"Born in Los Angeles, raised in Marin County, Adam Larios is a "next generation dj" focused on bridging the musical gap between traditional "mash up" / Top 40 and house music incorporating hip hop influenced scratching & turntablism into his live performances." ~ DonovanSF.com
Larios is the "silver bullet" to appealing to the younger partygoer entering the club scene from a commercial radio / Top 40 foundation and "educating" them on a fresher, edgier side of dance music where today's popular hits by Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and Black Eyed Peas are remixed with house beats. Larios' arsenal of dancefloor frenzy weapons include "extremely rare" dance remixes of the most famous 80's songs of all time (such as The Police, Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, and U2) and dance remixes of the most famous, timeless classic rock songs by bands such as ACDC, Nirvana, Lenny Kravitz, and Guns N' Roses. Although inspired by the showmanship of the late DJ AM, unlike the traditional "mash up" DJ, Larios' musical foundation is in traditional house music inspired by commercial-friendly house artists such as Kaskade, David Guetta, and Bob Sinclar.
In a day & age where Serato rules and every kid is calling themself a professional DJ, when they learned how to put 2 records together in 5 minutes looking at a computer screen without needing headphones, Adam honed his beat-matching & turntablism skills like an "old-school" DJ, the traditional way, with true vinyl and no computer to cheat.
With a "true" turntablist foundation, Adam is now leveraging modern technology that Serato offers and pushing the creative musical boundaries of scratching, looping, and remixing dance music live that can only be done digitally.
In 2010, Larios was "discovered" by DJ Donovan, who saw his technical talent and his enormous mass appeal and immediately took him under his wing to build his name & brand in the nightlife market. Larios was immediately signed by The W Hotel as their resident DJ and performs monthly at Marina hotspot CIRCA. Larios will now be featured at select DonovanSF events, the hottest #1 parties in San Francisco for the past decade, as Donovan's starring Top 40 / Mash Up DJ.
"Adam is my answer to a new nightclub decade where mainstream top 40 music has overrun San Francisco's once unique dance music scene. He's a good looking kid, has great style, and the women, both young and old, go nuts over him. He's my new "JAMES DEAN OF NIGHTLIFE", he's my rebel without a cause. He represents the new sound, style, and attitude of a new, younger generation that want something different on the dancefloor than what I grew up listening and dancing to.
As a businessman, I understand you must change with the times and be ahead of the curve, and right now, Adam is what's next & what's hot in dance music. Mark my words, this kid is about to blow up big in this city and become San Francisco's fastest rising DJ star." ~ Donovan