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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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Chennai

February 10, 2009

I am going to attempt to relate the rest of our trip in Chennai, Mumbai and Amsterdam before too much time passes, and memories fade and wither, or distort into things beautiful or horrible, that never occurred. Here is the installment about our visit to Chennai. WARNING : SELECT USE OF ANGLO-SAXON WORDS TO FOLLOW […]

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Andaz returns 1/31/09

February 2, 2009

Thank you to everyone who came down to celebrate our return to the Fez Ballroom on Saturday night.  We had our largest attendance ever, with 556 people paid by the end of the night.  The Fez capacity is only 349, so my apologies to those of you who had to wait a while in the […]

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A little bit of France in India

January 17, 2009

Hello all,    Anjali and I decided to blow straight through Chennai, which we figure we will return to, and on to Pondicherry.  The city was officially renamed Puducherry, but even the official tourism guides say “Pondicherry” in their bus tours.  Pondicherry is the largest city in what was formerly the French colony also named […]

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Culture Shock to the Extreme

January 8, 2009

Hello all, Yesterday Anjali and I experienced the most intense culture shock of our trip.  We arrived in the village of Hampi in Karnataka yesterday morning, which was the heart of the sixteenth century Vijayanagar empire which dominated Southern India.  Now it is a town surrounded by ruins set amidst an evocative boulder-strewn landscape of rice paddies, banana plantations, and coconut […]

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