February 2, 2012
It takes a true talent to know how to elevate the dance floors of events from corporate parties, to packed sports stadiums, to the hottest clubs in Vegas. Last night, the Bay Area, and fans all over the world, lost that true talent in the DJ and electronic music scene: DJ Solomon.
As DJ Solomon modestly put it, “I play good music and make people dance.” There wasn’t a crowd he couldn’t get moving, especially with what he called his specialty: Pop Turntablism. It fused scratching, beat juggling, word play, and live remixing with an eclectic mix of funk, soul, hip hop, house and rock tracks. Not only was his skill smooth and seamless, but his energy and stage presence always brought crowds to their feet.
Working with a range of artists like Stevie Wonder, The Black Eyed Peas, Patti LaBelle and Steve Aoki, DJ Solomon was able to transcend all genres, adding his own twist into the mix. A true staple in the Bay Area, he was the resident DJ for the Golden State Warriors for over a decade and even some of the biggest Bay Area tech companies – Apple, Facebook, Google – wanted him at their corporate parties. And if you’ve been to our past Mobclix parties, you’d know that we were always lucky to have DJ Solomon keeping our crowd happy all night long.
More than just a legendary DJ, Solomon Kahn was a humble, positive, and inspiring person. His impact on the DJ scene will always be remembered, especially here in San Francisco, and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.
Visit DJ Solomon’s official page, and read what fans around the world have to say about his tragic passing.