After Dawn with Didje Kelli, Vedda and Buckner
After Dawn is a weekly Sunday after hours hosted at Monroe
About this weeks line up:
>>>Didje Kelli (Ft Ida Flo)
Didje Kelli began her International DJ career in 1992 in San Francisco where she discovered the colorful house music subculture and in turn, the art of DJing. Kelli dove in head first and has been a driving force in the tech-house movement of San Francisco since then. She is one of the purveyors of the Bay Area tech-house scene. Kelli has held many residencies in San Francisco and abroad.
Didje Kelli has supported world renowned DJ talent including, Mr. C, Danny Tenaglia,Carl Cox, King Britt, Steve Lawler, Paul Oakenfold, the Orb, Orbital, Sasha, Digweed, Deep Dish, Ferry Corsten and Sander Kleinenberg. She has worked with the promoters that defined the world wide House Music culture, Release @ 1015, Thump Radio, Supperclub, Space Children Productions, Cosmic Selector, TekFreaks, Opulent Temple, Funky Tekno Tribe, and the infamous Wet parties. Kelli’s past and present residencies include: Monroe, Hawthorn, Suite 181 Eddy in San Francisco and Le Souk (NYC). Kelli has performed all over the western hemisphere in European countries, South and Central America and also held residencies at El Divino, Ibiza Spain, the Red Light in Paris as well as Berlin, Brussels, London, Amsterdam, and Hamburg.
Didje Kelli’s passion for music began at a very young age when on her 8th Christmas she was gifted her first record player, and her vinyl addiction began. She fell in love with new wave and neo-punk sounds like Joy Division, Depeche Mode, New Order, Ministry, Yaz, The Clash, Sex Pistols, Agent Orange, and the Ramones to name a few.Her diverse upbringing has influenced the way she reads a crowd and she knows how to skillfully play with peoples emotions. Kelli believes music is medicine for the soul, it can cross boarders and boundaries, music is the universal language without the limitation of words, which is the one thing that allows us to connect and communicate on a subconscious level, and is the key to understanding each other and living in peace and harmony.
>>> Vedda (We Love Us, SF)
Vedda was born February 13th 1978 in La Paz, Bolivia. His early music influences consisted mainly of percussion based Andean tribal music, disco and 80's new wave . At the age of 12 he became fascinated with the funky base lines and hard hitting kick drums used in electronic music. By 15 he attended raves on a regular basis in an effort to absorb as much of the DJ and house music culture as possible. Four years later he purchased his first set of turntables and spent every waking hour between school and work (sometimes sacrificing sleep) practicing to become one of the foremost house DJ's in the city by the bay. Now, he incorporates his childhood love of Andean music with the deep, funky baselines produced in house music, with a zest for beats unlike any other, into an eclectic mix of funky yet remarkably sexy techouse. Vedda continues to spread his vibe worldwide, but calls San Francisco home for his family and music
>>> Buckner (Vibe is Alive, SF)
Buckner is a producer, a DJ, and a seasoned event planner with more than two decades of experience in the electronic music industry. Currently living in San Francisco, California, he has been
fortunate enough to play with some of his personal heroes all over the world and he can lay claim to a handful of commercially released original pieces of music and remixes. With his first licensed production “Wild Things” (Resonance Project – WKNC 88.1FM) released in 1999, Buckner has had several original tracks and remixes (often co-produced with Whiskey Disco head honcho Sleazy McQueen) picked-up by labels including Hairy Claw, Kolour Records, SF Deep House Collective and Gigabeat Music. He has had the pleasure of doing A/R for Chillin’ Music, hosted a 5-year, weekly broadcast on Pulseradio and worked as the booking manager for Underground SF (formerly the Top) where he (along with Steve Johnson, Joel Conway, Bob 5, DJ Dao & Pwny, Eric Saldana, and Don Ready) also coordinated the
weekly event, Bubble, for 4 years. A focus on DJing over the last 5 years resulted in many stellar showswith promoters Dax Presents, Raindance Presents, and Nexus Sound System and with industry heavy-hitters Seth Troxler, Sunshine Jones, Jenö, Garth and Markie from wicked, and Jesse Saunders. Since the start of 2017, Buckner has totally re-worked his approach to DJing, transforming it into a live performance/DJ hybrid using a combination