JPhlip, betches.

December 14, 2012 by Spectre of the Rose

One of my great goals in life is to become less of a spaz. But I’ll have to get to that later, because it’s not going to happen tonight, when JPhlip drops the bomb on Groove Suite, along with local babes Miss Vixen and The Perfect Cyn. As DJ Mercedes so aptly summed-up on Groove Suite’s Facebook event page for this Cockblock gig, “Duh!”

Cockblock, Groove Suite’s monthly female deejay extravaganza, is always a righteous dance party (and the comments on the facebook invites are always f*cking hysterical), but this evening with JPhlip of dirtybird records is a particular no-brainer. Last year, when she played the same venue, same chick party, same time of year, I thought I was at full tilt at one point – sweating, dancing in rapture, dancing like crazy, having my huge JPhlip appreciation moment, sucking wind. THEN, on the perfect beat, she seamlessly dropped a track that absolutely put me over the edge (there are often screams involved when this happens; it’s embarrassing). It was Yo Vogue by French Fries, hot off the dirtybird press. Of COURSE she would do us this terrifying and life-changing service. I will never forget that club moment among all my clubbing days. I went mental. It was thoroughly of-the-moment yet sneaky, brutally bitchy yet cockblock-festive, and sick-making. It was a zeitgeist.

JPhlip, we will love you forever, betch. I put your “elevator” track from “Tick, Tick, BOOM!” on my outgoing voicemail message a year ago and I don’t forsee ever removing it. It gets the people GOIN’!

BTW Cyn was fabulous at the same venue on Halloween weekend as well; that set was recorded by (the venerable) alga rhythms. Free download at this soundcloud link – WERK.

Don’t take for granted JPhlip’s Portland visit and the mad underground sound system at Groove Suite. Duh! See you there, sluts. TONIGHT.

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Yours always,
-Spectre of the Rose

P.S. The Saturday after last year’s JPhlip appearance, Katzendame texted me around brunchtime, “Have you got money for my champagne, bitch?” Hahahaaa!! FACE!

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