Craig Gaibler has been passionate about music his entire life. From early childhood, he was classically trained in piano, and spent his young adult life exploring various musical styles. Early in college, in the murky warehouse raves of Seattle, he discovered the electronic music scene, developing his appreciation for all things house. After coming out of the closet and meeting local Seattle DJs, Craig began hanging out in clubs, eager to learn the craft of mixing. Craig’s passion and history with music motivated him to teach himself digital mixing, and he began putting together mixes for his friends as “Billy the Kid”.
Craig’s big break happened while attending the world–famous Lazy Bear Weekend in Guerneville, CA. Promoters Harry Lit and George Delmar asked him to spin a last–minute gig, and his career was launched. He quickly began spinning regularly up and down the West Coast. Some of his accomplishments including DJing the infamous Folsom Street Fair, Seven Deadly Sins: Vanity in Seattle, SWEAT in Palm Springs, Off White Party in Charlotte, as well as Bearracuda and Industry in San Francisco.
While Craig loves all types of music, his DJ style ranges from funky and vocal house, to uplifting tea–dance hi–energy music, to more progressive, circuit and deep late night sounds. Craig plays what he calls a ‘luscious’ sound, and is known for playing energetic, uplifting music with an emphasis on melodic and layered sounds.
Craig’s philosophy around DJing centers on three distinct desires: 1) to create a journey that dares anyone to leave the dance floor; 2) to play beautiful, fun, uplifting dance music; 3) to introduce creative and interesting records, artists and remixes that help define his unique, luscious sound. Each song is carefully selected to connect to the one before, crafting over time a musical arc that keeps the dance floor engaged to the very end.
Craig is often seen dancing behind the decks, interacting with the crowd and enjoying himself. “Music is my life. I feel so lucky to have an opportunity to share my passion with the world. I want to share that love and enthusiasm every time I spin.” Currently one of our resident DJ’s for UNION, a party where family celebrates life and music.
Sherwood is quickly becoming a regular fixture on the circuit scene with an international residency for the travelling party Bearracuda as well as making appearances at local San Francisco parties including Industry, Underworld, Stallion Saturdays, Flagging in the Park, and Bears in the Dark. In 2011 he was tapped to play what has since become a legendary 9 hour underground set at REAL BAD XXIII during Folsom Street Fair weekend. This set was a major turning point for Sherwood, winning praise from his peers as well as several of his musical influences that happened to grace the dance floor that evening. Then in early 2012 he demonstrated mastery of a more upbeat, vocal sound with a 7 hour set at PLAY T-Dance while also appearing at San Francisco Pride, Up Your Alley Street Fair, and Lazy Bear Weekend. Steve has toured all over the United States and appeared internationally at events in London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland. Currently Steve is one of our resident DJ’s for UNION, a party where family comes together to celebrate life and music.
This Aussie born DJ/Producer has made a big impression during his time in San Francisco. He has shown his versatility while at BeatBox for events such as Bears In The Dark, Real Bad Check Presentation, Anthem: A T-Dance For Everyone and LeatherWalk Bare Chest Calendar Beer Bust.
Matt shows a diverse range with his work. He is more recognized for his energetic, progressive house and never resists throwing in a big vocal to compliment the track. We assure you that whatever event you hear Matt Effect perform, he will step up to the plate.
This young producer has been blowing our minds over the past year with his superb production techniques and unique psychedelic compositions. You won’t believe your ears when you hear the sonic perfection that comes from the mind of this up-and-coming superstar!
International DJ/Producer Tristan Jaxx hard-hitting signature brand of visceral house music is enthralling blend of deep, pounding sound, larger-than-life vocals and vast & volumeous instrumentals. These elements combine to form an aural orgasm of consistently elevated energy that is truly unique. With an obvious finger on the pulse of what is fresh, energetic and exciting, his hunger for compositions and sets that one can completely get lost inside is sweeping the world.
Named one of Out.com’s “Top 10 DJs You Should Know,” Jaxx spins an immense blend of house, top 40, after hours,tribal and progressive music while maintaining a signature sound that is easily identifiable as his own.
If you’ve ever heard DJ Shane Stiel spin, you’re immediately convinced this guy was born to DJ. From the all-night events of the Rocky Mountains in his early years, to the high-energy club events of the West Coast, this DJ turned Navy vet turned DJ is making an indelible impression on the club scene.
He packed the house earlier this year for BEARS IN THE DARK and then returned for the Folsom Friday blockbuster, HAUS OF STIEL. He’s an unstoppable force, and shows no signs of slowing down.
Robbie Martin got his start in New Orleans, working mega-parties like Mardi Gras, Southern Decadence, and Halloween. It was trial by circuit fire as he learned from some of the biggest DJs on the scene. Robbie’s sound has been described as epic and eclectic, influenced by everything from rave culture to the laissez-faire pop aura of New Orleans.
Hawthorne (David Helton) has been a fixture in the local afterhours scene since the days of UNIVERSE and PLEASUREDOME. He continues to deliver flawless, funky house music with thorwbacks that will take you back to middle school. His long-running party GHETTODISCO continues to find fans at BeatBox. From big rooms of 2,000 in London to 50 people in a basement club in Atlanta, Hawthorne is all gospel and vocal house – Enjoy this recent set at BeatBox and continue to check our calendar. If you like something a little more on the soulful, funky side, then you’ll love Ghettodisco.