Monday, December 28, 2009


Funky House is another genre we're gonna be givin some love at the party.
Funky is the love child of speed garage/bassline, latin percussion and island nation music.
It's pretty much everything I've ever dreamt about in dance music.

Here's a re-edit I did of Greenmoney's remix of Skydiving. I added some kick to the bass and tossed a vocal track from my girl Keyshia Cole over the intro beat.

Skydiving (Lifepartner vocal edit) by lifepartner


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bouncehall Queen

Here at Camp Wild Life (which is currently located in Suburban Boston, and it's fucking cold) we enjoy cross-genre creations.
In this spirit, and in continuation of the 5 tracks for the last 5 days of 2009, I present to you a rough edit I did a while back using the vocal track from Beenie Man's 'Dancehall Queen' and an air raid siren laced nola bounce style instrumental.

Bouncehall Queen by lifepartner


Saturday, December 26, 2009


We're planning to feature quite a bit of Juke house at Wild Life. For those of you unfamiliar with the genre, here's a quick lesson:
"Ghetto house, booty house or Juke house is a type of Chicago House which started being recognised in its own right from around 1992 onwards. It features minimal 808 and 909 drum machine-driven tracks, and sometimes sexually explicit lyrics."

It's the shit! Some of our faves are the legendary DJ Gant-Man, Mister Ries, DJ Slugo and DJ Pillsbury (among many, many others). The stuff is fast, super high energy and packs a hell of a punch. You need to dance to it when it comes on the speakers.

Here's one of my secret weapons, a heavy juke remix of Chicago's Ben One. Enjoy!

EYES (Lifepartner heavy juke remix) by lifepartner


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I have a few new remixes and original productions that I'm gonna be postin up here in the next few days.
5 tracks for the last 5 days of 2009.
Who loves you the most?


Sunday, December 20, 2009


Peep the goods!

WILD LIFE MIX 2 by lifepartner

1. Sugar (Kill Frenzy Remix) - Mister Ries
2. El Tigeraso (Gant-Man remix) - Maluca
3. Successful - DJ Pillsbury
4. Chameleon (LOL Boys Remix) - Christina Milian
5. T-Shirt (Crazy Cousinz Remix) - Shontelle
6. aNYway (Black Noise bassline mix) - Duck Sauce
7. Skydiving (Lifepartner Vocal edit) - Twizzle
8. Pull It (Ill Blu Funky Mix) - Shystie
9. Shotgun! (Lifepartner remix) - Jr Walker & The Allstars
10. Here He Comes (Jaimie Fanatic Remix) - Tittsworth feat. Nina Sky & Natalie Storm
11. Nasty Toyfriend - Larry Tee, Afrojack, Roxy Cottontail & David Guetta
12. Do You Mind - Kyla

Love you,

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Wild Life Manifesto...

We at the Wild Life headquarters think it's a good time to explain what we're trying to accomplish with our new, and hopefully innovative party beginning next month.

From Lifepartner:
"I'm from the East Coast. Growing up I drew a lot of cultural and musical influence from reggae, dancehall and old school hip hop. After coming out as queer and a short stint in New York, I realized I wanted to try my hand at DJing (I mean I had all these dancehall 45's, and knew that if I put my mind to it, I could learn to hold down a fierce riddim). It was something I saw as being an act of defiance; a gay man playing dancehall and hip hop. I taught myself how to beat match on a shitty pair of belt driven turntables, and began to play music out. I had fallen in love, and knew that this was going to become my passion in life.
After college I moved to Portland for it's burgeoning arts and music scene. I had this fantasy of Portland being this beautiful queer mecca filled with bike riding homos that loved to dance, composted, were culturally challenging and inspired and made the most amazing art around. 2 months into 2007 I realized I was dreaming.
After attending many queer dance parties around town I noticed a recurring theme: the most packed dance nights played the same music every time. It was the typical dance party soundtrack, the DJ's played it safe with gay classics and top 40 pleasures.
It took me about a year to find a couple of other DJ's that weren't playing the same shit in Portland. I drew inspiration from them and tried to start parties with them, but they never lived up to my hopes and never lasted more than 6 months.
Toward the end of 2008 I began to talk with some queer DJ friends in other cities (Boston, New York, San Francisco, Chicago) about what they were doing and found another recurring theme: queers in other cities weren't pushing for cutting edge music to dance to either, and like the DJ's, were playing it safe.
With so much new and innovative dance music coming out, why weren't queers at the forefront? At that point, I said 'fuck it' and decided to try and do my own thing and hoped that Portland would catch on. 2009 has been an inspiring year for me as a DJ. I had the chance to play with a lot of bigger acts from around the globe, produced a ton of tracks and discovered so much incredible music. After a trip to New York in August, I found even more inspiration. I had the chance to play to a crowd that really got what I was doing. My a-ha moment came when I dropped a UK funky house track 'In the Morning' and looked out at the crowd to see a bunch of fags voguing.
Wild Life is my latest attempt to catch Portland gays up with what's going on in dance music. UK Funky House, bassline, speed garage, soca, meximore club, future bass, sissy bounce, Chicago juke and more. We're going to draw on what's happening around the world, queer it up and get your ass to dance real hard. It's 3 years of dreaming, resisting and defying normativity finally taking shape.
Our first guest, on January 28th, is Portland based, soon to be SF resident, DJ Nolita. She's excited to get the chance to play bass heavy gay music.
I hope people vogue.

See you in the new year!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

a little preview of things to come...

and don't forget to snatch the first mini-mix!
WILD LIFE MINI-MIX 1 by lifepartner

Friday, December 4, 2009


The wonderful, talented and beautiful Sarah Faith Gottesdiener created the first flyer for our party! So nice. She's going to be handling all of our design work, please check out her work!


Thursday, December 3, 2009


Peep the first WILD LIFE mini-mix! This the first of the new monthly series of 15 minute mixes for our new queer bass night! Debuting January 28th with LIFEPARTER and special guest DJ NOLITA (FRUITCAKE, one of her last gigs in PDX). Keep your eyes peeled for new shit coming soon!

WILD LIFE MIX 1 by lifepartner

1. Party Hard - Donaeo
2. Party Harder (The Heatwave Refix) - Donaeo, Rubi Dan, Capleton, Vybz Kartel & Danny English
3. Gwaan (feat. Natalie Storm) - Enur
4. Grudge - Jamtech Foundation feat. Capleton
5. Put It On You (Lifepartner Edit) - Missy Elliott, Pharrell, Teyana Taylor
6. Bongo Jam (Vocal Edit) - Crazy Cousinz
7. Look Pon Me (Jumeirah Riddim) - Sticky feat. Natalie Storm
8. When You Hear The Bassline (Dance Area remix) - Major Lazer
9. Tribal Skank - Fr3e

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


We're starting something new here, folks.
January 28th, 2010. Branx. Portland, OR.
Stay tuned.