No Requests presents: Boo Lean

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No Requests presents: Boo Lean

No Requests presents Boo Lean for her in Portland debut.

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No Requests 326 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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No Requests presents Boo Lean.

Boo Lean

Boo Lean (Lauren Goshinski) is a DJ and curator who’s crafted some of the most forward-thinking dancefloors and AV shows over the past decade. A trusted ear in more ways than one, she’s known behind the scenes as a founder and curator of festivals and spaces like VIA Festival, New Forms Festival, Hot Mass and her current residencies at Public Records and The Lot Radio. She’s also a board member of Resident Advisor, holding it down for independent scenes in a big way.

In the booth she’s eclectic and elastic — playing with genre, tempo, pressure and pace to a mesmerizing result. Carving out murky chambers of hyperbaric dub, rollicking mountains of freaky drum play, crystalline pools of vocal hooks and euphoric melody, to all-out bass caverns for your booty, it’s all about riding an edge without falling off for Boo.

She helped pioneer a new generation of audio-visual festivals in the US, co-founding the VIA Festival in 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA, and has utilized every opportunity to make viable space for womxn & non-binary promoters and artists across all her projects.

As a curator she's facilitated unique collaborations between Oneohtrix Point Never/Nate Boyce, House of Kenzo/Team Rolfes, Pussykrew/Kelela, and supported breakout talent both in their early days and now: Yaeji, Juliana Huxtable, Aurora Halal, and Lotic to Giant Swan, Laurel Halo, NAAFI, Mike Q, Cakes da Killa, Junglepussy, Empress Of, Light Asylum, Nene H, Lafawndah, Jimmy Edgar, Jessy Lanza, Abdu Ali, Purple Tape Pedigree… the list is 1,000+ deep and keeps growing. Like any good rave mom, she curates programs that can thoughtfully link new voices with their predecessors like ESG, Tommy Wright III, Betty Davis, MC Lyte, Rakim, Richard Devine, Moodymann, Underground Resistance, Teklife DJs and more … encourage us to create new worlds together.

About No Requests

In 2021, a group of friends were out late one night in Portland, looking for a place to listen and dance to amazing house music artists and DJs.We weren’t just looking for any club. We were looking for a house music oasis. A place that consistently embodies the club culture we grew up with, where house and electronic music is enjoyed by everyone, without intolerance or judgement. But… we couldn’t find it in the way we wanted.

We were an eclectic mix. Passionate house music DJs influenced by the European club culture, event curators and long time DJs from Portland, and transplants from all over the world who now call Portland home.

One day, we came together to create a new concept based on our experiences and our love of house music. As an eclectic bunch of music lovers, we know that diversity has always been at the heart of club culture and house music. Celebrating and respecting everyone regardless of religion, race, physical ability, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity is the foundation of club culture.

After months of creative planning, we decided to contribute to the house music scene in Portland in a very special way and open a club called No Requests. At No Requests, we follow a radically open dance floor and door policy. We ensure that all of our house music events embody the club culture that we love, believe in, and want to foster, while keeping our guests as safe as possible during this time of ambiguity.

Our commitment is to consistently showcase the best Portland-based house music DJs as well as regional (Oregon), national, and international house music DJs, while celebrating diversity and equality, and constantly innovating the experiences and services at No Requests.

And by doing so, Portland's club culture and house music scene will be globally recognized as one of the top destinations for house and electronic music.‍

No Requests, and no regrets.


  • 21+ access only.
  • We have accessible and gender neutral restrooms.
  • The venue is accessible via the main entry stairs or an elevator.
  • Please contact us at 503-868-2588 to ask accessibility questions.

    There is zero tolerance for hate, harassment, or assault of any kind. To get help or to report an incident, please speak to a No Requests employee or text “help” to 503-868-2588.


    We value your feedback! Please reach out to us with questions or comments at or 503-868-2588.

    HISTORY OF HOUSE MUSIC: House Music Guide: A Brief History of House Music

    • What Is House Music?
    • A Brief History of House Music
    • Characteristics of House Music


    House Music is a genre of electronic dance music which is characterized by a four to the floor beat. The beats per minute or BPM is around 120 to 130.​ House Music was created by house music djs and house music producers from the Chicago underground club culture in the early 1980s. It really started with disco where djs from the altered disco tracks to give them a more mechanical, richer and deeper basslines.


    The genre was pioneered by DJs and producers mainly from Chicago and New York such as Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Ron Hardy, Jesse Saunders, Chip E., Steve "Silk" Hurley, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Mr. Fingers, Marshall Jefferson, Phuture, and many others. Its origins derive from within the Black American LGBT communities but has since spread to the mainstream. From its beginnings in the Chicago club and local radio scene, the genre expanded internationally, then to other American cities and has become a worldwide phenomenon ever since. There are numerous subgenres, such as acid house, deep house, progressive house, tech house, electro house, hip house ghetto house, organize house music and many more.

    House music is characterized by repetitive 4/4 rhythms including bass drums, off-beat hi-hats, snare drums and/or claps at a tempo between 120 and 130 beats per minute (bpm), synthesizer riffs, deep basslines, and often, but not necessarily, sung, spoken or sampled vocals. In house music, the bass drum is sounded on beats one and three, and the snare drum, claps, or other higher-pitched percussion on beats two and four. The drum beats in house music are almost always provided by an electronic drum machine, often a Roland TR-808 or the TR-909. Claps, shakers, snare drum, or hi-hat sounds are used to add syncopation. One of signature rhythm riffs, especially in early house music, is built on the solid clave patterns.

    House music originated from a Chicago club called the Warehouse. Clubbers to the Warehouse were primarily black, who came to dance to music played by the club's resident DJ Frankie Knuckles, who fans refer to as the "godfather of house".


    House Music has different sub genres but there are basic elements that stay the same regardless of the gengre:

    • Steady, propulsive beats: House or House music is known for its 4/4 time and four-on-the-floor kick drum pulse. Off-beat hi-hat patterns and claps give the music a groovy edge.
    • Dance tempos: Nearly all house music falls between 120 and 130 beats per minute, which makes it easy to dance to.
    • Emphasis on early synthesizers: House artists and djs frequently compose their music with 1980s synthesizers such as the Roland TR-808, the Roland TR-909, the Korg Poly-61, and the Roland TB-303 Bass Line.
    • Disco and soul influences: House music emerged from the soul and disco era, and while it does not use the live instruments of those genres, it often embraces their funky, soulful style.