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Thursday, March 13 • 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Franki Chan

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Franki Chan is one of the leaders of the indie DJ movement in the USA, is an accomplished illustrator and he is the owner of IHEARTCOMIX, a record label, an event promotion company and a marketing brand. As a DJ, FRANKI has traveled the world, rocking dance parties from east to west and sharing the turntables with the best of the best, helping to influence a whole new generation of DJs. Raised in Indiana, but now living in Los Angeles, via Seattle and Okinawa, FRANKI found a love of DJ’ing through punk rock shows and going to the local 80’s dance clubs in the late 90’s. Around this time, FRANKI used to throw a lot of warehouse and basement shows. One day he decided that there should be something to do after the shows, and he liked dancing, so he pulled out a record player and began playing music. Not long after, the one turntable turned into two and he was thrust into the world of DJ’ing. The underground shows turned into after hours parties and eventually real dance clubs. It was through these years that FRANKI was able to perfect his unique blend of playing ‘the hits’ with the latest and most innovative dance music, often times breaking artists or songs before they become sensations. In 2003, FRANKI moved to Los Angeles and began his company, IHEARTCOMIX. Over the course of the last few years he has began and maintained several successful parties including FUCKING AWESOME, SUNDAY-FUNDAY, CINESPACE TUESDAYS and the current rage, CHECK YO’ PONYTAIL! All of which introduced the best in upcoming talent and garnered critical acclaim. FRANKI has had the honor of playing along side some of the best artists and DJs playing today including: MSTRKRFT, Justice, Spank Rock, The Rub, Bloc Party, Flosstradamus, Switch, Boys Noize, Feadz and Uffie, She Wants Revenge, Lady Sovereign, Le Castle Vania, The Teddybears, My!Gay!Husband!, Roxy Cottontail, Diplo, Acid Girls, The Presets, Para One, Simian Mobile Disco, A-Trak, Crystal Castles, Peaches, Radioclit, The Juan Maclean, Lupe Fiasco, Annie, Interpol, Green Velvet and many more. He has also played private events for Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Cristina Ricci, movie premiers, magazines such as Paper, Nylon, Stuff and Jane and has even played COACHELLA. He has become increasingly in demand and is constantly on tour. He plans on keeping it that way with upcoming European, U.S. and Australian tours planned. In addition to DJ’ing, FRANKI has began releasing a series of mix tapes and has begun to produce his own remixes and edits. He is also focusing a lot of his time on his recently launched record label, IHEARTCOMIX RECORDS, which has current and upcoming releases by Matt & Kim, Protokoll, Ocelot, The Toxic Avenger, Le Castle Vania, Roxy Cottontail, and Dreamburger. FRANKI’s motivation from day one has always been about having fun, being creative and exposing those that share the same sentiment. He treats DJ’ing no differently.
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Thursday March 13, 2008 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Beauty Bar 617 E 7th St

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