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a thin line between movies and music

1457523_10152695590976531_1964251284_nIt’s festival season once again here in Denton TX. I have been asked again to return to the Thin Line Festival. My first experience working with Thin Line was djing an after party for a documentary screening at Banter back in 2012. This year, the festival has grown exponentially from a film-only screening affair to a full blown music festival scattered across all of Denton’s most popular nightlife venues. In addition to just djing at the fest, I was tasked with curating the lineup for Thursday @ Hailey’s. I called up some of my favorite tastemaking DFW area djs spanning all sorts of genres.

I’ll be sharing dj duties with the likes of: DJ Sofaking, who you can see most Thursdays at Andy’s representing the Denton Dance Collective with their popular Subsonic Indulgence party. Shooknite, a forward thinking guy from the well-known Track Meet dj collective. Tony Schwa, a Dallas pioneer who undeniably keeps the funk alive with his Monday night Cool Out party at the Crown and Harp in lower Greenville. DJ S.o.u.l.jah, who I recently guested with playing his Too Futuro sunday night event at  The Slip Inn.

If dance music isn’t really your thing, I’m also performing a set of all original instrumental hip hop music Saturday night at the festival-sponsored side event Visions (masterminded by TLIT). This event will make the Thin Line even skinnier as each artist’s performance will feature a unique visual component. One notable act for that show is Juicy the Emissary, who is one of the most underrated hip hop producers in the region. If you’re at all interested in beats with or without raps, you’d be foolish to miss this on Saturday.

As diverse and talented as these rosters may be, there are 5 nights of this sort of entertainment all over the city starting Wednesday night, so be sure to pick up a wristband. Enjoy some movies, grab a couple drinks, and hit the dancefloor. Also, 90’s indie rock geniuses Sebadoh are performing. They put out a new album last September after over 10 years of hiatus. Check it out.

This entry was written by yeahdef, posted on February 12, 2014 at 3:40 am, filed under news.