JANUARY 22 | MEZZANINE | SAN FRANCISCO
Born in Australia as Danny Chien, Wax Motif’s unique production style and fresh mixing skills have kept this rising producer in high demand. Continually wowing fans and industry insiders, his production efforts have drawn critical acclaim and support from the likes of Knife Party, Diplo, Nicky Romero, Tiesto, Tommy Trash, A- Trak, Laidback Luke, Crookers, Chuckie, The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki and more. Wax Motif has become a pioneer for the G-House movement, working with Destructo for his album on Interscope with the likes of Ty Dolla Sign, YG, Yung Thug, Problem, Kurupt and Warren G. His DJ sets already incorporate this style heavily into his mixing, and 2015 will see a lot of original productions in this vibe.
When it comes down to all the hype, his name says it all. He is Worthy. With an in-depth knowledge of production, mixing, and performance, Worthy has the insight to play for his audience, cultivating intense positive energy on the dance floor. From salty aired islands to dark club basements, over the past 10 years, Worthy has paid reverence to the traditional form of classic house while tripping off the mark and sinking into the euphoric less-charted territories of booty-clapping bass. As Carl Cox said, "The Worthy sound has always been powerful, rocking, funky, bass-driven music at its best, and for me this is the new wave in house music." He establishes an energetic dance floor camaraderie that makes even the most skeptic hater’s booty shake.
“Walker & Royce” started when Sam and Gavin, having known each other in and out of the dance scene for years, finally began working together in 2011. As things usually go, it was a bit of luck that got them off the ground: Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus noticed one of their very first releases, a remix of SAARID’s “Future Lately”, on Nervous Records. The result was the Crosstown Rebels EP “You’re Not Welcome” and with that, Walker & Royce was launched into the dance music spotlight.
Around the same time, Walker & Royce released a track on OFF Recordings that went on to become a house anthem: “Connected”. The song became a mainstay in Solomun’s performances and with that set the stage for a diverse range of sounds from the pair. Their most recent EP on Moda Black entitled “Sister” was picked by Pete Tong as his Essential New Tune, and their chart toping remix of Baunz’ “Out the Window” on Pets Recordings garnered support from many of the biggest artists in electronic music. Having solidified their unique sound, you will hear Walker & Royce’s music in sets from many of the top DJ’s from around the world! From Sasha to Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex to Gorgon City and Eats Everything to Locodice, they continue to break down the genre barriers and turn heads….
Channeling positivity and 90’s vocals, Gary Paradise seeks to celebrate the purity of the dancefloor and energy of the night. The San Francisco native fuses elements of house, disco, and techno to get the masses moving, and has played alongside the likes of Fred Falke, Louis La Roche, Kartell, Pat Lok, Templeton and more. Resident DJ of San Francisco collective Caveman Sound, his “Life’s a Jungle” series navigates through the fog of the mainstream to deliver carefully selected rhythms perfect for a hot summer night. For fans of infectious sounds, rising temperatures, and questionable antics.