Housepitality ft. Nikita & Ray Zuniga, dAvi A, DJ Seven (Bday set)
(Listed , PLAY , Audio SF, The Endup)
(Touch of Class, Output, LIVING, Signal Flow)
backroom birthday set:
(The Unusual Suspects, Monarch, MERCER)
On the same day Dolly Parton, Janis Joplin, Edgar Allen Poe, his mother and grandmother were born, so too did San Francisco DJ NIKITA begin his enchanted existence. As a young boy in Denver, Colorado, NIKITA’s childhood was similar to that of other creative youth, days filled with singing, playing the piano, and dancing to his mother’s R&B albums. From an early age, NIKITA always knew he wanted to be an entertainer. Then, in 1993, a chance encounter with house music at an underground warehouse party would prove to be a pivotal moment in his life, ultimately guiding NIKITA towards the charmed life he lives today.
It wasn’t until the turn of the millennium though that NIKITA would leave his home in Colorado to search the clubs and warehouses of San Francisco for his destiny. NIKITA is a DJ’s DJ, a rare soul who truly understands his role in the DJ booth. Performing anywhere from two to twelve hour sets, NIKITA weaves music into fantastic journeys of rhythm and sound. NIKITA’s ability to contrast the harder elements of techno with the soulful sensuality of deep house has garnered him accolades from some of the world’s best DJs and allowed him the rare opportunity to tag team alongside the likes of Lee Burridge, Cassy and Derek Plaslaiko.
Co-owner of internationally acclaimed, Touch of Class Records, and one half of duo Signal Flow, Ray has had the opportunity to establish a strong and growing global network through his music. Earning enthusiastic support from international media including Mixmag, Resident Advisor, Thump, Dj Mag, XLR8R, Pulse Radio, plus more. In recent years, Ray Zuniga, has made his stamp on the New York City music scene, quickly rising in the underground world, regarded as highly by his peers as he is by his global base of musically educated fans. His range and depth in music selection are what sets him apart in both his production and DJ sets. With a musical presence already established in Berlin, Asia, Mexico and the West Coast, Zuniga, is planting his roots in his now home, New York, as a resident at Brooklyn’s very own, Output. As a selector, he’s been requested by New York’s finest crews, such as Cityfox, ReSolute, BlkMarket, Member’s Only and continues to curate his own Touch of Class label showcases worldwide.
As Zuniga’s reputation continues to garner attention for the maturity of his sound coupled with an uncanny ability to create instantly accessible dancefloor vibes, he occupies a unique position in the musical ecosystem. Independent of any hip or hyped musical movements. With a eclectic range of inspirations, he is working diligently in the studio on his solo project, while also co-operating the Touch of Class Label, an imprint dedicated to presenting timeless music appreciated by any connoisseur of sound.
Free champagne from 9pm-10pm.
As always, free with RSVP before 10pm on our site.