Elevated. Concentrated. Integrated.
RUNNAMUK is debuting with some top notch talent that will shake up the San Francisco streets for years to come. Showcasing unique and innovative sounds that will go down in history. We are excited to announce DJ QBERT and DJ SPINN will be the first to take our stage and throw down for our favorite city. These two legends have single handedly shaped the soundscape of the planet forever. This will be crazy.
█ DJ Q BERT – Invisibl Skratch Piklz
█ DJ SPINN – Tekflife, Hyperdub
█ SPEKT1 – We Got This
█ RAYRECK – Wile Out, Oakland Bounce
█ RYURY – R u n n a m u k
█ D MAJIK- Soundpieces
█ SHABABO – Complex Systems
POP-UP SHOP by: TROVE.SF <<——–
█ DJ QBERT
— born Richard Quitevis, is widely regarded as the most highly skilled skratching dj that has walked this planet. His long-standing career of innovating the DJ culture has set off a
worldwide generation of DJs who are now regarded as musicians and not just DJs that play records, from A-Trak to Craze to C2C to Z-Trip; they would testify to DJ QBert’s influence in their sound and successful careers.
DMC World Championship appearances since 1991-1994 gave global exposure to DJ QBert’s unbelievable skills and performances. Since then no other has matched his command of the DJ scene on and off the turntables. Hailed as the ambassador of skratching for today and to the future, he has been recognized by his peers as innovating more styles and systems of skratching. He comes from the era of experimental battle DJs who in the mid-90’s gave shape to the infinite sounds of 2 turntables and skratching vinyl. Honorably knighted “Grandmixer” by legendary pioneer GrandMixer DXT. An honor dignified by hip-hop’s most hallowed Knighting tradition; securing his place as one of hip-hop’s living legends.
As a founding member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, he has been the focus of two major documentary films Scratch and Hang The DJ, both of which were selected at Cannes and
Sundance Film Festival. DJ QBert’s acclaimed first album, Wave Twisters was reverse engineered from sound into visuals also becoming his first feature film, which was also selected
into the Sundance Film Festival. Through his partner Yogafrog and company Thud Rumble, QBert has been able to expand his
influence in the culture; designing and releasing innovative DJ products, collaborating with the most successful DJ companies in the industry seeking his stamp of approval, teaching on his
online DJ school QBert Skratch University, appearances in various video games including DJ Hero 2 and doing post -production for the animated feature Turbo.
His latest albums, which started as a Kickstarter project, is the most successful hip-hop project to date and Top 20 all-time music project on the popular crowdfunding platform. Partnering
with iTunes, Morning Breath Inc. and Novalia UK, DJ QBert will be changing the way music albums are presented. The possibilities are endless as the culture continues to grow far and
wide with DJ QBert leading the way.
DJ QBert was officially awarded the title America’s Best DJ in 2010. With a well-documented and successful DJ career, he is considered as one, if not “The Greatest DJ Of All Time”.
█ DJ SPINN
— Coming up from nothing to something is a hell of an accomplishment, that’s why when it comes to DJ Spinn, that feat is highly attainable. Starting out at the early age of 14, DJ Spinn had his mind set on future musical goals Growing up, writing, djing, dancing, and producing, DJ Spinn made sure to stay on top of his game. In 1997, while dancing with Chicago’s infamous “House-O-Matics”, DJ Spinn gained a honorable rep djing for one of Chicago’s number one dance groups. In the same year, he headlined DJ gigs at the biggest teen parties in Chicago including those at Club Cavilini’s in Harvey, Dolton Expo, Markham Roller Rink, and The Rink on 87th, not to mention numerous house parties and school events.
By 1998, DJ Spinn had a following that loved the style of house tracks he and long time buddy DJ Rashad were creating. Their notoriety led to the opportunity to drop one of his house tracks, Bout It Bout It Mix,on vinyl—aka a 12″ record—with Ray Barney’s Dance Mania Records. A year later, the legendary DJ Chip and DJ Thadz album, Bang Ski, which included the track Bang Bang Bang Skeet Skeet Skeet, also featured DJ Spinn’s Chicken Headz and DJ Rashad’s Child Abuse. As they gained more DJ and production credits, it was only a matter of time before DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad got their chance to grace Chicago’s world famous dance music distributor, Dancemania. But in early 2000 “Dance Mania Records” had stopped its 20 year musical legacy which was responsible for the legendary careers of Traxman, DJ Funk, Jammin Gerald, Paul Johnson, DJ Deeon, DJ Milton, DJ Slugo, DJ Nephets, and DJ PJ, to name a few. Nevertheless, DJ Spinn knew his success would not be hampered by the fall of any label.
Since 2000, DJ Spinn has released numerous albums, remixes, and sets which have changed the way people thought about House music. Whether it be DJ’ing at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, or creating the No. 1 selling Juke track of all time, “Bounce N Break Yo Back,” DJ Spinn has become the figurehead of the local movement that is taking the world by storm. With upcoming projects with MIA, Bok Bok, Headhunter, Big Dope P, Basutbudet, and Ghetto Division, DJ Spinn is setting the foundation that will make himself an integral part of the international music scene.
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Saturday Oct 5 2019
@ THE VALENCIA ROOM
647 Valencia SF
** New and upgraded 2 floor Bar & Venue in the heart of the Mission equipped with a Void Acoustics sound system, intelligent lighting, and sleek design. Top shelf bar with ample and intimate seating with dj booth and pin ball machines downstairs.