DJ Mag Best Of North America Awards Tour - Victor Calderone.

DJ Mag Best Of North America Awards Tour - Victor Calderone.

Dean Samaras, Ben Seagren

Fri · July 14, 2017 - Sat · July 15, 2017

10:00 pm

$0.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Victor Calderone
Victor Calderone
The words “world-renowned” and “influential” get thrown around all too often these days, to the point of almost becoming cliché. While few artists actually measure up, all it takes is one look at Victor Calderone’s 20+year track record and the facts speak for themselves. From past collaborations with some of the biggest names in pop like Madonna, Sting and Beyoncé Knowles, to more recent collaborations with the likes of Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Nicole Moudaber and Paco Osuna, Victor’s constantly evolving approach and contributions to the worlds of house and techno music has earned him a place firmly at the top among the world’s most prolific DJs and producers.
Introduced to New York nightlife at only 15 years of age by his older brother Cesar, Victor quickly developed an intense passion for dance music that would form the foundation for the Brooklyn native’s remarkable career. While his accomplishments as a remixer, producer and DJ are well known among those in the scene, Victor understands and appreciates the importance of continually evolving. He has reinvented his musical style and now treats listeners to an edgier darker sound.
An influential and inspirational talent, Victor has entertained millions of people, generously donated to charitable causes and earned the utmost respect of his peers, all while boldly pushing the universal limits of originality and ingenuity.
Dean Samaras
Dean Samaras
Collaborating on music together for almost a decade, Ben Seagren and Dean Samaras are at the forefront of the San Francisco Electronic Dance Music scene showcasing a diverse unique sounds ranging from large rooms to dark and dirty afterhours. Both of them landed in the city by the Bay by leaving the brights lights and dark dance clubs of Manhattan in 2000; bringing with them heavy NYC influences (Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone, Little Louie Vega, David Morales & Junior Vasquez) that are the roots of their musical experience.
Meeting through mutual friends, Ben and Dean formed SENSE in 2001 to take full control of their events from the music to the production and marketing/promotions. They have performed, produced shows and held residencies at various venues over the years: However, they truly made a name for themselves from their long standing residencies at two of San Francisco's premier venues: Ruby Skye and the Endup.
Ruby Skye (2008 Best Club – World Club Awards, 2006 Best Sound – World Club Awards) has solidified itself the best big room in San Francisco and a leading nightclub in the world (DJ Mag 2009 – 2 in US, 25 in World). Over its 7 year Main Floor residency, SENSE has shared the stage with: Victor Calderone, Ferry Corsten, Armin Van Burren, Boris, Richie Santana and Peter Bailey, Oscar G, Charles Feelgood, Tall Paul, Scumfrog, Dave Dresden, Sandra Collins and Mark Farina to name a few.
The Endup has been open for over 35 years and is a San Francisco house music institution where the music never stops…literally. Ben and Dean have been 6am Sunday morning favorites for more than 4 years and currently produce the monthly event, The Show (3rd Saturdays). These 14 hour marathon events celebrate the diversity of underground dance music as they feature music from all genres. SENSE has played with: Clive Henry (Peace Division), Hippe and Halo, Lee Coombs and many more.
With more then 25 years combined DJ experience between the two, their sets push the limits of creativity with live sampling, remixing, effects and flawless mixing. With the recent completion of their SF based production studio, they are already captivating crowds with the exclusive "Sense Edits". Expect big things from this talented duo. Ben has been working hard in the studio so keep an eye out for his first original productions coming out soon!
Ben Seagren
Ben Seagren
Standing at the forefront of the ever-growing West-coast house & techno movement in the US is Ben Seagren – DJ, Producer, and visionary contributor within the Burning Man community.

Ben is best known for his dual roles as co-founder and resident DJ of DISTRIKT recognized as the staple party experience of the Burn for its reputable artist roster, beautifully positive crowd experience and definitive, cutting edge sound. Playing host and DJ to well over 30,000 guests every year during one magical week in the desert, it comes as no surprise that Ben and his DISTRIKT moniker continue to entertain thousands of fans and followers with weekly podcasts on Soundcloud and Pod-o-Matic.

Dominating San Francisco's house & techno scene for over a decade with long-term residencies at both award-winning Ruby Skye (2003-2009) and legendary End-Up (2004-Present), Seagren's impeccable taste and undeniable talent earned him the respect of even the most discriminating of techno aficionados- fans and peers alike. With a passion for connecting like minded souls on the dance floor and the continued support from a loyal fan base, Ben is propelling himself to new heights as one of the sonic architects behind tech-house's most recent redesign.

While traveling constantly between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Ben still leads the charge in SF with a residency at the End-Up, regular events at Public Works, Mighty and Audio. He is also constantly organizing DISTRIKT events and performing over 100 gigs per year in clubs and festivals across the US and Mexico. Ben has been a guest performer at the BPM festival in Playa del Carmen since 2012, headlined both LA and SF Decompression, and is a frequent guest at Frenzy After-hours at Bardot/Avalon Hollywood, and has held court at Ayslum After-hours in Honolulu, uHall in DC, Pacha NY and Nikki Beach Cabo San Lucas, to name a few.

His most recent Beatport release, "Calling Me" on acclaimed Spanish label BeatFreak Recordings, (a massive big room techno banger) currently climbing the Beatport Top 100 techno chart, and is destroying dance floors internationally with support from contemporaries Victor Calderone, Carlo Lio, The Junkies, D-Formation, Peter Bailey and co-collaborator Richie Santana.
Venue Information:
Halcyon
314 11th St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103