It's been 2 years since I launched The Payback, my all-vinyl dance party at The Monarch. Check out the info below and I hope you can make it if you're in the Bay Area.
The Payback is Monarch’s very own all-vinyl, all-soul, all-RnB, all-oldies dance night that has been going strong every 2nd Friday of the month. And now, the 2 Year Anniversary party of THE PAYBACK is here! On deck we have some of the Bay Area’s top 45 slingers ready to play some of the rarest, danciest grooves for a full night of sweaty debauchery.
July 11 is gonna be the night.
About the 45 slingers:
Columbo Ahmed (The Payback) is the resident record player at Monarch. Every 2nd Friday from 9:30pm to closing time, he plays nothing but the very best in old soul, jazz, and RnB 45s.
DJ Enki (Oakland Faders/The 45 Sessions) has shared the stage with the likes of Z-Trip, J-Rocc, Melo-D, Kid Koala, Rob Swift, Shortkut, Apollo, Jazzy Jay, Peanut Butter Wolf, Lyrics Born, Brother J (X-Clan), Zeph, Romanowski, Doc Fu and a host of others. He was the main resident for the infamous Money$hot weekly in San Francisco for two and a half years, during which it got named one of the top 5 Hip-Hop weeklies in the country by URB Magazine.
DJ Harry Duncan integrates years of experience as a Bay Area-based live music producer and as producer and host of In The Soul Kitchen, the award-winning roots music radio show, into his dj-ing. Respected industry-wide as an innovator, Duncan spins a custom-tailored blend of all styles of soul, funk, r&b, blues, jazz, roots reggae, ska, Latin, African World music and more.
DJ Harry Duncan has appeared with a wide variety of artists including The Roots, The Original Meters, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Trombone Shorty, Tower of Power, Dr. John, Charles Bradley, Femi Kuti, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, Boz Scaggs, Madness and The Specials.