City of Angels
[ Gozar ]
[ Calentura (Fania Records) /// Subsuelo ]
[ DJ / Co-Founder / Digital & Business Strategist ]
Gozar started collecting wax and mp3s nearly twenty years ago, after he relocated from LA to the Bay, just before the non-calamity of Y2K. From Outkast and bay area boom-bap, through a love affair with soul music & roots reggae, he slowly made his way through downtempo and mid-tempo electronic music into his present tastes eccompassing all of the above plus a strong bias towards Global Carribbean-based tropical sounds fused with every kind of electronic beat and tempo.
As Co-founder of the Calentura and Subsuelo crews out of L.A. (not to forget Tropicali & Carmona!) & tech-liaison for The Lift, he's had the chance to conceive of, produce, execute & perform at a truly diverse and exciting list of events & venues with so many of his musical inspirations. Gozar has played festivals, quincineras, backyard house parties, civic events, countless nights at dingy bars, warehouse parties, Capoeira studios, yoga retreats, ethiopian restaurants and more and featuring genres as diverse as global, soulful, organic funky & tribal house, latin, afrrican & brazilian organic & bass music, midtempo groovy beats, twerk, digi roots reggae, soul & funk, hip-hop and house party throwback fun of all kinds.
Collaborators include festival organizers, Burning Man camps, party, event promoters, historic music labels, movement & spiritual instructors, non-profit orgs, major city orgs, forward-thinking businesses of all kinds and all the beautiful funk people that have joined him on a dance floor.
[things I love (a work in progress): calentura :: subsuelo :: fania :: l.a. creative technologies ::dancing :: the lift :: cumba mela :: the do lab :: burning man :: learning :: zzk records :: house music :: bass music :: indigenous sounds :: alternative relating :: creativity :: movement ]
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