For dance music lovers, there is a abundance of great parties to set the tone for Valentine’s weekend. From disco to trap to UK garage, the options this weekend have something for everyone.
Visit the SF Station events calendar for complete listings.
Thursday, February 12: Alex Metric at Audio
Alex Metric is one of those names that is always associated with thoughtful production and quality music. A prolific remixer, this Brit has recently taken a turn toward nu-disco teaming up with duo Oliver for a stellar EP of funky jams.
Thursday, February 12: Tchami at 1015 Folsom
French up-and-comer Tchami has made a name for himself as a part of the emerging future house scene. Known for its glassy synths, this burgeoning genre has brought Tchami to fame along with his role as a producer on DJ Snake and Lil’ Jon’s anthem, “Turn Down for What.”
Friday, February 13: Pleasurekraft at Audio
Techno icons Pleasurekraft grace San Francisco with a show this Saturday with the top-of-the-line Funktion One sound system at Audio. Expect seductive, deep, groove-heavy techno.
Friday, February 13: Stwo at 1015 Folsom
If there’s one thing that Parisian producer Stwo (Pronounced “stew”) has shown us, it’s how to make a well-executed trap banger with club-rattling bass. This 20 year old is also a large part of the emerging future bass genre. Mixing groovy future synths with soulful vocals, Stwo creates unique tracks that prove why he’s one to keep an eye on in the future.
Friday, February 13: Nevermind at F8
LA-based duo Nevermind is made up of Grenier and Petey Clicks (recent broken away from Clicks and Whistles). Having recently signed to Brooklyn’s bass-heavy label, Trouble & Bass, these two are currently putting out some solid grime and UK garage tracks.
Friday, February 13: Sound Remedy at Regency Ballroom
LA-based producer Sound Remedy’s versatility is fun to watch. His remixes used to take on a sound similar to Seven Lions-type dubstep, and since he has been everywhere from trap to house. Recently his production has taken toward bouncy, bright electro house.
Saturday, February 14: Chris Lake at Audio
Chris Lake has been producing house for more than 10 years, with grinding progressive house that brings the ruckus on the dance floor. He was one of the trio that brought us “Boneless,” the breakout festival hit of 2013 with Steve Aoki and Tujamo that turned into the top 40 track “Delirious,” featuring Kid Ink.
Saturday, February 14: Sick Individuals at Vessel
Two years ago in 2013, Sick Individuals put out 22 remixes in 12 months. Having just formed in 2010, these Dutch friends have had a meteoric rise to popularity. Considered to be two of the biggest stars of the “new school” Dutch house scene, this duo is consistently tearing up festivals across the world.
Saturday, February 14: Basement Jaxx at Public Works
Consistently underrated by the American mainstream, the duo Basement Jaxx has been producing and DJing since the mid-90s. Their discography is an impressive lineup of classic house tunes, and their most recent album, Junto, has a masterful take on afro rhythms featuring soulful, catchy vocals.
Saturday, February 14: Insomniac’s Crush SF at The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Insomniac is throwing one hell of a party in the Bill Graham with a fantastic lineup of DJs including electro house notables Tommy Trash and Firebeatz alongside trance superstars Andrew Rayel and Sander Van Doorn.