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Sunset Season Opener
Spring has sprung and you know what that means: it's time for the Sunset Season opener. I don't know about you, but I have looked forward to this event for the last 15 or so years. For me, it's the place to go for a day party of epic proportions. Not to mention it's reunion with people from throughout my lifetime, and sometimes this is the only event at which I'll see them. Taking place this Sunday, which is the first one of spring, at the ubiquitous Stafford Lake in Novato. Of course, this event is weather permitting, as it is every year, so if the weekly weather's been dicey, check the FB page for updates. As per usual, your selectas for the day are Solar, Galen and J-Bird, the residents of Sunset Sound System.Their eclectic sets are full of house and techno beats and that, coupled with their high energy, are what make Sunset and these parties a success. Cle' is handling the opening ceremonies, warming up the crowd for the main three. The owner and founder of Soundproof Music, Cle' hails from Dallas but has since made SF his home. A lover of music, his sound is full of house beats, with acid and Detroit flavors. A few things have changed at the lake with regards to parking, smoking and the like, so be sure to educate yourself on the event page. If you're ready for house music in the sun, then the season opener is perfect for you! Date: Sun 3/26, Time: 11am-7pm, Place: Stafford Lake, 3549 Novato Blvd, Novato, Cover: $25 + fees, More Info (CQ)


Beats Antique Variety Show
Beats Antique are legend in the Bay Area and beyond for creating their own distinct brand of gypsy world electronic music that has found favor in performers and festival-goers. Now The Great Northern will be hosting a monthly party with the group that will feature a rotating cast of musicians, dancers, and artists (not to mention a few aerial performers). Tonight's event features a DJ set from members of the band, as well as a live performance from local soul and funk electronicos Smoked Out Soul. There will also be performances by famed circus-informed local group, Golden Gate Dolls, and dance performances from the Coven dance company. It'll be just enough to transport you. Date: Wednesday, March 22, Time: 8:30pm, Place: The Great Northern, Cover: $10-15, More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for The Polish Ambassador this Sunday @ The Midway


Link Of The Week
Rock Band: The rock band is composed of electromechanical instruments that make music with rocks by throwing them through the air, slapping them and making them vibrate. The song that they're playing, Here Comes the Sun, is biographical, describing the daily experience of a rock sitting on the ground. Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Vincent Lemieux, Chrissy, Zoz
Music: house, techno
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Montreal's own Vincent Lemieux is taking over the housepit at F8. This DJ, producer, programmer, and label co-founder is a music connoisseur. Though Lemieux favors techno and house beats, he doesn't shy away from other genres, like disco, hip-hop or funk. And that's probably the reason he's taken Montreal, and beyond, by storm. He's played all over Montreal, in clubs, bars and at his own club nights, as well as internationally in Europe, Chile, and Mexico, to name a few. Joining Lemieux is Chrissy, who brings footwork, disco, and ghetto house beats all the way from Chicago. Holding it down in the lounge is Zoz, a WERD resident ready to get your booty shaking and the earth quaking. Be sure to take a break from the work monotony and get down to Housepitality. (CQ)

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Event: EastBlock w/ Marina Karamarko
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Marina Karamarko, Ivana Smith, Sergei Loginov
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $5-7 presale
Marina Karamarko from Croatia has made quite a name for herself as a passionate dj, producer, audio engineer and THANQ Music Label owner. Her talent and passion didn't go unnoticed in Ibiza and was offered a residency in highly respected club Sankeys, where she played a on ViVA Warriors night with DJs like Steve Lawler, Darius Syrian and many others. Her capacity for understanding the music, its layers and her natural ability to entertain and connect is the reason people never forget and always want more.

Event: Shall Ocin
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Shall Ocin, Odd Oswald, Josh Cheon, Tyrel Williams, Native Behavior
Music: house
Cover: $10 presale
From an early age, playing guitar and electric bass, Shall Ocin was exposed to a myriad of musical styles, showing a fondness for distortion, 80's beats and funk. In the late 90s he discovers turntables and began a new journey as a dj His contagious groove and knack for production of dance floor tracks, opened the doors of different clubs in Argentina, Spain, France, and Germany. In 2010 Shall Ocin makes his first releases under the name "Paneoh" and begins to come up the charts on labels like Bedrock, Connect Four and Ellum Audio. For Shall Ocin the future looks very bright, and many more exciting releases are sure to follow.

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Event: AC Slater + Kry Wolf
Venue: Audio
DJs: AC Slater, Kry Wolf
Music: house, bass,
Cover: $17-22 presale
AC Slater has begun a lengthy career for himself with his "Night Bass" sound by fusing elements of house music with the dirty basslines of UK garage and sprinkles of old-school rave synths and breaks. 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." Kry Wolf are fast becoming recognised as one of the UK's most exciting underground players due to their distinctively creative and varied production style and consistently strong releases. Their productions have ranged from house, garage, bass, to experimental as they continually refuse to be pigeon-holed.

Event: Britta Unders
Venue: Public Works (Loft)
DJs: Britta Unders, Milo Hafliger, Carlos Heredia
Music: house (deep, vocal, tech, electro)
Cover: $17
In 2016, space-girl Britta Arnold met world-traveller Unders, and the rest is history. The two joined forces, creating an EP, remixes and playing out at festivals and clubs around the world. Their sound is transformative and features trippy tech beats, which is not surprising considering the pair. Britta Unders is the perfect combination of two DJs and producers coming together over their shared love of music. Also on deck is Milo Hafliger, a DJ who truly knows how to take you on a musical journey, and Carlos Heredia, who'll be holding it down in the loft. For a glimpse into the future of music, get to Public Works this Friday for this eclectic crew of DJs. (CQ)

Event: Club Lonely
Venue: OMG
DJs: Vin Soul, Jeremy Castillo, DJ Primo
Music: house, tech-house, synth
Cover: $5
Club Lonely is a party that requires little convincing. A semi-regular venture at Club OMG, the residents Vin Soul, Jeremy Castillo, and DJ Primo consistently bring a seriously dance-friendly, dark-yet-fluffy, house sound to this just-barely-a-dancefloor where everyone is bringing a look that is strong and dance moves that are stronger. How couldn't you with this crew? Always only five dollars so this is really what is up if you know how to get down. A safe space to play house. (ML)

Event: Don't Try This At Home w/ Hoj & Adnan Sharif
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Hoj, Adnan Sharif, Shiny Objects, Jimmy B, Joey Alaniz
Music: house
Cover: $10-20
Hoj's sound is best described deep & sexy in a way that inspires mischief on the dance floor. This sound earned him a night at Berlin's legendary Panorama Bar amongst a slew of other clubs and stages around the world. He was one of the founding members of the Opulent Temple at Burning Man, and in recent years his sets atop the Robot Heart bus have become legendary in their own right. He continues his musical escapades alongside Lee Burridge as a resident for All Day I Dream. Adnan Sharif returns to his beloved city to round the bill with his warm, inclusive and soulful vibes that unite and celebrate diversity.

Event: Electroluxx Dance Party feat. Fred Falke
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Fred Falke, Swardy,, Haute Toddy
Music: electro, nu-disco
Cover: $15-20
Fred Falke is the French producer and DJ at the forefront of this art-focused night at Public Works. The night is all about experiences — auditory, visual, as well as the kinesthetic experience of dance. There will be a virtual reality den, body painting, projection art, and an artist takeover by visual artists like William Brennan, Elliot C Nathan as well as some more crazy things like tarot readings and massages on offer. With music provided by the upbeat, French Touch artist Fred Falke, you'll be whipped into a poppy electronica frenzy so famous for the Kitsune label he so often appears on (it sounds like early Daft Punk). He'll be joined by local, upbeat, dance-loving acts like and Swardy. (ML)

Event: Simone Liberali + Wehbba
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Simone Liberali, Wehbba, Dee Montero, MyKill
Music: tech-house
Cover: $10-20
From Pavia Italy, Simone Liberali's sound is characterized by a really energetic mood with a protagonist bassline extremely addictive! His productions tech house with hot grooves and much rhythmic have had a great appeal and they are played by artists like : Marco Carola, Paco Osuna, Steve Lawler, Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli and many more. His track "Can't You See" reached the 2 position on Beatport Tech House and the 3 position on All Genres of the world becoming the most played track at Bpm Festival 2017. Hailing from Brazil, Wehbba is an emblematic electronic music dj/producer. He's been featured across the world on respected labels and party flyers.

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Event: As You Like It w/ Peggy Gou
Venue: Audio
DJs: Peggy Gou, Aaron Clark, Mike Gushansky, CHVCK
Music: house, tech-house, techno
Cover: $21.80 presale
Peggy Gou is a Berlin based Korean artist. Through a regular stream of high quality mixes she has begun to turn heads in underground circles. Sitting somewhere between Detroit, London and Berlin in sound, her DJ sets are a assured, kinetic combination of dark, pulsing house and techno, broken beats and abstract compositions. Regular studio sessions have been fertile and her first release, a double EP 'September War' will appear on Matt Radio Slave Edwards dominant Rekids imprint in early 2016. Peggy also has several highly conceptual tracks lined up for a host of other labels. Peggy is already showing signs of becoming a highly unique and singular artist as she embarks on her journey into music.

Event: Braza w/ Antonio Guedes & The Chillaquiles
Venue: The Chapel
DJs: Antonio Guedes & The Chillaquiles, Pleasuremaker, Afrolicious - DJ set + drummers, Smoked out Soul (DJ set), DJ Smash, Funkskool, Elan, Guedes (DJ set)
Music: Brazilian Funk, Latin Jazz, Afrobeat, American Soul
Cover: $18 presale
Braza is back at The Chapel! This time for a big soul clash party amongst SF's funksters Antonio Guedes & The Chillaquiles, and they're inviting their friends from Afrolicious and Smoked out Soul to join in the festivities. This is the first time these three iconic parties get together under one roof and you won't want to miss it.

Event: CMYK: techno at The Stud
Venue: The Stud
DJs: DJ Holographic, CZ
Music: techno
Cover: $7-10
The Stud is a 50 year old venue that just admirably saved itself from extinction by gentrification by having its 18-person staff join in to take part in a worker-run co-op space. The historically queer and drag space is still just that, although they're expanding their offerings to include more of what these communities love: techno and dancing. This safe space will be featuring a touring DJ and a local favorite. This month's edition invites Detroit techno gal DJ Holographic, whose sound focuses on funk as well as the hard-driving history of her hometown and the hometown of techno itself. She's also a visual artist, who accompanies her own DJ sets with visual stimulation. Joining her will be CZ, famed for having the most of the knowledges on all industrial and techno stylings and the skill to provide that behind the decks. Come together to dance, all are welcome! (ML)

Event: Icarus w/ Armen Miran
Venue: F8
DJs: Armen Miran, Benjamin K, Icarus Residents: Alastair, Jessica Stanell, Mosf3T
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $15 presale
Armen Miran's love and passion for electronic music genres started at a very young age; spending the majority of his time at underground music scenes. His biggest influences include - Pink Floyd, Klaus Schuze, Pete Namlook, Depeche Mode and Eloy to name a few. In 2006, Armen began his journey producing electronic ambient and dark techno sounds. He has left crowds speechless with his ambient/Armenian electronic folk and deep house tunes. Recently, Armen Miran decided to call LA his home. Keep an eye and most importantly an "ear" out for his new and original productions and massive projects in the works that are soon to be released...You are definitely in for a treat!

Event: IDP: Intelligent Dance Party
Venue: Underground SF
DJs: Bakah, Dreamlogicc, William S Braintree, IDP residents
Music: IDM, electronica, experimental
Cover: $7
IDP is your dance party for those who like their sounds a little experimental, often live, and always intelligent. Tonight's endeavor will feature a live set from visiting sound artist Bakah from Los Angeles, whose collaborations with labels like Mintpark and Unheard are consistently exposing a weirdo sound that can often be seen as electronic experimentation. Joining will be Oakland-based Dreamlogicc, whose sound is not tethered to one genre but whose recent forays have included a Jacktone Records release of an experimental ambient variety. Let's see how these artists can bring this style of unconventional sounds to our Lower Haight dancefloor. (ML)

Event: Laser Native w/ Eyes Everywhere
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Eyes Everywhere, Vitamindevo, LT. Daaan, Resy
Music: house, techno
Cover: $10-15 presale
Brian and Kyle of Eyes Everywhere were raised in and by the City of Buffalo, a place known as much for humble and honest work as it is for raucous parties. Rooted in everything from crust punk to trance, their sound attitude free from pretentious discord. While riding on the shoulders of popular electronic fusion giants like Fools Gold and Main Course, the boys have recently settled down to more organic sounds of techno and house, closer to the music of the Toronto clubs of the 2000's where they got their introduction to dance music. 2016 and beyond have welcomed this change, with recent signings to hallowed California label Desert Hearts and groovier original and remix work for bassier imprints such as Sweat it Out and Box of Cats.

Event: Mother Showcase w/ Mat.Joe
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Mat.Joe, Nhan Solo
Music: house, hip-hop
Cover: $10-20 presale
Originally from Hannover, they moved to Berlin for new artistic challenges and after MySpace, mixtapes and candy, Mat.Joe have found their own style: crispy House beats paired with rhythmic Soul and Hip Hop elements. The result is deep and dance floor qualified, warm and rough. Inspiration is found everywhere between subway rides, late night showers and favorite bars. New ideas are kept manically on every smartphone nearby. This is sound autism at the highest stage. Mat.Joe's love for music and the ambition to improve are the main ingredients that keep the engine running. See you there.

Event: Rampue
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Rampue, Mira, Till Von Sein, Rachel Torro, Santiago Lopez
Music: techno
Cover: $22 presale
All love the Berlin producer Rampue because of his lovingly composed live sets. His techno sound is best described like sea reaching out the moon's glow. For 10 years Mira influenced the east-german techno scene before establishing her musical home in Berlin's legendary Bar25, Kater Holzig and now Katerblau. Anyone who has experienced her endless sets already understands why Berlin so holds in such high regard the particular sound created by her. A soulful, mesmerizing sound that sinks under your skin and leaves you with a feeling of deep warm-heartedness.

Event: The Polish Ambassador
Venue: The Midway
DJs: The Polish Ambassador, Psychemagik, Fort Knox Five
Music: electro, breaks, hip-hop, funk, dub
Cover: $27.50-30
HUSHconcerts and The Midway, in association with Opel Productions and EC Presents, welcome three heavy hitters for one night of fun. Taking over The Midway in SF, this event features funk infused futuristic bass provided by none other than The Polish Ambassador. This hometown hero hails from the bay and is known for his electro-pop sound. Plus, he just released a new album on March 10, so you know this show will feature new music, plus old favorites. Either way, it'll be full of upeat tracks with layered melodies, which have become TPA's signature sound. Also holding it down for the night is Psychemagik, a UK duo known for their quality production and epic remixing skills. Psychemagik prides itself on having a good ear for music, finding classic gems and reworking them into a more contemporary style. Rounding out the lineup is Fort Knox Five, a DC based group that always brings the funk.Their feel-good vibes fused with world music make them innovators, so don't miss out on this crazy lineup. (CQ)

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Event: Sunset Soundsystem Opener Afterparty
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Ivan Smagghe, Solar, Galen, WERD lounge TBA
Music: electro house, minimal techno
Cover: $tba
If you attended the Sunset season opener and aren't ready to end the party quite yet, then get to Monarch for the afterparty. Teaming up with the WERD crew for this Sunday event, Solar and Galen from Sunset Soundsystem plan to keep the party going. They'll be joined by Ivan Smagghe, a French DJ and producer who leans more towards the electro house and minimal side. He's the perfect person to serve as middle-man between the music and the dancefloor. He's has a successful blog, 'a few things with Ivan Smagghe' and it's generated a compilation series of edits for the Parisian fashion store Colette. Wind down your weekend at Monarch with the Sunset and WERD crews.(CQ)

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