Prince and Michael Jackson fans go toe-to-toe on the dance floor as San Francisco deejay Dave Paul mixes album cuts, remixes, rare tracks and hits from the two artists. Beauty Bar - 1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622. 9pm / $5 / 21+.
Collectively, Prince and Michael Jackson helped define the early-'80s era of MTV, revolutionized both R&B and popular music, and influenced thousands of musicians worldwide. This party pays tribute to two of the greatest artists of our time.
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The music is far from the only thing happening at this party, there's theme dancing, a face-off between guests repping The Purple One or The King of Pop, and much, much more. This is the perfect night out to lounge with your friends, make some new friends, get your drink on, dance your @ss off and have the time of your life.
"For TEN years now, Dave Paul (proprietor of hip-hop label Bomb Records) has hosted and DJ'ed at the brilliant "Prince vs. Michael Jackson" parties. As selections of hits, rarities, and remixes from both artists are presented over the course of the evening, audience members square off in funky battle, holding signs bearing the mug of their favored entertainer to judge which one is the true king of pop. This sure ain't the place for cynics, but Darling Nikki's and Dirty Diana's are all welcome to participate." - SF WEEKLY
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ABOUT THE DJ:
Dave Paul began his music career in 1984, starting as a mobile dj and evolving into a prominent college radio dj, club dj, and remixer in San Francisco. One of his 45 minute reel-to-reel megamixes was featured on commercial radio station KMEL. During the late 80s and early 90s his weekly radio show "Beat Box Fridays" on college radio station KCSF was instrumental in breaking many hip-hop records in the Bay Area market. Utilizing various pseudonyms Paul has produced records, created the worlds first scratch tool for digital dj's (The Ultimate Scratch CD), and remixed the classic song Cavern by Liquid Liquid (Let's Hear It For the B-Boy Remix) for the UK label Mo Wax. In 1991 he launched the now legendary publication The Bomb Hip-Hop Magazine and in 1995 Paul transformed the magazine into a record label. The company was named "one of the fifteen independent labels that matter" according to Rolling Stone and the labels Return of the DJ series was ranked by Spin Magazine as #25 in their "The 90 Greatest Albums of the 90's" (Sept. 1999 issue), receiving a higher rating than Gold & Platinum albums by Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Green Day and Fatboy Slim. Dave Paul has been featured in URB magazine, XLR8R, appeared on the front cover of Billboard, and is featured in the motion picture Scratch. Mr. Paul has dj'ed throughout the US, toured Europe and the UK, released over 100 projects on his record label and currently produces themed dj parties including the 10 year running Prince and Michael Experience.
Dave Paul has produced various Bay Area concerts and club nights from the early 90's to the present including the legendary sold out "Bomb" parties at the DNA Lounge from '92-'95, the 2003 "Bomb Hip-Hop Tour" in Europe as well as the "Return of the DJ" and the "DJ's & MC's" tours in 2004. Some of the cutting edge hip-hop artists that have performed at Bomb events include; Jurassic 5, Pharcyde, Kool Keith, Dan the Automator, Aceyalone, Invisibl Skratch Picklz (Q-Bert, Disk, Shortkut, Mixmaster Mike), Blackalicious, Beat Junkies (Rhettmatic, J Rocc, Babu, Melo D), Mystik Journeymen, Supernatural, Volume 10, Schoolly D, Akinyele feat. Rob Swift, Shakey feat. Rahzel, Ultramagmetic MCs, Pete Nice & Daddy Rich, Alkaholiks, Masta Ace, Freestyle Fellowship, Nas, DJ Craze, DJ Swamp, Grandwizzard Theodore, DJ Shadow and House of Pain (with B-Real from Cypress Hill).