Umoja Hi-Fi (LA/SF/TX) The Umoja Hi-Fi unites to celebrate their 15th year as a DJ crew.Umoja Hi-Fi was co-founded by DJ Daz and DJ Tomas in 1993, and was soon joined by DJ Culture D, DJ Jun and Cokni Oí Dire. The crewís last member, Washington DCís 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 Oí 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. Itís 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 Oí 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
Umoja Hi-Fi (SF/LA/TX)
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
Umoja Hi-Fi (SF/LA/TX)
Reggae, Dancehall, Bhangra, Global Beats
Jimmy Love (Non Stop Bhangra, Surya Dub)
DJ Amar Electric vardo, Surya Dub)
Ripley (havoc sound, Surya Dub
Saturday, Oct 25th, 2008
60 6th St b/w Mission & Market
Reduced admission b4 10:30pm at www.going.com/suryadubOct25
$10 door | 10:00pm-3:00am | 21 + | 415.863.1221
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