Ryan Bauer, a twenty-year plus veteran of the San Diego House Music Community and founder/resident of San Diego’s longest running House Music weekly “Dance Klassique”. Has been holding down the SD Dance Music scene for over two decades throwing parties and DJ’ing all over the west coast. Ryan Bauer formerly known as “lil Ryan” co-founded Natural Flavor in the early 90’s with longtime friend Duane, this duo was responsible for a string of memorable underground events, Including “For The Love of Music” I, II, III, IV, “For The Funk Of It” I, II, & II as well as many more. These parties introduced San Diego to the sounds of acts like Natural Rhythms, Pete Moss, Stacey Pullan, Onionz, and countless others.
Ryan Began Djing around 96 playing the deep sounds of house and soul music. It was here that he found his true passion in music and never looked back. After only a few years of bedroom djing Bauer found himself being booked at big events and festivals like The San Diego Sports Arena (The Love Festival, S.D.), The Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles (encore\circa New Year’s Eve 98), The Orange Show fair grounds San Bernardino (Audiotistic, Nation), The Del Mar Race Track (Velvet), and the San Diego Street Scene in 2002. This was all before Ryan was even 21, as he grew older his sound matured & he found himself playing a lot deeper and slowly began to play more 21+ clubs. This is where his sound developed and Bauer was able to fully exploit his potential experimenting a wide variety of music including 70s funk, down-tempo, 80’s, electro-clash, jazz, and soul. This style landed him many gigs in some of the most predominant clubs in S.D. such as On Broadway, Onyx room, Ole Madrid, Lips, The Juke Joint, L5, W-Hotel, E-street alley, and most importantly Bar Dynamite.
Bar Dynamite has been Ryan’s home for the last sixteen years and it is here that you can hear him pour out his soul and make people dance on a weekly basis. This night has truly been engraved in the soul of the San Diego house music scene. Dance Klassique has been a weekly meeting place for those who love to dance and get down for over a decade. It is true representation of the energy that Bauer has devoted to his passion in music and production.