Tonight, live Bootie house band Smash-Up Derby
presents the return of "Request Night!" There will be no planned set list -- you call out any mashup in their extensive repertoire, and the band will play it! Also on the bill, it's the Bootie debut of DJ Zax
, playing a special late-night set. In the upstairs room, Mad Murdock
will be our guest DJ at Electro-Bootie, our monthly "club-within-a-club" showcasing electro bootlegs, remixes, and covers. And for the midnight mashup show, it's the return of The Cheese Puffs
, the world's first Richard Cheese-inspired burlesque troupe.
Tonight is also DNA Lounge's 23rd birthday
! This venerable venue first opened on November 22, 1985!
Launched in 2003, Bootie was the first club night in the United States dedicated solely to the burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup -- and is now the biggest mashup event in the world, with monthly parties in six cities on two continents. Mixing and matching every conceivable musical genre, era, and style into one big dance party where everyone feels welcome, Bootie provides the soundtrack for the A.D.D. generation -- with free mashup CDs given away like candy!
Resident DJs Adrian, the Mysterious D, Party Ben
, and Dada
keep your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song combinations, celebrating -- and satirizing -- the many different forms of music. Guest mashup DJs from around the world are featured, and the infamous midnight mashup show showcases popular local drag and burlesque performers.