Vinyl, Cuts, Blends
Old school hasn’t been this cool since high tops and Ray Bans came back in style.
As two of Charleston’s only DJs who perform exclusively on vinyl, Hunter Bazaco and Tony Mele set themselves apart in the Holy City’s emerging DJ culture. And mixing beats old school style for a new generation of Charleston hipsters is what the duo lives for.
“Down here, everyone just wants to have fun,” says Bazaco, who recently left Atlanta to come to Charleston.
It’s that laid back Charleston style that makes the DJ pair so accessible to their audiences. Bazaco and Mele are simply in it to entertain their crowd.
“We just want to introduce someone to something they haven’t heard before,” says Mele.
The DJs’ sets blend together the sounds of new and old, all with that trademark vinyl scratch. Listen to their set on any given Saturday night, and it’s easy to hear why the crowd gets so into it.
“We’d cut in classical if we could make it work,” Bazaco says.
And boys, once you do that…you can be sure we’ll be listening.
Catch Hunter and Tony scratching on any number of Saturday nights across the Holy City, or if you can’t wait to track them down, the duo’s mixtape can be found at Suite Sole (47½ Spring St).
Story by Caroline Millard
Photos by Matthew Morse