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The Underground Garden: October Loves House in The City

 

Well, THAT was Amazing!!! With such an incredible turn out at the last ERATO, Boston has so much more to look forward to in the forms of Unity, L.U.V.’s Reach for Venus, Uplift and DJ Bruno’s Halloween Party! Friday, October 21, Saturday, October 22, Saturday, October 29 and Monday, October 31 have the illest in mind…That’s You!

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DJs Cruzz and Francesco Spagna have been holding down The Good Life with their UNITY party since the early 2000’s! You are invited to get down on Friday, October 21 to these Caballeros Rumberos and the beautiful, beautiful people they host! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRUZZ and All the Libras in the House!

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DJs Househead Pete, Mizont and Savuth have been holding down the Boston House scene behind the scene, through insurmountable support and by setting dancefloors on fire since, well more than half of their lives! This is No Joke! They have come together for the first time to bring us L.U.V. (Let Us Vibe) with L.U.V. returning Saturday, October 22 at the beloved Bella Luna’s Milky Way. This is a Free party on a Saturday night to the sounds of 3 Bad Ass Poppa Jammers. No I’m serious. Support this new collaboration. It comes with LUV and true passion! Libras, this month’s L.U.V. is being shown to you too!

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Saturday, October 29, the Milky Way also hosts Jesse Cardoso’s Lift As We Climb’s UPLIFT Fundraiser! Do something for someone else while getting it in for yourself at this very special gathering. DJs Jesse Cardoso, Mystina and Mojavi provide the soundtrack to your generosity. Your $10 entry fee goes towards students in the Boston Public School System and their art needs and desires. This one is for the FUTURE! Be Present for the Lovely Ones!

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October you’ve been so good to US. The proper way to end a musically high House month is only with Boston’s Main Man, DJ Bruno and his Old School Halloween Party on Monday, Halloween Night at the Milky Way! DJ Bruno always masterfully delivers the Soul Music and on this night, You will dance to pure joy! Joining him will be Chief Rocker Moe Dee and the Halloween Costume Contest is in full effect! Get your $100 prize because of imagination! Show Yourself! Grateful for DJ Bruno and his ongoing Legacy in our City. #BRUNOSTRONG

Boston’s House Scene is pumping hot. HAWT. Immense Gratitude to those who keep House Music Alive. What will November bring? STAY TUNED!

~With Only Love Always~

 

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.

 

 

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The Underground Garden: Boston Dances

 

2016 is NOT playing. The city’s promoters and DJs are seriously giving Boston and New England Househeads a massive dose of good times. As I type this, I am still buzzing off ERATO’s Resolution event and still moved to the Soul by the Return of DJ Bruno.

This week’s Underground Garden is dedicated to the amazing line up our city is offering House music lovers, dancers, party people, you, me, EVERYONE! Support your local events and they in turn return the love with…:

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UNITY BOSTON, presented by Francesco Spagna and DJ Cruzz, opening their 2016 with Guest DJ ALA all the way from San Diego on Friday, January 22!

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Returning to Boston on Friday, February 5th is Bradford James bringing his Love City NYC vibe to Cambridge! This will be a special event with DJ Bruno joining Bradford and DJ DeepJust all night!

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The very next night, Saturday, February 6th, DJ Bruno and Utopia Boston are at it again at The Milky Way with The Old School Party! Bruno and BMilk will be playing nothing but the greatest all night long!

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Then HOLD UP! VAULT will be hosting Boston Man, DJ Bob Diesel on Tuesday, February 9th for his second guest set at this vibing weeknight party in Cambridge!

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Take a breath and bring your lovers over for H.O.M.E. and Utopia Boston’s Valentine’s Day Party on that circled date: Sunday, February 14th! DJs Bruno, Leo Alarcon and HHPete will be making you dance your bodies closer and closer with the Beat. Dance is an aphrodisiac…

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And, special for me personally, and a One to look forward to in February (with a future full article/interview coming!), ERATO welcomes back to Boston one of its pioneers in music and art, Timmy Allen on Saturday, February 20!

I mean YES!!! All of this love for us, for you, for me, from me, from us, from you. If you know, then I’ll see you there! If you’re curious, come find out! In the beginning there was what is today. THANK YOU BOSTON FOR KEEPING HOUSE MUSIC ALIVE!

 

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

 

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The Underground Garden: UNITY BOSTON

 

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Nine years strong and flexing, located at The Good Life in downtown Boston, this monthly Friday night weekend jump-off serves Boston’s House Music lovers and dancers a divine fete in which Deep, Soulful, Afro-Latin House Music is celebrated by some seriously amazing people. Brought to our city by Enrique Florendo and Francesco Spagna, Jorge Galvez aka Cruzz, joined the DJ roster in 2006 as Enrique embarked on new adventures. DJs Franceso Spagna and Cruzz have continued to make The Good Life Great with this all inviting hell of a good time: UNITY.

DJ Cruzz was UNITY’s first guest DJ in 2006 during its opening night. Today, he mans the table as a Resident and develops visual designs, music programming and ideas to “keep our local house and underground scene alive even if it’s just on a monthly basis is more than I could ever ask for.”

For DJ Cruzz, musical inspiration came from his family. At home he was listening to his grandparent’s Charlestown era beats, 50’s & 60’s songs of his parent’s and his aunt’s and uncle’s Disco era grooves. Also, being Latino, Tango, Salsa, Latin Rock and others were a part of life. Witnessing a dorm party getting down to Raze’s Break for Love at the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale inspired Cruzz to become a House DJ. “I remember listening to Break for Love during a dorm party and watching two Dudes freestyle like I’ve never seen before. I’m not talking breakdancing either. I’m talking a combination of moves while the song was playing. But here’s what got me, I saw their faces, the joy, simplicity, humbleness, happiness they got out of that one moment. I’ve only seen that type of joy in my family. Right there and then I knew House Music was what rejoiced my life and soul.”

UNITY has hosted an intense Guest DJ lineup including Joey Mazza, Jihad Muhammad and Gigi Testo to name a few. (Google is your friend! Searches shall render Hot Music!) Fortunately for our city, our Househeads and the dance we love, “on June 19, 2015 we celebrate 9 years of Unity at the same venue that started several ‘house music’ nights, of which Unity, 9 years later, is still running strong. I guess we’re doing something right, wouldn’t you agree? That night will feature Shelter Records DJ/Producer Adam Rios. We surely hope to see everyone on the dance floor celebrating with us.” Yes! Congratulations Men!

DJ Cruzz states “working and playing with Francesco has proven nicely” as not only have they connected with a similarity of sound and music selection, but also with their view of where they’ve wanted to take UNITY year after year. DJ Cruzz also shouts out “the ongoing support from both our die-hard Boston House-Heads and the venue itself The Goodlife” as being a great part of Unity’s success. “At times I think if you put every local event house-heads have ever attended, it equals to only one at the end–UNITY.” Truly. The diversity in sound at UNITY proves it’s all there. We’re all there. Circa 2006.

Join Residents DJ Francesco Spagna and DJ Cruzz tomorrow, Friday, May 22 at The Good Life for their monthly good time UNITY. Even more special, joining them will be local Guest DJ, MIZONT! A true class act and quiet storm! Then again on Friday, June 19 as they celebrate 9 years of unifying all peoples under one House. We do hope to see you there!

 

Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. She has been reading her poetry on stages for over 15 years. She has 5 released singles to date and works with other artists as a songwriter or vocalist.