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.
Booming 808s fueled the day parties and weekend festivals spread across the San Francisco Bay Area that were Sepehr's stomping grounds. Driven by a desire to better understand this energy, he would dive deep into the underground culture of warehouses and sweaty basements pulsing to the beat of an even more evocative sound.
With this new world came a swell of knowledge that evolved Sepehr's sonic understanding. Intertwining this new foundation with past influences ranging from hip hop to post-hardcore allowed him to construct a sound all his own. His productions and DJ sets have synthesized the subtle nuances of minimal, the primal atmosphere of techno, and the ghetto sleaze of booty.
Sepehr has found his place whether it be on one of countless top 10 charts compiled by world class artists or on a festival stage in South America. His plethora of inspirations and ideas have already caused heads to turn globally, and will come together to shake dance floors for years to come alongside his seabound friends and family, Tech Dolphin.
NICK WILLIAMS LIKES HIS MUSIC LIKE HE LIKES HIS FOOD. HE KNOWS WHAT WORKS: A LITTLE SWEET, A LITTLE SPICY, A PINCH OF SALT, AND MARINATED WITH EMOTION. MAJORLY INFLUENCED BY THE SOUNDS OF THE WEST COAST, NICK WILLIAMS ALWAYS COOKS UP WARM, SMOOTH, TASTY BEATS. AS A RECENT TRANSPLANT TO BERLIN VIA SAN FRANCISCO, HE IS CONTINUING TO MARRY HIS LOVE OF ALL THINGS TASTY AND GROOVY BOTH ON THE DANCEFLOOR AS WELL AS IN THE KITCHEN.
His roots stem began in Seattle, where he began DJing. With a fair helping of all things house, dub, minimal, funk, techno, breakbeat, and jazz, Nick always knew just the right combination of key ingredients to whip up gourmet delicacies. After moving to San Francisco, he seasoned his abilities and started producing parties, undergrounds, and podcasts with his WERD. project. On the flipside, his passion for food and wine has taken him throughout the world as a sommelier, fine dining server, and into restaurant management. Beginning in early 2007, he co-created WERD., a collective of like-minded individuals that love dance music more than girls love chocolate with a side of Crème Brûlée. As the sounds of electronic dance music changed over the years, together the WERD. crew has built one of the most promising Sunday night parties in San Francisco at Otis Lounge, and now at Monarch in their eighth year rocking out every week. You will be pleased to know that he has been concocting up his own flavors in the musical kitchen as well. One thing is for sure; once the technique has been perfected in the studio, watch out, he will be coming to a serve a main course near you. You will find that Nick's true calling is the creation of a total experience; substance, precision and presentation are part of the total package. Sit back, have an aperitif, and enjoy!
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