*Photo by James “Slim” Dang
Dennis Infante is a Dancer/DJ from the Bay Area, CA and a member of groups such as DS Players, GroovMekanex, and also The MuthaFunkers. He remains active in the dance community whether it’s performing on stage with his crews, getting down in the cyphers at jams, DJing battles, or judge at various events. He is also a co-founder of onecypher.com, a Bay Area based dance website. One of his biggest achievements in dance was winning the title as the 2011 R16 USA Locking Champion, where he went on to represent the USA in Korea at the R16 2011 World Finals.
Through dance and DJing, Dennis has been able to perform/play at events with the likes of artists such as Pete Rock, Premier, Rich Medina, Vikter Duplaix, Evelyn Champagne King, Black Eyed Peas, Rahzel, Souls of Mischief, Shannon, Jesse Boykins III, Teeko, Max Kane, LeFtO and also played at battle events such as Mighty 4, Freestyle Session, Vancouver Street Dance Festival, All The Way Live, SouthBound x House Dance Conference, Wreckenshop, The 3Styles Battle, Soulebrity, Footwork Frenzy, Tacos & Turntables, and San Frandisco.
His sound stays close to his dance roots in soul, funk, boom bap hip-hop, jazz and house. Dennis has been a featured guest DJ on shows and podcasts such as WEFUNK Radio, Ego Crushen, Strife TV, and MHz on KZSU. He is a firm believer that good music comes in many forms regardless of genre or generation, having played at diverse parties ranging from Motown On Mondays, Deep SF, Salted, Troosoul, Aftertouch Fridays, Soulgasm, Kill The Radio, Yes We Can Can, Styles Upon Styles, Hustle Social III, Summer Soul Festival, Jazz Fiends, So What?!, M Sessions, Dy-no-mite, Malcom X Jazz Festival, Strength in Flavor, The Pick Up, Clandestine and Hot Buttered Soul.
Dennis currently teaches 90’s Hip-Hop at City Dance SF. For more info, dance clips, classes and DJ mixes check out his website at www.dennisinfante.com