Soulection Presents: The Sound of Tomorrow
Joe Kay, Andre Power, Abjo
Mikos Da Gawd, The Whooligan
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Joe Kay is the co-founder of the promising LA based record label, radio show and niche collective Soulection. As the head A&R, Joe oversees 30+ artists and does a weekly 3-hour broadcast from Kbeach (Cal State University, Long Beach) that was named one of the best Mixcloud shows of 2011 and 2012. He has support from thousands worldwide and backing from pioneers such as Dam Funk, Ginuwine, Lefto, Plastician, Eric Coleman and many more. With Soulection in his hands, it is only time in between that is preventing Joe and the team from reaching major levels that he always envisioned.
Andre Power, has a diverse approach to creative endeavors – he takes on every new project with an open mind and heart. This method and logic translates seamlessly into his musical and visual arts by capturing the essence in each idea helping telling a larger story around it through various creative mediums. Veteran painter, illustrator and photographer, Mr. Power transfers his graceful aesthetic it into sounds through his own productions, re-edits, mixtapes and live sets, and is quickly gaining the attention of conscious consumers of the musical arts worldwide.
Mikos Da Gawd
Born and raised in the city of San Francisco, Mikos Da Gawd has been exposed to many different cultures and musical styles since he was a young buck. Having produced for local San Francisco Hip Hop acts such as Watsky, A-1, and 40Love since before he was a legal adult, Mikos is now pursuing solo DJ/Producer endeavors as well. Combining elements of Hip Hop, Pop, Soul, Electronic, and Dance music from numerous decades, his sets are sure to leave dance floors satisfied all over the map.
Born and bred in the Bay Area, DJ/Producer Julio Galvez aka "The Whooligan" is a rising tastemaker known for his love and dedication to music. Genres are not barriers for him, any language, culture or philosophy that resonates with the young visionary is fair game for inclusion. This type of diversity and variety has made The Whooligan a trusted source of insight and ground breaking music for parties, brands, labels and communities. The love for music began in his teens, but when he got a chance to work at the famed Amoeba Records, The Whooligan began constantly meeting new people and hearing new sounds. This naturally expanded and deepened his skills as a DJ and soon big homies like J-Boogie of J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science were encouraging him to keep rocking. Throwing his first party before he was legal, The Whooligan started rapidly gaining the respect of his local peers and was eventually getting booked to play alongside people he admired. Soon, news of this precocious talent spread far out and by his early 20's The Whooligan was being tapped by MTV to go on the road for extensive periods of time, opening up for then-new artists like Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco. That experience forced him to become an adaptable selector, able to gauge an audience quickly and spin virtually all styles of music. Today, The Whooligan is a vital part of the Bay Area's music culture. His undeniable passion for his craft and his relentless work ethic have gained him fans worldwide. The Whooligan's workstation looks different everyday. One day he may be locked in his studio meticulously crafting musical Monet's and genre-defying mixes and the next, spinning classic cuts alongside some of the world's hottest DJ's. He's appeared on Mark Farina's Mushroom Jazz 7 and recorded with artists including Zion-I, The Park, Black Spade, Colossus, Jesse Boykins III and more. In 2009 his creativity and audacity as a DJ landed him one of the top 10 DJ sets at the Winter Music Conference in Miami along with heavy hitters like Rich Medina and Lil' Jon. He's performed at Outside Lands, SXSW, The Fillmore Jazz Festival and supported acts like Jazzanova, Daz-I-Kue, Jazzy Jeff, J. Rocc, Vikter Duplaix and tons more. Established brands like Microsoft, Sony, Island Def Jam and Myspace have sought out his services. The Whooligan is also a founding member of the critically acclaimed electronic soul group 40Love, who just released their"Dreams Don't Sleep"(2012) project and have already garnered attention from NBC, URB, Okayplayer and more. Whether blending two records in a new way or creating an original one of his own, the running thread in all his work is The Whooligan's passion for music and the people he spins it for. Truly a mix of the music, culture and people he's been exposed to, The Whooligan has his ear, and his heart, in the right place.