DJ heyLove*, Dion Decibels
1741 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA, 94612
This event is 21 and over
DJ heyLove* grew up in the Bay Area surrounded by different cultures, ethnicities, and art.
Influenced by all this diversity she developed a love for variety, which is reflected in her taste for music.
Attracted to different rhythms and how they make the mind, body, and soul feel, heyLove* is naturally drawn to artists from the past and present like Roy Ayers, Fela Kuti, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, J Dilla, Kanye West, AtJazz, Omar, & the Weeknd.
You'll hear jazz, R&B, downtempo, broken beat, house, reggae, afro beat and hip-hop in her collection. "There should be no genre lines in music", heyLove* explains her mixes reflect a "music head" who appreciates the finer melodies in life.
DJ heyLove* has shared the stage with artists such as the Robert Glasper Experiment, DaM-FunK, Slum Village, Dwayne Wiggins, Tony Touch, and Young Guru. Her music has created good vibes at places like Yoshi's Jazz Club SF, the Supperclub SF, Mua Restaurant and Lounge, Ozumo's, the People Oakland, and The Getty's Mansion. She specializes in sound design for events such as art gallery openings, fashion shows, wine tastings, and corporate/non-profit events. Her client list includes the Oakland Museum, Girls Inc. & Terri Vaughs's Take Wings Foundation.
DJ heyLove* is also apart of a duo with upright bassist David Arend, called the "B" Sessions, fusing an eclectic sound with a live instrument & 2 turntables. Arend & heyLove* can drop many genres of music and can create a chill lounge vibe as well as move a dance floor all night. The "B" Sessions has played for events such as the San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival on the Brooklyn Circus stage and the Castro Street Fair. The "B" Sessions performs as a monthly resident at Mua Restaurant Bar & Lounge every 1st Friday for the Downtown Oakland Art Murmur.
heyLove* is one of the resident DJ's and creators of "the People", dedicated to redefining night life by providing a soulful and eclectic experience through the cultivation of music, art, dance, fashion, cuisine, and community. For the past 5 years "the People" party gathers over 800 people each month to enjoy the music of resident and world renowned dj's, incredible live performances, local artists/vendors, delicious food, and a good time.
The People has booked special guests such as Daz-I-Kue, LeftO, Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, Bobbito, Boddhi Satva, Mark deClive-Lowe and Amp Fiddler. If your in the Bay Area looking for body moving music and fresh art come check out "the People" every 4th Saturday at the New Parish in downtown Oakland, CA.
Dion Decibels was born into music. With his father, a professional drummer, and his mother, a dancer, there was no shortage of musical influences around him as a child. Dion’s love for music elevated when he discovered turntables at his local boys and girls club. The ability to manipulate his favorite songs sparked an unstoppable love for his craft, and has led him to become a prominent force in
the Bay area music scene, with over ten years experience DJing, as well as working as a sound engineer, producer and teacher.
From Opera Houses to Theaters to Night Clubs across the country, there’s no environment untouchable to this dynamic DJ. Heavily influenced by rock & roll and Latin music from his youth, Dion Decibels seamlessly mixes soul, funk, hip hop, latin and house music into his own distinguishable, eclectic sound. Not only can you catch Dion rocking live sets, but you can also hear him spin on one of his many mixtapes, and on “ThinkBeat Radio”, a staple radio show in the Bay area every final Friday/Sat morning of the month 2-4am PST on 94.1FM kpfa & every Tuesday on www.alldayplay.fm 6-7pm PST. With additional beat making, studio mixing and recording experience, Dion’s skill set is limitless.