Club nights come and go, to be sure, but we were more than a little upset at RODNEY MARABLE’s recent email announcing that this Friday is the final night for REDLINE FRIDAYS at the Redline in Harvard Square. For 92 weeks, the night brought house music to a fast-homogenizing neighborhood, with guest appearances from Quentis Harris, Stacey Pullen, and Boston’s own Kris Kono and DJ Bruno. For fans of the eternal deep-house groove, the news came as a bit of a shock. On March 3, Kono, K.C. Hallett, and Marable say bon voyage as guest Craig Kapilow joins them one more time. . . . Just as one club bows out, however, another curtain opens.DJ YAMIN, known city-wide for conscious, soulful beats and breaks (see “Beats Not Bombs”), christens a night down at newly remodeled bar the Good Life on Kingston Street in downtown Boston. Kicking off SOUL SESSIONS tonight (March 2) is Yamin’s residency with special guests, which promises classic funk, old-school hip-hop, electronica, and more, all of it expertly mixed by Yamin, who’s had past residencies at Lucky’s Lounge in Fort Point and Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge. More at his Web site: www.djyamin.com. . . . Enormous Room’s Saturday-night JAMHOT party has unleashed a burnin’ 12-inch on its homonymous imprint from BOSTON GEORGE(a/k/a 7L of 7L and Esoteric). The party record includes seven tracks in a reggaeton and dancehall style, with elements borrowed from “We Be Burnin’,” “Don’ Cha,” and Jamesy P’s “Nookie.” The best site for club wax, Turntablelab.com, says that “every track feels like damage” and calls it a “useful record.” Good looks.
David Day spins Fridays at Enormous Room and hosts Free the DJ Wednesdays at ZuZu
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