Expect to hear only the freshest jamz, as she searches high and low for the most cutting edge, floor shaking, booty quaking EDM the world has to offer, and brings it straight to you! Forest is a featured DJ in the popular, indie film GROOVE. GROOVE was accepted to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2000, and was the first film bought that year by Sony Picture Classics. Groove is an independent feature film based on one night in the San Francisco Underground Rave Scene back in the early 1990s. She is super excited to be working on her own electronic music production, sometimes under the name Forest Green, and sometimes under the name Cute Things With Fangs on Cute Fang Recordings. Her most recent, original music productions will debut this summer, bringing her back to Europe, and all over North America. Tireless in her support of the rave as an outlet for personal and artistic expression Forest has rightly gained fame as a consummately professional DJ and live performer, earning the respect not only of her audience, but the promoters who work with her.
She has a special love and dedication to collectives and artists that push the envelop of any electronic medium while keeping in mind the true freedom we are all entitled to through our artistic creation and exploration. Her music collection began at the tender age of 13 when on natural foods grocery shopping trips with her mother. On these urban excursions Forest and her brother would get a drop off on Telegraph in Berkeley, California to go digging for music. Along with her music studies of piano starting at 8 and voice starting at 13, she was exposed to an expansive world of music, both through record hunting in the SF Bay Area, as well as going out dancing many weekends to neighboring clubs. These musical roots continue to have a huge influence on her eternal passions for musical exploration and diversity to this very day. Forest grew up studying and performing music starting with choir, and piano lessons around the age of 8, then moving into private voice lessons, classical training and musical theater while continuing choir.
Come time for college Forest auditioned and was accepted as a Voice Performance Major to Cal State U. Northridge and San Francisco State U. She went on to continue her studies in classical, opera, and jazz at Cal State Northridge for four intense years until she decided to transfer to SFSU and go in a different direction. Completing her B.A.
in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State in 1995 with an emphasis in music, digital arts, video, multi-media, and theater. Forest Green has played at many internationally recognized clubs and venues such as WMF (Berlin), The Paradiso (Amsterdam), The Golden Pudel Klub (Hamburg), Flex (Vienna), The Level (Kuala Lumpur) as well as huge international festivals such as The Pohoda Festival (Trencin, Slovakia) and The WORMweb Equalizer!fest (Rotterdam). She has played at most of the recognized clubs in San Francisco such as 1015 Folsom, Mezzanine, The End Up, 550 Barneveld, DNA Lounge, Club 6, RX Gallery, Anu, 111 Minna and many others. Her talents have been observed and heard in Berlin, Prague, Hamburg, Toronto, Amsterdam, Vienna, Rotterdam, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Columbus, Denver, Portland, El Paso, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Calgary, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Albuquerque, Madison, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose and for the past four years in a row in Miami, Florida for the Winter Music Conference. Forest Green has also played several live sets as well as been interviewed on local radio shows, such as http://www.thumpradio.com/.
In addition, she has performed several times on www.livedjs.com and www.thumpradio.com, both which are online radio communities. She also hosted a 2 year, bi-weekly webcast on Groovetech SF from 2000 to 2002, and a year long, weekly webcast called Abstract Communications Network on Technostate from 1998 to 1999. Throughout her DJ career, Forest Green has played with many renowned DJs and live acts such as: Hybrid, Luke Slater, Swayzak, Sven Vath, Miss Kittin, Dave The Drummer, John Tejada, Hive, Simply Jeff, Mixmaster Morris, Mochipet, Ellen Allien, Reid Speed, Freaky Chakra, Spacetime Continuum, Single Cell Orchestra, Ethan Miller, Disco D., The Youngsters, John Kelley, Stewart Walker, Sutekh, Kit Clayton, Steve Bug, Biochip C, Aneurysm, Heather Heart, The Syrup Girls, Electric Indigo, DJ Icon, Mike Shannon, DDR, Ant, Dietrich Schonemann, Cybrid, Volsoc, Anon, Empress, NAHA, Ectomorph, Chris Jackson, Andy W., Spesh and Jondi, Ms E., Monty Luke, Joe Rice, and M3, as well as many more amazing artists. Forest has produced and co-produced several weeklies, monthlies, and one off events. Some of her event production credits include producer of Concept One on April 2nd co-produced with CFCA and Teknotika SF, producer of Minimal Monday with Organized Chaos (a minimal techno weekly at The Hush Hush Lounge from 2001 to 2003), residencies, production and promotion with Teknotika SF, Hugger Mugger, Tech-On, Tetractys, Sonic Manipulations, Scatter, Sister USA, Friends and Family, Predawn, and Cloud Factory and guest performances, production and promotion work with Trouble, and Blasthaus. In the beginning of 2004 Forest began working with Daly City Records, with her wickedly talented partner Mochipet (Tigerbeat 6, BPitch Control, Component and Daly City Records). Be sure to keep an eye out for releases on Daly City Records. Forest is very excited to finally be working on her own electronic music production under the name Cute Things with Fangs.
Thanks for all the help and encouragement in this area PHILLIP and MOCHIPET and FRIENDS! =) Interview with Forest Green: click here for interview Read more about Forest on her website: www.forestgreen.org Forest can be reached for bookings at: djforestgreen [at] gmail [dot] com Lil' note from Forest... "Everything I have learned about peace, love, unity, respect and community I have learned from my families... My ancestors, My grandparents, My parents, my brother and sister, my nieces and nephews, Cloud Factory, Friends and Family, Sister SF, Predawn, Tech-On, Teknotika, Technostate, technoWest, technolist, techno.ca, St. John's Rhythm Society, Organized Chaos, and my ever growing family everywhere around the world.
I want to thank you all for showing me the way, teaching me how to open up and really give, and showing me what true love and support are! I feel truly, truly blessed! You comfort and challenge me. You inspire and teach me. But most of all, you love me, and this gift you have so generously given me spreads further everyday until one beautiful day it shall embrace each and every one of us! You all give me the strength and the will to go out daily and share my own gifts, my passions and love with the world and beyond! United we can do anything! Thank you family! I love you all!!!" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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