By 1986, while still in middle school, Hil had begun throwing and promoting parties, playing a mix of freestyle, hip hop, and early house music.
Hil’s drive and love of dance music has not abated. Now one of the Bay Area’s top promoters and still a top-notch DJ, Hil is know for his eclectic house music sets, ranging from funky cuts to electro-fueled tech house to progressive grooves. Of course, says Hil, “I still have all of my old stuff, so you never know when I might throw in something classic.”
Of course, all of this musical diversity serves a purpose. While some DJ’s will play a singular type of music to a crowd that’s not enjoying it, Hil has a deeper appreciation for dancers and wants to make sure everyone has a good time. As he says “I play every level of house music, just to keep the crowd moving.”
In his continuing quest to keep the crowd moving, Hil divides his time between DJing, running a successful promotions company, and work in the studio. He is currently producing music with Homero Espinosa of Yerba Buena Discos.
Buckner’s Right Up:
Living in San Francisco, I have to say that everyone I meet who has been DJing in the Bay area for more than 15 years, is an immediate source of cool music, impressive skills and wicked stories of days gone by. This place doesn’t know how to produce a “bad” DJ in my opinion. Many of you have bumped in to a good friend around town, Hil Huerta, as he distributes the posters and flyers for area events. Beyond that task, you may not know that Hil has played music and hosted events here for almost 30 years (yes since 1986). He’s a walking encyclopedia of awesomeness.
That is a big reason why I am so excited to welcome him to play for us this Thursday at Bubble feat. Hil Huerta, Dao, & Happy Hour Comedy at UNDERGROUND SF. He will be on hand to share this knowledge with us from behind the decks. Along with Bubble resident Ethan Dao Clairville we also have an OPEN-MIC Comedy show for the rest of you characters starting at 7pm… So giggles and wiggles this week at Bubble are guaranteed. Come join your friends on Thursday… it’s free and we miss you
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