Chris Karns aka DJ Vajra at Manic Mondays
101 6th St
San Francisco, California (CA), 94103
This event is 21 and over
2013 Vh1 Master of the Mix Finalist ~ 2011 DMC USA & World Champion ~ 3x Red Bull Thre3style Winner ~ Few artists who identify as a producer and DJ have as impressive a resume as Chris Karns. Trusted by some of the biggest names in music to set the stage on fire with his blazing turntable skills, Karns is following up a World DMC Championship title with a starring role on VH1's "Master of the Mix" and a packed schedule of party rocking. Karns has enjoyed an undeniable reputation long-sealed by his on stage and in studio work with some industry heavyweights like Yelawolf, Bun B., Kid Rock, Paul Wall, Bassnectar and Travis Barker. This is not a man who gets on iTunes, downloads a few hits and calls it a day, but rather an accomplished master of his craft.
At a time when the word "DJ" no longer carries with it the weight of a once vibrant vinyl culture, it's a relief there are passionate and talented artists like Chris. Since his early days inspired by his musician father and learning to scratch on a $20 belt-drive turntable, he's rocked countless overseas and American tours, and has played everywhere from Los Angeles to New York, London to Tokyo, and everywhere in between. Since being honored with the highest possible battle title and becoming DMC World Champion, Karns is now known as one of the fastest scratchers and beat jugglers in the game, incorporating drum machines and other components into sets stacked with raw energy. When he's in front of insatiable crowds weaving together a versatile set of hip-hop, house, trap and more, Karns obviously a natural entertainer who's set the bar high for himself and his contemporaries.
Take a look back over the last 20 years of San Francisco DJ culture and Mei-Lwun's name continues to pop up at the forefront of many music movements. From humble early 90's Santa Cruz beach raves and San Francisco warehouse parties through Soulstice and his now classic mashups in the early '00 to todays technologically advance live remixing style of djing, Mei-Lwun has managed not only to stay relevant but to push the envelop of djing, dance music and technology.
House, Hip-Hop, Indy or all of the above and everything in between Dj Mei-Lwun has played with Djs and musicians like Calvin Harris, Mix Master Mike, Karmin, Pharsyde, Dj AM, LL Cool J, Grand Master Flash, B.O.B., Block Party, Gym Class Heros, Biz Markie, Them Jeans, Spyder, Paul Okenfold and more. Left to his own devices Mei-Lwun will weave together epic long dj sets that mix together a bit of everything keeping the crowd not only partying but on their toes.
If you are in the Bay area be sure to check out MANIC MONDAYS where Dj Mei-Lwun and special guest djs from around the world play mixed bag music to an even more mixed crowd. Always a packed house and truly representative of San Francisco and Mei-Lwun's diverse musical tastes.