16.12.31 21:00 FRESH BEATS - Saturday December 31 from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
On any given night, a variety of award-winning DJs creates a mind-blowing, high-energy dance experience. Versed in the latest hits and able to interject classic genres, F Bar's DJs are masters of guiding the crowds to a frenzied, fevered pitch.
OutSmart Magazine's Gayest & Greatest DJ for 2012, 2011 and Runner-Up for 2010 “Purveyor of deep, infectious dance grooves and a feel-good atmosphere.” That’s how Joe describes himself as a DJ. Never afraid to go too deep, his emotive musical selections are his own therapy. As one of the most sought after DJs in Houston, native Houstonian Joe Ross has been working the club scene since 2003. Since then, he has spun at some of the hottest clubs/parties from Houston and Dallas to Florida and even Vienna, Austria. His preferred styles of mixes are electro, vocal house, progressive house, tech-house, and top-40 pop remixes.
A staple in the Houston nightlife scene for years, DJ Tad Dvorak has been steadily building a DJ kingdom beat by beat. Known as a party rocker, classic record provider, tireless promoter and meticulous organizer, Tad has brought his sounds to dance floors from the West Coast to the East Coast and overseas since 1999. His captivating sound spans the eras and blends genres of body-rockin' music; he'll seamlessly segue from Top 40 to mothership trunk funk, spin smooth R&B treats along with timeless soul heroines and heroes, flip house dancehall riddims, throwback to '80s pop freestyle and groove the dancefloor with his soulful deep house. He is one of the resident DJs here at F Bar. With his dazzling and electrifying style, fierce determination and golden touch on the decks, DJ Tad Dvorak has changed the landscape of mixing and continues to shine.
Chris Allen is a Texas-based DJ, VJ, internet radio personality, producer, remixer, musician and writer. In 2011 Chris Allen opened the show for pop diva Kylie Minogue at the Houston stop of her Aphrodite World Tour at the Verizon Theater and was also voted Top Male DJ in OutSmart Magazine's readers' choice poll. He also received the top male DJ FACE award from About Magazine that same year. Chris Allen has been a freelance writer since 2004 and has interviewed more than a handful of popular music celebrities and has been published in several Texas-based magazines and websites. Most recent articles include subjects Cazwell, Blake Lewis, Kristine W. and Annie Lennox. His dance music column Groovelines has been in print since 2003. Chris Allen closes every radio show and column with the saying: “Remember, life may not always be the party you had hoped for, but while you're here you might as well dance.”
Influenced by music from coast to coast and around the world, Chris Zane brings dance floor sounds from San Francisco to New York, Miami to Milan and many more dance music destinations. As a young house music aficionado, Zane has established himself as one of the youngest gay nightclub DJ’s in Montrose, cutting his teeth in the finest LGBT nightlife spots and mentored by some of Houston’s master-class DJ’s. Having his own radio shows “The Morning BPM” and “Zephyr Lounge” through the University of Houston, his radio experience has grown to working for the largest radio station in Texas. His preferences range from electro, techno, vocal house, disco, top 40 and deep house music. “It’s such a cool feeling to know that I now work alongside the DJs that got me dancing when I first started going to nightclubs. Those are big shoes to fill for sure”.
DJ Ukemi (aka Patrick Alvarez) is a first-generation Spanish-Italian American who calls Houston home. Instilled with a love for music of all genres from an early age by his international family, Ukemi grew up with a particular fondness for rock and hip-hop music until he stumbled across electronic music. He cites artists like Prodigy, Daft Punk, Laidback Luke, The Crystal Method, Dirty Vegas, Fatboy Slim, Miike Snow and the Chemical Brothers as major influences. By the age of 18, Ukemi was a club-scene music scene convert. Through some friendly contacts, he made his first appearance in College Station, Texas, DJing at Northgate. The resulting compliments and support convinced him to purchase two turntables and a mixer and delve into the art of beat-matching and phasing. Ukemi recently graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Earth science and minor’s in global business and entrepreneurship. With seven years of DJing under his belt, he has won 1st place at the Brewski’s DJ Battle and Best DJ of Katy, Texas, in 2011. Shortly afterward, he hosted a college radio show titled “The Ukemi Broadcast” on Coog Radio featuring on-air live mixes and discussions regarding electronic dance music. He holds weekly DJ residencies in the Houston area and is pursuing a wealth of opportunities in music. Ukemi has had the pleasure of sharing center stage with many established electronic music producers while providing opening sets for 12th Planet, DirtyPhonics, Le Castle Vania, Nerd Rage, Mak J and Project 46. Ukemi began producing original tracks and remixes several years ago and doesn’t limit himself to a particular genre.
"The undisputed first and most legendary DJ of all time, this Superstar boasts a resume that other DJs can’t even dream about." A visionary turned iconic pioneer, Keoki spearheaded the movement and spawned the growth of electronic music around the world. Over two million records sold -- Limelight, Party Monster, Ego Trip -- and five million miles traveled around the world -- the ups, the downs and the fame and fortune; Keoki is truly a living legend - the first, last and only of his kind. Keoki, now more than ever, still rocks out with the most wicked mind-blowing sets you will ever hear, always sprinkling in that special Superstar showmanship and signature theatrics. His supporters are understandably fanatics, traveling and coming out in flocks from all over if Keoki is playing anywhere remotely close. In the midst of a major resurgence, feeling "rejuvenated, inspired and more focused than ever," Keoki is the busiest and most productive he has ever been.