Last updated on July 21st, 2023 at 11:56 pm
Before opening for Shiba San on an electronic music-packed night at Vanquish, DJ Bad Sandy set up for Riva Beats at the Four Seasons Minneapolis. It was the melodic techno DJ’s night on the five-star hotel’s Riva Terrace. And the beginning of an emotional, friend-filled evening for the local DJ who was celebrating some big news.
Lately, DJ Bad Sandy has played at parties and clubs, from post-show DJing at The Dog House to opening for Amtrac at First Avenue 7th St. Entry.
With a practical-yet-not-spectacular booth at her fingertips, DJ Bad Sandy weaved a setlist of deep and organic house.
Standout tracks included a favorite “Marea (we’ve lost dancing)” by Fred again with The Blessed Madonna, a personal favorite of mine “Grapevine” by Lane 8 with Elderbrook, and even some of her tracks, including her latest release “Degrading”.
To DJ Bad Sandy, deep and organic house is “luxury house music for a place like Four Seasons.” And while the terrace was graced with friends and family, it was also filled with electronic music-enjoying locals and visitors.
In fact, she could have stayed and played past her 9 pm finish…but her club set at Vanquish was less than an hour from starting.
Playing when doors open will not yield the most partygoers. But those who were there enjoyed a setlist of Twin Cities artists who “showcase the best of local tech house.”
This included tracks from SMHRS, Alboa, and a special Kris Holiday track with “touching” lyrics: “I think you saved my life in some kind of way.”
Judging by story shares on Instagram, this was well received and much appreciated among her peer DJs and producers.
As for the big news, ironically this was DJ Bad Sandy’s last show before “taking a chance” and moving to Miami in a few days.
While Minneapolis “lifted her to move to the next level of higher-demand melodic techno,” Miami offers a “wider range of DJs to work with” and “opportunities to expand.” But DJ Bad Sandy will be back and local show announcements are coming soon.
Electronic music has “always been in [her] soul”, from her days jamming to Moby and Fatboy Slim to thoughtfully selecting modern tracks for her club audiences. Check out the latest music and updates from DJ Bad Sandy.