Michael_Z opened with one of the better slow sets I have heard in a while. Almost a throwback to the Boogie and Jam classics that brought movement and rhythm to bodies winding down from a weekend sunny Sunday. Slow sets can add energy to the room or turn it into “nap-time”. Tonight I felt energy flow into me as DJ Michael_Z played a mix of international that brought out styles from moving-contact to ballet. I looked around the room and his music seemed to bring about the synchronous flowing part of each dancer. Most dancers seemed to stay for the whole evening and his strong closed capped another good outing for this DJ.
Michael Z is on our recommended list with a loudness level of 2 out of 5. If we were to add a new rating to our system, it might be "partner dancing music rating", taking into consideration of course this is Boogie/Jam dancing. On that score DJ Michael_Z gets a 4 out of 5 for tonight.
Barefoot Boogie 8th Street Studios, Dance Calendar, Berkeley, CA