RIP Josh Ezelle, SF house pioneer


Horrible news this morning -- pioneering house DJ Josh Ezelle died last night in a motorcycle crash in Thailand. He was 42.

Ezelle, aka DJ Josh, was the first DJ many young clubbers heard in the late '80s, and the list of venues and crews he supported or helped launch is a veritable what's what of the SF scene, right up to the present. Wicked, the Gathering, Funky Techno Tribe, Sunset ...

Ever-roving, he organized the groundbreaking 2000 ACA World Sound Festival in Acapulco. He moved to Thailand in 2001, and had recently located to Phuket, becoming a popular resort DJ there and witnessing the birth of his son.

A true example of bringing the underground SF spirit to the world, he'll be mightily missed.


Josh, you were my high school buddy, who I didn't really meet until after high school. You were the younger DJ guy who invited me to my first rave, The Gathering. You smiled a lot and had a fun, happy energy. I heard you play many times in the clubs and underground parties of SF's early electronic music scene. Your deep house sound was unique and moved many souls. It's going to be one helluva party for you at Monarch on Sat April 5.

See you on the other side,
Sean :)

Posted by Sean Evans on Mar. 15, 2014 @ 7:41 am

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