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Desert Hearts
With Sunset Season Opener now two days behind us, we know this means festival season is slowly but surely coming underway. Luckily for us, we're in California and we get to start a whole lot earlier than the rest of the world. And one of the first biggies for this year is the spring version of Southern California's newest house and techno inspired fest, Desert Hearts. DH has a lot of connection to our city, with its' leaders as big influences in San Francisco as well. They knew their way around a lineup too, with festival-proven smaller names like Atish and Bells & Whistles rounding out a lineup with top tier headliners like M.A.N.D.Y, Monkey Safari, Audiofly and Blond:ish and of course, the Desert Hearts residents like Deep Jesus and Pork Chop. The event returns to the Los Coyotes Reservation where the days are hot and the nights are cool, but all 72 hours of the festival will be teeming with music and good techno vibes. Don't miss this chance to join in one of the newest movements in house and techno festivals in California. Date: Mar 27 - 30, Time: Gates open at 10am on Friday, Place: Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, Ranchita, CA, Cover: $100-180, More Info (ML)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Nikola Baytala this Fri at Monarch


Link Of The Week
Pixels: 80s Video Games Invade New York: Pixels is a short video, which inspired Adam Sandler's full length movie of the same name, starring Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Michelle Monaghan. link Here


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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: DJ Minx, Doc Sleep, Radius (live pa)
Music: funky house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/ RSVP, otherwise $5, $10 after 11pm


DJ Minx was inspired to spin by the famed Music Institute in Detroit. Her style is described as funky, powerful house, with a splash of grace. For two years, Minx engineered and hosted "Deep Space Radio", an electronic music show on Detroit's WGPR radio station. The show was heralded by the innovators of techno music: "Magic" Juan Atkins, Kevin "Reese" Saunderson, Eddie Fowlkes, and Derrick May. She conducted interviews and played mixes by DJs and Producers from around the world. Minx created Women on Wax, a collective of lady DJs from the Metro Detroit area. From then on, she began working with promoters and DJs all over the country, and helped to solidify the career of several top female DJs and songstresses.

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Event: Diskophonic
Venue: Bergerac
DJs: Mauricio Aviles, Julius Papp, Franky Boissy
Music: disco house
Cover: no cover


Bergerac is a fairly new bar on 11th street, down the block from DNA Lounge. The spot takes inspiration from the Villa Nellcote, a French mansion Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones decided to lease for a year back in 1971. Obviously, just like so many other new spots that have popped up in SF as of recent, the emphasis here is on a classy atmosphere, with a bit of a pricey menu featuring gourmet versions of dishes from duck tacos to poutine and french pizza. This Thursday, some of the Salted crew will be playing all night long until close. Julius Papp is a co-founder of Salted, a promotion company focused very much so on the older, classic sounds of house, and one of its main residents. Mauricio and Franky are two other locals that frequently show up on the Salted bill as well. Don't expect house tonight though! The three DJs tonight will be playing strictly disco - classics, edits, and the newer stuff as well. (AO)

Event: Quantic
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Quantic, Blockhead, DJ Vadim, Arms & Sleepers
Music: downtempo, world fusion, trip hop
Cover: $25


Sunset Promotions and HUSH: SF present a night of cutting edge electronic producers who create sounds on the fringes of what is normally heard in the club. Quantic is a British producer whose work with break and house beats almost always comes into connection with a more analogue style of music. He frequently collaborates with a variety of other musicians; from retro soul singer Alice Russel to Ethiopian singer Dereb the Ambassador. His sounds take inspiration and collaboration with those all over the world - a testament to the power of electronic music to unite a variety of sounds in one composition. Quantic is, however, not the only one who will be getting onstage tonight. Also on the bill is Blockhead, the NinjaTune recording artist who is famous not only for his beats for top hip hop artists like Aesop Rock and Murs, but also for his solo productions that fit into a trip hop sound and will please fans of both hip hop and electronica. The lineup is rounded out with DJ Vadim and Arms & Sleepers. (ML)

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Event: Bag Raiders
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Bag Raiders ( DJ Set), Jeffrey Paradise, Papa Lu
Music: electro house pop
Cover: $20-25 presale
One of the artist at the forefront of Australia's electronic dance music scene is Bag Raiders. Sydney dancefloor princes Chris Stracey and Jack Glass who formed in 2005 and scored a breakout hit in 2007 with "Fun Punch" In 2009 their music gained global recognition when they released their highly acclaimed single 'Shooting Stars.' It tore up the dance charts as well as the Hype Machine. The track features an amazing synth hook that builds upwards and takes the listener to a climactic explosion of dance-pop greatness. The music video features fantastic flying-on-car action. Now the Bag Raiders are in the midst of recording a long-awaited, upcoming album; but to hold their fans over till then they've released an EP with a their lead single, "Nairobi" the pair deconstruct their ornate electro-pop sound with marimba melodies that soar atop nimble conga rhythms, cowbells, and a funky, relentless guitar riff, the track brings much-needed personality to the tech-house palette.

Event: Digitalism
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Digitalism, Humans, Redinho, Richie Panic, Corey Sizemore, MPHD, Split
Music: electro-punk, indie, rock
Cover: $20
The landscape of music is ever-changing, with innovative artists combining genres to create a whole new sound. Such is the case with Digitalism, a duo from Hamburg, Germany who combines electro beats with indie and rock elements. Their electro-punk sound is fresh and new, skating on the edge of multiple genres while still remaining open-minded. They'll be joined by Humans, a Canadian duo that fuses experimental beats with classic indie-pop, creating a new and catchy sound. Their unique take on music and wild, unrestrained vibe make them the perfect party sound. This is just a taste of those performing, so get down to 1015 for the full lineup. (CQ)

Event: Nikola Baytala
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Nikola Baytala, M3, Mozhgan
Music: techno
Cover: $10-15
Back in 2012 came the end of a bit of an SF institution - the Kontrol parties at the EndUp. While Nikola was still frequently playing the city for a good year after that, these days you're most likely going to hear this techno maniac in New York at the Panther Room or Output. Nikola plays techno with great panache - his selections can really bang and he never fails to get the room brimming with high energy. Expect a lot of pounding techno with a dash of high-quality tech-house. Mozhgan, from the excellent We Are Monsters parties, and M3 will also be playing. (AO)

Event: Terry Francis
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Terry Francis, Tyrel Williams, Solar
Music: house (funky, tech, dub), breaks
Cover: $15
This weekend at Mighty marks a rare occurrence: a set by UK's own, Terry Francis. Francis has taken the house world by storm, dropping techy and dubby vibes into each of his house beats. His refusal to conform to the classic house beats has made him a fan favorite, which is not surprising considering his longstanding residency at Fabric and Wiggle, his collaboration with Nathan Coles and partners. Starting the night off right will be Housepitality's Tyrel Williams and Sunset's own Solar, going back2back with the funkiest of beats. If you love house music, then grab your dancing shoes and get to Mighty as this night is not to be missed. (CQ)

Event: Zero Presents The Masquerade
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Dirty Doering, Jan Blomqvist, Bedouin, Daniel Cowel, Bells & Whistles, Rachel Torro, Pedro Arbulu
Music: house, techno
Cover:$15 presale
"Find a mask and wear it well so your true identity no one can tell." Zero is known in New York for its opulent debauchery, world class sound, and cosmic visual art installations. They're brining their show on road to SF. Imagine a night drifting from the sexy soulful vocals of Jan Blomqvist to the mesmerizing deep melodies and signature sounds of Katermukke founder Dirty Doering. Share in some of Berlin's best mixing with New York's finest, supported by beloved members of the San Francisco community Bells and Whistles, Rachel Torro and Pedro Arbulu. Find your deep, dark and sexy masks, gather your tuxedos, your gowns, your magic and your mystery.

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Event: Infinity Ink
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Infinity Ink
Music: tech-houseprogressive house
Cover: $15-20
Light Down Low's guest this week is Infinity Ink, a vocal house duo from London releasing music on Hot Creations and Crosstown Rebels. Having their break in 2012 after years outside the dance music seen, infinity Ink has progressed in very much in the same vein as the Bay Area's own Tone of Arc. The sound here is all about sunglasses-at-night lyrics and muscular electronics, much like the rest of tje Hot Creations and Crosstown Rebels crews. The bill doesn't say, but on support will of course most likely be your LDL residents Richie Panic and Corey Sizemore. (AO)

Event: Monkey Safari
Venue: Hawthorne
DJs: Monkey Safari, Pedro Arbulu and more
Music: deep house, tech-house, progressive house
Cover: no cover b4 10:30pm w/ RSVP, $10 presales
Modular Events continue to bring the top levels of popular house music to San Francisco and their event tonight with Germany's own Monkey Safari is no exception. Monkey Safari took a different path to success than some of their German peers: choosing to focus more out on the good vibes and light hippie-dom of Germany's outdoor festivals, namely "German Burning Man" aka Fusion Festival. From there, the duo (and brothers) from Halle, in former East Germany, have started two music labels, the current of which, Hommage, is gaining traction internationally, granting them opportunities to take their festival skills to our shores, like this weekend's Desert Hearts and soon all the way to Ibiza and Robot Heart's touted Further Future Festival. Don't miss them in this intimate new downtown venue this Saturday. (ML)

Event: Simon Shackleton & The Scumfrog
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Simon Shackleton, The Scumfrog, Syd Gris, Clark Hamon, Andy P, Eric Riggsbee, Everett Wayne
Music: Playa-tech, breakbeats
Cover: $23-25
Get ready for a Burning-style party with tunes to match as Opel productions brings two of San Francisco's favorite Playa DJs to Mighty this evening. Instead of just bringing Shackleton and Scumfrog to Mighty, they're doing you one better and featuring them in a FOUR HOUR back-to-back set. This collaboration was inspired by another recent party in which the two DJs spontaneously decided to tag team and the results were epic; both sonically and party-wise. Now its time to relive the dream as these two artists, veterans of DJ boots at Distrikt, Robot Heart and Opulent Temple, whip together their talents for a night of pure booty shaking and down getting. (ML)

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Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Woo
Music: house (funky, deep, electro)
Cover: $5 presale
It's Sunday and you know what that means: time for another installment of Werd! And this edition features their newest resident, Woo, holding it down for 5 hours of non-stop funky beats. Get to know this Werd crew newcomer who's no stranger to house music. Become one of the 'Woo' people as you boogie to every single reason the Woo man loves house music, as told through his track selection. And no party would be complete without the deep and funky house vibes for which Woo is known, so of course they'll be thick this night. Enjoy watching Woo bang it out behind the decks and come share your love for the chunky, 4-on-the-floor delicious house beats. (CQ)


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The week as it was...

New Moon Equinox Party @ The New Parish

Robot Ears w/ Adam Beyer @ Mighty

Lee Burridge @ Public Works

Sunset Season Opener @ Stafford Lake, Novato