Black Magic Disko is honored to have the opportunity to bring in the New Year at f8 with our first ever New Years Day Revival party. We know you have had a long night, or maybe you slept through the mayhem and now you want to go boogie down, so we thought it would be a good idea to do something a bit different than the norm. Something fun and something off kilter.
Trev and Bob searched high and low to find Afrikan Sciences. He used to live here and is really hyped to bring his eclectic sonic vibes back to the bay area. This guy goes all over the board, from broken beat poly rythmatic african jams to twisted jazzy hip hop styled beats. From disco to disko to tribal to funk and back again. After that we have another special guest coming up from Los Angeles...Mark Bell aka BLAKKAT. His timeless sound takes dancers on a journey through west coast's driving tech house into the midwest's darker acid noises and over to the east coast with smooth deep house. Then on through some uncharted caves and off to deep space. Rounding out the front room we have local stalwart Conor from the No Way Back crew. Conor is a local legend and always brings top notch tunes to the dance floor. We can't wait to hear where these psychedelic sound engineers will take us. This is a morning not to be missed!!!
***We are working in conjunction with our Wednesday buddies on this one - Buy a VIP ticket (premium open bar 8-10pm) to the Housepitality NYE party feat Derek Plaslaiko and Dave Aju and get free entry to our soiree.
We will be kicking it off at 6AM and going til ya just cannot take anymore...
Front Room Party:
Afrikan Sciences (Deepblak Recordings | NY)
Silky (Faceless Recordings | My Favorite Robot | UK)
Blakkat (Shaboom | LA)
Conor (No Way Back | SF)
Back Room Boogie:
Dirtie Blonde (LA)
Victor Vega (Housepitality | SF)
Gregory Woo (AYLI | Outpost | Vinyl Dreams )
Decorations by D-Corp
Vibe by BlackMagic Disko
Originally mentored by Godfather of House Frankie Knuckles, UK talent Silky is a vinyl loving DJ with rare old-school mixing techniques and deep crate selections that only serve to amplify his roots in early house and techno. Already a prolific touring artist, Air London associate Silky has been DJing all over the world in the last couple of years, from Hawaii to Hong Kong, with lauded gigs at places like Sullivan Room in New York, The Standard Hotel in Los Angeles and Mexico’s BPM Festival in between.
As a producer, the sound of Silky has proven to be innovative and captivating, deep underground music that is dark and emotive yet driving and uplifting. In the past he has notched up plenty of Beatport Chart hits thanks to his always-mesmerizing releases on labels like My Favorite Robot, OFF, Suruba, Lucidflow and more. In fact, he has also collaborated with the My Favorite Robot production outfit to craft ‘SHOUT’, which proved another Beatport Top 20 hit for the young hit maker.
Recently, Silky started his own label, Faceless, and so far the label has made impressive inroads with its early releases championed by the likes of industry heavyweights, Dixon, Ame, Mano Le Tough, Thugfucker, and more. His other most recent project, though, has been a new studio collaboration with Jonny Cruz under the disCerN alias. Already the duo have found favour with house heads everywhere thanks to their magical offerings on LA’s Culprit and NYC’s Touch of Class Records.
A debut album from the disCerN pair is also due soon on Touch of Class, and it is sure to be a sensational affair. Seth Troxler, Noir, Clive Henry, Andrew Grant, Droog and many more all support and play this man’s tracks, in turn proving that he is one of the modern scene’s brightest stars.
Afrikan Sciences creates a strange and outer-worldly brew of South African vibes fused with Hip Hop, Jazz and Funk that is slightly on the experimental side.
Los Angeles-based, Mark Bell, aka Blakkat, has moved through the music world applying his golden touch to many surfaces, from a life with the major labels as an original member of multi-platinum selling Mercury Prize winners, M People, to the finest in underground house when he produced the massive “Tweek & Roll” with Josh Wink - or as a featured vocalist for King Britt’s Sylk 130 and Funk D’ Void.
Continuing to put out quality material, today’s label bosses frequently turn to Blakkat for dance floor killers, with his tracks remixed by today’s hottest underground names, such as KINK, Agnes, Pepe Braddock, Safeword, Pirupa and Manuel Tur. Add this to a CV that already includes the celebrated results of studio sessions with Felix da Housecat, Josh Wink, DJ Sneak and Marshall Jefferson, while Chez Damier, Zero 7, Jamiroqui, Wyclef Jean, New Order, A Tribe Called Quest, and The Jungle Brothers have all received his remix treatment, Blakkat productions have been remixed by dance music royalty such as David Morales, Basement Jaxx, Isloee, Todd Terry, Steve Bug and Armand Van Helden. Balancing this output with his own projects, Mark runs his own label, Shaboom, as an outlet for his own talents.
It is Mark’s ability to turn in classically influenced modern HOUSE that distinguishes a Blakkat jam. Whether it be raw Chicago acid or smooth New York deepness, his assured productions guarantees Mark’s tracks will move a room. The timeless quality of his work is evident in all he does, with his DJ sets referencing the past 25 years of house music with a modern, infectious twist. Working on the floor of the world’s hottest clubs. Whether as a DJ or live act, he’s headlined such legendary venues as PSI in New York and Fabric Room 1 in London.
As original member of multi-platinum selling Mercury Prize winners M People, Mark Bell, in a class of his own, continuing to push the envelope by working with artists and restructuring their sound that is unique and specific to them while keeping true to his dance roots. Currently working on new studio projects with Douglas McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb, H Foundtation, Leigh de Vries, Doc Martin, DJ Sneak, King Britt, (a)pendice.shuffle and the Godfather of main stage EDM Felix.
15 years of collecting records, and performing in discos and parties across the U.S.—including San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Playing alongside luminaries such as Harvey, Greg Wilson, Mike Huckaby, LCD Soundsystem, Metro Area, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Maurice Fulton, Lindstrom, Pal Joey, Rub-N-Tug, Bebel Gilberto, Trevor Jackson, Virgo Four, Optimo, Theo Parrish, Larry Heard, and Tim Sweeney. Current RESIDENCIES include No Way Back and Bionic, as well as making frequent guest appearances on Jeno’s cult favorite show, Noise From The Void (http://www.noisefromthevoi/
d.com/). Already, he's released EDITS for Rong Music and Public Release and has several releases coming soon.
Born and raised in Chicago and further refined in Los Angeles, Dirtie Blonde developed a love of disco and HOUSE music at a young age. Starting out as a listener and dancer, her curiousity, versatility, and passion for the musical possibilities led her to begin collecting and djing. With over 12 years of experience collecting vinyl and djing and with tastes ranging from balearic to techno and everything in between, Dirtie Blonde is ready to take you on a musical adventure.
Hailing from Jersey City via Northampton, has been part of the dance-music culture for the past 14 years studying media production, promotion, and learning the music. In 2004, Victor moved from Massachusetts to California to further his knowledge of event and music production, promotion, and DJing.
Some of Victor’s early dance influences were genres such as Latin and Acid House, Hip-Hop, R ’n’ B, World Beat music and such unlikely sounds as Classical and Classic Rock. During the last two and one-half years, Vega has honed his craft of sculpting the sounds of Electro, Tech House, keeping it dirty and juicy so that it makes you want to freaky deaky.
In moving to San Francisco and working with the Fringe Art Collective and Janky barge. Victor has enjoyed the honor of playing alongside artists such as The Juan McLain, Freestylers, Bassnectar, BLVD, Glitch Mob, Stanton Warriors, and DJ Icey in venues such as Poleng Lounge, Anu, Mighty, Rain Dance (Santa Cruz), Get Freaky @ 10:15, Burning Man, and Decompression. Victor countinues his quest for the last four years with the Housepitality Crew.
In the coming years, Victor will be focusing further on music production and in utilizing more hardware technology to extend the fluidity of the mix, and continuing his quest for excellence in event-production for the ever-demanding public. Meanwhile, Vega doesn’t lose sight of the point of all this which is to bring people together to share common interests and participate in the evolution of the culture and, most importantly, shake thy butt.
haz fun y'all...