Tonight, Saturday, Opel Productions, one of the Bay Area's most respected party throwing crews will be celebrating 8 years of good music and good vibes. The socially conscience production team who strive to "throw parties with a purpose" have been heading up the default underground/Burner scene in San Francisco since 2002. Headed by founder, DJ, and local child psychologist Syd Gris (who is also the organizer of the legendary Opulent Temple camp at Burning Man), Opel will be gathering their friends and supporters to revel in some infectious tech funk, breakbeat, house and electro/techno with 4 of the biggest names in the global dj scene.
The event will be headlined by the UK's Meat Katie, Lee Coombs and Dylan Rhymes of London based Lot 49 Recordings, and Ali B, resident of Fabric in London. Meat Katie, aka Mark Pember, is a London-based producer and DJ who has revolutionized breakbeat and tech-funk in the UK and is the co-founder of the record label Lot 49 alongside Dylan Rhymes. Marvin Beaver, better known as Dylan Rhymes, is known for his prolific discography, has remixed for artists like Deep Dish, Infusion, Dave Gahan, Overseer, Unkle and Puretone, and has become a fixture of the breakbeat and tech-house scene. Lee Combs released his first album in 5 years back in October on Lot 49, adding some of the acid-house sounds to the label. He has remixed for the likes of Paul Oakenfold, New Order and Moby, among others. The resident DJ at Fabric in London of Air Recordings Ali B will also be headlining, adding a bit of funk and downtempo to his breaks.
Also joining the group of stellar UK DJ's will be Opel's own residents, Syd Gris, Dex Stakker, Hoj and Melyss, along with Opulent Temple's Drew Drop and Vinkalmann, Alan Octavo (Spundae), Spech (Qool), and Mike Butler (Starry Eyed Music). You can expect Opel decor, an art installation, an aerial performance, and Mighty's signature chill bus. And wear your wackiest, 'cause "Funky, colorful and dashing get ups encouraged".
Full line up:
Meat Katie (Lot 49 / meatkatie.com, UK)
Lee Coombs (Lot 49 / leecoombs.com, UK)
Dylan Rhymes (Lot 49, UK)
Ali B (Air Recordings / Fabric, UK)
Syd Gris (Opel / Opulent Temple)
Alain Octavo (Spundae)
Hoj (Opel, NYC)
Spesh(Qool / Looq Records)
Dex Stakker (Opel / Opulent Temple)
Melyss (Opel / Hot Chocolate)
Vinkalmann (Opulent Temple)
Drew Drop (Opulent Temple)
3 Areas of music including outdoor area, chill bus, aerial performance by Hannah Griffin, art installation, Opel decor. And beauty, yes beauty.
This event is expected to sell out so pre-sales are strongly recommended.