DJ Tomas (Umoja Soundsystem/Voltage Music) is a man of many aliases – his most famous being Double Identity, his producer title. This makes sense since he’s a double Gemini who’s played drums in noise rock bands, DJ’ed for over 15 years, written for Urb and XLR8R magazine, and hosted radio shows since the late-80s. The Bay Area native cut his teeth as a reggae radio DJ in high school and also at college station KXLU in LA. He began spinning clubs in 1990 and co-founded (with DJ Daz) the Umoja Soundsystem, a six-person multicultural, multi-genre music crew. While primarily a reggae sound, Umoja also plays hip-hop, soul, electronic, house, broken beat, Latin and Afrobeat – a unity of cultures and ethnicities through music. On the production side, DJ Tomas is a drummer who’s recorded as Double Identity for his own Voltage Music label, as well as others. He has five nujazz/broken beat-style singles out as Double Identity, and tracks floating around the internet under his dub/dubstep alter ego Dub I.D. Look for the debut Double Identity album in spring ’08. His current monthly residency is La Bodega, at Otis in SF and he cohosts the Friday Night Session, 10 p.m. Fridays on KUSF 90.3 FM.
Up And Coming Cali Femcee Stirring Up A Storm With Her New Single "Money, Music, And Maryjane" My name is Cheyanna "Young Latte" Jackson I was raised in Richmond California with my background and roots from Grenada, Mississippi. I’ve always been interested in music and being a performer my whole entire life it was something about how the beat with the lyrics just takes you to another place. when I heard my first song that stuck in my mind and being of a young age and not knowing what music can…See More
September 13, 2019 at 8pm to September 14, 2019 at 1am
Peter Feliciano's long-anticipated, self-titled debut album has finally arrived! A mix of Jack Black and Jeff Buckley- soaring melodies, hilarious vulgarity, and an unforgettable stage presence. It is also a going away party, Peter is moving to New York at the end of September.You do not want to miss this show!Featuring John Lee Hooker's famed horn section named "Hot Sauce"!Opening band: hilarious singer/songwriter Jefferson Bergey Closer: Bay Area Hip Hop legend DJ Kevvy Kev See More
BY KIERAN DEVLIN • JUNE 13, 2019Grandmaster Flash has become the first DJ to win the Polar Music Prize, often dubbed the "Nobel Prize For Music".The prize was founded by Stig Anderson, better known as ABBA's lyricist and manager, in 1989. Previous winners include Led Zeppelin, BB King, Metallica, and Paul McCartney.Flash, real name Joseph Saddler, accepted the prize from…See More
Ever wonder where Wu-Tang Clan got their amazing samples from? Watch as Wu-Tang's producer, rapper and founder, RZA, takes you through scenes from "Master of the Flying Guillotine," "Executioners from Shaolin," "The 36th Chamber," "Enter the…