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DJ Brooklyn

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A night of DJ Brooklyn's beats promises "a smooth deep house journey, or a banging breaks set." Unfortunately, after Friday, July 13, Boiseans will have to travel far to groove to her sounds. After years of getting dance floors hopping, DJB is taking her show on the road and she's not coming back. Not for awhile, any way. She's decided to give higher education the old college try.

DJ Brooklyn-during the daylight hours, she's Brooke-has been playing techno, funk, soul and rock and roll across the Northwest. Her beats are sweet, serious and definitely danceable but also totally listenable, as she proved when she played a couple of great sets at this year's Pride Festival at the Centre on the Grove. DJs in general are becoming more and more popular as bars and restaurants all over town have started having house DJs: The music complements any kind of dining experience and can be as quiet during dinner and as loud during the dancing as a bar or restaurant owner wants it to be. DJ Brooklyn's ability to blend music to fit any situation will be missed in every way. You have one last opportunity to see her before she packs away her turntable and picks up her schoolbooks, though. And it's a show you don't want to miss.

With special guest Cindy Coehlo from San Diego (who is rumored to be bringing fresh wax), DJB will be fusing techno, house and breaks that will keep you dancing until you can dance no more. She's calling this show her Final Throwdown and there's a sense that she's going to be pulling out all the stops. Even if you don't think DJ music is for you, you should come out to this show. As an artist, DJ Brooklyn will surely be going out in style and with the many styles of music she uses, there will be something there for everyone.

July 13, Reef, $3 at the door, 9:30 p.m., several drink specials available.