Jeffrey moved to San Francisco to escape the suburbs of San Diego’s east county and make a name for himself as a fashion designer. . . shortly after arriving he abandoned fashion and became the front man for influential new wave/hardcore band The Calculators. “Always a step ahead… they wore uniforms and modernized the sound of groups like Gary Numan and New Order, long before anyone had heard of electroclash;” to quote ID magazine. Two years, two records, and many tours later, they split allowing him to finish a degree in fashion at SFSU and the others to form The Rapture.
After graduating he was disenchanted with SF’s disappearing fashion industry and rigid music scenes. Then DJ Jeffrey Paradise was born, quickly he created his first and now legendary Frisco Disco parties hosting the first multi-genre dance party in San Francisco.
Success followed: write ups in Billboard Magazine, tours with Out Hud, The Rapture, Felix the House Cat; numerous appearances at the WMC, SxSW, and Coachella; exclusive gigs with DJ AM, residencies in La and Las Vegas…
Plus new parties in San Francisco: Blow Up and Club 1994 where Jeffrey had picks his favorite artists like Justice, Interpol, Chromeo, Glass Candy, !!!, Steve Aoki, DJ Funk, Uffie, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs to preform. His parties are easily the most exciting and charged parties in the city.
Not satisfied with DJing alone, Jeffrey’s other musical project Paradise Boys gained attention from the press, their peers, and music fans all over the world as the “band to look out for”-SPIN; “Paradise Boys weigh in with a stellar track and smoking remixes”-URB; “best Bay Area band”-Filter; “stand out tracks”-Fader; “crisp, smooth, mildly petulant, definitely sleazy, and utterly irresistible on the dance floor”-SF Weekly.
Jeffrey’s musical vision, open mindedness and sense of adventure makes his sets mind blowing and memorable to both the dance and rock music scenes internationally. Get into him.