Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ Ginger

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Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and ask them to play that new song by such and such -- you know, the one that goes... This week: DJ Ginger, who brought fun theme nights to Denver like chickens and waffles back in the day and who now spins on Sundays at Table 6 and Tooeys and makes her Lipgloss guest debut tonight. Read the full interview after the jump.

Name: Ginger

Club night(s): Every Sunday at Table 6 for Brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday evenings at Tooey's from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Style(s) of music you spin: Anything that get's your body rocking or sounds good when eating eggs

So what's your story, in 100 words or less? The truth is really ugly. I dated a DJ, and he started teaching me the decks. Then he broke my heart. I was so pissed. I started deejaying and throwing raves. I never booked him. That was sixteen years ago. It's been the same ever since. I want to rock your socks off with the money shot every time I play -- except at TurnTable 6, where I just want to make you feel better than you ever did with your Sunday morning eggs. I get more ambitious every year, from managing other DJs to working on music projects, hosting BINGO and MCing/singing.

Name of a track you can't get out of your head: Passion Pit "the reeling"

Name of an artist you're currently championing in your DJ sets: Mostly female Artist

What's been your best crate digging experience in another country (if you've had a good one)? First time in London when I was 22 I found Golden Girls Kenetic my fav rave track!

Musical mantra: fun is fun

Favorite DJ experience: Opening for DeVotchKa

Worst request: any request

Worst club faux pas you've committed: getting to F*ck up before playing, or giving the next dj on a wedgie because I didn't want to stop playing.

Most treasured vinyl score: future sounds of london "papua new guinea"

What other music-related projects are you currently working on? Talk singing during my sets,trying to get Deftron to start a TalkBox Band, making tracks with Colin Chapman, aka Satori-C.

What's something happening in the local music scene that should be getting more attention? KLAW's crazy art space parties. and TreeHouse parties!

What elements would your fantasy club night entail? A bathroom in the dj booth!

Next time we can see you spin: Friday, December 4 at Lipgloss! First time playing Lipgloss! Saturday, December 12 at the Yacht Club annual.

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