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When Solar began Djing in the early 90's, San Francisco's Clubs and Raves were places where musically, anything could happen. To be a DJ in this time and place meant having a fierce dedication to the craft of creating electrifying music for people to dance all night. A deep record collection and bold creativity were what people valued in the Djs they would go hear every weekend.

In 1994, Solar and a couple other Djs began bringing a sound system and a generator to the Berkeley Marina for free gatherings to dance and watch the sun set behind the San Francisco skyline. As these Sunset parties grew from dozens to hundreds, and now thousands of attendees, Solar become one San Francisco's best loved DJs. Known for his eclectic sets, blending Techno, Disco, House, Electro and electronic music with the energy of Punk and Psychedelic Rock, Solar has built a loyal following among a discerning crowd of dancers and party goers used to hearing every touring DJ you've ever heard of. Nearly twenty years of playing music for crowds large and small has evolved a style of Djing that seamlessly fuses the best of classic and modern dance music. More recently as resident and co-creator of the No Way Back parties, Solar has earned the reputation of a DJ devoted to the art of mixing and selecting music without regard to ephemeral fashion, trends or fads.


4/15/17Solar: Papaya PlayaPapaya PlayaTulum
5/06/17Solar: Analog BKNYAnalog BKNYBrooklyn
5/13/17Solar: TOPAZdeluxeTOPAZdeluxeMonterrey
5/14/17Solar: Middlesex LoungeMiddlesex LoungeCambridge
5/28/17Ardalan: TV BarTV BarDetroit
7/30/17Solar: OutputOutputBrooklyn
3/11/17Solar: Dolphin TavernDolphin TavernPhiladelphia
1/04/17Solar: Zamna Tulum Jungle Club & CabanasZamna Tulum Jungle Club & CabanasTláhuac
8/21/16Sunset Summer Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
7/22/16Sunset Campout 2016Belden TownBelden
5/13/16Sunset Sound System’s Dekmantel...MightySan Francisco
4/23/16Solar: Papaya PlayaPapaya PlayaTulum
10/25/15Sunset Halloween Costume Boat PartyThe San Francisco BelleSan Francisco
10/25/15Sunset Sound System Halloween Boat...MonarchSan Francisco
9/27/15Sunset Season Closer in the Park +...Sunset Party, Stafford LakeNovato
7/17/15Sunset Campout 2015Belden TownBelden
5/17/15Sunset Island 2015: an electronic music...San Francisco Treasure IslandSan Francisco
3/22/15Sunset Season Opener Celebrating the...Stafford Lake ParkNovato
2/15/15Sunset Sound System Valentine Formal...SF
1/20/15Sound Sound System Tulum Beach Party!Papaya PlayaTulum
1/01/15Sunset Sound System New Years Day Dance...MezzanineSan Francisco
12/31/14Gray Area Presents HONEY SUNSET NYE...Gray Area Art + TechnologySan Francisco
12/16/14DAYBREAKER SF // Dec 16th Holiday...Yerba Buena Center For The ArtsSan Francisco
12/16/14DAYBREAKER SF: Holiday Edition!Yerba Buena Center For The ArtsSan Francisco
11/28/14Sunset Sound System with DixonSF
7/25/14Sunset Campout 2014Belden TownBelden
6/14/14Sunset Island: an electronic music...Treasure IslandSan Francisco
1/01/14Stompy Sunset: New Years Day 2014Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
12/31/13NYE with Matthew Dear (DJ Set), Honey...Public WorksSan Francisco
1/01/14No Way Back Honey Soundystem - New...MonarchSan Francisco
12/14/13No Way Back with Mudd, Felix Dickinson,...MonarchSan Francisco
11/30/13Dax Presents - SETH TROXLER //...Public WorksSan Francisco
10/27/13Sunset Halloween Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
9/29/13Sunset Music Picnic - Season CloserStafford Lake ParkNovato
7/19/13Sunset CampoutBelden TownBelden
6/09/13Sunset IslandSan Francisco
5/26/13STOMPY+SUNSET:Memorial Weekend Get DownCafe CocomoSan Francisco
5/05/13Sunset Spring Boat Party + After-Party!San Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
4/07/13Sunset Season OpenerStafford Lake ParkNovato
1/01/13NO WAY BACK New Year's Morning w/...MonarchSan Francisco
12/15/12No Way Back with Optimo, Conor, and...MonarchSan Francisco
11/16/12NO WAY BACK 3 YEAR w/ MODEL 500 (LIVE)MezzanineSan Francisco
10/27/12HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM + NO WAY BACK -...MonarchSan Francisco
10/05/12No Way Back with Maurice Fulton, Conor...222 HydeSan Francisco
9/30/12Sunset Music PicnicStafford Lake ParkNovato
9/08/12No Way Back with TK, Conor, Solar at...222 HydeSan Francisco
9/02/12Stompy + Sunset : Labor of LoveCafe CocomoSan Francisco
8/19/12Sunset Summer Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
8/17/12No Way Back + L.I.E.S. with Legowelt,...Public WorksSan Francisco
8/11/12No Way Back with Beautiful Swimmers,...222 HydeSan Francisco
8/10/12Disco Knights: Burning Man Sound Camp...MightySan Francisco
7/21/12Forward & Public Works present: Nitin...Public WorksSan Francisco
7/13/12SUNSET CampoutBelden TownBelden
6/10/12SUNSET Island: an electronic music...Treasure IslandSan Francisco
6/02/12NO WAY BACK w/ DOPPLEREFFEKT live June...MonarchSan Francisco
5/27/12STOMPY+SUNSET with: RADIO SLAVE & ALEX...Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
4/14/12NO WAY BACK w/ DJ KAOS, CONOR, SOLAR222 HydeSan Francisco
4/01/12SUNSET (After)Party with SASCHA DIVE!MonarchSan Francisco
3/16/12No Way Back & Blasthaus w/ LINDSTROM...MezzanineSan Francisco
3/03/12No Way Back w/ ESG (Final Tour),...MezzanineSan Francisco
2/11/12No Way Back w/ OPTIMO (JD Twitch &...MonarchSan Francisco
1/14/12No Way Back w/ Legowelt (live),...Public WorksSan Francisco
11/12/11As You Like It w/ DJ Koze (Special...BeatboxSan Francisco
11/11/11NO WAY BACK w/ TIAGO + CONOR and SOLAR222 HydeSan Francisco
10/14/11NO WAY BACK with GARTH, CONOR, and SOLAR222 HydeSan Francisco
8/12/11NO WAY BACK presents THEO PARRISH w/...Public WorksSan Francisco
3/18/11NO WAY BACK w/ TODD TERJE + CONOR and...Som BarSan Francisco
2/05/11Electrik KingdomPublic WorksSan Francisco
1/01/11Stompy +Sunset New Years Day 1-1-11Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
11/24/10Jesse Rose & Claude Vonstroke -...Public WorksSan Francisco
11/19/10Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set)MezzanineSan Francisco
11/13/10NO WAY BACK - One Year Anniversary -...222 HydeSan Francisco
10/09/10NO WAY BACK w/ MAURICE FULTON222 HydeSan Francisco
10/01/10Listed & Resident Advisor Present Lee...MightySan Francisco
9/25/10SUNSET Party! ...A Civic Picnic +...San Francisco City HallSan Francisco
9/05/10STOMPY/SUNSET 'Labor of Love' w/Pepe...Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
8/14/10NO WAY BACK presents MIKE HUCKABY...222 HydeSan Francisco
8/15/10TableworksPeacock Meadow, Golden Gate ParkSan Francisco
7/16/10Sunset CampoutBelden TownBelden
7/10/10NO WAY BACK presents: THOMAS (Rub N'...222 HydeSan Francisco
7/04/10STOMPY/SUNSET "IndepenDance" Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
6/12/10NO WAY BACK presents: SOFT ROCKS (uk)...222 HydeSan Francisco
5/22/109th Annual Slide Into Summer featuring...MightySan Francisco
5/14/10DEF presents Integrated | feat. Joey...103 HarrietSan Francisco
5/02/10Sunset Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
4/25/10Sunset: Season OpenerStafford Lake ParkNovato
3/10/10LOOK UP! LOOK DOWN! LOOK OUT w/ SolarThe Triple CrownSan Francisco
2/14/10Stompy + Sunset Valentine's Day w/...Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
1/17/10Bionic222 HydeSan Francisco
1/10/10BionicThe Triple CrownSan Francisco
1/09/10The Capricorn Party - 8th AnnualMightySan Francisco
1/08/10Bang The Box - Residents Night222 HydeSan Francisco
1/01/10STOMPY + SUNSET: New Year's Day 2010Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
10/25/09Sunset Halloween Costume Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
10/18/09Sunset Party - Season FinaleGolden Gate ParkSan Francisco
10/09/09Bang The Box222 HydeSan Francisco
10/03/09FullyloadedThe Triple CrownSan Francisco
10/04/096:amKelly's Mission RockSan Francisco
9/06/09Stompy + Sunset: Labor D' AmourCafe CocomoSan Francisco
8/19/09Black PancakesThe Triple CrownSan Francisco
5/24/09Stompy with Jimpster (UK)Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
4/26/09SUNSET Boat Party! + AfterpartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
2/15/09Stompy + Sunset : Valentine LoveCafe CocomoSan Francisco
1/30/09PulseParadise LoungeSan Francisco
1/09/09Free Blood & Landshark - LiveDNA LoungeSan Francisco
12/26/08The Gathering w/ Eric D & Mark Bell!DNA LoungeSan Francisco
12/19/08OM Winter BallMightySan Francisco
12/05/08Killswitch Happy HourUnderground SFSan Francisco
12/05/08Leathal and Friends222 HydeSan Francisco
11/28/08Landshark & John Tejada - LiveDNA LoungeSan Francisco
11/26/08Fully LoadedThe Triple CrownSan Francisco
11/23/08No Pants PartyVesselSan Francisco
11/15/08The Show: Green Gorilla & SunsetThe End UpSan Francisco
11/02/08The Country ClubThe Cathedral Hill HotelSan Francisco
11/01/08The GatheringMightySan Francisco
10/31/08Inferno ParadisoRegency CenterSan Francisco
10/26/08Sunset Halloween Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
9/28/08Indian Summer Pool PartyThe Cathedral Hill HotelSan Francisco
9/19/08LoveFest FundraiserMightySan Francisco
9/14/08Sunset - Get out and vote!San Francisco
8/31/08STOMPY + SUNSET: labor of loveSan Francisco
8/17/ presents SUNSETStafford Lake ParkNovato
8/03/08For the FutureCafe CocomoSan Francisco
7/30/08Love It!IconBerlin
7/20/08Sunset Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
7/04/08Sunset Independence DayJelly'sSan Francisco
7/03/08Quentin Harris l Compression l Down...Temple NightclubSan Francisco
7/03/08Intelligent Design IISupperclub San FranciscoSan Francisco
6/22/08Sunset Summer Solstice CelebrationSan Francisco
6/06/08GentleMan's TechnoCellspaceSan Francisco
6/05/08We Love HatersVesselSan Francisco
5/25/08Stompy & SunsetCafe CocomoSan Francisco
12/31/07Stompy/Sunset New Year's DayCafe CocomoSan Francisco
12/30/07New Year's Eve with Miss KittinFat CitySan Francisco
12/28/07The Gathering 16 year AnniversaryDNA LoungeSan Francisco
12/26/07OverDrive222 HydeSan Francisco
5/13/07For The FutureCafe CocomoSan Francisco
8/04/06Slide w/ John TejadaDNA LoungeSan Francisco
6/30/06AlumniDNA LoungeSan Francisco
9/15/05Beats On The CheapDNA LoungeSan Francisco
5/15/05For The KidsCafe CocomoSan Francisco
12/31/04Ancient Future NYE 2004-05CellspaceSan Francisco
9/25/04U.N.S.F.San Francisco
12/18/03Kit Kat & Pacific Sound Holiday Disco...The End UpSan Francisco
7/28/02For The LoveCafe CocomoSan Francisco
5/24/02Slide into Summer w/ JenoSan Francisco
6/24/01Heart & SoulWhisper Ultra LoungeSan Francisco
12/29/00Le FreakSpace 550San Francisco
3/21/00KultureRawhideSan Francisco
12/31/6980's Tennis Party 
12/31/69SUNSET Season Re-Opener + After-Party 
12/31/69The Fool One Year Anniversay 
12/31/69SUNSET Full Moon Boat Party w/TRAXX +... 
12/31/69DEEP BLUE NYE 2009 (the real post) 
12/31/69NO WAY BACK 6:00 AM New Year's Day with... 
12/31/69Bang The Box 
12/31/69SUNSET Season Opener 
12/31/69No Way Back L.I.E.S. with Legowelt,... 
12/31/69Pacific Sound Solstice Underground 
12/31/69Blue Collar 
12/31/69Lite Em 
12/31/69Give Back! 
12/31/69Sunset Campout 2012 at Belden Town 
12/31/69PacificSound EQUINOX Underground 
12/31/ presents SUNSET 
12/31/69Bang The Box 
12/31/69The Fool - One Year Anniversary 
12/31/693rd Annual SUNSET Music & Arts Picnic +... 
12/31/69"LIFE" A Gravity Point Benefit