Lil Ryan a ten-year veteran to San Diego dance music culture, Began his musical expansion in St. Louis Mo. in 1994. There at the Star light Discotech he was introduced to talent such as Doc Martin, Terry Mullan, and Derrick Carter. Ryan took his newfound love back with him to San Diego Where he began to work actively in the San Diego and Los Angels dance music scene from 95-2000. He and long time friend Duane came together to form Natural Flavor a San Diego based promotion crew responsible for bringing house music to the fore front of the local dance scene.
Natural flavor blessed San Diego with acts such as Natural Rhythms,Jamie Thinnes, Pete Moss, Stacey Pullan, Onionz, and countless others. Known most for the string of parties “For The Love Of Music I, II III IV” and “For the funk of it I, II, III” Their events ranging from 200-2000 and are well r
emembered tokens to all that experience them.
Ryan Picked up his first set of tables in 1996 when he was 16. It was here he found his true passion, Music. After a few years of bedroom dj-ing he took his act on the road. Playing venues like The San Diego Sports Arena (The Love Festival, S.D.), The Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles (encore\circa New years eve), The Orange Show fair grounds San Bernardino (Audiotistic, Nation), The Del Mar Race Track (Velvet), and the San Diego Street Scene in 2002.
As Ryan grew older he found himself playing a lot deeper and slowly began to play more 21+ clubs in the San Diego area. It was here were Ryan began to fully exploit his potential experimenting a wide variety of music 70s funk, down-tempo, 80’s, electro-clash, jazz, and soul. He slowly was getting the label of a dj’s dj. Always blending beats not many would attempt to blend with perfection. This style landed him many gigs in some of the most predominant clubs in S.D. such as On Broadway, Onyx room, Ole Madrid, The Juke Joint, L5, W-Hotel, E-street alley, and Bar Dynamite.
Today lil Ryan is holding it down @ one of San Diego’s longest running Deep House Music nights “Wednesday @ Bar Dynamite”. Dynamite is getting world recognition for being San Diego’s destination for true house music. 18 years in the running and providing world class talent such as Jt Donaldson, Fred Everything, Harvey, Dj Sneak, Roy Davis Jr, Demarkus Lewis, and countless others. It is here you can hear Ryan express his true love… deep house music.