DJs and Artists Performing at the Fall 2014 Sew Down
Featured writer and singer on Macklemore‘s ‘The Heist’, Evan Erielle Roman is a self-taught singer and composes much of her music in the bathtub. Evan proudly joined Jeff Mackey and Sean How in 2009 to create the hauntingly melodic Plum. They released their first self-titled e.p. in November of 2010 and their second EP Lullaby in 2012. Evan has a big heart, is sassy and sultry, prefers peace and quiet to chatter and passion to passivity. Her name means rock in Hebrew.
Jeremy Sole’s upbringing was seeped in the rich Chicago history of Blues, Jazz, Disco, Salsa and Soul – and he reveled in that space where they all blend together. As a teenager, Sole threw loft parties that were a culture clash during the birth of Hip Hop and House music. His obsession grew to include music from every corner of the world and, in 2001, Sole moved to LA. With a broad musical palette, he felt right at home in the spiciest melting pot in the country.
In April 2006, Sole was in the studio working with Ms. Lauryn Hill. After hearing him mix, she asked if he had ever considered getting into radio, “…because this is the music the people need to hear”. Months later, KCRW called to ask him that same question, and since then you can hear him Wednesdays from 12-3am on 89.9FM and KCRW.com.
Doc Martin’s live sets truly bring people together. The variation in his style of music is endless. What makes him so different from the rest? A unique ability to spin everything from deep house vocals that have much depth and meaning to us all in some way, to his funky tribal Bass lines mixed with threads of acid, his passive collection of classics rare records that are only to be heard at his gigs. Doc Martin has developed the respect as a house DJ that so many of us admire. It is this respect that keeps him constantly touring; from New York to London, San Francisco, Los Angeles to Japan, and everywhere in between. Doc Martin’s Bio continued….
Heidi is now one of L.A’s most sought after DJ’s and she has turned L.A & the U.S on further to her flawlessly mixed European influenced, Disco tinged, electronic sound. She is the DJ of choice for many of Hollywood’s hottest weekly nights and one off warehouse parties, she has in fact played at all five of L.A weekly’s 5 hottest clubs/warehouse of 2013 from Rhonda to Deep. She is a resident at Bar Marmont, Dan Regan’s new private club Mercy as well as Acabar. She is a headlining guest DJ at the hottest after hour warehouse parties as well as having regular residencies in SF and NY. Heidi also plays at California’s key festivals notably Sunset Campout and Sup magazine’s DITD.
With nearly 20 years in the dance music community, “A man of many hats” is an understatement to describe Deron Delgado. As the co-owner of the leading digital download boutique and production company Stompy, and as a Managing Director of the highly respected Paradise Distribution, Deron continues to have a major influence in breaking many dance music artists to the ears of DJ’s, labels, press and music fans everywhere. The Stompy brand has gained a worldwide reputation as a defining example of quality over quantity, and is a direct reflection of Deronʼs palette for superb music. As one of the first entries into the paid download market in 2004, Stompy has helped define the business model of the current digital music landscape, and the catalog remains an authority in underground house music.
Armed with a piano, Logic, and a midi controller, Valida has created remixes for LA’s Foster The People, Jenny O., Saint Motel, and The Fox Must Pay. Currently she is working on her original music with a debut EP slated for a Fall 2013 release. When DJing, Valida‘s specialty is a seamless blending of a variety of music styles¬ and her reputation for fearlessly fusing everything from disco to country and beyond made her a perfect fit for KCRW, where she started on air in 2010. Valida can be heard on air on KCRW (89.9 FM) in Los Angeles on rotating Sundays from 3 to 6 am as part of their program The Lab. She can also be seen at The Standard Hollywood, where each Wednesday evening she curates and deejays an intimate evening of live music called Desert Nights – her homage to the 60’s Canyon culture hub.
Paul Takahashi of Sarcastic Disco and Sarcastic Clothing. IIn 1997, Sarcastic Clothing was started in Southern California, designing and manufacturing semi-casual fashion for men. Over the next two years, the success of the company prompted the 1999 opening of The Sarcastic Store in Tokyo, Japan. Sarcastic continues to expand its presence by selling to select stores around the world.