FEATURING

GENE FARRIS

Gene Farris lives and breathes house music. A bonafide Chicago legend, he’s been pushing musical boundaries for close to three decades, from spinning at underground warehouse parties in the early 90s to working with the current crop of world-leading labels and artists. Relief, Dirtybird, ViVa Music, Defected: all have released and championed Gene Farris records over the past few years, alongside his own Farris Wheel imprint: a fitting testament to the quality and relevance of the music he creates.

SUPER FLU

German duo Super Flu, made up of Felix Thielemann & Mathias Schwarz, have been laying down hypnotic, melodic beats for years now. They've graced the stage at some of Europe's biggest festivals and most popular clubs. They have been known to put the audience in an extended trance, so if you'd like to end 2021 with some music induced euphoria, look no further!

Hailing from Guam, somehow ended up in San Diego. On a musical exploration into the underground.

Over the past 17 years Cris Herrera has been a driving force and a pivotal part in the San Diego & west coast music community. An instrumental part in bringing world-renowned artist such as Carl Craig, Kaskade, Danny Tenaglia, Doc Martin, Dj Harvey and The Martinez Brothers to San Diego. His contributions to the local scene have left a deep imprint over the years, making him a staple in the underground and club circuits.

DJ / Moonshake / BUMP co-founder and party maker. I work at Pacific Beach Vinyl USA and I specialize in love, throwing unordinary parties, putting together disco rock house techno and so on.

As co-founder of The Deep End, vibe-setter of San Diego’s West Coast Weekender, and event production manager—over the past 11 years, Eric has seen the circle of music continuously rejuvenating itself. “The underground scene expands and contracts as it evolves,” he observed, “and at a certain point it comes full circle.” As a DJ, Eric gained knowledge of what brings people to a party, how dancefloors respond to music, and an extensive appreciation of music as a whole. Eric has been on lineups with Doc Martin, DJ Harvey, Purple Disco Machine, Carl Craig, Cassy, Matthew Dear. He has opened up for rap legend Warren G, and multiple times for Poolside. He’s played parties and venues throughout Mexico, California, Arizona, New York. Without limiting himself, Eric plays house, disco, with early hip hop influences. You can tell a story through music: “Whether it’s your present emotions or the way you want people to feel, you have the power to express your feelings and move the audience through an artistic experience.”

Jimbo James harnessed the funk at an early age growing up in Chicago. The son of a badass bass player, young James was raised on groovy rock 'n' roll. Jimbo studied classical music starting when he was 10 years old playing trumpet for the school band; which he continued to do up until he graduated high school. Jimbo travelled west to San Diego in 1999; once in Cali he began producing hip hop beats and writing lyrics. Fast-forward to 2011, a resurgence of underground dance music strikes California! Jimbo, along with his good friend Jon Dadon, throw a small, one-off party called Lovelife--booking Life and Death duo Thugfucker as their guests. The first event was a smash! That led to a second party, and then the third; nearly 10 years later, Jimbo James and Dadon are over 100 Lovelife parties deep! Jimbo James' DJ career picked up speed after spending the summer of 2013 in Ibiza, living and working with Miguel Campbell. There he honed in his mixing skills by playing back-to-back with Miguel for hours on end at their private seaside villa. He hit the ground running--not only getting back to producing events--but now DJing parties all over California and México.

Random niceness around the sea breeze.

TIAGO is a San Diego raised musical curator catered towards the weird, and is typically known for delivering inspiriting sets comprised of deep and worldly elements weaved amongst lush and intricately grooves. Manifestor of minimal auditory soundscapes and uplifting beats, ranging from all levels of energy, that call upon the inner reptilian spirit within. Purveyor of many sounds, his productions encompass a middle ground between the realms of house and techno that he resides in. Co-founder and Vibe Ambassador of the growing collective “Reptile Society”, he and his reptilian accomplices have been manifesting parties all over San Diego and San Francisco, and soon everywhere else in between. From warehouse parties to outdoor gatherings, this lizard and his crew have no intention of slowing down.

Tyler Chase is among the few promising and emerging names in the new generation of DJs. Offering authoritative basslines and psychedelic debauchery; Tyler Chase’s style can be described as a freshly juiced concoction of open-format House, Techno, and Afro House while also delving into his original roots of Minimal Deep Tech, Disco, and Funk. You can expect to find yourself drifting off into a melodic joyride, topped off with soul-shaking build-ups and mind-bending mechanics. Not only has Tyler built a community around himself at the age of 22, but he has also helped so many other collectives and individuals with Lineups, A&R, Public Relations and So. Much. More.