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For King Most being a DJ is all about passion for the craft. His hard work is paying off too—as a full-time DJ he now sits at the top of San Francisco’s DJ elite. His consistency has earned him recurring gigs with Red Bull, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Microsoft.
As a cutting-edge remixer, King Most’s releases on Soundcloud have logged over one million plays by listeners worldwide. When he’s not sharing the decks with favorites like Jazzy Jeff, Questlove, Solange, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), Odd Future, to even Giorgio Moroder, luminaries like Giles Peterson (UK/Radio One), DJ Spinna (NYC), Mick Boogie (Roc-Nation), Sammy Bananas (Fool’s Gold) and Anthony Valadez (KCRW/Los Angeles) are sharing his tracks in their own sets.
Speaking of sharing, one of King Most’s favorite aspects of his work is how it brings people together. Nothing exemplifies this better than throwing San Francisco editions of Wonder-Full (Stevie Wonder tribute party) Soul Slam (Michael Jackson vs. Prince), and The Village Voice-approved SFNY/Society party series.
Whether you’re a promoter in Miami, a party-goer in New York, a hip-hop kid who enjoys rock & roll in Tokyo, or a dance music lover who loves D’Angelo in San Francisco, during the 52 weekends of the year King Most hopes to remind you that DJing is about skill, selection, and having fun.
Infectious producer / hard-hitting DJ / blazing guitarist ZEBUEL knows how to ignite a crowd and keep a party moving using any (and every) means necessary.
Born in Memphis, TN and raised on the banks of the Mississippi, Zeb was given a guitar for his 18th birthday and hasn’t put it down since. He spent his summers working the blues clubs in Memphis, soaking up as much music as he could before his naturally adventurous spirit landed him along the San Francisco Bay, where he fell for the local bass music scene and began producing his own tracks.
It’s the mixture of these two loves - one thumping and electric and modern, the other sun-baked and greasy and vintage - that defines Zeb’s music. At home he is as quick to throw on a Muddy Waters record as he is a classic Pete Rock track, as inclined to bop his head to southern hip-hop as is he is west coast jazz.
Zeb’s new record, River City Sunset (released in 2016 on Zeb’s own Smoked Out Soul Records, in conjunction with Mixto Music and Love Haight Records) stylistically reflects his homegrown hybrid of funk, soul, reggae, and bass-heavy beats. The sound is Memphis meets California, a sort of space age blues, like if B.B. King and Three Six Mafia flew to Jamaica to record a movie soundtrack in 1975. Or if the Mothership came to Muscle Shoals and started a party.
Never one to sit still, in early 2016 Zeb founded the thriving San Francisco party Smoked Out Soul — a signature fusion of live/DJ music that has become highly sought-after on the West Coast. As a beloved collaborator, Zeb’s guitar tracks have made their way into the songs of Bay Area groove stalwarts B. Bravo, Alligator Spacewalk, Stylust Beats, Afrolicious, Love & Light, The King Tide and more. As a producer his songs have been released on Simplify Records, King Dubbist, Avocaudio, Cold Busted, Happy Rabbit and Smoked Out Soul Records.
In recent news ZEBUEL’s song “Rewind” charted on Beatport’s top 100 Dub/Reggae downloads and his song “Hangover Blues” with Belgium based artist Poldoore has been making waves with internet tastemakers. For three years straight Zeb has also been honored to have his music featured as the soundtrack for Jones Snowboard Company’s promotional videos.
Zeb has performed at Redrocks Amphitheater, High Sierra Music Festival, the X-Games, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, MTV Tellus Festival Canada, Emissions Festival, StillDream, Lightning In a Bottle and The Bounce Festival, Symbiosis and Joshua Tree Music Festival.