Records, turntables, and Rubik’s cubes decorated the underground dance party honoring remix king, DJ Tedsmooth. The celebration had the classic 45 records all throughout the venue, including a silhouette of the young disc jockey with an Afro of vinyls and several chandeliers made of the black discs cascading from the ceilings.

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In true EH Social Events fashion, the design of the event was cohesive throughout the venue of The Bowery Electric, a cool downtown spot with a hipster vibe but old school style. The customized throw pillows placed on the couches had Tedsmooth’s one of a kind event logo using his iconic baby faced trademark.

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From invitations to buttons, t-shirts and cake, the event brand designed by Del Toro Designs, was carried throughout giving guests a truly unique experience.

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Tedsmooth 45 Hat Mockup

To celebrate the man of the hour, artist, Pesu, created a portrait of Mr. Smooth with a gold crown, reminiscent of the Notorious B.I.G.’s now infamous picture. The painter was prominently positioned next to the DJ booth all night long while everyone watched him complete his creation.

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The hit of the night was the Ted Smooth lamp! The lamps featured a shade with a collage of photographs from Ted’s childhood. The lamps went over vases that were filled with Rubik’s cubes, neon-lit necklaces and finished off with a slinky.

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The 80’s themed lamps were almost taken away by guests when the DJ himself put it on his turn tables to secure them!

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The whole night featured nothing but the best of classic hip-hop hits. Like the legendary Tupac stated, “Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin.” Happy Birthday Ted!

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by: Ana Feliciano

Photos courtesy of Compafoto