Common Enemies

Common Enemies is a collaborative project between Subliminal Messages Radio and Classic Blends, created to expose St. Augustine and the surrounding area to the sound of dubstep and bass music.

This page will contain info and music from Common Enemies, as well as providing links for upcoming events and mixes from the duo. Below is a snippet from the original press release for the first Common Enemies show, which took place February 17, 2011 at Two Hundred Lounge in St. Augustine.

“We’ve been planning to do something as a group of some kind for a while now,” said Steve Palazzo Jr. (aka SP), from Subliminal Messages Radio. “When Natural (Jason Sumner) and I got to talking about what we wanted to do, the obvious direction was to take what each of us were best at as individuals, and work together to make it a really unique experience.”
With over 30 years of combined DJ experience, Palazzo and Sumner come from very different backgrounds musically, but found a connection in how they expose people to something they may not have heard before.
“Coming from a hip-hop and turntablism background made me hear things a little differently from him, but when the two of us started playing some of our favorite tunes for each other, we knew there was something special in the works,” said Sumner.
“Its funny,” Palazzo says, “he hears it at seventy beats a minute, at a hip-hop tempo, and I hear it at one hundred forty, at a dance music tempo. It makes for an interesting combination with our different styles as DJs, but its strange how similarly we feel about the music itself.”
Sumner, a north Florida native, and Palazzo, a recent transplant from Miami, met through mutual friends in the local DJ community. They have been working together with their respective organizations, Classic Blends and Subliminal Messages Radio, to promote events locally, including the recent 5th Annual Trunk Show, New Years Eve Masquerade, Classic Blends’ annual Back To The Old School party, and weekly events like Hi-Fi Fridays.
About Classic Blends
Classic Blends is a production company owned by Hugh Ward, a Flagler College Alumni, which specializes in events, design and marketing for local businesses. For more information, visit
About Subliminal Messages Radio
Subliminal Messages is a radio show, on-air for over 13 years, hosted and produced by Steve Palazzo Jr., which focuses on electronic music and culture. For more information, visit

Prior to the event, both SP and DJ Natural released teaser mixes for the show:
SP – Common Enemies Teaser Mix by SPJ


Common Enemies 2 is in development now… stay tuned for more information on that show as it becomes available.

UPDATE [23 MARCH 2011]:
The Common Enemies CD, “FACE/OFF,” is available to download for a limited time! Download or stream the link from the Common Enemies Soundcloud page:

Common Enemies – FACE/OFF by Common Enemies

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