Mauricio Aviles

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Though well-known within the Mission District of San Francisco as one of the area’s best deep house DJs, Mauricio Aviles was relatively unknown when he was offered the opportunity to mix the second volume in Naked Music’s Nude Dimensions series of mix albums. Aviles immigrated to San Francisco’s Mission District in 1973 from El Salvador, where he was born in 1969. The future DJ’s father produced theatrical and musical events, including festivals and concerts in the Bay Area. As a result, Aviles was exposed to music and creative culture at a young age. In the mid-’90s, he began attracting a following as a house DJ with his residence at Backflip, the club where he would continue to spin as a resident through the end of the decade. In addition to this residency, Aviles also held local residencies at Muy and 3 Down, in addition to appearances at Scuba and Chicago’s Smart Bar as part of Naked Music’s monthly showcases. Following his entry into the Nude Dimensions series of mix albums, Aviles’ reputation increased exponentially, allowing him to expand his reach beyond the Bay Area.