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Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus is New York City’s bossest DJ!!
Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus is a club disc jockey who specializes in music of the sixties: Soul Musc (he is resident DJ for Subway Soul Club), Go-Go, garage and mod (he has guested at Smashed! Blocked! and The New Untouchables), lounge, exotica (he has guested at Tiki Oasis and The Hukilau), surf, twist, R&B, organ grooves, ska, Doo Wop, jerk, rockabilly and other assorted madness–anything can happen at The Wang Dang Doodle, which he hosts.
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In a previous existence, Phast Phreddie was the editor and founder of BACK DOOR MAN magazine, an early example of Rock’n'Roll fanzines, that existed from 1975 to 1978. Durng the late seventies, Phast was on the Hollywood punk rock scene and wrote for Slash Magazine, briefly managed The Zeros and was resident DJ at several popular nightclubs, including Madame Wong’s West, the Starwood and the Cathay de Grande.
During the eighties, he led his own band, Phast Phreddie & Thee Precisions, held a DJ residency at the Club Lingerie in Hollywood, worked for the Rhino Record Store and was tour manager for Peter Case and Redd Kross. He also led a poetry-with-a-beat group called Phast ‘n’ Bulbous and was a member of the psychedelic rock and soul group The Love Supremes.
Since moving to Brooklyn in 1992, Phast has been a writer, a music publisher, an archivist (he works at The ARChive of Contemporary Music) and has renewed his club DJ activities with a passion–specializing in vintage sixties sounds.
This Boogaloo Blog is here to promote Phast Phreddie’s DJ activities and to discuss several other concerns he may have–mostly dealing with all sorts of reet music and swingin’ records.