Who is Reeks?
From the beginning it has always been about the people because “they are who make the party.” Dj BigReeks felt as if he knew the element of keeping people dancing and that has motivated him ever since.
Reeks passion for music started at his parents house parties in the early 80’s. Pretty soon he was throwing his own house parties with his brothers and creating a buzz in the hood. As the party outgrew the house, Reeks moved over to Yao Ming’s restaurant and his first monthly event was born.
Yao’s ended in 2007 after Reeks graduated college, but that one party created the pathway to what is now a full week of events including a five year residency at Fox Hollow for Sunday Funday, and three and a half years of The Waxaholics.
The Waxaholics was birthed from an idea that there was still a wide interest in the love for vinyl and old school/classic music in the Houston area. What started off as a monthly event at Double Cross Lounge soon became a weekly attraction that has brought vinyl Djs from not only Houston, but also Austin, Dallas, and even New York. Recently relocated to Alley Kat, the new space has allowed for an intimate feel that a vinyl aficionado can definitely appreciate along with a concert venue upstairs. Some notables include The Houston Press naming Alley Kat “Houston’s 10 Best Bars on Main”, Double Cross Lounge a “Top 10 Bar and Lounge” (2013) in midtown due in part to its vinyl night, and also naming Fox Hollow a “Top 10 Best Dance Club” in 2014. Recent guest at Waxaholics Thursdays include Bun B, Dj Big Once, The Cali Agents, Planet Asia, and Slum Village with a guest appearance from Ma Dukes (mother of J. Dilla).
Reeks maintains a monthly hip hop party at Fox Hollow on third Saturdays, with Dj Candlestick of The Chop Stars spinning as well. GRANDE has brought some great DeeJays out of state including Dj Wonder (Shade 45, Sway in the Morning), OG Chase B (Travis Scott’s DeeJay), Mick, Neil Armstrong, and performances by Camp Lo.
Reeks has spun along side the likes of Mick (formerly Mick Boogie), Dj Neil Armstrong, Young Guru, Biz Markie, Dj Drama, Dj Cut Creator, and Kid Capri. He has also done private events for Rick Smith, Tracy McGrady, Mathew Knowles, Tina Knowles, Eddie George, and Darryl Hamilton; opened up for Juvenile, The Geto Boys, Nas and Dj Green Lantern, and has also done events for Mkt Bar (Phonecia), The Health Museum, 8th Wonder Brewery, Kendra Scott, Hennessy, Spotify, AirBnB, Red Bull, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Some of Reeks recent events include The House of Blues with The Suffers for NYE, The Beer Bash, The Houston Oktoberfest, The Essence Festival in New Orleans, SXSW, The Houston Texans Draft Party, The Houston Beer Fest, Hollywood Hills Private Pool Party, and The Houston Polo Club, while also making a guest appearance on Ahfficial Radio in Brooklyn and djing a few weddings in Puerto Rico, Puerto Vallarta and Jamaica.
You can also catch Reeks weekly on All Real Radio for “Wax Wednesdays“, every Wednesday from 9pm to 11pm.