Matt Consola (USA)
Over the last 20+ years, I’ve had an exciting career primarily as a “Circuit DJ” as well as a record label owner and producer. And while the term “circuit” may not be a favorable one these days, I would not trade those events or experiences with anyone. I look back at my days as a resident DJ at Metropolis (SF), Crobar (Miami & Chicago), and Pure/Amsterdam (Denver), and I’m still amazed by the crowds, the events, and most of all, the music. Not to mention I loved the traveling.
In just a few short years, this kid who had never left the country, suddenly found himself playing to thousands in England, Ireland, Greece, Mexico and Canada. Not to mention headlining some of the biggest International Street Events, Raves and Circuit parties including our own San Francisco & Los Angeles Pride Fairs as well as The Folsom Street Fair, Up Your Alley and the Palm Springs White Party and the Black Party just to name a few. And along the way, I made some great friendships – one of whom I went into business with and formed our label, Redzone Records, the other I signed to the label–and both have become like family.
Nowadays, while I never turn down a great gig, like the fantastic March 2010 gig at the Los Angeles House of Blues, I spend most of my time on the West Coast spinning weekly in my hometown of San Francisco, as well as up and down the coast in Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland and Seattle. Recently, I had the honor of opening for The Pet Shop Boys at the historic Warfield Theather for their sold out Pandemonium World Tour September 22nd & 23rd 2009. What an amazing two nights. And what an honor to have been asked. And locally, whether it’s playing every Friday to that “new generation” at Boy Bar in the Castro, or playing my regular big room club events like Sanctuary, Adonis and Bearracuda, one thing remains constant – I love music and I love playing it for you.
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