Plus, Morgan Page turns over a new leaf
For the most part, techno is a man’s world. But this Friday, one of the up-and-coming talents of the East Coast scene plays Avalon, and her name is KENDRA BOROWSKI. “That’s true,” she says, taking a break from spinning records in Brooklyn, where she now lives. “I am a woman — last time I checked!” Borowski was born in New Hampshire (“a suburban hellhole”) but attended Boston University and cut her teeth clubbing at Axis Fridays. “We randomly went there one night after a Luscious Jackson concert or something. Tym Ryan was DJing, and I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ I literally went to Axis every Friday night for like three years. I only missed three or four nights.”
Borowski still holds Ryan in high regard. “He was definitely an inspiration. I used to sit on top of the speaker stack next to the DJ and trainspot all his records! I wanted to request certain songs that I liked, but I never knew the names of them.” She ended up working for the club, picking up talent like Timo Moss at the airport and performing other similarly crucial duties. “I was a drink fetcher! It was very important!”
In 2001 Borowski moved to New York, where she works as a publicist for Pantene shampoo. (“It’s soul sucking.”) Although she misses her adopted home town, the scene in New York is what lured her away. “But I think the scene is spreading from New York. People that would never play a big club down here two years ago are now playing the big clubs. Boston is seeing this stuff is getting support in New York and that it will work in Boston. I hope.” She’s playing at Avalon this Friday night for a Revenge of the Nerds–themed tech-house party. “I miss how cozy Boston is. You have space to spread out and it’s not too crowded. It’s definitely a little more embracing than New York, which is dirty and loud. I mean, there’s like trucks and trains going by me right now. I’m choking on dumptruck exhaust!” Borowski opens the party on Friday; rounding out the bill are SCOTTY BLISS, SOUL CLAP, and ELI WILKIE.
Vermont-born and WERS-bred MORGAN PAGE is staying busy. Now living in LA, the young head is cutting exclusive tracks for the upcoming Plastic City compilation as well as remixes for Bitter:Sweet, Shine, Sultan, and Crystal Fake on the recently revived Force Inc. record label. Most recently, Page hit it big with Cease and Desist, a clever bootleg/remix compilation that was bootlegged itself in the UK. DJ Times magazine calls him “one of today’s up-and-coming producers.” Catch up with him at his newly redesigned Web site: www.morgan-page.com.
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