Monday, December 03, 2007

Local longtime deejay returns

I was navigating the crowded dance floor at Woods on South on Friday when I saw a face I never expected to see: Wearing a headset and working the turntables at the Toys for Tots party was Scott Beaty!

Beaty, who deejayed at uptown's Cosmos Cafe, for Panther and Hornets’ games and at other clubs, was seriously injured in an accident after a Panthers’ game on Christmas Eve two years ago. His road to recovery looked extremely difficult because deejays don’t make a lot of money and often don’t have health insurance. His left hip was broken and badly seperated.

I hadn’t heard from him in at least a year, so my mouth spread into a big grin when I saw him deejaying at the annual holiday party. He looked good, but he said he’s only slowly getting back into things. He still can’t feel part of his left shin and the top of his left foot. He still deejays private parties.

Beaty spun a mix of mostly old-school hip-hop and R&B for the hundreds of holiday revelers. Dancers partied in front of the stage where Beaty spun; everyone else filled in pockets of space throughout the restaurant, either sitting in booths or squeezing in a place to stand.


Ron said...

It's great to hear that Scott is back behind the turntables/CD players again. Many of us older club goers remember Scott packing up the dancefloors around Charlotte for many years, in some of the hottest night clubs. He hasn't been totally out of the music scene over the past couple of years. He's still playing music at some of our major sport's venues like Bank of America stadium (Panther's Games) & any event at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He also works for one of the country's top record/music pools, Starfleet Music Pool, based here in Charlotte, where he assist in music promotions & marketing the latest hits to DJs around the world. He has a 600 plus group of sports music professionals from around the world where he helps provide support & knowledge of DJing in sports music venues, too. Scott hasn't gone away from the music industry, but we'd sure love to see him spinning at any of the local night clubs again. Keep up the great work, Scott.