SF’s annual dance tradition SOUL SLAM SF: Prince & Michael Jackson kicks off summer on Saturday, June 10th at Mezzanine. Globetrotting superstar disc jockey, DJ Spinna, headlines the twelfth installment of this epic dance party featuring the music of Prince & Michael Jackson’s essential compositions, covers, and goodies. King Most, special guest DJs, Constellations: Wonway, heyLove* & Nina Sol & host Hakobo will set the mood and build the anticipation for what is set to be another amazing Soul Slam!
DJ SPINNA (NYC)
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ABOUT SOUL SLAM
SOUL SLAM centers around a battle between two of the most eclectic and innovative artists to date, Michael Jackson and Prince! From the inception of this concept back in 1999 the response for SOUL SLAM has been enormous. This event turns into a DJ battle with one DJ, DJ Spinna and an audience of hardcore MJ and Prince fans. DJ Spinna sets the tone of this event as he lays down track after track from both MJ’s and Princes extensive music catalogues along with tracks of their cohorts, ie; Jermaine Jackson, Vanity, Janet, Sheila E., Jackson 5, The Time etc.
DJ SPINNA (NYC)
Arguably one of the world’s best DJs, DJ Spinna is also one of the most respected producers transcending genres. As one of the top producers in the house scene he has remixed Stevie Wonder, Black Coffee, Shaun Escoffery, Karizma & Kenny Dope; as one of Hip-Hop’s revered producers he’s responsible for the underground classic “Tribute to Dilla” single with Phonte of Little Brother; and as a heavyweight in the world of Soul he compiled the “Wonder of Stevie” with Bobbito, which turned a new generation on to the music of Stevie Wonder. To boot, their “Wonder-full” party became so well known and loved it attracted Stevie himself (!!). Along with Keistar he also created “Soul Slam” – the Prince vs. Michael Jackson party to end all Prince vs. Michael Jackson parties! There are very few other DJs in the world that can claim the “Triple Crown” rep as a producer, DJ, and brand creator, which is why many consider Spinna to be #1.
Jacobo Juarez aka Hakobo is a DJ, promoter, music geek, and brain child of some of the Bay Area’s historic music events. Hakobo’s love for music comes through all he does, whether championing the early sounds of broken beat, jazz, and electronic with fresco & the Culprits parties, throwing the very first J-Dilla Tribute in the world, or showcasing the Bay Area’s musical talents through Oakland Music Festival. His heart’s desire is to keep the Bay Area’s music scene fresh or we say in Spanish – fresco.
Patrick Diaz aka King Most is a DJ who has toured the world and shared the stage with legends such as Solange, Thundercat, Kaytranada, Anderson Paak, Giorgio Morodor & De La Soul. When he’s not behind the decks shaking hundreds of booties, King Most is a producer and has logged in over one million plays with his productions and remixes which he calls Redirections.
DJ heyLove* grew up in the Bay Area surrounded by different cultures, ethnicities, & art. Influenced by this diversity she developed a love for variety, which is reflected in her taste for music. Attracted to different rhythms and how they make the mind, body, and soul feel. You’ll hear jazz, R&B, downtempo, broken beat, house, bossa nova, afro beat & hip-hop in her collection.
Nina Sol, a nod to her Afro-Latina heritage & warm and sunshiny disposition, delivers a genre-bending soulful sound that resonates with audiences locally and across the globe. A vinyl enthusiast that traverses time and texture, Nina’s insatiable curiosity for music discovering keeps her sets fresh and unexpected. Nina Sol brings a profound energy to dance floors while spreading messages of justice, freedom, and love.
A modern day renaissance man, all around b-boy and performer, Wonway’s artistic resume includes emcee freestyle champion, DJ, radio host, and actor. Behind the turntables, Wonway has established himself as one of the most sought after DJ’s in the Bay Area. His diverse playlists can range from hiphop, funk, salsa, house, samba, jazz, dancehall, and future soul all in the same set.