Hey kids, I hope your New Year has been crack-a-lacking so far!
About seven months ago, I started a new party at the Seattle Eagle where I play nothing but techno, acid and electro. I stepped up to the challenge and left all my disco at home and brought everything else. Following is my latest mix from the night, and boy oh boy is there some fire in here! Downloads enabled, enjoy!
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I first heard of DJ Apt One from the amazing and ever replete music blog Dollar Bin Jams. As it’s name suggests, you can find rips of all kinds of obscure vinyl here, plus a deluge of funk and soul edits from DJ Apt One, Shawn Ryan and the other DBJ contributors.
Mr. One likes to keep many irons in the fire; touring, making edits, contributing guest articles and now authoring a foodie blog for Vice Magazine keeps his hands from being too idle. He was kind enough to take some time out of his very busy scheduled to answer a few questions for Bottom Forty.
Bottom Forty HBIC Narky Nark laid down the acid house cuts last Friday at the Seattle Eagle. LET’S JACK.
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Call him a rare disco revivalist, San Francisco’s champion of “The Golden Age of Gay” or “The Godfather of Bathhouse Disco.” Or, just call him DJ Bus Station John, that’s his name after all. Currently helming such successful parties as Love Will Fix It, Disco Daddy at the SF Eagle and the long-running (ten years next spring) mother of all sleaze disco parties, Tubesteak Connection, BSJ is one of the most prolific and devoted DJ’s to happen to disco.
DJ Bus Station John comes to Seattle next weekend for the most celebrated gay holiday, Halloween! He spins Friday October 25 at the Seattle Eagle, then Saturday October 26 at Pony for STIFFED!
Eugene Tambourine is one of those rare DJs whose broad-ranging tastes can educate, transport, confuse, elate and inspire all at the same time. I first heard Eugene at the Seattle Eagle way back in the day, well early 90s. His sets were, and still are, transformative and constantly evolving journeys.
A quick, not all-inclusive preview of what looks to be a gonzo weekend in Seattle. We’ve got visiting Chicago legends, Burning Man all-stars, queer west coast bitch house & techno upstarts at leather bars, pop stars turned DJs, parties in warehouses and on train cars…and that doesn’t even include the big downtown venues or most of our fabulously talented local resident DJ nights, or Flammable’s guest whom I don’t even know yet. Really Seattle? What are you trying to do to me? Really?