CRUSH: Minnesota, Pumpkin, JPOD + Fista Cuffs
Pumpkin, JPOD the Beat Chef, Fista Cuffs, Zeb Early, Slayers Club, Ma Yeah
119 Utah St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
Christian Bauhofer, known by his fans as his party crushing alter ego Minnesota, is a producer and DJ heralding from Santa Cruz, CA that has been lighting up venues across the country with his frantic energy and pounding bass. At 23 years old, Minnesota has recently spent his time touring with acts such as Big Gigantic and Paper Diamond while artists like Bassnectar and PANTyRAID have been incorporating his tracks into their sets. "Quickly becoming a staple in my sets," commented Bassnectar when discussing the use of Minnesota's track "Push It". "Perfect for when I need a track that is epic and churning but also melodically hyped."
Minnesota's goal seems simple; to release diverse productions that can win over any crowd. The support of his management team, agency, and some of the world's greatest artists can only attribute to his hunger for more time spent on the road and in the studio. To those that haven't had the opportunity to see Minnesota perform, just wait until his tour rolls out this summer. To put it lightly, Minnesota is a name to watch. For Minnesota, the future is bright as he spends his time producing new tracks and finds himself playing more events than ever. If you haven't heard about him until now, know that Minnesota is a name to watch.
Pumpkin is not like other DJs. He isn't bound by genre, tempo or playing the latest and hottest tracks. Instead, he finds a familiar thread in songs from multiple genres, styles, and eras, and weaves them into a sound that is all his own.
After starting his first band in 5th grade, and playing on the Sunset strip before he was old enough to drive, it wasn’t until 2004 that he discovered house music and began the process of transitioning from musician to DJ. In 2006 he was asked to join the LA based DJ and underground event crew Pocket Underground, and since then has become a mainstay at some of the largest, most innovative festivals in the country, including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Art Outside & EDC.
Pumpkin's quirky remixes of familiar classics create a sense of dance floor sentimentality that crowds revel in. From Peter Gabriel to The Muppets, Blind Melon to folk songstress Tina Dico, Pumpkin digs deep when selecting a song to remix and reinterpret.
Equally at home in a dark warehouse, a packed nightclub, or sunrise at an outdoor festival, Pumpkin is a master at reading the crowd and adjusting his unique selection to turn any dance floor into a big ol' puddle of lovesauce.
JPOD the Beat Chef
JPOD’s signature sound combines dropkick drums, bobblehead bass and intelligent instrumentation that uniquely represents the flowering West-Coast Canada flavor.
With highly original productions, remixes and an innovative DJ style, JPOD’s live performances never fail to impress listeners and dancers alike, invariably creating an army of smiling faces.
In addition JPOD runs a cutting-edge digital label called Swing Set Sounds which is aimed not only at providing great music but also various tools for new wave producers and remix DJs.
Having toured in Western Canada, Australia and West Coast US at both clubs and festivals, JPOD continues to energetically spread his sound to all open ears.
One of the most dominating groups of the underground west coast music scene is Fista Cuffs, an electronic music duo based out of San Francisco, California that produces Moombahton, Trap and other Bass music.
Fista Cuffs has its roots in Moombahton, a genre that they got into early, carving out their style as a grittier, Dubstep inspired Moombahcore. DJz.com called them “Pioneers of the hard-hitting Moombahcore genre,” adding, “power duo Fista Cuffs bring the heat,” and Moombah+ called them "One of our favorite groups doing Moombahcore." While making a name for themselves in Moombah, Fista Cuffs used their unique Moombahcore sound to generate radio show performances with Kid Cedek, ETC!ETC! and Sazon Booyah, and live performances with the likes of Nadastrom, Designer Drugs, and Dieselboy; they even had an international television debut, when DJ Pauly D played “Fortress” on the Fox Teen Choice Awards.
Zeb Early is a Memphis-born, California-based DJ/Producer/Musician/Emcee who brings uplifting vibes to any audience or project. Rooted in funk & soul music with a deep understanding of bass-heavy Reggae, Dancehall, Hip-hop and Dubstep; there's is no pinning this guy down.
He fronts the legendary 70's throwback group Mama's Cookin' and The Meters Tribute band Funky Miracle, and is also lead guitarist for Peter Joseph Burtt & The King Tide.
As of late Early has been focusing on studio production with a slew of artists and was recently featured on Love & Light's latest record "Intergalactic Booty Activation".
His DJ Set is a mix of originals and personal favorites with focus on melodic bass lines, analog synths and heavy 808 kicks. Heavily influenced by Memphis style Crunk hip-hop such as Three Six Mafia and 8 Ball & MJG, most of Early's tracks have a certain southern, trunk smashing quality he grew up hearing. Add some reggae acapellas, creative mixes and blends, samples, effects, rock & roll sensibility with classic R&B and you get an idea of what the dudes going for.
As of recent Zeb has shared the stage w/ acts like Mimosa, Jansten, David Starfire, Salva, B. Bravo, Heyoka, Vibesquad, Ana Sia, Nit Grit, Bogl, RD, Chris B. Deekline, Star Eyes, Love & Light.
Early weaves in and out of styles with smiles and grace. Whether dropping old-school 45's or bangin club crushers, Zeb always delivers the swagger and it's always rooted in feel good music. Catch him solo, with Lo-Fi 13 or Bass Heavy DJ's.
What is now known as Slayers Club began as a weekly party in San Francisco’s Mission District in 2008 and quickly got out of hand. With deep roots in bass music, this collaborative collective of DJs, vocalists, VJs and all-around creative types throws a hell of a party and would love to meet you.
San Francisco-based DJ, producer, promoter who loves house (especially french house and disco house) and rap music.
He has played at Mighty, Monarch, Public Works, Madrone, Blondie's, The Missouri Lounge, The Night Light, The Cellar, Milk, Bar on Church (RIP), Ghost Ship Halloween, and on the Janky Barge.