Social distancing has restricted many social butterflies who would normally take to the club on weekends and kept them indoors to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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To while away time, DJ D-Nice’s virtual dance parties on Instagram Live lifted many ‘depressed’ souls who have been self-isolating during this pandemic.
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I had a tearful moment this morning after realizing that we all came together as a global community and danced while I played music in my living room. It was beautiful to experience and I’m truly humbled by the amount of love I’ve received. Thank you to everyone that supported me on this journey. Let’s continue to uplift each other as we get thru this dark time. #gratitude 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 #DNiceHomeSchool #ClubQuarantine • art by @chuckstyless
These virtual parties, dubbed #ClubQuarantine, is one musical event that raked in many celebrity attendees and this Saturday’s edition got over 1000,000 viewers at a point enjoying the danceable tunes.
“I can’t believe that I started the Home School social distancing dance party just four days ago and it’s become a place for us to virtually dance together and stay connected,” D-Nice wrote in an Instagram post late last week.
“From my kitchen, I’m able to send positive vibrations to each of you. Thank you for rocking with me.”
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I can’t believe that I started the Home School social distancing dance party just four days ago and it’s become a place for us to virtually dance together and stay connected. From my kitchen, I’m able to send positive vibrations to each of you. Thank you for rocking with me. Thank you to all of the artists that popped in to show love. Al B. Sure, Andre Harrell, Angie Martinez, Anthony Hamilton, Beverly Bond, Bevy Smith, Big Daddy Kane, Bink, Black Thought, Bun B, Chris Spencer, Common, Damien Hall, Dave Chappelle, Deborah Cox, Debra Lee, DJ Camilo, DJ Cassidy, DJ Clark Kent, DJ Goldfinger, DJ Tony Touch, Donald Faison, Dres, Dule Hill, Erick Sermon, Estelle, Fab 5 Freddy, Fat Joe, Ghostface, Grand Puba, Jairobi White, Jazmyn Simon, Jermaine Dupri, Jill Scott, Jim Jones, Joe Budden, John Legend, Jonathan Mannion, Kardinal Official, Kenny Burns, Kenny Smith, Kevin Liles, Lee Daniels, Lena Waithe, Lennox Lewis, Letoya Luckett, LL Cool J, Louise Hazel, Mary J. Blige, Maseo, MC Lyte, Michael Ealy, Michael Rapaport, Michelle Wolf, Naomi Campbell, Nile Rodgers, Omar Dorsey, Oneal McKnight, Posdonus, Royale Watkins, Russell Simmons, Sophia Chang, Spice Adams, Spinderella, Stretch Armstrong, Swin Cash, Tank, Tasha Smith, Teddy Riley, Tobe Nwigwe, Zab Judah, and more. Class resumes today at 2pm pst. Please tell your friends. #BrandNice #dnicehomeschool
The 49-year-old DJ, whose real name is Derrick Jones, came to the limelight from The Bronx music scene in the 1980s.
His nine-hour digital parties which he started last week has seen the likes of Missy Elliot, Will Smith and Oprah Winfrey join the party from their homes.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 22, 2020
Others who were also keenly following the party that trended worldwide said they saw Michelle Obama, Dwanye Wade and Gabrielle Union-Wade and Rihanna get hooked on DJ D-Nice’s Instagram Live virtual party.
“I never would’ve imagined that the best party I would create and DJ would be from the comfort of my own home,” D-Nice wrote on Instagram in a separate post. “Homeschool is a thing!”
💃🏾🕺🏾hangover from #ClubQuarantine last night!🍾Every1 was in the building!🌎It really felt like the good ole times! @djdnice we needed that energy let me give you your flowers 🌹🌸🌸🌺🌼🤗 https://t.co/fgogvO2ONZ
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) March 22, 2020
— Angela (@GlitterGumbo) March 22, 2020
D-Nice was “fangirling” like crazy when he saw her join live then played a whole @JanetJackson set. Like 5 of her songs back to back. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
D-Nice: “One of my favorite artists is in here, Janet Jackson,”
— ░ ░ CH A M E L E O N ░ ░ (@Chameleon876) March 22, 2020