meet mover + shaker: mario dubbz

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mover + shaker | Mario Dubbz
issue 004

first name: Mario also known as: Mario Dubbz. Dubbz is short for Wright. 
hometown: "Born in Oakland. I've moved around during my adult life from SF to San Jose. I consider myself to be an East Bay kid, generally speaking. 510!"
currently living in: East Oakland
astrological sign: Virgo "I hear I do not have many typical Virgo traits though."
mover or shaker? "Both. But, I am currently more of a shaker. I spent lots of time Housing in cyphers as a raver and into my twenties heading into the club scene. I still can hold my own in a dance circle. But, I gotta be around the right people and in a comfortable setting."
favorite sounds include: "House music of all vibes and sub genres. Nothing trancey, progressive or commercial. I also love Jazz-funk, Hip Hop, Nu Disco and nineties New Jack Swing. All things funky and West Coast."
on the scene for 23 years! "First underground/rave was in 1996. That's when dancing started for me. First DJ gig was in 1999. Been 23 years total doing this thang!"
favorite moves: "My fave moves are when House dance and pop locking/boogaloo cross pollinate. Too many individual moves to list. But, if I had to pick some House moves: they would be the Loose Leg and the Cross Step. I also like various Latin steps, too."
my (out)fit: "T-shirt and jeans today. But, everyone knows I like me some fresh sunglasses and nice kicks. I love eighties casual and anything retro."
track that gets me going: "Too many to list! But, right now a track that I have been bumping alot is Burning Hot by Marc Cotterell. Also, anything Chaka Khan gets me going usually." 
find me most weekends: "Spending quality time with like-minded people, friends, and family. DJing and all things House-scene related keep me pretty busy and my calendar can get a little chaotic in general, along with my graphic design I do on the side."
beverage of choice: "Lemonade and ice tea are staples in our house. I mix the two at varying degrees depending on the level of sweetness I want. I also love soda, especially random flavors and Mexican brands. I don't drink soda often because it is not good for you - but, it's definitely a guilty pleasure. Alcohol-wise: I like tequila. But, if I want to get to the point and get buzzed: vodka or gin does the trick." 
anything else people should know? "My label Housewarming Music will launch in January 2024. I will be releasing a lot of my own music and other dope cuts from other producers I come across." 
affiliations: Strut SF + Dufflebag Recordings + Good For You Records + Tiki Funk + It's a Lovely Day + Housewarming Music

follow Mario Dubbz on Instagram + Facebook
#donttrip #tikifunk

mover + shaker  |
Timoteo Aviance

issue 003

first name:  Tim 
also known as:  Timoteo Aviance
hometown:  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
currently living in:  the Bay Area
astrological sign:  Cancer
mover or shaker:  shaker
favorite sounds include:  Garage from New York + New Jersey, Jungle/DnB, House + Techno from Detroit 
dancing on the scene for 27 years! 
favorite move:  “other than voguing, my moves don’t really have names - but, I sure do enjoy a good electric slide session.”
my (out)fit:  “oversized hoodie with camouflage shorts” 
track that gets you going:  Radical Noise by DJ Tonka
find me most weekends:  “cooking or dancing and sometimes both”
beverage of choice:  “Yerba Mate”
anything else people should know?  “I can beatbox to almost any kind of music”

follow Tim on Instagram + Facebook
track id | nada mas by Jean Philippe Aviance 🔊
#Housing #love #Housemusic + #dancing

mover + shaker  |  DJ Miss Dakota
issue 002

first name:  Dakota
also known as:  Miss Dakota
hometown:  The Bronx, New York
currently living in:  Los Angeles, California
astrological sign:  Aquarius
mover or shaker?  both
favorite sounds include:  Deep, Soulful, Afro-House, Tech House, Nu-Disco, Classic House, Salsa, + Live Jazz
Professional Dancer for 25 years, actively DJing for 5 years with a 12 year gap
favorite move:  "Mixing ballet and technical dance with street, this happens when I’m in the zone. Or, you’ll just find me bopping around like James Brown - eeeooowww I feel Good!"
my (out)fit:  "leggings, kicks, bodysuit - like a daily uniform"
tracks that get me going:  "Hot tracks on replay now: Deep In the Bottom (of Africa) by Monique Bingham, The Cure & The Cause by Fish Go Deep, and Cola by CamelPhat & Elderbrook"
find me most weekends:  "performing or DJing around LA, Wednesday through Saturday"
beverage of choice:  "red wine or Don Julio tequila on the rocks with a shit ton of limes"
anything else people should know?  “Don’t judge a book by its cover, read some pages...or the whole book and enjoy the experience.”

follow Dakota on InstagramTwitter + Facebook
#MissDakota #DJMissDakota #spreadlove #MissDakotaEntertainment
photo  |  Melissa

mover + shaker  |  Andy Kershaw
issue 001 

first name:
also known as:  Andy Kershaw + Andy K + ndk + Andy Kaotik
affiliations:  Cosmic Disco + As You Like It + Slinky
hometown:  Holliston, Massachusetts
currently living in:  San Francisco, California
astrological sign:  Virgo
mover or shaker?  both
favorite sounds include:  Disco, Techno, + House
fine since ’79 + on the scene for 20 years
favorite move:  the hat pop
my (out)fit:  Housing family tee
track that gets me going:  Robots (Weiss Mix) by Green Velvet + Riva Starr
find me most weekends:  "at a gig or out and about"
beverage of choice:  dry cider
what brings you joy?  "any opportunity I am blessed to close a party! I love talking and connecting with everyone after the music ends."
anything else people should know?  “Manners matter.”

follow Andy on Instagram
photo  |  Nick Minieri

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Vince said on October 21, 2018:

Andy Kershaw; [noun] – Dj that spins the sickest sounds to have ever blessed your ears.

Kris said on September 07, 2017:

I’ve had his WERD mix and SLINKY mix on heavy rotation for months!

Tori said on September 07, 2017:


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