It feels a little like an endless summer with all of this wintertime sunshine, and big-name DJs are in town this week to keep the party vibes alive, from hard trap beats to beach-y tropical house.
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Thursday, February 26: Mystery Skulls at Mezzanine
Returning to SF is Luis Dubuc, better known as Mystery Skulls. Still riding the success of his debut album, Forever, Luis’ tracks ooze with daft-punk inspired electro synth funk that breeds a very loyal fan base.
Thursday, February 26: GTA + TJR at Ruby Skye
Besides having three letter names, Miami-based duo GTA has little in common with San Diego producer TJR. GTA preaches “death to genres” and pulls from many styles of electronic music to make their gritty and raucous house and trap bangers. TJR has made a recent foray into Melbourne Bounce, a style of house known for it’s bouncy electro synths. Together they might just shake the floors with bass.
Friday, February 27: Thomas Jack at Mezzanine
Aussie Thomas Jack is one of the artists leading the burgeoning tropical house scene. Defined by it’s mid-tempo pace and warm, beachy, melodic soundscape, tropical house is a genre on the rise whose fans will repeatedly tell you to, “Trop it like it’s hot.”
Friday, February 27: Crazibiza at Temple
With over 100 releases on some of the best dance music labels, house duo Crazibiza consistently puts out some fantastic remixes and crisp originals. Their music doesn’t change with the passing fads—it just remains clean, fresh, pure house.
Saturday, February 28: Cyril Hahn at Public Works
Canada-via-Switzerland producer Cyril Hahn surprised the world with his breakout, beautiful remix of Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name.” With Beyonce’s pitched down vocals and a simple, alluring beat, the track has almost 12 million plays on YouTube. His softer take on deep house has earned him spots at festivals and venues around the world.
Saturday, February 28: Hotel Garuda at Audio
Early last year, Hotel Garuda broke through the clutter of Disclosure remixes with a stunning, instrument-infused version of “White Noise” with London-based collaborator MNEK laying down velvet vocals. They continued releasing massive remixes of the likes of Chromeo, Lana Del Rey, and Cazzette garnering even more attention in the EDM scene. With a bit of future house, a bit of deep house and a lot of saxophone, this explosive duo has a bright future ahead of them.
Saturday, Febuary 28: Lemaitre at Rickshaw Stop
Norwegian indie electronic duo Lemaitre will perform at Rickshaw Stop as part of Noisepop 2015,. In 2012, their third EP, Relativity 2, reached No. 1 on the iTunes U.S. electronic albums chart and #4 in the iTunes pop chart worldwide. Catchy synth hooks and disco-funk inspired sounds range from soft and poppy to crunchy electro, but all are easy and fun to dance to.