Deep Rooted #1 ft Lenore (Boston)
reggae & hip hop influenced dance music & culture
$5 / 18+
It was January, 1999 when Lenore Fauliso started beloved Boston jungle/drum&bass weekly ELEMENTS alongside cofounder CROOK.
“We were both at Hump on Wednesday [at Phoenix Landing] and realized there was no drum and bass night in Boston at the time,” said Fauliso. “We felt like we should try something out, so we started Elements two weeks later.”
Nearly 20 years on, Elements is Boston’s longest running dance music night and without a doubt one of the most highly respected jungle nights nationally, bringing top tier names like Goldie, Roni Size, Ivy Lab, Shades, Om Unit, & many more to The Phoenix Landing, a small Irish pub in Cambridge that has hosted Elements from the beginning.
The small venue lends intimacy and a family vibe to a dance night that features world class talent. But Elements is also known for a culture that is true to its roots.
“I think a cool part of the night is that we use vinyl,” Fauliso said. “We’ve been around so long and I like it better. I like how it’s visual and tactile.”
Lenore’s record collection predates Elements by several years.
“In ’95 I was buying all house records with no intention of being a DJ. You couldn’t get house music on CD,” she said. “I discovered drum and bass the summer of ’96 when it was heavy, dark and more atmospheric. Bill [Crook] was playing breaks mostly before he discovered it. Once we started Elements, we began playing almost exclusively drum and bass.”
Her home turf may be a d&b night, but we’re giving Lenore free rein to play what she likes tonight. With decades of record collecting and DJing under her belt, expect some deep selections.
Two Sev (BTV)
WRUV 90.1 FM Burlington, FRIEND ZONE LIVE, GenerationBass
NYC native, BTV resident, and RADIO BEAN favorite Jamie MacLeish aka TWO SEV started DJing in 2009 on WRUV and has been a staple of the Burlington music scene since. While he regularly plays at a variety of downtown spots and has made multiple appearances at Waking Windows, he is also an accomplished producer, with original tracks and remixes out via Knightwerk, Bad Shoes Records, GenerationBass (alongside collaborator JSTJR), Covery Recordings, & Dubco. His music has also been featured by Do Androids Dance and Mad Decent.
Deep Rooted, Party Guy Records, Ground Mass
Forest Bond aka CLOTHCUTTER (amongst other names) began DJing in 2002, playing drum&bass vinyl alongside local jungle legends like Tricky Pat, Cousin Dave, and many more. In 2015, after a “few years off,” he started local drum&bass monthly Junglist Lounge, and went on to help produce and promote shows featuring Dj Trace, Addison Groove, DJ Sage, Slick Shoota, Ticklish, and others. He released his first record in 2017 via Party Guy Records, and has forthcoming releases on Ground Mass and others.