What do you need to get a dance party started in Portland? You need DJ Beyonda. Born and raised in Memphis, Casey Minatrea—aka Beyonda—will bring the deep soulful jams that dig deep into early 60s soul, ranging from the sweet southern to the storming northern sound, rare Stax, and swinging gritty late 50s RnB, all on original 45rpm records.
The 45, designed in 1945 by RCA Records, eliminated 78s in the late 50s and rose to its peak in the mid-60s. After near extinction in the 1990s, the 45 is experiencing a resurgence in interest. Revered for its design aesthetic and superior sound, the 45 is a true gem of classic artistic expression.
For the last two years, beautifully ecstatic bodies have been packing local speakeasy Rotture for DJ Beyonda’s floor-stomping, rafter-swinging soul nights. Do not miss the chance to join them on the dance floor.