Exclusive Mix 056 :: Stormy Roxx

Bottom Forty Exclusive Mix 055 by DSKE
September 30, 2016

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

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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…
Correspondant
Multi Culti
Kill the DJ
Bahnstieg

Newer artists I’m really turned on by…
Red Axes
Rebolledo
Alien Alien
Autarcik
Barnt
Fango
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.

Tracklist
(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)

Nark
Nark
Nark (a.k.a. Kevin Kauer, Editor in Chief of Nark Magazine, Bottom Forty creator and Q Nightclub resident) has been exposing himself at parties around the nation, hip to hip with the finest musicians and record selectors around such as In Flagranti, Jacques Renault, Honey Soundsystem, Tim Sweeney, Horse Meat Disco, Moon Boots, Hunee, Sleazy McQueen, Juanita More, DJ Assault, House of Stank and many more. His constant drive to send a dance floor through space keeps a flowing stream of classic club and post-modern disco at your feet, just waiting to tango." "Kevin Kauer has been an unstoppable force in the Seattle party scene. He was worked with just about every venue imaginable creating an array of events with creativity, passion, and impeccable design, not to mention the hectic DJ schedule that has taken this young man up and down the west coast and solidified him as a key player in the dance world." -Blueyedsoul "Kevin gets his spot in the Seattle Peach 100 for always doing the most and for constantly pushing the envelope in terms of material–his photos and parties are full of drag queens, burlesque dancers and other glamazonia, and he can play a dance set that burns up the floor without resorting to tired top 40 hits." -Seattle Peach "..the beats coming from Stallion Saturdays at Rebel more than made up for all the unyielding musculature in the club. Seattle's DJ Nark had appeared for the evening, sporting fetching neckwear and spinning even more fetching, not-corny-at-all jams from disco greats to more current, creepy-good modern bangers. By the end of the night the place was packed.." -Caitlin Donohue, San Francisco Bay Guardian