DJ’s

 

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Mark Carpenter

Mark started ‘spinning’ in 2007 and has since played in a dozen states and four countries. Once an SLO native, he has been traveling the USA (and world) since 2010, playing wherever he can. He plays only the most quality songs from his eclectic musical collection and has stolen unapologetically from every great DJ, musician, or music aficionado he’s encountered. His musical offerings range from gut-wrenching blues, soul-lifting jazz, to jaw-dropping dubstep. Get excited.

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Kelly Howard

Kelly loves to DJ almost as much as she loves to dance. In 2007, she began her DJ career in Seattle at house parties. Since 2009, she has DJed at blues, swing and fusion venues all over the country. She began traveling in 2012 and has DJed at various dance events in 13 different countries. Kelly combines a wide array of emotions and flavors: angst and grit, passion and despair. She loves creating a challenging atmosphere that keeps dancers wanting more. Some of her all-time favorite artists for fusion dancing are Beats Antique, Meschiya Lake, and Lynx & Janover.

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Emilio Estevez

Emiliano DJs at many events locally and nationally providing a groovy flavor of Blues, Lindy, and Fusion styles of music. He believes that a diverse set will challenge the dancers and make sure that they are listening with their minds and bodies. He also runs DJ Experiment which is an organization created to give DJs, musicians, and dancers a safe place to experiment and grow.

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Neil Benen

Neil resides in New York City and started dancing and DJ’ing to fusion and blues about five years ago. He especially loves the challenge and excitement of spinning at fusion events! The music not only offers a vast and complex array of cultural sounds, but the new electronic elements made available through modern technology have enhanced and possibly redefined what music is today. This makes listening and dancing to it, both uniquely exciting and inspiring.

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Jeanette Holmes

Jeanette came to fusion in 2013 from a background in blues and west coast swing, and fell in love with both the dancing and the music, especially its emphasis on exploration and experimentation.  She finagles her way into the DJ booth every chance she gets.  From NYC clubs to national events to cruise ships, she’s played just about everywhere!   She looks forward to sharing some of her favorite sounds with you!

 

Kathleen fell discovered fusion dancing in 2012, coming into the dance with a background in blues, salsa, contra, and bhangra. Her first foundational fusion experience was at the Las Vegas Fusion Exchange, and she vowed to become a dj in part to recreate the excitement of that incredible weekend. As a dj, Kathleen likes to create a mood that dancers can play with – whether playful or intense, sexy or soulful. She loves discovering new artists, and she can never resist a good cover.