Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: J-Boogie

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Angelica Garde
J-Boogie is a world class San Francisco DJ/producer with a long history rooted in the local music community. Committed KUSF listeners know he started on that station way back in the day, moving on up from the radio dial and house parties to Lower Haight clubs to, well, football stadiums in Tokyo. There isn't an aquarium happy hour, a dog sporting competition, or a club night he can't rock, as this is one crate digger who works hard to keep his record collection sharp. All this isn't even mentioning all the studio time the dude's clocked, recording new Dubtronic Science platters for Om. Check out Boogie tonight at Temple, one of almost two-dozen gigs he'll be performing around California between now and early July. 

Name: J-Boogie

Club night(s): Temple Presents: Little Louie Vega

Style(s) of music you spin: Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk, Disco, Soul, Electro, Afro, Latin, House.

Name of a track you can't get out of your head: Rolling Stones "Emotional Rescue."

How did you get your start as a DJ?
Radio on KUSF 90.3fm; DJing house parties with Wisdom and Raw B; Nickies BBQ; Deco.

Musical mantra: Quality music that makes you dance and learn.

Moment when you thought "I can't believe I'm getting paid to do this": Opening for Widespread Panic in rock stadiums.
Most unusual DJ situation: DJing a dog sporting competition in Vail.

You DJed the Tokyo Dome during a football game. How are sporting eventsin Japan different than in the U.S.? The fans get obsessed with the "collecting" scene with autographs.

Name of an underground artist you've been able to help champion: Alice Russell, Dynamics, U Tern.

Worst request: "Like A Prayer."

Most treasured vinyl score: The JB's "Pass the Peas."

What other music-related projects are you currently working on?
The Mamaz, Aima the Dreamer, Project Ahimsa, Tablapusher, Jboogie remixes, Leftism Edits and mix cd with Sake 1.

Question we didn't ask you but  you often ask yourself: How am I so blessed to be able to do what I love?

Next time we can see you spin: May 15--with Louie Vega @ Temple; May 22--Dubtronic Science at Suite Jesus @ 111 Minna; May 23-- Carnival Celebration @ Project One Gallery
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