Sassmouth, a classically trained party girl, sought refuge through electronic dance music in an effort to escape the bullshit of capitalism. Always on the lookout for the next serious party, Sassmouth's training brought her to all corners of the globe including regular holidays in the world's techno capital, Detroit; annual pilgrimages to the Winter Music Conference, and regular visits to Ibiza's closing parties and the Mutek festival.
After perfecting the art of dancing 'till sunset, Sassmouth was inspired to DJ in 2002. Her youth, filled with classical training on the viola and live performances as a member of string quartets and punk bands in her home region of the Eastern Washington wasteland, Spokane, prepared her musically for her new role as DJ. She began fueling bars, lounges, house parties, and morning gatherings in Chicago with her mix of techno, house and electro.
Sam's love for the more minimal side of techno influenced her decision to study in Santiago, Chile in 2004, where she further developed her minimal melodic sound amongst the Chilean techno community. She eventually snagged a set at one of the top techno nights in the city at the infamous Dominica 54'-- once again rocking that friendly late morning crowd.
Upon returning to Chicago in 2005, Sassmouth, along with her close friend Antiphase and others, began organizing the biweekly techno night, Ettiket, and she continued her late night hijacks behind the decks at other Naughty Bad Fun Collective events such as those at the west-side underground spot Deadtech.
In late '05 under the direction of Chicago techno visionary; Frankie Vega's brainchild of 'Sassmouth Meets Punisher' was born at the special In Your System' anniversary party. Sam's collaborations with Detroit?s Punisher, has brought an added depth to her sound. Their DJ act traverses the spectrum of techno and electro music, from glitchy minimal to a driving harder techno. The duo, 'Punisher vs. Sassmouth' performed in many U.S. cities often with Vega throughout '06 including the 'Live Wrong' parties in Chicago, Miami, and Detroit, Venus Envy in Indianapolis, and at the now infamous 'Seismic Presents' parties where the shows' phenomenal sound systems truly emphasized Sassmouth's love of all wicked bass lines.
When not headlining events with Punisher, or by herself at Cincinnati's techno night, "Bang" and elsewhere, Sassmouth was honored to warm the decks or share the bill throughout '06 for many of her favorite techno DJ's including, Speedy J, Adam Beyer, Mistress Barbara, Christian Smith, Marco Carola, Neil Landstrumm, Magda, Mathew Dear, Richie Hawtin, Suburban Knight and Buzz Gorree, Tony Rohr, Dietrich Schoeneman, James Holden, Bryan Zentz, Legowelt, Ryan Elliott, Popkan, Steve Barnes, Justin Long, DJ Shiva, Colin Zyzkowski, Andy Toth, Rex Sepulveda, Butane, and Barem to name a few.
The NBFC's 'Etikett' party is thrown every first and third Wednesday at Betty's Blue Star Lounge, and beginning in '07 Kate Simko and Sassmouth's party, 'Wake Up!', will move to a Thursday monthly event at Sonotheque! Take a disco nap, come early, and stay late.
For more information, visit their website: http://www.djsassmouth.com
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