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Lotus Plaza plays at Wooly's in Des Moines' East Village.
So I DJed again on Saturday night at Vaudeville Mews' outdoor PBR Bar. Or at least, played records -- someday I really ought to figure out the whole beat-matching/mixing thing, but at this point I still have enough trouble remembering which discs are 45 RPM and which are 33 RPM. And that's even after I've cued my records up with my headphones. Go figure.

We're in the midst of what officials say is the hottest July in this state since the Dust Bowl, so it wasn't my most crowded DJing gig ever. For most of the night, then, I basically just played what I wanted to play. No matter how soggy-muggy it is out there, though, after midnight you get random drunk people wandering over to dance, so you play what you think might keep them moving.

Thank you so much to Ladd for booking me (under the hey-Marc-you-should-really-think-up-a-DJ-name name of DJ Hogstyle, hence my Frank Ocean-inspired post title), to Kyler for helping me get set up and keeping me from getting too thirsty and just generally putting up with me, to Derek for getting me squared away sound-wise, and to Patrick and Ashley for helping me haul my turntables and crate of records home again.

Once again, I tried to keep a running notepad entry on my phone with the names of the tracks I was playing. I did pretty well until the end, when I have one line that says "Wgotne" (did I play Whitney Houston again? I think I'd remember that) and another line that says, simply, "Bwy" (Sade's "By Your Side"? SWV? More TLC? LCD Soundsystem?). Without further stupid ado:

Fucked Up bear-hugs the crowd at 80/35
Click here to play the entire set on Spotify (minus Poison Control Center, Red Pony Clock, and Michael Jackson, however, sadly).

Pure Ecstasy - You're In It Now
Fiona Apple - Every Single Night
Killer Mike [ft. Bun B, T.I., and Trouble; produced by El-P] - Big Beast
Best Coast - The Only Place
Lotus Plaza - Monoliths
R. Kelly - I Wish
Evy Jane - Sayso
T.I. - Why You Wanna
Purity Ring - Belispeak
Korallreven [ft. Victoria Bergsman] - As Young as Yesterday
Tanlines - Real Life
Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
Curtis Mayfield - People Get Ready [Curtis/Live version]
Porcelain Raft - Tip of Your Tongue
Jens Lekman - Kanske är jag kär i dig
Drake [ft. the Weeknd] - The Ride
Los Campesinos! - By Your Hand
The Poison Control Center - Give It a Try
Das Racist - Rainbow in the Dark
Red Pony Clock - Similar to a Vestal
Madonna - Into the Groove
Saint Etienne - He's on the Phone
CFCF - Exercise #5 (September)
The Wake - Talk About the Past (12" Mix)
Kindness - That's Alright
The Streets - Weak Become Heroes (Röyksopp's Memory Lane Mix)
Gorillaz [ft. De La Soul] - Feel Good Inc.
Muscles - Sweaty
jj - my swag, my life
Cassie - Me & U
Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You [demo EP version]
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
Lady Sovereign - Random
Beyoncé - Freakum Dress
Azealia Banks [ft. Lazy Jay] - 212
Missy Elliott - Work It
TLC - No Scrubs
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
Prince - When Doves Cry
2Pac [ft. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman] - California Love [after a request for 2Pac]
R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
Drake [ft. Rihanna] - Take Care
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
MGMT - Electric Feel
Prince - Little Red Corvette
Cults - Go Outside
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me

Freddie Gibbs raps on a free stage at 80/35.
Ladd Askland's band Pure Gut makes its world debut at Vaudeville Mews.

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