Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: Nicky B. of Gemini and Go BANG!

Regardless of whether you over-indulged on turkey day, there's a place this weekend to work it off while you work it out. The city's beloved disco inferno, Go BANG! is celebrating one year of championing the diversity of sound and style in “70's/80's New York/Chicago/San Francisco nightlife.” Helping the “fierce dancers and flashy dressers” boogie as one is resident DJ Nicky B., who also forces folks to break a sweat at his other club night, Gemini.

Go BANG!'s big bash is Saturday, Nov. 28, at Deco. Before you go burn off that extra stuffing, check out our little chat with Nicky–where he reveals, among other stories, the time his set was so hot he literally set his clothes on fire.

Name: Nick Barber, a.k.a. Nicky B.

Club night(s): My monthly gigs include Gemini, 1st Saturdays at Underground SF, and Go BANG!, 4th Saturdays at Deco Lounge.
Style(s) of music you spin: Disco, boogie, italo, most everything in between…

So what's your story, in 100 words or less?
Well, I began to really enjoy playing records at parties in both other people's houses and my own. Eventually, my friend Derek and I decided to throw a disco night, Gemini, and from there I came to accept the whole idea of DJing publicly. It's been just over three years since that revelation and things seem to be going alright.

Name of a track you can't get out of your head: I recently watched some footage from a 1981 Kraftwerk show and now I can't stop singing/humming “Computer Love.”

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