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.

Bottom Forty Sneak Peak – FJAAK

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September 12, 2014

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The time is almost here! Tomorrow night the Bottom Forty crew is joined by San Francisco’s very own Vin Sol at Kremwerk. Our countdown includes a daily sneak peak into our stash of tracks we’ve been gathering just for you. Today’s track is a syncopated house banger by Berlin’s FJAAK called Seven Miles High and was selected by Nark. Enjoy and we’ll see you tomorrow night at the klurb!

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If you haven’t yet RSVPd to the event, do so now! We’ll have limited edition B40 stickers at the door, so get there early. RSVP to bottomfortyseattle@gmail.com or on the Book of Face event.

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Bottom Forty Interior Sneak Peak – Andreas Saag

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September 11, 2014

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We’re just two days away from the Bottom Forty Interior with Vin Sol this Saturday at Kremwerk. Our musical salivary glands are dripping with anticipation so we’re giving you a daily sneak peek into our record bags. Today’s track was selected by spaceotter and is called In The Box by Andreas Saag. It’s a minimal tech house jam with a few old school breakbeats thrown in for good measure. Enjoy and we’ll see you this Saturday kittehs!

If you haven’t yet RSVPd to the event, do so now! We’ll have limited edition B40 stickers at the door, so get there early. RSVP to bottomfortyseattle@gmail.com or on the Book of Face event.

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B40 Interior Sneak Peek – Borrowed Identity

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September 10, 2014

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Just three more days until the Bottom Forty Interior this Saturday at Kremwerk! So to help you keep track, we’re giving you a sneak peak of what we have on tap for you. Today we have a vocal hook-heavy deep house jam by Borrowed Identity selected by Nark!

Only 23 years young, Borrowed Identity resides in Germany but original hails from Romania. Even at his tender age, he seems to have a well seasoned ear with no less than eight releases under his belt.

If you haven’t yet RSVPd to the event, do so now! We’ll have limited edition B40 stickers at the door, so get there early. RSVP to bottomfortyseattle@gmail.com or on the Book of Face event.

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B40 Interior Sneak Peek – Moiré

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September 9, 2014

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Ok listen up, the Bottom Forty Interior party is this Saturday Sep. 13 at Kremwerk and we have the amazing DJ/producer Vin Sol on hand to shake us down! All the Bottom Forty residents will be on hand to contribute their signature sounds to the night as well. What can you expect to hear you ask? Well first off, you can be assured that everything you’ll hear will be qual-i-tee.

I’ll give you a little sneak peek of what’s in my virtual record bag for this weekend. Starting with a track from Moiré out on the Werkdiscs imprint. It’s a moody and acid tinged jam that bounces around your head like an atom under the influence of hallucinogens. The B40 crew will surly serve it up propperly this Saturday!

Bonus! Here’s a mix Moiré put together for Fact Magazine last month.

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If you haven’t yet RSVPd to the event, do so now! We’ll have limited edition B40 stickers at the door, so get there early. RSVP to bottomfortyseattle@gmail.com or on the Book of Face event.

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Bottom Forty, The Revival Party

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July 23, 2014

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The news is out, after months and months of work, planning and rebranding, we are so completely thrilled to announce the revival of Bottom Forty as an event and dance experience. Please join us on the 2nd Saturdays at Kremwerk, starting on August 9th, with special guest headliner and one of our top podcasters, Hyasynth.

As always, Bottom Forty’s inspiration comes from the travel and adventures of our crew, the video above was compiled from clips from my travels over the past year.

RSVP your first and last name to BottomFortySeattle@gmail.com and we’ll give you a free Bottom Forty t-shirt upon arrival (while supplies last), if we run out, your cover charge will be halved.

Join our Facebook invite here and get ready to get lifted.

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Exclusive: Bottom Forty Official Group Mix, I Feel Like Being You

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March 19, 2014

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Good morning! In honor of our 30th podcast, we are excited to release our first ever group mix, representing Bottom Forty and it’s five contributing DJ’s. Bottom Forty is a mirror ball in New York, a basement in Chicago, a cruise in L.A. and a night in the desert, and our goal with this mix was to take you to each place.

Our track list was compiled by each member, Nark, SpaceOtter, Pavone, Tony Radovich and Riff-Raff and was mixed by hand by Nark. We hope you enjoy going on this journey with us!

Tracklist:
1. Alien Alien – One by One (Rodion Mix)
2. Two Dudes in Love – Schizophrenic (Lilly Ackerman Remix)
3. German Brigante – Black Bull
4. DKDS – Don’t Stop
5. Tigerskin – On the Corner
6. Danny Daze – When The Freaks Come Out
7. Arthurs Landing – Miracle 2
8. Miroslav Vitovs- NY City (ET 2014)
9. Outlander – Zero Days
10. Greeen Linez – Hibiscus Pacific (Jacques Renault Remix)
11. Alixander III – In A Vacuum
12. Chymera – Tidal
13. Billy Disney – Rum Punch
14. TCTS Feat. Shivum Sharma – These Heights (Detroit Swindle Mile High Club Remix)
15. Laszlo Dancehall – Gave Up

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Exclusive : B40 Mix001 by Spaceotter

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March 12, 2013

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Bottom Forty’s own spaceotter brings us the inaugural B40 exclusive podcast. His mix ensconces a moody atmosphere with a playful and jazzy opening, then morphs into a late night party soundtrack. It’s narrative is startlingly on point while maintaining elements of surprise.

Bio: Space is the place where apparent paradoxes resolve themselves through perspective. spaceotter is co-resident DJ and music director of Burning Man Camp Conception, and co-resident DJ of the Bottom Forty collective in Seattle. A decades-long drummer, pianist and MFA poet, his dedication is to creating an expression of freedom and soul in music, in which the primary considerations are musicianship, soul, playfulness and joy rather than genre.

Where are you based? Seattle, Washington

Webpage(s): http://www.spaceotter.com, http://facebook.com/djspaceotter

Music Archive Webpage(s): http://soundcloud.com/djspaceotter, http://www.mixcrate.com/spaceotter/dj_mixes

Why do you play music?

I’m endlessly fascinated with rhythm, texture and energy in music. I get stupid about it. I’m definitely a music nerd.

What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?

Steward, community organizer, booster, den mama, keeper of the faith and channel of quality in a world of ‘product’ and ‘market niche.’

Favorite label or artist from the 2012?

Godd…I mean Todd Terje. And Local Talk records

4) What’s the thing you’re looking most forward to in 2013? – Renewal and reinvention. Change. Evolution in the face of challenge.

If your mix was a color what would it be?

The light green of a crocus shoots in Seattle late winter. The new. As a note, the mix is dedicated to musical ancestors Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter and their continued life in and through me, seasonally renewed.

Best city to get booty from DJing?

This is embarrassing! I don’t think I’ve ever gotten booty from DJing. Except my partner I guess, whom I managed to snag partially due to a mix CD a few years back. It’s been a long, great ride. 🙂

How did you come up with your DJ name?

I misheard a song lyric from a Miles Maeda trip hop mix (Control Freaks’ “Very Serious Smokin'”) as “we’re the spaceotter” and realized with all my being that’s what I was: the spaceotter. It chose me rather than vice versa.

Tracklist:

John Tejada – Winter Skies
Weather Report – River People
Jamiel – Midnight Dancing
Miguel Migs – Tonight feat. Me’shell Ndegeocello
Soul Clap, Sergio Santos – Michael Went To Heaven
DJ Nature – Sexual Tension Scene 1
Lady Blacktronika – If Some Rain (2011 Mix)
Thomas Fehlmann – Falling Into Your Eyes
Harley Muscle – We Groove U feat. Marshall Jefferson (Marcos Baiano Remix)
M.A.N.D.Y. – Staying Home
Mic Newman – The Fidelity
Kyodai – Breaking (90s Mix)
Actual Proof – Huff & Puff
Flash Atkins – Flood Warning
KiNK – Bitter Sweet
FCL – Let’s Go

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