A San Francisco native and DJ since 1991,
DJ TAJ emotes the artistic essence
of the city’s counter culture history.
He has both a unique look and mixing style
that garners significant attention. Coupled
with his diversity is his passion and
dedication to the art of being a musician.
His hard work has lead him to prestigious
West Coast residencies with two of the
most successful and well known production
companies – Spundae Productions of San
Francisco and United State of Consciousness
Events of Seattle.
While maintaining these residencies for
the past several years Taj has also played
some very illustrious parties and clubs,
which have taken him to an unprecedented
level as a West Coast DJ. Playing for
seven continuos years at San Francisco’s
legendary 1015 Folsom, a 2 year residency
at SF’s famous Pablo’s Sugar Shack, a
3 year residency at his self produced
event Zendada, a two and a half year residency
at Baby’s at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
in Las Vegas and always a favorite at
the Velvet Club in St. Louis including
the headlining spot for their Annual NYE
"White Ball" for 2002.
Having built a strong reputation for rocking
the party it was only natural that he
was tapped to play dates for UK Super-clubs;
Ministry of Sound and Cream on their U.S
tours. He has appeared at Spundae and
United State of Consciousness’ Annual
anniversary shows and special events.
Taj’s perseverance as a DJ has lead him
to International gigs in Paris-France,
Istanbul-Turkey, Amsterdam-The Netherlands,
Mexico City, Vancouver BC. He has been
chosen by West Coast promoters to perform
opening or closing sets for most of the
world’s top International talent; Carl
Cox, Sasha, Paul Van Dyke, Chemical Brothers,
Seb Fontaine, Timo Maas, Hybrid, Westbam,
Boy George, Pete Tong, DJ Dan, Stacy Pullen,
BT, DJ Sneak, Doc Martin, Sandra Collins,
Christopher Lawrence, Todd Terry… You
get the idea!
In 1999, peers and punters voted Taj as
the most versatile DJ of San Francisco.
This well deserved honor reflects his
love for the music. His well-crafted sets
and diverse styles include Funky House,
quality Trance, Breakbeat and Progressive
House. Speaking of Progressive House,
Taj also currently reviews records for
North America’s monthly publication of
BPM Culture Magazine.
Introduced to music firsthand at the age
of thirteen, he played the standup base.
Learning to read and write music has naturally
lead him into producing. He teamed up
with long time friend Dave D to form the
production team "The Waller St. Boys".
Along with the bay area group ETI, they
produced the successful LP "City of Gods"
on Oboro Records. The LP sold more than
3,500 copies and was selected for several
DJ mixed CDs in just a few months of its
Working diligently in the studio Taj aims
to prove his talents as a producer to
express how he feels about music. As a
DJ, his abilities to ride with and steer
an energetic dance crowd further demonstrates
his goals and motivation to stay real
with the music and opening the door that
will free peoples - mind, body & soul…