Bootie celebrates six years of mashing it up, with a party so big, it can't be contained in one night! It's the Bootie 6-Year Anniversary Weekender! Friday kicks things off with "School Night," as DJs Adrian, Mysterious D, Boyshapedbox
, and Dada
spin classic mashups from the past six years. At 11 PM, class is in session as live Bootie house band Smash-Up Derby
presents "Mashups 101: A Bastard Pop History Lesson." Complete with a slide show, the band will trace the chronology of the mashup scene's most landmark tracks, from 2002's seminal "A Stroke of Genie-us" to the multiple mashed-up versions of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Blow Up -- named one of America's hippest indie dance parties by Spin magazine -- takes over the upstairs room, with local DJ heroes Jeffrey Paradise
and Richie Panic
spinning the best indie and electro on the West Coast. At midnight, Bootie LA's resident 10-person dance crew R.A.I.D.
(Random Acts of Irreverent Dance) will take the stage in their trademark gold suits, with a trio of choreographed mashup dance numbers. There will also be surprise drag queen performances by Suppositori Spelling
, as well as naughty schoolgirl and schoolboy go-go dancers presented by The Indra
. And of course, there are free 20-track Bootie Anniversary CDs for the first 500 people through the door!
Launched in 2003 in San Francisco by DJs Adrian & The Mysterious D, 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 eight cities on three 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!
Bootie's DJs and house band Smash-Up Derby, as well as guest mashup DJs from around the world, keep your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song combinations, celebrating -- and satirizing -- the many different forms of music. Bootie also presents the infamous Midnight Mashup Show, featuring local drag and burlesque performers. Bootie showcases the best mashup productions from around the globe... because one song at a time just isn't enough!