Tonight we pay tribute to a man who not only has contributed to the local hip-hop scene as a producer and DJ but has done a lot to celebrate and support other Bay Area artists as well for more than ten years.
Johnny Venetti owned Showdown on 6th and Market from 2009-2017, hosting a slew of up and coming DJ's, beatmakers, rock bands, visual artists and even themed events such as "Twin Peaks Night" and a spaghetti western night where patrons could eat a plate of spaghetti.
Originally from Seattle, Johnny has made a myriad of beats for local talent during his time in the Bay Area. His main group BPos includes rappers D-Wiz, Goodword and Khafre.
More recent instrumental forays include albums like "New Genre in Color" and "North to Kodiak" which involve a central character named January. BROADSIDES' "Transmissions - EP" is a lyric-centric venture with features from Folklore Legend, Cold Showda, Architecture, Bayroo Burner, Amani Jade and BPos groupmate D-Wiz.|
Visit the website for Johnny's new project "Katrano (An Audio/Visual Digest)".