This Wednesday from 4-6pm on Medium Cool (www.wfmu.org/playlists/mp) I welcome my friend and guest DJ, Maxx Bass to Sheena’s Jungle Room for a 2-hour live session recorded inside Clinton Street Records and Stereo.
With a name like DJ Maxx Bass you could be forgiven for believing he’s a DeeJay who only plays Miami Bass. But you would, of course, be dead wrong. The truth is, Maxx is the kind of DeeJay with an encyclopedic knowledge of music that reaches far beyond that of ordinary DeeJay’s.He is the kind of DeeJay who can play anything and everything and usually does. As a resident at nearly all of the best nightclubs in Portland. You can catch him playing music nearly any night of the week at venues like, Dig a Pony and his infamous STRUT night at The Sandy Hut.
Since 2010 you can find him keeping vinyl alive for the people at Clinton Street Record and Stereo. With an ever-changing rotation of new and used vinyl along with vintage audio equipment which his partner, an electronics whizz, fixes and sells in the shop. He’s also part of the Albina Music Trust initiative. A group focused on preserving Portland’s R&B and Funk scene of the post-jazz era.
It’s been a delight to know him for over 20 years. He’s one of the kindest and most generous people I’ve ever met. If you ever find yourself in Portland, Oregon make sure you put Clinton Street Records on your itinerary. You will not be disappointed.clintonstreetrecordandstereo.com.For more information about Clinton Street Record and Stereo please visit their website at