The Pirate DJs & Personal Touch Present
CREAM OF BEAT REUNION PARTY 2013 FEAT. SPECIAL ED & THE WHORIDAS LIVE
Mind Motion, Ivan, Rolo 1-3, Dark Money, Apollo, Fuze, DJ D-Sharp, Big Von, Shortkut, DJ 4Real
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Cream of Beat
DJ Mind Motion of the legendary Pirate DJs, formerly at 106.1 KMEL, is now back on-air with Chuy Gomez weekdays on the new Hot 105.7 from 3pm to 7pm has been “Rockin’ The Party” for 20 years strong in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
From his early start breakdancing with the Mind Motion Crew in the early 80s, to movin’ the crowd with his brother DJ EFX, DJ Mind Motion was destined to become a Hip-Hop & DJ pioneer.
Mind Motion has been spinnin' the records for sometime. He picked up his first turntables when he was 13 years old, and soon after started playing house parties, birthdays and weddings. After he mastered that format he moved onto a bigger and broader audience of schools and big hall dances. His first big gig was at a club called the "Nightbreak" in San Francisco. After that, everything fell into place for this talented DJ. His first branded party was called "Mothership
Connection" which gave him the foundation to have a part in creating the world famous "Cream of Beat" Parties. This was the party of all parties. It was mandatory for all artists who came through the Bay Area to attend “Cream of Beat”. Anybody who’s anybody broke ground at the “Creamery”, 2Pac, Redman, Wu-Tang are just some of the alumni.
Mind Motion is part founder and a member of the crew called the "Pirate DJs" and currently is the resident DJ for Chuy Gomez in the Morning on 106.1 KMEL from 5:30am – 10am. In the club world, DJ Mind Motion is NOTORIOUS for his "gifted" ability to get the crowd hyped whether by playing the hottest hits, breaking new music or taking you
back to the old school. DJ Mind Motion has mastered the science of rocking a party, as well as, handling crowd control business on the mic. In 2001 he won the West Coast DJ of the YEAR from RPM Marketing.
Throughout the years (from the early 90s to the present) DJ Mind Motion has always been a key factor in the Bay Area DJ scene. His musical expertise and tireless dedication to the culture has led Mind Motion and the Pirate DJ Crew to be known throughout the world. This includes every conceivable facet of djing you can imagine. You name a
club; He has promoted it. You name a backyard party; He has rocked it. Djing in front of 40,000; He's done it. Plain and simple, Mind Motion can easily claim to be one of the most-respected, hardest-working djs in the business.
A skilled entertainer and triple threat, D Sharp can produce, DJ and rock his own mic. His passion for music coupled with diligence, has gained him attention from industry professionals, and to move with the best of the best. Whether touring the world with acclaimed artists, producing albums and orchestrating mixtapes, or DJing for hungry party-goers, his love for music shines through all his projects and has awarded him success on all fronts.
D Sharp is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but his music has echoed across the world. As a DJ, he has toured with the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Outkast, Common, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Pharrell, Wu Tang Clan, and Jurassic 5. He started DJing professionally at the ambitious age of 15 and kept focused through the late 90's having played in almost every venue in the Bay Area. In '99 he connected with an old friend, Lateef Daumont, with Quannum Projects, who brought D Sharp's awaiting talent into the spotlight, and since he has DJed for almost every Quannum act, including Blackalicious, Gift of Gab, Lifesavas, Latyrx and Lyrics Born. His experience with Quannum Projects allowed him to tour the world and become the primary tour DJ for Lauryn Hill, Clyde Carson, Mike Patton (Peeping Tom), Planet Asia, and Goapele. He also played as an integral member of the group Flipsyde. Flipsyde, is a Bay Area based group, whom came together in 2003 and shortly after released their major-label debut, "We the People," which received positive reviews. To add kudos, Flipsyde's first single, "Someday," was chosen as NBC's theme song for the 2006 Winter Olympics. The Band has appeared on Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and The Soul Train as well as toured with the Black Eyed Peas and the Pussycat Dolls.
As a producer, D Sharp's trained ear and experience lends invaluable insight. His latest stint is collaborating with Bay Area artists Mr. Town, Tony Vic, and Nerve, all honing their unique style, testifying D sharp can morph and support different project needs. He has also worked on mixtapes with singer, Jennifer Johns and Grammy nominated MC Lateef the Truth Speaker with Quannum Projects.