ime: 9:30 pm – 2 am
DJs: DJs from Fractal Tribe
Music: Psychedelic Trance
Cover: $10 downstairs
Beat Research began in March 2004 at the Enormous Room in Central Square. The brainchild of multimedia artists Jake Trussell (DJ C) and Antony Flackett (DJ Flack), who teaches a hands-on class at MassArt by the same name, Beat Research provided a new base for the genre-bending sets the two had been playing since throwing parties with the Toneburst Collective in the late 90s. Bridging parochial club divides, Flack and C would overlay dub and jungle, hip-hop and dubstep, dancehall and bhangra and beats from all over. After co-hosting the residency for 3+ years, in 2007 DJ C moved to Chicago while musicologist and blogger Wayne Marshall (Wayne & Wax) returned to Cambridge, bringing his big Caribbeanist ears, YouTube dragnet, and love of “musically-expressed ideas about music” to the mix.
In its 7.5 year run at the Enormous Room, Beat Research played host to some of the best and brightest DJs and producers of underground bass music in the world, gave a number of young Boston luminaries their first gig, and presented an utterly motley collection of tech-addled live PAs. The long list of special guests includes Scuba, DJ Rupture, Kingdom, edIT, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Uproot Andy, and thereminist Pamelia Kurstin. Consistently topping local polls, Beat Research has been hard to beat for anyone seeking out extraordinary sounds early in the week, and its hosts pride themselves on offering a free weekly session for discerning dancers and enthusiastic head-nodders.
Wayne & Flack were as surprised as anyone when the Enormous Room suddenly shut down in early October, but they are thrilled to relocate the weekly festivities to the Good Life in downtown Boston beginning on November 8–and every Tuesday thereafter. Moving across the Charles seems like the right move for a night that has been putting Boston’s bounce on the map.
Sweet Shop returns with its fifth installment. This month we give thanks with two great friends and awesome DJs:
Saturday’s line up includes rave legend Entropy, DC’s own Obeyah and our friend Dev Null
Joining them with opening duties are Mr. McNeill with a departure from his normal sound as a techno and house DJ. He continues to show why he is one of the most sought after newcomers in the Boston dance music scene, winning himself residencies at the W Hotel and talks of some west coast bookings sometime next year. Opening with McNeill is regular upstairs collaborator, Kat Fyte. While he regularly assists us with hip hop and reggae in the lounge, Max heard that Shuttle was playing and insisted on opening. We look forward to his mix of bass, moombahton and dancehall to help get the evening going.
Upstairs, Obeyah returns after his much lauded appearance for us back at Intersection with Tevo Howard. Obeyah, a native of the D.C. Metro area, shares his geographic and musical roots with Shuttle. Hailing from an area known for its deep underground dance music scene, Obeyah brings it with a ferocious blend of break beats littered with peaks and valleys that will keep you on your feet all evening long.
Opening duties to be performed by recent collaborators, NE Tempo bringing their own blend of hip hop and dance music to start your night off right.
It’s all sweet and it’s all 5$, all night long. See you on the floor!
Sweet Shop 5 with Entropy, Dev Null and Obeyah,
Saturday November 26th 2011 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
Good Life Boston
4 To The Floor Productions Presents Milk & Honey! It’sa gay and straight friendly dance party mixing in all the quality top 40, hip hop, reggae and electro to get you on the dance floor with DJ Leah V!!
Downstairs: Enjoy an evening of unlikley pairings as DJs Spencer 4 Hire, McFly, Jubalani and their motley crew present a monthly mash up bash…it’s BOOTIE BOSTON!