SALTED ft. Mr. V, Jeno, Jay-J, Julius Papp

SALTED ft. Mr. V, Jeno, Jay-J, Julius Papp

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 3:00 am)

$10 - $15 Advance

This event is 21 and over

Mr. V
Mr. V
Experiencing Mr. V’s (AKA Victor Font) DJ sets, original productions, or remixes is like taking a trip back in time to dance music’s golden age. Before superstar DJs took over the spotlight, dance music was a cultural phenomenon that did what no other form of music could do – bring people together. It didn’t matter what race or sexual orientation you came from because dance music was all about embracing our differences and creating a homogeneous vibe. The music was built heavily on traditional song structures and lots of heart and soul. DJs played whatever it took to get the party going and the music was never predictable. It is with this classic spirit and enthusiasm that New York City’s Mr. V targets today’s dance music world. Mr. V is a throwback in the purest sense.

Growing up in the 1980’s the open-minded Mr. V was heavily influenced by House, Hip-Hop, Latin, Garage and Disco classics, Rhythm & Blues and Jazz. Mr. V was enamored by the role a DJ commanded over a crowd and was taken by the talents of his friend Lord G., who had a weekly Thursday night party in New York City. Despite wanting to be a professional DJ, it wasn’t until he met the legendary Louie Vega that he found his calling. “Louie used to have his party called “Underground Network,” and that’s where I discovered a deeper taste for house music. I always wanted to be a DJ, but Louie’s type of music – that whole soulful sound – is what I wanted to play,” says Mr. V.

Louie Vega saw the drive and potential in Mr. V and hired the young Nuyorican DJ / producer as his assistant at the world famous Masters At Work label. In this position Mr. V was given a rare glimpse into the global dance scene and before long was taking to the decks alongside his mentor. Currently, Mr. V is one of the fastest rising names on the circuit. Stylistically, Mr. V has a wildly eclectic sound that brings spontaneity back to the art of DJing.

In addition to his busy DJ schedule – Mr. V has displayed his turntable talents at many popular nightclubs across the globe – he is also making quite a name for himself as a producer. In 2001, along with partner Alix Alvarez, Mr. V launched his own label Sole Channel Music as a way to release music with complete control and artistic freedom. To date, he has many singles on the label including his most famous track, “Something (Wit’ Jazz).” Mr. V has also released original productions and remixes for other labels including Vega Records (featuring the massive tracks “Jus’ Dance”, Louie Vega feat Mr. V “V Gets Jazzy” and “Put Your Drink Down”), Strictly Rhythm, King Street Sounds, Muzik 4 Tomorrow, Dope Wax, Ultra Records, Defected Records and many more. Combining his multifaceted skills as a DJ / producer / remixer, and with an ear towards dance music’s roots, Mr. V is a name to watch out for!
Jeno
Jeno
"Wicked Crew" founder, San Francisco Full Moon Party pioneer, Come-Unity resident and 90s West Coast dance music magician. Still doing it, full time. Current projects include the spontaneous "Noise From The VOID" radio show, with an almost 10 yr run of live streaming. And the Noise From The VOID vinyl label, launching in 2015.
Jay-J
Jay-J
Since this Grammy® nominee burst onto the Dance Music scene, Jay-J's been creating critically acclaimed songs for the industry's top labels and Producers. Credited as the "Godfather of the SF sound", Jay-J's been shaping House Music with over 150 releases appearing on Ultra, Defected, OM, Naked Music and Moulton Studios. He's also remixed artists from Jill Scott to Joss Stone and has collaborated with producers from Kaskade to Miguel Migs. Jay-J's unique productions have caught the attention of Coke®, Apple®, Garageband® and MTV®, resulting in his own Coke® bottle for the 2008 Beijing Olympics to DJ'ing the 2006 MTV AVMAs® feat. Snoop Dogg.

LOVE ALIVE
On his label, Shifted Music, you'll find a collection of dancefloor hits, radio friendly ditties and as well as the Re:Souled | Shifted Music Remix Collection comp series which features some of the best talent Jay-J's discovered while touring the globe. Not one to rest on his accomplishments, Jay-J spent the last two years crafting his debut artist album, LOVE ALIVE; a smooth collection of meaningful and positive songs about love and sensuality. More than just 'dancefloor music', Jay-J delivers the goods and raises the bar with this strong, lyrically driven, warm and uplifting album. Not bound by any particular genre, Love Alive touches upon a wide range of music ranging from soulful house to downtempo chill to R&B and Electro. Thoughtful lyrics and beautiful vocals are provided by Big "Brooklyn" Red, Michelle Shaprow, Charlene Moore, Brian "BAM" Morgan, Judy Albanese and Fabian Leo with lush sounds and edgy instrumentation performed by Scott Wozniak and Tim K.

Singles from the album out now:
* Getting a Rise
* Decide
* If I Wanted You
Julius Papp
Julius Papp
Julius Papp is one whose dedication to music has propelled his career as a producer and DJ in the electronic music scene. His dance music roots lie in Disco of the 70's and New Wave of the 80's. Presently living in San Francisco, he was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and got tuned into dance music through the city's flourishing club scene and diverse radio broadcasts. He started collecting vinyl records in the mid 70's and took to the turntables in 1985, scoring his first major club gig two years later.

Hearing the non-stop flow of music and observing the booth where the DJ seamlessly blended each selection were early influences for Julius. Later influences included reading about parties that were piloted by talented music programmers that even today, influence the youngest of aspiring DJ's - legends like David Mancuso at The Loft & Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage in New York City to Frankie Knuckles at The Warehouse in Chicago and Tony Humphries' weekly at Zanzibar in New Jersey. Always inspired by the music listed in those articles, Julius would shop for those titles that would later become classics, worshipped by their discerning audiences. To this day, his goal is to keep expanding his foundation in music by being open-minded and eclectic in absorbing the music that truly touches him.

That open-minded attitude is what Julius uses to fine-tune his musical palette, which gives him a dominant sound that exudes a deep and soulful perspective. That dominant sound is House Music – which to him, is about an uplifting positive message. People coming together in unity, with no barriers or restrictions, but rather, with tolerance and the spirit of music, unifying everyone on the dance-floor. That being said, he blends various musical styles together -including Soul, Latin, Afro, Disco, Jazz and Electronic sounds with such fluidity, that it is difficult at times to put a defining stamp on his sound. Contributing to that is his willingness to take a chance. He always tries to push the envelope by introducing music that deserves exposure, taking his audience on a musical journey with various mood and energy changes.

Not content to limiting his ambitions in the DJ booth, Julius began producing music in 1994. The studio was another outlet for Julius' creative ideas to flow. His first release was a down-tempo project on the Acid Jazz tip. He also drew attention as part of the jazz and funk scene in San Francisco via the Mushroom Jazz parties alongside resident Mark Farina.

As Julius' production catalogue grew, so did the amount of labels he released music on including – long tenured labels like Nervous Records (NYC), King ST (NYC), Large Music (Chicago) and OM (SF), to signings on Soulfuric Recordings (FL) and Kenny Dope's "Dope Wax" (NYC) label, as well as Bob Sinclar's own
Yellow Productions in Paris.

He also ventured into the label arena with his own "NeoDisco Music" imprint. Named after the sound that continues to inspire him – the label offers him an alternate outlet to release his own productions.

As a veteran in the club scene, Julius has refined a style of dance music that has taken him beyond the boundaries of San Francisco to global praise and recognition. Being nominated as "Most Innovative Producer" at the 2004 House Music Awards is a perfect example of that. Putting him in the company of other nominated producers like, Joey Negro, Osunlade, DJ Gregory, DJ Spinna and Ben Watt was an absolute honor for him.

In January, 2012, Julius's collaboration with Lisa Shaw entitled "Way Back" (DJ Smash Brooklyn Tech Remix), was featured on the CBS crime drama, CSI: Miami.

Let the sun shine!
Venue Information:
The Great Northern
119 Utah St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.thegreatnorthernsf.com/