Opel presents: DJ Dan at Monarch

It's tough to say more about DJ Dan than what is most likely known by just about any dance music fan that has ever taken interest in the genre. Just take a look at what some other legends have said:

"Dan is a pivotal ingredient to live DJing and production, a real teacher to all."-DJ Sneak

"The thing I love about Dan is that he's always had a funky spirit and he always pushes the elements of music."-Carl Cox

To those who still may not know all that much on Dan, we'll help you out from under that rock. As you can tell from just a bit of the praise from musical icons DJ Dan has received, our West Coast bred friend has been around the block a few times (and turning heads all the while). Music has been forever entrenched in Dan's life, having garnered a superior record collection at the age of 8 that would give Amoeba Records a run for its money. Starting his professional musical career with some smaller clubs in Seattle and then Los Angeles, DJ Dan had a rise to recognition in the dance music community that could be considered meteoric. Forming the Funky Techno Tribe in 1993, DJ Dan fused together breakbeat, house, dub, and techno to create a sound that later was fittingly crowned, "West Coast House". And with renowned tracks like "Needle Damage", and remixes for everyone from Depeche Mode to Duck Sauce, Dan's production prowess is undeniable. The journey that Dan's talents have taken him on could go on for pages and pages. He has played alongside the likes of fellow legends from Carl Cox to John Digweed with a mission of making club goers unable to fight the urge to dance the night away.

And it's not just party goers and fellow DJ's who bow down to Dan, the press have drooled over his music. DJ Mag named DJ Dan the #1 House DJ in 2006 while Urb Magazine named him "America's Favorite DJ" and "America's Hardest Working DJ" while he was also DJ Time's 'America's Best DJ' 2014 Top Ten Finalist. The media has never been more accurate. But one of the proudest moments could be said when THUMP warned partygoers to 'never fuck with DJ Dan' much like one unfateful attdendant did this year in Baltimore to which Dan had the most powerful of responses.

Dan's widely renowned Los Angeles based label Instereo Recordings,has further etched his name into dance music's core. With TJR, Phunk Investigation, Wolfgang Gartner, DJ PP, DJ Sneak, Hatiras, and DJ Dan being amongst the many artists featured on the Instereo Recordings, the label is hard to ignore in the industry. Dan also has releases on Toolroom, Pacha Recordings, Ultra, Guesthouse, Work, XL Recordings, Magnetic, Rising, and many others.

In 2014 Dan shows no signs of slowing down. His EDC set was rated as one of the best sets of the weekend by DJOYBEAT.com as well as Magnetic Mag. Similar buzz had Insomniac President/ CEO Pasquale Rotella chiming in:

"We go back since the early 90′s and he DJ'd some of my first warehouse parties. He's an LA underground staple and music legend."

And if that wasn't enough, in the recent major dance music poll 'America's Best DJ', DJ Dan clocked in at #9 in a extremely competitive field; beating out some of the largest names in electronic music.

As this dance music world continues to evolve, it is safe to say that DJ Dan will continue to be one of its strongest voices and most powerful influencers.

Syd is one of the longest running fun creators in the Bay Area dance music and underground arts scene. He's been called a "Renaissance man of the West Coast scene", and with good reason. The founder of the legendary Opulent Temple collective, best known for their premierre sound stage at Burning Man, Board Member and key producer of the San Francisco LovEvolution event (formerly known as LoveFest & Love Parade), founder of Opel Productions, throwing club events and 'parties with purpose' in San Francisco for 10+ years, a child psychologist with a Doctorate in transpersonal psychology, a music producer, blogger on social issues, and of course - a DJ.

On the DJ tip, Syd is one of the West Coast's top talents, consistently being voted in the Top 10 San Francisco Dream Team poll, and playing the biggest events in California party land. Playing a versatile range of electro house breaks, and tech funk,, he's been personally tapped to open and close for the varied likes of Underworld, Moby, Tiesto, Stanton Warriors, Armin Van Burren, and the list goes on. Syd knows what to do in any situation to bring the universal vibe of dance music. His debut single 'Who Are You' on Groove Quest, recently cracked the crowded Top 30 electro house chart on Beatport. His sets are known for walking the fine line between the gritty and the pretty, and he has a musical range seldom seen in party land.

Kimba is a fresh face and has been gracing the decks with her warrior-like presence throughout California from her home in San Francisco throughout the West coast from San diego to Seattle and everywhere in between. Kimba brings a sound best described as Elegant Warrior Breaks, Drum&Bass & Techno ~ a fusion of Sweet and Heavy sounds programmed to take you on a journey through every mix. She brings deep dark basslines intertwined with melodic and musical themes to touch a cord in every dancer. Kimba always finds a way to incorporate the musical and instrumental nature of her first
influences from Deep House into the heavy forces of bass, breakbeats, drum&bass and even techno. Getting people onto the dancefloor and seeing smiling, dancing people is really what makes her happy to be a DJ.

1Accord - DJ/Producer duo

$15.00 - $25.00

Off Sale

Keeping our launch into 2017 with great friends and legendary talents, we welcome back one of the God fathers of all things house music with DJ Dan (In Stereo). It's been too long since we got to rock it with Dan, who's ability to keep a dance floor vibe going stong from one mix to the next has few peers. And what's making this treat extra sweet is we're doing this show in the intimacy of Monarch to keep our vibe tight and the funky!

DJ Dan
djdan.com / In Stero
DJ Dan & Friends tour
facebook.com/DJDanMusic

Syd Gris
Opel / Opulent Temple
facebook.com/sydgris
soundcloud.com/syd-gris

Kimba
(Opel / Poison Promise)

1Accord
DJ/Producer duo
1AccordDJs.com

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