Mighty Real Annual Pride Poolside Party
*Take advantage of the pool by booking a room @ The Phoenix Hotel*
Mighty Real returns for our Annual Poolside Pride event. This time we're bringing out Def Mix heavyweights, Quentin Harris & Hector Romero + Tedd Patterson & our Mighty Real resident, David Harness.
Harris’ success has been built on the rare ability to straddle genres effortlessly, with productions that gracefully sit between the soulful end of the Shelter and the tougher sound that many European audiences demand. Danny Tenaglia called it Hard and Soul and Quentin surely lives up to it. “I go out and listen to everything even if it’s not my scene,” he states. “For instance, Victor Calderone is a good friend of mine – and even though I won’t necessarily love everything he plays, I do think it’s important to go out and hear him play. I love to go and get out on the floor with the crowd; not hang out in the booth. When I hear a record and it really really catches my attention, I get crazy about it, and then I’m like, Ok that’s the record of the night for me, I’m gonna go and find out what it is and then go home.”
Hector’s intro into the DJ world began at the age of 13. Nicknamed “DJ Baby Hec,” the Bronx native landed his first job at La Mirage, known at the time as one of the hottest dance clubs in the Bronx. Hector was soon spinning at a number of downtown Manhattan clubs including Save the Robots, Palladium and Roxy as well as The Red Zone where he opened for David Morales. Hector spends a great deal of time travelling and DJ’ing around the world. He can be found stirring up the dance floors in Italy, Greece, Tokyo and Spain and considers Stereo in Montreal his home enjoying a quarterly residency.
When Tedd Patterson steps to the decks, there's a shift of energy in the room. In a club scene now flooded with McDJs, Patterson has a presence that sets him apart. Instead of staying under the umbrella of only a couple of dance music genres, Patterson creatively moves things along by introducing the unexpected to the mix. This is his art form of fusion which has solidified Patterson's reputation as a master craftsman of adventurous, relentless, and wildly dynamic sets. With a honed eclectic sound and purposeful experimentation, Patterson's preference for the genuine, varied side of music is truly a refreshing experience.
David has appeared in articles and interviews for Billboard Magazine, Paper Magazine, Surface, XLR8R, Streetsounds, Sweater, HX, Next, URB, DJ Mag, 5magazine, Gloss, Odyssey, The BAR, and the SF Bay Guardian.David continues to maintain a bust DJ schedule in the SF Bay Area and produces several events at Mighty, Fgag Fridays, Mars Bar, as well as frequent spots at SoulTogether (London) and other events around the world. David has received some great recognition with awards from The Monterey Weekly (1995), San Francisco Goldie Award (1995), Chicago/ Music Plant Dirty Dozen Award (2001), Nitevibe Top 10 DJ Dream Team (06, 07,08), & 2011 nomination for SF Pride Grand Marshall. David continues to maintain a bust DJ schedule in the SF Bay Area and produces several events at Mighty, as well as frequent dj spots at Fgag Fridays, Mars Bar, SoulTogether (London) and other events around the world. David Harness’ passion, talent and creativity has definitely created a new page in the history of house music and given him the deep respect of his peers.