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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 31, 2010

“Fever goes off like the five elements,” says Flumara, referring not to the hip-hop periodic table but to how earth, water, metal, wood, and fire are believed to complement one another in Chinese philosophy. “It’s a house-party vibe,” adds Flavorheard’s Amphibious, dumbing down the references. “The party’s in the kitchen; the party’s in the basement; the party’s out back; the party is wherever you want it to be or think it should be. The party’s in the fucking bathroom.”

At their March bash, it’s quite obvious just how diverse the Fever crowd truly is. The Good Life is filled with both kinds of B-hats — New Era caps with flat brims and stickers, and beat-up preppy joints with bent brims and beer stains. After talking strategy over PBRs and chicken fingers, the Flavorheard team open the upstairs room with “Get Ready” by Special Teamz, then, after a brief Boston medley, roll to New York with some Mos Def, Jeru, and rare Biggie.

“The reaction that we’re going for is, ‘Oh my God — thanks for playing that. I’ve never heard that in a bar,’ ” says Bogart. Adds Flavorheard’s Drew2: “Some might see us as being snobby, but there’s nothing snobby about it. What’s snobby is thinking that everyone wants to hear the bullshit that you listen to on the radio. It’s not like we’re making it hard for people to dance here. Trust me — we get hugs when the night’s over.”

“I still might be a pretty big snob, though,” says Bogart. “I don’t even have Gaga except for that one song with Wale.”

FEVER | Good Life, 28 Kingston St, Boston | April 3 at 9 pm | 21+ | Free | 617.451.2622 or

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