Freebeats supported its members’ efforts to DJ, produce, and promote. The group grew to six members and launched a web site to provide the dance music community with interviews, record reviews, online audio and other original content. As his next move DJ M co-founded an underground 300-person warehouse venue, The Tenderloft, in January 2002. The Tenderloft hosted two to four events per month for its first two years of operation including all-night parties, gallery openings and film screenings. DJ M assumed a number of roles including bookings and operations.
He coordinated promoters, DJs, VJs, security professionals, lighting designers, decorators and a host of other staff. The Tenderloft hosted a wide variety of 100- to 350-person events and DJ M oversaw the operation of many of them from start to finish. In 2003 DJ M went on to launch his own event production company, Faultline Productions, named after the successful Saturday bi-monthly underground warehouse series at The Tenderloft that he co-produced from November 2002 to December 2003 with Agent Sunshine and later, DJ Fife. Operating as Faultline Productions, DJ M also produced a number of one-off nights at leading San Francisco clubs such as Ruby Skye, DNA Lounge, Studio Z and Blue Cube. Faultline events have featured world-class Drum ‘n Bass talents such as LTJ Bukem, Photek, Blame, Paradox, Equinox & Chris Inperspective, Pieter K, Orion, Clever, Juju and EHL.
Each Faultline Productions party is a well planned, promoted and executed event combining music, visual art, lighting design and live video performance. For nine months in 2004 DJ M and partner Sound:boy ran a new monthly D&B club night, SOMA Sessions at AsiaSF. Commited to bringing cutting edge Drum ‘n Bass to San Francisco every Fourth Friday, they headlined Marcus Intalex, Bailey, Nookie, DJ Flight, Rohan, Chris Inperspective, Clever, ASC, Skynet and Psidream along with top Bay Area DJs. As a deejay, DJ M has actively supported the Bay Area scene since 2000 with a number of residencies including nights on Thursday (Incognita @ Sitio), Friday (Signal @ An Sibin), Saturday (Still Doin’ It @ Anu), Sunday (Freebeats @ Cellar) and Monday (Halflife @ An Sibin). He enjoys a steady stream of bookings and has played at many area club nights including Eklektic, Phuturo, Compression, Bottom Heavy, Analog, Hemisphere, Signal, Halflife, Crush, Incognita, Killasubz and Clandestine, not to mention numerous warehouse parties, outdoor renegades and radio shows. His DJ career has also taken him to cities like London, NYC, Seattle and San Diego. Today he co-hosts Future Breaks FM radio every Saturday on KUSF 90.3FM alongside dj PUSH.
The show is entering its ninth continuous year on the air and features guest DJs live in the mix every week. M also holds down a residency at Still Doin’ It every first Saturday at Anu Bar, SF. DJ M’s selection incorporates a wide variety of Drum ‘n Bass including upfront drumfunk, techstep, dubwise and atmospheric production. With over eight years of DJing experience, a unique style and a wide array of unreleased tunes from top-notch artists, DJ M will rip any dancefloor. Read more on Last.fm.
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