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Sunshine People
My favorite time of year is upon us, and that's day party season. I love nothing more than frolicking in the sun with good friends and banging beats. This Sunday, you can do that and more in the Port of Oakland. Join Native and Audio Tramps as they present the 4th Annual Sunshine People Party. Featuring the musical stylings of Sunshine Jones, a soulful househead whose smooth grooves will have you moving all day long. His sound is different yet provocative, full of live vocals and percussions. Musically, he's consistently challenging himself, which shows through each produced track. Joining him will be the Sunshine People residents Mackmade, Nesto Fuentez, DJ Swing, CJ Larsen and Supacreep. There's plenty of dancing space, plus BBQ pits for your portable 'ques and a picnic area, so pack some food, grab your friends and come spend the day in the town. Date: Sun, May 31st, Time: Noon-8pm, Where: Middle Harbor Shoreline Park 2777 Middle Harbor Rd, Oak, Cover: no cover, link More Info (CQ)

Come Together - A Benefit for Nepal
In times of tragedy, we turn to the arts to soothe our souls and join together to offer compassion and support to those experiencing misfortune. In response to the heartbreaking disaster in Nepal, due to the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, many top local DJ collectives such as Sunset Sound System, Green Gorilla Lounge, Disco Knights, The Kazbah, and many more are teaming up to help raise money to provide much needed aid for those who are in dire need of our assistance. The money raised from this event will go to MercyCorps and OXFAM America. Photos of Nepal a week before the earthquake by: Katie Hanrahan will be on display. Date: Sat, May 30th, Time: 8pm - 2am, Where: Monarch, Cover: $10 Presale, link More Info




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Delusions of Grandeur Live this Sat at Public Works


Link Of The Week
That Time David Letterman Worked at Taco Bell: In this classic remote, David Letterman mans a drive-thru window at Taco Bell. link Here

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Event: Housepitality w/ Hakim Murphy
Venue: F8
DJs: Hakim Murphy, Secret Studio, Paul Carey
Music: Chicago house, groove lounge vibes
Cover: $5 on RA, free before 10pm w/ RSVP, $10 after


This week Housepitality honors the legacy of Chicago house by welcoming three natives of the Windy City to the decks - Hakim Murphy and the beloved San Francisco-via-Chicago pair Tyrel Williams and Bai-ee, also known as Secret Studio. Hakim Murphy has been an active Chicago DJ since the mid 90's, but 10 years after spinning records Hakim began to step up his career by putting out his own. What began as a relatively simple exercise in Chicago house has since expanded to taking the style to new territories, employing classic Chicago instrumentation for more daring explorations within the 4/4 rhythm. Tyrel and Bai-ee's pairing with Hakim makes this week's Housepitality a showcase of new talent proudly carrying the Chicago house torch forward. Last but not least, in case you haven't noticed, Housepitality's Groove Lounge sessions have been getting more and more attention, and rightly so. This city is full of great DJs absolutely eager to share their collections outside of the house and techno they so often play. This time the Groove Lounge will be taken over by Paul Carey of Tweekin' Records, the record shop preceding both Vinyl Dreams and Black Pancake at the 593 Haight location. Don't miss a chance to check out this guy's great taste. (AO)

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Event: BASE: Nicole Moudaber
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Nicole Moudaber, Ben Seagren
Music: minimal tech, tech-house
Cover: $20 presale


Dance music changed Nicole Moudaber's life – now she's returning the favor. No one is more in demand then this techno beat shaman and this Thursday night she'll be rolling into our fair city to help celebrate the end of a fabulous era for BASE. This Nigerian-born Lebanese star has dedicated her immense energy to finding ways to share her signature drum-fueled sound. Her debut album Believe (Drumcode) ruled the charts in 2013. It was Number 1 for a month on the Beatport techno, tech house and deep house lists (eight months later, it's still in the techno top 15!) Nicole garnered features in Billboard and Rolling Stone and her trademark explosion of curly hair has become a familiar sight in the international music press. Her collaborations with Carl Cox, Marco Carola, Danny Tenaglia, Adam Beyer, Skin, and Victor Calderone to name a few, have helped cement her name in the top echelon of techno's greatest. Come celebrate BASE's closing party with a bang that will echo throughout the year. Thank you Alessandro and crew for bringing in the best tech and tech-house sounds through SF. You'll be missed.

Event: Dirtwire
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Dirtwire, Bluetech, Kaminanda
Music: bass, world fusion, organic
Cover: $15-20


In this triple threat of a booking, organic electronica artists are coming out in full force. With none of the three taking the lead particularly, it will be a full-on night of conscious tunes that are based in bass but with lush feelings, blues sensibilities, and ambiguously ethnic vibes. Dirtwire, the collaboration of Beats Antique's David Satori and Hamsa Lila's Evan Fraser, are hot off the release of their new album. Bluetech, orchestral electronic landscape artist, will continue to paint vast spaces with sound and Kaminanda's midtempo bass vibe, born of dubstep and graduated to trip-hop flavored melodica will give you the aural sensations you crave to truly flow at this special Thursday event. (ML)

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Event: Disbehave
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Worthy, Lisbona, Davi A, Buckner w/Carla Tutu
Music: house
Cover: no cover b4 1130 w/RSVP, $10 otherwise
Worthy is more than just a Dirtybird resident. He's the owner of his own label, Anabatic Records and has released a full length debut album called Disbehave. He also hosts a party by the same name at Mighty, and this Friday is his third installment. In honor of this momentous occasion, Worthy will rock the decks for 3 hours, dropping some genre-bending house for your listening pleasure. Also on deck are the duo Lisbona, Davi A and Buckner with Carla Tutu. Get there early as there's an open bar and pizza party from 9-10pm. Grab your dancing shoes and get your booty to Mighty for a little Disbehave. (CQ)

Event: Max Cooper
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Max Cooper, Simon Baker, David Gtronic, Chad Andrew, Mossmoss, Loui Vanhard, Matt Hubert, Amber Cox/Slumber
Music: techno, electronica
Cover: $15-25
Public Works will be hosting a quality lineup of techno DJs this Friday. Robot Ears have taken it upon themselves to focus exclusively on bringing pure techno artists to LA and the Bay Area, and their residents Loui Vanhard and Amber Cox definitely know what they're doing. They'll be opening up the loft for Berlin-based Kina artists David Gtronic and Chad Andrew, a couple of heavy-hitting minimal techno DJs. While the loft will be techno through and through tonight, the main room will be experiencing something a bit different. After opening sets from Matt Hubert and SF techno specialist Mossmoss, a special, live, audio-visual set by Max Cooper will top off the night. Max Cooper is a bit of a brainiac. After years of studying genetics at a very high level, Max came quickly out of left field as successful DJ, producer and live act. He was performing live very early on, and with a very intricate approach involving some sophisticated software such as Lemur. Fast forward to the present and Max is touring what you'll see on Friday night. The Emergence A/V show is a live set that aims to tell the story of the construction of the world we live in today, from the fundamentals of mathematics to the emergence of high-caliber capitalism. Max Cooper never fails to deliver, musically speaking, and given the capability of this artist, Emergence will likely leave spectators feeling both musically rewarded and mentally stimulated. (AO)

Event: Sacred Spaces Spirit Rising
Venue: Emeryville
DJs: Krystyn Pixton, Alyra Rose, Cello Joe, Scarlet Crow, Satchi Om, Heiss, Alicia BT, Winnie Christian
Music: acoustic-electronic, hip-hop, psychedelia
Cover: $20-50
Sacred Spaces Village is an on-Playa theme camp that promotes spirituality, wellness, consciousness, sanctuary and solace - both in the desert and in the Bay. This group of diverse healers and mystics embrace New Age culture and it's children, but also all people who are open to being open and encompassing all of their senses in warmth and love. Friday day into night is time to find your bliss as an all-out party and adventure is in store for attendees as they'll be treated to vegan lunch and dinner, face painting and hula lessons, non-alcoholic elixirs, a tea room, and a traditional cacao ceremony before the music gets kickin' for the night. The music will be a bit different from your standard electronic party, with singers accompanying themselves with electronic instrumentals. As the night goes on there will be glitch and breaks mixed with midtempo bass with a world vibe. Come get a haircut, make your own tooth-bling, learn at workshops, dance, create, get sacred. For more info, look here. (ML)

Event: Vessel Closing Party
Venue: Vessel
DJs: G-Stav, Donovan, Dirtyhertz, Taj, Hanik
Music: progressive house, pop house
Cover: $10
It's the end of an era as Vessel finally closes its Union Square doors and they're going out with a bang of a party this Friday. This shi-shi lounge and VIP style club, complete with seemingly-marble floors and bottle service. It's been 8 years, with regular Thursday Base parties featuring great artists at low prices among others, and now Vessel will take it's close, although it will re-open in the near future under a new name and concept. While we can't wait to see what this will be, let's rejoice in the space that has been a part of the SF scene along with some of the locals that have played there and around our city like G-Stav and Dirtyhertz. Waving goodbye is always better when matched with a beat. (ML)

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Event: Airpusher Presents: A Day With the Temple
Venue: Temple of Promise Build Site, Alameda
DJs: Airpusher, Space Cowboys and more
Music: breaks, dnb, house, progressive
Cover: $15-100 (fundraiser)
Whether or not you'll be making it out to the Playa this year (as, for many of us, ticket lines made attendance less than an option in 2015), you might have a chance to celebrate around one of the most spiritual elements of the festival: The Temple. Everyone gets a chance to have their moment in Black Rock City with the emotional center of the yearly festival, but luckily for the Bay Area, we get to help in funding it as well as preparing it for it's journey to the Playa with some good vibes and love. Enjoy the community spirit out on The Temple's building grounds in Alameda along with Burning Man favorites like Airpusher Collective, Space Cowboys, and more as the FUNdraising ramps up for this year's desert trek. (ML)

Event: Delusions of Grandeur Live
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Hardkiss, David Christosphere (Rabbit in the Moon), DJ Three, WishFM
Music: house
Cover: $18 presale
For the first time ever, the Hardkiss album Delusions of Grandeur is being released digitally, just in time for the 20th anniversary of its release. In celebration, Gavin and Robbie are having a party and that album, will be performed live! Hardkiss, along with David Christosphere, who you may know as Rabbit in the Moon, take you on a psychedelic, mind-altering trip through house music, so you better hold on. Never fully committing to one style of house, Delusions of Grandeur pushes the proverbial musical envelope, leaving party goers wanting more. And on this night, you shall get more! Adding support to the night are DJ Three and WishFM, plus Gavin and Robbie will each drop funky on their own. In case you weren't aware, this is an incredibly special treat, so get your presale and head to Public Works for a little Hardkiss. (CQ)

Event: Ferry Corsten
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Ferry Corsten, Niko Zografos
Music: trance, progressive house
Cover: $35 presale
Producer. DJ. Pioneer. Innovator. Visionary. Ferry Corsten is the man that singlehandedly initiated a revolution in a dance music genre, one that's long since touched every corner of the globe. Having designed the Dutch trance sound, he propelled it into the clubbing consciousness and on further still into popular culture. From there he continues to innovate at every turn, working with vocalists as diverse as SimonLe Bon and Guru and has remixed music from some of the planet's most enduring artists - U2, The Killers, Faithless, Moby and William Orbit among them. For 20 years he's foreseen what club citizens want to dance to and as an artisan DJ/producer, delivered it. Not enough can be said about this man but the only way to experience Ferry Corsten is on the dance floor.

Event: Ibiza Dayclub
Venue: The EndUp
DJs: Donald Glaude, Element, Krishna, Kommander, Mark G
Music: house (big room, garage), electro
Cover: no cover b4 3 w/RSVP, $10 express ticket
Day parties are all the rage, and now The EndUp is getting in on the action. Famous for their parties that begin at 6am and go until the sun goes down, The EndUp is the perfect place to host a day club. More specifically, the Ibiza DayClub, which will feature the one and only Donald Glaude. DG's upbeat and funky house sounds are the perfect accompaniment to any event, but seem even more apropos when heard during the day. He'll be joined by Element, Krishna, Kommander and Mark G, plus a few more, but you've got to attend for the full list. This event starts at 2pm and is held exclusively on the back patio. There'll be bottomless mimosas from 3-4pm, so all the more reason to get your booty to Harrison St this Saturday. (CQ)

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Event: Sincerely, Sunday
Venue: The New Parish
DJs: Benjamin K, Manitous, Triangle Man, Rachel Torro
Music: deep house
Cover: $10
Join Rachel Torro and the Reflectshine crew as they heat up Oakland (not that it needs warmth as much as currently-chilly San Francisco) with a midday patio party featuring deep house beats from some of the Bay's top local talents from the underground scene. Expect beats from Torro herself, thankfully playing later than her 6am wake up call at Morning Gloryville, as well as Benjamin K of local crew, You're Welcome, as well as Desert Hearts alum, and more. Did we mention mimosas and vendors. Will accept thanks later. Sincerely, Sunday. (ML)

Event: WERD. Residents + Friends
Venue: Monarch
DJs: WERD residents and their friends
Music: house, techno, anything goes
This Sunday marks WERD's annual friends night, a wildcard night where any and all of the WERD residents might take a spin on the decks as well as any friends of the crew, which makes for a pretty wide circle considering the size of the WERD crew itself! As a weekly, WERD is all about community, and this will be magnified 20-fold this Sunday. If you're part of the community, you already know, and if you're not, come down and see what these folks be smiling about! (AO)


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