DJ/Drummer duo STIX & HALO’s put on a rare joint performance at Chateau Nightclub inside Paris Las Vegas Friday, Feb. 10. The duo, who are well known individually in the music circuit, came together for a special performance in celebration of a friend’s birthday.
DJ and entertainer Nicholas Demps, better known as The World Famous N.I.C., is best known for DJing on the Los Angeles radio station KHLJ 102.3, at some of Hollywood’s premiere venues and as a featured DJ in national commercials for McDonalds and Sunkist.
He paired up with talented percussionist and celebrity drummer to legendary Rapper Jay-Z, Tony Royster Jr., under the name STIX & HALO’s. The unique pair took over Chateau Nightclub and kept the party going all night long.
Both the DJ and drummer have made their print in the music scene, but have proven to be multi-faceted as entertainers.
The World Famous N.I.C. not only has become a reputable DJ across the globe, but has been featured in roles on television shows including “Moesha,” “The Parkers,” “General Hospital” and “All About Us” to name a few. He is also contracted to B.M.I. and has composed songs for the television series “City of Angeles” and “Passions.”
Celebrity drummer, Tony Royster Jr. was voted “#1 Up and Coming Drummer” by Modern Drummer Magazine in 2000 and has graced the stage with legendary musician’s such as Sheila E, Branford Marsalis, Paul Shaffer, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, among others.
Royster, Jr. has appeared on the cover of the millennium issue of Modern Drummer Magazine with Dennis Chambers and continues to receive high marks that have earned him multiple endorsements. His talent was honored and cementend as a true musician when he walked away with the “Louis Armstrong Jazz Award” for outstanding achievement a few years ago.
The duo graced the nightclub’s DJ booth just as the venue was getting packed. Right away they commanded the crowds attention and their hard hitting sound proved to be a hit as guests danced, sang and took photos through the entire set.
DJ World Famous N.I.C. continued to spin Top 40 mash-ups while Royster banged out the beats on the percussion as club-goers continued to party throughout the entire evening.
Later in the evening, UFC fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and some of his close friends posted up in the VIP area, overlooking the dance floor, while they enjoyed the live set and partied the night away. Photo credit: Ed Graff/Stardust Fallout
Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.