eclektronik groove

You can catch Eclektronik Groove, hosted by Holt Sorenson on Mondays from 1 PM to 3 PM Pacific time on the radio at 90.1 FM or by using KZSU's streaming audio with the player below. Guest hosts include Jack Wang and resident DJ Andrew Serna.

 

 

This Week

A track from Rachael Boyd, Back in your box was featured. Rachael is on the eleven eleven label out of Ireland.

Interviews

2009/12/14 - Jeff Mills
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2008/11/10 - Mark Farina
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2008/10/13 - DJ Heather
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August 15, 2011

The Future Boogie label mix from the Louche Music Podcast along with a Lee Jones mix from Cable were featured.

 

August 8, 2011

Today brings us David Javate, Gold Code (Raf Zevallos-Crowe) and Fil Latorre during the Eclektronik Groove and the Big Love Show starting at 1pm.

 

June 13, 2011

Two accomplished electronica muscisians, David Leikam and Lucas Rodenbush are collaborating on a DJ Set/Live Performance during the Eclektronik Groove and the Big Love Show starting at 1pm.

 

June 13, 2011

 

May 30, 2011

Paul Leath of eomSessions throws down on the decks today!

 

A mix from DJ Deevice was up first and now it's on to some Pony Blood.

 

May 23, 2011

DruDeep!

 

May 16, 2011

 

Fil Latorre is a San Francisco-based DJ and producer, who has been on the electronic music scene since 1993. Less than a year after stepping behind the turntables, he won the first annual Fever/Buzz Battle of the DJs in Baltimore, Maryland. Since then, he has played at events throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America . Fil is the co-founder of Washington D.C.'s Dirty Crew, as well as San Francisco's acclaimed Stap[e. Not pinning himself to one distinct style, Fil has sifted through a mosaic of influences, from classic jazz and obscure '80s Italo-disco, to create a soulful, deep techno and house sound. Fil holds down residencies at Darkroom @ 222 on Second Thursday's and Housepitality @ Icon Lounge every Wednesday.

 

Fil will be playing along side Delano Smith this wednesday the 18th starting at 9pm at Housepitality.

 

May 9, 2011

 

The show started off with a mix from Modyfier'sProcess series by Ryan Griffin called "A Strangely Isolated Place".

 

OddNumber (Z) hosts Motor City Jam and will be doing a set at Want-It! Radio's event on May 15th at Underground SF.

 

May 2, 2011

Foley wasn't able to make it out so Holt mixed live.

 

 

David Foley began his music career at the age of 17 when he moved to Boston to attend Northeastern University. Within days of arriving in Boston he had persuaded the famous Oedipus, program director of WBCN, to let him on the morning drive show with his unique talking computer voice. David instantly eaarned a full time slot on the "Big Mattress" show on the biggest radio station in New England. While working at WBCN, he was able to train his engineering and DJ skills and gathered his own Sunday night slot. Using his radio experience, he found his true love, House music. In 1987 he started spinning Acid House music at weekly parties in the greater Boston area.

 

In 1990 he moved to San Franncisco and began to diversify his musical taste to span into techno and trance. He established himself in the Bay Area with residencies at The BackBeat, Agenda Lounge, SnoDrift Aura, Slide and Ruby Skye. He has travelled the world playing in clubs in Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami, London, Amsterdam & Ibiza. David has played with world renowned DJ's including Judge Jules and Paul Oakenfold. In 2001 David founded NexTune and acquired Deep Vision Records. He has managed the DJ's including Sandy Rivera and BB Hayes. He has had a residency at Ruby Skye since it opened in 2000 performing over 300 times at the world famous club. He has recently played at San Francisco's legendary Remedy party, and has a monthly Residency at Slide, San Francisco's premier VIP nightclub.

 

David has produced over 100 compilation CD's. He also has been involved in the creation of many original dance tracks as well as his own remixes that he features in his DJ sets. With over 25 years experience David is just as comfortable playing in an intimate room of 100 people or a large venue playing for thousands of people. His high energy sets have evolved oover the years and currently feature a blend of funky electro house and Hip-Hop tracks.

 

You can catch up with Foley at:
Saturday April 30SlideSan Francisco
Saturday April 30Ruby SkyeSan Francisco
Saturday May 7SlideSan Francisco
Wednesday May 11District 30Sacramento
May 28thRuby Skye w/FatBoySlimSan Francisco
June 4District 30Sacramento

 

April 25, 2011

DJ Suite and are Dfunkt servin' it up!

April 18, 2011

Holt mixed live and featured numerous tracks, including: Worthless Bag by Jonni Darkko and Walk and Talk by Benoi and Sergio and Gaze by Safeword (Clint Stewart and Marc Smit).

April 11, 2011

Holt mixed live.

April 4, 2011

Holt mixed live.

March 28, 2011

 

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Tim aka dCOY was raised in the Cleveland suburb of Elyria, OH where he spent many a day on a skateboard, strumming his guitar, and playing in psychedelic/alt/Manchester influenced bands. In the late ?80s, Tim began going to dance clubs, and found himself being more and more influenced by the electronic sounds of Meat Beat Manifesto, Ministry, Nitzer Ebb and 808 State (to name a few).

 

In 1996, being heavily influenced by the more raw, stripped down sounds of the Midwest, Tim started DJing in Gainesville, Florida, playing sets of pure techno contrasting heavily against the local standards of breaks and trance. Always in search of a home, Tim would eventually leave Gainesville to follow his heart to the West. By 2007 Tim was in San Francisco and DJing on a steady diet of minimal techno and tech-house. Alongside fellow DJs Razvan, Farzana, and IXD, Tim helped establish Oakland?s now legendary Black Market Techno.

 

In February 2008, Tim decided that everyone needed more techno and co-founded Killswitch with DJ Javaight, a weekly techno happy hour in the Lower Haight where Tim continues to push the envelope and the rhythm into the hearts and minds of listeners. Over the years, Tim has played alongside artists such as Dan Curtin, Seth Troxler, Josh Wink, Meat Beat Manifesto, Todd Sines, Reference, Eric Johnston, and Sassmouth, among others. Always keeping the dance floor a priority, dCOY drops with a solid mix of tech and textures, vibrations and aftershocks.

 

March 21, 2011

A mix by Ralph Lawson at Berlin's Watergate was featured.

 

March 14, 2011

Dru Deep and Derek Scott are threw' down in the mix. Yayaaaaah!

 

March 7, 2011

This week I featured the following sets from the FWD.DJ podcast:

 

Drumcell Website
FMD.DJ Drumcell Podcast
 

Limacon Website

FMD.DJ Limacon Podcast

 

Camea Hoffman Website

FMD.DJ Camea Hoffman Podcast

 

I mentioned that Alland Byallo now has a radio show on TWENFM out of Berlin. It's every 2nd Sunday and you should check it out!

 

February 21, 2011

 

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Haptic Synapses is a group of electronic musicians and artists based in the heart of Silicon Valley who get together and improvise long sets of music and visuals. Preparation is minimal, so what you see and hear is a realtime expression of our collective aesthetic.

 

The core group is Steve Cooley of beatseqr fame, Derek Scott aka The Rhythmist, and Charles Johnson aka Qorser. All three members have releases on the dobox netlabel.

 

 

February 14, 2011

 

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Dru Deep came out and featured a guest mix by Axel Boman.

 

Axel is in fact the Swedish word for shoulder, but born and bred Stockholmer Mr. Boman could just as easily have been named Rumpa, the Swedish word for ass, since most of his life has been dedicated to moving just that body part. It was around 1992 that Axel's ass started dragging the confused youngster into all sorts of weird situations--dodgy warehouses, blooming fields, sweaty basements--just about any place that had a nice sound system and someone pumping a fat bassline through it. His older brother already being a collector of the latest techno and house records, Axel started keeping a strict diet of fresh beats which has kept him alive and kicking ever since. Building a reputation for himself in the small but very friendly Stockholm club scene, he was soon acknowledged as one of Sweden's most skillful and best looking dj dudes. Naturally, production activity followed shortly. Working out of small studios in his hometown as well as in Gothenburg (where Axel is currently finishing his Master's degree in fine art), tracks like the underground hit "Arcimboldo" on Ourvision Recordings soon landed in the crates of connoisseurs like DJ Koze, Magda and Seth Troxler. His sounds is raw, playful and drenched in oceans of soul--just the kind of stuff the dancefloor's of today are longing for. 2011 is set to be the big breakthrough year for Axel and his ass, with the epic screw house anthem "Purple Drank" being released on DJ Koze's new Pampa Records imprint around the same time as he goes off to London to participate in the Red Bull Music Academy. In the already legendary Studio Barnhus, a workspace he shares with Petter (Border Community) and local idiot Kornél Kovács, wonderful new music is being made.

 

Axel will be playing at Absurd in LA on February 26th.

 

 

Andrew Serna plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Andrew has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Andrew's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Andrew's middle name.

 

February 7, 2011

 

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Jason Short is a burgeoning San Francisco artist and the label manager for Auralism Records. For over 12 years he has been producing original material under his own name, along with the collaborative efforts Eutactic, Kyaro, and most notably Coalition of the Killing, who was named one of Beatport's 'Minimal Artists to Watch' in 2009. During his career he's called a few music scenes his home, including Chicago and Miami, but Short's greatest contributions musically have been in San Francisco. It is here that he has refined his diverse and restless tastes, allowing him to share stages with both fringe artists and dance floor populists. The reason his music can stand so comfortably at both ends of electronic music's poles is due to his unique vision as a producer. A vision that was forged at the age of four, spending time each day with his stepfather in the recording studio pushing buttons and turning knobs on analog synths and Atari sequencers. Over the years, Short has also showed his daring presence as a DJ and live act at numerous events including Soundwave 2010, the Cecille & Oslo showcase at the WMC (Winter Music Conference) 2009, the DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival) after parties in 2008 & 2009, Lovefest (San Francisco) 2008 & 2009, the SAMC (South American Music Conference) in Ecuador 2008, as well as other events in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, and Los Angeles.

 

In 2010, Short has follow-up tours of South America and of Europe planned as well as releases on Auralism and Blipswitch Digital. He is also actively exhibiting his growing collection of unreleased material and adding to his already extensive discography. Some of this material includes dub oriented sounds co-produced with Dub Mission founder DJ Sep as well as a full-length album. His highly refined live sets are sure to make a big splash this year with an array of fat, analog synth lines and cutting edge drum machine programming. Few contemporaries are as bold as Short, with a sound best described as a dense, heavily layered thicket of techno containing bold contrasts of gentle mid range tones, deep space harmonics, and hefty bass surprises. Jason Short is an electronic musician on the cusp of greatness; this will be his year.

 

Listen to Jason's liveset from the show:

 

 

Tracklisting:

 

#ArtistTrackLabel
1.AlveolMariposaMule Electronic
2.Sensual PhysicsExtrapolatingArchipel
3.Daniel BortzI Am Looking (Losoul Remix)Tronic Soundz
4.Public LoverNaked Figures (Bruno Pronsato Remix)Telegraph
5.Michael J CollinsSloppy Baby Moonbeam PowderWolf & Lamb Music
6.I:Cube - Mingus in my PocketVersitile Records
7.Melchoir Productions LtdTodo MundoLick My Deck
8.Loco DiceDon?t Make SignalDesolat
9.David Squillace & Luca BachetiAround the Bay (Martin Buttrich Remix)Hideout
10.AllenFreezing (Spencer Parker A Gun For Hire Remix)Digital Traffik
11.Daniel NitcschRoom to Room (Wareika Remix)Wasabi Recordings
12.MymyMymorialWatergate Records
13.StimmingDer SchmelzDiynamic
14.DiloPampero feat Qik & Pablo Denegri (Egon Orange Dirty Percussion Remix)Igloo Records
15.Kuniyuki TakahashiEarth BeatsMule Musiq
16.The Ghost of J. Beauregard B. and The Childrens of GodMarimba for God (Walker Barnard Remix)Adjunct
17.Cesare vs. DisorderSchonleinstrasseStock 5
18.Franklin De CostaSoulboundCurle Recordings
19.Ramadanman & AppleblimVoid 23Aus Music
20.Dave TurovPoplock (Grindvik's Feel Up Rework)CSM
21.CaribouHanibalUniversal Music

 

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Check out one of Jason's previous livesets:

 

 

January 31, 2011

 

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Joshua Bates returns to KZSU after years of being away. Joshua, aka bloodroot, is one of the early KZSU DJs that championed electronica at the station and started up the tradition of the Solstice Music Marathons.

 

We're really excited to hear what he is up to.

 

Check out one of bloodroot's previous livesets:

 

 

January 24, 2011

 

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Before we got started we featured a quick excerpt from Alland Byallo's "Hang on to the Heat" set on Soundcloud. You should also check out this execellent interview with him by the fine folks over at We Are Someone.

 

David Javate aka dj Javaight aka JV8 is a San Francisco based dj, event promoter and writer. As a veteran DJ from Washington DC and lifelong dance music aficionado, David's love has always been towards the deeper side of house and techno. As is evident in his contributions to SF nightlife with the deep house night, Staple, the ground breaking techno event, Optimal, and the techno happy hour, Killswitch, David continues to showcase deeper styles with a DJ style which acknowledges house and techno's pioneers while also welcoming today's innovators. Showing the diversity of being able to play during different moods of the night, David always strives to take the listener on a journey, and make an audio collage which moves the mind and body.

 

As a founding member of Washington DC's Dirty Crew in the mid-90s, David quickly became a regular on the East Coast rave circuit. On top of coordinating his own series of Dirty and Filtered parties, he also played for promoters such as Buzzlife, Ultraworld, Sonic Soul, 2 Tuff, Catastrophic and The Circle, in addition to playing for Spundae in California, Pleasure Force in Canada and other promoters in Florida and Colorado.

 

Feeling creatively limited in Washington DC, David moved to San Francisco in 1998. In San Francisco, he started the Optimal Group to explore the gray area between house and techno. He coordinated a successful string of parties called optimal, featuring Derrick May, Stacey Pullen, Ken Ishii, Mike Dearborn, John Tejada, DJ Pierre, Kenny Larkin, Gemini, and EBE.

 

After optimal David reunited with Dirty Crew DJ Fil Latorre to coordinate a number of events under the Staple moniker. The duo have thrown a number of events at the Endup, Rx Gallery, Anu, the Transfer and Wish. Focusing on what the pair call "Future house and Deep Techno", Staple has featured dj's such as Kenny Larkin, Mike Huckaby, John Tejada, JT Donaldson, Jeno, Glenn Underground, Lance Desardi, Theo Parrish, the Rurals, Mark E. Quark, Markie, and Alton Miller.

 

Currently, David has been focusing on Killswitch, a weekly event dedicated to exposing Bay Area techno and house talent. Killswitch has featured talented artists such Alland Byallo, Dave Aju, Monocle, Safety Scissors, Solar, Joshua Iz, Limacon, Kit Clayton and Sutekh. David continues to DJ regularly, coordinate events, and support San Francisco nightlife.

 

 

January 17, 2011

This weeks show Holt did a liveset and then played a pre-recorded mix from XLR8R featuring Benoit and Sergio.

 

January 10, 2011

This week Holt did a liveset.

 

January 3, 2011

This weeks show brings you a pre-recorded mix from the KZSU archives. We're flashing back to the KZSU Winter Solstice Marathon in 2002.

 

December 27, 2010

This weeks show brought you pre-recorded mixes by Alland Byallo and David Harness.

 

December 20, 2010

KZSU Winter Solstice Marathon W00t!

 

December 13, 2010

 

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Derek Scott aka The Rhythmist is from San Jose, California and has set standards with his releases on commercial labels; Silent Records, Trax Cafe Recordings, and Resource Records. Derek has also delivered goods on netlabels such as Seedsound and his own very well respected Dobox Recordings. Derek's production is strongly influenced by the classic Detroit techno sound and offers pure musical abstractness with deep and shuffled grooves layered with abstract textures and funky, disjointed melodies that one could say has has a futuristic quality to it. Derek just comes with his usual hard driven, straight to the point, in your face, hard nose techno. He brings the coffee with no cream or sugar folks!!!

 

Derek's onlive show, Moving Air happens every monday from 7pm-9pm Pacific on Common Ground Radio and can be listened to on Ustream.

 

Andrew Serna plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Andrew has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Andrew's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Andrew's middle name.

 

December 6, 2010

 

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Among the finest in the everlasting underground scene of the Bay Area, Jimmy B has been acclaimed as the next generation DJ. As a Bay resident, Jimmy was fortunate enough to be influenced by a diverse array of culture and music. The likes of Sly and the Family Stone, The Funkadelic, CCR, Chicago, Santana, James Brown, George Benson and Aretha Franklin all contributed to his family's eclectic LP and 8-Track collection.

 

They say being a younger sibling has its cons, but the pros reined supreme for Jimmy's future. As an 80's child, his older sister's music collection was comprised largely of pop, new wave, electro, Golden Age Hip-Hop, free-style, reggae, grunge, modern rock, and a dash of silence for zen moments.

 

Fast-forward to the late 90's when Jimmy was introduced to various forms of underground music and events. Underground music became a passion and medium which Jimmy used to fuse his varied influences together. Jimmy eventually found himself involved with several west coast events, collectives and sound systems.

 

In 1999 he hooked up with high school friends and became a part of the Clockwork Events Crew, producing events drawing over 20,000 people in every major city within the bay area including San Francisco (Candlestick Park), Oakland (Home Base, 85th and Baldwin, and West Grand Army Base), and San Jose (County Fair Grounds).

 

A move to Santa Cruz to continue college allowed Jimmy to have more creative expression. He and a group of friends produced many epic parties throughout the Santa Cruz area under the name RxFX.

 

More recently Jimmy has became associated with the notorious Green Gorilla Lounge and keeps busy with college, traveling, and sharing underground music via deejaying, event production and gorilla propaganda. Jimmy B also enjoys traveling, sushi, long walks on the beach and getting hyphie!

 

November 29, 2010

 

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A veteran of West Coast underground electronic music culture, André Lucero continues to reinvent himself. From breakdancing in the early 80's to his present studio efforts, he always kept his focus on beats and sounds of genres to come. Starting with the earliest electro hip-hop, passing through time and space to the present and future of electronic music, his selections are open minded but always have a dancefloor sensibility.

 

Not being satisfied with spoon feeding or accepting convenience, André has chosen the paths less traveled. Helping foster the rave scene in Santa Barbara; playing at the first mega-rave in the US (Raveamerica); releasing one of the first (if not THE first) domestically produced underground electronic dance music mixed CD's (Fusion, Volume 1); his involvement with the seminal San Francisco techhouse event/DJ crew, Urban Development; to playing with international legends for Space Children, he has been recognized for decades as a stand alone talent who brings something special to the lineup. Sharing the decks with some of the heaviest hitters on the planet, he understands how to rock a crowd as well as to tell a story. No two sets from André are alike. Each moment drives the relevance of the music selection. Each moment is unique.

 

André is working on an album and the continued promotion and growth of San Francisco's Fiction events.

 

Brendan Finlayson's artistic creative expressions can be found at his website. In addition to being a keen graphics designer, Brendan can hold his own behind the decks.

 

November 22, 2010

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Andrew Serna plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Andrew has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Andrew's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Andrew's middle name.

 

 

November 15, 2010

DJ Suite has been a part of the KZSU dance music story for some time as he started out playing on the Big Love Show with Jack. His smooth style and track selection meld and blend beats as he makes vinyl dance under his fingers. He has a weekly online show on deepmix.fm.

 

 

Novembember 8, 2010

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Andrew Serna plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Andrew has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Andrew's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Andrew's middle name.

 

 

Novembember 1, 2010

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Holt mixed live and featured a remix by S.T.F.U (Zak and Derek) of Louder by Chris Willis that is being published on the Veneer Records label.

 

 

October 25, 2010

 

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A veteran of West Coast underground electronic music culture, André Lucero continues to reinvent himself. From breakdancing in the early 80's to his present studio efforts, he always kept his focus on beats and sounds of genres to come. Starting with the earliest electro hip-hop, passing through time and space to the present and future of electronic music, his selections are open minded but always have a dancefloor sensibility.

 

Not being satisfied with spoon feeding or accepting convenience, André has chosen the paths less traveled. Helping foster the rave scene in Santa Barbara; playing at the first mega-rave in the US (Raveamerica); releasing one of the first (if not THE first) domestically produced underground electronic dance music mixed CD's (Fusion, Volume 1); his involvement with the seminal San Francisco techhouse event/DJ crew, Urban Development; to playing with international legends for Space Children, he has been recognized for decades as a stand alone talent who brings something special to the lineup. Sharing the decks with some of the heaviest hitters on the planet, he understands how to rock a crowd as well as to tell a story. No two sets from André are alike. Each moment drives the relevance of the music selection. Each moment is unique.

 

André is working on an album and the continued promotion and growth of San Francisco's Fiction events.

 

 

October 11, 2010

 

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Ivan Ruiz is a renowned local San Francisco underground Downtempo & House Music Dj, with a hearty appetite for championing obscure left field electronic music into his unique sets. Former employee of Amoeba Music, Tweekin' Records, In-House Records, Primal Records & TRC Distribution. These were all staples of the San Francisco community that allowed him to gain a vast knowledge of musical history. You can currently find Ivan up & down the Bay Area delivering his unique brew of thumpin' Downbeat & House Music grooves.

 

Andrew Serna plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Andrew has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Andrew's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Andrew's middle name.

 

 

October 4, 2010

Holt played a couple of pre-recorded mixes.

 

September 20, 2010

This week Holt did a set.

 

September 13, 2010

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Stephen Rigmaiden IS the future of Dance music. If you don't know his name now, you soon will. Born into a musical household, Stephen developed an ear for great music extending well beyond the average musician. His influences range from Funk, Soul, Salsa, Hip-Hop and Dance Beats. It's from the highly creative nature of music and production that he draws his inspiration. Stephen lives by a code of ethics when it comes to music production; he prides himself for writing 100% of his music. Gaining quick acclaim from House Music heavy-weights such as Osunlade, Dennis Ferrer, city deep and Wave Music, Stephen Rigmaiden is a rising international star. Expect major releases throughout 2009 with DJ performances slated around the globe. The future is now, Stephen Rigmaiden is the sound.

 

 

September 6, 2010

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Dru Deep is bringin' out Motor City Drum Ensemble (MCDE). It's gonna be crazy!

 

At the tender age of 6, Danilo Plessow's path in music started with playing drums. With his engagement in a school bigband he found his love for jazz - and from 11 years of age on he started working on his own music using a computer and samples.

 

Being influenced by Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hiphop and House music, the first results were already released 5 years later on Stuttgarts Pulver Records. Together with Joachim Tobias, Danilo had formed the House and Broken Beat project 'Inverse Cinematics': Seven 12 inch Records, one LP and many remixes and compilation appearances followed.

 

The project was and still is a favourite of some of the worlds most influental leftfield djs such as Gilles Peterson, Rainer Trueby (with whom Danilo just started a collaboration), Michael Ruetten or Benji B. After several other collaborations and solo projects in the Nujazz vein (Hipster Wonkaz with P.Valentino for Ubiquity Records or solo as Aphro Pzyko for Raw Fusion), Danilo went back to his House music roots with the 'Motor City Drum Ensemble'.

 

Taking influences from soul, disco and detroit and chicago 90's house, the new moniker soon became his best known: He released five 12 inch in 2008, and especially his 'RawCuts' series made him a shooting star in the deep house scene, highlighted by the internets house and techno bible 'Resident Advisor' for whom he did a mixtape that is soon regarded as one of the best mixes of this influental podcast.

 

In times when even big labels struggle to sell 500 copies, MCDE'S 'Raw Cuts' series, released on his own label 'MCDE' (run together with P. Valentino) sold a few thousands each, and his other own label 'Four Roses Recordings' has been doing very good as well. 2009 started with a 12 inch for one of UK's biggest house labels, 20:20 Vision, and Danilo now hits the road on a regular again to show some of his dj skills, which have brought him all over Europe, the US and Russia already. In february, Beatport's team of music experts has put him ahead of the up and coming Deep House artists worldwide in 2009.

 

Better watch out, this boy's on a mission!

 

 

August 30, 2010

 

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gabe doliner has the grill with the skillz to pay the bills as you feel the thrills while you get the chills and is bringin' a switched up electic set to the airwaves so tune in and listen to the man that has the bling to make you sing as you do your morning thing this monday from 9AM-Noon.

 

 

August 9, 2010

 

 

August 2, 2010

Holt did a set and played a pre-recorded mix.

 

July 26, 2010

DJ Suite has been a part of the KZSU dance music story for some time as he started out playing on the Big Love Show with Jack. His smooth style and track selection meld and blend beats as he makes vinyl dance under his fingers. He has a weekly online show on deepmix.fm.

 

DJ Suite brought out DJ Qazar of the Green House, United Souls, and Gravity Point to throw down.

 

 

July 19, 2010

Mixes from Secret Sound Service, Adnan Sharif, and Alland Byallo were featured.

 

July 12, 2010

 

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Mr. White

Mr. White (Chad White) is a vocalist, musician, producer and DJ from Memphis, Tennesee. In october of 2006, Larry Heard featured vocals by Mr. White on his much loved underground cross-over single, The Sun Can't Compare released on Alleviated Records.

 

Featured on compilations released by Defected, Get Physical, Mobilee, Fabric, and Global Underground, Mr.White is one of only a handful of American dj's to have a release voted as one of the 'top 50 tracks of the decade' on both Beatport and Resident Advisor.

 

Releases on respected underground dance music labels such as Larry Heard's Alleviated (Memphis), Innervisions(Berlin), Large(Chicago), and the legendary Black Market (UK), have solidified his reputation in the dance music community.

 

Mr.White's refreshing energy and emotional, fluid mix of house and techno has taken him to Paris, Istanbul, Belgrade, Italy, Japan and notable nightclubs, such as the Panorama Bar in Berlin and Smartbar in Chicago.

 

You can read an interview with Mr. White and listen to a mix by him at: eclectro.nl.

 

Andrew Serna

Andrew Serna plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Andrew has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Andrew's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Andrew's middle name.

 

 

June 5, 2010

Ravi Pina has been involved with dance music in one form or another for the last 10 plus years--starting in Cleveland with promoting parties and then moving around the country to Boston, NYC, and finally SF where he now calls home. His tastes range from trip-hop and downtempo to deep, funky, soulful, and disco house, but will play anything as long as it gets you movin'. After an extended hiatus Ravi is slowly working his way into the scene.

 

June 28, 2010

Mixes by Claude Von Stroke (Exlusive KZSU Mix) and DJ Andrew Phelan (Stanky Funk Mix) were aired!

June 21, 2010

 

Next week is the KZSU Summer Solstice Marathon! 30 hours of deep, groovy, soulful house music to smooth out your summer day.

 

June 14, 2010

 

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CHRIS CARRIER

There are two kinds of DJs: those whose goal is to make a name for themselves and those whose goal is to make music - and let the rest follow. Parisian Chris Carrier is among the latter. For more than a dozen years he's been an underground icon, churning out more than one hundred records and remixes for a host of labels. Too busy working to chase a spot in the limelight, Carrier is nevertheless rightly revered as one of the most gifted, prolific producers on the dance scene. Refusing to restrict his output to one genre or one school of thought, Carrier has dabbled freely in everything from house to hip hop, drum 'n'bass to minimal, techno to electro. Most DJ shave one label - if at all - but Chris is so restlessly creative he's founded a whole fistful of labels over the course of his career, including the renowned Adult Only imprint, Chronobrain, Combustible, Taka, X86 and Direct Art. He has also worked under more than a fifteen aliases. However, youthful notions of being a baker ("I like cakes," he says) lost out to music when he discovered the early 90s techno rave scene and began to DJ. Driven to be the master of his musical destiny, Chris quickly learned to produce and created pioneering techno outlet Chronobrain with Guillaume La Tortue. For seven-odd years Chris devoted himself the label, and its offshoots including house-oriented Taka and drum 'n' bass imprint X86.However, his love for rave culture led him back towards more purely creative work. From 2003 onwards Chris has founded new labels Adult Only and Catwash, as well as bringing his vision to Get Physical, Crack & Speed, Brique Rouge, Robsoul, Kill Brique and - most recently - Freak n' Chic. This has put the underground star firmly in the forefront of the new French electronic movement, bringing his diverse style to the sexy, deep, techy house vibes that dominate the scene. Chris is more sought-after than ever for his DJ skills - he's penetrated thenotorious US market with gigs in Georgia, San Francisco, Denver, Las Vegas and Miami. And plays in Europe's clubbing capitals: London, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam and Milan, to name a few. Look out for his gigs, and Chris's forthcoming remix of Matthew Dear's Dog Days - the first of many exciting projects for this unique artist in 2008.

 

Andrew Serna

Andrew Serna plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Andrew has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Andrew's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Andrew's middle name.

 

June 7, 2010

 

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After a long, long break from dj'ing, the "scene", touring, producing, Paul Leath has returned to make another impact on the world of dance music. In his experiences learning the industry and making connections, long lasting friendships, he am kicking off random events in the Bay Area, concentrating on bringing out dj's from all parts of the globe. The objective of this return to his love of dj'ing and music is to continue to enjoy every moment and keep pushing the norm. It's time to kick some ass and ask questions later.... The ride is and will be should be fun!!!!

 

Chris is a wickedly talented DJ drawing from a wide musical taste to challenge your idea of what a DJ set is. His track selection and mixing skills are paragon. He uses these weapons to deftly conjure and enslave musical demons indenturing them to his will as the 1200s bow to the hands of a master.

 

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Check out Chris's and Paul's new label, Friction.

 

May 31, 2010

 

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THE GENESIS

Although an avid fan of the San Francisco underground rave scene since 1991, it wasn't until her attendance at a highly overcrowded event in 1998 that Dina Lammon found herself trapped in front of a team of battling DJs. For the first time, she witnessed the way a DJ could use music and machine to manipulate flesh. It was an eye opening experience and the event filled her with a sense of musical rapture and a new life path was revealed.

 

THE EVOLUTION

Since that fateful night, Dragn'fly has evolved into one of the most highly demanded and respected DJs in the western United States. A classically trained musician since the age of 8, it didn't take long for Dragn'fly to gain a solid feel of the decks and within a few months she was performing in front of hundreds of raging fans alongside SF-legend, Astral Matrix. The experience was hailed as an unforgettable one by the hundreds of raging fans in attendance and it marked a turning point in the career path of our heroine. Today Dragn'fly has a performance history that boasts over 1,000 major events throughout the United States, including Hawaii, and internationally in Mexico, Germany and Brazil.

 

THE ESSENCE

Known as a true "journey DJ", Dragn'fly possesses an uncanny ability to read into the desires of the crowd and the diversity of each set performed has provided Dragn'fly with the opportunity to headline countless events. When not headlining under her own accord, Dragn'fly acts as the strategic support for many event coordinators worldwide as a key transitional DJ, opening or closing sets for the worlds most-widely popular and renowned electronic music artists.

 

Dragn'fly incorporates an "aggressive-as-hell" mixing style with the elements of funky electro, tech-trance and breaks; a combination that has earned her a style that is uniquely hers. Her performances repeatedly showcase a near frenzy of sound manipulation while she tweaks her EQ's and shreds her vinyl, watching as her dancers rise and fall to ecstatic pieces on the dance floor.

 

THE IMMINENCE

Having been made the object of several print and web zines, Dragn'fly went on to infiltrate Hollywood in 2004 as a featured artist for Higher Decibel, a television show that highlighted some of the world's most distinguished DJs of the time. Throughout the years, Dragn'fly has held residencies with such esteemed productions crews as Shaolin of Sacramento, California, Lovetribe of Seattle, Washington and currently she resides on the rosters of both GSP of Dayton, Ohio and DJ4NORML as an official representative for the nationally known and politically active institution known as NORML based out of Washington, D.C. On the local scene, she has appeared numerous times at such Bay Area nightspots as Ruby Skye, 177 Townsend, 1015 Folsom, the DNA Lounge, Mezzanine, and Paradise Lounge - and has repeatedly made headlining appearances at Qool Saturdays and the Looq Happy Hour hosted by one of America's top progressive record labels, Looq Records.

 

And if over 1,000 live appearances weren't enough, Dragn'fly has found the time to release over 12 promotional mix CDs - most of them live, unedited recordings from featured events. Accordingly, one of her CDs, Dragn'fly presents Legacy of Kain, was distributed privately in 2001 by computer-gaming giant Eidos Interactive. Having made its debut at the official Soul Reaver 2 / Blood Omen 2 event, sponsored by Sony, this mix went on to gain worldwide attention and earned Dragn'fly a devoted fan base spanning the globe.

 

It's hard to say what the future will bring, but one thing is certain: the sound of Dragn'fly is destined to be an instrumental force in helping to bring electronic dance music to a new level.

 

May 24, 2010

 

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With a talent for insane melodies and harmonies, Auralism Records co-founder Marc Smith is a producer driven by a musical calling since childhood. From the life-changing moment when blues legend B.B. King pulled the 12-year-old guitar player onstage during a concert, Smith has remained committed to music-making--albeit, as it turned out, with a slant more towards Moog than Gibson. In 2003, Smith joined forces with Jason Short as Coalition of the Killing, a project that sprang from their mutual admiration for minimal techno's inspiring first wave, but which quickly developed into a more musical, pelvis-jostling sound all their own. Two years later, he helped to birth Auralism Records as a mouthpiece for COTK's prodigious output. In 2008 Smith took some solo steps away that veered away from the COTK sound towards the Teutonic end of the techno spectrum, creating a new sound from himself that really twisted some heads around . Of this new sound Smith says, "What I like about techno is its out-of-the-ordinary, dirty element. It's a little bit more carnal, you know? I've been focusing on using as few elements as possible, and getting the most impact out of each one. I'm a big fan of the 'less is more' aesthetic!"

 

2009 has already seen Smith garnering praise from the DJ community for his solo contribution to Auralism's annual Primaveral compilation entitled "Insisting upon its self". He and Short as COTK were also just recently highlighted as one of Beatport's artists to watch this year. The duo plan to tour this August to capitalize on these accolades. But hey, let the guy catch his breath, he's still savoring his amazing set from the "Night Moves" party at this year's Movement Festival in Detroit. If it all seems like a whirlwind flash of heat and smoke recently, that's because for Smith it has been. "One of the reasons for that", surmises Smith, "[is that] It seems as if the pipeline between San Francisco and the European electronic music industry is really opening up. We have so much talent here it is easy to forget there is anything else going on in the world of electronic music." But one things for sure, instead of trippin' on the E-G-O Smith has chosen to work even harder on his music with a focus on more groovin' cuts outside of his normal comfort zone. He's also branching out with some upcoming collaborations with other noted San Francisco producers such as Alland Byallo and Clint Stewart that should see the light of day later this year. Marc Smith is undoubtedly one artist to keep an eye on this year.

 

May 17, 2010

 

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WALLY CALLERIO-Part producer and DJ, part entrepreneur and purist, Wally Callerio has kept true to his house music roots since immersing himself in the West Coast scene of the early '90s. Since then, the Los Angeles-based artist has gone on to internationally release more than 100 original tracks and remixes; launch his critically acclaimed Dufflebag Records imprint; and develop the burgeoning digital distribution site, digibag.com.

 

While Callerio first started mixing records at age 14, his foray in underground house dates back to Doc Martin's "Unlock the House" sessions in the early '90s. One-off gigs at house parties and short stints at local clubs help the young artist evolve his sound, which would feature melodic vocals paired with funk-jazz influences and deep, chunky basslines.

 

In 1997, Callerio took stock in his own sound and created the self-styled imprint, Dufflebag Records. His first two original EPs, "Déjà vu/Whispers" and "In Your Arms/Thisgo", received critical fanfare from artists and audiences alike. The success led to slew of collaborations with other global house artists including DJ Sneak, Doc Martin, Natural Rhythm and Vibezelect, to name a few.

 

Dufflebag Records' success followed Callerio into the new decade, earning him studio time for some of the industry's most respected labels. In addition to releasing original tracks on imprints such as 5.1 Surround (L.A.), Shaboom (U.K.) Classic Recordings (U.K.) and WAX Recordings (L.A). Doc Martin--Callerio's original influence--began licensing them for his label and making creativity come full circle.

 

In 2010, Dufflebag Records has gone on to release more than 75 tracks on 26 pieces of vinyl. Now as a new decade and new era in house music begin, Callerio is repositioning his sound and label. The past few years have been marked by the artist's collective mindset, which has focused him on developing and stockpiling music for his forthcoming digital distribution site, digibag.com. But the time for reflection is over, he says.

 

"I obviously can't hold back anymore. I have a ton of good music I want to unleash on people right now--good ole fashion, soulful, funky, dirty house", he says.

 

Callerio jump-started his game in 2009 by releasing 15 original tracks and remixes on labels such as Phil Weeks' Robsoul, DJ Sneak's Oomph and Magnetic, Chuck Daniels' Private Parts, 1200 Warriors' 1200 Traxx and San Francisco's own Motion Music. The December 2009 relaunch of Callerio's Dufflebag Records also marks the release of 11 new original tracks, along with fellow artist including, Amp fiddler, Parris Bennet, Myka 9, Allensworth, Nadine Loren, Lili De La mora and Josh One.

 

What's behind his ever-evolving vibe? As always, it's about the vocals.

 

"trying more musical, crossover house while trying to keep that underground feel", he says. "I want people to walk away whistling a melody or singing a vocal that sticks with them."

 

May 10, 2010

 

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David Javate aka dj Javaight aka JV8 is a San Francisco based dj, event promoter and writer. As a veteran DJ from Washington DC and lifelong dance music aficionado, David's love has always been towards the deeper side of house and techno. As is evident in his contributions to SF nightlife with the deep house night, Staple, the ground breaking techno event, Optimal, and the techno happy hour, Killswitch, David continues to showcase deeper styles with a DJ style which acknowledges house and techno's pioneers while also welcoming today's innovators. Showing the diversity of being able to play during different moods of the night, David always strives to take the listener on a journey, and make an audio collage which moves the mind and body.

 

As a founding member of Washington DC's Dirty Crew in the mid-90s, David quickly became a regular on the East Coast rave circuit. On top of coordinating his own series of Dirty and Filtered parties, he also played for promoters such as Buzzlife, Ultraworld, Sonic Soul, 2 Tuff, Catastrophic and The Circle, in addition to playing for Spundae in California, Pleasure Force in Canada and other promoters in Florida and Colorado.

 

Feeling creatively limited in Washington DC, David moved to San Francisco in 1998. In San Francisco, he started the Optimal Group to explore the gray area between house and techno. He coordinated a successful string of parties called optimal, featuring Derrick May, Stacey Pullen, Ken Ishii, Mike Dearborn, John Tejada, DJ Pierre, Kenny Larkin, Gemini, and EBE.

 

After optimal David reunited with Dirty Crew DJ Fil Latorre to coordinate a number of events under the Staple moniker. The duo have thrown a number of events at the Endup, Rx Gallery, Anu, the Transfer and Wish. Focusing on what the pair call "Future house and Deep Techno", Staple has featured dj's such as Kenny Larkin, Mike Huckaby, John Tejada, JT Donaldson, Jeno, Glenn Underground, Lance Desardi, Theo Parrish, the Rurals, Mark E. Quark, Markie, and Alton Miller.

 

Currently, David has been focusing on Killswitch, a weekly event dedicated to exposing Bay Area techno and house talent. Killswitch has featured talented artists such Alland Byallo, Dave Aju, Monocle, Safety Scissors, Solar, Joshua Iz, Limacon, Kit Clayton and Sutekh. David continues to DJ regularly, coordinate events, and support San Francisco nightlife.

 

Tim aka dCOY was raised in the Cleveland suburb of Elyria, OH where he spent many a day on a skateboard, strumming his guitar, and playing in psychedelic/alt/Manchester influenced bands. In the late ?80s, Tim began going to dance clubs, and found himself being more and more influenced by the electronic sounds of Meat Beat Manifesto, Ministry, Nitzer Ebb and 808 State (to name a few).

 

In 1996, being heavily influenced by the more raw, stripped down sounds of the Midwest, Tim started DJing in Gainesville, Florida, playing sets of pure techno contrasting heavily against the local standards of breaks and trance. Always in search of a home, Tim would eventually leave Gainesville to follow his heart to the West. By 2007 Tim was in San Francisco and DJing on a steady diet of minimal techno and tech-house. Alongside fellow DJs Razvan, Farzana, and IXD, Tim helped establish Oakland?s now legendary Black Market Techno.

 

In February 2008, Tim decided that everyone needed more techno and co-founded Killswitch with DJ Javaight, a weekly techno happy hour in the Lower Haight where Tim continues to push the envelope and the rhythm into the hearts and minds of listeners. Over the years, Tim has played alongside artists such as Dan Curtin, Seth Troxler, Josh Wink, Meat Beat Manifesto, Todd Sines, Reference, Eric Johnston, and Sassmouth, among others. Always keeping the dance floor a priority, dCOY drops with a solid mix of tech and textures, vibrations and aftershocks.

 

May 3, 2010

 

This week DEF is coming by play some tunes and to tell us about a party they're throwing featuring Joey Beltram, Kyle Geiger and Nick Argon with local support by giants such as Nikola Baytala, Alland Byallo, Solar, Adnan, NTRLD, and Haptik Synapses on May 14th.

 

April 26, 2010

 

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Jason Short is a popular San Francisco artist and the label manager for Auralism Records. For over 12 years he has been producing original material under his own name, along with the collaborative efforts Eutactic, Kyaro, and most notably Coalition of the Killing, who was named one of Beatport's 'Minimal Artists to Watch' in 2009. During his career he's called a few music scenes his home, including Chicago and Miami, but Short's greatest contributions musically have been in San Francisco. It is here that he has refined his diverse and restless tastes, allowing him to share stages with both fringe artists and dance floor populists. The reason his music can stand so comfortably at both ends of electronic music's poles is due to his unique vision as a producer. A vision that was forged at the age of four, spending time each day with his stepfather in the recording studio pushing buttons and turning knobs on analog synths and Atari sequencers. Over the years, Short has also showed his daring presence as a DJ and live act at numerous events including the Cecille & Oslo Showcase at WMC (Winter Music Conference) 2009, DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival) after parties in 2008 & 2009, Love Fest (San Francisco) 2008 & 2009, the SAMC (South American Music Conference) in Ecuador 2008, as well as other events in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, and Los Angeles.

 

In 2010, Short has follow-up tours of South America and of Europe planned as well as releases on Auralism and Blipswitch Digital. He is also actively exhibiting his growing collection of unreleased material and adding to his already extensive discography. Some of this material includes dub oriented sounds co-produced with Dub Mission founder DJ Sep as well as a full-length album. His highly refined live sets are sure to make a big splash this year with an array of fat, analog synth lines and cutting edge drum machine programming. Few contemporaries are as bold as Short, with a sound best described as a dense, heavily layered thicket of techno containing bold contrasts of gentle mid range tones, deep space harmonics, and hefty bass surprises. Jason Short is an electronic musician on the cusp of greatness; this will be his year.

 

April 19, 2010

 

Kirill Ninth is a San Francisco-based techno DJ and sound system enthusiast. When he's not meticulously perfecting his mixing and beat matching skills, he's plugging in wires, cables, and tuning the sound for his sound system business, Key9Sound.

 

With influences from Psytrance, Dubstep, Techno, and Drum and Bass, Kirill creatively fuses hard heavy bass lines and musical rhythmic beats without the feeling of being weighed down and strapped to one position on the dance floor. He takes you into the ninth dimension where music is what you hear and dancing is all that you want to do.

 

Kirill mainly plays in the San Francisco underground scene and has performed at the Paradise Lounge, Cafe Bastille, TechnoKitchen, and Killswitch.

 

Dima, another TechnoKitchen resident, will be joining Kirill and they'll both be playing at Technokitchen this weekend.

 

April 12, 2010

This week on the Eclektronik Groove, Dru Deep is throwin' down on the 1s and 2s.

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

April 5, 2010

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

March 29, 2010

 

DJ Suite has been a part of the KZSU dance music story for some time as he started out playing on the Big Love Show with Jack. His smooth style and track selection meld and blend beats as he makes vinyl dance under his fingers. He has a weekly online show on deepmix.fm.

 

March 22, 2010

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

March 15, 2010

 

Bill Samuels is a breakbeat DJ that has played locally and at Burning Man. His bi-weekly event is launching Friday March 19th and will continue every first and third friday of each month.

 

SimpleGreenE, part Man, part Machine! He's been rockin' dance floors since '100. With a passion for most genres of electronic music mixed with his love of being behind the decks along with his creative, near flawless mixing style, he's guaranteed to take you on a journey, both in your mind and on your feet!

 

He has been known to dj marathon sets ranging from 4-9 hours long (probably longer if you let him), mixing up his favorite genres: Downtempo, Trip Hop, DnB, Dub, Electro, Breaks, House, Minimal, Tech House, Progressive and trance. Within 5 days at Burning Man 2009, SimpleGreenE clocked a little over 45 hours behind the decks! Since then he's also known to be called The GreenE Machine.

March 08, 2010

 

This week on the Eclektronik Groove, James Curd (Greenskeepers) exclusive mix will be brought out by Dru Deep who will play on the decks.

 

Greenskeepers was founded in 1999 by childhood friends James Curd and Nick Maurer who grew up together in Chicago. Their first release was "Whats Your Man Got To Do WIth Gan" on Classic Records. The stand out song on the EP was "Low and Sweet" which was named one of the "Festive Fifty by the late British DJ John Peel.

 

In early 2001 Nick and James went in the studio together to record the single "Should I Sing Like This?" which became an international club hit. After its success, Nick moved to Germany and James collaborated with many other artists who shared his love of electronic music. This included keyboard player Mark Share, who had three of his songs featured on the debut Greenskeepers album "The Ziggy Franklin Radio Show". Mark became a full member in 2004 and brought his bass playing friend Coban Rudish on board.

 

The three went in the studio to work on their second album "Pleetch". Pleetch was released by Classic records in the U.K and OM records in the United States. It featured guest vocalists and included Nick Maurer on two of the songs that he created with the new band on a week long studio trip to Chicago. Pleetch was greatly received across the music world. The song "Lotion", inspired by the cult figure Buffalo Bill from the film The Silence of the Lambs was an underground hit. James cut a video using the original film footage and uploaded it online. In less than two weeks the "Lotion music Video" had been downloaded over one million times. Pleetch also had commercial success by licensing songs to T.V and film. "Lotion"," Back In the Wild", and "You Don't Know Me" were all featured on the prime time show "Greys Anatomy". "Slippin" was featured on C.S.I Miami and "Keep It Down" was featured on "Point Pleasant".

 

With a new album, they began touring. This included dates in Scotland and Jerusalem, to Los Angeles. They toured as a three piece band for all of 2004 and then Nick moved back to Chicago to rejoin the Greenskeepers and debuted the full four piece band at Miami music conference in 2005. Billboard called it the stand out performance of the conference. The four Greenskeepers then began working in the studio again. The result of this was the two disc album "Polo Club" released on OM. "Polo Club" was given amazing reviews and full marks in magazines around the world. Their version of "I Want A New Drug," which pays overt homage to Nine Inch Nails' song "Closer," was featured in the film "What Happens In Vegas". The band began touring again at some of the most respected clubs and festivals around the world. This included Park life in Australia, T In the Park in Scotland, Fabric in London, Avalon in LA, Electric Daisy in Ireland and SXSW in the States. Rockstar games contacted James with a request to feature a song on their game "Grand Theft Auto 4", which resulted in the song "Vagabond". It was made by Mark, James, Nick and singer JDub. Rockstar received the song so well that they used it for their worldwide T.V. ad campaign.

 

It was at this time in 2008 that the Greenskeepers name transformed to represent James as a solo artist and his collaborations with other musicians, just as it had done in the past. In the summer of 2009, James is due in the studio to work on a new Greenskeepers album featuring many guest vocalists and artists. A new Greenskeepers EP is set to be released soon introducing Dan Scalpone on vocals.

 

2010 will see the release of the new Greenskeepers album on Child's Play Records.

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

March 1, 2010

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

February 22, 2010

Mozaic didn't come out so Holt stepped up and carried the show.

 

February 15, 2010

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

February 8, 2010

 

This week on the Eclektronik Groove, Lazy Lee and Dru Deep are throwin' down.

 

Lazy Lee is bringin' out downtempo funk and groove to move you.

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

February 1, 2010

This week we featured an excerpt from 2009 Winter Solstice Music Marathon.

January 25, 2010

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

January 18, 2010

 

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Up this monday on the Eclektronik Groove is Shubert Benjamin!

 

Shubert Benjamin is an up and coming DJ and producer. Holt will play from 9AM-10AM and Shubert will mix in at 10AM and go until Noon.

 

January 11, 2010

 

Marcus Jerard knows that being a DJ is not just about playing records. His philosophy is one that is shared by many great DJs: being mindful of the relationship between their equipment, their music, and most importantly their audience. The relationship starts when the needle hits the record, and it doesnt stop - it keeps going, the four-on-the-floor, in circadian, at the club, or while jamming in the car or in the mind. The relationship is never ending. It is timeless. Like good music should be. Marcus Jerard: DJ, promoter and purveyor of music for dancing. Marcus has been in the San Francisco house music scene since the scene became a scene. From early underground massives to legendary venues and parties his musicality is his edge. His spinning technique has been hailed by party goers, dancers and house music enthusiasts as being a proper house music set - capable of a connection. Whether it is for that late night after hour sound, or the lounge, people still ask....who is on the decks? Playing or promoting he concentrates on sharing that Jackin house music sound by playing, producing and promoting successful events at The Endup. He has played along side the King of Jack himself, Derrick Carter, as well as with DJ Sneak, Tony, David Harness, Rolo, and Spun. Many of Marcus's events have been featured on San Francisco's NiteVibe.com, with his A Midsummer Night's Dream party winning Event of the Week. His design skills do not go unnoticed, too, when his party promotional flyer won NiteVibes award, Flyer of the Week. Amongst the house music blogging world, his shows have even been quoted as "lacing up some proper shit".

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

January 4, 2010

 

This week on the Eclektronik Groove, lucas rodenbush/ebe is comin' down throw down on the decks.

 

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lucas rodenbush is an electro-acoustician that has worked with the sound domain for over 15 years. rooted in synthesis, audio and sample-based technologies, lucas's work at the california institute of the arts has brought him to further explore relationships between real-world instruments + sources and electric signal + data processes while developing a deeper appreciation for the many facets of the musical artform through live perfomance, musicianship study and conceptual realizations. he has also spent a great amount of time working with north indian classical, south indian, african ewe, persian, indonesian, brazilian, latin and jazz musics + percussion, having played in a wide assortment of concerts and contributed to many of the ensembles found thoughout calarts. his continued work with the roy o. disney music hall and the walt disney modular theatre crews has employed his skills on over 150 events at the herb alpert school of music, placing him in a variety of live event production situations, including stage management, sound mixing + reinforcement, internet video broadcasting and audio documentation. he currently holds an mfa from the california institute of the arts in experimental sound practices, as well as a bfa (calarts) in music technology and an aa (de anza) in film+television.

 

December 27, 2009

jojo torres came out and grooved us with silky soulful beats!

 

December 21, 2009

 

The 2009 Winter Solstice Marathon featuring tech-beats is happening now! Tune in!

December 14, 2009

 

The show happened at 9AM Pacific/US, 6PM Europe/CET. You can find the time that the show starts for your timezone here.

 

Jeff gave us some excellent interview time for which we are exceedingly grateful. It is highly recommended for fans, producers, and those that enjoy thinking philosophically about expression and music:

 

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When Paul and Chris Leath (Leathal) hit us up at KZSU and asked if we would be down for having Jeff Mills out after he plays at Project 1 this weekend, we were honored that the Wizard would consider coming to KZSU and that they would think of us. We were also ridiculously excited at the possibility. Things have come together and we are super excited to announce that Monday the 14th from 9AM to Noon Jeff Mills will be featured on the Eclektronik Groove, hosted by Holt Sorenson and Jack Wang. You can listen to the show and get more information at: http://hsomusic.com/

 

Jack will re-broadcast the set on the Big Love show from 3-6pm the same day.

 

Jeff Mills, along with Robert Hood, Carl Craig, and Joey Beltram, is one of the biggest American names in techno. Championed for his music's relentless pursuit of hardness and his stripped-down, almost industrial DJ sets, Mills is the latest in a long line of Detroit-bred talent to take on an international reputation.

 

In the 1980s, Mills was an influential radio DJ on WJLB under the pseudonym "The Wizard." Mills' sets were a highlight of the nightly show from "The Electrifying Mojo".

 

In going on to create his own music Jeff Mills is credited with laying the foundations for the highly influential Detroit Techno collective, Underground Resistance.

 

Mills would never leave UR officially, but later on he still went his own way. He moved to New York and after a short stay in Berlin (Tresor) ended up in Chicago. There in 1992, with fellow Detroit native Robert Hood, he set up his most important record label, Axis, aiming for a simpler more minimal sound than most of the techno being produced in those years. Later sub-labels were created:Purpose Maker, Tomorrow, and 6277.

 

His albums and EPs are mostly separate tracks of his compositions, which Mills would mix into the live DJ sets for which he became a legend. Mills has been credited for his exceptional turntable skills. Tracks are almost chopped to bits to showcase the strongest fragments for his relentless sound collages. He usually uses three decks, a Roland 909 drum-machine and up to seventy records in one hour.

 

 

December 7, 2009

 

This week on the Eclektronik Groove, Jon Barnes is stoppin' in from NYC to bring you some techy and stripped down beats.

 

Jon caught the dance music bug from the contagious sounds radiating from Twilo in the late 1990s. These days he plays mainly techno and minimal -- a peek into his box would turn up names like Cocoon, Cecille, Get Physical and Poker Flat -- but one can still hear traces of West 27th Street's twisted moodiness in his mixing. His musicianship keeps his tastes forward thinking, constantly changing but never losing sight of his roots. Jon has over 20 years of classical and jazz study under his belt, including stints as a virtuoso-level concert pianist and as a rock and roll singer/ songwriter in New York.

 

Jon has been found guilty as charged at venues across the globe -- from secret warehouses in London to ultra-chic nightclubs in Brazil to sketchy DJ bars in Ibiza. No matter the evening, Jon delivers beats with unparalleled taste and a powerful grasp of the genre that keeps everyone's hands in the air..and the trainspotters in awe.

 

Jon is also an executive officer of non-profit organization dedicated to music improvisation, mimamusic.

 

 

November 30, 2009

This week on the Eclektronik Groove, Justin Hale and Dru Deep are throwin' down.

 

Justin Hale has been rocking clubs, festivals and underground shows all over the country since 1993. Hailing from San Francisco's infamous Acid House scene in the early 90's, Justin was influenced by some of the greatest players in the business; Dan, Donald, Jeno, Garth, Doc, Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, etc. Justin started playing bigger shows and festivals in 1997 and began travelling to Los Angeles. Constant SF and LA bookings in 1999 and 2000 led to bookings all over the US and Canada. Justin Hale is well known in Northern California for his new year's house parties in 97-98, 98-99 and the Millennium Y2K. In 2001, his "Secret Society" party was voted best Monday night party in the San Jose area. In 2003 he pioneered the all inclusive underground party format in San Francisco with STICKY! and STICKY XMAS! which included catered food and an open bar all night with your exclusive prepaid invitation. Today, Justin resides in Northern California and travels all over sharing his 'big system sound'. What does Justin Hale sound like? It can only be described as a seamlessly blended funky and pumpin', dirty electro-acid-tech-house with changes and breaks that are expectedly unexpected. His live sets aren't just to be heard, they are to be experienced.

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

November 23, 2009

 

Greg Yuen and Evan Rhodes of Motion Music are coming out to hook you up with soulful goodness.

 

Greg Yuen from Sunday Mass, Stompy, and Hawt Music is an up and coming DJ and producer in the SF house scene. His label Motion Music features tracks that are getting support from Mark Farina, DJ Heather, and Lawnchair Generals. A member of the Stompy crew, he plays out at bay area events at EndUp, Pink, Before12, and other venues.

 

Evan Rhodes can be described by one word: Pioneering. Coming from a musical background in the northern suburbs of Detroit, he picked up a guitar at an early age. From there he learned the keys, and soon after, discovered the art of DJing. What sets him apart from the pack is the way he incorporates all these things together to give him his unique and signature sound. He has taken DJing and moved it up a notch by adding a smooth blend of live guitar and synthesizers, over glitchy, funky house music. Evan landed his first residency in 1998 at the Velvet Lounge, home to such world renowned greats as Terrance Parker and DJ Godfather. It was here that he polished his skills as a DJ and learned what it meant to be in control of a crowd. Since then, his skills have brought him everywhere from Chicago, to New York,Toronto and San Francisco showing people what the energy of a Detroit-bred artist is all about. Evans Production work landed him a write-up in Billboard magazine and a nomination for a Detroit Music Award. His music is currently being played by the biggest names in house music including Mark Farina, Jason Hodges, DJ Mes, Hector Moralez, and Scud Bloom to name a few. Look for releases on Photo Recordings, Bumpshop Music, Allhousemusic, Motion Music, Bid Muzik, and Bassmint Recordings in the future. so keep an eye on this self-taught multi-instrumentalist as he is poised to take the electronic music world by storm.

November 16, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

November 9, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

November 2, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

October 26, 2009

 

Native Intelligence and Robb Green are coming out to give you your monday morning RDA of groovnastic beats.

 

A transplant from New Orleans in 1996, Duane aka Native Intelligence has enjoyed San Francisco and all of its musical and visual inspiration for some time now. He originally came to California for a girl and would stay for the art. This city was to have a major influence on Duane's future as it presented him to the underground electronic dance movement locally and around the world. Traveling extensively through Asia and later Mexico, Duane has played alongside so much great talent it would take up too much space to list! (seriously)

 

First and foremost Duane is a music lover who enjoys dancing 'til the early hours next to powerful speakers. This is the foundation on which decisions are made behind the decks and in the studio. In 2006 Duane was honored to be made a part of Rock It Science, a dj collective/event production company started by the talented Eric Sharp.

 

Duane aka Native Intelligence is excited about the next step - the launch of the Rock It Science Laboratories label - as this will release his original tracks and remixes to the world. He also continues to experiment and create with the mastermind behind Sleevin Records, Simon Littlewood aka S.I.M.O. "Exquisite Alley", Duane's second release with Sleevin will be coming out in the Fall.

 

A self taught dj, Duane has naturally excelled and enjoys mixing everything under the sun. In the clubs Duane will usually be pounding out his trademark sets incorporating tribal tech house, glitchy electro and slammin' breakbeats. Duane is always down to develop solid relations with nice people to collaborate with in the studio as his native intelligence keeps him brimming with sonic ideas. Look for Native Intelligence demolishing your local dance floor in the future.

 

Robb Green came of age at the close of the eighties and the birth of the nineties. He was largely influenced at the time by the likes of bands such as Nine Inch Nails, The Beastie Boys, and Operation Ivy. But the story really begins when Robb moved to Atlanta and was truly exposed to both the Atlanta hip-hop and rave scenes. Having grown up in North Carolina, he had only been able to glimpse what either of the two might have been like.

 

Robb first started messing around with hip-hop records in 1995. However, the break beat scene was converging on Atlanta and Mr. Green was swept along with it. Breaks would come to be Robb's first love, though after starting to play in this new genre he moved often in the next two years, making it difficult for him to be able to dedicate the space and time to playing and performing, instead filling these gaps by going out and hitting parties to satisfy his musical longings. He then found himself in Bend, OR where big beat and house music pleased his ears. It was in Bend that Robb had his first residency, Tekno Thursdays at The Eclipse playing any type of techno he could find.

 

One year later, Robb moved to Seattle armed with his love for music. Luckily he found Beats International and Bryan Lyons, where he was exposed to house music by Lyons, Wesley Holmes, Brent Lawrence, and Jon Lee. Shortly after, Robb found himself opening for Bryan on Saturday nights at The Noc Noc and playing deep house pretty exclusively. In 2003, Robb was picked up by Tilted Records who showed him the beauty of great friendship and found his very own true love, electro house. With a label standing behind him and a record store at his disposal, he dove head first into his new passion.

 

In 2004, Robb met Recess and all things Shameless while running his afterhours spot, Nightcap. He quickly took to the Shameless attitude, finally feeling what had be missing from his musical taste, things more edgy and down right dirty. Just like him.

 

Robb recently relocated in San Francisco where undoubtedly he will indoctrinate the local alternative dance music scene in the Shameless and Mr. Green ethos. Just remember, King Bobo lives.

 

October 19, 2009

 

DEF and SOA are hosting a party this saturday called: Integrated 10.24.09

 

Andy Highland or Toro Toro/orotoro, has been rocking all vinyl sets with a new intensity than most other djs have brought to the decks in years. Orotoro, will show you dub techno, abstract neo minimal, or just straight up jackin' 90's style techno tracks.. but above it all he will build a set mostly based on his confidence, strength and tenacity behind the decks.

 

Sean Ocean is one of the many faces of Defsf.com. His love of techno and the rave culture has consumed every aspect of his life for over 15 years. Sean is a passionate techno die hard with a love and dedication for his scene. It is through DEFsf.com Sean hopes to bring disparate techno entities on the west coast together to further not just the scene, but its participants. It is this passion that drives him to endlessly pursue new talent and like-minded individuals interested in making a difference in the west coast techno scene.

 

October 12, 2009

 

October 5, 2009

Mike Clark/Agent-X wasn't able to make it out, so Dru played the whole 3 hours.

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

September 28, 2009

 

This week DJ Mustafa of Loveland SF is coming out to throw down. Mustafa is a veteran of the international house scene whose releases have topped charts in the U.K., Germany, Italy, Japan and Australia. He has recently had oppurtunities to work with house legends such as Erick Morillo, Derrick Carter, and Tony Humphries. Links to myspace and releases are below.

 

September 21, 2009

 

DJ Zenith, Stephanie Blair, was born in Washington, DC but grew up all over the world. Her childhood included places such as southeastern Virginia; Marquette, Michigan; Angeles City, Philippines; and Seoul and Taegu, Korea. Music was part of her life from an early age. Whether she was taking classical piano lessons; singing while her father played twelve string guitar in talent shows; singing in choirs; playing roles including lead in musicals; or playing tenor saxophone in symphonic bands; or DJing her college radio station; Stephanie grew up immersed in music. Stephanie became fascinated by the San Francisco dance scene in Washington, DC where she returned to after college. Stephanie finally moved to San Francisco in 2002. Stephanie's mixes are characterized by a dominant bass line. Fascinated by rhythms, many of her tracks also feature a heavy percussion element. Whether she's dropping acid tracks, tracks with beautiful female vocals, jazzy tracks, or even hip house tracks... she always serves it up with a large side of funk. Stephanie has played as close as Black Rock City and as far away as Paris. DJ Highlights this year for Stephanie include DJing with Green Gorilla Lounge at Burning Man and at Burning Man Camp Fundraisers, playing in her home town Washington, DC at the Dragon Fly Bar and finally playing in Paris, France at the Lizard Lounge. Stephanie is a resident Thursday nights at Sugar with Native Intellgence ( Sleevin Records ) and DJ Robb Crush ( Stompy ) as well as the Art & Music Sessions on Saturdays with Cez featuring art work by Danyol. Stephanie can also be found DJing around San Francisco and coming to a warehouse near you.

 

September 14, 2009

 

Raised in Santa Cruz, Dan Suda's career kicked off in 1999 when he hooked up with the legendary Tribal Funk crew. Now living in San Francisco, Dan's profile has continued to grow through gigs at local venues including The EndUp, Temple, Vessel, Pink, and Mighty. Behind the decks, he is well known for his unique blend of styles ranging all the way from deep, soulful house to techno.

 

In 2008, Dan hooked up with David Harness to help throw Super Soul Sundayz, where he has worked and graced the decks with the likes of Louie Vega, Quentin Harris, Dj Spen, Miguel Migs, Patrick Wilson and JoJo Florres. Always one to keep his ear to the underground, Dan's had his hands in a variety of SF warehouse parties and club series over the years, including his current flagship event, Elements.

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

September 7, 2009

 

Nightlight Music is coming out this week to throw down. Alland Byallo is bringing out Clint Stewart and Mattie "Moss Moss" Bowen. It's gonna be dope, so be sure to tune in!

 

The SF Bay Guardian called Alland Byallo "San Francisco's very own tidal wave of techno", and for good reason.

 

Alland is one of the busiest men in the San Francisco techno community. Having produced electronic music for over 10 years and DJing for nearly as long Alland come to be an international talent, releasing original material and remixes on respected US and European record labels such as Liebe*Detail, Floppy Funk, Utensil Recordings and Dirtybird among many others, and headlining events all over. His music, a blend of old and new elements of techno, house and minimal, is regularly charted and has been licensed to CD's released by Universal, OM Records, Proton Music and Airdrop Music.

 

Alland's involvement with music didn't just start from splurging and buying some 1200's. Having been raised with music since the age of 5 playing piano, and adding trumpet at age 11, it only seemed natural for Alland to follow up his skills and training by sharing his taste in quality music with people as a DJ, and pursuing production. Alland is always quite busy in the studio working hard on his own unique take on electronic dance music for his own Nightlight Music imprint and many other labels. In 2006 Alland founded ElektrUS. This private forum is made specifically to increase European interest in the American minimal techno / tech-house scene. By providing a simple, central and easy means of communication, ElektrUS streamlines the booking process and maximizes the productivity of tour booking ventures. The hope is to make the US a more fun and respectable place for the techno community, and a more profitable venture for European talent and agents. This forum was a large part of successful US techno bookings in 2007 and 2008, and is set to help more in the coming years.

 

Not only is Alland a resident, graphic designer and A&R for what is arguably the States' most respected and notorious techno night, [KONTROL], he is also booked regularly as the opening act for influences such as Superpitcher, Trentemøller, Michael Mayer, Booka Shade, M.A.N.D.Y., Swayzak, Miss Kittin, Modeselektor, Claude VonStroke, Jeff Samuel, Heartthrob, Redshape, Ambivalent and many others. Alland has quickly grown to be one of the most in-demand Techno talents that SF has to offer.

 

Among many great parties, 2007 saw Alland performing live at Seattle's Decibel Festival and DJing at Lovefest in San Francisco. In 2008 Alland played a fantastic DJ set on the Beatport Stage at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF Movement), a DJ performance at Decibel 2008, and played a successful European tour including gigs at such world famous clubs as Panoramabar in Berlin and Propoganda Moscow. His recent tour of Europe saw him play rockin sets and building goodwill at such illustrious clubs as Harry Klein in Munich, Week End club Berlin, Uebel & Gefährlich and Kubik in Hamburg, and Cyprus' infamous Klub D. And now with his full-length album Brick By Brick due out this summer it's obvious that the future looks bright for both him and his label, Nightlight Music.

 

Clint Stewart grew up in a home surrounded by music from classic rock, early blues, to classical. He began training in classical piano and guitar. Over time his adolescent obsession with punk's passion and aggression led to a college-age awakening to techno's dark, relentless groove. A stint on UNF College Radio Station gave him the opportunity to start Nocturnal Underground radio show where he met Marc Smith.

 

After college, Stewart moved to Miami and eventually joined forces with Auralism co-founders Smith and Jason Short and began playing along with them at their residency at Jazid. Within the year, Stewart moved to Hawaii for a brief "get away", but was soon living in San Francisco after a gig in which he never stepped foot on his return flight.

 

In just over two short years Clint has been rabidly carving his niche in the bay area emerging techno scene. The assistant label manager/designer first made waves with his breakout performance at 2007's Lovefest wowing the crowd of thousands. Since joining the Auralism camp he has continued to build a name for himself and winning fans every step of the way. He has shared the decks with the likes of Pan-Pot, Marc Schneider,Justin Maxwell, Sammy Dee, Exercise One,Franklin de Costa, [a]pendics.shuffle, Stewart Walker, Bruno Pronsato, Falko Brockseiper, Sety, & Shaun Reeves.

 

Never one to be defined by genres or trends Stewart easily commands crowds with a style that drips with intensity, filled w/ sexy, gauzy cuts that exhort everyone to dance. Aside from DJ'ing in of some of the best clubs in cities like Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle, Portland, Detroit, Honolulu and beyond. His discography continues to grow. In 2008, he produced pair of ecstatic remixes for the label's inaugural Aural Therapy 1.1 compilation. The new year will deliver a string of remixes on fellow cohort Alland Byallo's label Nightlight Music already receiving buzz from Chris Fortier, Claude Von Stroke, & Habersham. As if this weren't enough the summer holds a mini tour of Europe, including a date at Watergate. Be sure to keep your eyes on Stewart!

 

For a sneak preview, check out a recent promo mix that Clint threw down.

 

Mossmoss brings a breath of fresh air to a club scene that is usually bent on taking itself too seriously. Scottish born, Mattie Bowen has been essential in the growth of techno and actively inspires audiences through art visually and aurally. His pursuits all deeply exude a level of class, compassion, and charisma. His own breed of minimal techno born from the bedrooms and studios of San Francisco offers a hint of a vast repertoire to come that inspires the mind and body simultaneously. Mossmoss was one of three artists featured on Race Car Productions presents Volume 1, their virgin effort. Since then he released an absolute powerhouse of a remix for Monocle's Dilleniidae which stole dancefloors the world over in 2007. With a wide open career in both art and music, and a new EP on Alland Byallo's NLMX net label, Mossmoss will become a household name.

August 31, 2009

 

Todd Fatjo aka Fatjo aka Jack Tripper has been DJing for 15 years. The last 11 years have been strictly vinyl. He plays a wide range of music, events and venues. His main sound is Techno & House based, but will play anything he's asked to play as long as he has records to play it. This includes D&B, Freestyle, Old School Hip Hop, 80s, 90s, Rock, etc.. Todd is based in NYC, but has played from Boston to Miami to San Fransisco to now the desert. His NYC resume includes superclubs like Limelight, Studio B, Rebel, Shelter and Exit to smaller clubs & lounges like Sullivan Room, Love, Blvd/Crash Mansion, Remote Lounge, Cafe DeVille, Le Souk, The Delancy, Porch, The Hook and so on...and on...and on. The list of DJs he's played along side of would be too long and arrogant to list.

 

Todd is also the founder and main event planner under his promotion company Jack Productions which is currently in it's 12th year. These events range from simple lounge and club events to block parties and outdoor events. Jack Productions caters to one-offs, record release events, tours & raves to private events, fund raisers, birthday celebrations, etc..

 

If you want to see events that Todd has played at and/or he has thrown, please check out our Jack Productions MySpace.

 

DEBOA (aka Papa La Bass) plays mouth watering sets of Uptempo Afro, Techno and Bass Driven House. Deboa, a resident DJ of Britain's Bastard Batty Bass has had a blistering 12 months which saw him smash some of London's most well known clubs including Fabric and Scala alongside names such as Faithless, Giles Peterson, The Bays, Hot Chip, Brondinski and Hannah Holland. His eclectic taste with his signature percussive and bass driven beats sees him DJing at Techno parties as well as indie, electro and breaks nights plus he has been known to play some of the rudest Jungle when the occasion calls for it.

 

August 24, 2009

 

DJ Amber is a San Francisco-based techno DJ and producer with a driving beat and aggressively risky mixing technique in a town better known for its laid back house style. For over ten years she has brought her vigorous style and enthusiastic stage presence to events throughout North America and Europe. Her CD releases include Live with Friends and Family (2004), Gold (2002), and CityDweller (2001). Amber's most recent remix release, "Wonder (DJ Amber's WonderPlay Remix)", is available on the Karmacoda compilation CD LUX LIFE: Illuminated Remixes.

 

Amber co-founded NorCal DJ and Music Production Academy in San Francisco, and has been a recurring guest lecturer for the UCLA Graduate School of Musicology course on "The History of Electronic Music". From 2002 - 2003 San Francisco Bay Area locals watched Amber on television as Host of :CODE, a nightlife and electronic music television show. She has also been a featured speaker at the Remix Magazine conference, Remix Hotel. Amber has also been featured in two documentary films, "Generation E" and "Vinyl is a Girl's Best Friend", and has has served as a resource for the non-fiction book "The Complete History of American Music" and the fictional DJ tale "Couch World".

 

In San Francisco, DJ Amber's residencies have included Sister SF and DNA Lounge. Amber has appeared at every leading venue in San Francisco, including 1015, Ruby Skye, and Supperclub. She also remains active in the underground scene appearing at warehouse parties and renegade events around the Bay Area.

 

DJ Amber's influences include: DDR, D.A.V.E. the Drummer, Carl Cox, Christian Smith, John Selway, Timo Maas, Cari Lekebusch, Donald Glaude, and DJ Shortee.

August 17, 2009

DJ Suite has been a part of the KZSU dance music story as he started out playing on the Big Love Show with Jack. His smooth style and track selection meld and blend beats as he makes vinyl dance under his fingers. You can catch more of DJ Suite on his weekly online show on deepmix.fm. If you want to say what's up, hit him up on his Myspace.

 

Holt mixed from 9AM-10AM and DJ Suite mixed from 10AM-Noon.

August 10, 2009

August 03, 2009

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

August 06, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

July 27, 2009

Ravi Pina has been involved with dance music in one form or another for the last 10 plus years--starting in Cleveland with promoting parties and then moving around the country to Boston, NYC, and finally SF where he now calls home. His tastes range from trip-hop and downtempo to deep, funky, soulful, and disco house, but will play anything as long as it gets you movin'. After an extended hiatus Ravi is slowly working his way into the scene.

July 20, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

July 13, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

July 06, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

June 29, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

June 22, 2009

This week featured the goodness that is the Summer Solstice Marathon.

June 15, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

June 08, 2009

DJ Suite has been a part of the KZSU dance music story as he started out playing on the Big Love Show with Jack. His smooth style and track selection meld and blend beats as he makes vinyl dance under his fingers. You can catch more of DJ Suite on his weekly online show on deepmix.fm. If you want to say what's up, hit him up on his Myspace.

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

June 01, 2009

Kirill Ninth is a San Francisco-based techno DJ and sound system enthusiast. When he's not meticulously perfecting his mixing and beat matching skills, he's plugging in wires, cables, and tuning the sound for his sound system business, www.Key9sound.com.

 

With influences from Psytrance, Dubstep, Techno, and Drum and Bass, Kirill creatively fuses hard heavy bass lines and musical rhythmic beats without the feeling of being weighed down and strapped to one position on the dance floor. He takes you into the ninth dimension where music is what you hear and dancing is all that you want to do.

 

Kirill mainly plays in the San Francisco underground scene and has performed at the Paradise Lounge, Cafe Bastille, and TechnoKitchen.

 

Dima will be joining Kirill and they'll both be playing at Killswitch this weekend.

 

May 25, 2009

This week I hosted George DeSoul and Jaime Gonzalez who hold down two great events in Palo Alto at the b4twelve lounge, Soul Central and Passport. These monthly events bring out bay area house heads and are your Passport to the Soulful life.

 

Out of High School and into college, Disco was dead and Modern Rock/New Wave/High Energy/Free Style Dance music was being played at house / hall parties and at local clubs and on the radio. During this time early hiphop/pop was just begining and the new sound, "House", that was coming out of Chicago, was just emerging as well. All of these genre's of music has had a profound impact on our lives. But Soul, Funk, R&B and Gosple are where his roots lie and where he gets his inspiration from. "Music with Meaning" is what he refers to it as. He is, of course, Jaime Gonzalez.

 

Music has been a part of Jaime Gonzalez's life since childhood. Born into a family of musicians, Mom plays piano, brother plays the bass and sings in the band SAGE, its influence in his life runs deep. From the days of pounding the piano at home and at church while his mother was playing for the congregation, to recording favorite songs from speakers onto a tape recorder, to listening to all his brothers and sisters records on the family stereo, to the saxophone he blew during his school days, music has always been in his life.

 

Their session is available for download.

 

May 18, 2009

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

May 11, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

May 4, 2009

Joseph 'jojo' Torres

 

Long before the spark that ignited Joseph 'jojo' Torres passion and love for house music, there were his b-boy days. His early exposure to street life and his younger years breaking and battling to early hip hop eventually planted the seed that House Music nourished and cultivated into a passion behind the decks that he still maintains today. Early hip-hop stars such as The Sugahill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, Doug E Fresh, and RUN DMC were his early idols. Other early influences include a variety of Soul, Funk, and R&B all stars: Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Chaka Kahn, The Ohio Players, D-Train, Evelyn Champagne King, Earth Wind & Fire, Paul Hardcastle and Kool & The Gang. Artists such as these lay a solid foundation for his taste in deep soulful house. Latin players such as Santana, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and Mongo Santamaria also play a role in jojos fusion of Latin, Soul, and House beats.

 

Dancing the nights away at local parties and listing to the local talent of San Franciscos house scene gradually shifted jojo's interest from just dancing to the music to wanting to be a part of it. SF DJs such as Pete Avila, Aaron O, David Harness, Ruben Mancias, Julius Papp and J-Jay were his early hometown heroes and pioneers of SFs distinct sound. One of jojos first breaks included an internship at San Franciscos 106.1 KMELs legendary House mix show, Yo Mamas House. Hosted by Foxxee Brown, the long running radio show included resident DJs Pete Avila, David Harness, and Patrick Wilson and was the main force behind bringing out the freshest sounds the brightest stars of the underground to the airwaves. The show boasted a variety of world renowned DJs. Masters at Work, Tony Humphries, Tedd Patterson, Eddie Amador and Frankie Feliciano were just some of the world class DJs that were featured on the show. It also was the medium for underground hits to crossover to the mainstream. Titles such as The Bomb (Kenny Dope), Music Sounds Better with You (Stardust) and Sing it Back (Moloko) made their debut on the show and soon hit the airwaves in heavy rotation. Clearly that experience refined jojos ear and is evident in his selection of deep soulful house.

 

In addition, jojo has appeared at some of the San Francisco Bay Areas most prominent nightclubs. Ruby Skye, 1015 Folsom, 550 Barneveld, The End UP and Hotel Ibiza are just some of the venues that have displayed this talents skills on the techs. jojo says, Eventually I want to make my own music That is the fuel that keeps the fire going.

 

Tommy Toonz is joining jojo today to lay down some funky, soulful, tracks.

 

April 27, 2009

Marcus Jerard

 

Marcus Jerard knows that being a DJ is not just about playing records. His philosophy is one that is shared by many great DJs: being mindful of the relationship between their equipment, their music, and most importantly their audience. The relationship starts when the needle hits the record, and it doesnt stop - it keeps going, the four-on-the-floor, in circadian, at the club, or while jamming in the car or in the mind. The relationship is never ending. It is timeless. Like good music should be. Marcus Jerard: DJ, promoter and purveyor of music for dancing. Marcus has been in the San Francisco house music scene since the scene became a scene. From early underground massives to legendary venues and parties his musicality is his edge. His spinning technique has been hailed by party goers, dancers and house music enthusiasts as being a proper house music set - capable of a connection. Whether it is for that late night after hour sound, or the lounge, people still ask....who is on the decks? Playing or promoting he concentrates on sharing that Jackin house music sound by playing, producing and promoting successful events at The Endup. He has played along side the King of Jack himself, Derrick Carter, as well as with DJ Sneak, Tony, David Harness, Rolo, and Spun. Many of Marcus's events have been featured on San Francisco's NiteVibe.com, with his A Midsummer Night's Dream party winning Event of the Week. His design skills do not go unnoticed, too, when his party promotional flyer won NiteVibes award, Flyer of the Week. Amongst the house music blogging world, his shows have even been quoted as "lacing up some proper shit".

 

Dru Deep couldn't make it out, so Holt played along side Marcus.

 

April 20, 2009

After 10 years in the Bay Area underground rave scene, at first just helping out and eventually graduating to full-blown organizing and promoting, in early 2005 AlixR finally decided to pursue his deep love of music and take up the art of DJing. Armed with a background in music theory and guitar, he was a quick study, and by 2006 was already getting booked to play such high-profile events as San Francisco's How Weird Street Faire and Southern California's infamous Moontribe full moon desert gatherings. Drawing on the myriad of genres that have moved him over the years, such as house, techno, psychedelic trance and downtempo, his eclectic nature makes him one of the most versatile DJs in the scene today. One of his latest projects is a monthly, SF Pulse. Be sure to come out and support one of the Bay Area's newest hittin' local events!

 

AlixR will be bringing Influence of (Strategik/Swag) along to throw down some breaks, dirty house, DnB and other bumpin' beats.

 

April 13, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

April 6, 2009

This week I'm hosting the talented, wonderful, and lovely Guada here at the show. You can download a mix of her's or find out more about here here. She'll be playing out at Forward SF and Bang the Box.

March 30, 2009

 

This week I to be hosted Hot Circuit, a project of the following artists from dobox recordings and El Otro Mundo: Paul Leath, Chris Leath, The Rhythmist and Qorser.

 

DJ CHRISTOPHER

 

Chris is a wickedly talented DJ drawing from a wide musical taste to challenge your idea of what a DJ set is. His track selection and mixing skills are paragon. He uses these weapons to deftly conjure and enslave musical demons indenturing them to his will as the 1200s bow to the hands of a master.

 

DJ PAUL LEATH

 

After a long, long break from dj'ing, the "scene", touring, producing, Paul Leath has returned to make another impact on the world of dance music. In his experiences learning the industry and making connections, long lasting friendships, he am kicking off random events in the Bay Area, concentrating on bringing out dj's from all parts of the globe. The objective of this return to his love of dj'ing and music is to continue to enjoy every moment and keep pushing the norm. It's time to kick some ass and ask questions later.... The ride is and will be should be fun!!!!

 

QORSER

 

Qorser's production is tight and precise. He's been trackin' out, releasing tunez on the dobox netlabel for several years now and is currently working with the other members of HotCircuit on new tracks that will drop soon. Come see him this friday at Anu and stay on the look out for this up and coming DJ and production artist!

 

DEREK SCOTT AKA THE RHYTHMIST

 

Derek Scott aka The Rhythmist is from San Jose, California and has set standards with his releases on commercial labels; Silent Records, Trax Cafe Recordings, and Resource Records. Derek has also delivered goods on netlabels such as Seedsound and his own very well respected Dobox Recordings. Derek's production is strongly influenced by the classic Detroit techno sound and offers pure musical abstractness with deep and shuffled grooves layered with abstract textures and funky, disjointed melodies that one could say has has a futuristic quality to it. Derek just comes with his usual hard driven, straight to the point, in your face, hard nose techno. He brings the coffee with no cream or sugar folks!!!

 

March 23, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

March 16, 2009

Transplanted from Arizona in 2002, Richard Whitaker (a.k.a. soulspin) moved to the Bay with one thing in mind...music! Wasting no time, he picked up the tools he needed and started DJing anywhere he could. He landed his first residency with Karma SJ at the Blue Monkey and caught the attention of some Bay Area electronic scene legends, Paul and Chris Leath, and has been a regular on the original Pulse Radio show now called EOM Sessions. Soulspin's 'different' sound comes from many years of listening to different artists, DJs, etc., and he credits many but truly has been blessed to play along side names like Rick Preston, Harry Who, MJ Gamez, Lucas Rodenbush, Les Carter, and David Alvarez. Richard stays very close to the saying, "I didn't choose the music, the music chose me". Early in 2008, Richard found himself at the front door of Temple working in the marketing and promotions department. Being in such a key position he has been able to expand on the ideas of being more than just a DJ. He has his hands in more than a few things including in-house remixer/producer/DJ! Surrounded by some of the most talented artists to date, the future is bright and he shows no signs of slowing down.

March 9, 2009

Stevian is coming out and making his debut on the show. A long time resident of the local scene, Stevian is a sought after DJ that everybody knows and who hosts a weekly online show, Electronic Generation.

 

Stevian sez: 'I've always loved the different beats and melodies of music and when I heard House music for the first time, it captured my soul. I've been collecting since the early 90's and consider myself a "mixed bag" when it comes to explaining what style of music I play.'

 

I would have to say that being from the Bay Area the "SF Sound" has had a huge influence on me. I've been very fortunate to play with DJ's such as Spun, Tony, Simon, Jeno and Buck who are not only some of my favorites, but also DJs that have influenced me over the years. I try to incorporate more than one genre of music that will take people on a musical journey so..sit back, relax and enjoy the trip!

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

Happy Birthday, Dru!

 

March 2, 2009

Ravi Pina has been involved with dance music in one form or another for the last 10 plus years--starting in Cleveland with promoting parties and then moving around the country to Boston, NYC, and finally SF where he now calls home. His tastes range from trip-hop and downtempo to deep, funky, soulful, and disco house, but will play anything as long as it gets you movin'. After an extended hiatus Ravi is slowly working his way into the scene.

February 23, 2009

j.phlip was going to be on the show this week, but it didn't work out. I'll be re-booking her and updating the site to let you know when she's coming down to the show.

 

J.Phlip, known to most as Jess or Jessica Rose Phillippe, was completely ruined when she discovered house music in her hometown of Champaign, IL just 2 hours south of Chicago. This location might help describe the how or why behind this unique genre bending blend that Phlip brings to the dancefloor. Perhaps it was the proximity to Chicago that let house music make its influence, but the distance that allowed her the freedom to eventually welcome other sounds into her mix. Her sets posses this fun lets-not-forget-this-is-dance-music feeling and simultaneously keeps you guessing as to what might come next. Her collection spans house, tech house, deep house, techno, random bleeps, and special bloops. In 2005 she won 'Beauty and the Beats', a national DJ competition help by BPM magazine, that lead to a tour with DJ Rap, Colette, and Reid Speed. Since then she has made a name for herself as a DJ in Chicago and now as DJ-slash-Producer in San Francisco.

 

On her first release for dirtybird, "J" has created a track that is both intricate and massive. A wall of devastating bass anchors Rumble Rumble's assault, bolstered by an effervescent rhythmic net of popcorn snaps, soda cans popping open, and seductive whispers and giggles at the very edge of audibility. She has been a pivotal part of Chicago's electronic music community for many years and has since secured a residency at San Francisco's infamous Endup nightclub that is notoriously know for non-stop never-ending parties. Look out for J.Phlip's upcoming releases on Dotbleep, Alland Byallo's Nightlight Music, and of course more Dirtybird!

 

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.... and she needs to clean her room...

 

oh lord and she SRSLY needs to do her laundry...

 

You can download her promo mixes at her myspace page.

 

February 16, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

February 9, 2009

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

Dru will be bringin' out Mike 'Agent-X' Clark this month.

 

February 2, 2009

This week, Holt will hosted Manks who threw down a bumpin' house music session for us.

 

January 26, 2009

After 10 years in the Bay Area underground rave scene, at first just helping out and eventually graduating to full-blown organizing and promoting, in early 2005 AlixR finally decided to pursue his deep love of music and take up the art of DJing. Armed with a background in music theory and guitar, he was a quick study, and by 2006 was already getting booked to play such high-profile events as San Francisco's How Weird Street Faire and Southern California's infamous Moontribe full moon desert gatherings. Drawing on the myriad of genres that have moved him over the years, such as house, techno, psychedelic trance and downtempo, his eclectic nature makes him one of the most versatile DJs in the scene today.

 

Kirill is an up and coming Bay Area DJ with a hittin' sound. A resident of SF Pulse, a new event that's garnering much attention from the local scene, he's one to watch for 2009.

 

AlixR and Kirill have been dope enough to make their live set available for you to listen to!!

 

January 19, 2009

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

 

Since it was Martin Luther King day, he played an edit of Yes We Can by United House Artists that features portions of Martin Luther King's and Barak Obama's speeches.

January 12, 2009

 

Having Fun is not only DJ/Producer J Funk's first release on Jump recordings it is also an accurate description of what he is doing at any given time. Always armed with a big smile and hearty laugh this San Jose based artist has learned to channel his good vibe mentality into infectious house music. A DJ since the mid-nineties J-Funk paid his dues spinning everything from high-energy to hip-hop at house parties, school dances,and clubs. Inspired by House legends such as Garth and Mark Farina, in 2002 J-Funk decided to take on the roll of DJ/Producer full time. As his name would suggest J-Funk has been heavily influenced by the funky grooves of seventies Disco and R&B as well as the more contemporary funk of Bay Area artists such as Too Short and Digital Underground. His extensive mobile DJ and club experience have given him a keen sense of what will get the party people moving and according to J-Funk "that's what it's all about ".

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

 

January 05, 2009

DJ Vega Garcia is a local SF DJ that has played along side Joey Webb, Brian Salazar, and Paolo Dava at Remedy and other SF house events.

 

William the Monq is an up and coming local DJ back in the Bay area after spending a couple of years out of the US.

December 29, 2008

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

December 22, 2008

Your favorite KZSU Electronica DJs took over the station and gave you what you crave for 24 hours. December 22nd brought you the 16th semi-annual KZSU Dance Music Marathon.

 

December 15, 2008

Holt mixed live from 9-10AM and my guest, Joey Webb, worked the decks from 10-Noon. Born and raised in the Bay with a foundation for soul music - Joe Webb Sr. opened a local record store in the heart of Oakland in 1965, from whence thrived on music and found his outlets for expression through the dusty vinyl excavations provided to him at quite a young age.

 

As a founding member of the talented Housemen collective, a repeat resident at the sensational Remedy and Devotion events, its no wonder that Joey Webb was poised to bring something extra to dancefloors across the states. Now, a local headliner embraced by mega-clubs to the lounge scene and underground promoters, he is preparing his new musical advancements to come!

 

Access to rarefied funk and soul labels as a child brought on an intesified interest in movement and dance, which fused his body + soul sound. From hip hop, jazz, afro-haitan to improv house movements in wherehouse parties in the 90's, he united his passion to form the fledgling independent label, RanchoLoveLaser Productions. Although he is adaptable to the soulful house thread, his splash of flair lies in rhythmic song ranging from Brazilian, Cuban and Afro-Haitian to nu-jazz and hip-hop and anything vibrant in between, which will be reflected in the eclectic sound of the Rancho releases in 2009.

 

Rancho releases will see a range of music following minimal house trends with a nu-jazz exploration. A gathering of music that is intellectually enjoyable and outside the box. Although he has a method of combining irregular bossa nova with newer club hits, his charisma is his ability to bring these ideas together and present them to his audience in a unique and energetic manner, which is how he maintains steady bookings throughout California and Texas, and most importantly, a steady following among dancers and music lovers. RanchoLoveLaser will be a debut that is expected to receive a following from listeners, dancers, producers and dj's that are interested in mixing body and mind.

 

With only about 8 years experience, Joey is merely at the jumping off point of his career, holding residencies across Texas and California, and continues to be in wide demand. Consistently advancing with his last 5 well-received CD releases including a Remedy headline set, live, "The Loft", "That Night Chill" , Live at Fuse and the "Mid-Afternoon" series, there is much more to be expected of this bright newcomer. Stay tuned!

December 8, 2008

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Arturo Garces has been surrounded by dance music his entire life. The son of a serious collector of funk, soul and disco records, Arturo grew up listening to the roots of house music. These early influences are evident in his works as a DJ and producer today.

 

Interested in making his own music, Arturo got hold of a sampler in 1995 and hasn't looked back since. He has releases on both established & strictly underground labels (Subliminal, Jump, Plush, Trax Cafe and Audio Abuse to name a few).

 

With a solid collection of tracks, Arturo's music has helped define the unique and emerging Silicon Valley sound. This approach blends the driving, beat-laden beauty of techno with the soulful, deep melodies of house. He has had many collaborations & releases with fellow South Bay artists, including Lucas Rodenbush, Mustafa, Alonso Ordonez, Mattski, Derek Scott, Spun & Chris Jackson.

 

A DJ since age 15, Arturo has played throughout the U.S. & regularly spins in the Bay Area. He was a resident at Funky Tekno Tribe's monthly, "Organic", and was a member of FTT's "2000 Generations Tour". Other DJs on the tour included DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, Barry Weaver, Graeme, Hector Cardenas, Jeno, DJ Mea, DJ Sneak, DJ Rap, Mark Farina, John Acquaviva, Dean Coleman, Supa DJ Dimitry, Mr. C, and Evil Eddie Richards.

 

Arturo also helped form Trees 'N Beats, an annual weekend camp out, north of San Francisco. During the summers of 2000 and 2001, Trees 'N Beats brought together many local talented DJs and special guest for a weekend of relaxation and celebration. With his hard work, dedication and passion for dance music, Arturo is definitely one to watch.

 

Arturo has been dope enough to make his live set available for you to listen to!!

 

December 1, 2008

Emilio Orlandi has been making it happen in the local scene since before he managed the Basement in downtown Oakland. As he's moved from a member of the bay area music underground to label owner of Mouth to Mouth recordings, Emilio has continued to stay in touch with the developing techno sound that is powering a resurgence in electronic music. Mouth to Mouth Recordings is an edgy San Francisco based label with it's ear on everything from minimal electro tech to heady disco laden romps. Couple this with his taste in techno, house, roots dub, new wave, funk, jazz, hiphop, disco, minimal, acid house, rock, and classical music and you have a winning recipe for dope-ass sets.

 

Kenneth Scott makes small-scale techno with large sonic concerns. Recording under his Eutactic moniker with Auralism label head Jason Short and under his own name for friend Alland Byallo's Nightlight Music, Scott takes cues from early Warp records, Matthew Dear's acid experimentation as Audion, and minimal-minded composers like Philip Glass and Arvo Part. The results eye the "minimal" label with suspicion, combining techy snares, reptilian synths, and subtle layers of melody into something melodic, funky, and emotional -- uncategorizable and catchy as hell, just how Scott likes it. "I think that trance really ruined melodies and arpeggios for everyone," he says, "and only now are people a bit more open to it."

 

Scott was raised in a small, rural Iowa town, where he nursed an obsession with dance music while exploring its tiny scene. He learned a bit of every instrument he could get his hands on, while DJing his first house parties with his father's old turntable, a portable CD player, and a Radio Shack mixer. Scott's been honing his craft in the years since, running San Francisco's successful Binary party, DJing alongside Pan Pot, Lee Curtiss, and Argenis Brito, and creating music with collaborators Jason Short, Alland Byallo, and Emilio Orlandi. Now he's ready to open the floodgates. "I want to create dance-floor friendly, funky, jacking, sonically dexterous, soulful music," he says. "I want to make a crowd tear up, as well as pump their fists."

 

His release on Blipswitch Digital, "WmP" just dropped on November 12th with remixes by j. rogers, coalition of the killing, and djunya. His release for Nightlight Music, "The Business" with remixes by Alland Byallo and Clint Stewart will be out mid December. He is also a resident for a new monthly event thrown by Auralism and Blipswitch called Aural Therapy. He'll opening in December for Touane, Mikael Stavostrand, Rift, and Alland Byallo at Paradise Lounge in SF.

November 24, 2008

DJ Suite has been a part of the KZSU dance music story as he started out playing on the Big Love Show with Jack. His smooth style and track selection meld and blend beats as he makes vinyl dance under his fingers. You can catch more of DJ Suite on his weekly online show on deepmix.fm. If you want to say what's up, hit him up on his Myspace.

 

Holt mixed from 9AM-10AM and DJ Suite mixed from 10AM-Noon.

November 17, 2008

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

November 10, 2008

After a long, long break from dj'ing, the "scene", touring, producing, Paul Leath has returned to make another impact on the world of dance music. In his experiences learning the industry and making connections, long lasting friendships, he am kicking off random events in the Bay Area, concentrating on bringing out dj's from all parts of the globe. The objective of this return to his love of dj'ing and music is to continue to enjoy every moment and keep pushing the norm. It's time to kick some ass and ask questions later.... The ride is and will be should be fun!!!! Stay Tuned and check out his new monthly on first fridays at 222 Hyde, Leathal...

 

Dru Deep plays records, make beats, and designs designs designs. Dru has been playing records since he was a young lad. House is Dru's #1 love. With all the diiferent styles nowadays he hates to label himself as "just a house DJ". He plays oldschool hip hop, disco, electro--versatile is Dru's middle name.

November 3, 2008

DJ Vega Garcia is a local SF DJ that has played along side Joey Webb, Brian Salazar, and Paolo Dava at Remedy and other SF house events.

 

William the Monq is an up and coming local DJ back in the Bay area after spending a couple of years out of the US.

October 27, 2008

This week Holt did a three hour set. Oontz, oontz!!!

October 20, 2008

Otherworld is bringin' the beats this week. This is the true story of twenty-five (or so) ruffians in black hoodies, picked to live together in a raw warehouse affording little fresh air and sunlight, and find out what happens when people stop being polite and start...doing Other things. The Otherworld! We dance, laugh, cheer, cry, scream, cook, bond, create, & beautify.

 

Mike Sims is co-owner of Oaklyn Records. Oaklyn is getting support for their artist Azeems latest release on MTVU.

 

After 10 years in the Bay Area underground rave scene, at first just helping out and eventually graduating to full-blown organizing and promoting, in early 2005 AlixR finally decided to pursue his deep love of music and take up the art of DJing. Armed with a background in music theory and guitar, he was a quick study, and by 2006 was already getting booked to play such high-profile events as San Francisco's How Weird Street Faire and Southern California's infamous Moontribe full moon desert gatherings. Drawing on the myriad of genres that have moved him over the years, such as house, techno, psychedelic trance and downtempo, his eclectic nature makes him one of the most versatile DJs in the scene today.

 

Erik is Graphic designer, carpenter, record player, West Coast BBQ dominator with an event you need to be at: Los Deepness every 2nd Sunday at the Oasis here in the town, 135 12th St. Dubdiscoreggaehouse madness and free carne asada as always...