Smoked Out Soul w/ DJ Shortkut, KingMost & Special Guests
What happens when a world famous DJ's digs through his collection to play his favorite Funk & Soul Remixes then flips and twists those tunes in the moment? Don't miss the opportunity to see the legendary DJ Shortkut play a very special and intimate Smoked Out Soul set at Monarch Thursday July 27. He'll be joined by Bay Area royalty Mr. King Most and some very special guests! Shhhhhhhhhhhh 🤐
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No other DJ in the world will ever be a member of the three most innovative and influential DJ crews to ever exist. As a member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beat Junkies and Triple Threat DJs, Shortkut’s contributions to the DJ world greatly assisted in building this culture into the multi-million dollar industry it is today. His years of musical experience and unparalleled presence in the national and international circuits exemplifies his passion and dedication to a culture he helped create. In 2007, Shortkut celebrated 20 years as a DJ, producer, DJ equipment designer, and battle champion.
Shortkut began his DJ career in 1987 with Just 2 Hype!, a mobile DJ soundsystem based out of Daly City, California. In 1994, J Rocc, the "Funky President” (Stones Throw records), invited Shortkut to join his internationally acclaimed collective of djs and producers, The Beat Junkies. Since Shortkut’s addition to the group, he has diversified the Beat Junkie audience. In 1995, Shortkut, Q-Bert and Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys), formed the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, a legendary turntable band that led a new era in the DJ/turntablist world. The Invisibl Skratch Piklz went on to become the most influential DJ crew of all time. In 1999, Shortkut, along with world DJ champions Apollo and Vinroc, founded the Triple Threat DJs. These DJs all shared the same philosophy of combining raw turntable skills for the hardcore, while satisfying dancefloor crowds. This musical philosophy exploded with the birth of the Triple Threat DJs, and is now what DJs around the world follow today.
Throughout his career, Shortkut has made numerous contributions to the DJ culture. His involvement with seminars and tutorials in techniques and DJ history helps develop aspiring DJs and turntablists from middle schools to college classrooms worldwide. He was also a key designer of the Vestax 05 Pro, which became the best-selling mixer of the Japan-based Vestax mixer line.
Shortkut claimed numerous titles, notably the 1994 and 1998 US/West Coast DMC Championships. He has also been featured in prized national and international publications including Rolling Stone, URB, DJ Times, Scratch, and VIBE. His talent has taken him to almost every continent, in which he showcases his performance/mixing DJ style to crowds - many of whom were introduced to the artform for the first time. In 2001, Shortkut appeared alongside X-ecutioner's Rob Swift and actress Shannon Sossamon for a GAP clothing commercial that aired worldwide. He was honored with the Grand Wizard Theodore Lifetime Achievement Award in Germany for his contributions to the development of scratching in 2004.
A diverse selection in music, combined with turntablist roots makes Shortkut one of the world's premier DJs. He has the creative ability to fuse many styles, which enables him to play for various audiences. Influences such as Jazzy Jeff, Rob Swift, Q-Bert, and his DJ crewmembers have contributed to Shortkut's well-rounded DJ style.
Shortkut’s musical talent magnetizes audiences of all ages both in his hometown of San Francisco, throughout the United States, and overseas. His 20+ years of DJ experience and membership with three of the world's most influential DJ collectives allowed him to enhance his skills, expand his musical selection and develop into an inspiring musician that believes in sharing his talent. Shortkut continues to add to his discography through creations in different areas of music production, mix projects and more recently, video mixing. With the addition of the visual element to his DJ sets, Shortkut continues to innovate and lead in progressing the art of DJing.
For King Most being a DJ is all about passion for the craft. His hard work is paying off too—as a full-time DJ he now sits at the top of San Francisco’s DJ elite. His consistency has earned him recurring gigs with Red Bull, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Microsoft.
As a cutting-edge remixer, King Most’s releases on Soundcloud have logged over one million plays by listeners worldwide. When he’s not sharing the decks with favorites like Jazzy Jeff, Questlove, Solange, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), Odd Future, to even Giorgio Moroder, luminaries like Giles Peterson (UK/Radio One), DJ Spinna (NYC), Mick Boogie (Roc-Nation), Sammy Bananas (Fool’s Gold) and Anthony Valadez (KCRW/Los Angeles) are sharing his tracks in their own sets.
Speaking of sharing, one of King Most’s favorite aspects of his work is how it brings people together. Nothing exemplifies this better than throwing San Francisco editions of Wonder-Full (Stevie Wonder tribute party) Soul Slam (Michael Jackson vs. Prince), and The Village Voice-approved SFNY/Society party series.
Whether you’re a promoter in Miami, a party-goer in New York, a hip-hop kid who enjoys rock & roll in Tokyo, or a dance music lover who loves D’Angelo in San Francisco, during the 52 weekends of the year King Most hopes to remind you that DJing is about skill, selection, and having fun.
-SMOKED OUT SOUL-
"Real Funked Up with a Gangster Twist"
"Funk & Soul Remix Celebration - Djs vs Live Players"
"Old School Taste - New School Bass"
“An immersive experience with live horn players, drummers and guitarists collaborating with sound sculpting producers on a Void surround-sound system.”
DJ / instrumentalists Zebuel and Will Magid are joined by drummers Paul Oliphant and Enrique Padilla to bring you a sound that is both classic and futuristic: “Old School Taste, New School Bass”. S.O.S. blurs the line between a live show and a DJ night, bringing in the bay’s finest musicians and DJ’s playing on one of the top rated sound systems in the country. Come enjoy delicious cocktails with beautiful people as classic soul music is reinterpreted in the moment.
Smoked Out Soul aims at bringing together DJ's ato put a fresh spin on classic tunes. Rooted in soul with a nod to the future. Founded in 2013, Smoked Out Soul started out as a mixtape and quickly morphed into a full fledged funk party, a festival act and now record label. Smoked Out Soul is a collective of Djs Producers and musicians who love soul music and who love elevating the vibe thru music. Catch the party at at Monarch SF or at a club or festival near you!
Every Thursday at Monarch SF!!!