Since the beginning of the year, the Hangout on Broadway has been on fire. Local DJs Milo
and J Fortune
, the founders of Fourmation
(Kansas City's first weekend drum-'n'-bass residency), have played no small part. On May 12, Fourmation hosts the Seattle DJ E.M.U.
for a benefit to sponsor the families of six young people who were murdered after a rave in Seattle on March 25. In a cramped upstairs space, local junglists will throw a collective slap in the face of all things upscale while showing off their dance moves (and solidarity) to menacing, industrial beats that are definitely not for everyone. The fund is co-sponsored by Bank of America, and all proceeds will go to the relatives of the Seattle 6, as they're now known. Chris Milbourn