Brian Probart loves to mix up various music genres in his sets, à la 70s AM radio.
Brian Probart loves to mix up various music genres in his sets, à la '70s AM radio. Lilli Dennison

DJ DARK SIR PRIZE (aka DJ MR. B, aka BRIAN PROBART; Trickbag Record Party)

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Can, “Turtles Have Short Legs” (Liberty)
"I have been a fan of Can for many years, but this song caught my attention from the recent Can compilation The Singles."

Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham, “Lover & a Friend” (Capitol)
"I love music from New Orleans and Eddie Bo is one of the best. Rock, soul, and reggae all owe a debt to the music from New Orleans."


The Gee Cees, “Buzzsaw” aka “Buzzsaw Twist” (Crest)
"This amazing track highlights a young gunslinger by the name of Glen Campbell. When I was 10 years old, his 'Rhinestone Cowboy' was the first record I HAD to have, and mom bought it for me at the supermarket."


Wire, “Outdoor Miner” (Harvest)
"This is a perfect pop song in an imperfect world."


Alexander’s Timeless Bloozband, “Horn Song” (Uni)
"I love how this song seems to just float along despite the heavy lyrics."


Crew/label affiliation: "Trickbag Record Party with Miss Lilli Dennison."

Styles played: "Rock & soul, R&B, psych, garage, instrumentals, rocksteady, yacht rock, wigged-out wonders, and anything else that I find interesting. I enjoy mixing up different types of music, taking inspiration from the big mix that AM radio had back in the '70s."

Events organized: "Trickbag Record Party at Carlile Room every other Friday night, 10 pm-12 am-ish."

DJing philosophy: "I am on a constant quest for interesting songs that are new to me, and I love to share these finds with my friends and the general public. I love to introduce people to their new favorite song or genre."

Format: "I play all 45s so that I don’t have to carry a whole LP to play just one song. Also, I like to think that someone chose that song because it best represented what the band is, and was their best hope for success. Of course, a lot of the time the best song is on the B-side!"

Worst request: "Requests are almost always disappointing. Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Skynyrd... It usually seems that the person requesting is just trying to seem relevant and hip. Rarely do they have a specific song in mind, whereas I have put a lot of thought, time, and effort into preparing my box of records for the night."

Upcoming events:
"9/28 Trickbag Record Party at Carlile Room (and every other Friday, as well)."