GRIME CITY w/ Hatcha + Starkey

Thu Oct 9
F8 | 1192 Folsom
City, Clubs, Music, City Events, Venues



Special session with heavy hitters

No one DJ or indeed producer can claim sole credit for Dubstep. But when the history of the genre gets told, no DJ has ever had, or perhaps ever will again have so much influence over the course of the genre as Hatcha. It’s no overstatement to say the entire genre bares his stamp.

Hatcha’s roots seep deep back into late ‘90s UK garage, Croydon and pirate radio. Originally the buyer at the now defunct Big Apple record shop, Hatcha was one of the very first DJs to pick up on the new dark strains of 2step that were being made by local producers like El-B, Artwork and Horsepower at the turn of the millennium. As the producers came into the shop to sell white labels of these niche new sounds, a community arose. The shop began its own label, Big Apple Records and its first release was the dubstep classic “Red” by the shop’s resident producer Artwork. The next releases came from his two protégés, Benga and Skream.

As the garage sounds from south London began to take on their own unique, dark swung direction, it became clear that the nascent scene needed a home. In 2001 Forward>>, dubstep’s founding club, started with Hatcha a resident. It was here he began to up the ante. While other DJs came with a collection of white labels (tracks immanently due for a public release), he arrived with a box of upfront dubplates: unique one-off exclusive tracks. No DJ could test.

Since those times Hatcha has gone on to hold down his flagship Kiss 100 show alongside long time MC, Crazy D, DJ across the planet, co-produce with a variety of the scene’s heavyweights and mix compilations such as Ten Tons Heavy for Planet Mu.

As the scene he inspired and crafted developed into the worldwide phenomenon it now is, Hatcha toured the world spreading the Dubstep gospel. Over recent years he has played to crowds from America, to Japan, to Australia and across Europe. From the biggest UK festivals to the best festivals and events around the globe.

Recently launching his Sin City brand alongside fellow Dubstep don, DJ N Type, Hatcha has gone on to host Sin City events at the UK's leading venues (including their new residency at the legendary Fabric London), as well as release critically acclaimed singles through the Sin City record label. A label which, alongside Hatcha's nomination for best DJ, was nominated for best new Dubstep label at the yearly genre awards.

Through all this, Hatcha has well and truly cemented his name in music history books for his role in creating and continuing to develop the most innovative and exciting genre of the 21st Century.

Philadelphia born artist, Starkey isnʼt just another talented music producer who has gained universal recognition. A leader of “Street Bass,” which combines elements of hip-hop, grime and dubstep, Starkey creates different dimensions in his music with an ingenious complexity that separates him from other artists.

Notably one of the first producers to bring the sound of UK grime to the United States, Starkeyʼs richly textured production style and refined music engineering has earned him a global fan-base as a true inventor of sound.

Since 2005, heʼs undoubtedly captivated a revolutionary following with his individuality, forward thinking production style, and intergalactic bass-heavy arrangements. In 2008, he was the only American producer selected for the “Generation Bass” special on the legendary MaryAnne Hobbs BBC Radio 1 show. In the same year he released his critically acclaimed album "Orbits," which Pitchfork gave an 8/10 and called it "classic synth grandeur."

Starkey is also a regular DJ on London's Rinse FM and was one of the first DJs ever to have a residency on Mistajam's BBC 1Xtra "Daily Dose" mix. His tunes have received radio support from the likes radio heavy weights such as Skream and Benga and Annie Mac. He's released music around the world through a diverse group of labels such as Ninja Tune, Planet Mu, Smog Records, No Hats No Hoods, and Keysound. Commended from around the world, Starkeyʼs body of work continues to compile stunning originality and imaginative production flair. From producer to singer to the co-owner of the prominent record labels Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey, Starkey is an unstoppable force renovating the sounds of electronic music.

SF's infamous original sublow crew are back together to take you through the sounds of minimal, house, grime, sublow, UK garage, techno, and the roots of dubstep and bass music. Since 2005 this crew has been key in playing and sharing forward thinking bass music at a small monthly party in a bar in one of the grittiest neighborhoods in SF. 2014 sees the return to throwing events and bringing out like minded artists! Current active lineup is 100 Spokes, Subtek, Dubsworth, Supa,Sublo, with host Emcee Child!


(pronounced he·ge·mo·ny) is a music-based collective that was formed in the pits of Santa Cruz in 2009. Our aim is to bring together great people and the music we love to enhance our social and auditory lives. We support innovative artists and the term “genre” is just some French word we don’t adhere to, but we generally bring acts that are developing music with new perspectives in hip hop, R&B and bass music as a whole.

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    1192 Folsom, San Francisco, CA