The electronic music scene in Buffalo is changing… in a good way. There was a time when you have to go to Toronto to catch top DJ’s, but over the last five years Buffalo has been pulling in some of the big guns, thanks to a number of new venues emerging, as well as a handful of local DJs and electronic music promoters pushing the envelope.
One local DJ by the name of Brandon Chase (founder of Igloo Music) has been doing his part to keep the electronic music scene alive and well in Buffalo. Chase says that the local scene is elevated at the moment.
“It’s more robust now than it ever has been,” says Chase. “Lots of new faces excited, who are really getting stuff done. There are also more local Western New York DJ/producers in the national spotlight now than ever before.”
Chase’s new outfit, Forever Young, is currently in the midst of going old school, with an 80s themed session at Iron Works.
“On Saturday August 24 it’s the Saturday Night Safety Dance with DJ Bueller from Sirius XM’s 1st Wave Channel,” says Chase. “There will be a continuous mix of 80’s new wave dance classics, featuring music that includes by Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Smiths, New Order, Devo, and Tears for Fears.”
DJ Bueller started collecting 12″ vinyl singles in the 80s and has been spinning 80s parties for the last two decades.
Not only will DJ Bueller, but one of Buffalo’s own – DJ 3PO – will be throwing down tracks. 3PO, who is based out of Buffalo, has toured the globe, playing to large audiences alongside prolific names in the business. Chase says that 3PO “will be starting the night out with a cocktail hour of 80’s remixes to warm it up proper.”
Chase told me that Bueller put one of 3PO’s tracks on his mix in the past, and he thought it would be a great start to the night.
“3PO (Chris O’Connor) and I used to throw amazing 80’s events at Off the Wall back in the day,” reflects Chase. “That’s where it started for me. Off the Wall was a bar and restaurant on Elmwood that I owned, along with my wife Cherie, where everything was for sale. It was actually our idea together to bring Bueller. We’re celebrating Cherie’s birthday at this event, with the intent of ‘bringing it all back’. Aaron Scofield aka DJ Bueller is a veteran club DJ, producer, musician and remixer. He has been remixing 80’s tracks for many years and that’s where his passion is. In the 90s he started a remix service called ‘Culture Shock’. Culture Shock supplies many of the remixes used in his mix shows today.”
Saturday Night Safety Dance w/ DJ Bueller of Sirius XM
Saturday, August 24, 2019
8 PM – 1 AM
Buffalo Iron Works | 49 Illinois Street | Buffalo, New York
Doors: 8:00pm | Show: 9:00pm