Optimo are two deejays from Scotland (JD Twitch and JG Wilkes). They run a weekly party at the Sub Club called Optimo Espacio where they strictly book bands only and leave deejay duties to themselves. I was about to call their deejay sets 'eclectic' until I read in their FAQ that it was a term they dreaded. I will leave it to them:
"To put it simply, we believe almost every type of music in existence contains something of worth (yes, even country and western!) and we could never think along the lines of saying what our favourite type of music is...Fundamentally though it is about musical risk taking, trying to pull off insane mixes and most importantly Fun."Check out their BBC Essential Mix (MP3 above).
"A RAD RAD RAD NEW PLAYLIST FOR YOU! GO TO THE MAIN SITE TO CHECK IT OUT! IT'S THE PERFECT SOUNDTRACK TO LEAVING YOUR JACKET AT HOME AND GOING OUT AND GROOVING TO ALL THE LITTLE FLOWERS POPPING UP OUT OF THE GROUND!"Check out Optimo at Studio B in Brooklyn tonight. Tickets are $10.00 in advance/$12.00 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at Music Today and in-store at Other Music (15 E. 4th St.) Flyer below...
- this has been the Week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (04/04/2008) part 2.1