Win Tickets ($44): New Year’s Eve Dance Party Extravaganza @ Bossanova Ballroom | w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid + Fire Performance by Nagasita

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the New Year’s Eve Dance Party Extravaganza @ Bossanova Ballroom w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid! To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Monday, December 15th.

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From our sponsors:
NYE @ BossanovaNew Year’s Eve Dance Party Extravaganza
December 31, 2014
Doors 8 p.m. / Dance 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
$17 ADV/ $22 Doors | 21+
More info:

Bossanova Ballroom
722 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid are returning to the spacious and elegant Bossanova Ballroom for their fourth New Year’s Eve party in a row; now featuring a brand new sound system!


  • Aaerial performance by Jolene Dickerson.
  • Dance performance from  Heidi Hines.
  • A performance from Portland marching band LoveBomb Go-Go.

“Portland’s finest purveyors of Bollywood, bhangra and global bass music.” -Vortex Music Magazine 10/12/14

This party marks the fourteenth anniversary of Anjali and The Kid playing in Portland clubs as a duo since their New Year’s Eve debut in 2000. Expect some banging Bhangra and Bollywood tracks along with Giddha Bounce, the best in Urban Desi and maybe even some forays into other international club bangers, depending on the mood of the DJs and the crowd.

“The pair have been keeping Portland dancing for so long in various incarnations, imagining the local music scene without their bhangra and Bollywood rhythms is unthinkable. ” The Oregonian 5/26/06

Featuring a fire performance by Nagasita and a dance performance by DJ Anjali and The Incredible Ladies.

This party features brand new specially-commissioned Bollywood visuals by Micah Schmelzer.


DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid have spent more than a decade igniting dance floors with cutting edge music not limited by borders or language. They host the longest-running Bhangra and Bollywood party on the West Coast, co-founded the Pacific Northwest’s first Global Bass dance party and host two weekly radio shows onXRAY.FM and KBOO.FM. Few DJs can be said to have changed the sound of their city but that is exactly what DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid have accomplished since they first introduced Portland, Oregon nightclub audiences to the many varied sounds of Global Bass at a raucous New Year’s Eve debut in 2000.

They are most known for incinerating dance floors with the heavy dance floor artillery of South Asia, but the duo scour the globe for any hard-hitting music that combines local music traditions with window-rattling production. Anjali and The Kid regularly perform at festivals including five sets at the Sasquatch! Music Festival tenth anniversary where they headlined the dance tent opening night.

They have performed at festivals such as Decibel, MusicfestNW, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Beloved, Photosynthesis, Fairytale and Kaleidoscope and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The duo travel to perform in cities such as New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco and Vancouver, BC to headline parties such as Basement Bhangra, iBomba, Bhangrateque, Ottomania and Non Stop Bhangra.

After making a name for themselves in their hometown’s raucous house party circuit, DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid introduced the Portland, Oregon nightclub scene to the sounds of Bhangra, Bollywood and Global Bass on New Year’s Eve 2000. A series of residencies followed, beginning with a night at the legendary Blackbird, and the duo began hosting their ANDAZ dance parties in July of 2002. The party’s focus on hardcore Panjabi Bhangra and the latest electronic confections from the Bollywood film industry continue to pack the dance floor after 12 years. While ANDAZ was still in the bloom of youth, Anjali and The Kid founded the revolutionary dance night ATLAS (with co-host/DJ E3) at Holocene in November of 2003 to introduce Portland to Global Bass sounds such as: Balkan Beats, Reggaeton, Funk Carioca, 3Ball Guarachero, Digital Cumbia, Urban Desi, French and Arabic Hip-Hop, Rai N B, Reggada, Dembow, Dubstep, Kuduro, Merengue Urbano and a host of other local and diasporic future musics. ATLAS was a vital party in Portland nightlife and the Global Bass scene internationally for more than nine years and remains the longest-running night in Holocene’s history. In 2013 Anjali and The Kid initiated TROPITAAL: A Desi Latino Soundclash, their latest project.

Maybe the Portland area’s most well-known deejays.” The Portland Tribune 1/26/12

“People were talking about all weekend: DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid-playing every, SINGLE day (the only performers to do so), the Portland duo was the must-not-miss Bollywood/bhangra dance party makers of the weekend.” (Sasquatch! Festival 2011) Oregon Music News 5/31/11

“Celebrate our local heroes as they hold down the biggest rock fest in the Northwest” (Sasquatch! Festival 2011) The Portland Mercury 5/26/11

“DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid sets are one of Portland’s great recurring dance parties.” Willamette Week 12/16/09

“Portland’s favorite boy/girl DJ pair” The Oregonian 6/19/09

“The pair have been keeping Portland dancing for so long in various incarnations, imagining the local music scene without their bhangra and Bollywood rhythms is unthinkable. ” The Oregonian 5/26/06

“The DJs responsible for making “bhangra” and “Asian garage” somewhat household words outside Portland’s Desi community” – The Portland Mercury 1/8/04

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29 Responses to Win Tickets ($44): New Year’s Eve Dance Party Extravaganza @ Bossanova Ballroom | w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid + Fire Performance by Nagasita

  1. Vi December 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Would love a FUN night with great music!

  2. Casey December 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    I would love to dance like it is 2015 -big time. I have been working on my best dynamite dougie fresh 80s moves. I might turn this into a house party with Kid N Play- watch me now !!!!!!’

  3. Lindsay Love December 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    There is no where else I could rather be to ring in the new year during the new civil rights era! 2014… 2015 watch out! <3

  4. Jen December 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Just divorced! 2015 will be the best ever!!

    • rio December 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

      me too! yay for new found freedom!!

  5. Laura December 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm #

    I LAJ najd + erif??? What could be better for ringing in the new year?

  6. Kim December 10, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Why aren’t there more people commenting? DJ Anjali and The Kid are an incredible party!

  7. Kimrani December 10, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

    Dj Ajali & The Kid are the epitome of light, love & radiance!! My spirit has expanded to higher realms while in their presence. Their ‘gigs’ are not just ‘parties’… they are manifestations of collected human spirits, expressions of creativity & joy, celebrations of life!!

  8. Denis Mortenson December 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    I have some knowledge of Bollywood. Once I dated an Indian girl who used to spontaneously combust the floors of my house with her mystical Bollywood dancing. My god, that gal could dance. I think of her sometimes late at night while eating curried rice as I sit on my yoga mat. She was really something. But, I am going on a tangent here, aren’t I? What would it mean to me and my humble life to incinerate a dance floor? Why, everything. I would even bring my fire extinguisher because my feet would be burning holes in the floor if not for my asbestos soles.

    If you pick me I will be able to phone Baboo, whose daughter is one of those ladies from South India who has jet fuel on her feet. I think her name is Bamboosalia. I call her Boo for short.

    Thanks, and I am about to be telling you. Thanks.

  9. Saumya December 10, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    You both are amazing! Please give this cute radical feminist diasporic Indian couple some free tickets. Becaaaause:

    1. We are broke undergraduate students
    2. We would be so so so happy to bollywood/bhangra/desi dance our way into 2015. It is the year we graduate and start living with each other!
    3. We can dance a lot
    4. We are cute! Like Rahul & Anjali cute. Motherpromise!

  10. rot December 10, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    Would love to be there to celebrate the new year eve

  11. RYRY December 10, 2014 at 10:27 pm #

    I might need an extra ticket for my beard

  12. rio December 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    I absolutely need to dance in order to feed my soul. When you spin it is divine!!

  13. esteban December 11, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    BEST DJs in Portland, hands down. Well, actually hands up!

  14. Davis woods-morse December 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    I already have babysitting!!!

  15. Jill December 11, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    I just wanna dance! :)

  16. Anadi December 11, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    I’m a college student who is an absolute fan of your music. My girlfriend is coming over for new years, and it would be just perfect to spend the little time we have together dancing to your jams. The last party of yours I went to, the Desi Latino Soundclash, was one of the coolest parties I’ve been to in Portland!

  17. rhianna December 12, 2014 at 7:35 am #

    Nagasita is amazing.

  18. etan December 12, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    The first time in years I don’t have the kiddo for new years

  19. James December 12, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    My hips don’t lie.
    I’m sure you already know this
    by now.
    they wish to be free
    to gyrate and swing.
    let my hips be free!

  20. Courtney December 12, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    Sounds like a fun way to ring in the new year!

  21. MDJ December 12, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    No one can do it like we do!

  22. Anita Charles December 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    With several kids from India, I adore this type of music, and this would be a great way to get out of the house and do something fun on New Years Eve! :-)

  23. Azizi December 12, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

    I am wound up from Grad school. Give the poor researcher a break to chill out.

  24. Nicole smith Ryan December 13, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    I love Dj Anjali and it is my anniversary. This would be a fantastic gift for my wife for our 8 year anniversary. Dancing into the year wife the love of my life would be a great 2015!

  25. Lauren December 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    Can’t wait to shake it out on the dance floor at this party!!! And free tickets would be even better. Hope to see y’all gettin down as we shake it into 2015 :D

  26. Julie December 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    Me! Me! and my boyfriend! :)

  27. Zeta November 30, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

    Sounds like a great way to start 2016! Free tickets will be much appreciated!

  28. Trina December 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Please pick me and let me show these folks some unparalleled dance moves!

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