May 13, 2016
Dub Mission presents all our residents on one night
with DJ Sep , Maneesh the Twister and Vinnie Esparza
Elbo Room: 647 Valencia St. - San Francisco - 21+ - Club line: 415 552 7788
10 pm- 2 am - $7 at Brownpaper
DJ Sep is the founder, promoter, and main resident DJ at Dub Mission. In addition to being a club DJ, Sep held it down on Bay Area radio for more than 20 years, starting on college radio station KUSF and later hosting a show on Berkeley's public radio station, KPFA. In 2003, she and producer Shockman compiled Babylon Is Ours: The USA in Dub, a collection of all-exclusive American dub tracks (Select Cuts Records). In 2009, Mochipet's Daly City Records released her remixes (with Jason Short) of "Get Your Dub Wet" featuring Juakali and Mista Chatman. Sep has won a Goldie Award (Bay Guardian) and been nominated for Best DJ (SF Weekly Music Awards). She has spun at venues in London, New York, Vancouver, Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland, and has opened for Lee Perry, Sly & Robbie, The Wailers, Culture, Big Youth, Les Nubians, Rachid Taha, Kinky, The Cinematic Orchestra and many others. Her live sets, mixes, and original productions can be found on her Soundcloud page.
Maneesh the Twister has been a staple of the Bay Area music scene for over 15 years as part of Surya Dub, Dub Mission, & Dhamaal. Maneesh has been awarded "Best Club DJ" by SF Bay Guardian. He is the founder of the Surya Dub collective that helped kick off the Bay Area BASS era. A co-founder of the Dhamaal Artist Collective, Maneesh's productions appear on the Dhamaal Soundsystem CD, the XBOX 360 game "Project Gotham," Sony BMG India's Shamur compilation and Kush Arora's "Boiling Over." Maneesh has quite eclectic tastes and spins anything with BASS. He has shared the stage with legendary Jamaican producers Lee "Scratch" Perry and Scientist, Thievery Corporation, Bassnectar, Mad Professor, Francois K, Kode 9, Adrian Sherwood, Mala, The Bug & Warrior Queen, Flying Lotus, Eskmo, Visionary, State of Bengal, Smith & Mighty/RSD, Karsh Kale, Nickodemus, Z-Trip, DJ Vadim, Liondub, Dan the Automator, Kush Arora, Dub Gabriel, Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, DJ G, Antiserum & Roommate. He can also be found on the airwaves with Kush Arora hosting a monthly Monday night radio show, "The Surya Dub Takeover," on KPFA 94.1FM.
Surya Dub Radio
Vinnie Esparza is a staple of the SF DJ scene and spins at various parties around the city including Hella Tight and Groove Merchant Friday. In 2000, Vinnie won "Best Local DJ" in the Bay Guardian's "Best of the Bay" edition. The next year he won the City Search Editor's Award for "Best Local DJ." He has also been nominated for "Best Local DJ" in the SF Weekly in both 2001 and 2003. He was the first DJ to play the Monterey Jazz Festival on their 50th Anniversary and was asked to return the following year. He has also been asked to spin the Quebec City Jazz Festival, and was again their first-ever DJ booking. He has compiled the Loose & Juicy collection for Vanguard Records, Viva CuBop 2 for Ubiquity Records and coordinated the reissue of Bobby Montez's Jungle Fantastique for the same label. Vinnie spins a wide variety of music including roots reggae, jazz, hip hop, and soul to name only a few.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this September, Dub Mission is one of the longest-running parties in the world, featuring cutting-edge dub, roots reggae, dancehall and more, every second Friday at Elbo Room. Voted Bay Area's Best Reggae Club two years in a row, Dub Mission has featured artists from all over the world, including The Scientist, Mad Professor & the Ariwa Sound System, Mungo's Hi Fi with Soom T and Solo Banton, Adrian Sherwood & the ON-U Sound System, Tippa Irie and Saxon Sound System, Prince Fatty Sound System, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Zion Train, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Nickodemus, DJ Vadim and many others.