Bootie (club night)
Bootie is the first club night in the United States dedicated solely to mashups and bootlegs, and is now the biggest all-mashup party in the world, with regular parties in several cities around the globe. The original party began at the Cherry Bar (now Qi Ultra Lounge) in San Francisco in August 2003, and moved to DNA Lounge in March 2006, where it now occurs every Saturday, and is simulcast into the virtual venue Club Republik in Second Life. For over a year, it was the only club of its kind in America, and its creators, DJs Adrian & the Mysterious D (aka A Plus D), along with former resident DJ Party Ben, were instrumental in helping to popularize mashup culture on the West Coast. The club has showcased mashup DJs from around the world, including DJ Earworm, DJ Lobsterdust, Go Home Productions, Dsico, DJ Zebra, Evolution Control Committee, and dj BC, as well as featuring a live house band, Smash-Up Derby, known as "the world's first mashup rock band."
Bootie SF has been regularly named "Best Dance Club" in the SF Weekly's "Best of SF" and the Bay Guardian's annual "Best of the Bay" issue. Hallmarks of the club include the infamous Midnight Mashup Show, which feature drag and burlesque artists performing to mashups, along with giveaways of a monthly 10-track CD, which many club patrons collect. The night has been written about in national magazines such as Spin, Complex, and Club Systems International.
In July 2005, Adrian & Mysterious D teamed up with DJ Paul V. and launched a sister club in Los Angeles called Bootie LA, which began at The Echo in Echo Park and is now held at the adjacent Echoplex. In February 2007, the promoters launched Bootie NYC in New York City. That same month, they partnered with French DJ ComaR to help launch Bootie Paris, which ran for nearly three years at La Mechanique Ondulatoire. Bootie Munich, with resident DJs BootOX and Schmolli, was launched in October 2007. Bootie Boston, with dj BC and Lenlow, was launched in March 2008. Bootie Berlin launched in June 2009 with residents DJ Morgoth, Mashup-Germany, and Dr. Waumiau. Bootie Rio in Brazil was launched in May 2010. Bootie ATL, in Atlanta with dj BC, was launched in August 2011.
DJs Adrian & Mysterious D have also done one-off Bootie parties in many other places around the globe, including Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, London, Vienna, Brasília, Brisbane, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Mexico City, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Hamburg, Lithuania, Ireland, and Salt Lake City.
In additional to the regular parties, Bootie also posts on their a monthly "Bootie Top 10," a "highly-opinionated" list of mashup MP3 downloads, curated by Adrian & Mysterious D. This is in addition to the annual "Best of Bootie" CD compilations, which are posted as free downloads near the end of every year.
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