DJs host virtual parties amid pandemic

Posted at 10:41 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 11:41:58-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — DJs love music, and more importantly they love sharing that music with the world, something they have not been able to do lately.

We've all heard the term house party, but with COVID-19, a house party has taken on an entirely new meaning. They're called virtual dance parties- DJs going live on the ones and two's from their home to yours.

"My overall style has evolved to very interactive, so the only difference now is that I'm interacting with what I see in the chat threads," said DJ Vince Adams. "Everybody loves recognition, so I am still able to connect with people, but that has changed to a virtual situation."

Adams says although you may be home alone, you can still party with the world.

"R&B , hip-hop, reggae, afro-beat. I really like the universal ones because it gets everyone involved," he said.

People by the thousands join in on the party, but he says this really isn't new to him.

"I would actually take my computer out the club, and people could live stream and see me live," Adams said. "It is something that I have done before, but now that we are social distancing it is becoming our new normal."

He adds that after all this is over, this could evolve the way we celebrate.

"It might be normal to have a party at night from 9-11 in your home and invite everybody from across the county and everyone is celebrating you and a special occasion," he said.

With families being at home, he's found a way to let them spend quality time together.

"Early in the day allows people to have a good time, spend time with families, having fun with kids and grand kids. Everything that I play is family friendly," he said.

Connecting the world, one beat at a time, his virtual house parties usually last about three and a half hours.

And as they are not working at a club, and not making a salary, people usually donate or tip if you will, money to them via Cash App, Venmo, Zelle or PayPal.