Thursday, October 23, 2008

This Saturday! Umoja 15-Yr Anniversary at Surya Dub

Global Dubwize Vibes & Dread Bass Culture

Saturday Oct 25th 2008 @ Club Six
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The Umoja Hi-Fi Sound System unites to celebrate their 15th year as a DJ crew. Umoja Hi-Fi was co-founded by DJ Daz and DJ Tomas in 1993. They were soon joined by DJ Culture D, DJ Jun and Cokni O' Dire. The crew's last member, Washington DC's Stevie G, joined in 2000. At breakout LA club nights like Umoja Jazz & Ragga Lounge, B-Side and Chocolate Bar, the Umoja DJs established an eclectic blueprint for the LA club sound, one that included diverse but connected sounds from dancehall and hip-hop, to electronic beats, rare groove and house that typified the name Umoja, a Swahili word for unity.

The various members remain active in San Francisco (Tomas) and Dallas (Cokni O' Dire) and LA (Daz, Culture D and Jun) and continue to rock key parties such as Speaker Boxx at Carbon, Uprock 77, Sunset Junction, Coachella, The Standard, Firecracker and Do-Over. Umoja DJs have also opened for and shared stages with Shabba Ranks, Supercat, David Bowie, Tricky, Jamiriquoi, The Pharcyde, Lennie Kravitz, Freestyle Fellowship and Blood & Fire Soundsystem.

The Umoja 15-Year Anniversary gig in San Francisco will be a groundbreaking gathering. It's only the second appearance in San Francisco in 10 years for the entire DJ crew, and the first to feature founding members Daz and Culture D. Additionally, MC/DJ Cokni O' Dire ñ a radio and club DJ with Brooklyn, Jamaican and London roots ñ will emcee in two separate rooms throughout the night and spin a vintage reggae set. DJ Jun and Tomas will perform a two-hour tag-team dubstep and global bass set in Surya Dub'sbasement chamber. Expect a big night, boom tunes and DJs who live for their art. Pure vibes!

Sub Hz Den: Dubstep, Dread Bass Breaks & D'n'B, Ragga
Special Guests:
Umoja Hi-Fi (SF/LA/TX)
Plus Residents:
Maneesh the Twister (Surya Dub, Dhamaal, Dub Mission - Best Club DJ SF Guardian) & Kid Kameleon (xlr8r, Surya Dub),
Visuals by CONTACT (Surya Dub)
MC Daddy Frank pon da mic

Inna Yard: Reggae, Dancehall, Bhangra, Global Beats
Special Guest:
Umoja Hi-Fi (SF/LA/TX)
Plus Residents:
Jimmy Love (Non Stop Bhangra, Surya Dub)
DJ Amar Electric vardo, Surya Dub)
Ripley (havoc sound, Surya Dub

Club Six
Saturday, Oct 25th, 2008
60 6th St b/w Mission & Market
Reduced admission b4 10:30pm at
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Check out Surya Dub's feature in the SF Bay Guardian