A healthy mix of underground and mainstream grace the decks in SF for San Francisco’s best parties this weekend. Lee Foss brings the deep bassline while Loudpvck should get the head-bangers out in full force.
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Thursday April 2: Hayden James & Prince Fox at Audio
Aussie Hayden James has been a powerhouse on the super-popular Future Classic label that touts some of the biggest producers in Australia. His warped and dreamy track “Permission To Love” attracted early attention, and now his mid-tempo bpm and spacey-synths renascent of Flume are taking him on a North American tour.
Thursday April 2: Loudpvck at Ruby Skye
LA-based producers Loudpvck have taken the trap world by storm. In the past two years they have played at some of the biggest festivals in the world, and they are also two of the most notorious stoners in EDM (they even have a strain in Colorado named after them). Their bass heavy anthems push sound systems to the limit.
Friday April 3: Busy P at Mezzanine
Owner and founder of Ed Banger Records, Busy P went from being a part of the Parisian underground to an undeniable tastemaker in electronic music. Being Daft Punk’s former manager gives him credibility, but Busy’s low-fi electro house speaks for itself. Drawing on a variety of influences including metal and hip-hop, the talented DJ/producer/manager will throw down for SF this weekend.
Friday April 3: Lee Foss at Audio
A superstar in the underground techno scene, Lee Foss has been a busy man of late. With partner in crime Jamie Jones, Foss co-founded one of the best up-and-coming labels in dance music at the moment, Hot Creations. Lately he joined forces with Jamie Jones, Luca C and Ali Love to form Hot Natured, a sexy new house quartet tearing up the festival circuit.
Friday April 3: Otto Knows at Ruby Skye
Discovered by fellow Swede Sebastian Ingrosso, Otto Knows’ career was launched by some of the biggest producers in Sweden. Collaborations with Avicii and a series of well-executed remixes built up to his 2012 hit “Million Voices,” which was sampled and used in many an edit during the summer festival season. His progressive house sounds mirror those of his Swedish contemporaries, but his knack for melody puts him in a league of his own.
Friday April 3: Maor Levi at Vessel
Israel’s Maor Levi has become a household name in the worlds of progressive house and trance. With major support from Above & Beyond and the entire Anjunadeep label, Maor’s fusion sound brings together the most punchy elements of progressive house with the pulsing, elongated melodies of trance.
Saturday April 4: Classixx (DJ set) at Mezzanine
LA-based duo Classixx are master remixers, having reworked the likes of Phoenix, Passion Pit, Lana Del Rey and Groove Armada. Their luscious synthy-disco makes for uber-danceable tracks that get the whole crowd jumping to the beat.