Adrian & the Mysterious D
DJs Adrian & the Mysterious D (née Adrian Roberts and Deidre Roberts) – a.k.a. A Plus D – are widely recognized as the DJ duo who helped bring mashup and bootleg culture to America. Based in San Francisco, the duo started the Bootie (club night) in 2003, the first mashup bootleg party in the United States. In 2005, they started a sister Bootie club in Los Angeles, and in 2007, launched Bootie parties in New York City and Paris, and in 2008, Munich and Boston.
Under their bootlegger moniker, A Plus D, they have created dozens of mashups, often utilizing underground and alternative artists for their bootlegs.
In August 2007 in San Francisco, they staged "The A+D Show" at the DNA Lounge, a multimedia mashup show that mixed DJing with video and live performance. In August 2008, they staged the sequel "Revenge Of The A+D Show" at the Bootie 5-Year Anniversary Party.
- Official site
- SF Weekly feature article
- Salt Lake City Weekly: "Shake that Bootie!: A Plus D solve the mash-up equation"
- Time Out Hong Kong
- NPR interview on "The California Report"
- Club Systems International feature article