DERRICK CARTER + DJ DAN + COLETTE + DJ HEATHER

Red Cube Presents

DERRICK CARTER + DJ DAN + COLETTE + DJ HEATHER

Sat · March 24, 2018

10:00 pm (event ends at 2:30 am)

45 East

Portland, OR

$15 - $20

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at the door.

For VIP Table Reservations, please email vip@45eastpdx.com.

Derrick Carter
Derrick Carter
One of the pioneers of House Electronica in Chicago, IL, USA in the 1990s. Used to work for Cajual Records.
DJ Dan
DJ Dan
INSTEREO RECORDINGS | TOOLROOM RECORDS | HOUSEGUEST
LOS ANGELES, CA

It's tough to say more about DJ Dan than what is most likely known by just about any dance music fan that has ever taken interest in the genre. Just take a look at what some other legends have said:

"Dan is a pivotal ingredient to live DJing and production, a real teacher to all." - DJ Sneak

"The thing I love about Dan is that he's always had a funky spirit and he always pushes the elements of music." - Carl Cox

To those who still may not know all that much on Dan, we'll help you out from under that rock. As you can tell from just a bit of the praise from musical icons DJ Dan has received, our West Coast bred friend has been around the block a few times (and turning heads all the while). Music has been forever entrenched in Dan's life, having garnered a superior record collection at the age of 8 that would give Amoeba Records a run for its money. Starting his professional musical career with some smaller clubs in Seattle and then Los Angeles, DJ Dan had a rise to recognition in the dance music community that could be considered meteoric. Forming the Funky Techno Tribe in 1993, DJ Dan fused together breakbeat, house, dub, and techno to create a sound that later was fittingly crowned, "West Coast House". And with renowned tracks like "Needle Damage", and remixes for everyone from Depeche Mode to Duck Sauce, Dan's production prowess is undeniable. The journey that Dan's talents have taken him on could go on for pages and pages. He has played alongside the likes of fellow legends from Carl Cox to John Digweed with a mission of making club goers unable to fight the urge to dance the night away.

And it's not just party-goers and fellow DJ's who bow down to Dan, the press have drooled over his music. DJ Mag named DJ Dan the #1 House DJ in 2006 while URB Magazine named him "America's Favorite DJ" and "America's Hardest Working DJ". The media has never been more accurate. But one of the proudest moments could be said when THUMP warned partygoers to 'never fuck with DJ Dan' much like one un-fateful attendant once did in Baltimore, to which Dan had the most powerful of responses.

Dan's widely renowned Los Angeles based label Instereo Recordings, has further etched his name into dance music's core. With TJR, Phunk Investigation, Wolfgang Gartner, DJ PP, DJ Sneak, Hatiras, and DJ Dan being amongst the many artists featured on the Instereo Recordings, the label is hard to ignore in the industry. Dan also has releases on profound labels like; Toolroom, Pacha Recordings, Ultra, Guesthouse, Work, XL Recordings, Magnetic, Rising, and many others.

In 2015 Dan shows no signs of slowing down… his Las Vegas EDC set was rated as one of the best sets of the weekend by DJOYBEAT.com as well as Magnetic Mag. Similar buzz had Insomniac President/ CEO Pasquale Rotella chiming in:

"We go back since the early 90′s and he DJ'd some of my first warehouse parties. He's an LA underground staple and music legend."

If that wasn't enough, in a recent major dance music poll 'America's Best DJ', DJ Dan clocked in at #9 in a extremely competitive field; beating out some of the largest names in electronic music.

As this dance music world continues to evolve, it is safe to say that DJ Dan will continue to be one of its strongest voices.

We are pleased to welcome DJ DAN to the Sunday Night Mass stage for this very special debut set!
Colette
Colette
American vocalist and DJ born on May 27, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois.

Please use Colette Marino when her full name is credited
DJ Heather
DJ Heather
In the past few years the Chicago house community has produced a number of innovative and distinct djs trained in the art of transforming tranquil dance floors into spaces of sheer bedlam and bliss. Derrick Carter, Diz, Mark Farina and Sneak stand at the forefront of the nouveau jock barrage born and bred in the underground gatherings which flourish there. Their committed visions of undiluted musical appreciation, interactive communication, improvisation and basic integrity has brought greater attention to all the city� great djs including the genre busting DJ Heather. Widely regarded as one of the premier selectors in the nation, this Brooklyn born Chicagoan demonstrates her skills and sharp deck acumen for the massives throughout Chicago and the world at large with verve and undeniable talent.

At the urging of a friend, after hearing an unmixed compilation tape of her�, Heather started out at the Artful Dodger. A neighborhood pub with a cramped moist dance area situated in the rear. Being such a music lover djaying was a natural progression. I would ask some friends to come by. It was my chance to share my favorite records and have a few drinks� " I was not really mixing but learning how to play records, programming 101." "I was responsible for five hours of music every Saturday night. Eventually I got into the technical aspect of djaying, watching other djs play and learning by example. Finally I was able to get turntables and began practicing six hours a day if I was able. The first time I mixed two records it was like discovering a new secret language" "At that stage it was truly a hobby, something I did on weekends. I always think of the dj thing as the happy accident. Maybe because I came into it at a stage when it wasn� considered a superstar thing to do. I was the only dj in a circle of photographers, actors, designers and so on." At that time she was also working for local record labels and garnering experience about the industry. One gig lead to another and the hobby soon manifested itself into a full time pursuit. For five years she earned her chops by playing an urgent mix of hip hop, house, jazz, soul, RnB, disco classics, rare groove and all manner of off-center beats relevant to the stew she was brewing. At the Dodger she fully developed her versatility and philosophy as an entertainer.

During her fourth year at the Dodger, she began what would be a three year residency at Red Dog. A Wednesday night gig dedicated to downtempo beats, hip hop, rare groove and disco. "At Red Dog I was able to fully develop as a dj and hone my skills." At that same time she began a short but invaluable stint at world famous Gramaphone Records. Many of Chicago� well known djs have made a stop there; Sneak, Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Terry Mullan, Gemini, Colette and Miles Maeda to name a few." That place was my resource center. I was hired to be the hip hop buyer. I would also use their phone lines, fax machines, FedEx and ups accounts to the fullest extent. I used the store to make contacts, ship demos/press kits and sell my own mixed material. Three years later, once bookings got in the way of covering shifts, I had to say good bye. I felt like I had graduated Gramaphone Tech. It was such an invaluable experience." Primarily known in the Chicago dance community as a "hip hop" dj she began a shift in the material she played. "It was never a conscious effort to play one genre more than another. I�e always been interested in all forms of music. The demand for me to play house seemed to increase after each gig. Over time one just gave way to another. Gone but not forgotten"
Venue Information:
45 East
315 SE 3rd Ave
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.redcubepdx.net/