Deco Lounge is where it’s at for some very LOVELY parties! Home of GO BANG! and Haceteria, Deco proves to be a great underground spot for good tunes in the heart of the TL. Check it out this weekend!
LIVE HOUSE SET BY MAGIC TOUCH (100% Silk)
Magic Touch is the new solo project by Damon Palermo, well known around town for his role in two of our favorite SF live acts, Mi Ami and Jonas Reinhart. With Magic Touch, Damon explores his love for classic underground house and techno while busting out refreshingly fun and contemporary grooves strictly for the dance floor. Check out this write up and listen to his first release put out this month on 100% Silk.
+ nonstop dance music from resident deck salektas
Tristes Tropiques (don’t sweat the technique)
Smac (born to jack)
Nihar (your cosmic car)
Free B4 11pm / $3 After
Haceteria is a monthly dance night organized by DJs Tristes Tropiques, Nihar, Jason P and Smac, who play the steamiest electronic dance music, mostly from the era spanning 1986-1993, including: Chicago House, Acid, Detroit Techno, Italo Disco, New Beat, Electronic Body Music, Hip-House and more. Club Haceteria is also dedicated to highlighting a diverse array of live electronic dance musicians that are breaking new ground while moving bodies on the dance floor. Haceteria takes place every third Saturday at the Deco Lounge at Larkin and Turk.
You could throw around generous descriptors and any number of genre-locking terms; electronic pop, minimal house, acid techno. But you’d still fail to get to the center of MATTHEW DEAR. With releases under no fewer than three aliases, including False (M_NUS), Jabberjaw (Perlon), and Audion (Spectral Sound), the Texas native has earned his international status over the course of a decade, getting his bearings on the DJ decks as a teenager to flooring sold-out crowds at venues like Fabric, and releasing universally praised original productions. Dear issued his pop-infused debut album Leave Luck to Heaven and its counterpart Backstroke, which caught mainstream attention, as well as myriad releases under his club-oriented pseudonyms (including the omnipresent, chart-topping Mouth to Mouth as Audion). Further accomplishments include many requests for his remix skills, and incessant touring with constantly evolving DJ sets and live performances. With the release of his sophomore full-length, Asa Breed, and his live band US/Euro tour as Matthew Dears Big Hands, its clear that Dear has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. His most recent release, Black City, has won high praises from Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, and many more. Get tickets here.
California-native gone Austin TX transplant comes to the Bay Area THIS THURSDAY at Ruby Skye, fresh off his Ultra Music Festival appearance in Miami. Producing dance music since he was 11 years old, Wolfgang Gartner is now a top producing DJ with 6 top 10 singles on the Beatport.com sales charts, as well as hits on BBC radio. Don’t miss your chance to see this HOT COMMODITY this week! Find out more here.
This month FACE welcomes Electric Minds label boss Dolan Bergin, for his first ever SF appearance:
“Since starting life in 2005 electric minds has become one of brightest & most cutting edge records labels / parties in London. The label has released music from the likes of Mark E, Duffstep, Hreno, The Mole, Toby Tobias, Ilija Rudman, Michael J Collins, Yam Who, Gatto Fritto, Stevie Kotey, Faze Action plus many more as well as a special album recreating and covering a number of Arthur Russell’s classic tracks that was released in 2009 on cd and limited edition vinyl. DJ Magazine & IDJ have listed electric minds as one of the pioneering labels currently championing the sounds of house and disco; both magazines featured the label in their August ’09 edition with IDJ providing a 4 page feature on electric minds in their December ’09 edition. DJ Magazine followed up their previous words with a full feature on electric minds in July 2010.”
Currently on a worldwide tour of Singapore, Bali, Jakarta, Sydney Melbourne, Adelaide, San Francisco & New York, Dolan Bergin swings through SF’s notorious FACE monthly on March 25th, with SF’s OWN Conor (No Way Back) and JMontag warming up the crowd for a night of fabulous musical beats!