This week on the BDThursday Podcast, we feature Artie V’s Summer 2010 House Essentials Mix.
Artie V. has a serious passion for music and djing. He started his career and his first gig in the year 2000 in Somerville, MA at Hannah’s. Even in a smaller venue, Artie’s style and skills to perform a flawless house and electro set had the ability to pack the dance floors as well as big name Boston DJs.
After Hannah’s, Artie started spinning at local bars in his hometown of Taunton, MA but knew his skills weren’t appreciated here and wanted more than anything to be in downtown Boston!!
Artie’s first big break came in 2003, when he was asked to cover for another dj at the Blarney Stone in Boston, MA. Needless to say, he rocked the house and that one night turned into a four year residency with a packed house every weekend! This time really allowed Artie to master the art of spinning and paved the way for bigger venues down the road.
As Artie continued to build his resume and network from this gig, he was asked to dj at other locations in downtown Boston. He started to frequently spin at The Harp, Ned Devine’s, Tavern in the Square and McFaddens – truly showing his ability to spin across multiple genre’s and for various types of crowds.
It was In 2006 that Artie’s DJ career turned from him seeking gigs to his talents being sought after. Artie was contacted through myspace to dj at a newly renovated Kitty O’Shea’s. He was asked to take on a new residency and was eventually promoted to Resdient DJ and Booking agent responsible for entertainment at Kitty’s.
Most recently, in 2010, Artie has also landed a bi-weekly saturday night residency at Sanctuary, Boston where you can see him tearing up the turntables spinning playing Top 40 Mashups and Club remixes.
Even though he’s certainly gained the recognition of his peers and the Boston nightlife, Artie’s still hungry and always looking for new opportunities to showcase his skills.
Resume of Venues:
The Roxy | Rise | Aria | The Exchange | Upperbar | Shine lounge | Purple Shamrock | An tain | The sky bar | Bar 908 | Club x | Cape | The fish co (ri) | The Complex | Metropolis | Club Hell
Contact info: Artie Vieira
Demo Mixes: http://www.djartiev.podomatic.com