Sasha & John Digweed

Presented by Opel, Set & The Midway

Sasha & John Digweed

Syd Gris, DJ Spesh, Rachel Torro, Darren Grayson

Friday - Dec 29

9:30 pm (event ends at 4:00 am)

The Midway

$25.00 - $50.00

This event is 21 and over

Sasha
Sasha
British DJ and producer.

Born: 4 September 1969 in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, UK.

A well-renowned DJ and production figure in trance and progressive house circles, Sasha became famous in the late 1980s and early 1990's for residencies at clubs like Shelley's (Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England), The Hacienda (Manchester, England), and most notably Renaissance ("Venue 44" in Mansfield, England; later "The Conservatory", Derby, England). At Renaissance, he formed a now famous longterm DJ partnership with John Digweed (as Sasha & John Digweed), one continued for many years, and they produced the first major commercially released studio-produced DJ mix "Renaissance: The Mix Collection" (1994) – now largely considered a pioneering release of its time.

In the early-to-mid 1990s, he produced several productions of his own and did remixes for Urban Soul, M People, Creative Thieves, and the Pet Shop Boys, amongst others. In 1999, he formed a new partnership in the studio with Charlie May (one half of Spooky) and released the "Xpander EP" (1999), and the full-length album "Airdrawndagger" (2002).

In 1997 he founded and ran the now defunct Excession label, later followed in 2007 by emFire, a new label for his own recordings. In late 2011 he launched his new digital imprint Last Night On Earth.
John Digweed
John Digweed
DJ & producer from Hastings, UK.

One of the most well-known DJ's in the world, famous for his tireless remix and production work, as well as his long-running association with fellow top-flight Sasha. Beginning DJ'ing in the early 1990's in the company of friends like Fabio and Grooverider, he began to champion the burgeoning progressive house sound, most notably with his residency at Renaissance with Sasha. His partnership with Nick Muir as Bedrock in the early 90's yielded the club hits "For What You Dream Of" and "Set In Stone", and the runaway popularity of his Bedrock Records record label was established with its first release, "Heaven Scent", in late 1999. John continues to remix and produce music while running the Bedrock Records label and a successful weekly radio show on KISS-100 FM in the UK.
Syd Gris
Syd Gris
(Opel/Opulent Temple)
Syd is one of the longest running fun creators in the Bay Area dance music and underground arts scene. He's been called a "Renaissance man of the West Coast scene", and with good reason. The founder of the legendary Opulent Temple collective, best known for their premierre sound stage at Burning Man, Board Member and key producer of the San Francisco LovEvolution event (formerly known as LoveFest & Love Parade), founder of Opel Productions, throwing club events and 'parties with purpose' in San Francisco for 10+ years, a child psychologist with a Doctorate in transpersonal psychology, a music producer, blogger on social issues, and of course - a DJ.

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 breaks, and tech funk,, he's been personally tapped to open and close for the varied likes of Underworld, Moby, Tiesto, Stanton Warriors, Armin Van Burren, and the list goes on. Syd knows what to do in any situation to bring the universal vibe of dance music. His debut single 'Who Are You' on Groove Quest, recently cracked the crowded Top 30 electro house chart on Beatport. His sets are known for walking the fine line between the gritty and the pretty, and he has a musical range seldom seen in party land.
DJ Spesh
(Looq Records)
Rachel Torro
Rachel Torro
(Permission to Land / Public Works)
Rachel Torro is carving out a unique space in the San Francisco House Music scene with an aesthetic that draws from her adventurous musical background. Her musical passion has been influenced by artists like Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and LCD Soundsystem. She combines a mature breadth of taste with a youthful playfulness colored by her post-adolescent history of psychedelic rock revelry. Her song selections weave a voice that is all her own–minimal, deep and tech house sensibilities build upon and support each other in a grounded but intricately textured experience. In addition to sharing the stage with staples like Atish, Hot Since 82, Lee Burridge, Luca Bachetti and Nico stojan, Rachel is the resident DJ and musical director for Morning Glory SF, an early morning, pre-work conscious dance party.
Darren Grayson
(Distrikt)
Venue Information:
The Midway
900 Marin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94124
http://themidwaysf.com/