After Dawn with Miguel Solari, Papa Lu and Joey Alaniz
After Dawn is a weekly Sunday morning party at Monroe
About this weeks line up :
>>> Miguel Solari (Housepitality)
Vinyl player since 1995. Co-creator and lead captain of San Francisco's weekly Wednesday night affair, Housepitality and Acid Test SF resident
>>> Papa Lu (UNI4RM/ The Kazbah)
Born and raised in the bay area, Papa Lu absorbed all of the underground music around him from Hip Hop to house. His first passion was with Hip Hop and as soon as he graduated from High School he dove right into the business of throwing parties. He worked with classic artists of the true school era like Digable Planets, Digital Underground, Gang Starr, Kool Keith, and many more. During that time several house music pioneers like Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Dj Sneak, Heather, Colette, etc were making waves at that same venues he was throwing hip hop parties. From that exposure he made a quick transition into producing house music events like his Night Moves party at Monarch SF. In the process he became obsessed with finding exciting new artists and emerging sounds to book at his parties. After completely immersing himself in dance music it was only natural for Papa Lu to start his career as a DJ opening and closing for cutting edge and legendary artists and gaining new fans at every gig.
In 2013, Papa Lu joined up with a group of close friends to create The Kazbah, a popular sound camp at Burning Man. Their pyramid is known as a beacon of light with their state of the art laser piercing into the sky and their parties are known to be some of the best on the playa to date. Papa Lu is one of the leaders of the camp helping with event production on and off the playa. They've hosted with numerous artist. Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Dub Fire, Lee Burridge, just to name a few.
In 2015, Papa Lu put out his first e.p. as one half of the duo, "Set in Stone" on petFood records. Their release, "Bad One" charted on beatport's top 100 deep house releases hitting #30 at one point.
>>> Joey Alaniz (Common Ground)
His older brother was a mobile dj. At the age of 14, Joey would sneak in to his brothers studio when he was gone and scratch the shit out of anything he could get his hands on. Back then it was all hip hop but when those A. sides couldn’t be played anymore, he discovered the B. side dance tracks and was instantly hooked.
His sound selection and journey-ess programming has taken him to play in far off lands like Kenya, Mexico, Hawaii, New York and all the major clubs in San Francisco. He held down a 3 year residency at the legendary San Francisco night club, The End Up doing Sunday Mass.
Now he spends his days mastering the art of fried rice, whiskey consumption, looking busy while not doing anything at all and working on original material which he will be releasing this year. He also does a party in San Francisco called Common Ground which is now on its fourth year and counting which I hear is kinda sorta amazing. Check out his soundcloud below. If you like what you hear, please follow him and leave a comment. Thank you, enjoy and see you on the dance floor.