DJ Bio : DJ Sol

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DJ Sol (aka - Dave Bailey) comes from a background of 3 generations of musician's, so music has always been a very intrigal part of his life. His father Rich Bailey, who played sax in his own jazz group, was very influential in developing his wide range of musical tastes during his childhood. This was in part due to his appreciation of a very wide range of dancable music, everything from Jazz and Funk to Disco, Reggae & Soul.

While growing up in the L.A. area, he was always exposed to the newest forms of music first. In the late 70's and early 80's he started listening to the newly emerging urban music called hip hop, which is what attracted him to the art of DJ'ing. He was introduced in 1981 to 1983 to artists like Kurtis Blow, The Crash Crew, Afrika Bambaataa, Treacherous 3, Fearless 4, Funky 4+1, and of course Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5. While attending high school in Santa Monica California, he began collecting DJ records and started DJing at home. He began making mixed tapes and doing small parties with his close friends as a hobby. At this point, his passion for music and DJ'ing had really begun to take hold. However, in his quest for the next big thing he started leaning his musical ear towards another new form of danceable music, which was Alternative Rock. This included artists such as; The Cure, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and The Smiths.

Further change was in 1988 -1992. It was during this time that he moved from LA to San Francisco to further his college education in broadcasting and studio engineering. He arrived just in time to be a part of the newly emerging San Francisco rave music scene. It was here that he was introduced to House, Techno and Trip-Hop at some of the infamous parties that took place during that era like, 'Space Children', 'Full Moon' and 'Wicked'. These parties featured some early pioneer's of DJ'ing that type of music, such as Doc Martin, Garth and Jeno. So he started aggressively pushing his DJ'ing career in 1995, which is when he started working with DJ friend Sean Evans (aka - DJ Seven), and hasn't looked back since.

The style of music he spins is constantly changing, but always remains cutting edge. He currently spins an eclectic combination of House, Breaks, Hip-Hop, Mash-up's, Reggae & Funk. He has been nominated for the past three years for one of SF's best DJ's on the Nitevibe.com's Dreamteam poll, and was also voted in the top five for SF-Nite.com's Clubby's awards held at Ruby Skye in 2000. He currently DJ's with NK7 productions and throws the b-weekly party Vivid, which is now in it's 4th year.

For bookings email DJ Sol at: sol@solsoundmusic.com Visit DJ Sol's Myspace page at: www.myspace.com/solsound

 

Here's a list of the many different clubs and radio stations he's played. (all clubs are in San Francisco unless noted):

 

111 Minna

26 Mix

Amnesia

Azul

Backflip

Bambuddha

Club Bas

Big Heart City

Bimbos 365

Blind Tiger

The Blue Tattoo (San Jose, CA)

Blush (Burlingame, CA)

Buddha Bar (Honolulu, HI)

Butter

Bubble Lounge

Buzz 9

Canvas Cafe

Cat Club

The Cellar

The Chi-Chi

Cloud 9

Club NV

Club 338

Club 6

DNA

Dolce

Dragon Bar

The Endup

Echo (Walnut Creek, CA)

Forign Cenima

Forum (Sunnyvale, CA)

Fuse

Glas Kat

Gravity

Great American Music Hall

Harry Denton's Rouge

HiFi Lounge

Hula's (Honolulu, HI)

Hush Hush

Indigo (Honolulu, HI)

Kelly's Mission Rock

KZSU FM 90.1 "The Big Love Show" (Stanford, CA)

KTUH FM 90.3 "The So Very Show" (Honolulu, HI)

Kiss Steakhouse (South Beach, Miami, FL)

Lit Lounge (formerly POW)

Le Colonial

Levende

Luna Lounge

Manhattan Lounge

Mars Bar

Mezzanine

Mighty

Milk

Paradise Lounge

Red Eye Lounge

Ruby Skye

Shadow Lounge

Sno-Drift

Soluna

Storyville

Studio Z

Sublounge

Supperclub

Suede

Suite One8One

Ten15 Folsom

Thirsty Bear

The Top

Top Of The Mark, Mark Hopkins Hotel

Union Street Lounge

The Vault (San Jose, CA)

Velvet Lounge

Vertigo

The W Hotel (San Francisco, CA & Honolulu, HI)

The Wave (Honolulu, HI)

Whisper

World Pie (South Beach, Miami, FL)

Wish

Zanzibar (South Beach, Miami, FL)

Zenbu Lounge (Squaw Valley, CA)

Zendo