DJ Garth ** FIRST COME FIRST SERVED FREE EVENT

Starfish, Never Summer Snowboards, Montucky Cold Snacks, & Buffalo Exchange Present

DJ Garth ** FIRST COME FIRST SERVED FREE EVENT

Manny 'Nuff / Peer Review

Fri, February 8, 2019

9:00 pm

$0.00

This event is 21 and over

DJ Garth
DJ Garth
Garth is a film actor and DJ who cut his teeth with the Wicked Sound System in San Francisco. Parties with his stamp include his All Night Long/For The Record parties, a coveted ten year residency at Come Unity, going on thirty years with the Wicked Sound System and since 2005, Back2Back with right hand man Jeno. His sound is a radical fusion of Acid House, Space Disco & Psyche Rock.

Bringing UK sound system culture to San Francisco in 1991, Wicked's lawless full moon beach parties ushered in an era of Acid House hysteria that ripped through the west coast and spread into the heartland. Wicked are credited widely with kick-starting the City's rave scene in the early 90's, cementing its reputation as the red headed step child of Disco.

Scoring a Tony Andrews designed Turbosound rig, they toured in a '47 Greyhound bus whose previous owners were a gospel choir hitting the road to spread their own gospel across the States. Wicked was the pioneering sound system at Burning Man in 1995.

They brought the best DJs the world had to offer to San Francisco including the first time Bay Area performances of House/Disco luminaries like Tony Humphries, DJ Harvey, Louis Vega, Francois K, Joe Clausel, Roger S, Robert Owens, Stacy Pullen, DJ Pierre and K Alexi.

Garth holds court at many of the world's best nightclubs including Eleven, Mago, Gold, Yellow, Townsend, 1015, The Roxy, Twilo, Fabric, The End, Horsemeat Disco, Sublevel, Thirtynine Hotel, Rex, Room, Lux & Zouk. He has been voted amongst America's top DJs in Urb, XLR8R and DJ Magazines. For many years he pioneered all night Dub sets on the only renegade system permitted at Reggae on the River where Jamaican legends Mikey Dread and Junior Reid stopped by the bus to rock the mic.

The same bus provided inspiration for a record label. Since '98 Grayhound has released 50+ singles documenting an edgier West Coast sound. Artists include Wicked (Garth, Markie, Jeno & Thomas), Rocket, Perry Farrell, ETI, DJ Harvey, The Glimmers & Ray Mang, Darryl Pandy, Michoacan, DJ Rasoul, Nectar, Stranger, Steve Kotey & EBE. Many recording artists launched their careers on the label.

His breakout anthem with E.T.I. 'Twenty Minutes of Disco Glory' shook things up internationally, praised by Muzik Magazine as one of the best dance singles of '96. Since then he has produced 60 records under various pseudonyms working with Anthony Mansfield, Eric James (Rocket), Rob Doten (Crosstown Traffic) and Markie Mark or Jeno (Wicked). His remixes include Strafe, Freeland, The Units, Faithless, Halo Varga, The Glimmers, Rob Rives, Dada Munchamonkey, Perry Farrell (Janes Addiction), Yabby You, Mutabaruka and Tribe Called Quest.

He has compiled and mixed albums for Om, NRK, Thrive & Grayhound. Grayhound productions have been licensed to countless DJ mix CDs and Garth's music can be found in two films - SF rave flick 'Groove' and Gus Van Sant's 'Speedway Junky'.

Since 2007 he and collector/dealer James Glass have been waving the flag for Golden Goose re-edits, raiding their record collections & respectfully placing Disco/Rock obscurities under the knife as King & Hound.

Remaining true to the original art form, he can be found playing all-vinyl sets out in Hawaii, Japan, Fiji, Korea, Spain, England, Greece, Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, even Indonesia and Malaysia, turning parties out upon request.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/