May 17, 2012 in Events
Taking place in the upstairs of the Funky Buddha, the two of them usually host a guest DJ each week, playing individually, then tag team sets around said featured guests. The two of them have quite exquisite tastes in music, in particular the techno music. They both play all vinyl, which, you know, makes us non-all vinyl guys feel like we’re cheating…well not really at all, as in the end it is all about output, but they both mix a mean piece of wax.
Last week, I had the joy of playing tunes from 11-12:30 on a warm, blustery evening. The upstairs of the Buddha is a terrific space, mostly open air and a cozy size. Kevin had great vision with the visuals, using three projectors, he engulfed most of the room with a National Geographic like film of nature. A good part of it was projected on to white sheets, that were neatly hung opposite of the DJ booth. The result was almost a third of that wall was moving and swimming with the film, while there was a warm glow cast across the top of the dance floor…well played Kev! He also through down a techno set to open the evening, that was right on the money. There were about twenty five people in the room as I went on, a nice little crowd stayed and conversed in the lounging area around the dance floor. It’s always enjoyable to provide a back drop to a setting where it is mostly conversation, while attempting to coax people on to the dance floor. Especially in this relaxed setting at an earlier point in the night, deeper textures seem to go over well. Towards the end I ramped it more into techno land, as a late burst of boozers stumbled in and instantly began making shapes on the dance floor. Seth and Kevin tagged for the duration and openend the throttle up, keeping everyone there until everyone was told to leave at 2:00 a.m.
Another great angle these two fine hosts play, is inviting a local artist in each week to display and sell their work, some doing live painting as the night carries on…we picked up some cool art and I will update the post with that particular artists’ contact information. The night is refreshingly unpretentious and when the Funky Buddha gets their sound system dialed in, this night will only continue forward with tasteful, community building.
Check out our little homie from Boulder, Brent Fosdick. He is the guest tonight and will no doubt hold his own among the two fine hosts of the evening. Splendid drink specials, including $2.00 PBR’s make it that much more of a no brainer.
Short video of last week courtesy of Kevin Callison.