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Distrikt Holidaze
Could you believe it's already the holiday season? Luckily for you, the folks at Distrikt have not forgotten and are happy to spend yet another joyous occasion with you with friends, dancing, and of course, revelry. This edition is like the more fun version of the dreaded SantaCon, complete with holiday wear, cheer, but still a sense of awareness, community, and appreciation. It's a glutton of fun complete with a dose of holiday giving: a portion of proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The music, as always, will be on point with an act from German label BPitch Control's CAMEA, All Day I Dream's Hoj, and Distrikt's beloved and regular residents like Ben Seagren, Darren Grayson, Matt Krame, Elvi, and more. This is their gift to us and our community is a gift back to the city. So give a little this holiday season! Date: Saturday, December 5, Time: 9pm-4am, Place: Public Works, Cover: $17-20 link More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Gavin Russom this Fri at Monarch


Link Of The Week
The Harmony of Fall: Autumn is that romantic, melancholy and harmonious season that all photographers rush to capture from its arrival. And no wonder, the light, the colors and the energy displayed by the autumn, are ideal fuel for encouraging the creativity of any visual artist. link Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: KMLN (live), Patricio, Sharon Buck, Still Rb G
Music: house, tech-house, bass
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 early bird tickets on RA, $10 otherwise


An international shapeshifting duo, KMLN (pronounced "Kameleon") unites Italian producer/multi-instrumentalist Christopher Tooker and Canadian DJ/fashion designer Shawna Hofmann. Be it a prime time or sunrise set, they adapt and deliver unexpected genre-bending performances often featuring instrumentalists, bridging the electronic and live music worlds and creating an unparalleled dance floor experience. KMLN creates an astonishing trip through time and music, blending elements of deep house/techno and global/future bass, moving through tempos with layers of intricate cultural samples, lush melodies, rolling basslines and many organic rhythms. Birthed in Berlin in 2011 by Christopher and now ex-partner Alex Moaca, KMLN quickly rose to fame because of its innovative addition of live musicians. In 2013, Christopher relocated to Los Angeles and a new evolution of KMLN was born when he joined forces with Shawna Hofmann, a trend-setting architect of the Bay Area and West Coast music/art scene. Drawing from a wide range of influences, the new union of KMLN quickly won crowds over at some of the biggest festivals and clubs in Mexico, West Coast USA, Canada, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan including BPM and many more. They land their sound in our very own F8 this Wed. Don't miss it!

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Event: AC Slater + Alex Metric
Venue: Audio
DJs: AC Slater + Alex Metric, 219 Boys
Music: bass house
Cover: $10-15 presale


AC Slater's career kicked off with a bang in 2008, with his seminal remix of "Turn the Music Up" on Trouble & Bass becoming an instant anthem. Moby listed it as one of the best 10 tracks of the decade, declaring it a "perfect song." AC has collaborated with influential underground artists such as Nina Sky all the way to chart toppers like Far East Movement, and has done official remixes for the likes of Big Sean, Moby, Robin S. and many more. A quick look at Slater's Beatport page reveals well over 100 tracks and remixes over the last five years, including his best-selling Jack Got Jacked EP, a blatant declaration of the invasion of house music by all things bass (and the start of a lengthy friendship with Jack Beats). Fast forward to the present, AC has toured the globe several times and his tunes have been played at every major festival and club in the world by DJs including Skrillex, Diplo and so many more. Slater's tunes and guest mixes can regularly be heard on major radio stations across the world, including the UK's BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM and Australia's Triple J. An artist's artist, Alex's sound is deeply rooted in earliest styles of underground dance music, touching on Disco, Funk, Chicago House and Detroit Techno as well as Indie Rock. The perfect soundtrack for sweaty, dimly lit lofts and huge festivals the world over.

Event: Laser Native
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Sacha Robotti, Vitamindevo, Lt. Daaan
Music: bass house, techno, tech house
Cover: $5 presale, $10 at door


Thursday is the new Friday at Monarch with Laser Native and company taking over the decks. This installment features Sacha Robotti, a Dirtybird DJ with an affinity for music. Segueing from playing the cello to rocking turntables, Sacha fully submerged himself in the Berlin nightlife to truly learn and appreciate the underground sound. After a couple self releases on vinyl, completing master studies in music and a collaborative album release, Sacha solidified his place in the music world with his banging debut, Tingly Trumpets and he hasn't looked back since. Vitamindevo and Lt. Daaan are on deck to add their own flair to the evening, so if you want to start your weekend early, get to Laser Native and Monarch this Thursday. (CQ)

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Event: Gavin Russom
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Gavin Russom, Solar, C.L.A.W.S., Its Own Infinite Flower
Music: house
Cover:$10 presale
Gavin Russom is a composer, artist, DJ and producer of electronic music. Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, he currently lives in New York City. He has also spent a significant amount of time based in Berlin which he considers his second home. From an early age, he became interested in experimenting with sound, image and movement and investigating the territory where the boundaries between them blur. Not surprisingly, his career has straddled many worlds and scenes. Looking beneath genre and the shifting landscape of stylistic trends, Russom's focus is really the vital energy present in all earthly things and the ecstatic nature of reality. As a result his creative output, an attempt to continually liberate and channel these energies, often overlaps one medium with another yet still represents a remarkably consistent vision.

Event: Giorgio Moroder
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Giorgio Moroder, DJ Dan, David Harness, Anthony Mansfield, Motion Potion, DJ Dials, Eug, King Most, Marky, Freddy, Steve Fabus, Mozghan, Matt Haze, Shouts!
Music: electronica, disco, electro, house
Cover: $25-35
It's a huge day for San Francisco when Italian disco legend and overall electronic pioneer Giorgio Moroder takes the stage for the first time in decades. The man who produced the seminal songs from disco diva Donna Summer, like I Feel Love, Love to Love You Baby, and Hot Stuff. It was these songs that populated the legendary gay discos in New York and Chicago like Smart Bar and Paradise Garage that started the idea of club culture as we know it. He has since made his mark across pop music and film soundtracks collecting Grammys, Oscars, an induction into the Dance Music Hall of Fame, and endless praise. After collaborating on Daft Punk's recent album, Random Access Memories, Moroder followed up with a new album all his own, Deja Vu, complete with collaborations with some of today's top stars like Britney Spears, Sia, Charlie XCX, Kylie Minogue, and more. While veering more towards the pop-electro of the new millennium than his electronic leanings of the 80s, you realize that this detour into pop is less of a detour in his career, but rather an arc that stretches straight from disco clubs to dance bars of the 21st century. Moroder is joined by some of the best in San Francisco's dance acts like Dusty Rhino's DJ Dan, Disco Knight's Anthony Mansfield, as well as a special Daft Punk set from Matt Haze. It's a special event for the city and an important one for anyone a fan of dance music's past, present, and future. (ML)

Event: Pan-Pot
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Pan-Pot, Alex Sibley, Dem Suckaz Recording, and more
Music: tech-house, minimal tech, deep house
Cover: $20+
Pan-Pot are a duo from the depths of — where else? — Germany. Thomas Benedix and Tassilp Ippenberger were drawn to each other during their studies at SAE in Berlin, the famed music college. Brought together by their interest in creating melodic, yet ominous techno, the two have helped to create the sonic landscape that helps to define so much of what is the Berlin sound today: something truly tech-house as it encompass both the driving bass and pounding rhythms with a tuneful and even vocal-driven element. In doing so, the two have made a name for themselves in Berlin and Beyond. They have released their originals for labels like Mobilee and EinmalEins and have done remix work for the likes of Dapayk, Phil Kieran, Booka Shade, Anja Schneider, and more. Join them tonight in the main room along with a Dem Suckaz Recording side room takeover. (ML)

Event: Polyglamourous feat. Gay Marvine
Venue: Oasis
DJs: Gay Marvine
Music: disco, house, techno
Cover: $7-10
Considered by many to be one of the best gay parties in the city (a tall order!), Polyglamorous uses their punny name with a smile on their face as they turn the city's newest venue and drag-centric locales to a dance bonanza. This month their top booking features the talents of disco-house winner Gay Marvine, also known as Detroit DJ Chuck Hampton. Under this pseudonym he is famous for his disco and 80s house edits — perfect for what is known as a party with an "underground feel with a touch of Burner Fairie mixed in". Seriously, count me in. (ML)

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Event: Brass Tax Christmas Episode
Venue: Codeword (917 Folsom St)
DJs: JoeJoe, Marky Ray, Mace, Haute Mess, Dr. Whiskers, Ernie Trevino
Music: house
Cover: $10 b4 10:30, $15 after
Who needs festive holiday coffee cups when you've got the unadulterated, explosive holiday cheer that is The Brass Tax Christmas Episode, coming in hot on Saturday night. Brass Tax is helping to inaugurate a new space CodeWord where once upon a time lived Covered Wagon Saloon. Musical stylings will be provided for all the good boys and girls (and you too!) by Brass Tax resident toy-makers JoeJoe, Marky Ray, Mace, Haute Mess, Dr. Whiskers, and Ernie Trevino.

Event: DJ Jazzy Jeff
Venue: Mighty
DJs: DJ Jazzy Jeff with Dayne Jordan, Shortkut, Skratch Bastid, DJ Platurn, The 45 Sessions
Music: hip-hop, turntablism, scratching, beat juggling
Cover: $15 b4 10pm, otherwise $20-30
Ever since the world was introduced to DJ Jazzy Jeff on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, it seems people can't get enough of him. Since his days of working with Will Smith, Jazz has become a prominent member of the r&b and soul community and has even established a production company in Philadelphia, where he was born and raised. Always one to help others succeed, Jazz takes to the decks at Mighty with Dayne Jordan, his newest prodigy. Together, with Jordan serving as Jazz's MC, these two will make the floor quake and your booty shake. Also showcasing their turntablists skills will be Shortkut, Skratch Bastid, DJ Platurn and The 45 Sessions, so be sure to grab a presale as this is sure to sell-out. (CQ)

Event: Mateo! US Debut
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Mateo!, Mac Vaughn, d. Santis
Music: dark minimal techno
Cover: $10
Mateo!, a DJ and producer from Hungary, makes his US debut this Friday at Monarch. Mateo! is known for his dark and minimal techno, which makes him in very high demand around the world. He's celebrating a release on Fierce Animal Recordings alongside label creator Mac Vaughn, so you'll know it'll be a good show. Mac Vaughn takes to the decks, working the crowd with his cutting-edge music and intenese passion. He's great reader of crowd energy and uses that to his full advantage. Rounding out the lineup is d. Santis, a music produer and DJ from the bay who returns to the decks after a decade of focusing on music production, so you know he's got a loaded arsenal of banging tracks. (CQ)

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Event: Afternoon Bliss
Venue: Brix 581
DJs: Patrick Wilson, Teejay Walton, Omar Johnson, Geo Stasi, DJ Theo, Chris G.
Music: house, hip-hop
Cover: $5 guestlist b4 4:30pm
Afternoon Bliss returns to Brix 581 in Oakland for some daytime party fun. Patrick Wilson will be holding it down outside in the brisk sun with his deep, soulful tunes. His creativeness, coupled with his awesome track selection make his sets fun to watch. Also on deck is Teejay Walton, the creator of the Soul Camp house music festival campout and a pretty talented house DJ as well. His melodic, sensual beats keep you moving and grooving on the dancefloor. Omar Johnson, Geo Stasi and DJ Theo round out the lineup for the outdoor area, while Chris G. keeps the inside popping with his classic hip-hop sound. (CQ)

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Housepitality @ F8

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