Our local Portland based resident DJs.
d.lawrence (AKA Benn Horne) is an artist, producer, composer, and DJ from Los Angeles, now residing in Portland. As Founder of Pretty Ready To Dance Records, he has released a collection of cosmic house, electro, and techno tracks since 2019.
Collaborating with a wide range of artists such as Saw Tooth Wave and FNDO, he has been able to remix tracks across international borders and genres like house music, techno and deep house.
With his inspiration deriving from classic house, acid, techno, and ambient, d. takes dancers on a journey through the cosmos. With a subtle touch, he is able to seamlessly blend genres in order to create something entirely new and fresh.
Cee White - a transplant from Chicago. Cee has been behind the deck for over 30 years and draws from his experiences playing disco, soulful house music.
His sets take the listener on a journey through deep house music, jazz, funk and of course disco.
Inspired and influenced by the Chicago house music scene his record collection represent the essence of house music.
As a vinyl DJ he enjoys feel and sound of vinyl records more than anything.
Claudia was born and raised in Chicago with the sound of house music becoming the sound of home for her.
She began collecting records at the age of 19 and consistently attended shows to see house music innovators such as Cajmere, Paul Johnson, and Frankie Knuckles, perfecting their craft, on their home turf.
She consistently makes it her goal to honor her heroes by mixing them in with the extra spice of the new innovators with a dash of Latin flavor.
She advocates the inclusive attitude the community thrives on, because this is our house and our house music.
Portland DJ Krista Basis brings her signature bounce to sets that include house music, disco, tech and deep house, translating an intrinsic connection with music into her journey as a music selector for the dance floor.
Over the last couple of years she has become a fixture in the Portland house music scene. She has played at clubs all around Portland and festivals up and down the west coast.
When she’s not dancing behind the decks she’ll be shaking it with you on the dance floor to house music.
Among your favorite DJ’s favorite DJs, long time servant & celebrator of dance musics Lincoln Up dwells in Portland, OR. Disk Jockeying, programming, & producing parties since 2000, L^ sits in & meditates on the origin & diaspora of Disk Jockey culture, in the present & going forward, steadily seeking sublime musics across times & styles, in the spirit of modern DJ guiding lights Francis Grasso & The Electrifying Mojo.
"Lincoln Up is one of those DJs who excel at several styles while possessing vast knowledge of both old and new releases. A serious student of electronic music who can throw down sets encompassing house, techno, garage, and many branches of bass music with enviable technical dexterity." “Lincoln Up has a PhD in Funknology.” - Dave Segal, The Stranger (Seattle)
DJ Nolid is a Portland based DJ, and member of nonbinary, queer, trans and POC centered artist collective UwU.
Originally from Kaua’i, Nolid’s sound is an eclectic journey that traverses many genres.
Their sets can be described as a psychedelic catalyst to losing yourself with moments that are grounding and revitalizing.
Floyd Vader is a House/Dance Music DJ, Producer & Musician, currently based in Portland, OR, by way of Virginia Beach, VA. Growing up, Floyd was raised in a very musically influenced family, which ranged from dancers to musicians. Floyd took up music at an early age, in the form of percussion, adding in guitar & bass, then eventually playing keys.
With his signature production style, imprint & recording label - "Deep Like..", Floyd draws influence from the Afro-Latin Diaspora, Soulful and Deep Melodic sounds. With releases on labels in the likes of Ocha Records, Yoruba Records, Merecumbe Recordings & Seed Recordings.
Sappho is a queer musical artist, event producer and co-owner of Koritsi Komma Records based out of Portland, Oregon. Harkening back to the most famous woman poet of antiquity, Sappho’s namesake has a strong connection to lesbian love and lady empowerment. Much like the fabled name that she built her base upon, she has often been the lone female voice amongst a sea of male creatives.
With over 20 years of involvement in the dance community, she is a mentor to queers and femmes in the craft of deejaying and a resource of underground nightlife culture.
She has been changing the status quo with her deep research, guided by precise, almost librametric, methods, branching into new forms and combinations that weave an intricate modern day poetry for a current generation of souls, freeing them, to dance, to love, to feel - the way only a perfect stanza of poetry could elicit.
silversound plays deep dance music with a queer sensibility.silversound is the moniker of Portland, OR-based DJ and producer David Silver. After getting his start in San Francisco in the early 2010s, silversound relocated to Portland, OR, where his contributions to queer events include Opal Underground, NoFOMO, Show Me Love, Circuit Breaker, and The Gay Nineties.
His love of music finds physical manifestation in his vinyl collection, which includes 90s house, dubbed-out euphoric deep house, UKG/2-step, sexy darkroom techno, 70s–80s disco and Hi-NRG, and 60s–70s funk and soul. silversound is dedicated to upholding the inclusive, egalitarian principles of queer nightlife culture: Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect.
I play records.
326 SW Broadway