Manic Mondays : The Whooligan, DJ Mei-Lwun
101 6th St
San Francisco, California (CA), 94103
This event is 21 and over
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.
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.