Nightjar presents Uniting Souls_March_2018


An evening with Uniting Souls

::::::: RAMIRO ::::::::

::::: GRIFFINGRRL :::::

:::::: TAIT MODERN :::::

Come get your boogie on!

GriffinGrrl is the new DJ alias of Emily Griffin, intent on amplifying the fierce beauty of this moment and aligning forces with the Seattle community who inspired her through major recent life shifts. After a long hiatus from behind the decks, beloved artist friends called her back to step up and let it flow. While she’s not content to rest on her past accomplishments, with her 20+ years of experience as a catalyst and champion of dance music culture, she’s earned her veteran status. Baptized by blacklight in the early 90s Los Angeles rave scene, she then came up as Ms.E – a radio host, club promoter and DJ at the epicenter of San Francisco’s jungle/drum & bass movement. Her passion for positive, music-driven media fueled her collaborative involvement in all aspects of the business – from XLR8R Magazine to Xbox Entertainment, vinyl and digital record labels, film & TV sync licensing and countless events Stateside and beyond. Whether she’s busting out the chunky tech house vibes, bassy beats or that lush “mellow fiyah” that will melt your heart, you’ll feel Emily’s optimism radiating in her sets. She’s here to inspire you to stand tall and move forward. Bless!

Tait is a positive force who’s woven into the fabric of Seattle’s underground music community. A builder of creative alliances, beautiful spaces and tough beats, Tait’s evolution as an artist flows with the story of the growth of the burgeoning dance music metropolis.
As a key player in Uniting Souls, Tait’s current house sound represents a hard, edgy sound true to his punk rock and drum & bass roots. In the early days with the crew, he helped bridge the house-heavy roster with the city’s finest drum & bass talent, and with his drive to create more avenues for the music that moved him, ignited other nights around the city.
Tait’s role with the now-legendary epicenter that was Electric Tea Garden was a labor of love that signified a growth point for him as a DJ and promoter, hustling for all the various crews who ran their regular and one-off nights at the venue.
He’s passionate about pushing the edges of DJ performance and building alliances to create memorable experiences, including the beloved summertime Cascadia festival and the city’s newest dance venue NightJar.

The global electronic music scene has grown and changed tremendously since 1997, when Ramiro first founded Uniting Souls, the event production company & record label now internationally regarded as a West Coast house music institution.
Over the past two decades, Ramiro has received lots of love from the community, producing & performing at over 600 events in the Pacific Northwest, the SF Bay Area & beyond – including club nights, underground warehouse parties, outdoor & boat parties, and area festivals like Cascadia, Photosynthesis, Hempfest, and SEAF (Seattle Erotic Art Festival), working with & performing alongside the greats of house & techno – from Doc Martin, Mark Farina, DJ Heather, Miguel Migs, and Derrick Carter to Sasha, Audion, Claude von Stroke, Justin Martin, and Robert Babicz..
Ramiro also co-produced & performed at the legendary Magnetic/Kinetic event series at the Pacific Science Center, and the annual Future Funk showcases & boat parties at Seattle’s globally-acclaimed Decibel Festival.
Since its launch in 2004, Ramiro has also spearheaded the Seattle-based Uniting Souls Music record label through several chart-topping releases, with annual sales in over 70 countries, and licensing agreements with some of the industry’s top labels & services, including Toolroom (UK), Balance (Australia), Exotic Refreshment (Poland), NordicTrax (Canada), and Om Records (SF).

One thing which has remained constant is Ramiro’s mission & vision for Uniting Souls – to build community through creative expression & art-focused gatherings, with heart-centered spaces where all feel welcome.
Through his DJ sets, Ramiro aims to raise the vibrational frequencies to inspire connection & celebrate the beauty & emotion of life’s every moment. A seasoned veteran behind the decks, Ramiro’s affinity & ability to connect with the dance floor is widely evident during his sets & enjoyed by thousands of dancers year after year. His current residency, Diggin’ Deep, is the longest-running monthly in Seattle, and the highest-performing night at Seattle’s much-loved Monkey Loft. Home is where the heart is. Welcome to Ramiro’s house!

“Ramiro is an inextinguishable accelerant of Seattle’s house scene” – Seattle Weekly (Nightlife Issue -Front Cover Feature)

“Seattle House music institution DJ Ramiro” – The Stranger (2017)

“Best of Seattle 2009″ Award – Seattle Weekly

“If you’ve thought about house music in Seattle, you already know about Ramiro/Uniting Souls…” – The Stranger

“The soul-centric house swami surprised this listener with his dirty basslines on c89.5FM’s The Vortex” – Seattle Weekly

“House music mavens Ramiro & Jeromy Nail, keepers of the flame of house music” – The Stranger

“Upon meeting Ramiro Gutierrez, with his soft-spoken and articulate demeanor, it doesn’t take long for me to pick up on how his love for what he does as the events director for Uniting Souls directly reflects on the quality of its events.” – The Stranger