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Enter Dulce Vita (pronounced dol-sie/vee-tah). As a DJ performer in San Francisco, the North American capital of electronic dance music, how does DV stand out? Along with her signature brand of aggressive intent, true individuality happens here as result of a musical risk. Using the crossfader as her primary canvas, Dulce is a true performer who blasts out a sound all her own – an energetically urban soundscape of breakbeat. In various forms, you might notice audible hints across the spectrum of chunky electro, tech-funk, big beat, indie dance, filtered disco, world beats, dubstep, intelligent glitch and mid-tempo womp.
In recent past, Dulce was named WINNER of SF Weekly: City of Spin 2009 (Annual DJ Competition) and her performance at Burning Man earned a prestigious mention in international publication ‘DJ Mag’ – within the 2008 issue featuring Top 100. Since her debut performance at Google headquarters in 2004, you might have already experienced her audio collage of eclectic tracks at underground warehouse venues or major nightclubs such as Ruby Skye, The End-Up, 1015, Supper Club, Mighty, Mezzanine, Kelly’s Mission Rock, DNA Lounge, Temple, Club 6, Paradise Lounge, Shine, Project One, Anu, Whisper, etc. Dulce considers any single performance a personal success if she can make a deeply positive impact on at least one person’s experience.
Dulce Vita booked nearly 100 performances in 2009 and is regularly featured in San Francisco event recommendations. Based on live performance, she has received personal accolades from international heroes like Micky Finn, DJ Dan, Josh Gabriel, Dave Dresden, and Meat Katie. In addition to sharing the bill with those headliners, DV has been booked to play ‘alongside greats such as’ : Ozomatli, Carl Cox, Stanton Warriors, Uberzone, Freq Nasty, Diselboy, Aquasky, Lee Coombs, Dylan Rhymes, Rennie Pilgrem, Elite Force, Far Too Loud, Bassnectar, Fort Knox Five, Jen Lasher, The Rogue Element, Hyper, Orbital, Rabbit in the Moon, Gabriel & Dresden, Reid Speed, Shortee, Mephisto Odyssey, Ali B, Coburn, Steve Lawler, Scumfrog, D:Fuse, Scarlett Etienne, Hatiras, Fixx, Ana Sia, Beats Antique, Eskmo, Eprom, An-ten-nae, Syd Gris, Alain Octavo, Dyloot, Ellen Ferrato, Icon, Dutch, Patricio, Smoove, Mozaic, Forest Green – as well as a countless number of talented local jocks.
Dulce has held numerous prior DJ residencies at night clubs all over San Francisco. In 2006, she was proud to be selected as the first female to be affiliated with Opulent Temple (the infamous main stage sound camp at Burning Man featuring global talent on 150,000 watts). In 2009, she was invited to wobble out with ‘California Dubstep Republic’, a collective of performers who provided the first ever Dubstep float in SF Love Parade. Her newly branded solo event production alias is under the apt pseudonym: DVANT GARDE. Regularly, she hosts a monthly event every first Saturday – ‘The Freak Show’ @ Blowfish Sushi. In addition, she debuted a new kind of summer seasonal event showcasing dubstep, glitch, and breaks with all female talent from Burning Man, known as ‘Womper Womb’.
Dulce has also provided A&R representation in past at Winter Music Conference in Miami for two uprising labels, Mizumo Music (tech, filtered disco, and electro house) and Funky Cactus Recordings (big beat and nu skool breaks). She has enjoyed past sponsorship by friends at local urban clothing companies, ‘LiveLife Culture’ and ‘Discharge Clothing’. Along the way, Dulce has been educated at institutions like UCLA, Santa Clara University, Oxford University, and Mills College – holding an undergraduate degree in Philosophy (2002) and a Masters degree in Business Administration (2008). Her actual birth name is indeed, Dulce Vita.
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