Nov 20

A-Trak at MIXX November 29

A-TrakAlan Macklovitch, better known as the master DJ A-Trak, has pretty much had things his own way since winning the DMC World DJ Championship in 1997 at the age of 15. That’s what you call making a career entrance.

Since then, the question isn’t what has the 32-year-old DJ done, it’s what hasn’t he done?

Win all three major DJ competition titles (DMC, ITF and Vestax)? Did that.

Developed his own notation system for scratching? Did that

Started his own record label (Fool’s Gold Records)? Did that too.

Become the personal tour DJ for an act like Kanye West? Uh-huh.

Become a street-wear icon by collaborating with Nike, New Era, Kidrobot, Zoo York and pretty much every other designer getting any notice? Yep.

Produced a ton of hit singles and remixes? That too.

You may be noticing a trend here. Still, A-Trak hasn’t done everything—close, but not yet, However, he will be spinning at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa at MIXX along with Carlos Melange on November 29. The appearance comes just days after the scheduled release of his newest single, Push on November 25.

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Nov 7

MakJ at mur.mur Mondays November 10

MAKJBorgata Nightlife’s mur.mur Mondays prove that the party never has to stop even if the weekend does.

Meanwhile DJ MakJ (aka. Mackenzie Johnson) has taken his art of partying around the world. His creativity and diversity have gained him the praise of an army of performers for his originals, edits, bootlegs and remixes.

So imagine when the two ever come together. You know, DJ MakJ playing at mur.mur Mondays.

It’s happening November 10.

All of Borgata’s DJs know how to keep a party going, but there’s no question that MakJ brings a fascinating background with him. At 15 he was a race car driver in China. At 17, he was in the U.S. spinning.

Now he’s a successful producer and radio host. And per his website, 2014 Has already seen MAKJ release “Let’s Get F*cked Up,” a huge collab on Ultra with megastar MC Lil Jon, as well as “DERP,” a collaboration with his good friends Bassjackers.

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Oct 24

Halloween Costume Contests at Borgata Nightlife Start Oct. 27

halloween-costume-contestsThere’s a definite art to the perfect Halloween costume. You want to stand out and get noticed, but at the same time you don’t want to wear what everyone else is wearing.

Or maybe you do, which is fine. The sexy nurse, or sexy witch or buff superhero costume always works and usually gets you noticed. But it’s not like the old standbys are going to win a Halloween costume contest on originality are they?

But wait. Costume contest, you ask? Would that be Halloween costume contests at Borgata Nightlife?

Why yes. This year Borgata Nightlife is holding … wait for it … six different Halloween contests at our nightlife venues and giving away cash prizes and overnight stays at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

It starts out at mur.mur Mondays October 27 for a kind of pre-Halloween costume extravaganza. First prize is $1,000 with a second prize of free bottle service and an overnight stay.

On Halloween night—which conveniently is a Friday night this year—Borgata Nightlife has three costume contests with one each at mur.mur, MIXX and Gypsy Bar. First place is $2,500 at MIXX and mur.mur with free bottle service and an overnight stay for second. At Gypsy Bar, first prize is $1,000 with a $250 bar tab and reserved table for second place.

Finally, on Saturday, November 1, MIXX and mur.mur both hold contests again with first place winning $2,500 and free bottle service and an overnight stay for second.

Check out Borgata Nightlife’s full Halloween schedule.

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Sep 17

Back to School Party September 20 at MIXX and mur.mur

back-to-school-partyIt’s September, and across the country colleges are back up and running for a new semester. That’s classes, exams, dissertations and long discussions on the existential nature of mankind.

Of course, there’s also a lot of friends, parties and general fun having, which, who knows?, may very well be the existential nature of mankind in the first place. You know, life’s a party.

We at Borgata Nightlife can’t tell you if all of life’s a party, but it certainly helps spruce up the last summer weekend of the season. So, this Saturday, September 20, we’re having a Back to School Party at our nightclubs MIXX and mur.mur.

That includes a $1,000 giveaway—$500 each at each club—to, you know help with books and other college essentials. (You must have a My Borgata Card to enter.  See a nightlife representative at the club to apply.)

Music will be presented by Jesse Marco at mur.mur and Anthony Pisano at MIXX.

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Aug 20

DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss at mur.mur August 22

DJ MOS and KissBorgata Nightlife is pretty proud of offering the best line-up of resident DJ’s at our Borgata clubs MIXX and mur.mur that you’ll find, well, pretty much anywhere in the country.

And that’s why we’ve been introducing you to them on this blog with our trademark set of “introduce you to our DJs” set of questions.

Well, today, we have something special. We’re going to introduce you to two—count’em two—of our resident DJs.

Yes, yes, it’s pretty exciting, but there’s a reason for our madness. On Friday, August 22, at mur.mur, DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss perform together (with DJ Renzo) starting at 10 pm.

Really, the two just decided they wanted to work together. They’re both resident DJs here at mur.mur and they just said “Hey, let’s jam together.” No other reason.

Well, except that they are married. So maybe that too.

Still, for Borgata Nightlife lovers it’s a chance to check out two of our finest DJs in one spectacular night.

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Aug 6

The Borgata Nightlife Interview: DJ Ruckus

DJ RuckusMost of Borgata Nightlife’s resident DJ’s are in demand, but how many can claim to be the most sought after DJ in the world?

One—DJ Ruckus.

Well, at least according to GQ, which dubbed him “the most sought after DJ in the world” and it’s pretty easy to see why. DJ Ruckus plays more than 180 shows a year, is a resident DJ in nightclubs around the country including exclusive destinations in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Atlantic City (at MIXX at Borgata) and Atlanta and has played private shows for celebrities including Adrian Brody, Christina Aguilera, Diddy, Magic Johnson and Steven Tyler.

He also provides the music at exclusive parties for corporate clients including Calvin Klein, PlayStation, Prada and Virgin and fashion shows and film premiers around the world.

It all started when he received some turntables for his 14th birthday. In just a couple of years he was headlining at some of the biggest clubs in his native Miami and playing private parties for Diddy in Morocco.

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Jul 24

Celebrate National Tequila Day at Borgata

Gypsy-blogToday, July 24, is the day we all bow down and salute the wonder that is the blue agave plant.

Yes, the blue agave plant, a spiky-leaved plant that grows well in regions of Mexico where the red volcanic soil helps the plant produce the sugars (the agave is classified as a succulent) that make it so ripe for distilling. You know, like the region close to the town of Tequila.

That’s right, today is National Tequila Day and that can mean only one thing. Time for a toast.

And we at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa know a little something about tequila. In fact it’s a specialty of the house at Gypsy Bar, the best stocked tequila bar in Atlantic City offering up everything from blanco tequilas to Anejo tequila. Check out Gypsy Bar’s drink menu.

But it hardly stops there as you can get some of the finest tequilas in the world at other Borgata bars such as the Long Bar and the Sunroom Lounge and Sunbar—and pretty much everywhere else at Borgata.

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Jul 23

Meet Borgata DJ Paul Castro

Paul CastroThe secret to the success of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s nightlife venues isn’t much of a secret—we have the best DJs in the business. Not just Atlantic City mind you, but anywhere.

Sunday’s resident MIXX DJ Paul Castro just makes that point even clearer. And he may be the ultimate A.C. DJ having moved here as a teen after growing up in Colombia. Castro, who goes with his own name rather than adopting a DJ moniker, has been spinning in southern New Jersey since the late 90s.

Castro—who also appears at Izakaya Mondays—revels in an old-school style designed to get the club to explode. In part of our series of Borgata in-house DJ interviews, we asked Paul some questions about his career, his influences and what you can expect when he takes over the nightlife sounds at Borgata.

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Jul 15

A Conversation with DJ Politik

DJ PolitikWe’ve been introducing you to Borgata Nightlife’s stellar line-up of DJs and today we turn to one of the most versatile open-format DJs in the country: DJ Politik, regularly seen at mur.mur at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Politik was born and raised in Los Angeles and is known for his energetic, eclectic, and tasteful style of spinning records and is a go-to DJ for anyone looking for the perfect balance of top-40, hip-hop, house, indie dance, rock, pop & classics.

DJ Politik, the son of a successful Russian pop singer has been in the studio with his mom since an early age and took up DJIng in the ‘90s. At just 16, he began working in Hollywood and cites DJ AM, Samantha Ronson, StoneRokk, Adam 12, and DJ Vice as major influences on his style.

He now holds local residencies in L.A., Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Chicago and here in Atlantic City.

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Jul 11

Win a Jeep Wrangler from Borgata Nightlife

Nightlife Jeep SweepsSo you’re an adventurer, a club goer, a child of the nightlife, a monster on the dance floor … you know, you love to party.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa appreciates you and wants to see you moving on the floor at MIXX and getting VIP service at mur.mur (and for that matter all of Borgata’s nightlife options).

So we’re giving you a shot at a new ride.

From now until September, every time you present your Nightlife Rewards card at MIXX, mur.mur and Gypsy Bar you’ll receive an entry into the Borgata Nightlife Jeep Wrangler Giveaway.

That’s the new ride and it’s one of the best off-road rides around. The 2014 Jeep Wrangler was voted the four wheeler of the year by Four Wheeler Magazine (so they ought to know).

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