A look into the nomadic life I've lived as a Veteran, an Athlete, and an Artist. - Always aspiring for more.
Born in China, adopted and immediately moved to Los Angeles before growing up in different places around the world. While Track & Field sparked my interest at an early age, I quickly found a passion for music and have become a lifelong student of the arts. I have performed in hard-core metal bands in the Philippines, competed aggressively in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA, a veteran of the US Air Force, and currently works in the tech industry of Silicon Valley while pursuing this musical journey.
After discovering electronic music in 2012 and relocating to San Francisco after the military, it wasn't until 2015 that I found the underground house and techno scene. I quickly picked up the skill of DJ'ing at 2017 and have since worked with most of SF's favorite local DJ collectives like Admit One, the BrickHouse, Housepitality, Pizza and Techno, Pinkezup, etc.
My style of mixing varies on the genre, usually weiving through house, techno, funky, disco, tech house, bass house, etc, usually making the audience feeling some type of Wei. I began playing at various after-hour events later in 2017 and was quickly brought in to day/nightclubs, soundcamps, and a few California festivals. I've also began producing events and renegades and around The Bay Area. Luckily I was able to host some out-of-state talents to play at some of my own Weivy parties, showcasing some of my Wei talented friends, building a RAD community of music lovers. Currently holding a residency at Halcyon (arguably one of the city's most prominent House and Techno clubs).
My WEi To San Francisco
Born in Harbin, China; adopted and moved to Los Angles for roughly 5 years; moved to Malaysia for about 5 years for Elementary school, then 4 years in various places in Florida for Middle School and a some of High School, then the Philippines for nearly 4 years while in High School, then back to Los Angeles to finish my Diploma through a Torrance CA Adult School. I joined the US Air Force in 2008 at 19 years old as an Aircraft Mechanic and then spent my time in various places around the globe.
When I left the military in 2014 at 25, I moved back to Los Angeles. After a few months in various locations in Los Angeles, I moved to San Jose. Through some unfortunate circumstances, I ended up being homeless for 4 months; living out of my vehicle. Mid-2015 I found a place in Daly City and in 2016 I moved to Castro Valley. Moved around between SF and Oakland for a bit, but finally settling down in San Francisco at the end of 2017.
WEi As An Athlete
Started in track & field at the age of 10 in Elementary while in Malaysia. Ran track & played football in Middle School while in Florida. Competed aggressively in track & field, as well as basketball in High School while in the Philippines. While competing in High School for track & field, I placed 2nd in Nationals with a personal best of 10.2 seconds in the 100 meter sprint. While playing for the schools basketball team, I was also competing in a city-wide basketball league playing as a center where we placed 2nd against mostly adults.
After I joined the US Air Force directly after High School. I became an Aircraft Structural Maintainer and also became a personal trainer & served as a Fitness Program Manager for my squadron, while simultaneously training and competing in MMA & Jiu-Jitsu for roughly 4 years, 3 to 5 days a week. I have coached fights and taught self-defense techniques to joint military forces while being deployed overseas fixing airplanes.
After the military, I helped run a Jiu-Jitsu club at the Las Positas Community College in Northern California for 2 semesters and have since been on and off training in the bay area.
WEi's "Professional" Career
As for my career, I started with 6 years of military experience in the US Air Force as an Aircraft Structural Mechanic with additional responsibilities as a Squadron Fitness Program Manager and a Personal Training Leader while actively training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay-Thai and a variety of Mixed Martial Arts. In 2014 I separated from the US Air Force with an honorable discharge and have since been working in the tech & start-up industry.
After my military career, I quickly learned the ropes and excelled in my contract roles, which began my journey through various tech companies in San Francisco. During these years of learning and progressing, I also freelanced for an event hosting company focused on music. I began to organize events, book talent, and helped grew its website and social media accounts.
The more I was working with music, the more I started on building my own brand as a DJ and Producer. As of recently, I have been working with SF collectives in regards to events, graphic design, and a few of my own Weivy productions. Currently, I am working in the bay area within product in tech, while working in the ever-growing music industry.
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