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Reading Questlove’s “Mo’ Meta Blues”

January 9, 2014

1/8/14 I was looking forward to reading Questlove’s “Mo’ Meta Blues” memoir since I first heard about it.  I have been a huge Roots fan ever since I first caught them doing a joint-headliner show with Goodie Mob in the late ’90s.  I think  I’ve seen them nine times or something like that.  Up until […]

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The Portland Mercury lets us talk up our New Year’s Party

December 30, 2013

The first public party that Anjali and I threw was a New Year’s Eve party in Portland in 2000 at a space called the Medicine Hat.  It was a sold-out, raucous, crazy time that featured nudity and lots of people getting kicked out for illicit activity.  This year’s party at the Bossanova Ballroom marks our […]

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Anjali & The Kid at 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival

June 14, 2011

Last year was the first year that Anjali and I had been asked to DJ NW music festivals outside of Portland or Vancouver, BC.  First we DJed the Photosynthesis Festival in Randle, WA, and then the Beloved Festival in Tidewater, Oregon.  Both were great experiences, and real highlights of a pretty miserable Summer for us. […]

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One year at Rotture

May 10, 2011

Last night was the one-year anniversary our Andaz party moving from Fez Ballroom to Rotture.   When we were DJing our final night at the Fez, all the staff there, who really wished us success at our new home, were very vocal in assuring us that our crowd was so dedicated that they were absolutely […]

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The Rebirth of ANDAZ at Rotture

July 12, 2010

For those who haven’t heard the news, ANDAZ moved from the Fez Ballroom after seven and a half years, and is now at Rotture on the East Side.  We will be celebrating our eight-year anniversary on Saturday, July 17th, 2010.  At the Fez we celebrated our anniversaries in November, since that was the month that […]

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The end of Andaz at Fez Ballroom

April 11, 2010

The only constant is change.  After seven and a half years of packed dance parties it is time to say goodbye to Fez Ballroom.  Not something Anjali or I ever wanted to happen, but the club will be changing its format on all its Saturday nights.  We were the longest-running night in the club’s history.  […]

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Anu Malik still has it!?!?!?!?

July 25, 2009

Before Anjali started DJing with me in 2000, I had only been exposed to vintage Bollywood; I didn’t know the contemporary scene at all.  I was only buying and listening to vinyl at the time, and Bollywood hadn’t put a record out in a decade by that point.  Anjali bought me a Hum Dil De […]

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Mumbai

February 27, 2009

Our next and final destination in India was “Mumbai.” Every Indian I talked to called it Bombay, and in conversation with them I felt like I would be considered benighted if I said Mumbai. Traditionally the name of the city is Mumbai in Marathi and Gujarati, Bombay in English and Bambai in Hindi, Persian, and […]

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