Download the 'House of Rich' Mix from DJ Russ Rich

By: Jase Peeples

When DJ Russ Rich moved from Minneapolis to San Francisco in 1997 he had no idea he’d become one of the “City by the Bay’s” most sought-after DJs. But for anyone who has ever heard him spin, his current status as one of San Francisco’s elite sound samurais is no surprise.

Inspired by mix masters such as the Freemasons, Victor Calderone, and Tony Moran, DJ Russ Rich always spins cutting-edge sets designed to take the dance floor’s happiness to a higher level. (And he succeeds every time.)

His talent, consistency, and perseverance earned him the crown at “San Francisco’s Next Top DJ” contest in 2011, as well as the chance to spin on the Main Stage at this weekend’s world-renowned San Francisco Gay Pride Festival. (Saturday, June 23rdfrom 3:20pm -4:20pm.)

“I’m beyond excited and a little bit terrified,” he said shortly after being booked for SF Pride. “I think it will be the largest crowd I’ve ever played for.”

Nevertheless, this super-spinner’s star is on track to shine even brighter.

He’s set to headline San Francisco's newest (and hottest) gay dance party, “Sauna,” on July 3rd and will achieve a career “dream-come-true” moment when he teams with one of his long-time DJ idols, Phil B., to spin at the fetish-themed party “Bay of Pigs” on Dore Ally Street Fair weekend later in July as well.

“I’m thrilled to get to spin with Phil,” Rich said. “It’s kind of surreal, actually. I used to hear Phil spin at a party called ‘Mass’ when I moved to San Francisco back in ’97. He consistently blew me away with his mixing abilities and love of great music. To finally get to play a party with him is pretty much as good as it gets for me.”

Even if you won’t be anywhere near San Francisco this summer, don’t worry. You can still lose your mind to the latest sounds of DJ Russ Rich. In honor of Gay Pride month, he’s offering readers the chance to download the “House of Rich Mix” – a sound-storm guaranteed to set fire to any Pride party.

If you’re addicted to good dance music, a DJ Russ Rich mix is the only fix you’ll ever need.

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