As promised, I am here today to discuss the greatest party music ever, Bootie’s annual “best-of” mashup collection. Bootie, an enormous quasi-underground dance party, was started in San Francisco in 2003 by DJ Adrian & DJ Mysterious (aka: A Plus D), in an attempt to create a nightclub based exclusively on bootleg mashups. Nine years later there are parties in seven US cities and 11 countries (in addition to Second Life).
In case you are wondering, this Saturday’s party takes place at the DNA Lounge in SOMA, across the street from Cycle Gear and only a few under-freeway blocks from the glorious Zeitgeist. And, don’t worry, simply because SF Weekly ran a spread on the party doesn’t mean it’s going to be mainstream – you’re still hip for knowing about it.
The underground aspect of the music means that the mashup artists have a hard time legally selling the unofficially sampled songs, therefore, they are given away for free at all the shows & on the Bootie website! Check them out, besides, where else are you going to find Chris Isaac vs. Billy Idol (DJ Schmolli, 2008), Brazilian Star Wars (Faroff, 2009), Van Halen vs. John Lennon (Mighty Mike, 2010), or Psy vs. Ghostbusters (Faroff, 2012).
If the beat is too strong for you and you’d prefer a more traditional mashup, check out last months post about Scott Bradlee, a one man mashup genius.
And now you know.
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