Win Tickets ($25): Tropitaal w/ DJ Anjali + The Incredible Kid @ The Goodfoot | A Desi/Latino Soundclash

We are giving away tickets for a party of 5 to Tropitaal w/ DJ Anjali + The Incredible Kid @ The Goodfoot on December 7. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 6.

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Tropitaal a Desi/Latino Soundclash @ The GoodfootTropitaal a Desi/Latino Soundclash
December 7, 2013
9 pm. | $5 | 21+
More info:

Goodfoot Lounge
2845 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-9292 | More info:

It has often been told how Anjali introduced The Incredible Kid to bhangra (see for example OPB’s Art Beat interview) but much less is known of The Kid’s introducing Anjali to Latin music. In a preview written in 2000, then-Portland Mercury Arts Editrix Julianne Shepherd wrote that in his sets The Kid would “throw on some obscure Latin record (his specialty),” and not only has The Kid remained a huge champion of Latin sounds over the years, but he has indoctrinated DJ Anjali as well, and they are finally ready to throw a party that has been in the planning stages for more than a decade, bringing their mutual love of contemporary Indian and Latin electronic club music together on the dance floor.

DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid introduced Portland, Oregon nightclub audiences to the sounds of Bhangra, Bollywood and Global Bass around the turn of the millennium. They host one of the city’s longest-running dance parties and regularly play to festival crowds throughout the Pacific Northwest including a headline performance at the Sasquatch! Music Festival dance stage.

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid have spent more than a decade igniting dance floors with cutting edge music not limited by borders or language. They are most known for incinerating dance floors with the South Asian sounds of Bhangra and Bollywood, but the duo scour the globe for any hard-hitting music that combines local music traditions with window-rattling production. Anjali and The Kid host a cult radio show on KBOO community radio where they have been regular hosts since 2006.

Anjali and The Kid performed five sets at the Sasquatch! Music Festival tenth anniversary including headlining the dance tent opening night. They have performed at festivals such as Decibel, MusicfestNW, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Beloved, Photosynthesis, Fairytale and Kaleidoscope, and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The duo travel to perform in cities such as NYC, SF and Vancouver, BC and headline long-running parties such as Basement Bhangra, Nonstop Bhangra and High Society.

Together and separately they have supported artists as diverse as Digable Planets, Balkan Beat Box, Major Lazer, Skrillex, A Tribe Called Red, DJ Spooky, Tigerstyle, Boban i Marco Markovic Orkestar, Delhi 2 Dublin, Sleigh Bells, Glitch Mob, State of Bengal, MSTRKRFT, Karsh Kale, DJ Rekha, CeU, Antibalas, Dengue Fever, Blockhead, Soulico, The Decemberists, Rupa & the April Fishes, Gold Panda, DJ Marcelinho Da Lua, Saini Surinder, Washed Out, Toy Selectah, Pink Martini, Quantic, Opiuo, Bonobo, Extra Golden, Maga Bo, Poirier, Plastician, Flying Lotus, Ming & FS, Joro-Boro, Kultur Shock, Ghostland Observatory, J-Boogie, and Nickodemus from Turntables on the Hudson.

After making a name for themselves in their hometown’s raucous house party circuit, DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid introduced the Portland, Oregon nightclub scene to the sounds of Bhangra, Bollywood and Global Bass on New Year’s Eve 2000. After a series of residencies, beginning with a six-month residency at the legendary Blackbird, the duo began hosting their ANDAZ dance parties in July of 2002. The party’s focus on hardcore Panjabi Bhangra and the latest electronic confections from the Bollywood film industry continue to pack the dance floor after eleven years. While ANDAZ was still in the bloom of youth, Anjali and The Kid founded the revolutionary dance night ATLAS (with co-host/DJ E3) at Holocene in November of 2003 to introduce Portland to Global Bass sounds such as: Urban Desi, Rai N B, Reggada, Dembow, Dubstep, Balkan Beats, Funk Carioca, Kuduro, Merengue Urbano, Reggaeton, 3Ball Guarachero, Cumbia Digital and a host of other local and diasporic future musics. ATLAS finally ended in March of 2013 after more than nine years making it the longest-running night in the club’s history. In 2013 Anjali and The Kid initiated Tropitaal: A Desi Latino Soundclash party, their latest project.

Maybe the Portland area’s most well-known deejays.
The Portland Tribune 1/26/12

“People were talking about all weekend: DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid–playing every, SINGLE day (the only performers to do so), the Portland duo was the must-not-miss Bollywood/bhangra dance party makers of the weekend.” (Sasquatch! Festival 2011) Oregon Music News 5/31/11

“Celebrate our local heroes as they hold down the biggest rock fest in the Northwest” (Sasquatch! Festival 2011) The Portland Mercury 5/26/11

“DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid sets are one of Portland’s great recurring dance parties.” Willamette Week 12/16/09

“Portland’s favorite boy/girl DJ pair” The Oregonian 6/19/09

“The pair have been keeping Portland dancing for so long in various incarnations, imagining the local music scene without their bhangra and Bollywood rhythms is unthinkable. ” The Oregonian 5/26/06

“The DJs responsible for making “bhangra” and “Asian garage” somewhat household words outside Portland’s Desi community” – The Portland Mercury 1/8/04

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15 Responses to Win Tickets ($25): Tropitaal w/ DJ Anjali + The Incredible Kid @ The Goodfoot | A Desi/Latino Soundclash

  1. Michael Tindall December 3, 2013 at 16:14 #

    I need these tickets because I love to dance. I have many poor friends who need to dance too. This afternoon my daughter gave away the lollypop she bought to a ‘poor person’ to make them feel better. I hope it worked. If I win these tickets, I will use them only for good, never for evil.

  2. Jeremy S December 3, 2013 at 17:06 #

    My wife and I haven’t been out dancing – not even once! – since our child was born 17 months ago. We love Latino and S. Asian music and would love to go to this dance party. Since we have only one paid job between us, the free tickets would be a real help.

  3. Nick December 3, 2013 at 17:14 #

    We finally have a babysitter on a night when my favorite DJ duo is playing. (and, I was there where it all started so many years ago.)

  4. Rancho Relaxo December 3, 2013 at 18:00 #

    I’m so poor, I don’t even have a daughter to give a lollypop to. :( However, if I win these tickets, I will use the $25 I would have otherwise paid to buy presents for charity this holiday. :)

  5. Heather December 3, 2013 at 21:23 #

    Yeah!!!!! Would love to go!!!

  6. La Lili December 3, 2013 at 22:47 #

    The sounds of reggeton, cumbia, punjabi beats and the dynamic duo in action all under the sweltering condensation that only the Goodfoot is famous for,,,I must be there & bring friends w/ me to dance our assets off! You’d be rewarding brand loyalt!1 ((:

  7. nick December 4, 2013 at 11:18 #

    I got a fever, I’m burnin’ up…

  8. Amelia December 4, 2013 at 16:56 #

    I just want to dance!

  9. Apurva December 5, 2013 at 12:11 #

    I love to dance!

  10. Laura December 5, 2013 at 16:56 #

    I just got back from South America and miss dancing more than anything!!! I also love Bollywood music, really just anything that gets you movin!!

  11. nicolle December 5, 2013 at 17:18 #

    i would love some tickets!

  12. Jenette December 5, 2013 at 17:27 #

    I haven’t been able to go to Tropitaal since it started, and I’ve really wanted to because I love the idea of it, and I love DJ Anjali. Getting to attend (with free tickets!) will help me remember that my life is pretty good.

  13. mary b December 5, 2013 at 21:27 #

    I need to dance and warm the hell up!!

  14. Ray December 6, 2013 at 08:46 #

    (to the tune of “Jingle Bells”)

    Bhangra in the snow
    in a sexy salsa dress
    laughing Ho ho ho!
    I’ll tell you all the rest … IF …

    Down the street we go
    to our local pub
    but since we are so po’
    wearin’ just a tub … BUT ..

    if we get
    tickets to
    this fab-u-o-so show,
    we will have
    so much fun
    dancing in the snow! oh?

    yippee ya
    hippie ay
    what a groovy day,
    who need sun?
    we’ll have fun!
    If we win to day!!!! yay!

  15. Amy December 6, 2013 at 12:31 #

    Let there be dancing!!!!

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