On Thursday, October 29th, 5Five reunites to kick of Halloween weekend with two of the finest DJs in the game. We are please to present Belgium's own Lefto and The Whooligan from the Soulection family sharing the decks for the first time ever! Expect a night of future bass, hip-hop gems, soul and funk classics, and world beats at the newly redesigned Mercer in San Francisco. Special opening set by Dennis Infante. Cover is only $5 before 10:30 for this stellar lineup!
// Lefto //
As one the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer, and affiliated with labels such as Brownswood, Blue Note, !K7 Records, Stones Throw and Jazzy Sport, this bearded early riser is consistently a couple steps ahead of your average early adopter. Lefto has been described by Fact! Magazine as "your favourite DJ's favourite DJ" and was voted best Belgian DJ in the “Red Bull Belgium DJ Top 100” in 2014.
He doesn't wait for the next thing to land on his lap, actively seeking it out -- just take a peek at his playlists on Belgium's foremost national radio station Studio Brussel which received compliments from Rough Trade Shops, Gilles Peterson, and featured on MTV Hive. However, don't assume that he's only working futuristic angles - no sir. Firmly rooted in jazz and hip hop, he sharpened his digging sensibility working at the now legendary Music Mania record store in his hometown of Brussels.
Famed for his gloriously eclectic DJ sets, he switches effortlessly between genres. He's not only a DJ and producer but also curates his own stage at the Dour Festival and his own Lefto Presents nights in the Belgian city of Gent. His passion for jazz resulted in a remix album for Blue Note which was well received by the community and a mix for the famous Ninja Tune Solid Steel series.
World renowned, LeFtO regularly blesses sound systems around the globe. His travels have resulted in several compilations on notable labels – a collaboration with DJ Simbad on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings, Universal Music, two releases with Los Angeles based label 101 Apparel, and his most recent compilation for BBE/Southport Weekender. This year marks his first beat LP release due on Record Store Day and more compilations for majors are in the pipeline. You can’t sleep on Lefto!
// The Whooligan (Soulection) //
Julio manages worldwide bookings for Soulection, with a heavy hand in strategic partnerships, artist development, and is also a DJ on the roster. A citizen of the world and a resident of both Brooklyn and San Francisco, this seasoned DJ, producer and event curator brings a unique perspective to the label infused with passion, optimism and inherent positivity. As a trusted source of insight and ground breaking music for numerous events, venues, fashion brands, music outlets, and local businesses across the globe, Julio’s zest for life, ability to identify fresh music and creative culture first has lead him to collaborations with brands like MTV, Def Jam, Brooklyn Circus, PUMA and more.
As a multi-faceted and genre-bending DJ, he’s shared the stage with Jazzy Jeff, Craze, J. Rocc, Rick Ross, Goldlink & more, playing stages and events spanning all corners of the planet. Whether blending two records in a unique fashion or working closely to help develop next level music creators, the common thread is his ability to see beauty in all things.