2009 Voted #4 DJ on NiteVibe.com’s SF DJ Dream Team poll (DJDreamTeam.com)
2008 Voted #7 DJ on NiteVibe.com’s SF DJ Dream Team poll (DJDreamTeam.com)
2007 Voted #19 DJ on NiteVibe.com’s SF DJ Dream Team poll (DJDreamTeam.com)
2007 Winner of Xessential’s “Iron DJ” Mixing contest
2006 Winner of Xessential’s “Iron DJ” Mixing contest
2005 Spundae Winner of “Best US Club” International Dance Music Awards (at WMC)
Rooz is a DJ, promoter, and major advocate of underground electronic music in San Francisco. Known as one of SF’s premier and well respected DJs, specializing in underground house, techno and tech-house. With regular residencies and appearances at San Francisco’s top nightclubs since 1999, Rooz has established himself as a fixture in the underground electronic music scene. After a decade of success behind the decks, Rooz had spun with almost every big name DJ in the world in all genres of underground electronic dance; from Sasha to Tiesto, from
Derrick Carter to Felix Da Housecat, from Deep Dish to Steve Lawler, from Francois K to Tiga.
In 2009 Rooz was voted #4 DJ in SF on NiteVibe’s DJ Dream Team pole (djdreamteam.com). A short list of SF’s dance music pioneers like Mark Farina, Miguel Migs, Kaskade and Bassnectar. In a city where you will find world famous DJs and producers in every corner, Rooz has managed to break the top 10 in the last two years. You can catch Rooz’s set along with the biggest names in the International DJ circuit at SF’s top nightclubs such as Mighty, Vessel, 1015 Folsom, EndUp, supperclub, Mezzanine and Ruby Skye. Rooz is also well known for his late night after-hours sets at underground warehouse parties across SF. Holding a residencies at RubySkye, Mighty, Vessel, 1015 Folsom and 2ndSunday, for SF’s hottest and most talked big DJ events. Not to mention over 10 opening sets
at Global Underground CD Release parties. With highlights like being invited to play between Derrick Carter and Ferry Corsten/Tiesto set at RubySkye’s 2008 Anniversary party.
Rooz’s skills behind the decks is unprecedented, constantly mixing 3 tracks at the same time for over 3 minutes, remixing tracks live with vocals and instruments. Taking the dance music lovers to another dimension by spontaneously remixing their favorite tracks to create music they havn’t experience before. In 2007 Rooz defended his title of the SF’s “Iron DJ” in Xessential’s Iron DJ competition. Taking a Bob Marley track and remixing it live with a banging German Electro beat and blowing the crowd away.
RubySkye (2006 - present)
Deep Blue @ Underground (2006 - Present)
2ndSunday (2003 - present)
Hi-Tek Soul (2006 - 2008)
supperclub (2005 – 2008)
1015 Folsom (2005 - present)
Mighty (2005 - present)
Spundae (2002 – 2006)
Anu Bar (2003 - 2005)
Loud @ Ruby Skye (2001-2002)
Spundae/Sonic @ 1015 Folsom (2002)
Re-Cycle @ 550 Barneveld (2000 - 2001)
Paradox Entertainment LLC (1999 - 2002)
Detour Tuesdays @ LimeLite (2000 - 2001)
Club X @ 715 Harrison (1998 - 2000)
Starting out in the club scene in 1998 as a promoter at San Francisco’s club X, the main reason why Rooz became dj was so that he could play the music that he wanted to hear at his own events. “I knew exactly what the club heads wanted to hear, what made them move and what made them jump”. Rooz believed that this way he wouldn't have to try so hard to find the right dj that could produce the right vibe. In 1999 Rooz and Misha Vladimirsky partnered up to and started Paradox Entertainment. Paradox's success lead to three new events and Rooz now had
four residencies: Detour @ the LimeLite, a rockin Tuesday night event that drew a crowd of 1000 clubbers every night, Glow Sunday nights @ the LimeLite in MV. And the Infamous Friday night monthly underground party Re-Cycle @ Space 550 in SF, where thousands gathered to hear some of worlds most famous dj’s like Armand Van Heldon, Keoki, Donald Glaude and Hippe & Halo perform. By 2003 Rooz took his underground style of progressive & tech house to another level and had played at almost all SF night clubs. At that time he had residencies at “Loud” Saturday nights @ Ruby Skye and Headlining in the house room at Spundae’s world famous weekly Friday event “Sonic” @ 1015 Folsom. After the the End of Paradox, Rooz joined forces with the world famous promoters, Spundae. Taking SF by storm Spundae continued to flourish as SF's number 1 nightclub experience. With his new home Rooz continued to throw events and rock crowds of over a thousand playing at events with some of worlds most famous dj’s and producers like Sasha, Tiesto, Seb Fontaine, Steve Lawler, BT, Ferry Corsten, Derrick Carter, Nick Warren, Max Graham, and more…
In 2003, Rooz’s unique style of mixing deep celestial progressive with tribal/tech and “Nu Skool” breaks always brings fresh new sounds to music lovers all over the world. His sets are unique and the experience is memorable. Today Rooz has partnered up with Back2Basics-sf Founder to create "R-Squared", at tag team collaboration of retro-prog and funky tribal. With his newest success the first ongoing electro house party in SF "Retro-Drum" with SF's only ongoing electro tech house party @ Anu. With new residency at Bambuddha Lounge and frequent visits to Mezzanine and 1015.
Being a part of Spundae from 2002 to 2006, Rooz got spin with DJ's such as Sasha, Tiesto, Nick Warren, Seb Fontaine, BT and more. He helped Spundae make a big statement in San Francisco in 2005 and helped them win the "Best US Club" award at the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) at WMC in 2005. In 2007 Rooz has started his latest residency at San Francisco's most popular and trendiest club,
supperclub. Playing the openning set for the likes of Derrick May, John Acquaviva, Seb Fontaine, Tiga and Derrick Carter. In SF Rooz is known best for rocking afterhours warehouse events with his 5am sets. You can still catch Rooz rocking his big room sound at his 1015 mainroom monthly residency.