Bootie is the first and biggest club night in the United States dedicated solely to mashups and bootlegs. The monthly party began at the Cherry Bar (now Annie's Social Club) in San Francisco in August 2003, and moved to DNA Lounge in March 2006. For over a year, it was the only club of its kind in America, and its creators, DJs Adrian & the Mysterious D, along with 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 globe, including Dsico, McSleazy, Go Home Productions, DJ Zebra, Evolution Control Committee, dj BC, and Lionel Vinyl as well as featuring a live house band, Smash-Up Derby, known as "the world's only mashup rock band."
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 & the 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. Numerous guest DJs have appeared, including some of the most famous names in the mashup world such as Evolution Control Committee, Party Ben, Loo and Placido, Mr. Fab, The Illuminoids, and DJ Earworm.
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 takes place monthly at La Mechanique Ondulatoire. Bootie Munich, with resident DJs BootOX and Schmolli, was launched in October 2007, and Bootie Boston, with dj BC and Lenlow, was launched in March 2008.
DJs Adrian & the Mysterious D have also done one-off Bootie parties in Hong Kong, Mexico City, Copenhagen, Salt Lake City, Denver, and – coming in November 2008 – Beijing, China.
Andrea McVeigh (right) runs club night Hellzapoppin' in Belfast at the Pavilion Bar, Ormeau Road, Belfast. Andrea says:
Jan 07, 2011; Andrea McVeigh (right) runs club night Hellzapoppin' in Belfast at the Pavilion Bar, Ormeau Road, Belfast. Andrea says: Before...