Framework Music always strives to share the best of underground house and techno with Ottawa’s underground dance community. For this edition of White Rabbit, we’re happy to bring two of Portland’s finest DJ’s for your all night dancing pleasure:
JAMIE O’SULLIVAN – Portland, USA
(Eastcoast Underground, A\V Club, Love @ Flask Lounge)
Jamie got his start by attending raves as a teen. His first was in 1992, with most raves he attended being in New England and Seattle in the early 90’s. By the end of the nineties he had found NYC nightclubs and would frequent parties like Shelter and Body & Soul. These parties schooled him on the old school. Dance and Music.
From there he started collecting a lot of experimental and soulful tech house through the early 2000’s. He first started djing around 2008 with a small night at the Whiteheart in Portland, Maine. From there he started a monthly event “Love” at Flask Lounge, which is still going strong 7 years later. Between then and now he’s had the opportunity to play out of state and Canada. His Music taste is everything from disco to techno, but finds himself still drawn to the warm-soulful vocals mixed with cold tech sounds, with a little break dropped here and there. Attempting to bring new and old to that timeless place.
Mr. DERELOID – Portland, USA
(A/V Club | Foundation @ Flask Lounge)
mr.dereloid aka Darrell Tapley started collecting and mixing dance music in 1995, a few years after discovering the thriving underground dance scene in the New England region of the USA. He was always deeply enthralled with music of many styles, with tastes ranging from early hip-hop to death metal to techno with countless stops in between. He continued to hone his skill as a mixing dj over the following years, finding joy in digging deep for unique music that spoke to him and creating diverse dj sets which tickled different sub genres within the house and techno spectrum.
mr.dereloid began hosting events, playing weekly and monthly parties in his hometown of Portland, ME, starting in 1999. While he studied at the Maine College of Art, he continued his mission to help house music survive and thrive in Portland after the rave era of the early 2000’s died down. He has steadily held a residency in his hometown, and has been nominated repeartedly for Best Portland DJ, even winning top honours in 2012.
He continues to play around New England with regular performances in Boston, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, NYC and more. He has been tapped to play the opening set for such luminaries as Dj Sneak, Monkey Safari, Josh Wink, Osheen, and others. In the last several years, mr.dereloid has released music on record labels Marinated Music, Rising Pulse, Milled Pavement, and Brick City Media. Along with his studio partner, HIGHKOO, mr.dereloid has already laid plans for more studio projects in 2017.
mr.dereloid’s dj sets are evocative journeys for the mind, body, soul… and booty. He and his dj crew, A/V Club, aka Awesome Vibes Club place most importance on *susbstance*, hype with strong emphasis on mixing, and real dj culture in a world of musical mediocrity.
support from Framework Music residents:
* * SPECIAL EVENT PRICE SCALE * *
$12 cover b4 midnight, incl a drink voucher
$16 cover midnight to 2am
$20 cover after 2am
* Doors at 11pm to 6am
* Entry b4 midnight also includes a drink voucher!
* Arrive early to avoid the inevitable lineup!