NEW YEARS EVE 2013
an-ten-nae - 1015 Folsom
Euphonic Conceptions - Soundpieces - 120 Minutes - Club Exotica
Star Slinger - Holy Other
The Polish Ambassador
Sinjin Hawke - Mykki Blanco
Groundislava - Andreilien (Heyoka)
Blackbird Blackbird - Janover ft. reSUNator
El Papa Chango - Chauncey + Marco De La Vega
Jocelyn - Alia - Neptune
3am-9am ...SECRET GUEST...
Random Rab(Live) - An-Ten-Nae - R/D
Thriftworks - Bogl vs Dials - Danny Corn
MiHKAL - WolfBitch - Kitty D - Ryury
12 Hours of Music
9pm - 9am
(Bar Reopens at 6am)
Very Limited $50 Tickets
NEW YEARS EVE 2013
Star Slinger is an Electronic project created by Nottinghamshire born Darren Williams. It all started in April 2010 when he re-ignited his love for record-shopping in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The name Star Slinger was born when Darren sampled BT Express’ instrumental B Side “Cowboy Dancer”. He often names his creations with word association towards the sample he uses.
Most recently Slinger produced the new Air France single, which went big on the likes of Hype Machine, Pitchfork, Stereogum and Fact, adding a brilliant production string to his bow.
Holy Other’s Debut EP ‘ With U’ was released worldwide in June 2011 on all formats (12”, CD & digital) to universal critical acclaim and currently holds a score of 82 on Metacritic. It was listed in Best of 2011 lists by the likes of Spin, Stereogum, URB, Gorilla Vs Bear, Dummy, The Guardian and XLR8R who actually made it their number 1 record of the year as well as making Holy Other their number 2 new artist of the year. The Album has received great radio support from Stuart Maconie, Rob Da Bank and Gilles Peterson who included ‘Touch’ in his best of the year radio show.
‘In all honesty, it’s hard to say a whole lot more about Holy Other and his music without sounding like gushing fanboys. Nevertheless, With U is an incredible record. Even with its dark and dour drones—which are incredibly intoxicating on their own merits—the EP is stuffed with tangible emotion, some of which is surprisingly bright and all of which is incredibly potent.’ – XLR8R
‘This is not dead music, but it’s perhaps as close as you can get without passing over. It is music with palpable warmth, not nearly as cold as your average techno track. With U is about that moment just in between life and death.’ – Tiny Mix Tapes
‘It’s a strangely affecting synthesis of sounds and marks Holy Other’s short debut out as a darkly oppressive but ultimately rewarding piece of work.’ – Pitchfork
‘Indie rock, R&B, electronic dance music, and hip-hop have all been converging in pretty fascinating ways lately, but Holy Other is on some whole other planet. This Berlin-via-Manchester producer’s debut EP blasts through not only genres, but the divide between the otherworldly and the physical.’ – Spin
Received great radio support from Stuart Maconie, Rob Da Bank and Gilles Peterson who included ‘Touch’ in his best of the year radio show.
Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as “The Master of Emotion” his music is patently beautiful and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting and stand on their own as a distinct genre. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in his sound.
There is no doubt that Rab understands a multitude of musical styles. He has been the front man of a heavy metal band, toured as a classical trumpet player, played bass in a country music band, was a scratch DJ for a jazz fusion project, was the singer for a rock band in Mexico and has collaborated with countless musicians of all styles. From acoustic performances in the Himalayas to rocking packed clubs in New York, Random Rab has found a way to connect with people of all kinds.
With a dedicated fanbase born from the San Francisco underground, Random Rab has become a Burning Man legend known for his sunrise sets that have now become one of his most sought after performances. His current popularity can often be traced to his breakout album, The Elucidation of Sorrow… This album firmly established him as a recognizable force in the electronic music scene. His latest and 4th album aRose, catapulted him into the state of momentum that is now taking hold internationally.
LowRIDERz is stirring up music hungry populations across the country! They keep it deep, sexy and make you drop it low! With their wicked chemistry, nasty bass and deep synths, they are sure to deliver sound like none other. Get in there and get worked by these beat beasts!
THE POLISH AMBASSADOR
Polish Ambassador shows are not a quick fuck. The music is not about pounding your body into submission. It's a passionate love-making affair, with subtle waves and profound emotion. You will be caressed. You will be teased. You will be bounced. You will be gyrated towards a higher frequency of happiness.
One of San Francisco’s most sought after DJs and live performers, An*Ten*Nae's custom setup has taken the art of live remixing to new heights. His seldom heard sound is called Acid Crunk, which blurs the lines between Dubstep, Electro and Hip Hop. This sound is NOT homogenized; there are no rules or restraints, simply a quest for pure dance floor devastation.
An*Ten*Nae is an entity possessing the human mind of one Adam Ohana, giving him the ability to transcend above the constraints of music rigidity and transmit bass heavy, crunked out beats of the highest order. His bar raising Live mix mashup compilations, “Punk Rock Country Hop” and “Acid Crunk Vol. 1” have set the standard and has defined an era with over 300,000 downloads to date. Picking up steam in 2009 Acid Crunk Vol. 2 maintained the # 1 seller in Dubstep, Electronica and Chillout genres simultaneously while also having all 14 tracks in their respective genre top 10, as well as rocking the charts on iTunes, Juno Digital and a host of other sites. With an album in the works and the ever growing Acid Crunk series running at full steam, we see no end in site for the ever changing chameleon known as An*Ten*Nae.
Entranced, nearly basking in the radiance of R/D’s sound, audiences are swallowed up in his vibrant melodies, pounding beats, and zealous dedication to the craft. Dripping with angst and desire, R/D’s compositions can be at times dizzyingly beautiful, heartbreaking in their melancholy and dancefloor-crushing all at once. With artists clamoring to share bills and secure remixes, his edgy and experimental sound is finding new ears nationwide and beyond, elevating him from L.A. indie auteur to full-fledged underground sensation.
A transplant from Middle America to the teeming sonic landscape of southern California, R/D was first a devotee of the post-punk aesthetic, before being introduced to the underground dance music scene in his teens—fully soaking in the electronic music of the era, and discovering the allure of DJing. Becoming a part of the scene meant throwing his own parties, promoting shows, and cultivating his own unique sound.
Embracing the deliberate grandeur of the nascent bass movement, R/D emerged with an entire catalog of big, brash bass and lush, symphonic compositions. Patient and passionate, White’s sound moves both body and soul. Not content to rework straightforward dance or hip-hop tracks, R/D’s eclecticism lead him to today’s most cutting edge artists, resulting in massively successful remixes of Swedish songstress Fever Ray (“I’m Not Done”) and James Blake’s earth-shattering “Wilhelm Scream,” both of which landed him high atop Hype Machine’s charts.