Scene Snapshot: Franki Chan of IHEARTCOMIX @ Czar Bar

Since May, the free Scion Radio 17 Monthly series has brought heaps of beats to the Czar Bar, much of it executed by DJs who probably wouldn’t have come through KC at all — certainly not to play shows that cost you nothing other than an e-mail address to get into. Last night was the season’s final installment and featured a bad-ass lineup of Nomathmatics, Franki Chan, Rob Wonder, AC Slater and Le Castle Vania.

In addition to repping sweet beats, Chan is the founder of LA’s IHEARTCOMIX Records, home to Matt & Kim, so it was very cool to have him in the house. Here he is with local dubstep producer and DJ Ryan “Hoodnasty” Hood (who wants you to know that he’s spinning tonight at Gusto Lounge).

The atmosphere in the place was nothing short of jubilant, reaching its peak during Slater’s set. Even though toward midnight the crowd began (inexplicably) thinning, there was a two-dozen-strong core down front going absolutely apeshit for just about every record the DJ threw on.

People were dancing like they wouldn’t be shaking a leg again all winter. And though, as I said, this was the last Scion Radio 17 show of the season, Kansas City’s DJ scene won’t be hibernating anytime soon. Keep an eye on our listings and also on for upcoming dance parties.

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