“In 1999 I began learning how to mix records. I only knew one person from my early days that was a DJ and we were still loosely in touch so I called him up! Very long story short, that dude was Tony Markham. He showed me how to scratch, beatmatch and taught me measures and took me to countless parties all over KC, Denver, Omaha, Iowa, Tennessee, Columbia and Springfield MO. People like Tony care about what they do and lifting up everyone involved as much as possible by abandoning the ego and sharing the spotlight for the sake of the bigger picture. Little did I know I was meeting pivotal people in my life and expanding my musical tastes as well. Both of us playing at this upcoming event was not planned by us, and it was a great surprise as we found out. Full Circle, LezzzzzGoh!!!” – Jason A. H.
“i won’t be able to make this, but everyone on this list should make this. i’ve watched chris play ALL of my records over the course of a night and absolutely destroy my crates in ways i never could’ve imagined. he’s one of the most slept-on talents in kansas city and he’s been around for fucking ages. to say nothing of the fact that tony and pat are stupid talented as well.” - Bucho R.
what more needs to be said?
Verb : To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
2 rooms : 2 crews
Friday, May 31st
9pm – 1:30am
21+, no cover, all vibe
$3 well drink special
Main room >>
Resident support from >> Todd Howard (kansascitytechno.com)
Madamsies aka Madame E
Additional sound and lighting provided by ACC Productions
Promotional support provided by Re:Animated Audio Visual Entertainment
See you on the dance floor!
Uptown Arts Bar
3611 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Additional parking behind the building
Live recording from the Uptown Arts Bar in Kansas City on April 26th, 2013 for the kansascitytechno.com monthly jux·ta·pose featuring guests Lance DeSardi vs Tyrel Williams all vinyl tag set!
Michael Todd Starkey
Years behind the decks:
What was the first record you purchased:
Good Times – Chic, I was about 7 or 8, lol.
What type of platform do you prefer to perform on?
It really doesn’t matter to me to be honest. I use Serato alot, but I’ve played on Traktor and really like it much better. I hate burning cd’s because I like having labels which makes it that much more time consuming. I still love playing vinyl as well, just not as many opportunities outside of my studio though.
What drew you to the type of dance music that you play?
I loved the fact that it didn’t really sound like anything else. I grew up listening to disco and got the obvious similarities, but the sounds were just trippy and weird to me, in a good way. And I liked the repetitive aspect as well, alot of people don’t get that part of it.
You have been involved with the DFW dance music scene for a long time, how has it changed in the past few years?
There are so many more options now than before. Before, there was maybe one good party a month, now there are at least three or four.
What is one of your favorite early memories of going out and enjoy nightlife culture?
I used to go to this club in Austin when I was going to school in San Marcos. I just remember the music being so great and wanting to know every record the dj was playing. I was totally hooked.
What is your favorite record label?
In the past, I just loved everything on the ZYX label. Total German electronic wickedness. Of course the Salsoul and Sugarhill labels will always be legendary to me as well. Recently, I really like Dirtybird, Anabatic, Off Recordings and Food. They are really consistent, which is difficult these days.
Best place to find new music?
The internet, lol. Nowadays, I don’t care where I find it, as long as I can find it. I listen to a lot of mixes of artists I like, so that always turns me on to new artists and labels.
Favorite Live Act / DJ to see perform?
Wow, that’s a tough one. I remember seeing the Chemical Bros. back in 95, and they just left that venue in utter disbelief. I was blown away. Underworld is great live as well, and I saw Orbital in 96 and they were phenomenal. DJ wise, Derrick Carter is always on point and Claude Von Stroke always keeps you guessing which direction he’s going. Digweed’s first time at Ku De Ta in Dallas was so solid, he just captured that summer vibe so well.
Do you produce?
Not just yet, very soon though
Besides music, what else do you collect, if anything?
Not really music, but music related. I love promo posters, album artwork, anything that I can frame and make it look like art, lol.
When is the best time to listen to dance music?
Pretty much anytime, except right before bed. All the oontz oontz keeps me from actually falling asleep, haha!! Thank goodness for ambient/chill out, hehe
What do you order at the bar?
I love a really good dirty vodka martini if I’m in a nice bar or lounge. But if I’m just out playing or hanging with the house crew, you can’t miss with a Bud in a bottle
Tuesday, May 21st
10pm – 3am
Lotus Camp proudly presents: FUTURO
EVERY 3rd Tuesday of the month on the Riot Room Patio!
A night of eclectically chosen, forward thinking dance music. No styles or tempos left behind.
Come take a ride with us as we cruise through the sounds of…
Bmore /Jersey Club
and SO much more….
EZ Brothers /// Lotus Camp
VERY special guest for May:
KC Techno /// jux·ta·pose
The Riot Room Patio
21+ w/ ID