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.

spaceotter’s playa report (Burning Man 2013)

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September 13, 2013

1173634_10200507764644653_120441661_nI’ve been on mute for a minute from Bottom Forty‚Ķfor little other reason than my hair has been on fire. For those who don’t already know, I’m a founding member of a mixed-gender and -orientation Burning Man theme camp by the name of Conception, which has grown to be one of the larger sound & arts camps from the Pacific Northwest on the playa. This year, I was the logistics lead/CEO (“Chief Executive Otter”), as well as music co-chair, treasurer, and communications lead (playfully dubbed “Lt. Uhora”) for a camp of 50 people from 8 states and 4 countries. Our extended tribe of over a hundred campers over the years remains connected, some of whom took the year off or have drifted off to form their own camps and projects. As such, August is the peak of my year, and I find myself working and planning and communicating most days and nights until I desperately need a drink but it’s already 4 hours after my bedtime and I just drop from exhaustion instead. read more …

Category: Music

Honey Soundsystem on Beats in Space!

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August 14, 2013

Yes! So excited to hear my boys Honey Soundsystem on Tim Sweeney’s amazing Beats in Space radio show!! I just hit play for the first time and so should you. NOW !

Category: Podcasts

Honey Soundsystem Makes Their Own Damn Mix

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June 26, 2013

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Honey Soundsystem is busy, ok? It’s not easy being the grand priestesses of technicolor faggotry, but all projects and parties and podcasts aside, Honey found time to come together as a team and make a new mix just for you, so be a good boy and give it a whirl and a download. It’s summery, it’s dancey, it’s soul, it’s techno, it’s house and most of all it’s a good look on you. Put it on at a party and pretend you made it.

Tracklist is available on their soundcloud.

Category: Downloads

Harry+Jpeg: Bringing deep queer Chicago to Black Party Weekend, NYC

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March 15, 2013

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Great music the horizon for those attending Black Party next weekend in NYC. P-Play’s (of Honey SoundSystem) “LUTHER” party, of IML fame, is back with an opening set from Chicago’s Harry+Jpeg. I’d heard about H+J’s work from friends around but was delighted to discover it was deep as sin. Present tense Chicago–listen, download, get in.

Category: Downloads