Drum & Bass
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.
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.
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?
- Flask’s 12th anniversary (woo!)
- Friction on Friday, December 20th with Fox and another surprise guest ;).
- Also SUPER EXCITED for next year’s Gaia Rising September 5th, 2020, so save the date!
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