nov.20.09 - dj strife, love on the run, raw q + jesse mann

celebrating the release of her mix cd entitled "SWEET 16!" and Raw Q's birthday!

DJ STRIFE (16 chapel recs, sister nyc, driven am)

Strife’s involvement in the U.S. underground music scene started back in 1994 when she was only 14 and attended her first rave. After this one night she knew right then that this music was something that truly touched her soul and would be a part of her life forever. She soon thereafter was going to every event on the east coast that she could, which eventually lead her to her next natural step…promoting. She started promoting for one of the largest event companies on the east coast, Park Rave Maddness. And by the time she was 16 she had made enough contacts in the scene and wanted to continue going forward by learning how to DJ – to be that person that controlled the crowd’s inner feelings by taking you on a journey with the music they wove together. At first by playing fast-paced Hard Trance and Hard Acid music that got the crowd going, but eventually at 19 while in college in New York for Audio Recording, switched to her growing love for Drum and Bass.

2003 brought the way of House DJ, Fame and his Simply Bangin’ Productions which merged Strife and Fame together for combined efforts in weekly events in NYC. By joining a night of House and Drum and Bass music this allowed them to bring both styles of music together in one place. Also in 2003 Strife got linked up with all female crew Sister NYC (the NYC chapter of successful San Francisco group). Right away this combination of all genre woman DJ’s and MC’s connected with her, and knew together they could really make a dent in furthering woman and their place in Electronic music. Being interviewed for Los Angeles collective Technotreff’s nationally distributed “Girls of Techno” DVD (2003) also gave her a chance to speak her mind on the empowerment on being a female DJ. Hosting and playing at events all the way from New York to Miami to Brazil to Germany to London and back again, Strife continues to push the Drum and Bass sound that she strives for everyone to hear and feel.

Strife's flow of Liquid Drum and Bass sounds infused with Brazilian flavor and vocal tunes make her track selection stream together with each blended mix. As well as being endorsed by keyboard company Korg, Strife has performed all over nationally and internationally at such events as: Sun & Bass Festival (Sardinia, Italy) 2008 & 2009 (She is also the first and only American DJ to be asked to play at this festival), DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival) 2002, at renowned UK monthlies "Therapy Sessions" 2003, “Metric” 2005, “Intrigue” 2007/2008, “Momentum” 2007, “Accoustixx” 2008 & “Subfactory” 2008. Strife has toured in Brazil 2005, Germany 2006, & UK 2003-2008 alongside heavyweights such as Fabio, High Contrast, Klute, Mickey Finn, Bad Company, Randall, Dylan, Loxy, Patife, Andy, Drumagick, The Insiders, Lomax, TC1 & B Key. In addition, she has taken part at conventions in Nashville, TN for the NAMM trade show, at Madison Square Garden in her residence of NY for product demos, and in Miami for the WMC, (Winter Music Conference), with Sister USA.

LOVE ON THE RUN (puddin' @ APT, old enough to know better)

Richie C aka: Love On the Run has been spinning records and crate diggin in his native NYC for over 15 years and was recently named by Mixmag as one of the top disco djs in NYC alongside such notable artists as 'Hercules and Love Affair'. over the years Richie has had the honor of spinning alongside some of the world's most respected disco pioneers including: the legendary Danny Krivit, Kon and Jason Lev. his recent mix cd entitled 'Fire Keep on Burnin' features a deep selection of impossible to find disco and afro-boogie tracks, and remains a top-seller at Turntable Lab.

on the production tip, Love On the Run's re-edit of 'Paper Dolls - Get Down Boy' was recently featured on Eskimo Records (the home of Lindstrom & Prins Thomas) and gained international attention and global support from the world's top djs.

currently, Love on the Run holds down a residency at Old Enough to Know Better @ Von and puts together Puddin' his monthly party @ the acclaimed APT nightclub in NYC. he also publishes a blog called 'Secret Rendezvous' which features exclusive interviews with some of the alltime pioneers of NYC disco!

RAW Q (influence, bingo, direct drive)

Beau aka: Raw Q has been a truely devoted contributor to underground electronic music and rave culture since the early 90s. from his roots as one of the founders of Camouflage (nyc's longest running 21+ dnb weekly), an original Liquid Sky, Satellite Records and Breakbeat Science dj to his current status as one of Dj Zinc's 'Bingo Allstars' and a selected tagteam partner of Dj DB at the highly acclaimed 'Secret Night of Science' monthly parties at LOVE.

Beau's music production career began in 95' when he teamed up with Dj Ani (NASA, Deee-Lite) and created a series of tunes which appeared on Dj Soulslinger's 'Jungle Sky' imprint (the first US Drum n Bass Label). to presently, as he produces under the moniker 'Raw Q' where his music has had a major impact in the world of electronic music with tunes such as 'Vital Soul' which appeared on Dj Zinc's reputable Bingo imprint and was ranked 11th in the BBC's Global Dance Music charts
(jul.13.04), which encompasses all genres of dance music.

Raw Q's discography includes: Vital Soul, Funkdefied (Bingo Recs), Jagged Edge (Grid Recs) and Caspian Moon, Summer Rain (Influence Recs).

JESSE MANN (body music - nyc)

Jesse has held a residency at Bembe in Williamsburg since November of 2005, for the acclaimed party Body Music (formerly No Selector Sundays) on Sunday nights. There he acts as musical curator, promoter, and DJ, booking and playing alongside live bands on a weekly basis. The party is regularly featured in publications like Time Out NY, and is a staple of the Brooklyn music scene on Sundays.

His DJing career has taken him far and wide in the nine years since he started, from Paris, Berlin, Vienna and England, to San Francisco, Miami, and Puerto Rico.


MONKEYTOWN - North 3rd between Wythe + Kent (Williamsburg) 11pm til 4am - no cover before 12 - $5 after

  • 4 large video screens
  • a central area for dancing
  • perimeter communal seating
  • 6.1 surround sound
  • fine experimental cuisine


Studio Mix Jan'09 - Raw Q
A Little Bit of Body Music - Jesse Mann


RGB is an audiovisual experiment designed to pleasure and stimulate the senses. the formula consists of: 3 highly advanced electronic audio selectors, 4 walls of stimulating visuals, generous helpings of alcoholic beverages, and the 4th and most vital ingredient of all is you, the willing test subject!

WARNING! test subjects can expect to experience the following range of side effects:
  • a heightened compulsion to dance and/or to 'jack yo body'
  • sudden unexpected waves of visual pleasure brought on by hypnotic visuals
  • physically stimulating reactions brought on by low frequency basslines
  • a noticeable decrease in anxiety and inhibitions
it is further noted that test subjects may develop a dependency on RGB audiovisual stimuli. in the event this occurs, please consult your RGB electronic music provider for further access to the required stimuli.

thank you,

oct 17th: media

*NEWS* nyc techno legend READE TRUTH cranked out a session of bangers up inside the RGB clubhouse, and residents RAW Q and JESSE MANN kept the vibe going.




Fri Nov 20th: in celebration of her brand new mix cd entitled "Sweet 16!", nyc's first lady of dnb DJ STRIFE will be manning the decks on this, Raw Q's Birthday night!

more info to follow...