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Bota Chugging With DJ Que Madre

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DJ Que Madre invites us to chug from a bota at her Downtown L.A. shows this summer and gives tips on The One Thing You Must Never Do When Approaching a DJ at a Big Show.
Show transcript
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Summer is right around the corner and I'm actually trying to be
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social this summer and here to help plug me into the party
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scene is DJ Que Madre from Corridos to hip hop.
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She does it all.
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How you doing? I'm doing good.
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How are you? I'm good.
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So I've seen the,
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the, the bota chugging videos.
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Can you, can you explain to me like where,
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how that came about?
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Where's that at? Where can I go do this at?
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Where, where can I check a boa,
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a beard of a bota?
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So yeah, I do this party.
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It's called every first Fridays.
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It's gonna be every first Friday of the month.
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I do it la la pasa de cultura.
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I Artes in downtown L A.
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It's with, I love Michelada and we have DJ
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S we have food trucks.
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We have a Tambora.
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So that plays every month it started because yeah,
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we play this song,
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Banda Mexicano. It's called La Bota and basically it says to
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take off your boot,
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put it in the air.
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So all of a sudden I started taking off my boot and
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throwing up in the air and everybody started doing it.
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Yeah. And then all of a sudden I think someone just
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grabbed their boot, put their beer in their boot and started
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chugging it. And so now it's the thing.
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Definitely need to go experience this.
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And you said it's the first Friday of every month,
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first Friday of every month in downtown L A.
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So that means I get paid,
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I'm gonna be, you're gonna be paid,
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you have money to tug these beers.
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So there you go.
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Is there a preferred beer for the bota when I go?
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Like is there a certain beer you think I should put in
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there? I mean,
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I'm a fan of just,
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you know, chugging Michelada.
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So I mean,
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a good lager and a called Michelada mix and there you
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go and as far as getting the crowd pop and what's that
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one song that you play that just gets everybody like active?
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Oh my God. I mean,
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it's any, any Tambora.
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So I mean, once the Tambora plays,
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but it's any corrido,
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any banda song,
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anything from Ma Mexicano I think just like really pops off.
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I always do La Chona obviously we do Cel Dorado
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And you just see like a sea of people just
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like dancing Caval Dorado.
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So it's really awesome.
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What do you think of DJ S that have premixed sets?
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Premixed sets? Oh Man.
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You know, I think everybody DJ is a little bit
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different., sometimes I'm the type of person to just
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be like, know what the vibe is gonna be.
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I like to know what the vibe is gonna be.
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Yeah, you read the room.
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but I do know people who also like plan their
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sets which is cool,
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you know, everybody's different.
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but it's just really,
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at least for me personally,
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it's like you have to see what the vibe is coming
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in. And when people are dancing and then that's how
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I kinda curate my music.
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What's a dream gig for you?
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Like as a DJ?
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Like is there like somewhere you wanna be at that open for
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somebody? Oh man.
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Dodger Stadium opening day is coming up.
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So that would be awesome even though I've done it before
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but maybe like in the mix would be really awesome
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Got you. And is there anything you wanna tell us
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that you have going on outside of first Fridays or?
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Yeah, I mean,
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I have a lot of events going on all the time.
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My Instagram, I usually put like a calendar of
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monthly events that I'm gonna be at so folks can catch me
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where I'm gonna be playing literally like every week of the month
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So, so I know you've been a DJ for a
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while. What's like the worst party experience you've had?
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Oh man, I mean,
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there's not that there's so many but there's,
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there's a few,
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I think one time,
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actually, one of the first times that we were doing,
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this first Friday's event,
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the power,
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all the power for the speakers and the DJ booth was
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just too much. And so like mid song,
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like the power would just kind of go out and so everybody
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would be dancing and then it would just be like,
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what's going on, all the lights would turn off.
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So yeah, I mean,
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that's happened. What else?
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I mean, you know,
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just sometimes the vibe,
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you know, people want people,
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people think they want a certain vibe and then all of a
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sudden they're like, you know,
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can you play something that's totally completely different,
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you know. Oh the request people I know don't do that
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That is so disrespectful to put your phone in someone's face
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you know. and if you're gonna do that,
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you know, just slip,
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slip them a big,
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there's 100 it's happened before that bunny,
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please. Yeah, it's happened before and I'm like,
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you know what, I'll play bad money for you,
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which I do love playing bad money.
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But yeah, and what's one of the most like memorable
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moments that you've had?
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Oh man. there's,
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there's also so many,
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you know, I think that those times when you know,
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you connect with people,
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when you connect whoever is booking you or like,
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you know, I've done private parties.
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I've done weddings, I've done like bar events,
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you know, I think what's really special is like sometimes when
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you can connect with someone and it hits like nostalgia in
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them, you know,
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they're like, damn,
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my mom used to play this,
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you know, or my grandma used to listen to this song
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or this song reminds me of this,
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you know. So,
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yeah, you know,
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so I think those are always just like really special moments to
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me and it just kind of like grounds me and being like
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damn like, you know,
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like it, it's really special when stuff like that happens.
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I think I'm gonna have a list summer if,
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if I follow you,
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you know, I think I'm definitely gonna follow you.
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Thank you. I'm gonna,
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I'm gonna lock in my cal with your party.
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Yeah, there you go.
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I think next Friday is the first Friday.
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Next Friday is gonna be first Friday.
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So, you know everybody on the Mitu theme you guys get
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you guys get on the guest list.
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So just let me know,
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just shoot me the names.
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But yeah, it's,
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it's super awesome. So hope to see you there.
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Thank you so much for coming on you.
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Yeah, thank you.
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And where can we find you?
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Yeah, you can find me on my Instagram.
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It's Queda Madre or on tiktok as well.
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And yeah, thank you.