Sonic Reducer Stage
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Venue Managers: Tim Keefe and Tony Bettini
The Buffalo Exchange Sonic Reducer Stage is Pride’s stage for cutting edge electro and new wave.
- Tomas Diablo
- Rotten Robbie
- Party Ben
DJ Donimo spent his teen years collecting new wave, goth, industrial and acid house 12 inches. He has been DJ’ing for several years at numerous events. He started the night Shadowplay, which led to the Shadowplay stage at San Francisco Pride, and is now called the Sonic Reducer Stage. Sonic Reducer is San Francisco Pride’s music venue focusing on electro and new wave music.
He was a resident at Lucky Pierre, Club Vanguard, Chaps and Substance at The End Up. He has guest DJ’d at a variety of clubs and events including The Eagle, New Wave City, Temptation, Strangelove, Gossip, Bondage-A-Go-Go, Bearracuda, Kinky Salon, Villainy, DOPE, Pop Roxx, and Folsom Street Fair. Donimo’s style is often focused on electro with touches of his goth past.
As founder and sole resident of the celebrated monthly Strangelove, Tomas Diablo has breathed new life into the San Francisco goth scene. His meticulously-crafted sets of goth, industrial, electro, and new wave always pack the dancefloor and energize the crowd. He is a resident DJ at Bondage-a-Go-Go, San Francisco's longest-running weekly dance event, where he mixes pop, electro, and rock into the darker fare. He is also a resident DJ at Right?!?!, the Cat Club's monthly 90's party. Tomas Diablo has opened for artists like Gary Numan, Peter Hook (of Joy Division and New Order), Recoil (Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode), Lords of Acid, and Meat Beat Manifesto, and often guests at various events around the Bay Area.
DJ Rotten Robbie has been spinning for the past 20+ years in the Napa Valley/San Francisco Bay Area. Robbie has shared the bill with many world class acts, such as RuPaul, The Bangles, The Fixx, Modern English, Village People, Sister Sledge, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Martha Wash, Thelma Houston, Dionne Warwick, Kelly (Shoes), Tiffany and many more. During the 2008 election, Robbie had the honor of opening for President Bill Clinton at the Uptown Theatre in Napa, CA.
DJ Rotten Robbie spins a broad, fun mix of House, Indie Dance, Nu Disco, Electro, Funk, Sleaze, Hip Hop, Dance, Pop, Rock, RnB, Disco, 70s 80s & 90s to the delight of his diverse audiences. Robbie’s music collection has over 160,000 songs and growing.
Party Ben is a DJ, producer, radio host and curator whose own mashups and remixes have been viral hits. He helped bring remix culture and new music to Bay Area audiences on his LIVE 105 "Sixx Mixx" radio show, as well as contributing to that station's electronic music program "Subsonic" and 99.7 NOW's "House Nation." He was called a "Top 10 High Note of the Decade" by San Francisco Chronicle music critic Aidin Vaziri, and his mashups were featured in the Razzie-nominated Adam Sandler film "Just Go With it." He's DJed all over the world, and is currently the head of dance and electronic music for Pandora.
DJ Schedule for 2011:
11:00 - 12:00 - Desperate Pedestrian
12:00 - 1:00 - Chris Zachos
1:00 - 2:00 - Skip
2:00 - 3:00 - Donimo
3:00 - 4:00 - Chris Zachos
4:00 - 5:00 - Skip
5:00 - 6:30 - Donimo