Away from the bro bars and $12 dollar drink nightspots of downtown Minneapolis, just past the Grain Belt sign and across the river in Northeast Minneapolis, Turnt Up! has become one of the most successful club nights. It has quietly sold out on the second Friday of each month, and a kaleidoscope of fashion and personality line up along NE Hennepin before midnight to jockey for a spot in the imitate Honey.
The three-DJ crew
of Noam the Dummer, Gabe Garcia and Willie Shu spin, mix and
scratch over a experimental sounds of old school, progressive and new
jackness of the urban and dance varieties as a crowd -- that would make
video jealous -- shine in party glory. You can find Franz Diego
on the mic hosting and toasting. Basically it's a fun
house party without the stale Doritos sitting on the coffee table.
Gimme Noise spoke to Franz Diego who is busy this week preparing for the party's fourth anniversary bash and is celebrating his new EP project, which was
released last week.