Thanks to Seattle’s esteemed Decibel Festival this weekend, San Francisco is enjoying a runoff of high-profile, international acts. Consequently, we’re suffering a lack of sleep.
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Thursday, September 25: AYLI & PW present Marcel Dettmann, Matrixxman, Mossmoss b2b Patrick Gil at Public Works
He’s Berghain techno in raw form. Marcel Dettmann, a native Berliner and one of the club’s residents, molds together a narrative range of the dark, rough and austere, particularly on his recent, and excellent, fabric 77.
Friday, September 26: AYLI w/ Basic Soul Unit (Live) and Tin Man (Live) at Monarch
For a night of steely atmospherics, Tin Man and Basic Soul Unit are a faultless pairing. The former, just dropping his ODE full length, finds a wistfulness in melodic interpretations of acid’s 303; the latter, a delver into scuzzy machine grooves.
Friday, September 26: Andy Stott and Demdike Stare at 1015 Folsom
2012 saw Luxury Problems, UK producer Andy Stott’s sculpture of monochromatic machinery. This stylistic sound, which seductively broods between dramatic and drifting, found its fit on experimental imprint–and hosts of the tour–Modern Love.
Friday, September 26: Hercules & Love Affair (Live), Tensnake at Mezzanine
Hercules & Love Affair is a full cast of characters. Debuting on DFA in 2008, their live disco act twirls through sleazy strings, house beats, cough syrupy cadences, and a rotating collection of androgynous vocalists.
Saturday, September 27: Simian Mobile Disco performing ‘Whorl’ at Mezzanine
They’ve been lumped into techno, electro house and pop, but Simian Mobile Disco, thanks to producing and performing live with modular synths, rocks their own kind of show. They’ll recreate their recent Whorl album at Mezzanine, with body-rush bangers that have become a festival staple.