Dynasty was an indie dance party I threw over the span of maybe two years in the early 2000s. It started as a one-off party at The Milky Way with DJs Joseph Colbourne and John Anderson and had decorations from the Dear Raindrop collective. The Dynasty logo is a modification of type on the cover of Janet Jackson’s Nasty 12”. Over it’s run there were a handfull of DJs: Andrew Gaspar, Comfortable Matt, Just Luke and some guests like Tommy and Knife from Marinate. Bands included Chromeo, Boyskout, UV Protection, Squids, Chinese Stars, Noxagt, Mahi Mahi, SPF Alot and San Serac. It was super freeform with DJs going from boogie to indie to Aftobeat to garage rock to Italo – but all from the 70s and 80s.
Above: Some of Dynasty’s photocopy handbills and newspaper ads.
Above: Some more silk-screen posters. Local artists would often ask to make artwork for the night.
From top left: DJ Andrew G, Laurel the Baton Twirler, DJ Comfortable Matt, Mahi Mahi, a turntable, Squids, DJ Joseph Colbourne and partygoer Evan, SPF ALOT and a shot from a NYE party: