Bogan drops beats across the Northeast

By Jen Lassen

Arts & Life Editor

You’ve seen him around campus. That bearded guy with the trademark corduroy green cap. But what you may not know about Doug Bogan ’13 is how he is becoming a prominent mash-up DJ right on our own campus.

But it doesn’t stop there. Bogan, who played three successful shows over winter break at cities in the Northeast region, gained the support of many students at these performances.

On Dec. 21, Bogan was one of three DJs at the Throwed Dance Party in Cambridge, Mass. at the Middle East Downstairs venue. “The show sold out at 750 people; it was nuts,” Bogan said.

Then, Bogan traveled to NYC to perform on New Year’s Eve at an art gallery in Manhattan with a show attendance of 120 people.

“A lot of Bucknell students were there. It was awesome to see everyone support the show–even alumni came. It was great,” Bogan said.

“Boy knows how to use a turntable. It was a banging time,” Carly Krieger ’15 said.

Bogan played his final show of break at the Webster Hall in New York City on Jan. 10. This show, run by Bogan himself, attracted a crowd of 350 people. It was sponsored by music blogs and other up-and-coming mash-up artists. 5 & A Dime, who performed on campus this fall, headlined the show.

When asked how he prepares for a show, Bogan explained his process. “Two hours before the show, I’ll take time to write my set in advance, yet I always try to stay true to myself. I like to play music off the beaten path. I work hard to be different as a mash-up artist,” Bogan said.

“[Bogan] was by far the best performer of the night. Way to represent Bucknell,” Rachel Wahl ’15 said.

As if the rush of performing isn’t enough, Bogan commented on what he gets out of each show he plays. “I really enjoy how the people connect to each other through the music, especially in a social setting. It’s why I do what I do,” Bogan said.

So, when you spot his green cap around campus, remember to check out Bogan’s tasteful and clever mash-ups on http://soundcloud.com/dougbogan; you won’t be disappointed. Similarly, Bogan never feels disappointed after playing a show when he “sees the audience happy … it makes me feel like I’m doing something beneficial.”

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