CHECK OUT THIS INTERVIEW FOR BLOG TRAXX24 https://traxx24.com/interviews/exclusive-interview-with-dj-dandylion/ I break it down, royally...donning a digital tiara about why and what I do, and where it's going!
...DJ DANDYLION SENT THE LUNAR LOUNGE INTO ORBIT AT THE BLACK PARTY APRIL 1ST, 2017...
Amongst his fellow Dj peers, with an all local NYC lineup, The Lunar Lounge floor filled at this year's BLACK PARTY "DARK MATTER"...until the end, my very own song, PRIMAL SKIN playing--the first original production with an apropos dom/sub theme in spoken word, over a classic, deep house flavor, reminiscent of Soundfactory. Or perhaps Saint At Large? An honor to witness amongst the dancing harnesses...and the sexy beat took over the revelers, leaving them in their own state of dance floor domination! Feeling the dynamic begin to throttle them forward, peeling away their PRIMAL SKIN.
Studio DJ Mixes
Welcome to my online resume...and bio. In the beginning, I was a young dancer; go-go, interpretive, modern, yogi, acrobat, contortionista. The love of soul music, disco, deep funk, new wave, and classic rock began early on...and led to becoming a DJ. Now I'm also a producer. Circa 2003, SPINTUITION at Trax in San Francisco kicked it all off, playing alongside distinguished guest and dear friend, John Cameron Mitchell. Migrating from SF, to Hawai'i, Portland, OR, and eventually NYC, I found my home and Spintuitive Studios in Brooklyn. Here is where mixes like Black Swag, Audio Bukaki, and the Vintage Funk EDITorial series....mash-ups such as Immolate Yourself Tonight, Let's Have A Chaka, LEZLooK and co-productions, Primal Skin, Albondiga Bodega, and the samba house remix of Aquarela Do Brasil, manifested. DJ/Producer Erik Elias & I teamed up and eventually signed with Berlin Records, and Whatever! The first original house track, PRIMAL SKIN, earned a spot on the compilation, VOCAL HOUSE SESSIONS 11 (LW Recordings). Three summers in a row, Club Church in Amsterdam had me DJ their fabulous weekly, BLUE, including the Europride edition in 2016. Also under the belt are gigs in Berlin for the Yo! Sissy Music Festival 2015, traveling extensively in the US...spinning New Orleans, PTown, Providence, Los Angeles, Seattle, Nashville & the woods of Tennessee when it all began...besides PDX, SF, NYC, and playing locally with Carry Nation, Mattachine, Scandalo, Easy, and my current residency with Bears Night Out/Urban Bear at Rockbar, first Saturdays. Now we can include every Thursday, FUROCIOUS. As the resume expands, it now includes the cache of the 2017 BLACK PARTY, the original circuit breaker event brought to you by Saint At Large. In the wake of recent destructive hurricanes, I organized an awesome team on the fly to benefit Puerto Rico through the Acacia Network, SALVA VIDA. Ever the #wordsmith, examples of my concepts & branding have been honed with parties like Coinslot, Hip Replacement, Marinate (5 year run at Eastern Bloc) plus the newest collaboration, BOOTLEG...and to name a few, live studio DJ mixes such as Sexualchemy, Panoply, Syzygy, and Whizdum. Besides the spinning...collage therapy, multimedia installation, altars, songwriting, plus the newest endeavor, the up-and-coming Clothe-Spin (a Dandy line of T-shirts featuring poignant plays on words) in the making. Now you're aware of the current crux of my craft, as an artist, community-oriented party promoter and DJ. New York has cut my teeth, and Berlin is my future forward next move-in-the-making. Onward ho! Born and raised on the West Coast; the next level in DJing, Producing, and Curator of events will immigrate east, taking on a new continent, Europe. CATCH!
BEARS NIGHT OUT 1st Saturdays@ Rockbar NYC (2015-2017, current)
This was featured by URBAN BEAR, who sponsor my residency:
"Bears Night Out is going on it's 2nd successful year, treating Rockbar and Urban Bears to the sounds of Dj Dandylion. Beyond eclectic, his blend of Discofunk, Soulful House, R&B, and 80's music is peppered with classics you'd never expect to hear in a bar. Coming off the recent success at The Black Party, the satellite residency with Club Church in Amsterdam, and Berlin's Yo Sissy Festival, Dj Dandylion has garnered international attention...not to mention the overwhelming response to the mix, Sexualchemy, as it just topped a whopping 8000 plays on Soundcloud!!! Signed to Ber'lin Records with his first original co-production, the track Primal Skin was chosen for the compilation Vocal House Sessions 11 from UK based LW Recordings, a milestone for the career as an up-and-coming producer. He represents NYC and the Bear Community every 1st Saturday at Rockbar with a uniquely curated soundtrack and stunning visuals to boot! You can listen, download a mix, or check out Dandylion by visiting www.spintuition.com ~~}"
*MARINATE 2nd Sundays @ Eastern Bloc, NYC (2010-2015)
With a reputation for spinning underground dance music, and a slew of talented guests dj's, performers, and hosts, second Sundays at Eastern Bloc NYC provided the perfect opportunity for a party template. The offshoot Stacked Sundays featured 3 Dj's, visuals, and an extensive crew, in order to indulge a saucy occasion. It was a fun run, but wisely ended on a good note. Thanks to Darren Dryden and Ernie Cote who booked me, allowing MARINATE to stew in its juices for five whole years!!!!