Sublevel gets Wicked feat. Doc Martin (HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOC!), Jeno, Garth, Markie, Sublevel live +
Sublevel gets Wicked feat. Doc Martin (HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOC!), Jeno, Garth, Markie, Sublevel live +
Jeno, DJ Garth, Markie Mark, Sublevel live, G-Dubbs, Koolaid, Maximus C
4067 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90019
Doors 10:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM (event ends at 4:00 AM)
Sublevel Music | Nervous Records | Classic | Music For Freaks | NRK | Moonshine | Shaboom | Siesta | Greyhound | Imperial Dub | Leaf | Sublevelcalifornia.com | Los Angeles, CA
Doc Martin's live sets truly bring people together and the variation in his style of music is virtually endless. What makes him so different from the rest? It's his unique ability to spin everything from deep house vocals that have so much depth and meaning to us all in some way and his funky tribal bass lines mixed with threads of acid; his passive collection of classics and rare records that are only to be heard at his gigs.
He has releases out on every major house music label such as; Sublevel Music, Nervous Records, Classic, Music For Freaks, NRK, Moonshine, Shaboom, Siesta, Greyhound, Imperial Dub, & Leaf, there is no doubt Doc Martin has developed the respect as a house DJ that so many of us admire. It is this respect that keeps him constantly touring, from New York to London, Japan and everywhere in between.
Doc has rocked dance-floors and played at venues and events like… Coachella Festival, Fabric (London), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Womb (Tokyo), Club Heaven (Seoul, Korea), Faith 10 Year Anniversary (Garden Festival), Trouw (Amsterdam), Secret Sundaze (London), Full Circle (UK), How Sweet it is, JuJu beats (Los Angeles), The End (London), Cielo (New York), Back to Basic (Leeds), Yellow (Japan), Pacha (New York), Viper Room (LA), Club 5 (DC), Sound Bar (Chicago), Santenera (Playa Del Carmen), Ghost Bar (Las Vegas), Club Minc (Dallas), Vinyl (Denver), La Sereta (Juarez), Ruby Skye (San Francisco), Twilo (New York), Sublevel (Los Angeles), Perfecto with Paul Oakenfold at The Palms (Las Vegas), The End Up (San Francisco), Kudeta (Bali), Café Del Mar (San Francisco), The Love Parade (San Francisco), Nocturnal Wonderland, (San Bernadino), DEMF (Detroit), Temple (San Francisco), Democratic Convention 2008 at Town Hall (Denver), PS1 (New York), Santa Fe Music Festival and Seven in Australia. DOC was also the featured artist on The Bassment Jaxx & Daft Punk tour Australian tour.
Fueled by an enigmatic mystique, DJ Jenö has remained one of San Francisco's most beloved and sought after DJs for over two decades. Developing a passionate love for music from an early age he spent several years as a punk musician & songwriter, before discovering djing and falling into the vibrant London warehouse party scene of the mid 80s. Once Acid House fever hit the UK, Jenö never looked back, becoming known for his heady Whoosh parties, and his involvement in the early days of the notorious Tonka Sound System.
Inspired by Tonka's cheeky f**k the rules attitude, and in search of a more psychedelic groove, Jenö, along with his British cohorts Garth, Markie & Thomas headed to San Francisco in the early 90s. This was the beginning of the now world renowned Wicked Crew, who were instrumental in firing up the SF dance music scene with their now legendary “Full Moon” parties. These wild & free outdoor gatherings were the foundation for an eclectic and soulful underground dance scene, and the driving force of the growing rave community on the West Coast.
By the mid 90s, Jeno's musical talents and commitment to the dance floor had helped inspire and define a new “San Francisco sound,” bringing international attention to the city's burgeoning dance music scene. With all eyes on San Francisco, DMC sought out Jenh's talents for a mix on their prestigious CD series, United DJs of America. Joining the ranks of legends Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Little Louie Vega and Doc Martin, he put together a mix of fresh local music and classic house sounds that helped put San Francisco firmly on the dance music map.
In 1995, he and the Wicked Crew took things to the next level, importing a custom made Tony Andrews designed Turbosound system from the UK. With Wicked very much in demand there was nothing else to do but hit the road, piling into a beautifully restored 1947 Grayhound bus with their own band of merry pranksters, delivering their soulful psychedelic sounds with a rock'n'roll attitude that took the U.S by storm. The touring continued through the late 90s, including some unforgettable stops at Burning Man, Reggae on the River, and even a Jane's Addiction concert in 2001.
As the new millennium approached, Jena took his talents to the studio and began producing his own unique take on dance music. He met all expectations with several remixes on fellow Wicked DJ Garth's Greyhound label, including the internationally acclaimed “Stormy Weather” remix of Rocket’s “People." This was followed by remixes on Cheeky, Turnaround Sound, NRK & others. Jenö’s production talents aren’t limited to the dance floor, having worked on some dark brooding indie music in recent years, and currently producing live acid house for his monthly "Cult of the Acid House" party.
In 2004, Wicked disbanded after 13 years of amazing collaboration. Undeterred Jenö and Garth have kept the spirit alive with their regular Back2Back appearances up and down the West Coast; a fun loving and boundary pushing musical romp through the last 40 years of dance music.
In 2011, Wicked reformed with a “Twenty Years of Disco Glory,” reunion tour encompassing 13 cities across the country. The success of the tour has put a vital missing piece back into the global dance community, and a newly inspired Wicked will be hitting the road again in 2012 and beyond.
Jenö’s mythical mixing talents have translated far and wide with a diverse international cult following. He has demonstrated these talents on the decks in the premier clubs across the globe, including the legendary Twilo in NYC, The End, Fabric & Ministry of Sound in London, Unit in Tokyo and the Rex Club in Paris. Jenö continues to perform & present music with a unique and psychedelic perspective, djing regularly again across the US, as well as hosting his own musically mischievous cult radio show - Noise from the Void, on http://mixlr.com/jenovoid
DJ Garth is a pioneering House music DJ who is largely credited with both defining and capturing the sound of San Francisco house music in the mid-1990s. As a recording artist, his production is featured on several San Francisco club anthems such as "Twenty Minutes of Disco Glory". He co-founded the Wicked Sound System and established a series of memorable underground parties which were important in putting San Francisco on the club/rave map.
Before a recent move to Los Angeles where he has been immersed in film acting, Garth spent two decades in San Francisco fanning the flames of conscious hell raising that existed there in generations past. Parties with his stamp include a coveted ten year residency at Come Unity, twenty three years with the legendary Wicked Sound System and more recently Back2Back, with right hand man Jenö. His sound is a radical fusion of Acid House, Space Disco & Psyche Rock. His solo All Night Long Loft parties in San Francisco continue to inspire dancers and critics alike.
The Wicked crew reformed in 2011 for a thirteen city Twenty Years of Disco Glory Tour of the States & Japan. Garth spent seven weeks of 2010/2011 touring extensively with DJ Harvey in Australia and Japan.
Bringing UK sound system culture to San Francisco in 1991, Wicked’s lawless full moon beach parties ushered in an era of Acid House hysteria that ripped through the west coast and spread into the heartland. Wicked are credited widely with kick-starting the City’s Acid House scene in the early 90’s, cementing its reputation as the red headed step child of Disco.
Scoring a Tony Andrews designed Turbosound rig, they toured in a ’47 Greyhound bus whose previous owners were a gospel choir hitting the road to spread their own gospel across the States. Wicked was the pioneering sound system at Burning Man in 1995.
Wicked Presents brought the cream of House luminaries to San Francisco including Tony Humphries, DJ Harvey, Doc Martin, Louis Vega, Roger S, Robert Owens, DJ Pierre, K Alexi, Chez Damier, Stacey Pullen, Alton M, Agent X, Kenny Hawkes, Three, Joe Claussel & Francois K.
Garth holds court at many of the world’s best nightclubs including Eleven, Mago, Gold, Yellow, Townsend, 1015, The Roxy, Twilo, Fabric, The End, Horsemeat Disco, Sublevel, Thirtynine Hotel, Rex, Room, Lux & Zouk. He has been voted amongst America’s top DJs in Urb, XLR8R and DJ Magazines. For many years he pioneered all night Dub sets on the only renegade system permitted at Reggae on the River where Jamaican legends Mikey Dread and Junior Reid stopped by the bus to rock the mic.
The same bus provided inspiration for a record label. Since ’98 Grayhound has released 50+ singles documenting an edgier West Coast sound. Artists include Wicked (Garth, Markie, Jenö & Thomas), Rocket, Perry Farrell, ETI, DJ Harvey, The Glimmers & Ray Mang, Darryl Pandy, Michoacan, DJ Rasoul, Nectar, Stranger, Steve Kotey & EBE. Many recording artists launched their careers on the label.
His breakout anthem with E.T.I. ‘Twenty Minutes of Disco Glory’ shook things up internationally, praised by Muzik Magazine as one of the best dance singles of ’96. Since then he has produced 60 records under various pseudonyms working with Anthony Mansfield, Eric James (Rocket), Rob Doten (Crosstown Traffic) and Markie Mark or Jenö (Wicked). His remixes include Freeland, The Units, Faithless, Halo Varga, The Glimmers, Rob Rives, Dada Munchamonkey, Perry Farrell (Janes Addiction), Yabby You, Mutabaruka and Tribe Called Quest.
He has compiled and mixed albums for Om, NRK, Thrive & Grayhound, Sex + Design Magazine & Farmers Daughter Hotel. Grayhound productions have been licensed to countless DJ mix CDs and Garth’s music can be found in two films – SF rave flick ‘Groove’ and Gus Van Sant’s ‘Speedway Junky’.
Since 2007 he and collector/dealer James Glass have been waving the flag for Golden Goose re-edits, raiding their record collections & respectfully placing Disco/Rock obscurities under the knife as King & Hound.
Remaining true to the original art form, he can be found playing all-vinyl sets out in Hawaii, Japan, Fiji, Korea, Spain, England, Greece, Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, even Indonesia and Malaysia, turning parties out upon request.
Markie aka Markie Mark was born and raised in the UK; a bit of a high brow intellectual run amok, abandoning his University education to follow the beat, DJing on the beaches of Brighton and in the squats of London. Markie’s early involvement in the UK underground acid house phenomenon that spread through England in the late 80’s, began with Whoosh!, the notorious outlaw psychedelic parties of East London. Markie, along with mates Jenö, Para, Bones & Ron began this monthly party in an unsuspecting anarchic bookstore off the beaten path.
This collective mind, led to Markie’s involvement in the Tonka HiFi Sound System- a band of merry pranksters including Harvey, Choci, Rev, & Thomas, who formed the now legendary Tonka parties that were free and outdoors, anywhere they could get away with setting up a Turbo Sound System. The Tonka free parties were funded by a monthly party at the renowned Zap Club in Brighton, which then would carry onwards at the Brighton beach shores, well after sunrise. These renegade after parties were the precursor to what would become known in the San Francisco Bay Area as the monthly Wicked Full Moon parties.
By ’91, the UK rave scene grew in enormity and the government put a strangle hold on clubs, while shutting down these renegade parties. This led Markie along with his mates Garth, Jenö & Thomas to jump on a jet and seek their musical Utopia in the magical lands of San Francisco. This was where the legendary Wicked was born- the four began their musical ministry, teaching to the unenlightened, wherever they could, once a month, under the glow of the Full Moon in a symbiotic collaboration few others have been able to achieve. In no time, this ignited an acid house fueled British invasion stateside, spreading the music in waves across the nation.
Markie’s mixing has stood apart, with his talent to transcend beyond the usual sexual barriers of nightclubs, including a residency at the sexually mixed SF Club Townsend’s Carefree Dancing. Renowned for his unique talent of mixing layers of house vocal classics, psychedelic grooves and obscurities, Markie masters an incomparable eclectic groove. His talent to reach the dancefloor beyond the usual limitations led Markie to spin in large festivals like Glastonbury, Burning Man and the ENIT Festival, along with clubs like the legendary Twilo in NYC.
In ’92 Markie kicked off his recording career, when an encounter with Psychic TV’s Genesis P Orridge led to a collaboration on Psychic TV’s Kondole Part 3. Markie went on to release tracks on Grayhound, Honchos, Green Gorilla, Third World & Twisted Roots.
After 13 glorious years of musical mischief, the renegade DJs of Wicked disbanded, which led Markie to return to his education career and DJ on select dates throughout the country. Markie’s DJing talent remains singular and sought after for over 20 years now.