Our CEO, DJ Neekola, had an amazing birthday party at Heist last month!

Content modified from Ciera Gallub‘s post on DJ Neekola’s blog on 11/5/14.

Were you there at Pelonkey CEO DJ Neekola‘s birthday party at Heist last month? What a great night!

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Not only did Neekola want to celebrate turning 21, she also wanted to show off her amazing tech startup, Pelonkey!

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We were giving away awesome swag and raffling off some super cool prizes! Chuck Levin’s sponsored a couple pairs of headphones as well as an entire JBL sound system!

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Congrats to our Pelonkey winners!

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All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales went to both the Meant 2 Live Foundation and Pelonkey’s crowdfunding efforts!

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Neekola had such a great time rocking out with all of the Pelonkey DJs on the decks that night, and she even hopped on herself for a minute!

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A big thanks to all of our DC DJ’s that played that night at Heist – Hi Def, Wizdom, Welbot, Oz, Alkimist, Vicious, Phlipz, Ri5e, Dirty Hands, you’re all amazing!!

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And thank you to Heist for hosting such a great event!

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Huge shoutout to everyone who came out and partied with us – you’re all the best!

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Make sure you all sign up for Pelonkey! We want your talent and your party needs – our Pelonkey team will take care of you!!

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Annual Washingtonian Style Setters at the W Hotel with Pelonkey CEO, DJ Neekola!

Modified from Ciera Gallub‘s post on DJ Neekola’s blog, 9/30/14.

Last Thursday night, Pelonkey‘s CEO, DJ Neekola was asked to perform for the infamous Washingtonian Style Setters event, held at Pinea Restaurant in the W Hotel.

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 The event honors the top 10 trendiest people in the City who dare to be different and fabulous with their fashion (pictured below).

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 DJ Neekola had the entire place bouncing whilst networking with the fiercest and most wonderfully styled people in the city.

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 Providing all the lighting for the evening, Pelonkey and Neekola Entertainment’s lights had the room glowing a beautiful blue with amber and white accents.

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Eventually, the restaurant opened up the downstairs and patio area to allow the guests to really spread out and enjoy the luxurious W Hotel and all of its fun little hangouts.

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Neekola kept the crowd pumped the entire night, and everyone was having a blast!

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Style Setters 2014 was definitely a night to be remembered!

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 A big thanks to Revamp and Guest of a Guest for the wonderful pictures!

Pelonkey DJs Neekola, Alkimist, Phlipz, and Vicious spin at Heist for DJ Beaini’s birthday bash!

Modified from Ciera Gallub‘s post on DJNeekola.com 9/18/14.

Last Tuesday night at Heist was off the chain! Not only did a handful of Pelonkey‘s best DJs get together for the infamous Heist Industry Tuesdays evening of shenanigans, it was DJ Beaini‘s birthday bash celebration!

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Heist was stuffed with dancing people all night long, popping bottles, sparklers flying, and nuttiness ensuing, all thanks to Neekola, Vicious, Phlipz, and Alkimist bustin’ out their killer jams. It was such a great party!

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Tuesdays are always awesome nights at Heist, and celebrating DJ Beaini’s birthday only made it that much more fun for our awesome Pelonkey DJs to perform! Make sure you catch the next Industry Tuesday at Heist! They are not nights to be missed!

DJ Neekola and DJ Hi Def shred the decks at Heist!

Modified from Ciera Gallub‘s post on DJNeekola.com 9/17/14

Last Saturday was completely nuts (in an awesome way!) as Pelonkey‘s DJ Neekola and DJ Hi Def spun out some crazy beats at one of DC’s most popular night clubs, Heist, one of Pelonkey’s partner venues!

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DJ Hi Def opened up the night with his heavy house style, adding a kiss of hip hop and modern jams, making the crowd go crazy!

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Around midnight, Neekola rolled in with her pink hair a’blazin’, creating waves with her bass beats!

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The dance floor was full the entire night, with people still partying when the lights turned on. Nobody was ready to go home! Make sure you check out Heist the next time this Pelonkey duo hits the decks – the party doesn’t stop!

CEO, DJ Neekola, Represents Pelonkey for the June #MESmixer at Malmaison in Georgetown

Last month, DJ Neekola went to the Metro Event Specialists‘ June mixer at the beautiful Malmaison in Georgetown!

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Representing her startup, Pelonkey, Neekola was able to network with some of the best in the event and entertainment industry.

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Partnering up with the Meant 2 Live Foundation, Metro Events has started #MEScares by raising donated clothing and accessories for inner city youth as they join the city’s workforce, benefiting House DC.

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It was a wonderful mixer, as always, and this time around was hosted by JBC Events. Neekola walked away with multiple new contacts from her great networking!

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Look for updates on #MESworks as well, which are workshops to help companies boost their events business evening more by taking classes taught by experienced industry professionals. Hope to see you at the next #MESmixer!

Pelonkey’s CEO, DJ Neekola, Performs at the RAMMY Awards 2014!

At one of the most exciting events of the year, Pelonkey CEO DJ Neekola was booked to perform at this year’s RAMMY awards!

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Held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, this year’s event was bigger and better than ever!

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Hosted by RJ Whyte’s fabulous event planners, the convention center looked immaculate.

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Neekola’s booth stood above the main bar area, where various whiskeys, spirits, craft beers, and cocktails were being served to the guests.

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The night started with a live band, keeping the crowd in a fun, upbeat mood to eat, drink, and socialize!

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During their awesome performance, DJ Neekola took the opportunity to go network with some of the biggest socialites in the city.

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She even ran into a Pelonkey Board member, Victoria Michael with VM Public Relations!

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Catch a spotlight post on her in the Pelonkey blog soon!

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We also ran into a great friend of ours, Daniel Mahdavian, partnered with a couple new restaurant ideas launching soon – stay tuned!

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Those are bound to be incredible new eating spots in the city!

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With a different theme at each station, all of the chefs from various restaurants and eateries in the area represented a different country.

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The hand-written chalk decor for these food stations was nothing short of stunning!

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Once we had our fun running around, munching on some delicious eats and chatting with some of the best people you will ever meet, it was Neekola’s turn to take over the dance floor!

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Starting off the dance and party portion of the evening was a live flash mob!

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As always, DJ Neekola used her superior skills to read the crowd and rouse everyone to the dance floor!

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This was a fun task after the incredible flash mob dancers busted their moves, but she managed just fine to get everyone into the dancing mood!

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Keeping the crowd packed the whole night, she had to end the night with Andrea Bocelli remixed with Imogen Heap to clear the floor for cleanup, and people still found a way to dance to it!

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Her rhythms are just too good.

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A big thanks to all of our great photographers, such as Ben Droz, Brightest Young Things, and Washington Life Magazine the for some of these wonderful photos!

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Thank you to RJ Whyte for booking Neekola for this amazing event!

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The RAMMYS always promise good memories and great times with awesome people, and we very much appreciated being a part of it all!

#IndustryTuesdays at @HeistDC with @DJNeekola, @DJOz713, @DJ_Vicious, and @DJAmenRa

It was another killer night at Heist for their Industry Tuesdays! This week’s lineup was solid, featuring Vicious, Amen Ra, Oz, and Neekola, all super dope Pelonkey DJs!

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The party was so awesome, Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas showed up to mix in some of his hot 90’s beats!

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As always, Heist delivered a solid party. The energy was great, and the lounge was solid packed til they shut it down. Thanks for having our awesome Pelonkey DJs! Always a pleasure, and we can’t wait til next week!

Heist DC: http://www.heistdc.com

@DJNeekola Spins for @ChefArtSmith’s #PowerBearForEquality #Party at @LiaisonCapHill #Rooftop to #Benefit @HRC’s #ProjectOneAmerica and @TheDCCenter’s #LGBT #Community

This past Thursday, DJ Neekola performed at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel’s rooftop poolside for the Power Bear for Equality party, hosted by Chef Art Smith.

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Benefiting both the Human Rights Campaign’s Project One America and the DC Center for LGBT Community, the event featured exquisite little bites from Art and Soul as well as gourmet hot dogs, and a fully stocked bar for the cocktail connoisseur!

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The event sold over 200 tickets, packing out the pool house rooftop! Pelonkey’s very own DJ Neekola very much enjoyed spinning upbeat lounge and house music for all of the guests, eager to grab a second with Chef Art!

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The beneficiaries for the evening lay close to Chef Art’s heart. The Human Rights Campaign launched Project One America in attempts to bring more equality to the Southern states of the US, where LGBT rights are discriminated against and often times ignored. The DC Center of the LGBT Community is also looking to advance rights in the local city area.

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It was a great party, and DJ Neekola can’t wait to spin for another amazing event later this month at the Liaison, Chefs Behind Bars, which is benefiting Share Our Strength. Grab your tickets here: http://chefsbehindbars.eventbrite.com, and also look for Neekola’s twitter contest, where she will be giving away two free tickets to a lucky winner! Just tweet a pic of your favorite cocktail and recipe with #ChefsBehindBars to @DJNeekola for your chance to win! See you there!

Chef Art Smith: http://www.chefartsmith.net/chef_art_homepage/index.htm

Liaison Capitol Hotel: http://www.affinia.com/Washington-DC-Hotel.aspx?name=Liaison-Capitol-Hill

Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org

HRC’s Project One America: http://www/hrc.org/campaigns/project-one-america

DC Center of LGBT Community: http://www.thedccenter.org

#IndustryTuesdays at @HeistDC with @DJNeekola, @DJ_Vicious, @DJPhlipz, and @DJAlkimist!

Last Tuesday night, the awesome DC DJs of Pelonkey rocked the decks at Heist! DJ Neekola, DJ Alkimist, Phlipz, and Vicious shredded the vinyl, keeping the dance floor full the entire night!

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Tuesdays nights at Heist are the best nights for all the city industry people to go out, and by the time midnight rolls around, the entire lounge is packed! People were popping bottles and dancing til the club closed! These awesome Pelonkey DJs totally rocked it out!

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Great job, ladies and gents, with another excellent performance at Heist! Don’t miss this coming Tuesday’s DJ Takeover at Heist, with upwards of 10 DJs rotating on the decks! See you there!

Heist: http://www.heistdc.com

@BeatRefinery #DJcertification Hosted by @Pelonkey at @1776DC

The pros of DC came out to get their musical skills tested at the esteemed tech start-up office, 1776! All for the honor of sporting a Beat Refinery badge on their Pelonkey profile, these DJs wanted to prove to the event world that they know their art.

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The Beat Refinery has been an excellent partnership with Pelonkey, offering classes, tips, and certifications to all interested in perfecting their art of being a DJ.

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A great group of some of DC’s finest DJs came out to the exclusive event! DJ Stylus Chris and DJ Geometrix tested the group, consisting of the noteworthy elite within the DC nightlife. This included…

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All of these talented artists spun their hardest, earning themselves an awesome badge and boost in their rankings on Pelonkey!

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Interested in getting your cert on? Hit up the Beat Refinery, and tell them you want a Pelonkey DJ certification. Best of luck!!

Pelonkey: https://pelonkey.com

Beat Refinery: http://www.beatrefinery.com/beat-refinery/

1776 DC: http://1776dc.com