DEEP-LA founder and west coast house icon Marques Wyatt invites you to celebrate 14 years of soul-filling house music with two very special 14th anniversary events this week. Some amazing plans are in the works to manifest an unforgettable celebration of life, freedom and music that is the coming together of a community of music lovers and friends who’s love runs DEEP.
There’s no rest for the weary when the MAIN FLOOR GETS LIVE as both events welcome Grammy winning producer, LOUIE VEGA performing material from his new ELEMENTS OF LIFE album with singer/keyboardist, Josh Milan (Blaze). And that’s just the start of it…
Get DEEP in San Francisco
Friday, February 15th at Mighty SF, San Francisco
119 Utah St., San Francisco, California 94103
Event/ticket info: https://www.facebook.com/events/130450300454559/
Marques Wyatt brings his signature brand of funky, soulful house up north for a special anniversary set with San Francisco’s Patrick Wilson and J-Boogie in the lounge.
LA Gets DEEP
Sunday, February 17th at the Belasco Theatre, Downtown Los Angeles
1050 South Hill Street, LA
Event/ticket info: https://www.facebook.com/events/405190049556101/
Don’t miss BIRTHDAY BOYS ON THE DECKS – MARQUES WYATT and DOC MARTIN! After more than a decade in the same orbit, two of LA’s most gravitating house masters have been collaborating more often and are excited to party with you Sunday, February 17th in celebration of their birthdays!
“Doc and myself have been building and nurturing two tribes within the same scene here for many years. And, only in he last year and half or so have we really started doing events together, and, this is the first time we’re celebrating our birthdays together. I’ve been a bit of a lone wolf at times, and one dimension of my excitement for this event has to do with so many people coming together to make it happen.”
Experience one of LA’s most unique venues, which has only rarely been hosted by outside promoters, the gorgeous BELASCO THEATRE (1050 South Hill St, Downtown LA) with a FUNKY BALLROOM JUMPIN’ OFF UPSTAIRS helmed by the mad musical energies of LA favorites Rich Medina and Jeremy Sole (KCRW, AfroFunke) and an opening set by none other than DEEP-LA resident, Big Cee.
Early in the night (8-10pm), DEEP-LA is hosting an exclusive listening party for Louie Vega’s Elements of Life: Eclipse album for friends, family and press only. Contact us to request an invitation.
About DEEP-LA EVENTS:
DEEP-LA is among the most iconic brands on the west coast, known for one of the longest running house music events in the industry. A respected force in the dance music scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco, DEEP-LA has prided itself on procuring and presenting the best soulful electronic music DJs and artists from around the world for the last 14 years.
DEEP-LA propels into year 15 as an internationally renowned sanctuary for house music lovers, with ongoing monthly events in LA and San Francisco.
About LOUIE VEGA:
Impossible to pigeonhole and irreplaceable in the scene which he has helped build over more than 20 years, Grammy Award winner, Louie Vega is the quintessential house music professional. He’s the ‘DJ’s DJ’, that name constantly thanked on an artists albums, the one who has influenced and defined countless other DJ-producers, from today’s brightest stars to those still beat-matching in their bedrooms. Louie was one of DEEP-LA’s first DJs in 1998, and has appeared at DEEP events over 16 times in between.
About MARQUES WYATT:
Marques Wyatt is a relentless pioneer and undoubtedly one of the most respected DJs coast to coast in the USA. Many associate him with “DEEP-LA,” the illustrious event (14 years running) that he has nurtured in his hometown of Los Angeles-thriving and evolving every day for 14 years. Marques’ own DJ sets are known to turn huge dance floors into an intimate ritual. His talent and depth of experience from the studio to the dance floor brings together a superior knowledge of music, a hunger for new sounds, technical precision, and notions of spiritual and political enlightenment through sound and movement. www.DEEP-LA- la.com
About DOC MARTIN:
Most of the new breed of jet setting club and rave DJs come from such cities as New York, London and Chicago, but Doc Martin hails from Los Angeles representing the West Coast worldwide. Doc began his mission on the decks back in the summer of 1986. His focus on house music from the land of funk and disco was triggered while playing the club and warehouse scene in San Francisco. As one of the major players in laying the foundations of a strong West Coast dance scene, Doc has always been a master of mixing the crowd with the music.
About JOSH MILAN:
Josh Milan’s music career started with a single moment. Milan was a mere twelve years old when he saw an opportunity to show off his skill on the organ and, without a second’s hesitation, he took it. The Brooklyn native made a habit of sitting near his cousin, the church organist, each and every Sunday. Milan would go on to team up with deejay Kevin Hedge and singer Chris Herbert to form the group Blaze, a band that became known for its unique brand of house music laced with heavy gospel, soul and afrobeat rhythms. “You couldn’t tell me I wasn’t famous,” Milan gushes. “I’d listen to the radio and hear them play a Michael Jackson record and then they’d play a Blaze record.” Blaze released three albums on Motown Records and drew the attention of the industry with their remix of Lisa Stansfield’s “People Hold On.” They also worked with such notables as Diana Ross, Babyface, El DeBarge and Jody Watley. His catalog totals over two hundred published works, making it the largest catalog produced by any single entity in the genre.
As we move through daylight hours with flashes of the disco behind our eyes and pounding bass keeping time in our hearts, we know that the music has moved us. The hours of night stay within us. And there we find who we are.
Written by Jay Hill