It’s time to warm up this January cold with some body heat. Stoke the flames on the dance floor with San Francisco’s best parties this weekend.

Visit the SF Station events calendar for complete listings.


Thursday, January 15: Wacka Flocka Flame at 1015 Folsom
If “turnt” was in the dictionary, it’s likely ATL rapper Wacka Flocka’s dreaded mug would be right next to the definition. He’ll do his best to bring down the walls at 1015 with hardcore party anthems like “Grove St. Party” and “Rooster in My Rari” and street raps. At this point, going “hard in the paint” is an understatement. (Matt Crawford)


Friday, January 16: Cititrax/Minimal Wave Label Showcase & Black Coffee at Public Works
Public Works hosts a double-header with two parties on Friday. Dance label Minimal Wave is throwing a party with founder Veronica Vasicka working the decks alongside veteran peers spinning their dark brand of low-fi, minimal synth and new wave techno. Simultaneously happening on a different floor of Public Works, Black Coffee will be spinning his soulful mix of a more refined Afropolitan house. One of the biggest DJs in South Africa, Black Coffee makes his Public Works debut alongside LA’s own Marques Wyatt and SF-local Patrick Wilson.


Saturday, January 17: Gigamesh at Harlot
Prolific remixer Matthew Masurka, better known by his stage name, Gigamesh, spins a funky, chill style of bright nu-disco. Known for producing Mike Posner’s smash hit “Cooler Than Me,” this successful groove-maker keeps a mid-tempo beat and a fat bass line at his parties.


Saturday, January 17th: So Fresh! at Slate Bar
Monthly event So Fresh! features nothing but the best in classic hip hop and R&B right in the heart of the mission at 16th and Van Ness. NWA, A Tribe Called Quest, 2Pac, Biz Markie, LL Cool J and The Beastie Boys are just some of the throwbacks that will keep the party moving. Cover is free before 10:30 with a with an e-mail sign-up for the guest list.