Jeno (Wicked / Noise From the Void), Didje Kelli, Nick Williams

Jeno (Noise From the Void)

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, Jens'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, every Tuesday night at 90hz.org.

Didje Kelli

Didje Kelli has been a techno and tech house junky before they had their own genre names and it was all just house. Kelli bought her first record at the age of 8 YMCA by the Village People and it was a wrap. She's been DJing in the Bay Area since she moved here in 1992. She has been a major talent in San Francisco holding residencies at many of the best parties and clubs over the years. She is most famous for her very long residencies at two of the biggest conglomerates in San Francisco, the main room @ Release, which was held at 10:15 on Saturdays. Release gave Kelli the opportunity to travel the world and open for some of the biggest names in dance music such as Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, Danny Tenaglia, Carl Cox just to name a few. Thump Radio a weekly nationally syndicated radio show Currently one of the original founders of We Love Us, resident Bergerac SF, Monarch, or if you like to stay up late you might catch this musical vampire using her sultry sexy bass lines and techy rhythms to lure you into her layer of aural pleasure. She has an arsenal of Dance Floor Stompers that will make you move. Don't miss this quintessential San Francisco DJ

Nick Williams

NICK WILLIAMS LIKES HIS MUSIC LIKE HE LIKES HIS FOOD. HE KNOWS WHAT WORKS: A LITTLE SWEET, A LITTLE SPICY, A PINCH OF SALT, AND MARINATED WITH EMOTION. MAJORLY INFLUENCED BY THE SOUNDS OF THE WEST COAST, NICK WILLIAMS ALWAYS COOKS UP WARM, SMOOTH, TASTY BEATS. AS A RECENT TRANSPLANT TO BERLIN VIA SAN FRANCISCO, HE IS CONTINUING TO MARRY HIS LOVE OF ALL THINGS TASTY AND GROOVY BOTH ON THE DANCEFLOOR AS WELL AS IN THE KITCHEN.

His roots stem began in Seattle, where he began DJing. With a fair helping of all things house, dub, minimal, funk, techno, breakbeat, and jazz, Nick always knew just the right combination of key ingredients to whip up gourmet delicacies. After moving to San Francisco, he seasoned his abilities and started producing parties, undergrounds, and podcasts with his WERD. project. On the flipside, his passion for food and wine has taken him throughout the world as a sommelier, fine dining server, and into restaurant management. Beginning in early 2007, he co-created WERD., a collective of like-minded individuals that love dance music more than girls love chocolate with a side of Crème Brûlée. As the sounds of electronic dance music changed over the years, together the WERD. crew has built one of the most promising Sunday night parties in San Francisco at Otis Lounge, and now at Monarch in their eighth year rocking out every week. You will be pleased to know that he has been concocting up his own flavors in the musical kitchen as well. One thing is for sure; once the technique has been perfected in the studio, watch out, he will be coming to a serve a main course near you. You will find that Nick's true calling is the creation of a total experience; substance, precision and presentation are part of the total package. Sit back, have an aperitif, and enjoy!

DJ Seven

DJ Seven (Sean Evans) was born in SF, raised in Marin and has been a DJ for 25 years. He started on CDs which had only been around for a few years (then later switched to vinyl, followed by digital Serato DJing).

DJ Seven began his career playing parties and programming sets of 80s rock and nu wave: The Police, The Cure, U2 and New Order. Things shifted in college in San Diego with the onset of early hip hop: Beastie Boys, NWA, Too Short and RunDMC..followed by the Golden Age: A Tribe Callled Quest, EPMD, Nas, Biggie, Tupac, Dre, Snoop. The early 90s was a period of early hip hop, early rave and rock music.

DJ Seven discovered house, techno and breaks at the first raves in San Francisco. He started a rave promotion crew called Space Children in the mid 1990s. Out of this, he watched and took notes from top DJs in "the scene" (Wicked and Gathering DJs like Jeno, Garth and DJ Josh) and honed his skill blending vinyl. He got his first regular gigs playing weekly parties at Backflip in 1999 (playing drum n bass and trip hop).

This up and coming DJ began to take gigs throughout San Francisco during the early 2000s (dot-com period) and DJed at just about every big and mid-size club in SF including dot-com launch parties and club openings (1015, DV8, Mezzanine, Mighty, Sno-Drift, Cloud9). He took a Friday residency at WISH Bar with DJ Sol which lasted 10 years. His favorite gigs during this time period were: Miami Winter Music Conference, Burning Man and DJ travel trips to Denver, Los Angeles and Seattle. One of his top gigs was playing the opening set for Booka Shade to a full house at Mezzanine, then throwing an after-party for the Booka Shade guys at the legendary Tehama loft. Over the years, he has opened for top DJs like: Kruder & Dorfmeister, Booka Shade, Andy Smith (Portishead), Jeno, Garth, Mark Farina, Gene Farris, Kaskade, Fred Everything, M3, Solar, Galen, Greg Eversoul, DJ Sol, Mancub, and more...

As the DJ career gained steam in mid-2000s, DJ Seven started a promotion/production company, NK7, with a two business partners and threw parties at the larger clubs and underground venues around San Francisco (Gingerbread House, Kelly's Mission Rock, Ruby Skye). The parties reach a peak of 1500 people culminating with a NYE party in 2007 in SF's Bayview District feat. an all-star SF house/breaks DJ lineup (Jeno, M3, Sol, Laird) playing to a packed house.

DJ Seven was honored in the mid-2000s by Nitevibe.comReader's Poll as one of the Top 10 Dreamteam DJs two years in a row. Now, in his 40s, DJ Seven has slowed down a little and is older and wiser with regard to taking gigs. He still loves DJing and balances private parties/corporate events/mobile DJing with club/lounge/bar and underground afterhours bookings. He also makes chill or workout mixes for his yoga and pilates instructor friends. His current club 2014 DJ "residencies" are at: Chambers Eat + Drink.

9pm-3am, $10 cover after 11pm.

Tickets Available at the Door

A hometown tribute to Burning Man on the night of the burn, without actually having to go... )'( The DJ Lineup is now set...times coming soon... Jeno Didje Kelli Nick Williams DJ Seven Jaime James Happy Birthday, Stacy Picone! Dust-free, safe and sound in the hometown...we do have dreams of Black Rock City. We will all be there in spirit while we light up the floor at Monarch, keeping all dreams alive in our hearts and minds... 9pm-3am, $10 cover after 11pm. Hosts: Ciaran of City NerdShare, Lily Woo and others tba. Playa gear and blinky lights totally accepted but not required.

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