Brought up on albums dubbed by his mother from the local library, 100dBs was exposed to music before he could speak. A wealth of Romanian bootleg cassettes blaring tracks by Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder could also be heard throughout the house at night. This set the stage for a youth spent learning many instruments and setting up a home studio in his New Jersey basement. His vinyl collection started with Jamaican 45s imported by a friendly record store owner, and a fascination with producers quickly ensued. Taking a cue from reggae luminary Lee Perry, 100dBs saved up to buy a primitive four-track recorder and began crafting dub remixes. It was only after these experiments that he started creating more modern compositions and became interested in DJing.
The Queen of Hearts is a 400-capacity boat docked at Pier 40, at West Houston Street and the Hudson River. The Queen of Hearts is a 3-level boat, with a full bar and bathrooms on the lower level. The bands play on the upper level, which has a roof, but is open on the sides. There is also a large open deck on the middle level, where smoking is permitted as you enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond.
Departing from West Houston Street on the west side, The Queen of Hearts will barrel down the Hudson, usually heading straight for the Statue of Liberty. She will nose up to offer incredible views of Lady Liberty before cruising the harbor.