San Francisco promoter Lights Down Low has big plans for its 10 year anniversary, hosting two parties one month apart. The first will be with tech house DJ Jamie Jones and dubstep producer Skream on March 4 at Mezzanine, and the round two event happens April 20 with Soulwax members David and Stephen Dewaele, also known as 2ManyDJs, at Public Works.
The local promoter began as a tiny monthly party at the infamous but now defunct 222 Hyde club in the Tenderloin. Now a dance music institution, Light Down Low has become a multi-city enterprise with regular parties in Los Angeles and special one-offs at Coachella, Austin’s South by Southwest, and beyond. The crew are also known for their infamous Fuck Burning Man Party, which has now been banned from two different clubs in SF.
To celebrate the party’s 10th year in existence, founders and resident DJs Corey Sizemore and Richie Panic made big plans, organizing two mega events at two different clubs that perfectly capture the party’s sound and feeling. We wrote recently about the duo’s upbringing and controversy, who both started in small venues throwing intimate, wild parties.
Each founder currently has a dedicated following of party-goers who trust their taste and curation. Together, the two built Lights Down Low into a party-centric platform that spans genres, cultures, and crews, designed to bring people together from all across dance music culture on the same dance floor.
There will be surprise guests, yet to be announced, performing at the follow up event on April 20.