The Sound of Music
From Notes on a Party
As with most industries, being a true insider means that you have some pretty connected friends on speed dial. When it comes to the world of events, that person is Karrie Goldberg, who has created a name for herself as the go-to-girl for those looking for the best venues in the city.
Now she has expanded her services with The Kagency which represents some of the world’s best musical talent including Duran Duran drummer, Roger Taylor; acclaimed DJ Nicolas Matar (of the award winning club Cielo); Aaron James; Timka and supermodel turned DJ, Eve Salvail.
We caught up with our friend Karrie (pictured here) to ask her about the launch of The Kagency’s new web site (which actually lets you listen to demos for each DJ) and her ongoing love affair with music.
Why did you start The Kagency?
Unofficially, I started the Kagency about 3 years ago because I was constantly being asked by people which DJs they should book for their private parties. I kept referring work to the DJs that I liked and, eventually, they all started to ask me to arrange their bookings for them.
Have you always been involved with music?
Music has always played a huge part of my life. My first concert was David Bowie (when I was in sixth grade) and I stood in awe of the man. After that I was begging my father for tickets to Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Ziggy Marley, Prince and many more. I grew up in Chicago and regularly sought out new talent/music, so I would sneak into clubs from the age of 16 to see Basement Jaxx, Doc Martin, Frankie Knuckles, Junior Vasquez and Louie Vega. I guess I was sort of a groupie, always wanting to hang out with the DJs and artists. Now I get to work with all of them!
How important is a good DJ at an event?
Music sets the tone for any environment, so having a DJ that can read the room and create the right atmosphere is a key element to any event.
What is on your iPod right now?
Groove Armada (Sound Boy Rock), Cinco (Cielo’s 5th Anniversary CD), Voices & Visions (Defected/Copyright), Martin Solveig (Rejection), Blackbox Recorder (School Song) and Dennis Ferrer (Church Lady)
To book a DJ for your next event, visit The Kagency (www.thekagency.com) or call 646-873-4999.
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