With event options ranging from bass-heavy DJs to scratch champions to electro rock bands, you’re in luck for tearing up dancefloors this weekend.
Tonight for non-stop dancing head to SOM for killer local party Lights Down Low featuring guest Drop the Lime, head of New York’s popular Trouble & Bass music label. He not only slays dancefloors with energetic hard-hitting music but this week performed an amazing live set with his young rockabilly band, just one of the many music styles showcased throughout his deep catalogue of productions as well as DJ sets. Check out a remix of his recent hit “Hot as Hell,” below.
Drop the Lime “Hot as Hell” (Para One Remix)
Across town at 103 Harriet the first lady of T&B and drum & bass legend, Star Eyes will also be behind the decks along with the UK’s electro master Adam Freeland, local electro-rock trio BLVD, and others as part of Freqo De Mayo celebration. Four rooms of live electronic music as well as a house session downstairs from pink elephant is perfect for those looking for a larger, festival-type experience.
As part of his current world tour, Mark Farina will be spinning dubbed out house at Mighty alongside Miguel Migs and Julius Papp’s Salted music, a staple in San Francisco’s electronic music scene. The three DJs worldly beats and diverse funk and jazz-infused instrumentals in one room are the basis for an entire sub-genre of music and a show not to be missed.
DMC champ and turntablist extrordinaire DJ Qbert will be also be performing at Yoshi’s SF still riding high off his win as America’s Best DJ in 2010. He will put on a show like none other, using the turntables as instruments as he creates uniquely crafted beats before your eyes, perfect for the hip hop fan looking to dance. Check out a video of Qbert showcasing his scratching skills at this year’s CES.
The ZOMG Official After-Party of Bay to Breakers at Public Works is the place to be after you drunkenly celebrate across the city in costume. The event starts at 3pm and goes until late, including performances from a number of live indie pop acts such as Wallpaper, HOTTUB, and The Frail, and well as tons of DJs. It’s only $5 before 8pm and guaranteed to keep you dancing and celebrating long after the race is finished.