8/4 – Saeed Younan at Monarch
Discounted Advance Tickets:
Friday, August 4th
21+ 9:30PM – 3AM
Monarch 101 6th St. SF
Sense SF and Monarch present
Saeed Younan (Intec, Younan Music – DC)
Bardia F (Sense SF, Blue Orb Records – SF)
David Paul (Funky Teknomics – SF)
A world class globe-trotting DJ, a recording artist, a sought-after remix producer, and head of his own record label (Younan Music), Saeed Younan has excelled as a true artist in the global dance scene. Without showing complacency, Saeed Younan does not cease to amaze, always looking to astound.
As a DJ, Saeed’s performances are renowned for his technical abilities and precision. He effortlessly weaves and morphs tracks together into a seamless blend of house and techno. Enhancing his music into a warm and sexy vibe, while building momentum by allowing the music to ebb and swell. Always a guaranteed good time watching and listening to Saeed work a room and build a vibe. As DJ MAG puts it “Saeed Younan is one of the few DJ’s that really know how to serve it up well”. No surprise why Carl Cox chose Saeed as his goto DJ to open for all his US tour dates, including his Las Vegas residency (2014 & 2015). Carl Cox also invited him to play his arena in numerous festivals, including EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Miami, Electric Forest, Escapade Canada, Digital Dreams Canada, and the legendary closing of SPACE Ibiza final chapter (September 2016).
In testimony to his worldwide appeal, Saeed was nominated one of America’s Top 100 DJ’s, entering America’s Best Top 50 DJ Poll six years in a row (DJ Times Magazine U.S.A). Beatport nominate Saeed Younan for best tech-house track (Beatport award). He was also nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ at the 2003 Dance Star Awards. These milestone events gave him the global recognition and provided the opportunity to push his sound further and captivating audiences worldwide. Saeed has headlined at prominent clubs across the globe in exotic locations such as Ibiza, Egypt, Bulgaria, Dubai, Miami, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Madrid, Russia with the list going on and on.
As a producer, Saeed is currently entering the busiest period of his career. Not only is he playing at different destinations on a weekly basis, but he also stepped up his production and remix work. He’s had numerous top 10 singles on Beatport, traxsource, and other reputable digital download services; released six mixed albums; and worked with some of the biggest dance labels in the industry.
Born in Iraq but living in Washington DC since the early 80’s, Younan grew up listening to a variety of ethnic music. As a result, his musical sound resonates with percolating beats and sonic grooves. His production have been dubbed “timeless” by top DJs and even referred to as a “change of heart for dance music.” His vision is clear, yet simply stated: “I just want people to enjoy my music as much as I enjoy playing it for them.”
Saeed Younan is certainly a busy man with many jobs, but armed with his fierce work ethic and an unlimited passion for music, he welcomes each new challenge. “It’s a lot of juggling,” he admits, “but I’m used to it, I’ve done it all my life. I’m excited about the future, about my label and my production work. I wake up every morning and ask, what is going to keep me going? What can I do that nobody else has done yet? What’s next?”
BARDIA F (SenseSF, Blue Orb Records – SF)
Bardia Farhadian is known best for his productions under his co-owned record production company, Blue Orb and Red Orb Records. As a Persian-American producer, his roots of electronica started in Tehran, Iran and then to Istanbul, Turkey and eventually brought him to San Francisco and their underground scene. Bardia began djing at Mighty, The Endup, 2nd Sunday, Harlot, Vessel SF and at Nikki Beach, Mexico. Halcyon continues to carry his monthly residency where his dark, banging techno and tech-house sound thrives best. His latest release, “Doing alright on Stacey Pullen’s label Blackflag,” was well received by DJs all around the world such as Marco Carola, Stacey Pullen and many more, and many of his other tracks such as white Girls on Saeed Younan’s label, Younan Music and Fluorescent snake on Innocent Music gets continual full exposure in the techno and house industry. His inspirations are drawn from highly creative people and exotic locales: Adam Beyer, Audiofly, Stacey Pullen, Philip Aruuda and Loco Dice; and traveling to legendary capitals of dance music including Burning Man, Miami, and Playa del Carmen BPM Festival. Embracing the most avant garde tools and technology, Bardia endorses Ableton Live in his productions to create forward-thinking music set to strike any dancefloor for any occasion. BPM music festival continues to carry his residency.
DAVID PAUL (Funky Teknomics – SF)
Though a relatively new DJ, David Paul has had his heart deeply rooted in House & Techno music for over 15 years. David Paul always had a great ear for and flavor in House/Techno, and also always had the desire to share the music with others. Ever since his first time on the decks, he has been able to get the crowd’s feet moving and hands in the air with his incredible track selections. In a short period of time, David Paul has learned how to catch the attention and and ears of the crowd everytime he’s on the decks. Having played at just about every venue in SF, the Heineken Dome at Coachella, and at afterhours at BPM in Playa del Carmen, and having shared the decks with Paco Osuna, Sander Kleinenberg, Prok & Fitch, The Junkies, Ramiro Lopez, Sergio Fernandez, My Digital Enemy, and many of the SF top House DJs, David Paul is well established to play for any crowd that truly loves Underground Music.