Delta Funk: Dj Heather + Wally Callerio
Delta Funk pres. Dj Heather (Chicago, Tangerine 15 Yr Tour)
Special Guest DJ’s:
DjHeather (Chicago - Black Cherry, OM, APT)
Wally Callerio (LA - Poncho Warwick, Dufflebag, Cajual)
Delta Funk Residents:
C.J. Larsen (BDAY!)
Izzy aka Justin Isbell
Audio San Francisco
316 11th St, SF, CA
7pm to 2am
Free before 9pm, $15 after,
Funktion One Sound System
Dj Heather was named one of Chicago’s Top Forty-Five Artists alongside Kanye West, Billy Corgan and Green Velvet!
In past years the Chicago house community has produced a number of innovative and distinct djs trained in the art of transforming tranquil dance floors into spaces of sheer bedlam and bliss. Their committed vision of undiluted musical appreciation, interactive communication, improvisation and basic integrity has brought greater attention to all the city’s great djs including the genre busting DJ Heather. Widely regarded as one of the premier selectors in the nation, this Chicagoan demonstrates her skills and sharp deck acumen for the massives throughout the Windy City and the world at large with verve and undeniable talent.
Dj Heather received rave reviews for her installment to the much heralded Fabric CD series, for the club of the same name. “With [Fabric] 21 I had a concept in mind; most of the material had to have been played at the club to give it an honest feel.” Judging by critics and house enthusiasts she has done just that. “At the end of the day to make a room full of people happy is difficult to do. You become part mind reader , guru, sensei, educator, entertainer and babysitter all at once. All the experiences I have had, made who I am today. As a person and dj. I love what I do.”
Dj Heather toured extensively with Colette in support of their House of OM double disc release and has released subsequent projects with Om Records including Summer Sessions 2 mixed by Om family members DJ Heather and Onionz. The release followed the success of the first volume of the series mixed by Groove Junkies, Chuck Love and DJ Fluid. In 2008 she joined fellow OM label artists - Colette, Fred Everything and Andy Caldwell - on the House of OM tour.
In 2009, the annual Second City Sessions tour kicked off featuring DJ Heather alongside Colette for exclusive back to back extended sets. The tour has gained a loyal fan following over the years, touching down across North America from San Francisco to New York to Mexico.
With 20+ years of experience behind her Dj Heather has grown to become one of the Windy City’s main Dj exports. She is an artist who defies conformity, defines quality and continues to nurture her solid skills for soul music of the technological generation.
Poncho Warwick, Dufflebag, Cajual
http://www.discogs.com/artist/258-Wally-CallerioWith over 20 years under his belt behind the decks and in the studio, Wally Callerio is no stranger to the world of house music. Part DJ, producer, and label mainstay, Wally Callerio’s list of accolades include over 250 original tracks and remixes released on over 40 labels internationally. With each release his global following continues to grow organically along with him.Callerio’s musical journey began in the early 90‘s on the West Coast. He explains, “...I just loved music and listening to it. Djing was a way for me not only to listen but manipulate what I was hearing.” A man of music above all, Callerio hasn’t forgotten his underground roots. Melodic vocals and chunky basslines are still the cornerstone behind his sound; and if you’ve had the opportunity to listen live, you know that each of his sets tells a unique story of their own. In 1998, Callerio launched Dufflebag records with the simple goal of allowing it’s artists full discretion and creative disposition over their music. Since then, the label has experienced it’s share of successes with releases from artists such as: Demarkus Lewis, Manjane, Alysha kid, Corduroy Mavericks, Jt Donaldson, Natural Rhythm, Ryan Truman as well as numerous releases with R&B legend Jon B. under his moniker Jah Ques. 2014 marks the label’s 17-year anniversary. What’s next? To name just a few recent studio works in the pipeline include upcoming projects and releases. Remixes of Colette “Oasis” and Chuck Love “Ours To Take” as well as 10 singles and album to be released in 2015 alone. 2013 held a number of milestones for Callerio. His continued success and collaborative efforts caught the attention of UK’s iconic Defected Music. He was personally solicited by Defected’s A&R Luke Soloman and label headman Simon Dunmore. Wally’s alter ego moniker Poncho Warwick also took the honor of #1 chill out artist of 2014 after being the runner up in 2013 and 2012 on the #1 dance music site Beatport.With music as his driving catalyst, this year Callerio looks to grow his repertoire and expand his endeavors even further. 2014 marks the official release of the critically acclaimed Unconscious Therapy House Music documentary. One of the more recent attempts to explain one storyline of the debated history of House, Callerio served as Musical Supervisor as well as a featured artist for the film which also featured a who’s who shortlist of the genre’s legends such as: Frankie Knuckles, Masters at Work, Derrick Carter, and Mark Farina. With upward momentum on his side and a heavy musical arsenal ready for release, Callerio is ready to lead with his musical vision. Simply put, “I don’t try to predict the future of house, I just try to give it my imagination and push with my music. I try to inspire people into making and playing the right stuff...”