We are lucky to have so many talented DJ’s working in the Bay Area. The Bay Times asked legendary DJ Lamont to select some of his favorites.
DJ Julio’s mother sold records in Mexico, so he was born into a music-loving family with an impressive collection of dance records. He sizably added to that collection in the late 90’s, when he frequently visited San Francisco clubs while working in advertising.
DJ Julio worked at clubs in the city before moving to New York City in 2002. There, he continued his work in the music scene. He took his music to “Burning Man,” where he also built an art car with his father. California beckoned, so he’s back in San Francisco now and will be starting his residency at Driftwood on April 10. “Two by Four” will be every second Thursday of the month. All of the music proceeds will help to fund projects for artists.
“Full of Fire” – Al Green
“Getting Off on Your Loving” – Skying High
“Espero” – Zuco 103
“Can’t Stop” – Tutto Matto
“D Train Dub” – D Train
“Funkin’ Around” – Longineu Parsons
“Get Ready” – Lady
“Don’t Nobody” – Fred Everything
“Ballad of Dorothy Parker” – Prince
“Din Daa Daa” – George Kranz
DJ Jason Mitchell
Jason Mitchell is a club style DJ available for public, private, and social bookings. A dedicated student of the Fingersnaps DJ Academy, Jason has spent hundreds of hours training with DJ Lamont in his Mission District Studio. A believer in creating fun-filled dance sets that appeal to broad audiences with the ability to mesh generational gaps, Jason keeps busy, rocking dance floors across the Bay Area 3-4 days per week.
Jason has shared the stage with amazing talent, including The B-52s, P. Diddy, Will.I.Am, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, The Spazmatics and more.
In 2012, Jason created the group Ibiza Vibes, which adds live musicians to DJ sets to create a unique performance experience. For lounges and ambient background sets, a drummer and saxophone player embellish Deep House tracks. For dance sets and stage performance, a drummer and electric violinist bring Jason’s sets to life.
An accomplished video DJ, Jason can combine elements of sound, video, and live music to create exciting dance sets that are dynamic and motion filled. Jason is also the Vice President of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Association of Catering & Events. Jason was awarded the “New Face of Nace Silicon Valley” in 2012.