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Halloween Sunset Boat Party
Halloween is obviously a rave holiday. What other celebration of the year encompasses our community's year-round ideals of self-expression and crazy stuff all over your body. It helps that San Francisco shows up with a bevy of amazing music and great parties at which to show off your 'stumes alongside those that care as much as you do in both concept and presentation. One of the weekend's main offerings, year after year, is what some might call the year's best boat party, the Sunset Halloween Boat Party. Come dressed to impress with your best costume on the big day before the big day (unless you consider this the big day because, well, Monday). While the main star of the boat is always the outfits, the talent usually doesn't hurt either and this year is no exception. With the French Jennifer Cardini spinning the tunes that brought her behind the decks at Panorama Bar and Fabric as well as discs with Crosstown Rebels and Kompakt, her long buildup of a career is finally paying off — in our ears. Also headlining is Prosumer, a Pano serious resident who is a touchpoint for anyone who likes to see the blinds open at 11am. Joining are fun locals like Mozghan and, of course, your Sunset residents like J-Bird, Galen, and Solar. See you on the Pier. Date: Sun, October 30, Time: 5pm (boat leaves at 6pm) - 11pm, Place: Pier 3, Cover: $65-75, More Info (ML)

Ghost Ship
Burners? What are those? At Ghost Ship this costume-forward, creativity-forward, don't-buy-it-at-the-store-forward event you're more likely to see a full on Adam and Eve than a sexy pirate. Expect outfits fit for a drag show. This year's theme is the underwater opulence of Atlantis, so get ready for some watery myths and sparkling blue and green. The lineup is perhaps one of the most insane yet. While the usual DJs and collectives will be here (like Space Cowboys, Brass Tax, Airpusher Collective, and DJ favorites like Gavin Hardkiss.), each night will feature different headliners. Friday night features the Bay-Area-bred stylings of Dirtybird crew with Worthy, Ardalan, and Justin Martin. Saturday night showcases some old school legends in The Orb (WTF, OMG yes). As always Ghost Ship is what you put into it, but it is also the collective large scale art that transforms this former warehouse space. Come interact with each other, the music, and the 'big stuff' and get ready to be impressed. Date: October 28, 29, Time: 9pm, Place: Pier 70, Cover: $65-125, More Info (ML)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Scary Party this Sat @ The Great Northern


Link Of The Week
Dream - WCFF: In "Dream," a beautiful animation video for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, four animals facing extinction tell their stories through the words of "I Dreamed a Dream"—a song you'll recognize if you're a Les Misérables fan. Here

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Event: Superfreq Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Mr. C & Xo Chic, Eo, Joel Conway
Music: house, techno, electro
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/RSVP, $5 presales on RA, $10 otherwise


Superfreq and Housepitality are joining forces this Wednesday to bring you a spooktactular Halloween celebration at F8. This costumed party affair will be hosted by the illustrious Carla Tutu and features some DJs you don't want to miss. First up is Richard West, aka Mr. C, an English DJ, musician, rapper and actor. Best known as the frontman for The Shamen, Mr. C was also the co-owner/co-founder of London's The End nightclub. He's considered the creator of the tech house genre and has also made quite the name for himself with his label, Superfreq, and its subsequent parties of the same name. He'll be joined by Superfreq resident Xo Chic, who's one-half the duo, Dollz at Play. She'll bring her alternative, dark disco, punky pop sound for your listening pleasure. Eo and Joel Conway round out the lineup, so be sure to don your scariest or sexiest costume to receive complimentary champagne. (CQ)

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Event: Mano Le Tough
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Mano Le Tough, The Drifter, Dax Lee
Music: deep house, minimal, melancholia
Cover: $22-25
Unfortunately, this tour date does not mean another album from the original artist Mano Le Tough. Although, lets not get greedy: The Irishman pushed out LPs in both 2015 and 2014 that were stars in their own rights but also created the timeless classic remixes like the Tale of Us Primitive People tune you literally cannot escape. But why would you want to? The man whose music stands strongly next to the likes of Christian Löffler and early-stage Nicolas Jaar as one of the more forward thinking, album-based artists in the deep house genre of today's electronic landscape. With a sound both a little bit dance floor and a little bit accompaniment to your Sufjan cry sesh, all you know is that emotions have been evoked. He'll be joined by The Drifter, another Irishman, although both artists are now, of course, based in Berlin. His releases on Permanent Vacation have made him a name to watch. Sure it's the Thursday before the Halloween weekend, but this one is worth it. (ML)

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Event: As You Like It w/ Rødhåd
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Rødhåd, Anthony Parasole, Mossmoss, Patrice Bäumel, R. Fentz, Matt Hubert
Music: techno, tech-house, house
Cover: $20 presale
Rødhåd has been socialized by Berlin's looptechno nights and always finds the perfect balance of timeless techno to lift the dancefloor higher and higher. His style is always deep, powerful and melancholic - from dub to techno and back to house. Anthony Parasole should need no introduction to newer or longer-standing dancers of the New York Deep House and Techno scenes. A longtime employee of halcyon, friend of Levon Vincent and his partner in Deconstruct Music, and a prominent figure with the underground House and Techno resurgence of NYC, Anthony's acute selections won our ears right away, and he hasn't let go since. Known for the deepest sounds of Techno and House and for gracing dance floors home and abroad from Shelter to Berghain.

Event: Come Play With Us
Venue: The Midway
DJs: Tiga, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Martin Buttrich b2b Guti, Edu Imbernon, Pedro Arbulu, Margot Lox, Rachel Torro, Elvi, Jill
Music: deep house, progressive house, electro
Cover: $35-40
Start off Hallo-weekend right with this full space event at The Midway. If you've been there before (and we sure hope you have) you know that each of the three spaces at this Dogpatch space provide their own vibe and special sound. All together, it makes for one bangin' party as the largest single dancefloor room in San Francisco is filled with sound as well as the smaller Gods and Monsters room and patio music for that smokin' and fresh air dance game. Obviously, if they're opening up all the rooms it's going to be a big one — and it sure is. They're bringing out a number of stops with the leader of Canadian rave music Tiga as the main headliner alongside Britain's kid wonder (although they grow up so fast) Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs whose sound is so darn cute you won't know whether you want to dance or remember all the words. Joining will be Martin Buttrich and Guti, two guys at the front of the European deep house scene. Of course, a blowout like this wouldn't be complete without local talent, and we've got Rachel Torro and Modular's own Pedro Arbulu to keep it moving all night long. It is a Modular event, so you know the sound will be melodic and super danceable. Dress up, obviously. (ML)

Event: Lights Down Low pres. Rave to the Grave
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Tensnake, Tiger & Woods, Barnt, DJ Richard, Richie Panic, Corey Sizemore, DJ CZ
Music: nu-disco, deep house, belearic, techno
Cover: $23-25
This Halloween party plans to raise the dead with the utmost dancing and raving. In a turn of events, the sound will be nothing creepy whatsoever, but rather the deep house, nu-disco sounds of the ever-in-demand Tensnake. The German artist who is known for rocking stages like those in Ibiza and Miami can make the big room sound pleasant but is also known for handling smaller rooms, as well. The Great Northern lands somewhere in between, which we think will be perfect for his sound. He'll be joined by the elusive duo that is Tiger & Woods whose widely varied sound could be house, disco, tropical, or whatever — so y'know belearic (a term almost as elusive as the team itself). Barnt is on the up and up in Germany and has already been touted by Innervisions. These head honchos will be joined by LDL regulars and the beloved DJ CZ, who knows more about techno than you probably know about your ancestral history.

Event: October Babies Birthday Bash
Venue: Hawthorn
DJs: Norman Stradley, Duserock, Johnny Collective, Johnno AKA The Rhino
Music: house
Cover: no cover b4 11:30, $10 after
This year come down the Rabbit Hole and join this fun crew as they bring the whole October babies crew with us! Come celebrate the October Birthday Babies in Style! We will be Celebrating the birthdays of Mia, Johnny, Anna, and Ken. So...if your an October baby come join us and join in the fun! Its a Down the Rabbit Hole Party Theme, so get your costumes out!

Event: Phantoms w/ Dimitri Monev
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Dimitri Monev, Louiv, Javi, Ivana Smith, Sergel Loginov
Music: deep tech house, grovy dub
Cover: $10 presale
Growing up in Balkans Dimitri, catching the ears of Berlin based label Waldliebe Familien he won the support from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Fabrizio Maurizi, Steve Lawler and more. He continued the trend of his productions as being noticed again by trend setting DJs such as Marco Carola, Luciano, Shlomi Aber, Gel Abril, Scuba and more. Starting purely out of experimentation, Louiv's music evolved from the low-fidelity of underground techno and clean scenes of serenity. His Music transitioned in San Francisco into the underground spectrum and is currently a resident with Q Underground, Aftertouch & recently joined Muted Noise from San Diego. His sets take steps across a unique blend of textures and grooves with in a minimalist ambience provoking a myriad of images that makes his sound smooth & emotive.

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Event: Audio Halloween
Venue: Audio
DJs: Eli & Fur, Scott Hatfield, Mario Dubbz
Music: house, techno, garage, dnb, r&b
Cover: $10
Most clubs in SF are hosting Halloween events and Audio is no different. This Saturday, they welcome costumed party-goers to Audio to see Eli & Fur rock the decks. Since 2012, Eli & Fur have captivated audiences with their infectious melodies and seductive vocals. They flow seamlessly through house, techno and even dnb, with touches of old-school Chicago and Detroit thrown in for good measure. In 2015, Beatport listed them as Arists to Watch and they even have Pete Tong's support on BBC Radio 1 Dance, so you know they won't be slowing down anytime soon. Scott Hatfield and Mario Dubbz open the night, with both keeping things funky and fresh for your dancing pleasure. (CQ)

Event:Phantasm: Behind the Funhouse Door
Venue: The Armory
DJs: Chromeo, The Crystal Method, Syd Gris, Kimba Rose, Matthew Kramer, and more
Music: breaks, electro, house
Cover: $75
Opel continues to throw a spooky and phan-tastic party every Halloween in the sordid halls of the SF Armory. You know what has happened, what does happen, and what will happen here. It makes it a great, giant venue to throw a BANGIN' party in. The dark vibes lend this event to some of the more eerie costumes so get ready for a fright. Because this is a Halloween party and we're pulling out all the stops, it's time for you to trip into the holiday with killer lineups from rave masters The Crystal Method, out of the retirement we never really believed in. While you're paying homage to the legends of electro and the big room rave that took over the mid-to-late 90s, enjoy the mid-to-late 2000s with Chromeo. It's an odd combo, but we'll trust Opel whose productions are often high-octane and connected with the beloved Opulent Temple. They've even got Syd Gris on hand to make sure the vibe is on point (not to mention Distrikt's Matthew Kramer). Dive into the depths with this one. (ML)

Event: The Moodyman Masquerade
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Moodyman, Rick Wilhite, Patrick Wilson, Delta Funk, Jay Tripwire, Ivan Ruiz, CJ Larsen, Izzy, Dusty Carter
Music: techno, house
Cover: $21
The Bay Area is chalk-full of activities for Halloween week. Doesn't matter that Halloween isn't for another six days, we all like to embrace our inner child and dress up as many times as possible. Saturday offers yet another chance to wear a costume, with Public Works hosting The Moodymann Masquerade. Featuring Moodymann, aka Kenny Dixon Jr, an outspoken voice in electronic music keen on keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. Getting his start by working in Detroit record shops and as the DJ for Outcast Motorcycle Club, Moodymann gained a following in France through his releases on Planet E Records. Joining him will be Rick Wilhite and Patrick Wilson, each adding their signature sound to the night. The Delta Funk DJs will hold it down in the loft, so be sure to wear your creepiest, most original costume to have the most fun possible. (CQ)

Event: Scary Party
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: H.O.S.H, Heartthrob, Dax Lee, M3, Anthony Mansfield
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10-30
There are solid record labels and then there are recognizable musical collectives… brotherhoods who work together for the furtherment of electronic music. One such crew is based proudly in Hamburg; goes by the name of Diynamic and owes a large part of its success to German born Holger Behn aka H.O.S.H.. First and foremost, H.O.S.H. considers himself to be a DJ, someone who prises the art of mixing records and sequencing journeys - preferably long ones - over anything else. Ask any of the people who have been lost in one of his residencies at the likes of Watergate in Berlin, Studio 80 in Amsterdam or Ego in Hamburg over the last few years, and they are unlikely to disagree.

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Event: Sunset Sound System Halloween Boat Afterparty
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Nick The Record, James Glass, WERD DJs (Jimmy B, Zoz, Woo), Galen, Solar
Music: house
Cover: $10 w/boat ticket, $20 without
If you weren't lucky enough to get a ticket to the boat party, never fear, the crew plans to take over The Great Northern for one of their epic after-parties. Or maybe you DID enjoy cruising around the bay in costume with many of your fellow househeads and just don't want the party to end. Either way, Galen and Solar have got you covered. Joining them for the night is Nick The Record, an established and respected record dealer in the UK and is the one guy to whom you go to find that rare gem, so you know he'll be throwing down some amazingness. Also on deck is James Glass, who'll be rocking the decks along with the WERD DJs, so get to The Great Northern for a night of house music and costumed fun on actual Halloween night-well once the clock strikes midnight, that is. (CQ)

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