Meet the Opulent Temple DJ's who build the camp and rock the dance floor...
- Co-Founder : 2003
- Musical Flavors: A range of the dirtier side of tech funk house-techno-break beat, punctuated by the intensity of so called indie/nu-disco. And, when the situation is called for, beauty laced progressive and tech trance with muscle.
- "Chief facilitator of beat induced peak experience"
He's been called a Renaissance man of the West Coast scene, and with good reason. A community based licensed clinical psychologist, one of SF's biggest event producers, a social activist and blogger, a transpersonal psychology researcher, Board Member and key producer of the San Francisco LovEvolution event (formerly known as LoveFest & Love Parade), and the founder and organizer of arguably Burning Man's biggest sound camp production ever -Opulent Temple. And of course ... a DJ.
Syd has been organizing events since 2001 when he started throwing both underground parties and benefit events for different charities with Spundae. The following year he started his own production company Opel Productions, intended to be parties with purpose showcasing a range of forward thinking underground dance music with a dash of social activism thrown in the party message. In 2003, he finished his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, founded Opulent Temple with Rich Martin, and Joined the Board for San Francisco's Love event, where he heads up the Promotions and Marketing Team, and Floats & Entertainment Team.
In his current 'day job', he works out of a community clinic with foster kids in the Bayview Hunter Point area in San Francisco.
On the DJ tip, Syd is one of the West Coast's top talents, consistently being voted in the Top 10 San Francisco Dream Team poll, and playing the biggest events in California party land. Playing a versatile range of electro house and breaks, to progressive and tech-trance, he's been personally tapped to open and close for the varied likes of Tiesto, Moby, Stanton Warriors, Paul Oakenfold, Underworld, Armin Van Burren, Adam Freeland, Meat Katie, Markus Schultz, Ferry Corsten, and the list goes on. Syd knows what to do in any situation to bring the universal vibe of dance music. His sets are known for walking the fine line between the gritty and the pretty, and he has a range seldom scene in the West Coast scene.
- Joined 2005
- Musical Flavors: Progressive House with an Electro edge
- "VINKALMANN sets are approachable by DJs and non-DJs alike. Expect something different."
“I can still clearly remember the day I discovered electronic music. Standing in front of a speaker (still my favorite place), at a Friends and Family party in San Francisco. Something clicked, it made sense. While a lot of memories fade over time, that one doesn’t. The hard part came next. I knew I needed more of this music, but where to start? It wasn’t until a co-worker gave me Dave Seaman’s Renaissance Awakening that I knew where I wanted to be, and have never looked back. I’m now the guy will reply with a blank stare if asked about current non-electronic music.”
Matt’s weapon of choice is Ableton Live. If one can think it, one can probably do it with this software, with enough work. Creativity is the only limiting factor. Matt’s been using Ableton for a three year’s at this point, and has only begun to crack into its possibilities. His mixes are frequently featured on Frisky Radio and the ProgressiveHouse.com’s ProgCast. He is a regular contributor at www.AbletonLiveDj.com, a website dedicated to increasing the knowledge pool centered around using Ableton Live as a DJ tool.
Matt got involved with Opulent Temple at Burning Man in 2005 and has been playing with them since. He digs the thriving underground scene in San Francisco and enjoys the open-minded, conscious people that are drawn to electronic music.
“I take pride in making each mix a standalone story. Making each mix its own ride allows me to not be tied down to a particular style, and keeps things fresh. I feel alive when mixing, and hope the listener enjoys what I’m trying to say.”
- Joined 2005
- Musical Flavors: Progressive & Electro House, Breaks
- "Sets range from smooth progressive grooves to epic electro slammers, always of the uplifting and melodic variety."
- Joined 2005
- Musical Flavors: Bangin progressive electro tech funk
- "over a decade of playing music that makes me move and will hopefully move you"
The latest mix CD by Billy Casazza is entitled It’s Not Me It’s The Music, but he’s really just being humble. Because while somebody else could run out and buy the same records, nobody could spin the way he does, building an escapable vice that commands you to move. “I have always been around dance music and dancing, even when I was Kid,” says Casazza. Growing up on a diet of Front 242, New Order, Kraftwerk, and Nizter Ebb, it wasn’t long before he found electronic music and the love affair truly began. “The first time I heard electronic music I was hooked. I bought records for my friends to spin at all the high school dances in the late 80’s, at that time I had now idea how to DJ.” Although he admits that his main goal at the time was just dancing with the girls. During the early rave days he bounced around from party to party, in 97 he started to DJ out of frustration with the tired sounds he was hearing on the dance floor. “I figured I could buy the records I loved and play them-If they didn’t make me dance I wouldn’t buy them. I still live by that rule.
Honing his skills and developing an unique blend of dark funky, tribal sounds, progressive and electro, and plenty of breaks for the dancers, Casazza quickly moved beyond the confines of California’s Central Valley where he is based, growing a devoted following in San Francisco’s best clubs. 1015, Ruby Skye, Mighty, Anu, 111 Minna, Mezzanine-Casazza has played them all, Djing alongside the likes of Dj Dan, Paul Oakenfold, Scumfrog, Rabbit in the Moon, Terry Mullan, Gene Farris, Hipp-e, Spesh, Soulslinger, RPO, Dylan Rhymes, Doc Martin, Garth, John Howard. As word of his talents spread he began getting International gigs. He played parties in Portugal, Romania, Egypt, Bali, Java, Mexico, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil, Taiwan, and Panama have all been rocked by Casazza.
His Favorite gig? “Opulent Temple at Burning Man is always an experience, but Ecosystem 2.0 in the Amazon Rain Forest in front of 2000 people as the sun was coming up. I had to play after Ken Ishi and a psychtrance Dj, but some how, some way, everyone stuck around smiling and dancing, going off until 10 in the morning, .” It’s a long way from his first gig ( a tequila-fueled house party with the typically annoying request for commercial Hip Hop) but Casazza is a natural in front of crowds, whether its festivals like Burning Man or SF’s Love Fest Parade or the smallest dive bar.
As Casazza continues to travel, and holds down a residency at Anu called Dose, and Opulent Temple, the next step is to focus on his own Label Nutbass Records. Nutbass has already released two 12”s that have been played by the likes of Jerry Bohnam, Gabriel and Dresden and Jondi and Spesh and have received good reviews in BPM, but Casazza wants more. The best thing in the world is to play your own songs and watch everyone dance and have fun,” he says. “My goal is to play just my own music. I think then I could consider myself a true artist” All modesty aside, just ask anyone losing it to one of his sets-they will tell you he is already an artist of the highest order.
- Joined 2006
- Musical Flavors: Techno & Psy influenced Progressive Trance
- "Dutch began his DJ career in 1989, before raves, ecstasy and trance music. As the early pioneers of electronic music began the conquest for North American dance floors, Dutch was already rocking his beat."
As the first waves of techno and electronica crashed on the shores of America, Dutch was plugging his headphones in. During the early years of his Dj career he was influenced by both acid house music and the harder techno sounds coming from Europe. The combination of his love for various styles of music and smooth mixing skills, quickly propelled his career and after the release of his mix, "Excapades in Trance", Dutch was being booked across the USA.
In 1993, Dutch along with Dj Carlos and Christophe created the AREA 51 events. Attendance at these events topped 15,000 at "AREA 51 - Contact". These events allowed him freedom to be more creative with not only his music, but also the entire dance environment itself. Creating each event theme and also performing the parties allowed Dutch to create the perfect setting for the music he truly wanted his audience to hear. The new sounds of the underground were breaking through around the world and Dutch became the lens that focused this new sound on San Francisco.
Around 1996 the psy-trance sound was being discovered around the world. Interested in the possibilities, Dutch began to seed this sound into each set. In 1999 while championing this new sound, Dutch Joined with Mason Rothert, Jim Seagel, Brian McDonald and Brian Dobson in creating Thump Radio. It wasn't long before his infamous San Francisco (((Thump))) Parties were legend. Artists like Infected Mushroom, Hallucinogen, GMS, Atmos, Vibrasphere, Ticon, Sun Project and Astral Projection, who had never performed in America, were welcomed on the (((Thump))) dance floor. (((THUMP))) soon became an important journey to North America for many trance artists and eventually paved the way for this new trance sound across the Americas.
Currently, Dutch enjoys many types of music but focuses on the sounds of techo and tech house. His dance floor DJ sets average 126-130 BPM and are comprised of highly refined techno & tech house. Melodic undertones coupled with hypnotic bass lines quickly distort time and space until the next thing you know, his set is over. Dutch's latest endeavor is the Opulent Temple, a Burning Man camp and collaborative group of DJ's and friends who work all year for a 6 day party at the end of the Summer.
- Joined 2006
- Musical Flavors: Electro, progressive, bangin, and deep house
- "Occasionally dropping breaks and sprinkling my love for scratching through out. Procuring beats for your dancing therapy."
- Joined 2006
- Musical Flavors: breaks, 2 step, garage, drum n' bass, dubstep / grime, downtempo, hyphy, hip hop & even industrial
- "Cosmic Selector's sets are diverse incorporating a broad range of styles from the dirtiest of break's to the heaviest dance floor rollers."
Cosmic Selector co-founded Space Children production's '95 to '2000 producing many raves, massives, festivals, warehouse & free day parties bringing world class talent to the bay area.Since '97 he has undertaken several music projects including Double Cross w/ Audio Angel,Cyber Punk Revenge w/ mcs Phoenix Orion,Orion South & vocalist Dandelion, True Force w/ D-Program & vocalist Audio Angel ,mc Abstract Rude & turntablist dj Bean and has performed at some of the counties premium indoor, outdoor events on the west coast. He has supported a number of the world's top music artist's including Rabbit in the Moon, Digital Underground, Derrick May, Space Time Continuum, DJ SS, Ron D Core, Meat Katie, Edit, A.T.U. & many others. Cosmic Selector currently holds residences w/ Gnarly Wednesdayz, Opulent Temple, Dose & Tech Support , he is focused on production @ Next Sector & CounterW8 studio's finishing new music project's True Force , Thumb Print , Boom Boom Soul Brother & various other music collaboration's soon to be released , more tour's in the us & abroad TBA.
- Joined 2006
- Musical Flavors: Breaks (Nu Skool, Electro, Big Beat), House, Dubstep, Mid-Tempo, Glitch-Hop, World Beats, Chill Out, IDM
- "Enter Dulce Vita (pronounced dol-sie/vee-tah). True individuality happens here as a result of a musical risk."
Since her debut performance at Google headquarters in 2004, you might have already experienced her audio collage of eclectic tracks at underground warehouse venues or major nightclubs such as Ruby Skye, The End-Up, 1015, Supper Club, Mighty, Mezzanine, Kelly's Mission Rock, DNA Lounge, Temple, Club 6, Paradise Lounge, 550 Barneveld, Shine, Anu, Whisper, etc. Dulce considers any single performance a personal success if she can make a deeply positive impact on at least one person's experience. In recent past, Dulce was named WINNER of SF Weekly: City of Spin 2009 (Annual DJ Competition) and her performance at Burning Man earned a prestigious mention by the Editor-in-Chief in international publication 'DJ Mag' (2008 issue featuring Top 100).
Dulce Vita booked nearly 100 performances as a DJ in 2009. Based on witnessed live performance, she has received personal accolades direct from personal heroes like Micky Finn, DJ Dan, Soul of Man, Meat Katie, Josh Gabriel, Dave Dresden, Slyde, and Reid Speed. In addition to sharing the bill with those headliners, she has been proud to play alongside greats such as: Ozomatli, Carl Cox, Stanton Warriors, Uberzone, Bassnectar, Freq Nasty, Dieselboy, Aquasky, Lee Coombs, Dylan Rhymes, Rennie Pilgrem, Elite Force, Wolfgang Gartner, Far Too Loud, Fort Knox Five, The Rogue Element, Hyper, Orbital, Rabbit in the Moon, Dubtribe Sound System, Bass Kleph, Gabriel & Dresden, Jen Lasher, Shortee, Mephisto Odyssey, Ali B, Coburn, Steve Lawler, Scumfrog, D:Fuse, Scarlett Etienne, Hatiras, Fixx, Myagi, Cheb i Sabbah, Random Rab, Ana Sia, ILL-esha, Beats Antique, Eskmo, Eprom, An-ten-nae - as well as a countless number of talented local jocks.
Dulce has held numerous prior residencies at night clubs as a DJ all over San Francisco. In 2006, she was proud to be selected as the first female to be affiliated with 'OPULENT TEMPLE' (the infamous large-scale sound camp at Burning Man featuring global talent on 200,000 watts). In 2009, she was invited to wobble out with 'CALIFORNIA DUBSTEP REPUBLIC', a collective of performers who provided the first ever Dubstep float in San Francisco's equivalent of a large scale EDM festival like Love Parade. That year also debuted her solo event production alias, under the apt pseudonym: 'DVANT GARDE'. DV concepted, created, and debuted a new breed of seasonal event (known as 'Womper Womb') showcasing dubstep, glitch, and breaks with all female DJ talent from Burning Man. In 2010, she gained a new monthly residency with 'BELOW ZERO', featuring downtempo, chillout, trip-hop, and IDM.
- Joined 2006
- Musical Flavors: Tech Funk, Electro, Dubstep-Glitch
- "Hailing from the heart of San Francisco, Jeff Taisch is exploding across the west coast music scene as a visionary DJ and Producer alongside his performance and production partner Cosmic Selector."
Tekfreaks are obvious legends in the making with a synergistic high-energy style and relentless obsession with destroying dance floors everywhere. The group was formed in early 2009, evolving out of the music culture petri dish of Burning Man and the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff Taisch and Cosmic Selector began performing together alongside top international superstars at the legendary Opulent Temple events where they both have been core members and resident DJs for many years. Together they have been blowing away crowds with their own iconic signature style of hard driving electro and glitchy tech funk sound with a rebellious classic-rock flair. Much as it influences their sound selection, their old-school rockstar influence is unmistakable when you experience them perform live and witness them make a connection with every member of crowd making each show a truly live event. The infectious passion they hold for their music and the responsibility they feel as performers is authentic and energizing and never fails to resonate on the dance floor.
The duo is currently blowing it up in and out of the studio with their slamming remixes and original tracks, known for dirty synth sounds, kicking baselines and fist pumping rocker style. TekFreaks are best known for some of their most iconic crowd pleasing remixes such as Green Day’s Brain Stew (TekFreaks Remix), Smashing Pumpkins’ Cherub Rock (TekFreaks Remix) and The Beatles’ Helter Skelter (TekFreaks Remix). Jeff and Cosmic Selector recently teamed up with Bay Area music culture revolutionary Syd Gris and the Boomrock Saints with support from Mephisto Odyssey with their remix of "Who Are You" on the Groove Quest label, as well as Mizumo Records, and many other bay area music heavyweights.
Jeff is currently signed to the record label Teknical Funk, producing both as a solo artist and as Tekfreaks. The label, which he co-founded with Cosmic Selector in 2010 is an unstoppable up-and-coming vehicle for many exciting genre-bending projects and inspiring collaborations. In early 2011Teknical Funk teamed up with U&A DJ/producer Rektchordz from the UK for a west coast US tour with TekFreaks, and collaborated together in the studio to produce some forthcoming original work. The label has also begun hosting ‘burner’ style events in the Bay Area featuring international headliners and local heroes.
Jeff’s distinctive style is constantly evolving as he is famous for blending his favorite elements from different genres in strange and wonderful ways along with his own envelope-pushing unique sounds. As a member of Tekfreaks he is currently exploring future trends in tech-funk, electro, rock and glitch, incorporating ever-heavier bass lines, dirtier wobbly sounds and fresher beats that have explosive energy, pack dance floors and keep dancers coming back for more. When he’s not busy producing as Tekfreaks, Jeff has been developing his own hybridized nu-dubstep, glitchhop and drumstep sounds.
The last year has been a whirlwind of hard work, inspiring collaborations, epic parties and west coast touring. Jeff’s performance schedule keeps him busy most weekends, and he has been rocking the west coast in 2010 and 2011 with diverse bookings from San Francisco, LA, Reno, Boise, Portland, Black Rock City, as well as massives, campouts, renegades, radio shows and podcasts. He has been honored to share the decks with many of his favorite DJ’s and inspirations including Carl Cox, Calvertron, Tim Healey, Aphrodite, DJ Dan, JELO, Elite Force, Dylan Rhymes and many more.
As a core member and resident DJ of Opulent Temple for many years Jeff has had the rare opportunity to hone his skills in the company of the largest continuing sound camp at burning man. As a community-based nonprofit organization and mighty Bay Area party crew, Opulent Temple is one of the hottest groups on the planet, with an old-school sense of ambition and community and mind boggling track record of success. Jeff has taken on event production and coordinating roles, and he plays a continuing role in the year-round management and extensive fundraising that brings Opulent Temple back to the playa each year. As a side project, Jeff has stepped up as a part of the Fire Effects and Safety crew, helping to design, engineer and facilitate the pyrotechnic effects that are mounted atop the iconic O-Pod DJ booth and can be seen from all over the playa shooting DJ-controlled pillars of flame each night at Burning Man. Jeff has been playing molten hot sets for the sea of ecstatic dancers at Opulent Temple as well as many other sound camps at Burning Man for several years. Catch him as he returns to the playa in 2011 as both Jeff Taisch and TekFreaks.
- Joined 2007
- Musical Flavors: All genres of Bass Music: Breaks, Electro House, Tech Funk, Dubstep, Bmore, Moombahton
- "Powerhouse bass princess and purveyor of fine beats since 1996"
Without doubt, DJ ICON has become an iconic figure in the U.S. dance music industry and beyond. With a career spanning a decade-and-a-half, she has captivated audiences the world over with her signature bass-heavy, vocal-infused, cross-genre Bass Music sound; magnetic stage presence, skillful DJ mixes and productions on Illeven Eleven Recordings. It’s no wonder why she’s been dubbed one of the leading ladies of this domain.
Starting in 1996 at age 16, ICON diligently rose through the ranks of the San Francisco underground at a time when female DJs and promoters were few. In just a few years, her skills and growing reputation had already landed her numerous residencies in San Francisco, as well as a steady flow of multi-national bookings. ICON has also gained success in radio and television in addition to rocking dancefloors worldwide. Among her accolades are stellar reviews for her productions on Illeven Eleven Recordings, a spot in Shejay’s “Top 100 Female DJs”, being voted one of San Francisco’s best in the Nitevibe “Top 10 DJ Dreamteam” Poll, and also scoring a coveted sponsorship from Pioneer Pro DJ.
Throughout her career, ICON has regularly toured throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia at world renowned clubs such as 1015 Folsom and Ruby Skye in San Francisco, Limelight in NYC, Fabric and Matter in London, and Avalon in LA; as well as massive events such as Coachella Music Festival, Ultra Music Festival, Burning Man and Fuel Festival in Singapore. ICON has shared stages with top tier artists such as Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, The Crystal Method, Ladytron, Paul Oakenfold, Adam Freeland, Armand Van Helden, Deekline & Wizard, The Stanton Warriors, The Freestylers, Evil Nine, Elite Force, Uberzone, Bassbin Twins, DJ Icey, DJ Rap and many more.
In addition to her international touring, ICON has also promoted many events in San Francisco and New York City over the years, including her Weapon of Choice series featuring the best international talent alongside local heroes. This led to her popular Weapon of Choice DJ mix series that has accumulated over 20,000 downloads and thousands of plays on Soundcloud and Mixcloud. She is also an integral member of the first female DJ collective, Sister SF, and the well-known large-scale sound camp at Burning Man, Opulent Temple.
For many years, ICON dominated the radio waves with residencies and guest spots on a plethora of successful long-running dance music programs such as Thump Funk on XM, Boombox Mix Sessions on Sirius, Solid State on K-ROCK in NYC; IBreaks in the UK; and a myriad of shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, including House Nation on Wild 94.9 FM, Subsonic on Live 105, Zendada on Energy 92.7, and Future Breaks on KUSF. She has also made her way onto the small screen: In 2001, she was featured as one of twelve up-and-coming American DJs in “Disc Jockey,” a 12-part documentary series that aired on Showtime™ and ShoNext™. In 2004, she was the DJ on the internationally syndicated MTV™ series “The Wade Robson Project,” a dance competition hosted by the self-titled super choreographer.
ICON’s production endeavors have proven to be as exciting as her DJ career. Her first release on Illeven Eleven Recordings “Welcome To My Dancefloor”, a collaboration with Dustin Hulton featuring vocals by Nikki Carabello, had huge support by leading artists in the industry. It charted at #8 and #22 on the Beatport Breakbeat and Electro charts, also getting stellar reviews in Mixmag and Beatport top weekly picks. Her second release, “Wha?”, with studio partner Ground_Control, had equally stellar support and reviews; the Keith Mackenzie & DJ Fixx remix charted at #12 on Beatport. Since then, ICON & Ground_Control have been on a warpath making beats under their new moniker, ICONtrol. So what’s next for this powerhouse bass princess? More ICONtrol originals and remixes are in the works, as she continues to make her mark in the worldwide dance music industry. And if the last fifteen years have proven anything, the future will continue to bring big things from this driven and versatile performer.
- Joined 2009
- Musical Flavors: a full range of psy-breaks, electro, tech house, midtempo nu funk breaks, and downtempo
- "Dance floors at clubs and undergrounds all over the city have been mezmerized by the special touches he incorporates into his mixes, often encompassing sounds that have dirty hard-hitting basslines, twisted sound design, bangin' progressions, with sprinkles of chunk and glitch.
Brian Peek, resident DJ with Opulent Temple, is no newcomer to the industry. Rocking prime size crowds in San Francisco for the past six years, Brian focuses on mixing the highest quality of tunes across his full range of psy-breaks, electro, tech house, midtempo nu funk breaks, and downtempo. Dance floors at clubs and undergrounds all over the city have been mezmerized by the special touches he incorporates into his mixes, often encompassing sounds that have dirty hard-hitting basslines, twisted sound design, bangin' progressions, with sprinkles of chunk and glitch.
The inspiration for Brian Peek when exercising complete crowd control emerges from his passion for everything about electronic music culture, particular the technical complexity involved in the creation process. Like many DJs, he started as an event participant which led him to hosting his own weekly radio show on his college radio station. Soon after, he began promoting regular events with Thump Radio and producing those radio shows for FM, Webcast, and XM Satellite. Brian Peek is a true professional who takes his craft seriously and has provided performance support for some of the globe's most well-known jocks, like Dylan Rhymes, Elite Force, Meat Katie, Ali B, D: Fuse, Roxiller, Fine Cut Bodies, Carbon Community, Future Funk Squad, Rennie Pilgrim, Hyper, General Midi, Uberzone, and Lee Burridge.
His first residency, with ThumpChill allowed him opportunities to share his love of his favorite music, while opening for acts like Hybrid, Jondi & Spesh, Garth, Michael Anthony. This caught the attention of Ambient Mafia which afforded Brian the experience he needed to reach new heights. Since then, he has held down residencies at community staples like DNA Lounge, 550 Barneveld, and Anu. In 2009, he was invited to join Opulent Temple, including a prestigious DJ residency and contributions to artistic metal fabrications for one of the most well-known large scale sound camps in Burning Man history. In addition, he plays a significant role as executive producer of popular web podcasts for both Below Zero and Opulent Temple. Today, Brian's name is synonymous with Below Zero, including hosting a weekly event featuring downtempo on Wednesdays at Blowfish SF. Without a doubt, Brian Peek as a DJ delivers the full package proper in skill, talent, and undeniable passion for his full range of electronic sound.
- Joined 2010
- Musical Flavors: Big Bass, Electro House, Tech House Funk
- "If you don't like to dance! Don't be a DJ!"
Music is his cure! Ever since DJ Brian Williams could remember he has had a deep passion for music. Growing up, he enjoyed all types of music from rock to hip hop and everything in between. In his early twenty’s he was introduced to house music and instantly felt a deep connection. He had always enjoyed dancing but house music took it to a whole other level. He soon realized the only scene for him was a room filled with people dancing to his energetic beats. His stompy beats packed the house. It has been over 16 years since he started his musical journey. DJ Brian Williams has played at a variety of venues from Miami Winter Conference to LA. He has been a part of Opulent Temple for the last 6 years out of San Francisco, playing Love Fest for four years in a row, Burning Man, 1015 and End up. He has been a large part of bring house music to the Central Valley and playing for Pure 209. He has had many opportunities to open for DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, DJ Bam Bam and Charles Feel Good and Josh the Funky One to name a few. He has joined forces with Mephisto Oddyssey of Groove Quest records and now Boom Rock Saints. He continues to remix several tracks for viewing on BeatPort under Boom Rock Saints. DJ Brian Williams brings a positive and humble attitude to this political and competitive industry. Not only does he enjoy searching for music and creating projects that will make people not only dance but, reach the depth of their souls. He is always trying to reinvent himself and push out new ear catching sounds. Music is his cure in this crazy world and the only time he truly feels alive! At each passing year he feels more confident than ever and wants to create and play music for all of you!
- Joined 2010
- Musical Flavors: Bass, Breakbeat, Psychedelic, Dub
- "music is like the wind - unseen but moving us all in rhythm"
- Joined 2010
- Musical Flavors: Progressive Tech House, Techno
- "If ancient tribal warriors could listen to a dj during their nightly bonfire parties, they'd probably listen to ELiKi."
ELiKi has been working with music since he could hardly remember. From Mastering all types of instruments, to being a front man in a punk rock band, to starting a hip hop crew, he's done it all. A recent addition to the Opulent Temple group of resident DJs, EliKi brings to the table a nice blend of house and techno to keep the hips shaking and the vibe sexy.
- Joined 2010
- Musical Flavors:Psychedelically infused techno and progressive.
- "To free you from the self using that split second on the dance floor when you forget you are a person and you become one with the sound waves" and rest assured his thumping progressive and techno style come through and accomplish just that."
Drawing influence from travels around the world, Asia to Africa, Europe and South America, JB Vries’ motivations have always been based in rhythm and melody. Growing up in the Midwest United States he knew early on his life’s direction would be a musical one and with this in mind he took his show on the road. While studying Audio Engineering in Florida, he began learning the art mixing in the studio as well as a DJ in the Orlando nightclub and underground dance scene.
Producing a variety of dance genres, all with a driving and psychedelic undertone, JB has his sights set on bringing his flavor of progressive dance music to festivals and nightclubs the world over. Today, JB lives in San Francisco where he continues to perform, produce, and progress. Connect with JB and jump on his mailing list for free downloads and DJ sets direct to your mailbox.
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