Holocene Happy Hour with DJ Nine Inch Nilina
DJing today during Holocene’s Happy Hour 5-8pm! The esteemed Michael Horowitz will be doing live portraiture as well! And the menu of free gourmet bites is UP! I’ll be playing a bunch of hot jams including new favorite songs by Mapei, Sarah Winters and of course enough Shlohmo x Jeremih for an overdose (though we all know that’s not possible). Fuck, and even JB’s “Wait for a Minute” - Tyga’s verse over that Whisper Song-esque beat? Ummm… Yes!
And here’s a bonus illustration Michael did of me last week at the Pop Culture Party I DJed:
His portraits are free y’all - like you get to take ‘em and keep ‘em! Since meeting last week we’ve already made plans for him to do live portraiture on my family vacations, my wedding, baby showers and Real Housewife-style birthdays for my future kiddos. Match made in heaven! ha
6:03 pm • 29 November 2013
Every dream come true: Michael, Britney, RiRi and Gaga videos cut together and projected on the big screen. Every. Dream. Come. True. (at Hollywood Theatre)
10:41 pm • 16 November 2013
Tonight! I’m DJing pop hits 8:15-9, immediately followed by Miss @nadiabuyse! So excited to be on a bill with two of my favorite bands (Dubais & @ibqt)!!!! And SOOO psyched for the live portrait drawing! See y’all there ❤💋 (at Hollywood Theatre)
8:34 pm • 16 November 2013 • 1 note
Oooooohh! I’m DJing this Friday night at East End! It’s a momentous occasion because it’s my first time ever DJing there! I’ve seen my share of great shows from Monotonix to PRE and the Mae Shi and now it’s my turn. Will I be upstairs or downstairs? You’ll just have to come and see, but you’ll know yr in the right place if you hear Ciara and Zendaya on blast. I *might* even break out my iPad and do a Traktor set. Who knows? Just say you’ll be there :)
DJ Nine Inch Nilina /// East End /// Friday November 15th /// 9:30-Late
12:06 am • 14 November 2013 • 1 note
Last night was epic! Photoshoot for my birthday flyer with Lina and Arya followed by craft night with Tyler, Lauren, Henry and Daniel. These past few days have been major bummer town (broken hearts, former friends and a lost wallet), but today is the first day of October! My birthday is days away and if last night was any indication, I have some of the best friends in the world and can still party down! I hope the people who went on a spending spree in Gresham with my credit card are having just as much of a blast! Birthday photos coming soon - PREPARE!
8:11 pm • 1 October 2013 • 3 notes
"Operation Iraqi FreeDOOM"
4th of July at the Abandoned Iraqi Embassy of East Germany in Berlin
It’s funny because it wasn’t until I saw these photos that I realized I’d tagged the American flag and my ode to Gil! Scott! Heron! with “Freedoom” that I’d painted over the word “spied” that was already there. Oh hiya NSA!
The atmosphere was definitely creepy. Burned out with various homophobic captions tagged throughout. No homeless people there. Absurdly easy to break-in; the barb-wire we’d been warned about nearly completely removed from the fence. This was one of my big goals in terms of Berlin’s abandoned places and we accomplished it. Then we traveled from Pankow to the Mitte and went our separate ways for an evening of debauchery.
3:30 pm • 2 September 2013 • 2 notes
Marking my return to the Rose City with a DJ gig this Friday at Valentine’s - mark yr calendars! Ready yr hashtags!
12:51 pm • 22 August 2013
Nilina Likes To Do Things turned 5 today!
Weird! Tumblr sent me an email about it. Granted I haven’t maintained it the whole time, but I’m glad I registered and SO LONG AGO! It wasn’t meant to be a personal blog, just a collection of quotes, but when it became a diary of sorts, I deleted my older, more impersonal entries. God damn - 5 years though! Late summer 2008. Where was I in my life? I had just gotten over my love for WHT FNG, was falling in love with Deelay Ceelay, in the middle of the first season of Lost Gospel!!!!, me and Arya were going on epic walking adventures, I was shooting for Rolling Stone!, was house photographer for Nathan’s Situations party contemplating whether or not to continue to be a freelancer/crafter as I stayed up until 7am most nights making beaded bobby pins, lovin’ on No Age, ect. At large, 2008 was the year I left behind Not on the Guest List, went to SXSW for the first time (and crushed on Lykki Li), MET OBAMA , DJed a lot in B.C., contributed to Pampelmoose and SO MUCH else. Oh, and still used Flickr apparently - great to be able to go back into the archives. So yeah. It’s crazy.
9:49 am • 12 August 2013
Look - it’s me as a zombie!! Oh and look - it’s my last DJ gig in Paris! Coming exactly a year (minus one day) since my first ever Paris DJ set, I’m closing things out in style at Candelaria tonight! I will be drinking a steady amount of Jamaican jerk cocktails and playing all my favorite and most danceable music! Won’t you come see me off? Let’s show the 75011 how it’s done!!!
12:53 pm • 9 August 2013
Le Motel DJ Set
I returned to Le Motel last week to grace to DJ booth on the Saturday night before Bastille Day and boy did I have fun! Friends came out, good tunes were played (duh) and I fell in love with their mango daiquiris. With my iPhone in hand, I preserved some of the moments and kept a running playlist that was a little bit rock & roll, a little bit a electro to match the mood of Le Motel.
Le Motel 7-13-2013 Playlist:
Ulysses - Franz ferdinand
Freight Elevator - Rogers Sisters
Brooklyn - Guidance Counselor
Take Me I’m Yours - New Young Pony Club
A Weekend in Brooklyn - Kisses
The Bouncer - Klaxons
Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem
Set It Off - Strafe
Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
QueenS - THEESatisfaction
Numerology - These New Puritans
Gravitys Rainbow - Klaxons
Drugs in My Body - Thieves Like Us
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Miss Broadway - Glass Candy
Janiero - Naive New Beaters
Hanging on the Telephone - Blondie
I’ll Never Let You Go - Third Eye Blind
What You Say is What You Are - Bobby Birdman
How Do You Do? - Hot Chip
Singapore - the Ecstatics
Northern Lights - Kateboy
BTSTU - Jai Paul
Ritual Union - Little Dragon
Islands - the xx
Mercy - Lucky Dragons
Summertime Clothes - Animal Collective
Those Dancing Days - Those Dancing Days
Broken (fairy Lights Remix) - Late of the Pier
Lose It - Austra
Silver Screen - Beat Connection
I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blac
Addicted - Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside
Road to Nowhere - Talking Heads
Township Funk - DJ Mujava
Staring at the Sun - TV on the Radio
Pin - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Marque Moon - Television
Swing Tree - Discovery
Aroused - Tom Vek
Happy House (Jbag Remix) - Shindu
Stillness is the Move - Dirty Projectors
Motion Sickness - Hot Chip
Wordy Rappinghood - Tom Tom Club
Closer Than This (Viceroy Remix) - St. Lucia
Losing You - Solange
Under Your Spell - Desire
Warm in the Winter - Glass Candy
Dream - Husbands
Live Fast, Die Old (WhoMadeWho remix) - Munk
Kelly - When Saints Go Machine
Then I got to talking with Tamar (not pictured because the door slammed on her finger during her Patti Smith-esque photo op) and lost track of my playlist, but I know there was some Vashti Bunyan and Rihanna (which garnered an eager request from two girls for me to play 50 Cent).
1:39 pm • 22 July 2013 • 1 note