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Interview with Casual Aztec and Troubled Youth

Casual Aztec and Troubled Youth

In this fourth and final installment of our series profiling DJs around Portland who are helping to cultivate a more inclusive music scene, we talk to DJs Casual Aztec and Troubled Youth about their involvement with the long-running Bridge Club, the evolution of Portland’s music scene, and some timeless wisdom on dealing with assholes.  Can you start by telling […]

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Interview with PSY//CHIC Creator Vera Rubin

Vera Rubin

In this third part of our series profiling DJs around Portland who are working to cultivate a more inclusive music scene, we talk to DJ, artist, and nightlife curator Vera Rubin about “nighttime installation”-slash-party PSY//CHIC, the need to reinvent the club on queer terms, and the labor entailed with throwing parties in Portland. Can you start by telling us who you are and what […]

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Interview with KBOO Urban Music Director Deena Bee

Deena Bee

This is the second in a series profiling DJs around Portland who are working to cultivate a more inclusive music scene.  This week we catch up with veteran vinyl selector and music programmer Deena Bee to talk radio, dance parties, and the importance of esoteric broadcasting. Can you start by telling us who you are and what […]

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Interview with Women’s Beat League

This is the first in a series profiling DJs around Portland who are working to cultivate a more inclusive music scene. Based out of Portland’s own S1, Women’s Beat League works to provide a space for female and non-binary folks to share skills and equipment in a safe and inclusive environment, whether through workshops, lectures, […]

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