Best Club DJ (2009)

Jimmy 2 Times

Jimmy 2 Times really knows how to rock a party rock a party—and if you think that last part was a typo, it's a crying shame you haven't seen Goodfellas. The lingo behind Jimmy's "Get Cryphy" party might need some explaining, too: "Cryphy" is the wild-child offspring of "Crunk" and "Hyphy," regional hip-hop styles that encourage getting raw and rowdy on the dance floor, and the super-hype soiree has been a huge success in First Avenue's VIP Room for more than a year. While Cryphy is Jimmy's bread-and-butter residency (the first Friday of every month), the city's number-one party DJ guests at other dance nights, too: BOMP! at the Bedlam (last Friday of every month), King and I Thai (funky Wednesdays), and Señor Wong (first and third Saturdays of every month). A typical J2T set puts up tunes by everyone from Naughty by Nature to MSTRKRFT, throwing in his own productions and blends (he just redid Motown legend Edwin Star's "Twenty Five Miles"). His favorite, though? "Next time someone plays 'Hypnotize' at a crazy party, look at the crowd and tell me that those first two bars isn't epic." Spoken like a true DJ.


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