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125 NW 5th Avenue Portland, OR 97209
October 30, 9pm-2am
$7 with costume/$10 without 21 and over only
DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid present their eighth annual Bollywood Horror Costume Dance Party Halloween spectacular!
There will be a costume contest hosted by Anjali with cash and prizes for the best costumes, specially commissioned psychedelic Bollywood Horror visuals remixed by Deai from Anjali and The Kid's vault of South Asian horror, and only the wickedest beats from the subcontinent: cower at the thundering dhols, shiver at the piercing wails of Bollywood divas.
DJ ANJALI & THE INCREDIBLE KID BIOGRAPHY
DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid have played a transformative role in the Portland, Oregon club scene for nearly a decade, presiding over two of Portland's longest-running and most successful dance parties, as well as hosting a cult radio show on KBOO community radio. They are most known for incinerating dance floors with the South Asian sounds of Bhangra and Bollywood, but the duo scour the globe for any hard-hitting music that combines local musical traditions with window-rattling production. 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 and Bollywood on New Year's Eve 2000.
After a series of residencies, beginning with a six-month residency at the legendary Blackbird, the duo began hosting sold-out 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 eight years. While ANDAZ was still in the bloom of youth, Anjali and The Kid founded the popular monthly ATLAS (with co-host/DJ E3) at Holocene in November of 2003, in order to share more of their musical passions. The ATLAS parties provide a forum for the duo to feature other sounds in their repertoire including: UK Asian Garage and Drum'n'Bass, Middle-Eastern electronica, Balkan Beats, Reggaeton and international Hip-hop.
“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