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Sol House Oakland
Those of us who have spent our our entire Bay lives in San Francisco (or, The City, as we like to call it), we forget that Oakland has just as much of a vibe as SF — and probably way more soul. The city across the bay is most certainly a city in its own right and they're coming to prove it to you with their 3rd annual Sol House Festival right on Lake Merritt. The event celebrates the unique spirit of the city of Oakland, so various and diverse, yet so often will to come together. And what better way to come together than a free daytime dance party?! We certainly can't think of one. This event is inclusive-AF so bring one and all and get there early enough for the best picnic spots! For some soul meets house music on a beautiful summer's day, this is the place to go. Plus, we all know the weather is better in Oakland. Date: Saturday, July 2, Time: 11am-8pm, Place: Lake Merrit Pergola, Cover: none!, More Info (ML)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Trapeze this Sat at The Chapel


Link Of The Week
The Function of Music with Jad Abumrad link Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Jovonn, Miguel Solari, Bai-ee
Music: house (deep, soulful)
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/RSVP, $5 presales on RA, $10 otherwise


Housepitality is going deep into NYC's underground house scene to bring you this week's headliner, Jovonn. A DJ and producer who's been in the game since he was 14, Jovonn has helped shaped the underground scene of NYC. Still loving house beats, Jovonn has evolved his style and explored the music more deeply. Known for creating cult jam anthems, Jovonn keeps the deep, soulful house beats coming through his releases and the creation of his own imprint, Body N Deep. Opening the night and setting the stage for a dance frenzy will be Miguel Solari and Bai-ee. Come break up the monotony of your work with a little Housepitality. (CQ)

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Event: You're Welcome w/ Atish
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Atish, Human Resources, Fictional
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $5-12


Atish Mehta is a San Francisco-based DJ that loves to dance and make people dance. Combining his diverse taste in music, his natural ability to read a party vibe, his charismatic stage presence, Atish walks the line between a party DJ and a DJ's DJ. Atish cites Lee Burridge, Danny Howells, and Dan Bell as his biggest DJ influences, and they shine through in his "journey" approach to DJ sets. His taste covers deep house, tech-house, nu-disco, and retro synth jams, and given enough time, he's not afraid to cover all these genres over the course of a night.

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Event: 80's Tennis Party: A night of fabulous sports wear
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Shiny Objects, Duserock, Cole, Johnnie Walker, dj Brunch Life, Elz, ManCub, Split
Music: 80's, yacht rock
Cover: $10
For those who still dress like they're in the 80's, you're in luck! Mighty is hosting a Tennis party this Friday that features all the lovely sporting attire from that decade. Don your best Andre Agassi or John McEnroe white outfit, complete with long socks and a sweatband, and get your booty to Mighty. Shake what your mama gave you to the musical stylings of Shiny Objects, Duserock, Cole, Johnnie Walker, dj Brunch Life, Elz, ManCub and Split. Each DJ provides the perfect soundtrack to the night, featuring classic 80's, yacht rock and much more. There'll even be a special photobooth set up for the night, so go all out on your 'fit so you can remember why these fashion trends died so many years ago. (CQ)

Event: DJ Dan & Donald Glaude
Venue: Temple
DJs: DJ Dan & Donald Glaude
Music: house
Cover: $15
Starting his professional musical career with some smaller clubs in Seattle and then Los Angeles, DJ Dan had a rise to recognition in the dance music community that could be considered meteoric. Forming the Funky Techno Tribe in 1993, DJ Dan fused together breakbeat, house, dub, and techno to create a sound that later was fittingly crowned, "West Coast House". And with renowned tracks like "Needle Damage", and remixes for everyone from Depeche Mode to Duck Sauce, Dan's production prowess is undeniable. Confident. Exuberant. Raw. Innovative. These are just a few of the words industry insiders and fans have used to describe the talent behind one of America's favorite house DJs, Donald Glaude. Some DJs seek commercial acceptance. Donald, on the other hand, has always preferred an emotional connection with his audience. For Donald, house music is not simply a mixed bag of sound, but rather an experiencethat provokes the soul.

Event: DJ Harvey
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: DJ Harvey, Andy Butler
Music: house
Cover: $20-30
DJ Harvey is absolutely his own man, he is a near mythical character, who's fans and followers refer to themselves as his cult members, or studymasters. Harvey's musical style cannot simply be filed as eclectic or retrospective, he plays whatever he feels, as he feels it, but always for the crowd. Andy Butler is the driving force behind retro-futurist disco house kingpins Hercules & Love Affair but 'You Can Shine', which is the debut tune under his own name, showcases another side of his musical character. Featuring the impassioned vocals of rising New York star Richard Kennedy, it's rugged, hard-hitting techno-soul, a contemporary 4/4 banger ripe for dancefloors from Fabric to Ibiza. Tired of what he describes as "filler house music", Andy Butler is punching things up a few notches, taking it tougher while remaining true to his roots.

Event: ?uestlove
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: ?uestlove (extended DJ set), Apollo, Shortkut, Cellus, White Mike
Music: hip-hop, soul, funk, turntablism, beat juggling
Cover: $25-30
Unless you live under a rock, you're familiar with the name ?uestlove. You may know him as a journalist, an actor, a percussionist, a DJ, a producer, a multi-instrumentalist or as the drummer and co-frontman for The Roots; you know, the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. No matter how you know him, one thing is clear: ?uestlove is a talented mofo, a jack-of-all-trades, if you will. He never stops the quest of bettering himself, musically or otherwise and it shows. He'll be performing an extended DJ set, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes. Joining him will be Apollo and Shortkut, two members of the Triple Threat DJs who'll showcase their nimble fingers working magic on the decks. Rounding out the lineup are Cellus and White Mike, making this one incredibly funky night.

Event: Radioslave
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Radioslave, MossMoss, Leathal, Emma Jean
Music: techno
Cover: $10-20
With a name like Radioslave matched with the pedigree of artist Matt Edwards One of those artists who has maintained a decades-long name for himself under his Radioslave moniker while also being involved in a pile of dance music project — most famously running the REKIDS label (Chris Liebing, Nina Kraviz, among others). This former Ministry of Sound resident won awards from DJ Mag as "Best British DJ" and "Best Remixer" but his sets will really speak for themselves. Taking a break from his current residency at PanoramaBar to visit what some might consider our own little Berlin on the Bay, Radioslave will join local techno lotharios like MossMoss for a Friday night to remember. (ML)

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Event: Danny Krivit
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Danny Krivit, Jayvi Velasco, Donovan Gordo Cabeza & Timoteo J Gigante
Music: house
Cover: $10-20 presale
Growing up in Greenwich Village, New York City, in the 1960s, Danny was surrounded by music. His mother was an accomplished jazz singer and his father was the manager of legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker before going on to open up "The Ninth Circle", a Village hot spot, where Danny worked as a boy. It was here that Danny met some of the most influential people in the music scene; Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Charlie Mingus, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, amongst others. By 1970, Danny was already a vinyl junkie and throughout the 80's and beyond. Danny joined Francois K and Joe Claussell to form the Body and Soul team, at club Vinyl in NYC and regularly played every Sunday for it's entire run, while also regularly Djing in various clubs in New York & Japan & everywhere in-between. Danny's talents and reputation have grown immensely and continues to do so, with demand for his DJing & editing work reaching new heights & exploding worldwide from North & South America to Europe & Japan, with his Producer/Editor/Mixer credits included on well over 300 records.

Event: David Morales
Venue: Verso
DJs: David Morales, David Harness
Music: house
Cover: $10
In the history of dance music, Morales' name is on Page 1, Chapter 1. The Brooklyn-bred deejay remains one of the world's most respected and influential deejays, producers and remixers; one of only a handful that can rightly claim to be there from the beginning and still rock it just as hard at any club today. DJ Times doesn't call just anybody "one of New York's greatest house DJs". This third album and first since 2004's 2 Worlds Collide, proves that the NYC legend shows no signs of slowing down or resting on his laurels.

Event: Trapeze - Huypno-Electropia
Venue: The Chapel
DJs: Delachaux, The Klown, Limbs Akimbo, Ezra Croft
Music: swing, bass, electro, cabaret
Cover: $15-25
Unlike any old party, Trapeze isn't just music in a venue, it is a full on portal to another world — one inspired by burlesque in the Weimar era (minus most of the political tensions). Taking this old school style and bringing a sexy, modern twist to suit San Francisco's never-sated lust for the scintillating, absurd, and mesmerizing. Enter Trapeze, which is coming to roost for its second installment underneath the Chapel's 40 foot ceiling and inimitable Gothic appeal. Like a steampunk fantasy carnival, it wouldn't be complete without a bevvy of performers like clown redefiners Fou Fou Ha, one-women everything Tiki Temptress, and ferocious emcee Miss Emma Nation. You won't leave this one without a dose… of the whimsical that is. (ML)

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Event: Afternoon BLISS
Venue: Brix581
DJs: Stephen Rigmaiden, Nina Sol, Taj Turner, Kincaid, Kristine Dava
Music: house (deep, funky), jazz, funk, future soul
Cover: $5 b4 430pm
On the first Sunday of the month, Afternoon BLISS takes over Brix581 in Oakland for day party fun. You can move and groove on the back patio in the sun (or in the shade, if that's your preference), all while enjoying tasty libations and delicious treats. Keeping things funky on the 1s and 2s is Stephen Rigmaiden, a Bay Area DJ whose hypnotic rhythms laced with percussion create a sound you can't help but love. Always pushing the musical envelope, it's no surprise that Rigmaiden's made an impact on the deep house community through his countless remixes and original EP's. On deck is Nina Sol, a purveyor of vinyl based in Oakland who fuses classic jazz and funk with futuristic sounds. Rounding out the lineup are Taj Turner, Kincaid and Kristine Dava, all providing the perfect day party soundtrack. (CQ)

Event: Spirit Forward
Venue: The Chapel
DJs: Christian Martin, Lisbona Sisters, Shiny Objects, Sepher, MPHD, Aaron Axelson, DJ Deckard, Mancub, Jimmy Love, and many more
Music: house, bass, techno, electro
Cover: $20-40
Oh yeah, its a three-day weekend. That means that Sunday is a day in which ragers will abound. If you're like us and you like a little bit of everything, and you like it without having to sacrifice that sweet, sweet weekend sunshine, you'll love Spirit Forward at The Chapel. Not only to celebrate (or defame happily) our maybe-great nation, but also to celebrate the spirit of summer, as well as the new outdoor space at The Chapel. Enjoy the deck you've never seen, in indoor 40 foot space you already love, with the food you can't get enough of. Its the spirit of the nation in the heart of the city with some of the top local DJs, like Dirtybird Christian Martin, a pile of Space Cowboys, and so much more. It'd the middle of summer and I think we're all ready to show that off on the dance floor. (ML)

Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Sean Murray, Joey Alaniz, Werd Residents
Music: tech house
Cover: $5-7
As usual Werd brings together local techno fam for a night of pure enjoyment of the sound that makes the scene go round. Tonight will be special not only for the fact that #noworktomorrow but also that it's a true locals scene, featuring Housepitality's Sean Murray and Common Grounds' Joey Alaniz. Knowing music is one thing, but understanding your community is another. These two artists know how to do exactly that and are ready to do it all night this Sunday at Monarch. (ML)


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