Saturday September 24ththePeople with special guest Alton Miller
alongside residents Cali & Cecil
hosted by heyLove* & Ms. Nabong
The New Parish
579 18th St | Oakland
10pm - 2am
$5 before 11 / $10 after
SPECIAL GUEST DJ * ALTON MILLER
It's September in the Bay which means Summer has finally arrived. Some people are probably going to say the same thing about this month's special guest at thePeople: Alton Miller has finally arrived.
Growing up in the 1970s, Alton Miller soaked up the soundtrack of his Detroit childhood from Motown to Philly, and from Parliament-Funkadelic to Santana. In the early '80s, a friendship with Derrick May compelled him to spin records. He paid dues under the influence of legends like Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan and Timmy Regisford. Alton dove deeper into the scene when, along with friends he opened the soon to be world-renown Music Institute. The Institute became an epicenter of underground House due in no small part to Alton's Saturday night residency alongside Chez Damier. Later, Alton began to focus more on conga drumming. Between 1989 and 1991, he toured the world drumming with the Katherine Dunham Dance Company.
Then in 1991 Alton recorded his first release, Pleasure Baby and followed it with a long list of acclaimed 12 inches, albums, and remixes featuring Alton's signature offering of jazz tinged, soulful grooves with African roots. All the while, Alton has honed his craft behind the turntables using his intimate connection with the drums and various African rhythmic influences to move crowds physically and emotionally in places as varied as Canada, Chile, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, and Puerto-Rico. This month Alton arrives in Oakland alongside the warm September sun...right on time.
THE PEOPLE :: ALTON MILLER :: SEPTEMBER 2011 :: PHOTO GALLERY :: RSVP EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY