Hottub, Planet Booty, Double Duchess, DJ Assault

When a band names itself after a structure that is pretty much mandatory in all great wet 'n wild debaucheries, you know you're in for quite a ride. The Oakland based quintet HOTTUB has been at it since 2006, when producer Jason Stinnett (aka Jaysonic) and vocalist Nicole Feliciano (aka Coco Machete) joined forces, later inviting Jennifer Ackerman (aka Loli PoP) and Amber Griffin-Royal (aka Ambr33zy) on vocals, and Mark Gregory (aka Funky Finger) on keyboards. HOTTUB draws from Dancehall, Punk, Miami Bass, and their live show is full of crowd antics, makeshift slip & slides and fun loving riots. The group recently toured North America with UK pop darlings The Ting Tings, who had been giving them shout outs in various blogs and magazine interviews, including a video interview with Perez Hilton. Their debut EP On Blast! is available on iTunes, released under their own independent record label LeHeat, a most appropriate name as they do bring some serious heat.

"They're three really outrageous girls, kind of like Beth Ditto characters with spandex and disco balls on their heads. They sound like the Beastie Boys but with pop songs. It's really bizarre, but they're great performers." --The Ting Tings' Katie White (MOJO MAGAZINE)

"Hottub draw energy from quality ancestors – The Selector, B-52s, Schooly D, MC Lyte, Beasties – but given contemporary sharpness and dirty mouthed savoir faire. Co-Co Machete, Loli Pop, Ambr33zy, Jay-Sonic and Funky Finger have Parliament-ary potential, i.e. funk superheroes waiting to happen."
-- Dennis Cook (JAM BASE)

Planet Booty

Planet Booty is a force to be reckoned with. Having started as a genre-defying concept album by brothers Nathan and Dylan Germick that blends electropop, sci-fi synths, space funk and booty bass, the project has evolved into a live show of epic proportions. The 6-piece ensemble fuses electronics, drums, percussion, horns, marimba, guitars, and soulful singing (with a splash of choreography and theatrics) to create a hyper-charged and highly entertaining dance party experience.

Having quickly earned a reputation as one the Bay Area's must see live acts, Planet Booty performs regularly at venues such as The Rickshaw Stop, Bottom of the Hill, Café du Nord, Red Devil Lounge, and Oakland's Uptown. Their combination of high-caliber musicianship, adventurous arrangements, and good ol' fashioned funk is guaranteed to raise a smile and get booties bouncing.

Double Duchess

"Double Duchess are a queer electro-hop duo that delivers a theatrical, interactive musical experience, where the audience will get wet, one way or another. They have rocked it at Blow Pony (Portland, OR), Stay Gold (San Francisco), SPIT (Vancouver, Canada) Homo A go-go events, Bottom of the Hill, Public Works, Something (San Francisco), The Stud, Fruitcake (San Francisco), Milk Bar and the beat goes on." --Accidental Bear

DJ Assault

Mixing records since 1982, Craig De Sean Adams has been indoctrinating people with his own take on Detroit dance music, (sometimes called Ghetto Tech or Booty House) which is very much an amalgam of his radio predecessors. DJ Assault is also the man behind a whole new set of beats — the man responsible for some of the most infectious hooks this side of the Mississippi, including his all-time XXX anthem, "Ass & Titties".

For Becky Knox electronic dance music = life. First being influenced by San Francisco and Chicago deep and funky house legends, now Becky is influenced by electro and techno producers across the globe. She infuses a mixture of electro, house, pop, and nu disco that keeps the dance floor and herself moovin' and groovin'.

Becky has worked alongside the drag king group the Cockivores, at Fat City, Underground SF, the Lexington Club, the White Horse Bar, Rebel, the Stud, private parties, and weddings and is currently a resident DJ at Lions, Tigers & Queers at Rebel and a new event F*ck Yeah! at the Stud.

DJ Matt Haze

Veteran DJ Matt Haze has been on a tear as of late, playing over a hundred gigs and counting in 2012, including appearances at Sonic Bloom, Ghost Ship and Burning Man as well as providing support for Fort Knox 5, Michal Menert, Break Science, LTJ Bukem, E-40, Motion Potion, Afrolicious, Sabo, 12th Planet, J Boogie, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Kastle, Kode 9, Sabbo, Nit Grit, Gladkill and many more. His kitchen-sink, whatever-it-takes approach to DJ sets sees him blending obscure worldwide genres with an electronic backbone into a funky, floor-filling beat stew.



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