HMNI 10th year Kick Off Underground
March 9th 2024 is our kick off event celebrating 10 years of sharing vibrations, music and dance! We look forward to seeing old and meeting new faces every event. Thank you for being you! Its time to BLAST OFF!
FATHOM SOUND (Fathomsound.com)
OCULAR FUNK (Liquid Light Show /Live Oil Projection)
ASTRYDSKY (HMNI, @astrydsky/Alter Artwork)
Joey Lleva (@sickle_me_joey / Live Art).
(Endup, Soul Camp, Housemen, SF Bay Area)
From the depths of the dance floor to cavernous record crates Brian Salazar has created a sound all his own. More groovy, moveable, and undeniable than most, it is in his capacity to interact and control the sound setting that keeps fans crawling back at 5am and beyond. In the past 2 decades, Brian Salazar has advanced from his first major underground event to getting signed by Devotion Records, getting signed by Meow Ent., getting signed by Undefeated, going on his first International tour in Asia, going on tour with Kaskade, playing at the Winter Music Conference in Miami multiple seasons, playing the Love Parade back to back years, playing live on radio stations such as WILD 94.9, KZSU 90.1, VAULT RADIO 104.9, MAGIC 89.9 (Phillipines), playing on internet shows such as centricmusic.com, pressureradio.com, ssradiouk.com, dive radio, undefeated sessions, and d3ep radio network, starting his own house collective called the HOUSEMEN, starting his own female house collective called the HOUSEWIVES, and becoming a long time resident at the legendary Endup where he has thrown several monthly events, consistently, for the past 17+ years straight. To add to his movement, currently, he is the main man behind ELEMENTS OF HOUSE After Hours and co-founder of the annual campout, Soul Camp.
(Soul Camp, Housemen, SF Bay Area)
Resident at Remedy, SF’s legendary soulful/funky house party at the DNA Lounge. Paolo is a regular at some of the Bay Area’s most well known hotspots such as The EndUp, Continental San Jose, Temple, Infusion Lounge, and Cardiff Lounge. Ever consistent and growing, gracing the decks with powerhouses, Grant Nelson, Jamie Lewis, Jay-J, Kaskade, Jask, David Harness, MrV, CoFlo, Wally Calerio, Julius Papp, Ruben Mancias, Craig C, Deepswing, & Patrick Wilson are among the other big names that he has had the honor of sharing the decks with.
(Panic Room, Sutro FM, Sac CA)
DJ and (very) part time producer from Sacramento CA. He's a current resident and co-founder of Panic Room in Sacramento, as well as a staff member for SF based Sutro FM. He is also a co-founder and former member of Sacramento party crew Lost in Groove. His main passion in music comes from the endless discovery and collection of records. Tooth appreciates all tasteful genres of music, but is constantly looking for sounds to stimulate his brain in new ways.
Diego Valle has evolved as an artist without ever losing the initial rush of passion that initially pushed him into the electronic music world. Over the years, he’s developed a sound that is unique and influential by exploring the connective threads between Deep House, House, Tech House, Afro House, Minimal, and Techno.
Diego launched his own imprint, LTHM, in 2012 as an avenue for him to release his own music. Over the years it has become an internationally recognized label with over 120 releases from various artist worldwide. He has also released music for labels such as: Listen:React, Miaw, Late Night Munchies, Constructive Cycle, Dream Mode, HMNI Music, Selekta Recordings, GJJF Music, Phantom Recordings, Vursatil, Confederation Records, and Ravesta Records. There’s a clearly defined, but pliable and versatile sound to his productions that marks him as a truly talented producer. You can find a taste of his style on his weekly podcast also under the name LTHM, which has over 630 episodes since its inception in 2011.
Over the years he’s been involved with various local electronic music events such as Sol*Sundaze, a day time summer outdoor party, HMNI all night warehouse events and more recently Saucy, a yearly celebration. Diego has played from Seattle, Washington to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and his local region Sacramento/San Francisco Bay Area in California. With over 24 years’ experience as a DJ, he is well versed in taking on the decks for any timeslot and environment, from opening sets, outdoor events, to closing out warehouse parties and everything in between.
The constant flow of creativity will keep him focused as he continues on his musical journey where he creates a path which reflects his vision, passion, and love of music.
(HMNI Founder, HMNI Music label owner)
Consistency, Dedication, Community, and Heart are four undeniable and accurate words that can describe the musical career of Dj Cantos. Cantos’ knowledge of Funk, Soul, Jazz, and Hip-Hop, allow him to continually create an ever changing, original mixture of House and Techno, showcasing all of these elements within his groove.
Producing music since 2004, Cantos has had his hands in some of the deepest, funkiest, and thumping dance music projects, and continues to push auditory boundaries with releases on Viva Recordings, Nervous Records, Ocha Records and Uniting Souls Music charting on Beatport and Traxsource Top 100 list. Cantos has released music on GJJF, Blueprints, Ayize Songaa, CPR Digital, XDEEE, Selekta Recordings, LTHM, Deep and his own label imprint HMNI Music over the last 2 decades. A personal milestone was reached for Cantos releasing on industry respected label Nervous Records ‘Promise The Day’ charting high on Beatport's Top 100 and #6 on Traxsource charts. ‘Promise The Day’ is seeing big plays on dance floors world wide.
But even though he’s doing the radio shows, Djing, and making music, it’s the Community he’s helped create that shines the light on Cantos’ spinning disco ball. HMNI (Hello My Name Is) is truly a ‘movement’ in which Cantos helps lead a diverse and genuine crew that invites those who respect and love House Music and dancing just as much as the crew does. Cantos and crew create a safe, fun, vibrant, creative, and memorable, sometimes spiritual and enlightening, experience for all who attend these warehouse and outdoor events year round.
Simply, it couldn’t all be done unless he loved what he does. The best part about it, is that you can see, hear, and feel that love, every time he gets up on the decks..
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Photography by Don Reid
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