Party DJ, promoter, game show host, and founder of States Rights Records, if you're in Portland you can't ignore Steve Schroeder.
Dazed Digital: How and why did you all end up in Portland?
Steve Schroeder: I came here for college (Lewis & Clark). Didn't graduate, moved back to LA for a year and then came back here in 2000 and have been here ever since.
DD: What's the best thing about Portland?
SS: Probably fleet week. LOVE THOSE SAILORS! Um... actually... maybe the breakfast scene, it's a cool town to get a breakfast in.
DD: What's the worst thing about Portland?
SS: You become complacent living here and take the cool conditions and people for granted. Also, too many white people, not enough other dudes.
DD: What was your most memorable Portland gig?
SS: Maybe a bachelorette party at Holocene with projected gay porn and people partying so hard and just wanting Madonna so badly. Or maybe Yacht on a Yacht. That was pretty awesome.
DD: What's your favourite Portland spot?
SS: Pier Park in St. John's. It's like a cool forest and also has a fairly wicked Frisbee Golf Course.
DD: What are the best Portland bands that we haven't heard of?
SS: Flaspar, White Fang.