Elevated Underground

Saturday, May 9th
10:00pm – 2:30am

JOIN US for a night of forward-thinking Tech House and other intelligent electronica, as we bring the Underground up the stairs and into the light.

3,500 watts of additional sound and tasteful lighting will be in effect—It’s the room you know, only better.

Your mood-setters for the evening:

LC (aka Justin Curtis)
Jonah Brotman
Todd Howard

10:00pm – 2:30am

No Cover— All Vibe

miniBar
3810 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

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Flow

Flow

Posted In Events

Saturday, May 30th
10:00pm – 2:00am

Presented OJ Shrink

Join us for the 2nd edition of Flow that lands right on my Bday! Rick’s birthday is the day before, so if he survives Juxtapose, we will absolutely celebrate his birthday with mine and bring you guys some intense house and techno. Richie Re Lax and Rachel Fair, and Uun will be playing and bringing you guys techno at its finest.

Flow: The psychological term for being intensely focused on the task at hand, to the point that nothing else matters. This is what some people refer to as “being in the zone”. It is proven that musicians experience this on a daily basis–in addition to others who love their jobs–and at a higher scale than those who aren’t. It is also linked to leading a happier and longer life.

miniBar
3810 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

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jux·ta·pose >> may edition

kansascitytechno.com presents:

jux·ta·pose
/ˈjəkstəˌpōz/

“kctdc demf after party takeover”

Verb : To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.

2 rooms : 2 crews

Friday, May 29th, 2015
9pm – 1:30am
21+, No cover
$2 well and rotating drink specials

Main Room >>

Amanda (kansascitytechno.com)
http://www.kansascitytechno.com/artists/amanda/
https://soundcloud.com/amjanda

Josh C (kansascitytechno.com)
http://www.kansascitytechno.com/artists/josh-c/
https://soundcloud.com/joshchrans

PK (kansascitytechno.com)
http://www.kansascitytechno.com/artists/pk/
https://soundcloud.com/pk_kc

Niche >>

Uun (kansascitytechno.com :: Reloading Records)
http://www.kansascitytechno.com/artists/uun/
https://soundcloud.com/uun

Obstruct (kansascitytechno.com :: Rheostatus)
http://www.kansascitytechno.com/artists/obstruct/
https://soundcloud.com/obstruct

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Main Room Sound and additional lighting >> ACC Productions

Niche (upstairs) Sound >> Meta Hi Fi
https://www.facebook.com/nicheonbroadway

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See you on the dance floor!
www.kansascitytechno.com

Uptown Arts Bar
3611 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Additional parking behind the building

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jux·ta·pose >> april edition

kansascitytechno.com presents:

jux·ta·pose
/ˈjəkstəˌpōz/

Verb : To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.

2 rooms : 2 crews

Friday, April 24th, 2015
9pm – 1:30am
21+, No cover
$2 well and rotating drink specials

Main Room >>

Adam Bryce (Seattle/KC :: u:move)
https://soundcloud.com/atombryce

PK (kansascitytechno.com)
http://www.kansascitytechno.com/artists/pk/
https://soundcloud.com/pk_kc

Todd Howard (kansascitytechno.com :: Underground Freqs)
Resident jux·ta·pose DJ
http://www.kansascitytechno.com/artists/todd-howard/
https://soundcloud.com/todd-howard

Niche >>

Always 420 (Topeka :: Bass Hertz)
https://soundcloud.com/always420-1

JJ Soderling (Future Bass Live :: JS2 Media)
https://soundcloud.com/fstz

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Main Room Sound and additional lighting >> ACC Productions
http://www.facebook.com/ACCPRODUCTIONS

Niche (upstairs) Sound >> Meta Hi Fi
https://www.facebook.com/nicheonbroadway

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See you on the dance floor!
www.kansascitytechno.com

Uptown Arts Bar
3611 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Additional parking behind the building

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More Interest >> Brian R

Name:
 Brian T. Reid

DJ Alias:
 I mainly go by Brian R., I’m also one half of a tag duo that goes by the name Double Penetration ;) …I’ve played a few darker sets under the name Oso.

City:
 St. Louis MO!!!

How long have you been DJing dance music?

I have been “playing” since 2001-02… I’ve been playing “out” since 2003ish…

What was the first record you purchased?

Oh My,… I was gifted some records early on, but I would have to say my first “purchased” vinyl was Cleveland Lounge – Drowning… the one with the DJ Micro, AK1200, Dave Aude drum and space remix and the Joshua Ryan Scuba Dub… what can I say, I was digging the trance vibe at the time.

What drew you to the type of dance music that you play?

My musical progression has gone from DnB, which initially “set the hook” to Trance to Hard Dance/House… Nukleuz and Tidy Trax records never lasted very long on the shelves of the local shops when I had the money. I made the move from vinyl to cdj and then picked up the Electro House bug.

Played that for a awhile. But I wanted a more “bassy” feel to my music. I’ve always been a pretty avid hip/hop fan, my favorite MC of all time is Rakim, but thats a story for a different time. However I wanted to portray that hip hop vibe in the “electronic” music I was looking to play. I met a group of cats her in St. Louis that were throwing parties and nights under the “Fractured” name. Narcosis(Josh Sedivy) and Ready(Kevin Fernandez) were heading up that collective, at the time, on a BreakBeat format. So entered my foray into the BreakBeat style. I was digging hard on the broken beat arrangements, loved the loose, warm 808 basslines and it’s clear tie-in to the hip hop sound I loved. I played breaks for a hot minute.

It wasn’t too long after that that I was clued in by a good friend of mine, AT, to a certain San Francisco based Bass monster label (DirtyBird Records) … aaaand that was pretty much the deal right there. Hook line and sinker! It was the sound I was looking for, that Bay Area hip hop mixed with house and tech house, win win situation!

Now I stray from that sound on numerous occasions, because techno, house and drum and bass STILL play a large part in who I am as a dj. Diversity isn’t a bad thing to have on your side. But I always like to maintain a certain “sound” that is familiar, approachable, danceable…

Best place to find new music?

I’ve found quite a few gems over the years on Soundcloud. There’s always someone new trying to put his or her track in your ear in hopes of making it to the next level… thats kind of why I like that platform. But there is an equal amount of low quality junk to wade through before you might find that one gem.

There’s always the reliable Beatport… still a pretty good source albeit the new user interface isn’t quite my fave. But it’s quick and it’s easy, nuff said.

You have been involved with the midwest dance music scene for a long time, how has it changed in the past few years?

This is a tough question. Yes, it has changed. Have all the changes been for the good?… not necessarily. When I first got into the midwest scene upon return from the NAVY in 2001, it was The Aloha, hotlines, warehouses, fat pants, candy and vibes… very much an underground culture. And I f**king loved it. Somewhere between then and now… the commercial aspect has taken over. Money started playing a huge role in bringing electronic music and EDM into a very open light. Everyone was jumping on the train. That I have no problem with, the more fans the better to keep the scenes alive. But it’s just not the same I guess. It just doesn’t seem as “friendly” as it used to be. I still love it and I’ll still support it, but I’d like to see it dialed back a bit… spend less on production, show-wise, and more on sound and gear. But to close this rant, I think we might be headed in a good direction…

You are a member of BlindFire Entertainment. Tell us about the crew and your role in it.

I’m just a solid roster DJ who just so happens to play double roles, as Brian R. and “the other half” of DP… Love that crew though man, we have ALOT of great talent wrapped up in the BlindFire name…

You will be making your debut performance in KC on March 27th at jux·ta·pose. What have you heard about the event?

Nothing actually… just kidding!!! Jux has hosted a handful of good friends of mine over the years. T-Lec, great dude, always speaks highly of his times behind the decks there!!! Richie ReLax and his boo Rachel Fair, I know have ripped with you a time or two. Pretty sure Jonah Brotman has played Jux as well. I have heard nothing but good things about the night, the crew and the people that attend. I very much look forward to bringing some of this St. Louis flavor to KC and throwin down with the KansasCityTechno crew!!!

Tell us about the mix.

The mix is a set from this past weekend, recorded live at BlindFire’s annual banger, PsychoTronic 9. I had the dubious honor of warming up the room for DirtyBird records very own Christian Martin. It’s a mix of bass heavy tech-house and house tracks, with a bit of a ghetto flavor thrown in at the end. Just enough to get the room movin. It has a nice progression to it, groovy vocal tracks into a little rollin tech house into a little bass-house. I threw some breaks in there for fun. I had a blast compiling and playing this set. Hope you dig it too.

Besides music, what else do you collect, if anything?

Hats, watches and shoes… my wife says I have an addiction. I think I believe her. I’m sitting on 12-13 pairs of tennis shoes and hi-tops, like almost 35-45 flat bills and like 9 watches… Is there a program for this?

What do you order at the bar?

Generally speaking I don’t drink all that much. Therefore I would have to say either the occasional Pabst Blue Ribbon or Miller High-Life. Or a whiskey, neat. But you guys have Schlitz there in KC right? I might have to switch up my game a bit :)

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