Eddy Santana, DJ Icon, DJ Zya, Nikita
Our Resident DJs
Eddy Santana, Dj Zya & Nikita
In a saturated World of DJ's, Artists, and Producers, EDDY SANTANA is no stranger to the Electronic Music Industry. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Eddy has emerged from the Discodelic City, as a House Music favorite! Quoted as "One of SF's best kept secrets in electronic music," Eddy has been fortunate enough to accomplish many goals in a short amount of time, from already rocking the decks at all SF elite night clubs, such as the elegant RUBY SKYE to the legendary END UP, to having a weekly mix show on North Americaâ€™s ONLY full time dance radio station: Energy 92.7 / KNGY. Eddy has graced the decks with many superstar djâ€™s such as: Paul Van Dyke, Dj Dan, Donald Glaude, Scotty Boy, Pete Tong, Bad Boy Bill, Kaskade, Scooter & Lavelle, Richard Vission and the list goes on. In February of 07 Eddy became the official resident dj for VANITY SF (San Franciscoâ€™s LEADING After hours promotions company) and now is known as San Franciscoâ€™s OFFICAL After hours DJ and in July of 07 Eddy landed a monthly residency at the infamous Daylight After After Hours in Los Angeles. In October of 2007 Eddy was booked to play at the world famous CROBAR nightclub in Chicago. After that gig, Eddy landed a tri-monthly residency at Crobar as well as being a guest dj at other local Chicago hot spots such as Mission, Stone Lotus and Spy Bar.
After being a resident dj on Energy 92.7, Eddy was offered his own radio mix show along with 3 other radio dj's and formed "Ghetto House Radio", A 2 hour mix show dedicated to House Music lovers. Starting in San Francisco the show quickly caught word and soon became a syndicated radio mix show broadcast on 24 radio station through out California, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Scottland, and other cities throughout the nation
Eddy has many future projects lined up from producing his own tracks to producing radio shows to djing at local and out of town nightclubs and festivals. Needless to say Eddy Santana should be a name not to be forgotten
Since the late nineties, Zya has been gracing the decks across the United States. Now in his mid-twenties, Zaya Khanishan has firmly cemented himself as a force to be reckoned with in the house scene. Zya saw his first success with the release of a bootleg remix of â€œThe Way I Areâ€, the hit single by Timbaland. The track, co- produced with partner, Michael Badal, garnered major attention from the entire Dance and Pop scene. Their remix was supported by the likes of David Guetta, Hatiras, DJ Dan, Richard Vission, and many more. This opened the floodgates for the duo to perform much more damage in the EDM scene.
Having already been supported by Hatiras from that remix, Zya then connected with house legend Hatiras to provide his own take on his chart topping song, â€œPoppinâ€™ Beatsâ€. Zya spiced up the original with his signature heavy style, which really gave the track the aggressiveness it deserved.
The success of the remixes alone soon caught the attention of Canadian label-boss responsible for the success of the now infamous Deadmau5, Mellefresh. Zya has gone on to remix two Deadmau5 tracks including â€œDr. Funkensteinâ€ and â€œAttention Whoreâ€. He also had the privilege of releasing two of his own EPâ€™s on the Play Digital imprint, â€œDJ Boy EPâ€ and â€œYour Girls Favorite DJ EPâ€. The single, â€œYour Girls Favorite DJâ€
During all of this chaos, Zya along with Michael Badal, opened up their own independent label, Jigsaw Recordings. On the label, Zya released many of his most memorable originals as well as his first mix album, â€œJigsaw Puzzlesâ€. The album featured exclusive music from the likes of Deadmau5, Myon & Shane 54, Matt Cerf, and many more. Unlike many of the other digital labels polluting the Dance scene, they were able to achieve a feat scarce in the Dance industry... physical releases. They released their singles on CD and vinyl with â€œJigsaw Puzzlesâ€ being a full-fledged physical production.
In the midst of all of this, Zyaâ€™s side-collaborations with Michael Badal have lead to the signing of two singles to the Black Hole Recordings imprint. The first was their symphony inspired masterpiece, â€œLegatoâ€, which was featured on Mr. Samâ€™s â€œOpus Secundoâ€ compilation. Following the same innovative mindset, the duo got together with long-time friend, Teddy C, to create â€œDeltreeâ€. This track was featured on Richard Durandâ€™s â€œIn Search of Sunrise 8: South Africaâ€, the compilation series that was originally made famous by Tiesto for the first seven volumes. The track went on to be featured in the ever-popular iPhone/iPod game, Tap Tap Revenge 3. As if that was not enough, Zya, Michael, and Teddy are on the ballot for the 54th annual Grammy awards for consideration in the Best Dance Recording category.
Zya continues to strive to be an innovator of the Dance world and constantly experiment with sound palettes that most producers would not dare. He is currently working on new singles for independent release and on his debut artist album for Play Records. This is only the beginning of what is yet to come.
It wasn't too long ago that NIKITA ventured out from Denver, Colorado to pursue his dreams of working in the music industry. A lifelong love affair with music began as a young boy playing piano, singing and dancingâ€¦ It wasn't until later in life when Nikita attended a warehouse party that would change his life forever (circa 1993) - Nikita became one of Denver's 'underground party-scene offspring'! In 2000, Nikita left Colorado for Californiaâ€¦
In the past eight years Nikita's perseverance and pure love for quality dance music has placed him among the top DJs of San Francisco's world-famous club scene. In 2005 Nikita was chosen to host his own radio show on Northern California's Energy 92.7 FM â€“ The Massive Mix. It was Nikita's raw talent that also landed him a residency at San Francisco's legendary nightclub, The EndUp.
Performing anywhere from 2 to 18 hours; Nikita's playfulness behind the decks takes you on a ride seamlessly blending sick minimal grooves, heavy basslines, melodic synths, and twisted beats, while still keeping it soulful and deep. Nikita has tagged with likes of Cassy, Lee Burridge, Derek Plaslaiko and has played along side Steve Lawler, Steve Bug, Damien Lazurus, M.A.N.D.Y., Tom Stephan (Superchumbo), Craig Richards and many more... With inspirations coming from friends like Ms. Honey Dijon, Tedd Patterson and Danny Tenaglia... it's no wonder Nikita is one of Dance Music's upcoming success stories.
Through his broad musical taste and genre bending, Nikita has always managed to create a unique dance floor experience that continues to draw a diverse audience.
Nikita is has been working on music production, and has releases set for later this year...
Feature DJ Performance by
Without doubt, DJ ICON has become an iconic figure in the U.S. dance music industry and beyond. With a career spanning well over a decade, she has captivated audiences the world over with her signature bass-heavy vocal-infused cross-genre DJ sets consisting of Breaks, Electro House and Dubstep; not to mention her magnetic stage presence, skillful DJ mixes and productions on Illeven Eleven Recordings. Itâ€™s no wonder why sheâ€™s been dubbed one of the leading ladies of this domain.
Starting in 1996 at age 16, ICON diligently rose through the ranks of the San Francisco underground at a time when female DJs and promoters were few. In just a few years, her skills and growing reputation had already landed her numerous residencies in San Francisco, as well as a steady flow of multi-national bookings. ICON has also gained success in radio and television in addition to rocking dancefloors worldwide. Among her accolades are stellar reviews for her productions on Illeven Eleven Recordings, a spot in Shejayâ€™s â€œTop 100 Female DJsâ€, being voted one of San Franciscoâ€™s best in the Nitevibe â€œTop 10 DJ Dreamteamâ€ Poll, and also scoring a coveted sponsorship from Pioneer Pro DJ.
Throughout her career, ICON has regularly toured throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia at world renowned clubs such as 1015 Folsom and Ruby Skye in San Francisco, Limelight in NYC, Fabric and Matter in London, and Avalon in LA; as well as massive events such as Coachella Music Festival, Ultra Music Festival, Burning Man and Fuel Festival in Singapore. ICON has shared stages with top tier artists such as Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, The Crystal Method, Ladytron, Paul Oakenfold, Adam Freeland, Armand Van Helden, Deekline & Wizard, The Stanton Warriors, The Freestylers, Evil Nine, Elite Force, Uberzone, Bassbin Twins, DJ Icey, DJ Rap, Baby Anne and many more.
In addition to performing at events, ICON has also promoted many events in San Francisco and New York City over the years, most recently, her Weapon of Choice monthly featuring the best in local talent alongside internationally known Breakbeat and Electro House talent. This led to her popular Weapon of Choice DJ mix series that has accumulated over 20,000 downloads and thousands of plays on Soundcloud and Mixcloud. She is also an integral member of the first female DJ collective, Sister SF, and the longest running large-scale sound camp at Burning Man, Opulent Temple.
For many years, ICON dominated the radio waves with residencies and guest spots on a plethora of successful long-running dance music programs such as Thump Funk on XM, Boombox Mix Sessions on Sirius, Solid State on K-ROCK in NYC; IBreaks in the UK; and a myriad of shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, including House Nation on Wild 94.9 FM, Subsonic on Live 105, Zendada on Energy 92.7, and Future Breaks on KUSF. She has also made her way onto the small screen: In 2001, she was featured as one of twelve up-and-coming American DJs in â€œDisc Jockey,â€ a 12-part documentary series that aired on Showtimeâ„¢ and ShoNextâ„¢. In 2004, she was the DJ on the internationally syndicated MTVâ„¢ series â€œThe Wade Robson Project,â€ a dance competition hosted by the self-titled super choreographer.
ICONâ€™s production endeavors have proven to be as exciting as her DJ career. Her first release on Illeven Eleven Records â€œWelcome To My Dancefloorâ€, a collaboration with Dustin Hulton featuring vocals by Nikki Carabello, had huge support by leading artists in the industry. It charted at #8 and #22 on the Beatport Breakbeat and Electro charts, also getting stellar reviews in Mixmag and Beatport top weekly picks. Her second release, â€œWha?â€, with studio partner Ground_Control, had equally stellar support and reviews; the Keith Mackenzie & DJ Fixx remix charted at #12 on Beatport. So whatâ€™s next for this powerhouse bass princess? More DJ ICON & Ground_Control originals and remixes as well as a promising slate of collaborations are in the works, as she continues to make her mark in the worldwide dance music industry. And if the last fourteen years have proven anything, 2012 will continue to bring big things from this driven and versatile performer.
ENDUP SOUVENIR GIVEAWAYS while supplies last
$3 Avion Tequila & $3 Three Olives Vodka til 1a
$5 Stoli Vodka or $150 Bottle Service Special ~ all night
Doors at 10pm til 6a - continuing into The EndUp's T Dance Party
Free entrance before 11pm
Free entrance to patrons who wear their Endup buttons until 1a
For FREE GUEST LIST signup, please send your FULL NAME to [email protected] (one name per email address).
ECLECTRICITY is every 2nd Saturday of the month at the famous ENDUP (theendup.com) in San Francisco, 401 6th St. corner of Harrison