I am DJ Ryan Midnight. Based in the metro NYC area, I can be found spinning ska in all its forms, rocksteady and old school reggae locally in bars on dedicated DJ nights and supporting live ska and punk bands whenever the need to get the dance floor jumping comes calling. Check out upcoming events where you can catch me next!
I host the weekly-ish all-vinyl podcast 100% Ska (Episode Archive), playing a wide mix of what the genre has to offer from Jamaican 60s releases through 2-Tone, 3rd Wave and current bands. One-off podcast episodes may feature a dash of old school punk and new wave from time to time.
I’m also the admin of the Facebook page New York City Ska, promoting upcoming NYC shows, events and bands.
And now, the most recent project launch is Subway to Skaville, a new showcase series in the heart of New York City presenting the best in local, regional and maybe even national ska bands.
Please get in touch for booking availability in the NYC area at any venue with a dedicated turntable setup, for interview opportunities / record reviews on the podcast, or to play at an upcoming show!