Together with Shervin Rezaie, I formed .Doc.Rez. x Tanhands. The project started as a DJ duo, but quickly developed into event producers/promoters/hosts and art curators/dealers.
As DJs, we were two dudes that just wanted to host events with our friends, make new friends, and have an impact on the community we live in, all while listening to a variety of feel good music. Our fans know we carefully and obsessively make our music selection cater to the feel of the night. You’ll recognize us as the two kids having the most fun behind the turntables, laughing and high-fiving all night long. We performed at various venues including Mr. H at Mondrian Soho, Max Fish, Lorenzo’s, as well as pop-ups for Steven Alan and launch parties for Irving Bottle.
Together with Donna Cocktail Club, we put on a series of events celebrating local art, music, and community called Small Change. Understanding that the City is constantly changing and recognizing the importance of having an active role in the cultural evolution of our community, we created Small Change for our City’s smaller players and dreamers to come together, support one another and cultivate the change we want to see in our community. Over the span of several months, we showcased the works from five New York City artists (Hula, Netz, Foote, Cool Cool NYC, and Hair Barrels). Each artist had a solo or collaborative show at Donna. We created sets to compliment the artists’ work and, with the help of Donna’s carefully crafted libations, progressed the nights into celebrations of our community. We curated the art at Donna and handled all sales of the work. The inspiration for Small Change came in large part from Killer Mike, of Run The Jewels, and his response to the political issues facing our nation. Consistent with his constructive criticism regarding today’s society, is a constant call for individuals to take responsibility, engage in their local community and be part of the change you would like to see. Today, New Yorkers are far too familiar with the fear mongering of gentrification and the often-echoed complaints that things were better the way they once were. Small Change is here to say the hell with that! The City will change, it’s alive, it’s inevitable and that’s one of the reasons why we all moved here. Small Change represents a group of individuals who refuse to dwell on how great things once were, and instead choose to celebrate how great things will be.