DJ Pete Avila is one of the Bay Area's original house DJs. He's held residencies at practically every major venue in SF. He is perhaps best known as producer of "Your Mama's House", the Bay Area's first house mix show on 106KMEL. He's credited for bringing house music & the sound of the underground to the masses and helped put SF on the map. He's worked with dance legends Martha Wash, Jocelyn Brown, Aretha Franklin & Todd Terry and has remixed platinum artists like Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Usher & Julie McKnight.
Stefanie has been DJing for 27 years. Her first DJ gig was in the 80's at a SOMA club called BayBrick Inn. She's had residencies at numerous clubs, including an alternative music club called Female Trouble. She's been fortunate to play Trocadero, Ibeam, EndUP, 1015, Townsend and other major dance clubs. She is also well known for playing those dirty house beats at the legendary Detour. Today you can catch Stefanie playing at the Cafe & LookOut.
Native San Francisco DJ Rolo Talorda has been spinning his magic in the City's house and club scene since the early 90s, from the Sound Factory to the infamous Endup, from Lift at DV8 to Breathe Deep at 1015 Folsom. Rolo has played gigs in Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle and Singapore. In 1996, he took up the residency mantle at "Fag Fridays" at the Endup and played his deep, soulful, disco house sound every week until the club's farewell in 2007. After a brief hiatus, Rolo has recently been spotted stirring up the dance floor at San Francisco hotspots Monarch, Public Works, DNA Lounge, Powerhouse and Tank18.
Blackstone started DJing in bars and clubs in 1987. His first big clubs he played at were DNA Lounge and City Nights. He is best known for keeping House alive in the Castro with his unforgettable dark and sexy mixes at The DETOUR. "No matter what type of music it is I always try to find the funk element in it," he says.
With over 140 remixes to his name, 32 years of DJing, and 28 years of music production under his belt, Jim Hopkins has solidified himself as a San Francisco legend. With roots dating back to the beginnings of the SF rave scene, Jim Hopkins played regularly as one half of The Electroliners. Jim has seen much success from his long list of original productions, including the '95 Anthem "Loose Caboose." Jim has played in over 48 cities across the nation and had tracks licensed to labels around the world. He is a resident of 440 Castro and there plays what he calls a musical time machine mashup, all genres and decades skillfully mashed together.
David Harness has been DJing professionally since 1989. He is best known for playing at groundbreaking San Francisco clubs like Sound Factory/Twirl for Dave Deen, LIFT at DV8 for Joseph Solis and Dr. Winkie, CLUB UNIVERSE at Townsend for Audrey Joseph and Ty Dakota, Fag Fridays at The EndUp for David Peterson and Jose Mineros, and David's own party, TABOO. He has also played The Detour and The Cafe, a couple of his favorite Castro bars. "I will play deep, tribal, classic house, nu disco, always soulful," says David.
Page has been a DJ for 32 years. She's worked in every big club, straight and gay, in SF through the 80's and 90's including Oasis, City Nights, Club X, Club 9, Nightbreak, BayBrick, and Trocadero. Then she ran The Box and Club Q for many years. Page Hodel was the first female mixer on major market radio doing the noon mix on KSOL and LIVE 105, and worked as a reporter for Billboard magazine for sixteen years. Make sure to check out her popular dance party, Jukebox, on Thursday nights at Beatbox.