It’s 9.59 pm on a Friday, you figured out what to wear, FaceTimed your homegirls, and are ready to dance the night away… at home. Meet Deejay Manie, the Dutch-based DJ who thought bigger, better, and more real than your average Instagram livestream.
The DJ has been hosting a viral, virtual club on streaming-service Twitch where he entertains subscribers from all over the world. And he’s been doing so consistently for the past five months and up to five nights a week. From New Jack Swing to R&b and slow jams to the hottest new tracks. Including a green screen to play the accompanying music videos, with various camera-angles that would make any casting couch jealous. Oh, and a chatroom that gets so crowded and hyped that the moderators have to put it in slow mode every damn stream. And if there’s one thing that crowd and consistency generate, it’s community.