For more than 25 years, DJ Freeze has been a favorite at almost every gay bar in the city. The secret: customer service. "When you ask for a song, I get it on ASAP," says Freeze (aka Toni Lavelle). "I don't give you this song and dance, because I bring enough music to cover all the bases."
Tonight, she spins at Hamilton's, armed with a catalog of more than 10,000 songs from hip-hop to disco-funk house, which she seemlessly blends at 135 beats per minute. "If you have a DJ that stops and starts, you have people walking off the dance floor, yelling, 'What the fuck are you doing?'" she says. The set list is always evolving, based largely on crowd reaction. Fergie's "London Bridge" is a recent addition. "They loved it and went, 'Who is it? Who is it?'" says Freeze. "I want them to say, 'Aw, shit, let's dance!'"
Saturdays, 9 p.m., 2006