Home Cooked: Exclusive Interview with DJ Flo

Sitting across from Brian Thurm, aka DJ FLO, at posh hookah lounge, Le Souk, you’d never suspect that you were talking to an upcoming worldwide sensation. Wearing a Throbbing Gristle t-shirt and fitted jeans, FLO is far from most of the pretentious disc jockeys found in New York City. And with his down to earth attitude, gorgeous green eyes and cute smile, his success was, well, inevitable.

He began his career in the 6th grade, with DJ Jonesy! after realizing how much he loved hip hop. “In the late 90s, the hip hop movement was huge and because I grew up listening to it, I’ve always had beats in my head. Even at a young age, I remember beating on things.”

Jill Scott’s Rocking Block Party
New Release Single "So In Love"

After touring in places like Los Angeles and Atlanta, celebrated R&B singer Jill Scott brings her amazing croon down to Dallas for a block party that is bound to have you swaying.

Saturday, August 27th, Scott is performing outside at the Gexa Energy Pavilion with Mint Condition and Anthony Hamilton. Jill Scott will be singing from both her new album and her classics. You’ll hear a range of songs from “Is It The Way” to “So In Love.” R&B lovers of Dallas cannot miss the chance to dance to Jill Scott’s multi-platinum winning classics, and the rumors are that her new album, The Light of the Sun, is just as incredible.

Beach Party Staycation in Lower Manhattan

As the end of summer quickly approaches, you may find yourself kissing goodbye those hopes of escaping to the Hamptons for a mini-vacay. If it’s the beach you’re looking for, then no worries. Water Taxi Beach at Governor's Island has got you covered. With a great location just minutes off the coast of Lower Manhattan, a seaside daycation is close and possible. It is as easy as a four minute ferry ride from the Battery Maritime building in the Financial District. A ferry will bring you across the glistening Hudson River to Governor’s island. The ride is free so be prepared to wait in line for up to twenty minutes.