Direct from Italy, Bootie is proud to present a rare U.S. appearance from Italian DJ/production duo, DJs From Mars
, infamous not only for bringing the mashup aesthetic into electro-house, but also for their trademark cartoon box heads, which they wear while playing live. In only a few short years, they have become one of the biggest names in the global mashup scene, with over 10 million views on YouTube, and opening sets for the likes of Tiesto.
Their bootlegs have been noticed by labels around the world, and in the U.S., they've started working with famed producer Jason Nevins, who has brought the pair remix work for such artists as Ciara, Coolio, Eiffel 65, Brooklyn Bounce, Ennio Morricone, Fragma, and many more. With over 70 official remixes and six dozen bootlegs (and counting) to their name, DJs From Mars are determined to bring their "electro alien bastard pop" to the world, with tour stops planned this year for Europe, China, Australia, Brazil, and the U.S.
At 11 PM, Bootie's house band Smash-Up Derby
takes to the stage for a set of live rock mashups, while resident DJs A Plus D
hold it down between For the Midnight Mashup Show, Haus of Vicious
makes its Bootie debut, bringing their stilleto mafia to the main stage. And finally, in the upstairs room, it's SQURRRL, as DJs Papa Tony, Bill Dupp, and Trevor Sigler -- along with host Danyol -- present a nutty night of house, electro, and breaks, with plenty of funk in-between.
Launched in 2003 in San Francisco by A Plus D -- aka DJs Adrian & Mysterious D -- Bootie was the first club night dedicated solely to the burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup -- and is now the biggest mashup event in the world, with regular parties in several cities on four continents. Voted "Best Club Night" for the past six years, Bootie keeps your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song combinations, mixing and matching every musical genre, era, and style into one big dance party. Providing the soundtrack for the A.D.D. generation -- and free mashup CDs given away like candy -- it's a place where everyone is welcome.