Main Room: Gene Farris, Oscar P, Cris Herrera, Eric Medina
D&B Room: Joe Pea [DnB Set], Garva b2b Evlo b2b Rebellion, Burncam
Live Art: TBA
Support by: Soul On Beat, The Deep End, United By Bass, Fusicology, I'll House You!
The Warriors Original 1979 Movie Trailer
The movie follows nine guys from The Warriors gang of Coney Island as they head up to The Bronx for a big meeting. Obviously the meeting goes wrong. In short, The movie follows their struggle back home through enemy turf, and shows their encounters with various gangs including The Orphans, Punks and the infamous Baseball Furies.
Let's not forget Cyrus whose speech has been sampled by countless house music producers through the years....
Cyrus Full Speech (The Warriors 1979)
Says Cris Herrera, one of the promoters “The event is being done as a tribute to the campy cult classic 70s film, not a glorification of any type of violence or gang affiliation. We are house heads. We just wanted to do something cool and fun.
Co-promoter Justin Navalle says “We expect to see people dressing up as everything from The Amsterdam All-Stars, The Baseball Furies, The Boppers, The E Street Shufflers, The Magicians, and yes The Warriors! Hell… we might even give a prize to someone who creates the best original SD Gang.
Says SD Union - "We will be designing some cool sets at the venue to match the movie's theme. It's time to get creative!"
VIEW HERE for All Gangs from The Warriors
Of course Gene Farris needs no introduction. Gene is one of Chicago’s dance music icons and has spiritedly contributed to the evolving house and techno culture around the globe. His music and his djing began to get heavy notice and recognition in the golden era of the 90’s, playing warehouse parties in Chicago and eventually around the globe. He is currently one of Chicago best dj’s to date and is nominated for best Dj 2016 at the Chicago Nightlife Awards. Gene has had several Beatport Top 10 tracks, notably “We Work It” With Sonny Fodera and “Move Your Body” on Relief Records which was #5 Tech House song of Ibiza in 2015.
West Coast Weekender is a music conference and boutique festival held in May yearly in San Diego, California. With a strong focus on local art and industry, West Coast Weekender pays homage to the American westside’s rich underground music culture.