Friendships Made. Love Found. Bridges Built. Eyes Opened. Minds Expanded. Unity Accomplished.
We have shared some truly life-changing moments on OVERDRIVE’s dance floor and now, it’s time to celebrate those moments together. Join us as we come together to commemorate a rare moment in nightlife, the 5-year anniversary of San Diego’s monthly fusion after hours phenom, OVERDRIVE!
For this special event, we had to bring back the first headlining DJ ever to step into our booth, Joe Gauthreaux (2AM – 5AM)! You’ve no doubt heard all the buzz about Gauthreaux’s latest appearances and the fresh, modern sound he is delivering lately. He’s the perfect choice to look back on all we have experienced together while also setting the tone for what’s still to come. Joining him will be our fabulous Resident, DJ Dirty Kurty (12AM – 2AM), delivering another one of her genre-bending, feet-stomping sets. Matt Effect(10PM – 12AM) will warm up the night with his tech & progressive beats, which always get our dance floor hoping early.
For this once-in-a-lifetime event, we are pulling out all the stops and bringing you a mind-bending new production that will leave you asking whether you’re still dancing on Earth. Prepare to be amazed with a festival-class laser show, surprise performances from our history that will leave you jaw-dropped and tons of OVERDRIVE swag & event ticket giveaways! Best of all, this event is FREE to all as our thank you for your support over the last five years. After all, OVERDRIVE is nothing without all of you! Registration for your free ticket is required and can be completed via the ticket link above. While the event is free, we will be accepting voluntary donations to Sunburst Youth Housing Project at the door. The Youth Housing Project provides affordable, supportive housing for San Diego youth between 18-24 years of age, with a special focus on LGBTQ+ and HIV+ youth. These high-risk youth were living in the streets or in public spaces, many after having been ejected from their homes because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Let’s party with a purpose while celebrating our history!
☆ Return of our first-ever headliner, superstar DJ/Producer Joe Gauthreaux!
☆ FREE for all patrons (with registration)!
☆ A massive new production with a festival-class laser show!
☆ Surprise performances from our history!
☆ OVERDRIVE swag & event ticket giveaways!
☆ All friendly, open-minded communities welcome! #PLUR
As one of the most sought after DJs and Producers in the industry, Joe Gauthreaux (pronounced GO TROW) has a resume full of club appearances and main events that spans the last 15 years – with the list ever growing. He has played almost every major circuit event all over the world, including Winter Party Festival, Black Party New York, White Party Miami, Song Kran Bangkok, New Year’s Rio at The Week, Atlantis Cruises, among others. A staple at major clubs across North America, Brazil and Asia, while holding multi-year residencies in several key markets across the world, his name is synonymous with having a driving and unique musical experience.
His production career has included official remixes of major dance artists like Steven Redant, Leo Blanco, Tony Moran and Kristine W., not to mention mainstream top 40 artists like Adele, Rita Ora, Blondie, Troye Sivan, Justin Bieber, & Brian Justin Crum. Most recently, his big room progressive-tribal remix of Diana Ross’ classic anthem “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” with Brazilian producer DJ Leanh, has taken the circuit by storm, with major support from many leading DJs.
Constantly evolving, Gauthreaux has now taken his music to the next level with his own house music label “Prop D Recordings,” with his 2014 debut single “Bye Felicia” featuring Mitch Amtrak reaching number 5 on the Billboard Dance Chart, making Gauthreaux an official Billboard Recording Artist. Follow up singles “February (Our Last Kiss)” featuring Abigail, and “The Urge In Me” featuring Inaya Day, rose even higher, peaking at numbers 4 & 3, repectively . He also wrote and produced the sleeper hit “You Are My Family,” also featuring Inaya Day on vocals, which has turned into a modern day gay pride classic. The heartfelt anthem has united crowds all over the world with its important message of family and brotherhood. As both songwriter and producer on his original productions, Gauthreaux is a major creative force to be reckoned with in the dance music industry. As for where he goes next, he says “Challenging myself is the only way I know how to keep growing. Staying still or moving sideways has never been of interest to me – I’m always looking forward.”
Whether you are expecting big vocals, house rhythms, progressive-tech beats, or tribal drums, Joe Gauthreaux will have you experiencing a musical journey you won’t ever forget.
DJ Dirty Kurty is known for her PASSION. If you have ever experienced seeing her live, then you have seen her jumping around behind the tables, singing all the lyrics and making the crowd FEEL something they have never felt before…pure LOVE and passion for music.
She grew up in New Jersey, and immersed herself in the New York club scene in the 80’s. She frequented many NY clubs such as the Sound Factory, The Roxy, and the Limelight, where she found her love for house music. She moved to San Francisco in the early 1990’s and experienced the underground rave scene and found a new love for deep, sexy, soulful house.
KURTY then moved to San Diego in 2001 and met up with famed DJ/ Producer and her mentor, Antonio Aguilera, and joined the San Diego Mixmasters/Global BPM crew, where she learned to mix ALL styles of music, ranging from Hip Hop to Electro to Down tempo house. If you haven’t seen or heard KURTY perform, this needs to go on your bucket list!!
DJ/Producer Matt Effect is an established performer who has been spinning for many varied events, since starting in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. He has held residencies at some of Sydney’s biggest gay clubs including ARQ Nightclub, Manacle, The Oxford Hotel, Phoenix and Midnight Shift, UP Dayclub, Club Exile, to name a few. Along with these venues, he’s featured at parties all over such as CHUNKY (SYD/MEL/ADL), DAYWASH (SYD), Tri-Nations (AKL), SWEAT (SFO), FOLSOM EAST (NYC), WoofClub (SYD), SALVATION (SYD), Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras’ infamous closing party LANEWAY, and many other destinations throughout.
Matt is becoming one of the most recognizable and sought after DJ’s after his 2010 and 2012 tours through the United States. Matt has played at several international events including San Francisco Pride, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, Southern Hibearnation (Melbourne, AUS), LAZY BEAR (Guerneville, CA), Up Your Alley from Folsom Street Events (San Francisco, CA), Bear Essentials (Sydney, AUS), Bearracuda (San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland), Vancouver Pride, Bear Week (Provincetown, MA), Bear Market (Guerneville, CA), and Bear New Zealand (Auckland, NZ).
Not many DJ’s come along that show such versatility in their work quite like Matt Effect. His work ranges over many different styled events, to not shy away in the background but yet to stand out as one of the big guns. Which has developed him a great reputation not only for his music, but his dedication towards all his work.