Best know for hurling phat wax at turntables and dropping serious basslines over unsuspecting crowds, this “Santa Cruz skater kid” has come a long way from sneaking in mix-tapes at “kegger’s back in high school", to slayin’ wax at underground warehouses, to opening for “String Cheese Incident".
A true mix-style dj on the Santa Cruz scene since Jose’s Cantina in '91, Dave Marquez aka "Dj Dfunkt" gained notoriety with a five year residency at the Blue Lagoon Club producing popular parties “Pitch Control” and “House for Rent”. A Metro bronze award winner for “Best DJ” in ’96 and creator of Hitman Produktionz and co-creator of the Beats Brigade, the late 90’s were formative years that laid a foundation for a prosperous dj career. From sponsorship to “Operations Manager” for DJ gear & fashion brand “ESDJCO” Extrastrength Disc Jockey Company (’99-’03) Dave’s rocked industry tradeshows MAGIC and POOL in Las Vegas and ASR in San Diego, as well as X-Games official post party with the Crystal Method in 2000. Having worked with legendary promoters like Spundae, Funky Tekno Tribe, Anon Salon, Raindance, DaxPresents and NK7, the list of bay area residencies and guest spots through the years is long and wide including spots like Space 550, The End-Up, 1015, Ruby Skye, Wish and Mighty. He’s performed for charitable events NEXTAid, LifeCycle, Little Kids Rock and The Annual TMB Skate Contest, as well as private functions for corporate giants like Google, Adobe, Costco, HP and Chevron.
When not busy taxin’ and waxin’ you can find Dave skatboarding at some cement playscape in the Bay Area or locked away in Studio D crushing beats > Stay Chooned >
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Affiliations: Hitman Productions/LPDJ, Beats Brigade, B UP, Sessions, Off the Record, Lingba Lounge, JohnColins.