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REN THE VINYL ARCHAEOLOGIST BIOGRAPHY

As a bay area resident (by way of New York), Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist made his mark by curating top notch events featuring hip hop legends and supporting independent artists from the Bay and beyond. In 2000, his True Skool events won the "Best of the Bay" in the SF Bay Guardian. Ren has appeared on numerous publications, such as the XLR8R, 7x7, SF Weekly, SF Examiner, Mugshot and SF Magazine, to name a few. Since True Skool's inception in 1999, his online magazine and newsletter has served as a resource that covers hip hop history, politics, emerging artists and events. As a DJ, he has shared bills with world-renowned artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Jazzy Jeff, Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool DJ Red Alert, Q-Bert, Cut Chemist, DJ Premier, Wu-Tang Clan, Lupe Fiasco, Black Thought (The Roots), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), Michael Franti & Spearhead, Blackalicious, Lyrics Born, Masta Ace, Biz Markie, Dilated Peoples, The Coup, KRS-One, Pharcyde, DJ Bobbito, DJ Cash Money and the list goes on. His diverse selections are influenced by his East Coast background, from b-boying in the early 80s to attending house parties and the burgeoning mobile DJ scene in New Jersey to frequenting parties like Giant Step, Soul Kitchen and legendary rave party, N.A.S.A in NYC. Ren is a professional party rocker who can put it down among the best of them with a vast arsenal of weapons to drop on any dancefloor, from hip hop, reggae, soul to house and electronic music. He has graced many venues with his non-stop seemless sets with regular appearances at Mighty, The Independent, Ruby Skye, 1015, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Sony Metreon, among a slew of venues in San Francisco. In addition, he has appeared at the Bay's new throwback station Q102.1 FM, Michael Franti & Spearhead's annual 9-11 Power to the Peaceful Festival, Outside Lands Music Festival, now defuct Distortion2Static hip hop show, Myx.tv's Built from Scratch and KPFA's Hardknock Radio.

 

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Steel Pulse
Thu, Aug 17 @ Fillmore, SF

Seal
Thu, Aug 17 @ The Mountain Winery, Saratoga

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Sat, Aug 26 @ UC Theatre, Berkeley

I Love The 90s: Salt-N-Pepa
Sun, Sept 3 @ The Mountain Winery, Saratoga

The Wailers 
Fri, Sept 15 @ The UC Theatre, Berkeley

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Tue, Sept 19 @ The Mountain Winery, Saratoga

Arrested Development 
Sat, Sept 23 @ The UC Theatre, Berkeley

Zedd 
Sun, Oct 8 @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, SF

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley 
Tue, Oct 10 @ The UC Theatre, Berkeley

RL Grime 
Sat, Oct 21 @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, SF

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