Justin Jay (Dirtybird / Culprit), Sepehr (Anabatic / Tech Dolphin)
Hi-Tem, Peter C
101 6th St
San Francisco, California (CA), 94103
This event is 21 and over
Justin Jay (Dirtybird / Culprit)
Justin stumbled into the world of house music at the age of 8 with Daft Punk's Discovery, after studying classical piano for several years. He got his first big break in 2010 when he won a DJ contest sponsored by DJ Mag. Justin was invited to play at the 2010 DJ Mag Top 100 party in London, opening for Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand and others, but could not perform because he was under 18. Off the momentum from the contest, Justin landed an apprenticeship at Atlantic Records with DJ Frank E working on dance-infused pop and hip-hop. With a true calling for groovey deep house and raunchy tech, Justin is back to making all sorts of strange electronic music within the underground scene of the industry.
Sepehr's first encounter with humanity was when a confused Japanese fisherman had to untangle his limbs from a fishing net. The first vinyl he purchased was at age 4: Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing. The inherent soul of that vinyl let Sepehr find his inner nature, and he tamed a dolphin for the first time at the age of 5. Inspired by the squeaks and sirens of dolphins, he connected pots and pans to Ableton by age 6 and began producing at 9000bpm. This lead to back-to-back 16 hour sets with German classmate Franz in 1st grade on the school jungle gym. As years passed, the general debauchery of the 90's and the Bay Area's hedonistic hyphy movement set Sepehr up with much inspiration for his future in music.
In 2005 at the age of 15, Sepehr first met a scruffy young Vulcan named Ardalan. Also known at the time as "The Godfather", Ardalan bestowed upon Sepehr a new perspective for what is possible with about 8,880 less BPM. Frolicking the days away with a hackeysack and Magda in the earbuds, this Vulcan helped Sepehr lay the true foundation of his musical endeavors. Sooner than later, they were drawn to the San Francisco scene where they would then be exposed to the 808-fueled Dirtybird BBQs. Embracing this sound, Sepehr dove into the deepest depths of the SF underground and experienced an evocative psychedelic metamorphosis at a now defunct legendary venue lost among the warehouses of San Francisco.
With all of this arcane musical knowledge accumulated and flowing through his veins, Sepehr stepped up his creative vision and drive in producing the tracks he released. After dropping a track that was supported by the likes of Claude VonStroke, Sascha Robotti, Justin Martin, Danny Daze, Catz n' Dogz, Noir, Pezzner, Tom Budden and more, the exposure of Sepehr's sound soared and more and more people are now paying attention to what is sure to follow. We've yet to see the full spectrum of Sepehr's abilities, and we can all expect to witness his plethora of inspirations and ideas coming together to shake dancefloors for years to come alongside his seabound friends and family, Tech Dolphin.
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