Saturday September 16 - Noon to 8pm
The hottest event of the Summer at Paramount's Great America in the fabulous new new adult water park, Boomerang Bay!
Featuring World Class DJs
DJ A.M., born Adam Goldstein, was born in Philly in 1973. As a child he attended public school at Greenfield Elementary, but that was only after he had gotten kicked out of private school in first grade for throwing a rock at a car. In second grade was when he tasted his first dose of hip-hop. AM said, "I was a minority and that's really the only music there was. I loved to beat box. That saved my ass more then once from getting beat up. Some brothas would run up to jack me, and I would bust a beat box for them and next thing I knew, it was a freestyle session for an hour. My lips would be blue but my face not BLACK and blue." He didn't stay little for long, he earned his place among them after he showed off a beat a friend had taught him.
DJ A.M. has an older sister, who shared her love of Punk Rock with him. She would play The Clash and The Misfits, while he'd be jamming to LL Cool J and Boogie Down Productions. So by 1986 he had been introduced to something new once again, and he liked it.In Philadelphia DJ AM had two friends who had their own group, A.M. said, "DJ Mighty Mi and MC Eon who are now the Rawkus recording group "The High and the Mighty". That was when I FIRST saw someone DJ and thought... 'DAMN that is pretty fuckin cool.' I had no turntables but I DID have a boom box that recorded with a lil' mic." He started practicing his skills with Gumby, "I used to sit in the living room for hours and sample and LOOP different lines and beats by taping the lil MIC to the speaker on my moms TV. I loved to do that. The first mix I ever made was a Gumby porno. I took short clips of words from a few Gumby Episodes and tried to make it sound like a porno. My sister and her friends thought I was a sick disturbed child."
In 1987 he and his family moved all the way across the country to Los Angeles, where he said, "Kids here did NOT know about hip-hop at all," but they did have one station, KDAY 1580 AM that played hip-hop. DJ A.M. turned a lot of LA kids over to hip-hop by introducing them to hip-hop he had gotten hooked to in Philly.
1991 was the year a friend of his had turntables, and DJ A.M. started messing around with them, and he was hooked instantly. By 1994 he had his own, and that's when he began tearing it up.
You're probably wondering, 'Where did DJ A.M. get his start?'. 'I got my FIRST actual job DJ-ing an After Hours in LA for $40 a night. I had a good time there. Well, there some promoter gave me a job at "The Dragonfly", a real night club in Hollywood, and the rest is history.'
DJ A.M. has said he considers himself out going. If he were stranded on a desert island with only five albums, his choices would be, "BDP-By All Means Necessary, System of a Down-System of Down, Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bob Marley - Legend, Gangstarr - Full Clip (Greatest Hits), and Michael Jackson-Thriller." When asked, 'When you're onstage, how do you feel? What goes on inside your head?' DJ A.M. said, "If I do good and people scream, I get the most pleasing sensation that rolls up my spine and tingles my soul." He also said, in the film of his life he would chose Corey Haim to portray him, and when asked what four people dead or alive, he would invite to a dinner party, he said his father, Biggie, Serrj Tankain of System of a Down, and Laetitia Casta (for dessert)."
No stranger to corroboration with seasoned performers, Morse Code has taken the stage with such musical luminaries as Q-bert, Dj Swamp, Shortkut, Roc Raida, and Linkin Park. Morse Code has recently been featured in the nationally circulated Hip-Hop magazine RIME with the quote, "No matter how you look at this approach to the Hip-Hop game, one thing is apparently clear: Morse Code intends to get noticed."
DJ David Savior
(SurrealSF, DK Inc, Indulge, davidsavior.com)
Playing at the top clubs in the Bay Area for 15 years, David Savior is always on top of the game. You can hear some of his mashups played by the top DJs in the country including DJ AM, from San Francisco to Miami to Las Vegas to Hollywood. With SurrealSF and DK Inc, David hosts and headlines the top parties with the hottest crowds. Holding down residencies at the hottest Thursday party in the East Bay (Pussycat Lounge) and the Indulge & Infamous parties @ Aura, you never know what he's going to drop next. David's style of hip-hop, mixed with rock, 80's, and party rockers always brings the girls to the dancefloor.
(djmick.com, Thump Radio, Aura)
Mick Knutson has been a professional Percussionist / DJ for over 20 years. Mick's in-demand, crowd-rocking style has given him the opportunity to travel abroad touring North & South America, Europe, Scandinavia, Philippines and Africa! He currently resides in San Francisco, and is quickly building a great following, and a reputation for adding unlimited energy to his performances. You can always find him dancing as hard as the crowd while he plays, confidently leading the crowd into an epic party experience.
Mick is an accomplished drummer and has performed with some of the top musicians in the blues/funk/rock world such as members of Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Texas Boogie Band. Mick started moving more into acid jazz and disco in the early 1990's. Out of creative strife, he turned to DJing to follow his creative aspirations.
Mick is one of those rare DJs who perceives their role to be that of an all-around entertainer and performer. Each night, his arsenal of Track after Sexy Track, seems to be endless. Mick's energy and ability to work the crowd has earned him a huge following and has positioned him as one of the hottest DJs on the circuit. There are only a handful of DJs that "must be experienced live...", with his dynamic, animated and energized personality; Mick definitely, is one of these select few.
Mick has now decided to make San Francisco home. Rapidly establishing a following in this competitive market for his happy, sexy uplifting music, Mick is gaining the hometown crowd to rave reviews.
When it comes to rocking a dance floor, there is only a handful that could spin it all. Rock and roll, hip-hop, new wave, funky house, breaks, and turntablism are just a few key words that describe his mix sets. DJ Kyle Chase has been jamming on the turntables since 1997. The House scene was fresh in the Nor-Cal area, and it took one DJ to do one mix set for him to buy his first pair of technics. There was a time when Djs were mixing one genre of music. Chase stepped past that barrier and chose to bring all the elements together. He joined a local promotion company called Dinity Krisis Inc, during the company's first launch party. Together they took on the nightclub industry one venue at a time. Kyle Chase was a key figure for the company's success. If he isn't mixing it up at a venue, then he's in the studio with Local Rock bands adding his touch to their bands music. His technique has been influenced by Donald Glaude, Bad Boy Bill, DJ Z-TRIP, Mr Han (Linkin Park), and DJ Dan. He has an ear to be able to blend funky house beats in with hip-hop & rock n roll classics, while his turntable techniques tickle the listeners’ ear.
This event is open to all 21 and over.
Special wristbands will be needed to enter the Beach Club area of the park. Tickets include all park rides and attractions!
Great America Theme Park in Boomerang Bay