Chances are if you've been out to a reggae club night or live show in the past three years, David Corran has made it happen. Iowa native Corran started with the DeeCee's Soul Shakedown and Enter the Dancehall parties at Club Six, and now mainly books and promotes live shows. Over the past five years he filled a vacuum in the local reggae scene by bringing prominent Jamaican artists like Sister Nancy, Rankin' Joe, and Shinehead to the city. He also does street promotion and online marketing for a variety of weekly club nights, and his show last fall with Jamaica's Queen Ifrica and Tony Rebel put the Rockit Room on the map as a live reggae hot spot. To use a Jamaican expression, the Humboldt State grad is now seriously runnin' tings. This weekend, Corran returns to Club Six to celebrate his signature event with DeeCee's Soul Shakedown Seven-Year Anniversary. Shakedown was one of the Bay Area's first multiroom, multigenre urban music nights to showcase both live hip-hop and reggae DJs together. The anniversary offers three rooms of music, including hip-hop, bass, club classics, dancehall reggae, and mashup remixes played by Los Angelesbased futuristic R&B phenom Miss Jack Davey (J*Davey), Oakland's the Honor Roll featuring Trackademicks, reggae selectors Irie Dole and I-Vier from Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, plus hip-hop veteran Pam the Funkstress of the Coup.
Sat., July 31, 9 p.m., 2010