Our sound is sick. Steamworks house DJs produce our exclusive testosterone fueled sounds live in our clubs across North America. See and hear our DJs perform live every weekend and during special events. Learn more about the music, and the men behind it:
DJ Matt Stands
Since 2006 Matt Stands passion for DJ’ing reflects in his ability to capture the diversity of the dance floor by blending a large range of house, tribal, electro, breaks and progressive. Keeping up with the current hits and never forgetting the classics, Matt Stands knowledge of music history and theory reflects in his commitment behind the turntables. But more important, those who continue to support the EDM scene. Current residency includes Steamworks, Cuff Complex, Bear Heat and Gear Night, Bar Myx (AVDJ), Eagle, Bearracuda and Bearracuda Vancouver B.C., San Francisco, Portland plus appearances on C89.5 FM Elektrobox. Listen to DJ Matt Stands on MixCloud.
DJ Derek Pavone
DJ Derek Pavone has been listening to and collecting music since the late 70’s. While having one ear focused on classic Disco and the other on Tech House, Nu-disco, Indie Dance, Electro, Funk, and Soul, his selections impart a musical narrative that keeps listeners engaged and the dance floor moving. Larry Levan, Greg Wilson, François Kevorkian, Frankie Knuckles, Todd Terje, Horse Meat Disco and Honey Soundsystem are just a few of the many DJs and musicians who inspire his sets. Derek is a member of Seattle’s first all-queer DJ collective “Bottom Forty” – contributed to by the highest caliber of musicians who vehemently stick to their integrity and prowess in musical selections and mixing. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and listen to him on MixCloud.
DJ Mar$ell’s no-holds-barred approach behind the decks and to any crowd is what makes him one of the Pacific Northwest’s best kept secrets. His skills and “never stop grinding” mentality have brought him and his music to every corner of the United States and have won him the opportunities to warm up the dance for Just Blaze, Rusko, RL Grime, DJ SLIINK, Kaytranada and many more prominent figures in the realm of Urban & Electronic Dance music. He has also played plenty of the major venues and nightclubs in the Pacific Northwest, like the notable Crocodile, Seattle Art Museum, Tube (Portland), Trinity, Last Supper Club, Crown Room (Portland), Northwest African American Museum, The War Room (RIP), Neumos, and DJ Mar$ell has even spun parties and events for Nike, Microsoft and AT&T.
When he’s not playing your favorite jams at Steamworks, you can find DJ Mar$ell in the studio crafting original dance tracks, hip hop and remixes via various production projects, that have garnered support from the likes of Diplo & Borgore and have been found playing on the airwaves of BBC Radio 1xtra, Rinse.fm, and KEXP.
Fierce, bold, expansive. Using descriptors like these instead of merely listing genres gives a clue into Jimi Jaxon’s mindset. His work as an artist is more about the energy, more about presenting sounds and vibes that connect with him most. This approach has him pulling from a wide range of genres, styles, and mediums of expression, depending on the environment. Everything from Techno to Experimental, Juke, House, Ambient, Dubstep, 2-Step, Drum & Bass, Garage, Funk, Disco, Rock and Hip-Hop can appear in his DJ sets. His style is for those with an open mind and an urge to move. He heads the Disco Droppings blog and 7 Deadly Records where his writing, original productions and remixes can be found and on air soon with Hollow Earth Radio.