ABOUT THE ALL-STARS

HISTORY

Rocking Tropicalia in Washington, DC (2014)

With a shared love for the sounds of the African diaspora, in 2009 DJs Marc Meistro, Stylus, and Deep Sang, and percussionist Hermon Farahi formed the Sol Power All-Stars. Sol Power musical selections combine samba, salsa, afrobeat and other deeply rooted musical styles with their modern electronic counterparts like azonto and moombahton. Hermon Farahi’s expansive rhythmic vocabulary provides the percussive glue for the DJs’ genre-bending mixes.

Since 2009, the Sol Power All-Stars have perfected their signature sound through live performances and prolific dance music production output. The crew has held residencies in hometown Washington, DC at Dahlak, Eighteenth Street Lounge, and Tropicalia, as well as guest performances at U Street Music Hall, Rock & Roll Hotel and other venues around the world. You can find Sol Power releases on the boutique taste-making labels, G.A.M.M. and BSTRD Boots, and official remixes of songs for Cheick Hamala Diabate, See-I, Rocky Dawuni, and Ondatropica, among others.

In 2015 the crew launched their own imprint, Sol Power Sound, earning support from some of the biggest taste makers in underground dance music. The record label’s output reflects the global sounds of a Sol Power All-Stars’ DJ set – percussive anthems inspired by rhythms from around the globe. Sol Power Sound releases are available on vinyl and digital formats.

SOL POWER CREW

Text about Hermon.

HERMON FARAHI

Percussion/Video

Las Vegas, NV

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DJ STYLUS

DJ/Producer

Washington, DC

Marc Meistro is a DJ and producer with deep roots in DC. Atop a solid house and disco foundation, his dj sets and productions are influenced by textures and traditions from around the globe, with a laser focus on the dance floor. Afro house, salsa, island disco, soukous, dancehall, and more…expect it all when Marc Meistro is in the booth.

MARC MEISTRO

DJ/Producer

Washington, DC

Deep Sang is known for his signature blend of disco, house, r&b, hip hop, afrobeat, and Caribbean dance music. His parties and mixtapes have received critical acclaim from the Washington Post, Turntable Lab and SoulStrut, among others. When he’s not rocking Sol Power events, he’s pedaling bikes or peddling solar panels in the Bay Area. If Madonna calls, here’s not here.

DEEP SANG

DJ/Producer

San Francisco, CA