Flea Market DJ Greg Skidmore

18 Oct

Photobucket

When Brent Tactic and I were about 3-4 months into our Flea Market residency in 2004, we wanted to bring on a third resident DJ who brought a certain type of edge and intellect that complimented our penchant for more party-centric, groove-minded music. It didn’t take us long to figure out that Greg Skidmore fit the bill. His DJ sets at Oscillate @ Baltic Room were magisterial and proved, in my humble opinion, that he is by far the most technically proficient DJ in the Northwest. Greg has so much control over his mixing abilities – anyone who has seen him behind the decks knows how much knob-twisting he does to make the sound so pristine and crisp. He primarily plays dark and sexy IDM and techno tracks in his sets, dripping with sinister basslines, otherworldly synths, and punchy percussion. Nowadays, he’s establishing a career in massage therapy and doesn’t play out as often these days, so this Saturday’s Flea Market reunion is a rare treat to catch Greg Skidmore in action.

Greg has other talents as well. Standing five people deep in line at the Chop Suey bar, I thought it would be a great idea to throw a maraschino cherry at him (I may have had a few frosty beverages that night) just for fun. From 10-15 feet away, he effortlessly caught it in his mouth.

I also drive Greg crazy when I play Judas Priest and Loverboy. Guess what I’ll be packing for this Saturday?!?!

The Shameless Social & Flea Market presents

FLEA MARKET REUNION
Tactic (Think 2wice, Bubblin – KC/PDX)
Scratchmaster Joe (Famous Players)
Kadeejah Streets (Innerflight)
Greg Skidmore (Oscillate)
Verse (Show & Tell, Flea Market)
Recess (Shameless)

Saturday, October 22, 2011
10pm-4am

Electric Tea Garden
1402 E. Pike St.

** FREE BEFORE 11PM **

www.fleamarketmusic.wordpress.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: