The Underground Garden: UtopiaBoston Turns 24


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Arriving in 1993 at the lower level of the Paradise Club in Cambridge, UtopiaBoston is DJ Bruno’s first solo event as both promoter and DJ. DJ Bruno has a 25+ year career in Boston nightlife with events for party lovers of House, Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae and just about any musical mood you need to get down to. UtopiaBoston is a beloved jewel on his Crown.

Utopia became home away from The Loft for every Househead who joined their DJ Bruno from Stanhope Street over to Cambridge and every venue Utopia has brought life to. From Bill’s Bar on Landsdowne Street, to Hollywood KTV in Chinatown, to Boston Rocks in Fanueil Hall, to The Office in the Financial District, events during Miami’s Winter Music Conference and currently The Milky Way in Jamaica Plain, DJ Bruno has always found a dancefloor and Utopians have always gathered for the Love and real underground dance we know we are set to experience.

DJ Bruno started Utopia “to play other genres of house music not just the style of House Music we were playing at the Loft. Also there were a lot of talented DJs in Boston I wanted to introduce our community to. Boston has a lot of amazing DJs. I wanted Utopia to be a source of inspiration for them.”

In the early 2000’s, UtopiaBoston moved from physical structure to online presence with DJ Bruno’s weekly (sometimes daily!!!) online radio show, UtopiaBoston Radio. Bruno also releases annual Best of CDs highlighting the tunes that turned Utopia out that year as well as monthly CDs (we’re spoiled!)!

Not only has UtopiaBoston been a constant beacon in Boston nightlife with its party and mixes, with UtopiaBoston, local artists have been able to share their talent and music with the world via the UtopiaBoston label imprint.

b1DJ Bruno, DJ, Promoter, Producer, Label Head, HOUSEHEAD. All the love is deserved and inspired as this Saturday night UtopiaBoston recognizes and celebrates its (our/your!) 24 years in ass shaking! Manning the decks all night, DJ Bruno is bound to travel musically with his technical skills, natural talent and pure passion he has shared with us all of these years. Joining Bruno will be Original Boston Househead Cynthia Bouges Seller (https://www.facebook.com/Cynthia-B-SellArts-107773962592421 /?fref=ts) who will be showcasing her beautiful artistic skills on canvas all night. Deep House, Live Art, Beautiful People = IT’S A PARTY!

I thank you Bruno for all of the hard work I have seen you go through and put in for all of us, and yourself. Your work has allowed us to enjoy endless nights of joy and witness legendary House vocalists such as India, Barbara Tucker, Byron Stingley and Ultra Nate. Bruno reminisces his “most memorable night is when we brought India. We picked her up from her house, got her McDonald’s, then we got Willie Ninja and we drove to Boston while India sang for us and told us stories. SHE WAS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!” That night and performance were too!!

As long as I am alive I will continue to keep UTOPIA going.” – DJ Bruno

UtopiaBoston celebrates 24 Years and a special birthday celebration for Mikey Rivera this Saturday night at The Milky Way, 284 Armory Street, JP. No Dress Code! 21+ with 10 p.m. doors and a $9 cover.

Support the leader who has supported the community; enjoy the community you have all lead into existence. UtopiaBoston will always be a reflection of Boston House Music. #INTHEBOOKS

This love we all share is a testament to UtopiaBoston’s message “If we can dance together, we can live together.” Hello Neighbor, let’s dance.

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Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. You can hear her collaborative sounds and experience life through her storytelling. She invites you to dance. Her poetry seeks to initiate dialogue by intentionally expressing consequences of love, lust, ego and self-respect