DJ SEP is the founder, promoter, and main resident DJ at Dub Mission, one of the longest-running club parties in the world. Now 20 years strong, Dub Mission has been voted the Bay Area's Best Reggae party three times in the last five years. In addition to being a club DJ, Sep has performed at a variety of private and public events, including weddings, birthdays, publishing parties, museums, and festivals. She has won a Goldie Award (Bay Guardian) and been nominated for Best DJ (SF Weekly Music Awards). For many years, Sep hosted two shows on Bay Area radio: at former college radio station KUSF, and Berkeley's public radio station KPFA. Sep has spun at Festival Raztlan, Red Bull Culture Clash, HempCon, Silent Disco/Hushfest, How Weird, Sunday Streets, Cal Academy of Sciences, Oakland Museum of Art, and venues throughout the Bay Area. She has also performed in London, Vancouver, Tijuana, New York, Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, and Portland. In addition to producing more than 1000 shows, Sep has opened for many artists, including Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sly & Robbie, The Wailers, Quantic, Culture, Mad Professor, Culture, Yellowman, Big Youth, Les Nubians, Rachid Taha, Kinky, and The Cinematic Orchestra.
DJ Sep with Jahdan Blakkamoore
VINNIE ESPARZA is a staple of the San Francisco DJ scene and spins at various parties around the city including Hella Tight and Groove Merchant Friday. In 2000, Vinnie was voted "Best Local DJ" in the SF Bay Guardian's "Best of the Bay" edition. The next year he was awarded the City Search Editor's Award for "Best Local DJ", and nominated for "Best Local DJ" in the SF Weekly in both 2001 and 2003. He was the first DJ to play the Monterey Jazz Festival on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary and was asked to return the following year. He has also been asked to spin the Quebec City Jazz Festival, again as their first ever DJ booking. He has compiled the Loose & Juicy collection for Vanguard Records, Viva CuBop 2 for Ubiquity Records and coordinated the reissue of Bobby Montez's Jungle Fantastique for the same label. He spins a wide variety of music, from jazz to hip-hop and everything in between.
MANEESH the TWISTER has been a staple of the Bay Area music scene for over 15 years as part of Surya Dub, Dub Mission, & Dhamaal. Maneesh has been awarded "Best Club DJ" by SF Bay Guardian. He is the founder of the Surya Dub collective that helped kick off the Bay Area BASS era. A co-founder of the Dhamaal Artist Collective, Maneesh's productions appear on the Dhamaal Soundsystem CD, the XBOX 360 game "Project Gotham," Sony BMG India's Shamur compilation and Kush Arora's "Boiling Over." Maneesh has quite eclectic tastes and spins anything with BASS. He has shared the stage with legendary Jamaican producers Lee "Scratch" Perry and Scientist, Thievery Corporation, Bassnectar, Mad Professor, Francois K, Kode 9, Adrian Sherwood, Mala, The Bug & Warrior Queen, Flying Lotus, Eskmo, Visionary, State of Bengal, Smith & Mighty/RSD, Karsh Kale, Nickodemus, Z-Trip, DJ Vadim, Liondub, Dan the Automator, Kush Arora, Dub Gabriel, Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, DJ G, Antiserum & Roommate. He can also be found on the airwaves with Kush Arora hosting a monthly Monday night radio show, "The Surya Dub Takeover," on KPFA 94.1 FM.