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Twerk Fest 2013 at Good Life

TWERK FEST 2013

Saturday, 9:30 p.m., Good Life, 28 Kingston St., Boston. 617-451-2622, www.goodlifebar.com

The deal: This Saturday night at Good Life, a whole bunch of butts will go berserk — that is, they will twerk. And they will have a freaky fantasia of genres to keep them going, including NOLA bounce, Baltimore club, Miami bootie bass, bootie house, Chicago juke, reggae, and reggaeton. “Twerking is basically [butt]-dancing that’s often associated with clubs or strip clubs,” explains Jeff Gilbride, promoter for Good Life. “Me and the DJs have always been fans of the music that goes along with it, so we decided to give it a special night.” One of those DJs, @Lil Internet, directed the video for “Express Yourself” by Diplo featuring Nicky Da B, which opened up twerking to a wider audience. Another one of the DJs, Braun Draper, makes up half of the well-known DJ duo Bladerunners. According to Gilbride, the Saturday night crowd at Good Life can be broken down in thirds between hipster, top 40, and hip-hop. But for Twerk Fest, he says, the crowd may be slightly different, given a particular interest in the art of twerking that several Facebook users have expressed on its event page.

The DJs:@Lil Internet, Braun Draper, Amadeezy, and A.B.D.

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Three songs you’re likely to hear:Twerk” by Lady; “Express Yourself” by Diplo feat. Nicky Da B; “Twerk Team” by Amaze and G ZO feat. Cali Swag District.

Where to twerk: “There’s kind of this perception that you can only do it in a club,” says Gilbride. When asked where else one could ostensibly twerk, he suggests: “On the street. . . . At your grandparents’ house.”

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The tip: DJs will be on both floors through the night, so if you don’t like what’s playing on one of them, you can make your way onto the other.

Peter Cocchia

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