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By: Tabatha Ruiz


November 23 @10PM (21+)

30 South 1st Street, San Jose 95113

BOOTS N’ CATS is an event company based in San Francisco for the Bay Area. The mission of this Independent company is to create and share experiences by gathering “RAW” DJ talent to fans who occupy the Bay. While also showcasing these underground talents to the public. Their goal is to create and foster a positive and high energy social environment to intermingle and bond with one another over the interconnectedness that joints these unions through their love for the music. As stated by Jordan Terberk (DBG, the Founder of BOOTS N’ CATS), “By fusing the perfect combination of artist and venue, we work to deliver an unforgettable and unique experience to all music lovers. Creation of a fun, yet safe space for all is important to us and our Vision.” You can find more information for future events hosted by BOOTS N’ CATS on their Instagram profile: @bootsncatsent

This event feature RAP, HIP-HOP, AND TOP 40 hits, showcasing local artists such as KNSTALGIA, NICKYASHI, KNGDM, and DBG. All artists being fairly close with one another and that of high school acquaintances as well they created someone what of a collective with one another, bringing each other up in the music world. Gia who is known as KNSTALGIA, Nick who is NICKYASHI, Dominic King as KNGDM, and lastly Jordan Terberk as DBG. These are all experienced  DJs from the East to the South Bay, featuring their own sounds, and styles of mixing. 

Crowds stormed ELEV8 for a night to “FUNCTION”, from ages 21 and up. There’s was a mixture of many groups (fans, locals, friends, and party goers). “FUNCTION” did not disappoint when creating the night life with ELEV8 to be proud of by its local artists. Blasting the music that crowds danced to in unison, while the wall rattled, and sights encaptivated the croud on the classic boodpaneled dancfloor surounded by bottle service couches and capet to relax after you dance your feet off. Definitely a nice venue to showcase an even such as “FUNCTION.”

I give FUNCTION 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ on my scale.

Still a very fun and inviting atmosphere, I couldn’t have imagined a better turn up for the locals. Though so close to expectations, I feel that the bathroom situation could have been better handled for a more comfortable experience, especially for those who might not have their bearings. Lets just say things got too messy for the girls. 

Artists Choice — Other Songs played, not limited but including >>>>

Since 84 – Mac Dre

Type Beat – P Lo

Windows – Kamaiyuh

Express yourself – Diplo

Go Off (Nuthin 2 It) – Dillon Francis 

One Kiss – Dua Lipa