Ryan Bauer, a twenty-year veteran of dance music culture got his start in the summer of 1994 at a string of underground events in St. Louis MO. Ryan and his love for dancing was instantly attracted to the scene and was heavily influenced by the djing skills of Doc Martin, Terry Mullan , Derrick Carter and many other legends of House.
Before becoming a DJ, Ryan teamed up with long time friend Duane and in 1995 formed Natural Flavor, a San Diego based promotion crew dedicated to Deep House & House Music. For 5 years Natural Flavor hosted a variety of underground events in both San Diego and the Los Angeles area. Most known for their signature show for the love of music which hosted over 3000 attendees in a San Diego at an underground venue.
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 Grand Olympic Auditorium, The Orange Show fair grounds, The Del Mar Racetrack and the iconic San Diego Street Scene.
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.