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Rich Medina comes to San Francisco for one night only.
We're so excited to have the ultra-talented, multi-genre legend Rich Medina spinning on our custom Void sound system. You don't want to miss this.
Support: King Most
In the lounge: Jayvi Velazco, Elz
For the past two decades, Rich Medina has cemented his reputation as an elite DJ, one of few on the planet capable of taking audiences worldwide on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, soul, afrobeat, funk, breaks and dance classics. Today, many artists who have been Rich’s idols have become peers, and his fans often become his friends, even if just through the shared experience of music. Countless couples and relationships were commenced to the soundtracks he has created time and time again. His eloquence extends well beyond the music he plays—Medina’s spontaneous use of language speaks to the fact that he’s been a well-respected spoken word artist for over a quarter century, not to mention that he’s a journalist who has contributed columns and features to a wide variety of publications, including The Fader, Complex and Wax Poetics. His commanding physical presence is a constant reminder of four years of varsity basketball while at Cornell University, not to mention a brief stint of semi-pro ball immediately thereafter.
Rich Medina’s passion for spinning records began at the tender age of twelve, when he played his first party in his hometown of Lakewood, NJ. From that moment forward, he practiced and studied his craft with the focus of a seasoned athlete, quietly developing the skills that made sequencing and mixing music extremely natural to him.
At twenty-five years old, Medina already had an Ivy League degree, a season of semi-pro hoops (dreams of pro-ball dashed by an injury), and two Fortune 500 jobs under his belt. He then made the brave decision to give up a six-figure job at Abbott Laboratories in favor of hauling crates of records between Philly and NYC to manifest his dream of being a well-respected DJ. Right off the bat, he was able to establish himself with residencies in both cities as well as a steady stream of guest appearances with the likes of Qool Marv, Prince Language and Bobbito Garcia, beginning the musical adventure that has now taken him far and wide around the globe many times over.
Sharing music is a great feeling.
House Music DJ in SF, CA, USA since 1991
Being known for genre-bending and crowd-pleasing, she has mastered the art of reading the crowd by setting the mood with tasteful dance music. Growing up listening to breakbeats, techno, and house music along with discovering classic rock, jazz, hip-hop, 80s, and funk music she learned how to incorporate all of these elements together to create some serious flavor. Her parents were both opera singers so she was raised with a great appreciation and passion for music and vinyl. She studied piano and violin throughout her youth and sang with her Highschool jazz band.
She got interested in electronic music by going to local underground raves in San Francisco and saw her first female DJ perform and immediately became inspired to learn how to use turntables herself to express her love for music. Her first DJ gig was in 1998 in a large warehouse space called 2nd and Jackson in Oakland. Soon after she started playing for many legendary San Francisco long running events including 2nd Sunday, Sister SF, Feel Good, Sonic at 1015, Mixed Elements and The Gathering. In March 2008 Elz graduated Ex'pression College with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Sound Arts and after graduation, she spent the summer interning for DJ Shadow. She assisted in preparation for the launch of DJ Shadow Digital (The DJ Shadow Digital Store) and processed sound samples for the Dj Shadow digital store.
No proof of vaccination or mask required as of 6/15/2021, per San Francisco city guidelines.
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