$5 AT THE DOOR
9:30pm doors/10PM SHOWTIME
Presented by Keith Millions
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Keith Millions is new kid on the block. He's not just a party DJ he's a party curator. You may know him from the popular dance party NIGHTCHAIN. Keith prefers to focus on blends while keeping the crowd on its toes with his distinct mash-up style of DJing. He pulls from an extensive knowledge dance and genres to create a soundscape that is unique and hard to resist.
Espada (aka Damien Vasquez) has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities DJ community for over 10 years. He came up with some of the Twin Cities most notable hiphop artists including Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Eyedea & Abilities and was one of the original DJs of RSE Radio. He's been a part of some of Minneapolis' most successful and respected hip hop nights at The Loring Pasta Bar, Rhymesayers' "Essential Elements" and "Let's Get Electric" with Mike the 2600 King.
2009 saw Espada looking to branch outside of the Twin Cities but also re-evaluate his place within his own community. Teaming up with three Minneapolis based DJs and designer Adam Garcia of the Pressure, Wants Vs Needs was born. Espada brings an eclectic deep cut mix of funk, soul, disco to the table while maintaining what is relevant in music today. Having performed for crowds in not only the Twin Cities he's also performed in Austin, Chicago, Portland, Milwaukee, Winnipeg and played the SXSW Music Conference as well as Rhymesayers' Soundset Festival.
The last decade or so has brought the music world a lot of things it didn’t have before, but for Ander Other (aka Young Baby) the most notable thing the new millennium brought was probably the ability for a teenager to, as he puts it, “bug the shit out of” his favorite musicians on the internet. In the mid-00s this is how a 17-year-old tech whiz from California caught the attention of Doomtree’s P.O.S., Sims, and Mike Mictlan. Cyber-persistence pretty much forced the emcees to know who Ander was by the time they got to his fair golden state and because his aim seemed honest and true, “the friendships started building from there and they sort of slowly realized how into it I was,” he describes, and before you knew it, the guy packed his bags for Minnesota. Since then he has become the group’s official “Intern/Merchant/Graphic Designer/Webmaster/Video Editor/Social Media Agent/Librarian,” as he points out his email signature reads. As if that weren’t enough, he adds completely seriously, “I hope more is expected of me though.” [MPLS.TV's Players Without Instruments, December 2011]