Santiago Salazar – Yaxteq/ICAN
Nomadico aka dj Dex – Yaxteq/UR
Santiago Salazar aka DJ S2 started deejaying in the early ’90s inspired by mix tapes his brother was bringing back from the Gay underground scene in Los Angeles. His style has always been a mixture of house and techno. After moving to Detroit, Sant..
It’s fairly hard to overestimate the importance of Santiago Salazar in carrying the torch of Latino techno first unleashed in Detroit by DJ Rolando in 1997. It instantly made waves worldwide, and Salazar quickly become a member of the legendary Los Hermanos, who continue carry Detroit’s Latin legacy into the present day. UR being as it is, it’s impossible to know how many records Salazar contributed to, but as S2, Seldom Seen, or under his own name, his solo catalog documents prestigious releases on UR, Planet E Communications, Macro, Seventh Sign Recordings, Finale Sessions and his own ICAN Productions and Historia y Violencia, a co-project with Silent Servant. His 2015 debut solo album ‘Chicanismo’ , released on the Pittsburgh Tracks affiliate Love What You Feel, continues to proudly document the Latino heritage in American techno.
Started out in the back yard party scene early 90’s in the SGV, California. Got his degree in hi-tech funk at Base Camp Alpha 808, (North End) Detroit. Currently banging it out in Los Angeles. Has released music on Rush Hour, Macro, Rekids, Planet E, Underground Resistance, Los Hermanos, Wallshaker Music, Finale Sessions, Fanzine, Finest Blend, Subject Detroit, JT Series, LWYF & much more.
DJ Dex aka Nomadico
Fugitive ID: #061 AKA Caballero, Dan AKA DJ Dex AKA Nomadico
Status: Audio Architect
Weapon of Choice: Plain Sight Invisibility
Method of Operation: Constant Mobility
Crimes Committed: Theft of Programmer technolo…
In 2002, Nomadico left East Los Angeles and journeyed to Detroit to study techno theory with Underground Resistance. As part of the UR crew he has refined his production skills on releases such as “Transition”, “Return of The Dragons”, “Ma Ya Ya”, “Quetzal”, “Babylon’s Gifts” and contributed his own original productions on Interstellar Fugitives 2, Electronic Warfare 2.0 and his very own Nomadico EP. His remix credits include “Sketches of NYC” for New York’s Nublu Orchestra ,”Get Down” for Holland’s Martyn, “Heritage” for DJ 3000 and “Sub Space Frequency” for Japan’s DJ Compufunk.
His talent for mixing all forms of funk, house and techno music has taken him from his hometown of Los Angeles to clubs and festivals in Detroit, New York, Madrid, Shanghai, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and all points in between. His studio work has resulted in remixes and original productions for Underground Resistance, Submerge, Los Hermanos, Transmat, Motech, Nublu Records, Compufunk, Revolve:r and ICAN Productions.
Regardless of the location, his hi-tech sound is a reflection of classic funk, soul and latin music.
Releases as Nomadico:
Madrugada / Blight (7″) Underground Resistance 2005
ISF 2 – Mental Fog, Angkor Wat (2CD/DVD) Underground Resistance/UWE 2006
The Nomadico EP (12″, EP) Underground Resistance 2007
Electronic Warfare 2.0 – Tazumal (CD)
Underground Resistance / Submerge Recordings 2008
MARTYN Red 7 / Get Down (12″) Get Down (Nomadico’s UR remix) Revolve:r 2007
NUBLU ORCHESTRA Sketches Of NYC (12″) Sketches Of NYC (UR I-80 remix) Nublu Records 2008
DJ 3000 and Esteban Adame Heritage (12″) Heritage (Nomadico remix)
DJ Compufunk Sub Space Frequency (12″) Sub Space Frequency (Nomadico remix)
Releases as DJ Dex Untitled (12″) Phases 2001.
El Camino (12″) Motech 2004.
Minority EP (12″) Tunnel 7 2004.
Tzolkin / Kawak (7″) Los Hermanos 2005
Dedicated EP – VINYL COPIES AVAILABLE @ UGSF
Santiago Salazar aka the Sci-Fi Chicano drops a deep 4 tracker ranging from the deep soulful Techno of “The Queen” onto the warehouse inspired “Mas Violencia” followed by the hands in the air “Rise Up” and finishing things off with the jazzy “Europa”. Yaxteq’s own DJ Dex found true inspiration in the jazzy chords of “Europa” and flipped it into a dancefloor banger for an homage to the Underground Resistance classic “Jupiter Jazz”.
Miguel23 aka Solprovider of San Francisco California, a Chicago/Detroit transplant, and a vinyl dj artist and show producer since 1995. He is also the Housepitality SF co-founder and Sirena Negra Records partner. Miguel23 is an underground dance music dj performer made up of Chicago house, Detroit Techno, and the San Francisco after-hours sound. His journey started by listening to Derrick Carter and Mark Farina on WNUR sometime in the late 80’s, then one mind-opening weekend out in Detroit’s early 90’s underground scene became a lifestyle that eventually led to record collecting and djing. This influenced his early animated dj style of mixing Chicago House and Detroit Techno that was not common back then, and this is how he crafted his own signature sound. The talented local icon dj artist Recloose eventually offered Miguel a local residency in Ann Arbor, Michigan and then the djing never stopped. These gigs turned into Detroit gigs and producing after-hour events appearances back in Chicago before moving San Francisco in 2000 where he re-crafted his sound and eventually ran 11 years of the weekly cult party, Housepitality SF where he debuted and played alongside all his favorite Detroit and Chicago artists to re-shape the sounds of the San Francisco nightlife. Miguel23 is the dj moniker of the tastemaker Miguel Solari aka the Solprovider as he is still known by some of his midwest peers. The Miguel23 dj set is a relentless blending of various underground dance music styles with a toned-down reminiscence of his hi-jak Detroit mixing style origins active deck handling principles. He’s got you.
Victor Vega, hailing from Jersey City via Northampton, MA has been part of the dance-music culture for the past 20 years studying media production, promotion, and learning to actively listen. In 2004, Victor moved from Massachusetts to California to further his knowledge of music production, djing & event promotion.
Some of Victor’s early influences were genres such as Latin and Acid House, Hip-Hop, R’n’B, World Beat music and such sounds like Motown. During the last 20 years, Vega has honed his craft of sculpting the sounds of House & techno, keeping it funky so you want to freaky deaky.
In moving to San Francisco and working with the Fringe Art Collective /Janky Barge. Victor has enjoyed the honor of playing alongside artists such as The Juan McLain, Freestylers, Bassnectar, BLVD, Glitch Mob, Stanton Warriors, and DJ Icey in venues/events such as Poleng Lounge, Anu, Mighty, Rain Dance (Santa Cruz), Get Freaky @ 10:15, Burning Man, and Decompression. Victor continues his quest for the last 10 years prior to pandemic with the Housepitality SF Crew as resident DJ/Floor Manager & Pit Boss.
In the past years, Victor has be focusing further on music production acquired a degree from SAE Expressions in live sound engineering. Utilizing more hardware technology and continuing his quest for excellence in event & music production for the ever-demanding public. Meanwhile, Vega doesn’t lose sight of the point of all this which is to bring people together to share common interests and participate in the evolution of the culture and, most importantly, bust a move like no one gives a shit!
Rodney fully immersed himself in the San Francisco underground music scene for 7 years before moving back to Los Angeles in 2020 after pursuing a deeper musical knowledge and fine tuned his skills under a unique mentorship with Tyrel Williams. His unwavering love for playing vinyl quickly extended into his life away from his decks at home ushering him to working at Vinyl Dreams and RS94109; two of San Francisco’s most beloved record stores. Rodney is now back in Los Angeles and already becoming an LA underground staple, dropping heat with Elbow Grease, Black Lodge, and the Weird Science.
Come as you are