I met New Orleans bounce artist Nicky Da B in a Mardi Gras beer bust at a Nola leather bar. His manager Rusty Lazer (check out my interview with from the same trip) introduced us, shortly before the two ventured to the DJ booth upstairs where people started shedding clothes fast on the dancefloor.
And not (just!) for your run of the mill nightlife encounters that can be found at Eagles across the country -- they were doing fast, sweaty DJ and the hella diverse crowd was losing it, including the leathermen who were down to give the scene a try, or at least continue their standard bar-time activities while a bunch of twenty-somethings flung themselves around them. Asses were popping so fast you didn't know their owners' hip sockets were going to be okay, it was that kind of party. Come to think of it, New Orleans tends to be that kind of party. Read more »
"Diplo calls the bounce beat the perfect beat," said NOLA bounce DJ Rusty Lazer in our recent mid-Mardi Gras Guardian interview at his Bywater home. If you're wondering just what the world of bounce looks like, Swoon wheatpastes, drinks-to-go, street parties, and all, you can check Rusty protege Nicky Da B's new video for "Express Yourself", featuring Diplo himself and local dance queen Quack. Following in the wake of Big Freedia's nationwide success, Nicky's the next wave of bounce exuberance. Read more »