Coming in December: DARKROOM 1 year anniversary w/ KATE SIMKO (Spectral Sound, Ghostly, Traum-Chicago)!
This December we celebrate our one year anniversary of Darkroom w/ the visit of Ghostly artist KATE SIMKO! Warming things up for the evening will be Stap[e residents Fil Latorre & Javaight. This is definitely a night not to miss!
$10 all night , and we're going from 9pm-2am.
About Kate Simko:
Chicago-based Kate Simko is a classical pianist turned house/techno producer. Drawing from a wide range of influences, she combines her sense of melody and structure with her dance music roots in Chicago house and Detroit techno. Whether playing live or DJ’ing, Kate’s selection maintains warmth and soul, full of funky bass lines and loose rhythms.
Growing up studying piano and music theory, Kate discovered underground dance music during her teens and began DJ’ing on college radio in the late 90's. In 2001, Kate moved to Santiago, Chile, where she continued her studies in music composition and met Andres Bucci. Bucci and Simko combined forces and recorded two records together as Detalles (Traum , Kupei Musika).
Back in her hometown of Chicago, Kate is continually striving to evolve as an artist, combining her wide range of influences into her own music, creating a unique personal sound that crosses genre borders, blending rich textures and melodies with funky bass and groove
About Fil Latorre:
Originally from Washington DC, and after years of playing at nightclubs and raves around the country and South America, Fil Latorre settled in San Francisco in 1999, and shortly thereafter helped start the party known as Stap[e. Stap[e's focus has always been on deep, quality dance music, what Fil and partner David "dj Javaight" Javate call "Future house and Deep techno". Over the years, Stap[e has featured acts like Layo & Bushwacka!, Stacey Pullen, Kenny Larkin, Dan Bell, Jori Hulkonnen, Common Factor, Mark Ambrose, John Tejada and Alexi Delano, culminating in being awarded "Best House Night" by the SF Bay Guardian. Passionate about music all of his life, Fil currently works as an Audio Engineer, and has been working on his own production work, which he regularly plays in his DJ sets.
David Javate aka DJ Javaight aka JV8, is a DJ, event promoter and writer. A veteran DJ from Washington DC and lifelong dance music aficionado, David's love has always been towards the deeper side of house and techno. As is evident in his contributions to SF nightlife with the deep house night, Staple, the ground breaking techno event, Optimal, and the techno happy hour, Killswitch, David continues to showcase deeper styles with a DJ style which acknowledges house and techno's pioneers while also welcoming today's innovators. Showing the diversity of being able to play during different moods of the night, David always strives to take the listener on a journey, and make an audio collage which moves the mind and body.