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: Jëno’s San Francisco CD (1996)

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November 25, 2013

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Rave history moment: those who know me well know my reverence for Wicked–not the revisionist tale of the witch, or the Bostonian expression of delight (though those are good too), but the San Francisco party crew by that name. When the early 90s electronic music movement broke on the left coast, Wicked (along with Dubtribe, Basics, Funky Techno Tribe and others) were primary among the crews throwing amazing parties up and down the coast, notably their free full-moon parties on the beaches around SF. Wicked, composed of DJs Jëno, Garth, Markie Mark and Thomas, also have the designation of being the first soundsystem on the playa at Burning Man, though they haven’t been in years to my knowledge. read more …

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Otterotation: KiNK live on Beats in Space

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October 16, 2013

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Bulgarian producer, remixer, and DJ KiNK (aka Strahil Velchev) has been on the radar for a while to many of us in the know. After recent performances at Decibel 2013, VIA 2013, Honey Soundsystem’s NYE party in 2012, it’s been great to have more United States audiences in the fold to his fantastic productions. His music features odd, trippy experimental textures and lo-fi percussion with house, techno and psychedelic edges. read more …

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