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


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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Centrikal’s “Faze” EP on Innerflight Music

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November 12, 2013


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.

Available at Beatport and Soundeo.

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Seattle Treasures: Rhines of the Innerflight Crew

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April 8, 2013

rhinesMy 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.

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