Portland And Flask LOVE Jamie O’Sullivan



Portland And Flask
LOVE Jamie O’Sullivan

Love is about to celebrate nine years at Flask Lounge. What does this milestone mean to you?

It means that Time Flies!! It also means it’s about to embark on its tenth year, and that makes me feel proud. Proud that the thing I started is still here, growing, and as much fun as ever.

How do you describe LOVE to a stranger?

It depends on if they’re an Enthusiast (a head) or not, but in general, I say it’s a dance party focused on underground electronic music with a very eclectic crowd. All ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, races, and socioeconomic statuses.

LOVE is the first Friday of every month at Flask Lounge.

How does the Portland dance scene compare to other cities?

Portland has a rich history in the dance club and gay bar culture since the ’70s. Punk, rock, and dance club culture were prominent in the ’80s, and then rave hit Portland in the early ’90s. That’s considerably early in American rave history. It’s real here and has a unique personality that differs even from other New England states. It’s a wicked tiny community due to the population and popularity of underground dance culture.

Do you envision retiring or passing Love’s torch?

No. Not at the moment. My original goal was to try at least and make it ten years, which is coming right up. If there’s still a crowd and I’m still able, I’ll be here doing my thing.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I like to think I take ok photos.
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Check out Jamie O’Sullivan’s latest mixes on SOUNDCLOUD and MIXCLOUD.

How can people connect with you?

For Bookings Contact Me @ 207.318.7895

What are your upcoming shows? 

Corbin Loves Drum And Bass



Corbin Loves
Drum & Bass

Flask Lounge, Portland Pride. Photo By: Jennifer Breton

Do you remember 180BPM? Aside from Karaoke, I believe this was our first resident dance night at Flask. Caitlin Flynn, best known as Corbin in the Portland DJ circuit, was one of the hosts of 180BPM. Corbin is a member of Resonant Sound, a collection of DJs, producers, and bass aficionados. Corbin and crew host Friction Friday on the 3rd Friday of every month at Flask Lounge. Would Flask have dance music if it wasn’t for Corbin? It’s something I wonder.

Tell us about Friction Friday, and what makes this night so unique?

Friction Friday is a multi-genre night hosted by Resonant Sound where you can get a taste of everything, including Drum & Bass. Our residents are me, G-Force, Undrig, Andromedv, and Moses. We are the only regularly occurring night north of Boston that features Drum & Bass, along with other super talented guest DJ’s bringing house, breaks, dub, and bass music.

The next Friction Friday is November 15th and will feature: Soappy (Tight crew), Andromedv (Resonant Sound) & G-Force (Resonant Sound, NEJunglists, Scientific Sound). Click here for more details.

It’s a rumor that EDM culture is dying. Do you think this is true? How can we keep EDM alive?

I don’t think electronic culture is dying at all; in fact, I believe it’s just coming to the forefront in the USA. All those pop songs on the radio, what’s the beat behind it? Electronic. Lots of house. We may be behind in Maine, but it’s alive and strong in the rest of the states. Keeping coming to shows, bring your friends, dance, and spread the word.

What is your favorite piece of equipment you own?

My Technics.  I love my turntables.

Atlantic Event Design is owned by Caitlin Flynn (DJ Corbin) and is based out of Windham, Maine. A hard-working lady DJ providing professional services for all occasions!
Learn More About Booking Corbin

Aside from pooping, how do you prepare for a show? 💩

Ahh, yes. My nervous ritual. After I poop 20 times or so, most of my preparation is getting some new fresh tunes and getting up to the decks to wing it. I’ve found if I prepare too much, I’m not reading the crowd. The dancers are why I DJ, and they’re the real reason why we can do what we do.

What advice would you give to an up-and-coming DJ?

Cover your screens and BPM counters and use your ears. LISTEN to the music, feel the music. Don’t let technology do it for you because once you stop looking, you’ll hear things you’ve never heard before on some of your favorite tracks.

If you were free tonight and could see any DJ perform live, who would it be? 

Jenna & The G’s .. she’s a Drum & Bass vocalist and has brought a band together to play tunes. Check it out.

What is your favorite and least favorite part of being a DJ?

Favorite: Getting the dance floor hyped on Drum & Bass
Least Favorite: People waving drinks above my equipment or hanging on the DJ booth shaking everything. Hands-off and drinks away people!

What’s a hidden talent of yours? 

I’m a dang good whistler.

What are your upcoming shows? 

Corbin’s latest mix – FALLIN’ on SOUNDCLOUD

How can people connect with you?