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Enter Dreamstate, a travelling roadshow of epic proportions that propones to be all trance. That said, anyone who grew up raving in the 90s might have some qualms with that definition, although considering the rise of EDM, this style of trance can often be considered preferable. The lineup consists of stalwarts from the genre; both the new wave as well as the some of the old school characters. From the former, Coachella-type heavy hitters like Gareth Emery. From the latter, Paul van Dyk, who got his start in early 90s Berlin clubs like Tresor back when German style trance was, frankly, an entirely different genre. This event will be a massive, two-day affair at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Expect some serious debauchery from people who just discovered debauchery exists. Whether this annoys the daylights out of you or is a pleasant way to relive or first-time experience your youth is up to you. That being said, the event poster is a delightfully sci-fi exploration of alternate and future worlds that hearkens back to what electronic music was always supposed to be about in the first place. Decide for yourself on this one, but it's nice to know that everyone is having fun! Date: January 16-18, Time: 5pm-1am, Cover: $140-150, More Info (ML)

FOG Design+Art Fair
The third annual FOG Design+Art fair opens to the public January 14, 2016 at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, with a special Preview Gala on January 13. The FOG Design+Art Steering Committee is pleased to announce the dynamic lineup of presentations, discussions, movie screenings and more. During these four days in January, San Francisco becomes the epicenter of art and design, celebrating modern art, architecture, technology and design, with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, pop-up galleries, as well as presentations and discussions on topics ranging from famed art collector Peggy Guggenheim to Northern California's woodworking renaissance in the 1970s, art collecting, the San Francisco design and art scene and more. Date: Wed Jan 13 - Sun Jan 17, Time: Varies, Place: SFMOMA, Cover: 20-25 presale, More Info




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Jerry Folk this Fri at 1015 Folscom


Link Of The Week
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Event: Tutu Tuesday feat. Rachel Torro
Venue: Harlot
Artists: Rachel Torro, James Fish
Music: tech-house, Playa tech, deep house
Cover: $2 b4 10pm w/ tutu, otherwise $10
Rachel Torro is a local darling. A spinner of the uplifting style of deep house that can be called anything from spiritual tech to Playa tech, although she retains an urban edge. She spins all over the city regularly, although every time is a chance to see a burgeoning master at work. Whether spinning for her regularly scheduled Morning Gloryville acts or DJing for Burning Man camp Panda Lounge's city or Playaside events, she brings an exuberant energy that cannot help but be spread to the dancers on the floor. Pair this ebullience with the built-in excitement of Tutu Tuesday and you've got yourself the perfect start to the week in dance. Which is what they all should be anyway… (ML)

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: DJ Spun, Tyrel Williams, Timoteo Gigante
Music: house, disco, techno, soul, funk
Cover: $5 on RA, free b4 10pm w/ RSVP, $10 after 10pm


If bringing NYC's DJ Spun to San Francisco is Rong, Housepitality doesn't want to be right. Having founded the label Rong Music, DJ Spun is credited with bringing the world wide disco edit craze to the USA. He throws such legendary parties that they have a devoted following from around the world. DJ Spun has been in the game for over 20 years, releasing unto the world DJ sets, releases and remixes on both his own label as well as other well-known ones. His skill and contribution to music align him with some of the most influential pioneers. Also on deck is Tyrel Williams, Houseptiality resident hailing from the windy city. He started a project with Bryan Bai-ee called Secret Studio, as well as the SS Records label, and he shows now sign of slowing down. Rounding out the lineup is Timoteo Gigante, so grab your dancing shoes and get over your mid-week slump at F8. (CQ)

Event: Wormhole Wednesdays
Venue: The New Parish (Oakland)
DJs: Stylust Beats, VNDMG, Kowta, The UnKnown UnKnowns, Anthony James, Kapt'n Kirk, Dr. Whiskers
Music: bass, trap, breaks, hip hop
Cover: $5-10


What, and you thought San Francisco was the only spot in the Bay that could have a Wednesday night electronic dance fest. Oakland's, however, is of course, a bit more grimy, which suits them just fine. Add to that a good dose of psychedelic visuals and you're ready to open a can of worms and enter the wormhole. This week's event features San Francisco trap titan, VNDMG. The artist tours frequently, both around the Bay and the West Coast, all while recently releasing his newest EP, Facing Ghosts. Joining him will be favorites from Space Cowboys and Brass Tax, bringing the night all together for some serious West Coasting. (ML)

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Event: Dink
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Dink, B-Rose b2b Iwata
Music: house, techno
Cover: $5-7


An up and coming name for some, but movers and shakers, dreamers of dreams, lovers and lucrids of Desert Hearts…..he's a house hold name. Usually donning the finest wig money can buy, this guy takes to the decks like a hurricane through a neighborhood, leaving mayhem and carnage at every turn. He's a festival favorite for good reason, his fine tuned style of jackin house meets techy bouncy bass meets Chicago style four to the floor has brought him to the forefront of the house music scene of San Diego, putting him on the much deserved radar of just about everyone out there. You're in for one hell of a treat. I just hope Monarch's cement floor is reinforced with another layer of steal, because…..DINK!

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Event: Airpusher pres. Soul Button
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Soul Button, Mark Slee, Jessica Stanell, Jonathan Barnes
Music: deep house
Cover: $20
Airpusher is pushing hard this season to get tons of shows out there for their fans and budding fans to enjoy year round. Airpusher is resolutely a Burning Man camp and both their sound and their vibe reflect the artistic nature of the Playa-fied crowd mixed with uplifting and melodic music that can be a far cry from some of the other music exploding out of headliner Soul Button's hometown of Berlin. As the head of new Berlin label Steyoyoke, Soul Button has made a name for himself and his roster in what is indisputably the electronic music capital of the world (if not the universe). Now he brings his sound here to San Francisco for his debut at Monarch with Airpusher. Alongside local Mark Slee, you can be sure this will make for a steamy night in the basement. (ML)

Event: Brouhaha # 21 with J. Phlip
Venue: Brix 581
DJs: J. Phlip, Rouse, Trick Loli, CamDaze
Music: house, tech
Cover: $10 presale, $15 door
Brouhaha returns this Friday with their 21st inception and starts the new year off with a bang. The crew is welcoming Dirtybird diva J. Phlip to the decks, a hardworking, dedicated lady who is a force with which to be reckoned. A true DJ's DJ, J. Phlip loves to dig for new music, finding that perfect sound to rock dancefloors. Now settled in SF, she's moved to the birthplace of house music (Chicago) and struggled like many musicians do. She perservered and then moved to SF where her determination and passion have helped her thrive. Joining her will be Rouse, Trick Loli and CamDaze, each throwing down banging beats for your dancing pleasure. (CQ)

Event: Jerry Folk
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Jerry Folk, Pomo, Mr Little Jeans
Music: house, funk, disco
Cover: $17.50
Norway-bred 19-year-old DJ/producer, Jerry Folk, has been organically developing an impressively substantial following through his innate ability to surprise fans each time he releases one of his eclectic productions. Remixing the likes of Baby Bash, Oh Wonder, Chromeo, ZZ Ward and already taking a turn with an original production, the rising talent has accrued millions of plays on his SoundCloud artist page and has already seen support from fellow Norwegian superstars Kygo and Lindstrøm. Jerry Folk creatively instills his signature blend of indie, disco, funk, R&B, and house in a captivating, yet sophisticated, manner with every release he touches, and demonstrates a trend of versatility across his catalog of musical outputs. While he continues moving forward at the pinnacle of dance newcomers destined for success, Jerry Folk presents an example of a young talent with proven production techniques well beyond his years, and he continues to disregard the barriers of genre labels in an attempt to further develop his indicative style.

Event: Wooden Wisdom aka Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Wooden Wisdom, Andy Cabic, Ozgood
Music: belearic
Cover: $40
This could be considered the most controversial event of the night, the weekend, perhaps even the month. The grand game of celebrities taking their fame and bringing it behind the decks for astronomical prices has turned the art of electronic music and the club night from something like a rave to something more akin to a book signing at Macy's. Judgement aside (and trust that there will be some) Elijah Wood and his friend Zach Cowie are not taking any shade when they come to Harlot on the San Francisco leg of their tour. Although the duo have yet to add any mixes or songs to their Soundcloud, a listen to Zach Cowie's personal page conveys a varied sound that sounds like the bottom to top of a real record digger's bag. If this is indicative of what the pair sound like together, the night will be a fun foray into Frodo's sonic pleasures. Or at the very least you'll catch a glimpse of your second favorite hobbit. But let's try to give these two the benefit of the doubt. Just because you're good at one thing doesn't mean you can't be good at another. Check out Lady Gaga. (ML)

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Event: Chris Lake
Venue: Love + Propaganda
DJs: Chris Lake, Festiva, and PunkPhunk
Music: house
Cover: tbd
Chris Lake taps into a singular spirit evocative of dance music's golden age by infusing funked-out grooves and natural instrumentation into decidedly modern house. It's a sonic aesthetic that instantly incites movement and has established him as a trailblazer in the electronic dance music world. That perspective also set the stage for his forthcoming full-length debut available on Ultra Music in 2014. Lake soon went from releasing much talked-about remixes to dropping dance floor bangers. "Changes" broke the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart in 2006, while "Carry Me Away" [featuring Emma Hewitt] dominated the same chart a year later. He followed those two early successes up with the Top 10 singles "Only One" and "If You Knew", effectively breaking into the North American market.

Event: HUSHconcerts
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Dimond Saints, Bleep Boop, Alexander Lewis
Music: future beats, bass
Cover: $20
HUSHconcets is seeking to redefine musical boundaries, presenting an evening of future beats and bass. Dimond Saints, comprised of duo An-Ten-Nae and Releece, will perform a live set that will titillate all your senses. Featuring live horns, dancers, hardware and A/V gear, Dimond Saints always plays to impress, and this show will be no different. They like to keep a little special something something for the crowd that loves them at home. Bleep Bloop, a frequent collaborator with G Jones, hits the decks, performing music that leaves little guesswork to why he's named what he is. Also on deck is Alexander Lewis, whose deep, dark sound will open the evening. For a taste of what the future holds, get out to Mezzanine on Saturday. (CQ)

Event: Jesse Rose
Venue: Audio
DJs: Jesse Rose, Papa Lu
Music: house, techno
Cover: $10
Jesse Rose was raised on Motown soul, jazz and eighties funk in London, moving to Bristol to begin throwing club nights with old friend Jamie Anderson at the beginning of the nineties. In 1997 Jesse moved back to his hometown London and soon started playing regularly around the capital, honing his particular blend of Chicago house and early Detroit techno. He releasing his first mix CD 'Tec-House Living' on the Subversive label under his Deeper Sound Of Bristol moniker before founding Front Room Recordings with Chris Belsey in 2001. The Front Room artist roster boasts the likes of Solid Groove, Trevor Loveys, Jamie Anderson, Atlantic Fusion, Rob Mello, John Tejada, Stefan Goldmann and productions and remixes by Jesse himself. Jesse also owns Front Room Recordings and the 'Made to Play' imprint.

Event: Make It Funky 3 Year Anniversary
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Ray Mang
Music: disco
Cover: $15
Make It Funky is celebrating a wonderful milestone this Saturday, their three year anniversary. For the past three years, Make It Funky has provided quality funk and epic parties for the masses and San Francisco has loved them all. To celebrate, and to kick off 2016, they are bringing out the disco don himself, Ray Mang, who's making his Bay Area debut. Hailing from across the pond, this DJ, producer and remixer is no stranger to the disco dance scene. Dropping tracks since 96, Ray has gained widespread support in the clubs and compilations and is respected because of his hard work. He's had countless releases, projects and even helped launch a label or few, and he's not showing any signs of slowing down. With him making his SF debut, he's the perfect person to help celebrate this milestone. (CQ)

Event: Richie Hawtin
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Richie Hawtin
Music: house, techno
Cover: $35
Richie Hawtin has made his mark on electronic music by being both inventive and innovative. With almost twenty years of DJ experience, Hawtin has headlined some of the most prestigious festivals and events in club culture to date and continues to define rather than follow musical trends. His career takes him all over the world with tour dates in over 25 nations on average each year. Hawtin is a legend among legends. You won't want to miss this event.

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Event: Werd feat. Lando Honey Soundsystem MLK Sunday feat. Prosumer
Venue: Might
DJs: Prosumer, Jason Kendig, Jackie House, Josh Cheon, Bezier, Young Marco, and more
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $10-15 presale, $10 b4 11pm, $20 door
Honey Soundsystem is known for a number of things. One of the best techno dance parties in the city. One of the best place to hang out with a number of topless men in San Francisco. A party that loooooves a good bonus Sunday dance. And thank goodness they do, because they are bringing their good name to the world and the good names of artists to us, as they do today with Berlin tech-house legend, Prosumer. The Panorama resident knows how to sway a dancefloor of queers of all genders and sexual identities, and that is just what we all need for the perfect Honey party. Sunday is always Fun Day with this crew. (ML)

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The week as it was...

Housepitality @ F8

It's A New Day NYE @ Mighty

Breakfast of Champions NYE @ The Midway

Blasthaus 20 Year Anniversary @ 1015 Folsom

Housepitality @ F8