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Distrikt's Retrospekt
Distrikt is best known for its killer daytime dance parties out at That Thing in the Desert. What they are not, however, is a one-week-a-year shindig, rather they continue to support community and connection through music, dance, and creativity. Did we mention fun? Perhaps fun isn't written into their official 501c3 capital M 'Mission' but we'd have to say that we know through experience that it's what they're about. With an emphasis on electronic music and alternative arts, they're hosting their annual Retrospekt party this year at The Midway, which is arguably the largest alternative arts project in the city. Distrikt won't be holding back on space either, with the large main room filled with a rotation of the best and brightest and favorites of the Distrikt community; residents like Ben Seagren, DJ Kramer, Paul Geddes, and Darren Grayson. Joining in the Gods & Monsters (side) room will be a bevvy of visiting artists, from the likes of Detroit's Monty Luke, who has released with Carl Craig's Planet E Recordings, as well as Friends 'n' Family standbys like Ethan Miller and Alex Windsor. Finally, the day wouldn't be complete without a collab from other Playa day-dancin' friends like the patio takeover from Pink Mammoth and The Kazbah, with sets from classics like Derek Hana and Papa Lu. Did we mention the best part? This event runs ALL DAY; that is, 1pm to 4am. Prepare yourself for an experience totally immersive in music, dance, outfits, people, and that fun we were talking about. It may be October, but sometimes out in the Dogpatch it can start to feel just like the end of August… Date: Saturday, October 7, Time: 1pm-4am, Place: The Midway, Cover: $20-35, More Info (ML)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
It's that time of year, when Hardly Strictly Bluegrass takes over Golden Gate Park for three glorious days. From Friday through Sunday of this weekend, you can enjoy some daytime fun, on the multiple stages of each day. Saturday and Sunday feature the most stages, with each having a whopping 7, meaning there's something for everyone. Friday features acts like Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Mega Bog and Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express. Saturday has performers like Béla Fleck and Rising Applachia while Sunday features none other than Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and Big Freedia. Didn't I tell you there's something for everyone? Saturday and Sunday also feature a Silent Disco, with Ren the Vinyl Archaelogist and 4NR kicking things off on each day, respectively. Can't make it? Not to worry, as many of the stages and acts will be streaming their performances live, so you can catch them from the comfort of your own home. Come hungry as there'll be 50 purveyors of food and drink on site, though no alcohol will be sold. Luckily for you, you can bring in your own food and drinks, as well as alcohol, but read the FAQ so you know what's OK. Do like so many other bay residents do and make Hardly Strictly a full weekend outing. Date: Fri-Sun 10/6-10/8, Time: Fri (noon-7pm) Sat/Sun (11am-7pm), Place: Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows), Lindley and Marx Meadows, Golden Gate Park, Cover: no cover (though bring money for food/other items), More Info (CQ)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for WERD - 10 Year Anniv this Sun @ Monarch


Link Of The Week
AUTOMATICA - Robots Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Elon, M4CR0, Sepehr
Music: techno, house, hip-hop
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Housepitality is at it again, bringing out New York's own ELON to the decks. ELON developed his ReSolute brand and label, which had a major influence on New York's underground scene. He seamlessly flows from techno to house, combining deep, dark elements with more uplifting sounds. Joining him is M4CR0, a Montreal based DJ by way of San Francisco who combines deep techno with minimal house for a playful yet moody sound. Holding it down in the lounge with some hip-hop beats is Sepehr, a DJ, producer and remixer known for his Detroit house and psychedelic techno. If you need a pick-me-up for your midweek blues, Housepitality is the place to get it! (CQ)

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Event: Live to Give: Fundraiser for Puerto Rico and Mexico
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Joe Kay, Dave Nada b2b Tittsworth, Nina Sol, Lady Ryan, Deejay Theory, Santero, Mr. Lucky, Baysik, Guapi, Aima The Dreamer, Mr. E, Cutso, Max Kane, Primo, New Life, Beset, Methods, Shruggs, Tia No More, Beejus, Apollo, Trackademics, J. Espinosa, Miles Medina, Teeko, Zumbi, Whooligan, Platurn, Sake1
Music: house, tropical (moombahton, global bass, reggaeton, dancehall), soul, techno, hip-hop, breaks, electro
Cover: $10-30 donation- 100% of proceeds will go to help those in Puerto Rico and Mexico
With all the craziness going on in the world today, it's nice to see people doing good. And unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Puerto Rico and Mexico each took a beating this summer with various natural disasters. Rich Iyala and Teeko have joined forces to present Live to Give: Fundraiser for Puerto Rico and Mexico, with 100% of their proceeds benefitting those in both locations. This night features a bevvy of entertainers rocking dancefloors while providing musical relief and unity for our fellow brethren, showing support the best way we all know how. Get down to the musical sounds of Soulection's Joe Kay, Dave Nada going b2b with Tittsworth, Deejay Theory, Zumbi from Zion I and many, many more. This night will feature a little something for everyone, with many of the DJs throwing down tropical beats in support. Remember, no donation is too small, so please do so if you can. It's amazing what we can all do when we put our minds and wallets to the test. (CQ)

Event: RiddleKlique Inaugural Full Moon Event
Venue: F8
DJs: J-Cush, Bogl, Joogmac, plus special guest, backroom: The Program
Music: rap, grime, ghetto house, garage, footwork, bass
Cover: $10-15
There's a new crew in town, RiddleKlique, who'll be bringing some banging parties to the bay. Their first event happens to fall on our next full moon (this Thursday), so you know the freaks will come out that night! Throwing down for this special inaugural event is J-Cush, a DJ who spends his time both in London and in New York, two musical meccas for DJs. He created Lit City Trax, both a rave party night and a record label and worked with the late DJ Rashad and Ghetto Teknitianz, which would later become Teklife. Also throwing down is the ever elusive Bogl from Soundpieces, who takes a break from his crazy globe-trotting schedule to drop some bass-heavy bangers. Representing the town is Joogmac, who'll take the stage to show off his DJing and potentially, his rapping and singing skills, while The Program residents will be dropping funky beats in the backroom. Did I mention that RiddleKlique will also be accepting donations to help those in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico? Well they are, so bring anything from clothing, toiletries, canned food and money, as all are needed and most welcome. (CQ)

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Event: Chris Lake
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Chris Lake, Noise Frenzy, Bones, Invisible Child, Jmni, Arumi, Rob's Party, Mateo
Music: house, funk
Cover: $25 presale
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. At 14-years-old, the multi-instrumentalist discovered progressive house music, and his life completely changed with the purchase of a synthesizer. His hobby became a profession shortly thereafter. As a result, the best way to meet Lake is to fall into his body of work. Like all timeless music, it's meant to be an escape transcending eras, scenes, and ages.

Event: Cut Chemist
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Cut Chemist, Shortkut, Platurn, Gordo Cabeza, Miles Medina
Music: hip-hop, turntablism, trip-hop
Cover: $30-80 presale
It's been 20 years since Cut Chemist and DJ Shortkut teamed up to record Live at the Future Primitive Sound Session, a mix featuring improvised effects and mixes on five turntables. Five freaking tables! Something that is so unheard of for today that it's no wonder this event is a big deal! Catch these two talented turntablists as they recreate the magic from twenty years ago, scratching and working their nimble fingers on the 1s and 2s. You have to pay attention, though, as those guys move quickly, so one blink and you could miss some epic tecniques. Also throwing down will be Platurn from the Oakland Faders, Motown on Monday's founder Gordo Cabeza and Miles Medina, the current Goldie Awards DJ Champion, each adding some delicious hip-hop and rap beats for your dancing pleasure. (CQ)

Event: Mimi Love
Venue: Public Works (Loft)
DJs: Mimi Love, Rachel Torro
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $7 presale
From the nouveau-gypsies to the bohemian clubbers; these are the ones she asks to close their eyes, open their hearts and feel the love - the Mimi Love. In uenced by the the world and people around her, her sound is electronically nomadic, and whether aunting a hypnotic kind of pop sound or bending tempos to bring people back to earth, it always arrives with big feelings and a sincere view. This is house music for dancers who love to dance, and lovers who love to love. Rachel Torro is carving out a unique space in the San Francisco House Music scene with an aesthetic that draws from her adventurous musical background. Her musical passion has been influenced by artists like Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and LCD Soundsystem. She combines a mature breadth of taste with a youthful playfulness colored by her post-adolescent history of psychedelic rock revelry. Her song selections weave a voice that is all her own–minimal, deep and tech house sensibilities build upon and support each other in a grounded but intricately textured experience.

Event: Moon Boots
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Moon Boots, Solprovider, Brian Salazar
Music: house
Cover: $35 presale
Born in Brooklyn, Moon Boots' (birth name: Pete Dougherty) musical obsession started not long after he could walk. His early love of piano lead to a passion for keyboards and synthesizers. Teenage nights lost in the work of Daft Punk, A Tribe Called Quest and Herbie Hancock followed. Then came college years at Princeton University, where he shelved an Engineering degree to dive into the musical abyss. Knowing what he was meant to do, he moved to the house music epicenter of Chicago, where he tirelessly passed out demos to local DJs and scoured the web for like-minded people with whom he could share and expand on his sound. When Moon Boots hits the booth, he's got one mission: to give you the best night of your life. Whether playing at iconic clubs like Chicago's Smart Bar — where he cut his teeth watching legends like Frankie Knuckles and Derrick Carter — or the world's biggest festival stages, he gives people a release they'll remember long after the party's over.

Event: We Are Monsters pres. Aurora Halal (live)
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Aurora Halal, Solar, Mozghan
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $10-20
Direct from Brooklyn (the new home of your humble writer), Aurora Halal is on the forefront of an undeniable turn in NYC of women behind the decks for your extreme techno pleasure. Separated from her The Bunker colleague Relaxer, with whom she plays as Ital & Halal, Halal continues to play techno and electro that she has put out on her own Mutual Dreaming label as well as NYC-based Lovers Rock. Her often psychedelic and hypnotic techno works have made her a live act favorite and We Are Monsters is committed to showcasing these kinds of artists in intimate spaces like the basement at Monarch. Like any typical San Francisco show, support will come in the form of local favorites, like Sunset's Solar and We Are Monsters' own Mozghan. (ML)

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Event: Dusty Rhino Afterburn
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Dot Diggler, Ejagz, Sol, Deckard, Torie, Nugz, DJ Mk, Mystr Hatchet, Checkers
Music: electro, breaks, trap
Cover: $15-20
So you haven't had time yet to un-dust your Playa best. Oh, alright, you had plenty of time but absolutely no interest. You want to roll in the dust like the Playa virgin you no longer are. You want to dance til dawn and hear the jarring sound of a fire-spitter near you. You want the music to be loud, fast, and undeniably booty shaking. You want to be around others that feel the same. Well, you're in luck because Dusty Rhino is hosting their annual Afterburn, where Dusty Rhino residents as well as residents from Space Cowboys and Icarus join in to create a high-octane night of revelry much like out in the desert. (ML)

Event: Fur Coat
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Fur Coat, Pedro Arbulu, Emanate
Music: techno, house, tech-house
Cover: $15 presale
Hailing originally from Venezuela, and now based in Barcelona, Fur Coat's story is one of passion for techno and electronic music. It' s a tale of deep, dark driven beats and rolling grooves that both encapsulates the mind and moves the feet. It was this love of music that in 2004 brought Sergio Muñoz and Israel Sunshine together and led to a musical intertwining which would drape itself over the shoulders of the music industry. 2016 and 17' has been another excellent year for Fur Coat with releases on Watergate Records, their awaited return on Crosstown Rebels and stellar remix work for Edu Imbernon, Nicole Moudaber and Matador. Add on top an endless touring schedule and it's not hard to see why Fur Coat's rise shows no sign of stopping.

Event: Jesse Rose
Venue: Audio
DJs: Jesse Rose, C.J Larsen
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10 presale
Jesse Rose has had an amazing 20 years behind the decks and now it's time to say farewell. Join us as we send send him off properly with one last San Francisco performance on October 7th. Started making trax at 14, never stopped. Accolades include BBC Essential Mix, BBC Hall of Fame, Mixmag Top Ten DJ's in the world, Fabriclive compilation. Over 100 productions and 100 Remixes.

Event: Kenny Dope
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Kenny Dope, David Harness, Joey Alaniz
Music: house, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, funk & soul
Cover: $10-20 presale
In an age of quick gratification and the instant attention switch, Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez is a name respected for both quality and consistency. Over the last 25 years, the four time Grammy-nominated DJ and producer has been astounding audiences across the world with his fusions of house, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, funk & soul, reggae, alternative pop and broken beats. By releasing literally thousands of original tracks and hundreds of remixes, Kenny has earned a reputation as a living encyclopedia of beats as both a solo artist, and as one-half of the legendary house duo, Masters At Work.

Event: Lauren Flax
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Lauren Flax, Symonne, DpeshMo
Music: techno, house
Cover: $5-10 presale
Lauren Flax is a DJ, songwriter & record producer. Her discography is extensive, flush with originals, collaborations and remixes, including projects with a long list of world class talent such as Grammy-nominated artist Sia, Kim Ann Foxman, Romy XX and Tricky. It's no surprise this versatile artist is in such high demand, whether she's creating trip hop and downtempo with production partner Lauren Dillard as CREEP, or giving life to hedonistic dance tracks in her solo works, Lauren always captures the essence of the genre, deftly shaping musical ideas into her signature sound. As a DJ, she exudes calm confidence and impeccable style. Performing internationally for years, Lauren is technically superlative and delivers a host of Chicago, Detroit and New York influenced house music. In the midst of what is being hailed as a major revival of New York's club scene, Lauren has firmly established herself as a fixture of this new era of dance music, she will no doubt continue to journey from cult following to club world mainstay.

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Event: WERD: 10 Year Anniversary - Homegrown
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Nick Williams, Brandon Wade, JTL, Kevin Knapp, MDub, Scott Carrelli, Kimmy LeFunk, Zoz, Jimmy B, Woo, Rachel Torro, Jesse Sizmo, Sepher
Music: tech-house
Cover: $5-10
Can you believe it's been ten years since Werd became the ONLY (in our opinion) consistent (and consistently bangin') party on Sundays in San Francisco. What started out as a dream of young hot shots at a hip hop club near Union Square has migrated to club night mecca Monarch and is celebrating ten years. The gang, although some have moved to further locales (yes, further than Oakland) are all back to join in a master class of local talent, teamwork, joy, and love for creating an incredible nightlife community in the heart of San Francisco. The current residents like Zoz, Woo, and Jimmy B will be around — not to mention visits from Werd originator Nick Williams and more. It will be a night to remember and it will be a long one — doors open at 7pm and will feature music on both floors of Monarch nightclub. Don't miss this chance to celebrate a true milestone for the San Francisco scene. (ML)


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