Common Ground with Steve Loria (Bang The Drum / LA), Andre Lucero (Fiction)

Steve Loria

West coast legendary DJ, considered by most as one of the driving forces responsible for the start of the Los Angeles electronic music scene and an integral part in the development of the West Coast house scene as a whole.

For the last 19 years Steve has traveled the globe playing along side many of the world’s premier djs in many of the world’s top clubs.

Steve has headlined countless of legendary clubs and events such as, Together as One, Bang the Drum, EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), Unlock the House, By the People, The Gathering, and Freedom Festival. His most extraordinary moments include a 5 hour sunrise set overlooking the Pyramids of Teotihuacan in Mexico City, spinning techno-house tunes to a massive crowd inside the Brooklyn Bridge, and who could forget his wicked 4 hour set in the middle of the Nevada Desert, for Desert Move Las Vegas. Steve Loria never stops expanding his sound, embracing the future, and respecting the past.

Andre Lucero

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) 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.

The sound: warm, spacey, funky, soulful.

Aside from his current affiliations with Wax Candy and Fiction, André has recently played for Bionic, Go BANG!, lil brthr, Werd and White Label, to name a few.

Currently he is working on remix projects and building a new studio as well as a concept mix set, "Spheres". Stay tuned.

Joey Alaniz

Fil Latorre

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.



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Common Ground with Steve Loria (Bang The Drum / LA), Andre Lucero (Fiction) with Joey Alaniz, Dino Velvet, Fil Latorre, Greg Yuen

Thursday, September 5 · 9:00 PM at Monarch