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SF Decompression
Burning Man may have ended, but true burners know it's never really over. For those of us who are still having a hard time acclimating back into the default world, never fear, as Decompression time has arrived. This year, Decom takes place at Pier 70 on 22nd St, a new location that should be better able to handle a large scale event such as this. In addition to a new location, there's also a new day also, with decompression scheduled for Saturday instead of the ubiquitous Sunday. That gives you one extra day of recovery and rest instead of having to head straight back into work after such a magical day party. Some of your favorite performers will be in attendance, like Beatboxer, Body Paint, Booths of Booths and CBT The Lucy Booth Project, to name a few, as well as some of your favorite theme camps, like Burners without Borders, Black Rock Observatory, Hardly Hookahdome and Kidsville. Art Cars such as Airpusher and Black Rock Roller Disco join mutant vehicles Bahamut and Space Kraken in welcoming you to this pseudo-playa. With such a long list of attendees, we can't fit them all here, so you have to go to Decom to get the full lineup. And unlike most years, you cannot bring in any outside beverages, nor can you have any renegade soundsystems and boom boxes. For a full list of prohibited items, be sure to check out the decompression FAQ. Date: Sat 10/14, Time: 2pm until 4am, Place: Pier 70 420 22nd St, San Francisco, Cover: $30+, More Info (CQ)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Burning Man SF Decompression this Sat @ Pier 70, 22nd & Illinois St, SF


Link Of The Week
The Inksect: In a distopian world where books are banned and fossil fuels completely consumed, the ruling corporations confiscated all the books to burn them and generate energy. However, in New York City there is an underground group of ex scientists, writers and artists who remember the books and risk their lives to find and save them from being destroyed. They are are known as The Inksect, and this is the story of how Pikes, one of them, ends up finding something even more important than the books: paper and a pen. Here

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Event: Housepitality Aftertouch
Venue: F8
DJs: Amir Javasoul, Louiv, Mike Bee
Music: house, techno, electro
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Housepitality and Aftertouch join forces to bring you a special installment of the Wednesday weekly staple. Together, they bring you a lineup so funky, so full of banging beats, it could only be celebration of someone's birthday. And that someone is Louiv, who will throw down a special Bday set. This DJ and producer is an SF resident by way of Mexico, and he seamlessly blends various textures and rhythms to create a smooth, melodic sound. Joining him will be Amir Javasoul, a native of Tehran who began producing and DJing after gaining inspiration from Chicago House legend Derrick Carter. He's travelled the world, sharing his musical stylings from the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. Rounding out the lineup is Vinyl Dreams owner and Housepitality resident, Mike Bee. A DJ with over 20 years experience, Bee has a vast musical knowledge that keeps dancefloors quaking while your booty is shaking. (CQ)

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Event: The Crystal Method
Venue: Audio
DJs: The Crystal Method (DJ set), Syd Gris
Music: trip-hop, breakbeat, big beat, alternative
Cover: $10-20
A lot can happen in 20 years. Just ask Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, the driving forces behind the duo, The Crystal Method. Forming in 1993, The Crystal Method were pioneers of the big beat genre, taking over the musical world by storm. Since then, their music has been featured on TV, video games, movies, advertisements and beyond and has earned them Grammy nominations. Their albums have also achieved platinum certification status, so it's safe to say these guys know their stuff. They also know what the public wants, as TCM has released their 5 full length studio albums on vinyl in a 20th anniversary autographed box set, which also some musical rarities for your listening pleasure. Also on deck for the night is Syd Gris, holding it down for Opel Productions and Opulent Temple. Fall in love all over again with The Crystal Method thi s Thursday at Audio. (CQ)

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Event: As You Like It pres. Chez Damier
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Chez Damier, Frits Wentink, Sagotsky, Mike Gushansky
Music: Chicago house, tech-house
Cover: $15-20
Fresh off their blow-out 7 year anniversary party that took SF by storm, AYLI is back (in their usual mode, not wasting any time). Tonight, they're gearing up with NY-based crew Sublimate to showcase a team favorite artist: Chez Damier. Damier is a Chicago classic, a founder of what it means to be 'deep house' and a stalwart of the Chicago scene at such legendary venues as The Warehouse and The Music Box since the 80s. Not only has the man managed Kevin Saunderson's KMS label, he also has started The Music Institute in Detroit in the late 80s, which went on to create an outlet and incubator for the house and techno sounds that would come to signify the noises and communities we listen n' wiggle too every moment we can. The event comes through a chance encounter between SF and NY in Detroit (obviously), where AYLI head and the head of contemporary crew Sublimate of NYC put their minds together to create a doubly exciting event. As such, both crews will be bringing their residents to round out the night. (ML)

Event: Josh Wink
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Josh Wink, Nick Curly, Dean Samaras, Hi-Tem
Music: house, tech-house, techno
Cover: $10-20 presale
Philadelphia born and based Josh Wink is one of the true pioneers of techno, house and allied styles - blurring the definitions. Josh Wink's Ovum imprint, since its beginnings in 1994, has seen releases from Loco Dice, Shlomi Aber, Marc Romboy, DJ Pierre, Aaron Carl, King Britt, Steve Bug, D'Julz and of course his own productions. It still continues to grow by both introducing new talents and releasing one-offs from some of the world's best known producers. "Ovum is about integrity to good music! We feel that we don't have to follow the music that is trendy or fad-like at the moment." The sound of Josh Wink today remains one of a man unafraid to walk the border between stylistic boundaries.

Event: SET w/ Max Graham
Venue: Pandora's Box
DJs: Max Graham
Music: techno, trance, progressive
Cover: $15-20 presale
Born in London but raised in Canada, Max Graham has become a well-known name amongst international dance music fans across multiple genres. From his early days learning his craft at Atomic nightclub in Ottawa to his current tour diary that boasts over 75 countries, Max continues to enthrall fans both in and out of the booth. With hits like "Sun in the Winter," "Nothing Else Matters," and "The Evil ID," his ambitious Open-to-Close DJ sets, and his renowned weekly show 'Cycles Radio', Max has shown time and time again that he knows how to make and play records that get the dance floor moving.

Event: SF Loves Puerto Rico- A Benefit and Dance party
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Lovefingers, Galen, Shiny Objects, Sepehr, Benjamin K, Rooz & Bo, Tobin Ellsworth, Marky Ray, Chuwee, Brunch LIfe, Still Rob G, Michael Anthony
Music: house, techno, hip-hop, breaks, electro
Cover: $5-20
In the last few weeks, multiple hurricanes have devastated Puerto Rico and various parts of the world and San Francisco is looking to help and give back. The Great Northern, Monarch, You're Welcome, YBR, Up All Night, Sunset Soundsystem, Disco Knights, Pink Mammoth, Brass Tax and Housepitality have all come together to present a night full of food, dancing, music and Puerto Rican culture in response to these natural disasters. There'll be plenty of DJs, including Lovefingers, Galen, Shiny Objects and Sepehr, to name a few, who'll be joined by local arts collective Open Color and many vendors, with 100% of money collected going to non-profit organizations like Unidos por Puerto Rico and CoPRmetidos. If that wasn't enough, Don Q Puerto Rican rum will be matching 100% of the profits generated from this event, doubling the donations SF is sending. At a time when it seems the world is falling apart, it's nice to see the community coming together to help those in need. Let's help Puerto Ricans rebuild, and let them know they aren't alone. (CQ)

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Event: Carl Craig
Venue: Audio
DJs: Carl Craig, Papa Lu, Benjamin K
Music: techno, acid, house
Cover: $10-20
Carl Craig, one of the men at the forefront of the Detroit techno scene and now the heado fhis own Burning Man soundcamp, Playground, is back in SF to break in Audio's new Funktion 1 (that's the best ever for the uninitiated). A protegee to Derek May, one of the original Belleville Trio, Craig has grown from an artist that played techno to acid to a more funky, weird Burner sound. He supports newer artists as well as those more established on his Planet E label, which he as carefully curated to project a sound that he finds to convey a future that does not sound dated. Joining him will be locals Papa Lu and Benjamin K to warm up the crowd for the man and the legend. (ML)

Event: Desert Dwellers
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Desert Dwellers, Govinda and many more
Music: downtempo, spy-bass, tribal trance
Cover: $20+ presale
Desert Dwellers consists of Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who began their careers as independent music producers and DJs in the deserts of New Mexico and California. Coming together in the late '90s after connecting through the legendary Moontribe scene, today the duo enjoys a reputation as one of the most pioneering and prolific downtempo, psy-bass, and tribal trance acts in the United States. Desert Dwellers have toured extensively across six continents, spent a 7-week stretch on the road with renowned psychedelic artist Shpongle, and have performed at dozens of festivals, most notably Shambhala, Lightning in a Bottle, Envision, Coachella, Rainbow Serpent, and Boom. Taking a new approach to digital production, Amani and Treavor have combined the raw sounds of the natural world while skillfully blended deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices and cross-cultural instrumentation into sonic incense for the mind and body. Bringing the electronic music vibe to the yoga scene, and the sounds of yoga to the electronic dance scene, Desert Dwellers' global sounds are the bridge between the worlds of dance and movement.

Event: Dirtybird presents Walker & Royce
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Walker & Royce, Golf & Clap
Music: house
Cover: $5-20 presale
"Walker & Royce have been producing their emotive, subdued and groove-heavy deep house since 2011 -- but almost from the start, they were touted as future stars. Now it's official, thanks to a certain UK tastemaker -- not to mention a string of stellar productions and remixes." - XLR8R . Walker & Royce" started when Sam and Gavin, having known each other in and out of the dance scene for years, finally began working together in 2011. As things usually go, it was a bit of luck that got them off the ground: Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus noticed one of their very first releases, a remix of SAARID's "Future Lately," on Nervous Records. The result was the Crosstown Rebels EP "You're Not Welcome" and with that, Walker & Royce was launched into the dance music spotlight.

Event: Disco Space Shuttle presents Supernova
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Tara Brooks, Nikki Sadeki
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $15-30 presale
The Disco Space Shuttle is loaded up once again to take you on a interstellar voyage. Piloted by Tara Brooks, she's carved out her truly distinct sound. Whether playing at an intimate club, a packed festival or a magical sunrise deep in the Burning Man Playa, Tara's music envelopes the crowd, stirring them with deep grooves, hypnotic rhythms and haunting melodies. Behind the decks, her passion and love for music is contagious. Your co-pilot Niki Sadeki is a Vancouver-based DJ and musician. From raiding her parents' record collection when she was just a child, to becoming resident at Vancouver's MIA, Niki has continuously been living with the music in the forefront. Within a very short time, she has put herself on the map as an up and coming DJ.

Event: Salted
Venue: Monarch
DJs: David Harness, Migs, Julius Papp, DJ Kirk
Music: soulful house
Cover: $10-20
Salted is back in its traditional way of throwing a consistently soulful party for long-term denizens of the party as well as any newbs to the sounds and communities. As usual, the music will be provided by residents David Harness, Migs, and Julius Papp, all local favorites and purveyors of this SF-flavored deep, soulful house, that always mixes in a little funk and disco. Tonight's event will be especially intimate as Salted takes over the Monarch basement for a cozy soiree. You know the drill — and if you don't it's time to learn it. This event is a true SF classic. (ML)

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Event: Stamina Sundays w/ Signal
Venue: F8
DJs: Signal, Method One, Jamal, Rob Noble
Music: dnb
Cover: no cover
Stamina Sundays is proud to welcome the SF debut of one of the fastest rising young talents in DNB today - Signal! Not many producers can say they've signed music to Critical Music, Renegade Hardware and Noisia's Invisible Recordings in their first year of making drum and bass. At the time, Jonathan Kievit, aka Signal, was only 16 years old, breaking into the scene with his sharp and imaginative productions and catching the attention of some of the genre's most respected tastemakers including Kasra, Ant TC1, Nymfo, June Miller and of course the aforementioned Noisia. Also on the bill - special guest Rob Noble repping Deep N Bass from Seattle. Resident support from Method One b2b Jamal.


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