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Exclusive Mix 056 :: Stormy Roxx

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October 18, 2016


Our newest mix comes in from Portland! This dark and dancey mix was provided by Stormy Roxx.


StormyRoxx is a Portland, Oregon based DJ who has been playing for about 20+ years.
Many of those years include producing &/or curating for several successful queer-based events as well including Booty, Jack, Blow Pony, Portland’s Red Dress Party and Stranger Disco. He has played several events in other cities along the west coast and at Burning Man for many popular camps including Tectonic Camp, BAAAHS, Comfort & Joy, Duck Pond and Lil’CrackWhore Camp.

Coming from a background of punk rock shows, clubbing and cabaret art scenes, his music style reflects a diverse and constantly evolving range of musical interests.
His sound is a blend of unusual electronica with organic nuances, exquisite layers of percussion and emotive melodies poured over a solid and hypnotic beat. His music triggers a cerebral reaction as well as a physical and primal response. The result is a deep, psychedelic, sexual, fun and adventurous experience on the dance floor.
Being a lover of music and dancing, DJing came naturally. StormyRoxx extends his invitation to all to come dancing!

1) Why do you play music?
I’ve always had a deep love for music. I consider it a divine form of art and expression.
It’s a constantly evolving and morphing concept. One can choose to be spoon fed corporate “pop” music or choose to never listen to music beyond the 80′s or 90′s, but they are missing out on an exciting multi-verse of sound and expression that unites people from all over the world.
I play music because I not only love and wanna share my love for music, but also because I wanna turn people on and bring them together. I wanna connect with them.

2) What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
I have been DJing and throwing events for quite some time now. I wanna go further with that. I plan to promote myself further, continue producing events (large and small), collaborating and involving people from further reaches around the globe.
I also plan to start producing my own material to add my own sparkle to the universe of music.

3) Favorite label or artist from the past year?

Since I can never rest on one favorite of anything here’s a few of each.
Labels who I find consistently put out unique, inspired and quality productions…
Multi Culti
Kill the DJ

Newer artists I’m really turned on by…
Red Axes
Alien Alien
Markus Gibb
Kris Baha
There’s really so many…

4) What are you looking forward to most this year?

More of everything but better. I’ve got some new regular events in the works which I’m excited about and will be kicking off soon. I’m also excited to be DJing some bigger events I’ve been invited for such as the Vote to Dance NYE event put on by Beloved that is coming up.

5) Where do you see the Portland scene in the next 10 years?

I’ve seen the scenes in Portland evolve over the past 25 or so years. Portland is growing exponentially and the music reflects that. With that kinda growth there will continue to be a more diverse and international interest in music. While a lot of Portland still loves its retro pop, tribute bands and karaoke, there is a flourishing community of music freaks for many genres.
In the electronic/DJ scenes I have a feeling we will see/hear more people actually producing their own material and more collaborations between artists and various promoters. We are already seeing collaborations from promoters of different scenes to produce special events. The separation of queer and straight is blurring in these scenes in a really cool and positive way. I hope to see more of it.

(Intro) Mark Korven …………….Banished
Vox Low ……………………………I am a Strange Machine Sometimes
Sordid Sound System ………..The Baron
Richard Rossa ………………….Hypno Vox (Thomass Jackson Remix)
It’s A Fine Line ………………….Cardiogram featuring Olivia de Lanzac
FLXXX …………………………….Funeral (Alda remix)
Jonathan Kusuma …………….Automatone
House of Black Lanterns ……A Girl Called Desire
Markus Gibb …………………….Tang Hash
Reinhard Voigt ………………….The Buddy
Christian S ……………………….Under the River
Fango ……………………………..Rectum
DJs Parejas ……………………..Si Senor (Los Mekanikos Remix)
Proxy ………………………………Indian Film
Red Axes …………………………Waiting For a Surprise featuring Abrao (Kris Baha remix)
Fango ……………………………..Dritto (Rebolledo’s Action Sequence)
Pale Blue …………………………Distance to the Waves
Low Manuel ……………………..The Octopus
Vox Low …………………………..I Wanna See the Light (Ivan Smagghe Version)

Category: Exclusive

Bottom Forty Exclusive Mix 055 by DSKE

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September 30, 2016


Our newest mix comes in from Tokyo! A gorgeous mix of deep vinyl from the lovable DSKE.


1) Why do you play music?
For fun!

2) What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
support for a good party

3) Favorite label or artist from the past year?


4) What are you looking forward to most this year?

I will take my new party “Motorpool” to Contact Tokyo. it’s so exciting! :D

Category: Downloads

Bottom Forty Presents: La Fraicheur (Berlin, Leonizer, FWB) 8.13 // ~`Warehouse Party`~

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August 10, 2016

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Bottom Forty Presents a w~a*~r*~*E~H*~o~*u~~S*~~E~ *P~**A~R~**T*~Y~*~~ with an extended set from:

La Fraicheur (Berlin, Leonizer Records)
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About La Fraicheur-
For over a decade now as a DJ – first in Paris, then Montreal and now in Berlin – La Fraicheur has been brewing her own blend of Deep House & Techno beats sprinkled with tropical soulful Bass & Booty sounds when the mood strikes her. Marathon DJ, part of the Leonizer Record crew and the Female:Pressure network, she can go on for countless hours, running the gamut from classics to this new song that got released two hours ago… She is a resident in Berlin’s reknowned Wilde Renate. Now she’s expanding her craft by producing her own music, and starting 2016 with an armful of EPs ranging from ravy epic tech-house to dark pumping electro, spacious open air deep house to melancholic electronica.

She has toured in France, Germany, USA East & West Coasts, Canada,Mexico, Japan, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Slovenia etc? including at famed clubs Tresor, About Blank, KitKat Club, Prince Charles, Kater Holzig, Wilde Renate (Berlin) Showcase, Social Club, Nouveau Casino, Pulp, Batofar, Machine du Moulin
Rouge (Paris), Mono (Mexico) or Trump Room (Tokyo) La Fraicheur hosted radioshows on Radio Campus France, Berlin Community Radio,,CKUTMontreal, Frission & Sceen.

Category: Nightlife

Exclusive Mix 054 :: SPRKLBB

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July 21, 2016

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Next up on the Bottom Forty mix series is this relentlessly fierce vinyl mix from New York’s SPRKLBB, this one really pushes you fucking hard and it feels so good, a definite favorite from us! More info below-

Brooklyn-based SPRKLBB is Andy Egelhoff, a vinyl-only DJ and a founding resident of New York’s Ostbahnhof party. His current nightlife project is a new experimental dance party and afters series called Collapse Factory, where he is a resident selector alongside Lauren Flax of CREEP and Kimyon of Metroplex.


Why do you play music?

Playing music and collecting vinyl are sort of a hand-in-hand process for me. I collect records in this sort of parallel space of my emotional life and the events happening in the world, and after doing that for years I started to see these sorts of patterns and narratives building up. There’s these areas of darkness and stretches of just sluttly thoughtless fun. I love it. Records are like my diary, and playing music is just this abstract storytelling method. I show up to the club, get a little buzzed, and let the dance floor know where I’m at today. And the best part is that it’s a totally collective journey. When you’ve got one hundred people dancing in front of you the mood swerves and turns and by the end everything you thought you were feeling is just a collection of new emotions. It’s like therapy.

What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?

I think that one of the reasons I began doing this was one that’s been shared by a lot of DJs and that’s this sense that what you want to hear isn’t being represented in the spaces that you frequent. I definitely feel that in the last decade a lot of gay scenes have been sort of shepherded into consuming music that isn’t very substantive, and I see myself as a part of a resistance pushing against that trend and encouraging a more underground sound. It’s just more in line with the history of this artform and the culture that surrounds it. But I’m also interested in raising awareness of the history of this craft, and playing vinyl is a huge part of that.

Favorite label or artist from the past year?

The Corner has had some really great releases the last few years, but I still have Beau Wanzer and Shawn O’Sullivan’s joint project Civil Duty in my play bag a year out. I think I heard Phil Moffa did some technical work on the album as well. It’s just such a terrific set of tracks, especially if you find yourself in a club or party where the line between techno and house is a bit blurry. It’s hard hitting and straightforward but surprisingly melodic. The whole album has so much subtlety and nuance, and one tiny EQ shift opens up all these other tones and sounds. It’s genius. I always have it with me and it never gets old.

What are you looking forward to most this year?

I’m excited to see where my sound is going to travel, because I’ve been moving a lot the last two years, from trash pop to vocal house, and then to industrial house to this Berlin darkroom vibe. I’ve been moving to mostly contemporary music the last few months and am pretty happy with that direction, but I think I’d like to start figuring out how to bring some of the trash pop flares back into my work. One of the reasons I love music so much is that the major music scene of my generation was this epic commercial machine that churned out all these impossible pop stars and inevitable tragedies. That stuff can really sound like nails on a chalkboard when you play it in a club, but I think there are some themes in there that might be worth exploring. I’d like to start producing techno and industrial house using that kind of material as a starting point, and I’m really looking forward to making some of my own music this year.

RR Cook “Road Recordings” Series – Aboard the USS Columbus
Cory James – Stairs
Dub Tech Soundsystem – Aridium
Mike Dehnert – Star Base
Atom™ & Tobias. – Physik E7532
Mike Huckaby – Wavetable No. 9
Idriss D – Rip Ouarda
Young Male – All R
Anthony Parasole – Intel
Spencer Parker – Rights for Men (Adriana Lopez Remix)
Sterac – Primus
J Slusher – Artificial Scarcity
NJB – Untitled
Vapauteen – Fully Automated
Will Azada – Illuminati Traqckx
Phil Moffa – Elevation
(reprise) RR Cook “Road Recordings” Series – Aboard the USS Columbus

Category: Exclusive

Exclusive Mix 053 :: Vera Rubin

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May 25, 2016


Vera Rubin is a DJ, visual artist, writer, and weirdo. Her musical focus is in international new wave, dance industrial, and techno. Her residencies include Stranger Disco in Portland, Bananas in Seattle, and Shadow Cruising her weekly radio show on

Where are you based?: Portland, OR

Vera Rubin Mixcloud

1) Why do you play music?
I really can’t imagine doing anything else. Whether or not it is in a formal club, alone, with a friend, on the radio- this is something I have been doing as a strange child who is now a strange woman. I will be on a hunt for all kinds of music and will be experimenting with music until I am no longer able to do so.

2) What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
Ambitiously, I am hoping to set a queer techno path for dark queens across the globe. I think collectively- the iron is hot now for clubs to become integrated high concept spaces with queer and straight people who are obsessed with the night and are audiophiles. However; for this to work in a way that is fun and beautiful I feel that queer people need to be at the front of building these spaces and need integrated spaces to be on queer terms. Queers historically have created culture and aesthetic and I am hoping to create a new one in this lineage. Quite simply, I am hoping to institutionalize and advance queer arts and music that builds a night all of us didn’t even know we have been dreaming about and have been hungry for it forever. I want all walks of life there of course, just on queer terms.

3) Favorite label or artist from the past year?
Dark Entries.

4) What are you looking forward to most this year?

There are so many things. I am taking my artistic installations more seriously and am taking that as an essential part of building club spaces. I want to see the nightlife that is cinematic, that is alive, that breathes, that is insurgent, and whose scenes and landscapes are as dynamic as the music. My future projects this year will be high concept raves based off of Alejandro Jodorwosky’s Holy Mountain and Slava Tsukerman’s Liquid Sky; a queer industrial/dark music/techno/art collective called Gay Death Cult, and seeing my current collective Stranger Disco challenge itself, be humble, be righteous, and grow.

Kuruki- Such a Liar
The Neon Judgement- Fashion Party
Lunapark- Lederhosen
Jean Conflict- One Day I Smile
Siam- Dont Want to Understand
Hard Corps- Porte Bonheur
Vicious Pink Phenomena- Ccccant You See
Borghesia- Jaz
XYZ- Hey You
Mark Lane- Who’s Really Listening
Ronny- If You Want Me To Stay
Twinkling Stars- Nine Circles
To Get Inside- Minimal Compact
Yell-O-Yell- Imitation of the Reel
Metro Decay- ?
The Cabinet- Das Cabinette
Land of Giants- Cannibal Dolls
Saada Bonaire- More Women

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Exclusive Mix 052 :: Ertönen

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April 26, 2016


Where are you based:
I am based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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1. Why do you play music?
I have always played music for as long as I can remember. From playing the piano, and violin for 11 years during my childhood, along with classical music theory, playing music came at an early age. Why do I do it now? To continue my passion to bring the best music my eclectic tastes to an equally intelligent and varied audience.

2. What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
This year I celebrate 20 years as a DJ. I started when I was 18 in London. As time moves on, I see my role moving more towards remixing and production as well as expanding with my new techno-alter ego into performing live with a greater range of styles.

3. Favorite label or artist from the past year?

There have been so many labels and artists of interest, I have been truly overwhelmed with new names and labels. One that truly sticks in my mind is “Tale of Us” and their techno productions. Emotional, moody, romantic techno that feels lovingly crafted as it is a cold, industrial sound.

4. What are you looking forward to most this year?
I’m looking forward to another crazy summer traveling. I’ll be heading back to the United States for three weeks in May covering four cities, San Francisco, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale and Chicago, leaving on Monday, arriving Tuesday morning back in Frankfurt, then leaving again Wednesday for a week in Tel-Aviv for Pride. Life on the wing can be a lot of fun. Tiring, but fun!

5. What do you like to wear to bed?
I don’t wear anything to bed. J

Ertönen – The Vocal Selection – tracklisting:
Popof – Medusa Kiss feat. Arno Joey (Original Mix)
German Brigante – Sooner or Later (Olivier Giacomotto Remix)
Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Melodrama (Original Mix)
H.O.S.H & Ost & KJex – Hamburg Night (Original Mix)
German Brigante – Forever – (Original Mix)
Thatmanmonkz – Take U 2 My House (Jimpster Remix)
Lars Wickinger – One of Those Boys feat. Skelly (Original Mix)
Andreas Henneberg – No Place To Hide (Original Mix)
Denney – Low Frequency (Original Mix)
U So Witter – Black Snake (Original Mix)
Technasia, Green Velvet – Suga (Original Mix)

Ertönen plays the Seattle Eagle Sat May 21st.

Category: Exclusive

Exclusive Mix 051 :: Sappho

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April 10, 2016


Sappho was born and raised in the nerdery. Fed a steady diet of prog-rock and musical factoids, it’s no wonder that she is a consummate record collector. She began their journey into the world of techno & house music in 1991 when she attended her first rave in Dallas, TX with the most excellent Deee-Lite as the showstoppers. From that moment on, Sappho was hooked. Throughout the 1990s, you could usually find her scouring record bins looking for gems and in front of the speakers at events from Portland to Vancouver BC. Armed with her music collection, in 1999, Sappho made the jump from dancing party-goer to DJ. Sappho played alongside such international artist as Green Velvet, Soul Clap, Tiger & Woods, Slow Hands, Leon Vynehall, Peanut Butter Wolf, Isolee, Matthew Dear, Toshaya Kawaska, Robert Yang of Honey Soundsystem and Ambrosia Salad. She’s a vinyl lover that always brings her love of forward thinking music and community to the dance floor. Currently she is throws and djs for the Portland parties Stranger Disco, Yes Please and Playground.



Based out of
Portland, OR

1) Why do you play music?
It made the most sense for me to be in the dj booth.

2) What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
I want to continue the path I have been on, finding and sharing music I am passionate about with others so we can all have a lot of fun partying.

3) Favorite label or artist from the past year?
Red Axes

4) What are you looking forward to most this year?
Playing alongside Lady Miss Keir for my Playground Pride Party (and also, 40th birthday soiree) in June.

5) What is your favorite beverage while DJing?
Steigl Radler

Dreams (Edit) – Marvin & Gay
The War Inside – daWad & Mokic
Loon – Medlar
Nihilist-Easy – Disco Nihilist
Needle on the Record (Lipelis Remix) – Naomi
Abdul Abbas – Pepe Bradock
Invasion – The Chica
Pure Blue (Tunnel Signs Remix) – Splashh
O Vad Det Låter Bra – Ishi_Vu
Life is a Jungle (Discodromo Edit) – Kikrokos
Meine – Daso

Category: Podcasts

Exclusive Mix 050 :: Rafael Cancian

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February 25, 2016


Short Bio:
Founder of About Disco Records label, his mixes reveal essences of Jazz, Soul, Funk, Disco, Afrobeat and House. Several of his productions have been sold and downloaded in more than 50 countries in Europe, South America, Central America, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Rafael along with the About Disco Records have been supported by some of the biggest names in the scene such as: Greg Wilson, Danny Krivit, Horse Meat Disco, JKriv, Faze Action, Max Essa, Dicky Trisco, Pete Herbert , DJ Reverend P, Stéphane Deschezeaux and others.

Where are you based?:
I’m based in Sao Paulo



1) Why do you play records?
I started playing house music, and the history of house music had to Disco Music as a starting point. I got interested and researched a lot of DJs as Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Danny Krivit, which made me jump headlong into the Disco Music.

2) What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
I hope to lead the Disco Music music to different places, I want to show the world the values of this genre in Brazil as well.

3) Favorite label or artist from the past year?
My favorite label was Midnight Riot and my favorite artist was Fouk.

4) What are you looking forward to most this year?
2016 began as a very good year for me and my seal. In May I’m going to the USA to do my first international tour. This is motivating me to organize a European tour in october, and visit other countries that are in the plans as Mexico.

5) How is the disco scene in Brazil?
The Disco Music in Brazil is still a small scene, but I see good growth in through projects and parties as Mareh – BABEL, Gop Tun, Soul.Set, Selvagem, in São Paulo. There are movements, DJs and parties that has grown at a good pace also in other cities such as Curitiba, Florianopolis, Rio de Janeiro…

Track list:

01 – Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper (Joey Negro Bumper To Bumper Mix)
02 – Pontchartrain – Nasty
03 – Tiger & Woods – Fox In The Box
04 – Joutro Mundo – Roller Shake (Original Mix)
05 – Crown Heights Affair – You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (DJ Vas Rework)
06 – Judy Hipps – Summertime (TZ Remix)
07 – Seamus Haji, Re-Loved – Ode to Walter
08 – Eddie C – It’s Not A Fantasy
09 – KRL – Say You Will (Henderson)
10 – Andy Hart – Keep On (Original Mix)
11 – Disco Dub Band – For The Love Of Money
12 – Marcos Valle – Estrelar

Category: Podcasts

La Fraicheur Releases Rhus Typhina EP

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January 20, 2016


In an industry largely dominated by males, Perrine La Fraicheur is one of those female producers who stands above most simply with her talent and perseverance alone. La Fraicheur releases her first EP of 2016 on the Friends With Benefits imprint today. The title track is a gorgeous slice of deep tropical house that shimmers with warmth. Also, Bottom Forty’s own Nark delivers a remix of the flip side which utilizes smartly placed synth percussion to add additional complexity to original’s dark and brooding vibe.


Stream and order the release here:

La Fraicheur also recorded an exclusive mix for Bottom Forty about two years ago(!). You can stream and download here:

Category: Music

Bottom Forty Becomes a Record Label!

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January 6, 2016


There’s a certain fire in the air lately and it’s the reverberations of things new and old coming together. Friends and artists have been devoted to their work, all the work that goes behind the shimmery shield of social media, that you have no idea about. Ten years of personal perseverance and over five years of Bottom Forty perseverance, regardless of who fired us for not being mainstream enough, has helped made this release happen and it is just one of many debuts to happen this year, not just for me and Bottom Forty, but for so many of the people you know and the people that have kept you dancing, prancing, fucking, connecting and growing for years. Please, from the fragile, artistic hearts of all those in the Bottom Forty crew, come join us this Saturday at Kremwerk to celebrate the N.D.S.F. release!

Stream and pre-order here:

Pre-order on Bandcamp.

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