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Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Seen at all types of parties all over the San Francisco club scene, DJ An-ten-nae is a true San Francisco gem. With enough bass in his music to make your body thump and playing with names such as Diplo to The Glitch Mob, itís no wonder his parties are met with so much success and good times. Taking time out of the studio to speak with SF Station, An-ten-nae offers some whimsical wisdom and tells us a little about himself.

SF Station (SFS): How did you get into DJing?

An-ten-nae (A): I felt the need to explore new sounds and bring new kinds of music to people.

SFS: And how did you get your DJ name?

A: Just came up with it. An-ten-nae is like a receptor absorbing sound and reinterpreting it and communicating it back out

SFS: What do you like most about DJing in SF?

A: The people. We have such a colorful family of people here in the Bay Area. People here are also really educated on their music so itís a great place to push and challenge yourself.

SFS: How long have you been DJing for; do you see yourself doing it forever?

A: Since I was a wee bit of a twinkle in me mom's eye. I see myself doing this for the foreseeable future, either way music will be a major part of my life till Iím but a sprinkle of dust.

SFS: What's your favorite type of music to play?

A: Music that moves meÖ to be a bit more specific, it's got to have bass and lots of it.

SFS: Why the more bass the merrier?

A: Bass connects you to your core. It's also a very grounding frequency.

SFS: Who are some of your influences?

A: So hard to say just one or even a few as I am influenced by everything around me.

SFS: What inspires you to stay in the Bay Area?

A: Quality of life, friends and family.

SFS: How have you seen music evolve in the Bay Area?

A: The whole glitch and bass scene in general has been turning into full fledged international phenomenon that is starting to influence a lot of producers and scenes in other places. It's really nice to see it evolve and all the musicians pushing boundaries with their music. Muti Music in the Bay has been making waves around the globe.

SFS: Do you think it's moving in a positive direction?

A: Very positive and open people aren't stuck on a certain genre. Itís just good and diverse music with lots of bass.

SFS: Who are some of your favorite local DJs?

A: All the artists coming out on Muti Music plus people like Laura, Beats Antique, Random Rab, PantyRaid.

SFS: What are your favorite venues to play?

A: 103 Harriet Street; best sounding club in the Bay.

SFS: What has been one of your most memorable gigs?

A: The El Circo Dome at Burning Man, six shooter in the ready and punk rock country hop a blaring.

SFS: Dream collaborations?

A: The Beatles acid crunk remixes.

Check him out on July 31st at 103 Harriet for a Burning Man fundraiser with a plethora of talented DJs, and see what heís up to at http://