DonovanSF

DonovanSF Producing over 500 events in the past 21 years, Donovan is highly regarded as one of the most prolif

Having produced over 500 events in the past 21 years, Donovan Presents is revered as the early pioneer of San Francisco's "upscale nightlife" movement, bringing more innovative, more cultured, more classy events to San Francisco nightlife. The Donovan Parties are synonymous with elegance, sophistication, wealth, and fashion with a famous reputation for having "The most beautiful, most glamorous pe

ople in Northern California". Back in 2001, coming back to the Bay Area after living in Los Angeles, Donovan saw an opportunity to create an LA scene with a San Francisco vibe, combining fashion & house music. Donovan's website www.DonovanSF.com became one of the highest trafficked nightlife community websites in Northern California boasting over a 50,000 mailing list and enormous loyal following of the most upscale, A-List, jet-setting, fashion-forward crowd. When people think upscale events & fashion-forward culture in Northern California, they immediately think DonovanSF.com. Donovan's promotional business generated millions of dollars a year for the city of San Francisco. The Donovan Parties drew thousands of Donovan Party patrons to local businesses such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, nightclubs, salons, retail stores, and public transportation. The Donovan Patties were hosted at San Francisco's most reputable and most prestigious venues: Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco City Hall, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Bentley Reserve, U.S. Old Mint, The Four Seasons, Top of the Mark, the Fairmont Hotel, The Mark Hopkins Hotel, the Clift Hotel (Redwood Room), the W Hotel, Julia Morgan Ballroom (Merchant Exchange Building), Regency Ballroom, Payne Mansion, Archbishop's Mansion, Sports Club LA (San Francisco), San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, Terra, Ozumo, Foreign Cinema, La Mar, Yoshi’s San Francisco, Emporio Armani Caffè, 5a5 Steak Lounge, Orson, Park Chalet, Crystal Jade, Teatro Zinzanni, Ana Mandara, Yoshi's, Shangai 1930, Le Colonial, Sens, Jones, Monroe, Hubert Keller's Burger Bar, Circolo, Monte Cristo, Sutra, Circa, Eastside West, Butterfly, Servino Ristorante (Tiburon), etc. The Donovan Parties often featured special events & runway shows for world-famous fashion brands Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Calvin Klein, BCBG, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marciano, Macy's, bebe, Kenneth Cole, Diesel, Ted Baker, Armani Exchange, Benetton, French Connection, Sephora, Bare Escentuals, Shu Uemura, Vidal Sasson, Miss Sixty/Energie, and fashion magazines Vogue, GQ, Details, 7X7, San Francisco, and SOMA. See Video from Donovan's bebe 2012 Summer Collection Fashion Show at Yoshi's San Francisco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y_7l_9lBdY

See Video from Donovan's Marciano 2009 Winter Collection Fashion Show at the W Hotel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U3zXa7ZMvc&feature=autofb

Donovan is famous for producing the most elaborate annual theme party traditions in San Francisco such as The Masquerade Ball: A Venetian Carnival Affair, The Haunted Ball (Halloween), The Mad Hatter's Party: An Alice in Wonderland Affair, Little Black Dress Party: A Tribute to Coco Chanel, Drink for Pink: A Breast Cancer Fundraiser, Summer Love (Ruby Skye), White Sands: Daytime Waterfront Party, and his grand New Years' Eve Black-Tie Galas. In 2008, Donovan launched Donovan Silicon Valley with the commitment to bring the class & sophistication of Donovan San Francisco events to Silicon Valley. Donovan Silicon Valley (DSV) was an overnight success and became the leading upscale nightlife promotions company of Silicon Valley. DSV produced cocktail attire events in only the most affluent Silicon Valley neighborhoods, such as downtown Saratoga at 2011 Michelin Star restaurant The Plumed Horse, downtown Los Gatos at Silicon Valley's most chic Hotel Los Gatos, 2011 Michelin Star restaurant Trevese, Hult's Restaurant, Katsu, South Bay's most prestigious Fairmont Hotel San Jose, and Santana Row's hippest, most popular restaurants Sino & Straits. Donovan Presents has also been an active contributor to charity organizations such as Global Green, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Guardsmen, City of Dreams, American Nicaraguan Foundation, Destination Foundation and Little Kids Rock. Donovan Presents has provided promotional support to numerous other high profile San Francisco charity events such as Macy's "Passport", Global Green's "Gorgeous & Green", and The Junior League of San Francisco's Annual "Gala".

THE ART OF NYE ADVERTISING, PART 2My favorite ad campaign for a New Year’s Eve Party was in 2017.  I had the privilege o...
12/30/2023

THE ART OF NYE ADVERTISING, PART 2
My favorite ad campaign for a New Year’s Eve Party was in 2017. I had the privilege of hosting the "FIRST IN HISTORY" New Year's Eve gala at San Francisco's iconic Palace of Fine Arts. I created "Disneyland for Adults" fairytale-inspired poster artwork that would visually entertain & tell a story on social media, email newsletters and website ads. The ad campaign generated over 4200 ticket sales and still stands as my greatest event marketing achievement.

Nothing like Christmas Time in Union Square! In December ‘09, I had the privilege of producing “It’s A Wonderful Life” H...
12/15/2023

Nothing like Christmas Time in Union Square!
In December ‘09, I had the privilege of producing “It’s A Wonderful Life” Holiday Party with Michelin Star & James Beard Award Chef Hubert Keller at his fancy “Burger Bar” restaurant at the top of the Macy’s building overlooking Union Square and its giant Christmas tree & ice skating rink! It was a semi-formal event with a stunning crowd and we raised over $5000 for a local children’s charity “City of Dreams”. Best part of the night was when Hubert jumped behind the decks and showed off his DJ skills! What a great Christmas Season memory in the city!

A trip down memory lane! It was a fun run! 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿’𝘀 𝗘𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀:2001: Club Bas (“Mixed Elements”, D...
11/29/2023

A trip down memory lane! It was a fun run!
𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿’𝘀 𝗘𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀:
2001: Club Bas (“Mixed Elements”, Dimitris Mykonos)
2002: Clift Hotel (“Delicious Karma”, Frenchy le Freak)
2003: IMG Home Gallery (“Delicious Karma”, Miguel Migs)
2004: Circolo (Julius Papp, Andy Cadwell)
2005: Mark Hopkins Hotel (“GOLD”, Martel & Nabiel, Industry 415)
2006: Monte Cristo (“Fireworks on the Embarcadero”, Mercedes Benz)
2007: Bentley Reserve (Sephora)
2008: San Francisco City Hall (Prada, Dolce & Gabbana)
2009: United States Old Mint (Dom Perignon, Godiva)
2010: Hotel Los Gatos (Dio Deka)
2011: Yoshi’s San Francisco (Santana's Andy Vargas)
2012: Sens Restaurant (“Fireworks on the Embarcadero”)
2013: Cliff Hotel (V***e Clicquot)
2014: Cliff Hotel (“ERA”)
2015: Payne Mansion (“Imagine”)
2016: Payne Mansion (“Imagine”)
2017: Palace of Fine Arts (“Imagine”)
2018+: Resting with a glass of wine @ home! 🙂

𝗙𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗟 𝗦𝗔𝗡 𝗙𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗜𝗦𝗖𝗢𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙗𝙮𝙚…  I moved to San Francisco in 1998 to start a new life after suffering a series of...
09/29/2022

𝗙𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗟 𝗦𝗔𝗡 𝗙𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗜𝗦𝗖𝗢
𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙗𝙮𝙚…

I moved to San Francisco in 1998 to start a new life after suffering a series of traumatic events & tragic losses in my family. I fell in love with San Francisco for the artistic, eclectic, eccentric, free-spirited & nonjudgmental people it attracted. I felt like I finally found "my people". I fell in love with San Francisco for its foreign world of electronic music I never heard before. I fell in love with San Francisco for its one-of-a-kind nightlife with endless possibilities I never knew existed. The city was my oyster. And I had a young, voracious, unquenchable appetite to experience anything & everything this beautiful city had to offer. What was supposed to be a 6 month "escape from reality" for a suburban boy to temporarily “live the city life” turned into 23 years. I think I lived San Francisco ten lifetimes worth. I milked this city for all it’s worth and then some.

I lived through many city transformations, witnessing the ends of eras & the births of new ones. I lived the city’s rise & fall of the Dot Com in the late 90’s. I rode the the storm of the city’s Great Recession in the late 00’s. I witnessed the 2nd Tech Takeover of our city in the mid 10’s, its gentrification of the Mission District, the explosion of city housing & living costs, and the mass exile of San Francisco’s artist community to Oakland. I watched our city become polarized in the late 10's by politics caused by sensationalism & rabble-rousing of the media (on both sides). And most recently, at the beginning of a new 20's decade, I suffered through the utter destruction & devastation of the city’s hospitality & entertainment industries by the government shutdowns in response to Covid.

I lived through the glory days of San Francisco deep house of the late 90’s. I witnessed the rise of DJ AM & the “Mash Up” scene in the mid 00’s that torpedoed San Francisco’s predominant electronic music culture. I lived the commercial boom of EDM in the 10’s where San Francisco house music DJs like Kaskade became world-famous and their music began playing on mainstream radio stations and in famous movies. I witnessed the explosion of electronic music festivals that catalyzed the skyrocketing costs of world-famous DJs, ultimately hurting our city’s nightlife because nightclubs could no longer afford to book them.

Back in the late 90’s, I remember a very different city where dot-com millionaires hung out with struggling broke artists. People were not judged by their job title, the company they worked for, what kind of car they drove, how much money they made or what their net worth was. It was only about your personality, your character and whether you were fun to hang out with. There were no political talks or debates. Nobody asked who you voted for. Nobody cared if you were a Republican or Democrat.

The Marina Kids partied with the Underground Kids. The G**s partied with the Straights. The Whites partied with the Asians. Everyone partied “Together” as one big dysfunctional, melting-pot family. It was a beautiful time to live in San Francisco.

Like anything in life, things inevitably change. The city I fell in love with and I moved to over 20 years ago is no longer that city. Its transformation over the years reflect the changing interests & ideologies of new generations of transients that have come to San Francisco after me. Everyday throughout the city, you see one moving truck unloading a new transplant and another moving truck removing an old one. The DNA of this city was, is and will always be in constant flux.

After 22 years, I was long overdue for a new chapter and a new beginning. And what better place to continue my life adventure, express my creativity and grow my events business than in the entertainment capital of the world:

𝗟𝗔𝗦 𝗩𝗘𝗚𝗔𝗦

Rebecca & I bought our dream home in Vegas last summer and we have been building our new life here.

For the past year, I have continued to work on projects in San Francisco & the Bay Area while working remotely from Las Vegas. I have every intention to continue producing events for San Francisco & Bay Area, I’m just expanding my business operations to the Las Vegas market (and already have several Vegas projects in the works). San Francisco is a hop, skip and a jump from Vegas. I make day trips to the Bay Area all the time. I call them "𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬"! While " 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬" are up the stairs to my new Las Vegas home office!

𝗦𝗮𝗻 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝘆 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆.

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝘆 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲.

The famous Tony Bennett song “𝘐 𝘓𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘔𝘺 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘐𝘯 𝘚𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰” and Journey song "𝘓𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴" have all new profound meaning to me because this City by the Bay will always own a piece of my heart.
Thank you San Francisco for 22 years of incredible memories. We had one hell of a run together.

𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐎𝐕𝐀𝐍

𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗖𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘!!!𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰's "𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦" 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴....Rally your 'old school' friends and pu...
09/24/2022

𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗖𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘!!!
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰's "𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦" 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴....
Rally your 'old school' friends and put on those dancing shoes "one last time" as DJ Donovan brings you down musical memory lane of the best party years of your life!
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘!!!
summerlove-eternal.eventbrite.com
𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝟱𝟬 𝗧𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗟𝗲𝗳𝘁!
At The Door Ticket Price: $40
Online Ticket Price: $30
Online Ticket Price 𝘸/ $𝟭𝟬 𝗢𝗙𝗙 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵 𝘊𝘰𝘥𝘦 ("4THELOVE"): $𝟮𝟬
𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗗𝗢 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗛! 𝗗𝗢𝗡'𝗧 𝗕𝗘 𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘!
See you on the dancefloor TONIGHT!

𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖.  𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗩𝗜𝗕𝗘.  𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘.  ONE LAST TIME... 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙎𝙖𝙣 𝙁𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤'𝙨 𝙁𝙖𝙢𝙤𝙪𝙨 "𝙎𝙪𝙢...
09/23/2022

𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖. 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗩𝗜𝗕𝗘. 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘. ONE LAST TIME... 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙎𝙖𝙣 𝙁𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤'𝙨 𝙁𝙖𝙢𝙤𝙪𝙨 "𝙎𝙪𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚" 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨...
The City's Official "End of Summer" Party of All Parties!
𝘋𝘑𝘴 𝘋𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘯, 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘺 𝘭𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬, 𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘮 𝘊𝘰𝘷𝘢 & 𝘛𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘭
Round 4 tickets about to sell out!
summerlove-eternal.eventbrite.com
Limited Promo ($10 Off): 4THELOVE

THE BUZZ OF THE BAY 'THIS WEEKEND' IS ABOUT "THE LOVE"!  𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖.  𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗩𝗜𝗕𝗘.  𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘.  ONE LAST...
09/22/2022

THE BUZZ OF THE BAY 'THIS WEEKEND' IS ABOUT "THE LOVE"!
𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖. 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗩𝗜𝗕𝗘. 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘. ONE LAST TIME...
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙎𝙖𝙣 𝙁𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤'𝙨 𝙁𝙖𝙢𝙤𝙪𝙨 "𝙎𝙪𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚" 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨...
The City's Official "End of Summer" Party of All Parties!
𝘋𝘑𝘴 𝘋𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘯, 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘺 𝘭𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬, 𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘮 𝘊𝘰𝘷𝘢 & 𝘛𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘭
Round 4 tickets selling fast! Don't be a Last Minute Lover! 😉
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Limited Promo ($10 Off): 4THELOVE

Nothing can stop True Love… THE LOVE RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO... ONE LAST TIME.

𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗥𝗚𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗....𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦: 𝘌𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝗧𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗟 Twin brothers ...
09/20/2022

𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗥𝗚𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗....
𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦: 𝘌𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵
𝗧𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗟
Twin brothers DJs 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗲 𝗦𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 and 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘄 become TwinSoul on very special occasions that bring new "𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 2 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳" meaning to a 𝗕𝟮𝗕 𝗗𝗝 𝘀𝗲𝘁! TwinSoul have been at the nexus of the house music scene in the Bay Area since the early 90’s and continue to play side by side some of the most influential deep house DJs & producers: 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠 𝙁𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙖, 𝘿𝙅 𝙎𝙣𝙚𝙖𝙠, 𝘿𝙅 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧, 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙅𝙚𝙣𝙤̈, 𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙙 𝙃𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨, 𝙅𝙏 𝘿𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙙𝙨𝙤𝙣, 𝙃𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙯, 𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝘾𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙤, 𝙄𝙯 & 𝘿𝙞𝙯, 𝙏𝙤𝙣𝙮 𝙃𝙚𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙩, 𝙂𝙞𝙤𝙢, 𝘿𝙅 𝙈𝙚𝙨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴. Today, TwinSoul remains at the forefront of San Francisco's underground house music scene. On the rare occasion when these two play together, what you get is something truly special, memorable and bumpin’!

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𝗦𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗘𝗥 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 𝟭𝟬 𝗖𝗗 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥 𝗠𝗢𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝘠𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘊𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰 & 𝘐 (𝘙𝘶𝘣𝘺 𝘚𝘬𝘺𝘦 2013)Has everyone got their summer dresses & tropical themed...
09/19/2022

𝗦𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗘𝗥 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 𝟭𝟬 𝗖𝗗 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥 𝗠𝗢𝗗𝗘𝗟
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Has everyone got their summer dresses & tropical themed outfits picked out for this Saturday?
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𝗕𝗘𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖 / Episode 9 𝗗𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘀 & 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟬𝟯 𝗙𝗶𝗮𝘀𝗰𝗼 Back in 2003, after a triumphant first "Summer Love"...
09/18/2022

𝗕𝗘𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖 / Episode 9
𝗗𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘀 & 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟬𝟯 𝗙𝗶𝗮𝘀𝗰𝗼
Back in 2003, after a triumphant first "Summer Love" party at 𝗥𝘂𝗯𝘆 𝗦𝗸𝘆𝗲. Over 1000 of my "Summer Love 1" CDs got handed out and many of these customers were now listening on their drive home to my mix that took months of hard work and creative energy to produce. It's now 3AM in the morning. I’m in bed exhausted beyond belief and my phone rings. I'm like "𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧*𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳?" I answer the phone and it's DJ Dimitris Mykonos who DJ’d with me that night. It's loud in the background, he's slurring & clearly at some afterparty, and he's shouting over the party into the phone with his drunk Greek accent: "𝘋𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘺. 𝘐𝘵'𝘴 𝘋𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘴. 𝘞𝘦'𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘊𝘋 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝙂𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙍𝙖𝙥 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘊𝘋?"

Dimitris was a notorious practical joker, so I was not going to fall for one of his pranks. I irritatedly reply "𝘏𝘢𝘩𝘢! 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘺 𝘋𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘴. 𝘋𝘶𝘥𝘦, 𝘐'𝘮 𝘵𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥. 𝘐'𝘮 𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘥. 𝘞𝘦'𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸."

Dimitris shouts "𝘋𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘺! 𝘐'𝘮 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴! 𝘐'𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘬𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘢𝘱 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘊𝘋!"

I thought for sure this was Dimitris up to one of his pranks to get me out of bed and come party with him at some afterhours, which if you knew Dimitris, these were not your normal type of afterparties, if you know what I mean.

I drag myself out of bed, drove over to where he was to see the Summer Love 1 CD he had, carefully watch him put it in the CD player (𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯'𝘵 𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘢 𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘺 𝘴𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘰 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘦) and see if it really had rap music on it. Low and behold, Dimitris wasn't lying! To my horror, not only was there rap music on my Summer Love 1 CD, it was filled with cursing. I was mortified and sick to my stomach. I realized that the CD duplication house we hired in Oakland must have mixed up my order with another client order that turned out to be a local Oakland rapper’s album! They accidentally placed this other client's audio tracks on my Summer Love CD! I was devastated. Over 1000 SUMMER LOVE guests were driving home to “𝗡… 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀” and “𝗡… 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁” and “𝗕@𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝘆 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆!” Ultimately, it turned out only a hundred or so SUMMER LOVE guests received this "𝗦𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗘𝗥 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 𝗚𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗚𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥" album, which is a now a rare collector's item! 🤣

It’s a funny story to chuckle at now. But for weeks after this embarrassing incident, I was humiliated and traumatized. Maybe that was God keeping me humble and not letting me get too big of a head over my first 'sell out' event at the biggest, most famous nightclub in San Francisco voted “Best Nightclub of the Year” by the International Dance Music Awards at the Winter Music Conference Miami!

P.S. 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘃𝗶𝗻𝘆𝗹! No CDJs! No MP3s! No Serrato! Just pure unadulterated vinyl! And my old school metal record case that weighed a ton! 😅

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𝗕𝗘𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗦 / Episode 8 / 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝗱 / 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 Back in 2001, when I began my DJ...
09/16/2022

𝗕𝗘𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗦 / Episode 8 / 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝗱 / 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨

Back in 2001, when I began my DJ career, most nightclubs & party promoters still solely relied on "guerrilla-style" street promotion with teams of kids flyering parked cars near nightclubs. You would walk out of a party at the end of the night and get assaulted with flyers being handed to you by a gangs of street teams. Then you would walk up to your parked car bombed with party flyers tucked under your window wipers. At that time, that’s the only way party kids found out about upcoming events.

After working for 3 online-marketing start-ups during the "𝗗𝗼𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗺 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗺" of the Late 90’s, I understood the tremendous marketing advantage of having a website, leveraging digital & email marketing, and building a mailing list of customers. When I was just beginning my DJ career, I was one of the first in San Francisco nightlife to build a website. At that time, there was no WIX or Squarespace "novice-friendly" website building platforms. At that time, there wasn’t a “dime a dozen” freelance web designers. At that time, only big corporations had websites with big budgets and building a website was complicated, expensive and you needed someone who knew how to code in HTML. I didn’t have the money to hire a web design firm. Instead, I bought a cheap, first-generation website-design software program called "Microsoft Frontpage" and bought a book from an old-fashioned Barnes & Noble "brick & mortar" store called “𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗣𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗗𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀” and I learned how to design a website myself! In December 2001, DonovanSF.com was born!

I was one of the first to adopt the email collection strategy of the “𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗕𝗘𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝟭𝟭𝗣𝗠” guest-list sign-up and quickly built a nightlife customer list and began mobilizing more and more people to the parties I was Dj'ing. Not only was my marketing consistently bringing people but my RSVP lists were filling the club earlier in the night, when it normally would be awkwardly dead and the bar not making money. The "Free Before 11" List also gave clubs and promoters a way to very clearly see which DJs or hosts were actually bringing customers and which ones weren’t. This shined a bright light of truth on a lot of big talkers bragging about their previously unmeasurable pull. This ruffled A LOT of feathers to say the least!

I was clowned on by other local DJs upset that I was all of a sudden getting bookings over them because I could bring more people. They mocked me as a “𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗝” and discounted me as “𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗝”. They were irritated that they had put in their dues and now some novice punk DJ who, in their opinion, sucked at spinning records, was playing all of San Francisco’s biggest parties, not because of his DJ talent, but because he brought larger crowds than them. And most importantly, he brought a lot of beautiful women (which is the gold currency of nightlife). My other DJ friends 𝗗𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘀 𝗠𝘆𝗸𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘀 and 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗵𝘆 𝗹𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 quickly followed suit and we all enjoyed an unprecedented rise to local San Francisco DJ stardom as we got booked to play some of the biggest and most famous clubs and parties the city had to offer.

Nightclubs and promoters quickly began to realize they could book these young, hungry DJs for $100 to $150 a gig and we would bring more people than big-name local DJs with major associations to famous parties that demanded a lot more money. Some would say this day in history, when promoters realized it made more business & financial sense to book a DJ who could bring a lot of people over booking a DJ based on their musical talent, was “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝗱.” A lot of local DJs losing bookings took it very personally. In my opinion, that was the turning point of the San Francisco party scene. A music scene that was all about unity & inclusivity and sharing a love for house music sadly became fragmented, tribal and cliquey. The once proudly proclaimed “𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲” became the “𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀”.

Camps began to form and I realized that all these “𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲” folks were shockingly preparing for war! It was intimidating and it was scary. It was disheartening. People I looked up to and admired were talking mad sh@t about me. I was the New Kid on the Block and apparently I was a threat. Quickly, I had to find allies and Dimitris, Frenchy & I bonded together. What we quickly realized was by joining forces, “𝗧𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿” (𝘺𝘦𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘶𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘸), we were ten times stronger and more powerful. And that’s how 3 lone musketeers became “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗸𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀”. We became brothers of war. We went into to battle together. We fought the wars of San Francisco nightlife side by side in the trenches together. Life-long friendships were formed that last to this day. And that’s how this DJ fairytale begins… 😉

𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗦𝗘 𝗪𝗛𝗢 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗗 𝗜𝗧... 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂.I am preparing a special DJ set of my most nostalgic sing-a-long "Summer...
09/14/2022

𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗦𝗘 𝗪𝗛𝗢 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗗 𝗜𝗧...
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂.
I am preparing a special DJ set of my most nostalgic sing-a-long "Summer Love" anthems that were crowd favorites and rocked San Francisco nightclubs from 2003-2013. 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗢𝗻, 𝗧𝗼𝗰𝗮'𝘀 𝗠𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲, 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗜 𝗔𝗺, you name it, you'll hear it next Saturday at my "SUMMER LOVE: 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘" Party! I know many of you have retired those dance shoes, but you are going to want to make an exception! Call your "Back in the Day" club friends that used to attend "The Donovan Parties" with you, and tell them "We got to go & live this One Last Time!" Invite friends that never had the chance to experience a Donovan party back in it's heyday! You will be glad you did.

𝗪𝗲'𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗦𝗢𝗟𝗗-𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀! Ticket prices will continue to go up as more tickets sell and event date nears. Hawthorn is not a large venue and we do anticipate selling out in advance. So don't lag! 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗼 ($𝟭𝟬 𝗢𝗳𝗳): 4THELOVE

Nothing can stop True Love… THE LOVE RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO... ONE LAST TIME.

𝟮 𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗞𝗦 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬!!!You told us you missed "𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑫𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒗𝒂𝒏 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔" from back in the day and "𝘚𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘯'...
09/11/2022

𝟮 𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗞𝗦 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬!!!
You told us you missed "𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑫𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒗𝒂𝒏 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔" from back in the day and "𝘚𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘯'𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦." WE 𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗗. WE 𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗗.
So we did this for you & your friends to enjoy...
𝘙𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝙤𝙧 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘗𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦... 😉

Nothing can stop True Love… THE LOVE RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO...

09/10/2022
𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐒𝐄𝐋𝐕𝐄𝐒.𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐃𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐊𝐒 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐆.SEPTEMBER 2022𝗟𝗔𝗦 𝗩𝗘𝗚𝗔𝗦Sign up for our 𝔾𝔼𝕋 𝕋ℍℝ𝕆ℕ𝔼𝔻! newsletter for an exclusive i...
09/08/2022

𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐒𝐄𝐋𝐕𝐄𝐒.
𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐃𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐊𝐒 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐆.
SEPTEMBER 2022
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𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 “𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘” 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗧𝗛 𝗕𝗔𝗬…𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦: 𝘌𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝗗𝗝 𝗔𝗗𝗔𝗠 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗔 (𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘶...
09/07/2022

𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 “𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘” 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗧𝗛 𝗕𝗔𝗬…
𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦: 𝘌𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵
𝗗𝗝 𝗔𝗗𝗔𝗠 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗔
(𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 ‘𝘖𝘭𝘥 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭’ 𝘋𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘮)
One of South Bay’s most sought after & versatile DJs and consistently one of the ‘crowd favorites’ at Donovan & La Mar’s legendary “𝗪𝗛𝗜𝗧𝗘 𝗦𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗦” daytime waterfront parties, Adam has performed with 𝘼𝙭𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡 & 𝙄𝙣𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙤 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝙎𝙬𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙃𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙛𝙞𝙖, 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙫𝙚 𝘼𝙤𝙠𝙞, 𝘽𝙤𝙗 𝙎𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙧, 𝘾𝙚𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙘 𝙂𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙨, 𝙍𝙤𝙗𝙗𝙞𝙚 𝙍𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖, 𝙎𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙢 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝘿𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙝, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴. Summer Love: Eternal welcomes Adam behind our tropical decks to take you on musical journey though deep, Latin, and funky/disco house! All my South Bay friends better be in the house to support!

LOVE WAITS FOR NO ONE!
𝗘𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 “𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲” 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗦𝗘𝗟𝗟 𝗢𝗨𝗧!
Limited Promo ($10 Off): 4THELOVE
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𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗣𝗜𝗥𝗜𝗧 𝗢𝗙 𝗛𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗡 𝗦𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗢𝗡…2019 photo shoot for the world-famous 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 Halloween attraction: “...
09/06/2022

𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗣𝗜𝗥𝗜𝗧 𝗢𝗙 𝗛𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗡 𝗦𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗢𝗡…
2019 photo shoot for the world-famous 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 Halloween attraction: “𝗨𝗻𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱”. Wi******er hired my company 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗗𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 to creatively design, produce, cast and direct a 45-minute immersive horror walkthrough experience that spanned over 3 floors, 50 rooms of production, 25 costumed actors, and 28 activation nights. The production attracted tens of thousands of customers, an 𝗔𝗕𝗖 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 segment, 𝗦𝗮𝗻 𝗝𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗰𝘂𝗿𝘆 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 front page articles and significantly improved customer review ratings from previous years of Wi******er Halloween “Candlelight Tours”. I actually had a master key to the house for 10 months! And, yes, I did have paranormal encounters! No joke. I did. One of the most challenging (& frightening) but most rewarding productions of my career to date. A great milestone achievement I’m very proud of.

𝗠𝗥 𝗕𝗘𝗗𝗥𝗢𝗢𝗠 𝗗𝗝 1999First Ever photo of me DJ’ng.I was performing to an audience of 3!In my ‘best friend since 4th grade’s...
09/05/2022

𝗠𝗥 𝗕𝗘𝗗𝗥𝗢𝗢𝗠 𝗗𝗝 1999
First Ever photo of me DJ’ng.
I was performing to an audience of 3!
In my ‘best friend since 4th grade’s living room!
This is where the “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗝 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝗻” began…
Every epic adventure begins w/ a humble first step…

𝗕𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗛𝗔 & 𝗠𝗘Kissing my dragon goodbye.  She’s going in for some cosmetic surgery.  I’m working with the top fabrication h...
09/04/2022

𝗕𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗛𝗔 & 𝗠𝗘
Kissing my dragon goodbye. She’s going in for some cosmetic surgery. I’m working with the top fabrication house in Las Vegas that does work for 𝗘𝗗𝗖, 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗼, 𝗪𝘆𝗻𝗻, 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱, 𝗖𝗮𝗲𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲, 𝗔𝗿𝗶𝗮, 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗮𝘆 𝗕𝗮𝘆, etc. to give Bertha a new “House of the Dragon” inspired make over. Looking forward to showcasing Bertha 2.0 at my Las Vegas production debut 𝗧𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀: 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗼𝗻 launching in the coming weeks! Please spread the word to friends coming to Vegas this month and in October. Sign up for my ”Get Throned!” list for updates and early access to presale tickets! You know how big I do things back home. So, you know I’m bringing it way more ‘OVER THE TOP’ for Vegas!

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𝗔 𝗥𝗘𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗢𝗙 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘Frenchy Le Freak + Donovan 2 DJs. 2 Friends. 2 Communities. 1 Night.𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 “𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲” 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗹...
09/02/2022

𝗔 𝗥𝗘𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗢𝗙 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘
Frenchy Le Freak + Donovan
2 DJs. 2 Friends. 2 Communities. 1 Night.

𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 “𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲” 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗹𝗲𝗳𝘁!
Limited Promo ($10 Off): 4THELOVE
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🔥𝗗𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗬𝗦!!!🔥𝙉𝙤! 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙢𝙚! 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙎𝙩𝙪𝙥𝙞𝙙!  𝘼𝙣𝙮𝙝𝙤𝙤…Getting ready to unleash my 26’ dragon in Vegas!!! 𝘋𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯!   ...
08/30/2022

🔥𝗗𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗬𝗦!!!🔥
𝙉𝙤! 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙢𝙚! 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙎𝙩𝙪𝙥𝙞𝙙! 𝘼𝙣𝙮𝙝𝙤𝙤…
Getting ready to unleash my 26’ dragon in Vegas!!!
𝘋𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯!

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!!!summerlove-eternal.eventbrite.comLimited Promo ($10 Off): 4THELOVE
08/27/2022

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!!!
summerlove-eternal.eventbrite.com
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I just wanted to spread the word to support a great man (& a great wife) who I greatly admire, who made a significant contribution to the San Francisco house music scene (and more recently in Miami): 𝗗𝗝 𝗕𝗘𝗛𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗭. BEHROUZ was always very kind & supportive of me when I was just getting started as a DJ & event producer in San Francisco. He headlined my 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗟 Parties @ 𝗢𝘇𝘂𝗺𝗼 in 2003, my 𝗕𝗨𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗙𝗟𝗬 Parties @ 𝗕𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗹𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 in 2004, and my 𝗧𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸 parties in 2005.

Our dear Behrouz suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke and is in ICU and in a coma. His wife Megan has a GoFundMe Page to assist Behrouz and his family with medical bills for his multiple hospital stays and related treatments that are crucial to restoring his health and independence. I just made a donation. I hope anybody & everybody who know Behrouz, knew Behrouz, anyone whoever attended one of his parties and/or danced to his music will make any small donation you can to support him and his family. Sending my love & prayers to Behrouz, Megan & family. 🙏

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𝗕𝗘𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖: 𝗕𝗲𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗝 𝘁𝗼 𝗧𝗲𝗻𝟭𝟱 𝗙𝗼𝗹𝘀𝗼𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗼𝗺In the late 90's, I grew up a 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗹 & 𝗡𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗲𝗹 club kid and religious...
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𝗕𝗘𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖: 𝗕𝗲𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗝 𝘁𝗼 𝗧𝗲𝗻𝟭𝟱 𝗙𝗼𝗹𝘀𝗼𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗼𝗺
In the late 90's, I grew up a 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗹 & 𝗡𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗲𝗹 club kid and religiously attended their "𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘" parties at Ten15 Folsom every week. In my opinion, Martel & Nabiel's "RELEASE" goes down in the San Francisco nightlife history books as one of the best Saturday night weeklies San Francisco has ever seen. The upstairs VIP Room was almost impossible to get in. And if you were one of the lucky few who got upstairs, it felt like an entirely different universe. This was San Francisco's hottest club inside a club where all the cool kids of the party scene would go and where all the best deep house DJs played. It was these legendary parties, I first discovered and fell in love with house music. And just like the songs sing… House music touched my soul and House music changed my life.

Like so many city kids at that time, it was more common to own a pair of turntables at home than a Sony Playstation. So I joined the club of wannabe DJ's and made mix tapes for friends. One of my best friends since elementary school ("𝗡𝘂𝗴𝗲") asked me to bring my DJ gear over for his house party. I was ecstatic to finally DJ to an ENORMOUS audience of about 15 or so people. 🙂 Needless to say, I had the time of my life sharing my passion for house music with others.

By random coincidence, this young, up & coming nightlife promoter named Trevor Hewitt of 𝗠𝗶𝘅𝗲𝗱 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 happened to be at this small get together and he heard me DJ. One of Nuge's jet-setter friends 𝗥𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗟𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘅 brought an out-of-town friend named 𝗪𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀 to this party. Wade got in Trevor's ear saying I was the hottest DJ in Paris right now and he should book me. LOL. He completely lied through his teeth and got me the gig! Trevor booked me! 🙂

At that time, Trevor & Mixed Elements was “not yet” one of the leading nightlife promoters in San Francisco. Mixed Elements later became extremely famous for their Saturday nights at Ruby Skye. Trevor was a young & hungry kid trying to make a name for himself like me. His early Mixed Elements parties were "afterhours" parties at strip clubs. I was booked to play "The Afterparty" @ Boys Toys strip club on Broadway in North Beach. I was opening for the legendary DJ Norman Stradley that was playing famous San Francisco parties such as 𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲, 𝟮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 & 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗱𝘆. The date was August 10, 2001 (21 years ago this Wednesday). I was so excited, inviting all my friends, and rehearsing my DJ set for weeks. Then I get the call from Trevor. The party has been cancelled! The city cracked down on Boys Toys for not having a proper live entertainment permit for music & dancing. I was absolutely devastated. My one shot at stardom ripped from underneath me!

Then the very next day, I get "𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗔𝗟𝗟". It's Trevor. He says "𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙤𝙣!, 𝙬𝙚'𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙏𝙚𝙣15 𝙁𝙤𝙡𝙨𝙤𝙢 𝙑𝙄𝙋 𝙍𝙤𝙤𝙢!" My jaw drops to the floor. Huh? What? I'm DJing the Ten15 Folsom VIP Room? The hottest most exclusive room in all of San Francisco as my first professional DJ gig? I was in shock. Ecstatic and terrified at the same time.

The night of the party, the line outside of the club wrapped around the corner and halfway down 6th Street. This was the line every Saturday night, I walked to the back of and waited an hour to pay the cover and get in. On this night, I got to walk up to the front of the 𝗧𝗲𝗻𝟭𝟱 line and was welcomed & brought in like I was some celebrity by this HUGE 7' GIANT security guard named Krishna (𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥. 𝘙𝘐𝘗). I then got greeted at the stairs by "The Gate Keeper" to the 'Holy Grail' VIP Room, a super mean, English accent security guard named 𝗠𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗼, who rarely let me upstairs as a club kid. All of a sudden Miraco is smiling at me. I look over my shoulder and behind my back because there's no way he's smiling at me. LOL. Then he opens the ropes to let me in. I was in shock. I was now on Cloud 9.

I get escorted behind the DJ Booth. This is the VIP of of the VIP Room of the Hottest Nightclub in San Francisco. Only industry folks and the coolest of cool kids were allowed behind the DJ. That's where I first see DJ Dimitris: I think to myself "Who is this crazy showman DJ, grinning from ear to ear, singing along with his songs, dancing around during his set, spinning records on his finger like a basketball, and scratching records like he was a hip hop DJ but to house music?" He was like no other house DJ I had ever seen before.

He greeted me with the most welcoming smile and immediately took me under his wing. He saw that I was very nervous to DJ and my hands were shaking. So he gave me some tips and was very supportive and encouraging. From that very moment, we instantly became friends & brothers for life.

It was 4am in the morning and I was finally up to bat! I was playing after some big shot DJ named Michael Anthony who was the resident DJ of the VIP Room and I was intimidated by how good he was. Michael, in true playful Michael Anthony form, throws this inexperienced Bedroom DJ a curve ball by closing his set with the original 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀𝗼𝗻 & 𝗣𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝗠𝗰𝗖𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝘆 track "𝘚𝘢𝘺 𝘚𝘢𝘺 𝘚𝘢𝘺". This was not a house track I could mix into! I was absolutely petrified. Michael looks at me with a sh@t eating grin and says "Good luck!". I was sweating bullets. Should I let the record play to the very end? Or should I stop the record player, let the the record warp to a stop, and then drop my record in? What does this nervous rookie DJ do? NEITHER. I try to mix into this "non-house" track and train wrecked the SH@T out of it! Thanks Michael!

It’s now 5am, after my set, and I meet a very, very young Chris Rojas and Enrique. They were two young & hungry nightlife promoters trying to make a name for themselves. They came up to me saying they wanted to book me for one of their parties. I was like "You do? Me?" They must have thought I was "somebody" because, by a complete fluke, I was DJ'ing the VIP Room of the hottest club in San Francisco. If they only knew! LOL. And that's how my professional DJ career began and immediately took off. Most people thought I had been DJing for years. Little did they know this was my very first DJ gig and I had only been DJing in my San Francisco apartment for 6 months! 😂

Have to give credit to 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗼𝗿 𝗛𝗲𝘄𝗶𝘁𝘁 for giving me that "once in a lifetime" opportunity every bedroom dj dreams about. A special thanks to James Devito, who partnered with Trevor on this event and was an early mentor to me. Forever thankful to Martel & Nabiel for introducing me to house music and inspiring me to become a DJ. Shout out to my boys 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀 𝗥𝗼𝗷𝗮𝘀 & 𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 for their support & bookings through the years that followed. And thank you to my childhood best friend 𝗡𝘂𝗴𝗲 for throwing that house party way back when and my dear friend 𝗥𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗟𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘅 for bringing "𝗪𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀" who landed me my first nightclub booking that completely changed the trajectory of my life. 🙏

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Hosting over 500 events in the past 18 years, Donovan has been the pioneer of San Francisco's "upscale nightlife" movement, bringing more innovative, more cultured, more classy events to San Francisco nightlife. The Donovan parties are synonymous with elegance, sophistication, wealth, and fashion with a famous reputation for having "The most beautiful, most glamorous people in Northern California". Donovan's website www.DonovanSF.com is one of the highest trafficked nightlife community websites in Northern California with over a 50,000 mailing list and enormous loyal following of the most upscale, A-List, jet-setting, fashion-forward crowd. When people think of upscale events and fashion-forward culture in Northern California, they immediately think DonovanSF.com. Donovan's promotional business generates millions of dollars a year for the city of San Francisco's local businesses such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, nightclubs, salons, retail stores, public transportation, and local government. Donovan events are hosted at San Francisco's most reputable and most prestigious venues: The Four Seasons, San Francisco City Hall, Bentley Reserve, U.S. Old Mint, Top of the Mark, the Fairmont Hotel, The Mark Hopkins Hotel, the Clift Hotel, the W Hotel, Julia Morgan Ballroom (Merchant Exchange Building), Regency Ballroom, Payne Mansion, Archbishop's Mansion, Sports Club LA (San Francisco), San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, Terra, Ozumo, Foreign Cinema, La Mar, Emporio Armani Caffè, 5a5 Steak Lounge, Orson, Park Chalet, Crystal Jade, Teatro Zinzanni, Ana Mandara, Yoshi's, Shangai 1930, Le Colonial, Sens, Jones, Hubert Keller's Burger Bar, Circolo, Monte Cristo, Sutra, Circa, Eastside West, Butterfly, Servino Ristorante (Tiburon), etc. Donovan works with world-famous fashion brands Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Calvin Klein, BCBG, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marciano, Macy's, Bebe, Kenneth Cole, Diesel, Ted Baker, Armani Exchange, Benetton, French Connection, Sephora, Bare Escentuals, Shu Uemura, Vidal Sasson, Miss Sixty/Energie, and fashion magazines Vogue, GQ, Details, 7X7, San Francisco, SOMA, 944, Chic Metropolitan, and BAYFashion. Donovan is famous for producing the most elaborate annual theme party traditions in San Francisco such as The Masquerade Ball: A Venetian Carnival Affair, The Haunted Ball Halloween Party, The Mad Hatter's: Alice in Wonderland Party, Little Black Dress Party, Drink for Pink: Breast Cancer Fundraiser, White Sands Day Party, and his Grand New Years' Eve Black-Tie Gala. In 2008, Donovan launched Donovan Silicon Valley with the commitment to bring the class & sophistication of Donovan’s San Francisco events to Silicon Valley. Donovan Silicon Valley was an overnight success and has become the leading upscale nightlife promotions company of Silicon Valley, producing cocktail attire events in only the most affluent neighborhoods, such as downtown Saratoga at 2011 Michelin Star restaurant The Plumed Horse, downtown Los Gatos at Silicon Valley's most chic Hotel Los Gatos, 2011 Michelin Star restaurant Trevese, Hult's Restaurant, Katsu, South Bay's most prestigious Fairmont Hotel San Jose, and Santana Row's hippest, most popular restaurants Sino & Straits. Donovan is also a major contributor to charity organizations such as Global Green, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Guardsmen, City of Dreams, American Nicaraguan Foundation, Destination Foundation and Little Kids Rock. Donovan provides promotional support to numerous other high profile San Francisco charity events such as Macy's "Passport", Global Green's "Gorgeous & Green", and The Junior League of San Francisco's Annual "Gala".


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