
 
Professional DJ Equipment
  • Bose L1 Tower Speaker System
  • JBL Eon 2 Powered Speakers
  • Technics 1210 MK5 Turntables
  • Pioneer CDJ 800 MK2 CD Players/Digital Turntables
  • Rane 62 professional DJ Mixer with /built-in Serato Scratch Live hardware
  • Shure Wireless Handheld Microphones
  • Shure Wireless Lapel Microphones
  • Various American DJ and Cheuvet dance floor lights

History

With over eleven years professional experience, Boomshot International Sound prides itself in paying close attention to detail and giving you the right selection of music for your occasion.

Boomshot International Sound offers the following DJ services for:
Background

It’s almost twenty years ago now that Jay Langworthy started Boomshot International Sound – his mobile, reggae-based sound system – after having hosted the Eugene, Oregon radio’s “Reggae Boomshot” (in Jamaican slang, the term “boomshot” literally means “number one song” or “hit song”, like a “shot heard ‘round the world”), which in turn led to him picking up the moniker DJ Boomshot... or just Boomshot to his friends.

After returning to California in the early ‘90’s, and a short stint of working as a professional reggae DJ (radio, club, mobile, and concert performances), Jay felt it was only natural to expand the format of the business to reflect his extensive knowledge, appreciation, and collection of all music genres, and to incorporate his passion and view of the turntable as being a musical instrument itself (not simply just a device with which to play back a song on a record). Countless hours at practice of scratching and beat juggling skills, added to his already flawless and seemless mixing and blending style, made him a formidable turntablist. An artform that he still spends countless hours working to perfect to this day. As Jay would say about being a turntablist and dj, "it's not only my profession, it's still my obsession".

Growing up in a family of professional musicians, he was given early exposure to greats ranging from Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, and Earth, Wind, & Fire, to Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, and much more. Naturally, this kind of diverse exposure of styles has led Boomshot to become a dj with a far reaching knowledge and appreciation of music.

Over these last eighteen years, DJ Boomshot has worked at countless nightclubs throughout California and Hawaii spinning Hip Hop, Funk, Rock’n Roll, Roots and Dancehall Reggae, Disco, Electronic music of all its various subgenres, and of course all your favorite Top 40 radio hits spanning the last five decades. In addition to the clubs, he has been of course also DJing his own Boomshot International mobile sound system, which he uses to play special events like weddings, concerts, festivals, gallery openings… Boomshot even provides music for action sporting events sponsored by Red Bull energy drink.

DJ Boomshot

In July of 2002, Boomshot relocated himself and his Boomshot International Sound to Maui to not only continue his own personal and artistic endeavors as a dj, but to also focus on a career as a wedding / special event DJ, and has since built a flawless reputation based not only on his knowledge of music, or expertise he uses to perform – but for his very professional and very friendly manner of business. In other words, DJ Boomshot is not just known for his skills, but has also become known for his consistently excellent service.

With a full list of music available from virtually every music genre, and a real sense of how it all works together, Boomshot International Sound is sure to leave a positive lasting memory of your special event.

Please click link to contact us: info@djboomshot.com


“DJ Boomshot, Jay Langworthy, is one of those rare few who can both mesmerize a radio audience with just his voice and exquisitely selected songs, and who knows how to keep a sweaty dance club crowd on their feet for hours. Jay’s encyclopedic knowledge of reggae, hip hop, and other music, enables him to reach the youth and the old school together. His Collection is one of the best I have encountered, broad and deep where it needs to be.

Jay is a most worthy addition to any club, to any radio station, and for concerts and events of all kinds. He has my deepest respect and I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

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Roger Steffens
• Founding Editor, The Beat Magazine
• Chairman, Reggae Grammy Committee
• Co-author of “Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer” and “The World Of Reggae”
• Owner, International Reggae Archives





 

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