I finally heard the Cumbia album I’ve been needing to hear all these years

December 5, 2014
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I was not raised with Latin music. In fact, I don’t know that I heard any music in Spanish growing up that wasn’t background music at a Mexican restaurant or Gerardo’s “Rico Suave.” That all changed when I was garage sale-ing in the mid ’90s and I came across Big Hits by Prado.   This […]

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Brand new mix of Tribal Guarachero and Tribal Prehispánico by The Incredible Kid

September 29, 2014

The global bass blogosphere can have a very short attention span, and many scenes receive a brief, scant bit of attention before being forgotten about, no matter how vibrant and thriving the scenes remain. When Vortex Music Magazine asked me to put together a mix for their Mixtape Monday series, I decided I wanted to […]

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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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The Secret Untold Story of ATLAS

March 7, 2013

Nine and a half years ago I had no idea I would be sitting here writing my goodbye to a dance party I cofounded, hosted, and DJed that had the longest run in the history of a club named Holocene. (EDIT: Eventually Gaycation beat this record.)  I shared a few words on the Holocene blog in […]

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warning: the incredible blog makes free use of anglo-saxon words, often considered crude and coarse since the invasion of England by the Normans. You’ll recognize these words because they mostly have four letters. I am also fairly free in criticizing whatever I want, so if you think you’re in here and you’re going to be bothered by what i say, then stop right here. Thanks for reading.

June 14, 2011
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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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