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A bunch of DJs say goodbye to summer.


Cleveland DJs Stone N Leone headline tonight’s Harvest Rhythms bash at Twist. While the club fires up the grill for its last free cookout of the year, Jay Stone and André Leone will spin vinyl-only versions of “jackin’ Chicago” house music by groovemasters like Leela James and the Sound Republic. But the old-school platters have their drawbacks, says Stone. “It gives you a backache carrying around records everywhere you go,” he laughs. “And we’re constantly updating the collection because of all the scratches.”

While guests munch on burgers and hot dogs, DJ Zachariah gets the party started with a set of funk-house music. A couple of hours later, DJ Random(seed) takes over the booth and spins techno. He’s followed by slabs of electronic dance music laid out by DJs Truck Stop Tourist Meets Mark Strauss. Stone N Leone man the tables at midnight. “I used to be into a more soulful sound,” says Stone. “Unfortunately, not too many people in this area like it. They want more of a harder edge, because it’s for the working class.” Stone met Leone last year when they were moonlighting as break-dancers at Metropolis. When the DJs discovered they were both “vinyl purists,” they teamed up and joined the Love Thing Booming System DJ collective. Since then, Stone N Leone have tweaked their mixes to keep dance floors thumping all night long. “If you see a couple people nodding their heads, you know somebody’s enjoying it, and we go from there,” says Stone. “It’s something we feed off of.”
Sun., Oct. 7, 4 p.m., 2007

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