Monday, February 16, 2009

House of Fame kicks off tonight

From my piece on today's Herald, a new DJ industry and house night kicks off this evening, dubbed House of Fame. Here's the Facebook invite.

It’s only fitting that the week the new House of Blues opens up on Lansdowne Street in the space of the old Avalon nightclub, one of the most recognizable DJs and promoters of the long-gone dance utopia is resurfacing across the river.

Erik “Beast R” Brown, long a fixture at Avalon’s myriad techno, house and dance parties, is taking over All Asia Café Monday night for the launch of his new bi-weekly night, “House of Fame.”

So while the building that sits atop the old Avalon space is fast-forward new and all neon glitzy, Beast R is kicking it old school in Cambridge. Don’t expect to see any laptop DJs sporting Serrato.

"It's paying homage to vinyl and the way DJing started out,” Brown said.

House of Fame is geared as a DJ industry night for vinyl purists looking to hear everything from house and trace to classic club tracks to electro bangers all on wax. Also part of the vision for House of Fame, which ties into the industry night tip, includes a “DJ co-operative,” where all DJs who support the night will be booked for a future party.

Monday’s launch party features Justin Carr and Tommy P and residents Erik Beast R, Keith Kene and Driftski. Legendary Boston house DJ Bruno rolls up on March 19, so mark your calendars. All Asia Café, 332 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 9 p.m., $5, 21-plus,

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