Bottom Forty

Bottom Forty is a mirror ball in New York, a basement in Chicago, a cruise in L.A. and a night in the desert.

Otterotation: London UK’s Wes DB

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April 23, 2013

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People like to photograph London UK’s Wes DB (including fellow Londoner Adrian Lourie, who made this photo) for obvious reasons, so much so that it’s tempting to mistake Wes for one of the many shirtless gay DJs who exalt their looks as a way to market a lack of taste. This would be an underground music head’s terrible mistake: Wes is the real deal, easy both on eyes and ears with a gorgeous, refined musical voice, an aversion to everything cliche, and a passion for the real underground in dance music. And by the way, start any “bear” or “woof” business with him at your own peril because frankly, she don’t play that. read more …

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Otterotation: Lee Burridge at Robot Heart, Burning Man 2011

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April 10, 2013


Robot Heart is my favorite deep techno roving art car on the playa at Burning Man, or pretty much anywhere. Hosting techno talent on the playa each year all week on their speaker-lined bus, their deep playa sunrise parties are the stuff of legend. In 2011, when my theme camp Conception took Flammable resident Karl Kamakahi to the playa for the first time, he returned Saturday morning around 10 am, dusty and wide eyed with wonder from an all night dance bender. When asked, he reported that Lee Burridge‘s sunrise set had just changed his life and was the most excited he’d been about music since he started DJing twenty years before. “One of the top memories of my life with the sound and the sun blending together as it rose over the ridge and on to the playa … Fucking AMAZING !!!” Burridge is a London DJ and playa superstar, and has recently released a remastered version of this 2011 set, which has become implanted in my phone as if it’s now in charge of the thing. read more …

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