Seattle’s Innerflight crew is making moves. They just hosted their last DROP party at the soon-to-be closed Electric Tea Garden with DJ Markie from SF’s (truly, no fooling) legendary Wicked crew–now moving to second Saturdays at the Monkey Loft in SoDo. And today, their associated label, Innerflight Music, released Centrikal’s “Faze” EP, full of the spacey bloopy techno beauty you would expect from the eclectic Innerflight crew. Count me in.
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Some chewy house goodness from Albuquerque’s (and B40 alumna) DJ NICOLATRON, live at the Viva Recordings Record Release party at Electric Tea Garden, Seattle, 6-28-13. Cheers and enjoy!
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DJ NICOLATRON Bio: I’m just a naughty robot with an itch to make you shake your groove thang. I love to set dancefloors on fire a wide array of genres, but house music has my heart.
Where are you based? Albuquerque, New Mexico. The land of vast desert and beautiful sunsets.
My take: Rhines is a Seattle underground dance music treasure. A transplant from Southern California, where he worked until a few years back with the Ninja Skillz crew and at Simply Jeff’s DJ Culture record store in LA, Rhines (aka SPON.10.80 when he produces tracks) helped found Seattle’s highly respected Innerflight crew with Kadeejah Streets and J-Sun, along with the Flight Deck podcast and Innerflight Music record label. He’s made his primary performance home at Innerflight’s programmatically diverse monthly DROP parties, with Kadeejah, J-Sun and co-residents Manos, Audrey Horne and Night Train, as well as at a number of other events. Innerflight’s DROP party recently re-located from their former home at the LoFi Performance Space to second Saturdays at the Electric Tea Garden, and will be hosting west coast rave legend Jëno from SF’s Wicked crew this weekend, by the way.
Seattle nightlife gets sold short at times, but there’s an underground buffet of sound waiting for those who go out. Tonight (Wednesday, March 13th), I spent some time at two of our deepest haunts, Q for “Shelter” with San Proper (Perlon/Rush Hour), Tyler Morrison and DJ Trench, and at Electric Tea Garden for “Passage” with Jaymz Nylon (Nylon Trax, Brooklyn NY) and Joey Web (Housemen, SF). Here’s what I heard.