who is clifton weaver
DJ Clifton Weaver, a.k.a. DJ Soft Touch, is tight behind the turntables in more ways than one. A sharp dresser with impeccable selections, Clifton has showcased his singular style as a DJ at Southern California’s biggest parties for over a decade and remains one of the most sought-after selectors in California nightlife.
Raised in Long Beach and currently a resident of Los Angeles County with an ever-growing record collection, Clifton heeded the call of the wheels of steel when one of his bands needed an opener. He’s since become a full-time DJ with regular gigs at the Standard Hotel, Broken Shaker, and the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. You’ll occasionally find him behind the decks at the Ace Hotel and Truss & Twine, both in Palm Springs. Clifton also spent 11 years working crowds of phenomenal dancers at L.A.’s biggest soul and raw funk dance party, Funky Sole.
Clifton’s deep roots in Los Angeles’ soul community and superb taste in everything from funk to Bollywood, Afrobeat to ‘60s go-go and Britpop, have landed him gigs opening for Daptone Records legends such as Charles Bradley at The Getty, and setting the scene for Mayer Hawthorne, Adrian Younge, and Stones Throw’s Peanut Butter Wolf. As a member of Love Grenades, Clifton opened for Janelle Monae and his current band, The Mercury Wheel, backed by Nolan Porter.
Able to seamlessly transition between genres with an ear for anything soulful on vinyl or digital, Clifton has established himself as one of the premier DJs in California. Previous experience includes a multi-year residency at indie dance night Club Transistor and Club Underground. Clifton has taken his tunes on the road to the famed Sweater Funk in San Francisco, as well as New York and New Mexico.
DJ Clifton is available for private events and weddings.