WHOA, we have Andrew Rass aka BUTANE about to give us that raindrop from heaven little helpers teched out groove he is known for. This is quite special because this booking happened out of the blue when our dear friend 2 time past headliner Alexi Delano was in town and introduced us to Andrew who was settling into his new place. Yes, he is now a San Francisco resident and this is actually a welcome party to his new home.. He happens to be one of our favorite artists so it was a no brainer situation when the opportunity came up. I would describe the BUTANE sound as an etherial and melodic menagerie of thumpy bouncy tech house, its beautifully crafted synchopation. As an artist, hes been having the world wide respect for a while as we can see he is part of RA podcast #24... yep.. old school.. We are VERY VERY very VERY excited to have Andrew come and join the ranks of Housepitality headliners.. We got you Andrew. Opening is our resident flaco, our brother VICTOR VEGA who takes his job very seriously when he prepares for these gigs.. His sound is most proper for this evening and we expect your support for one of our most important team members.
In the lounge we have a VERY VERY VERY special and talented local guest who is known for many different sounds. He is one of the hardest working heads in our local scene lately as a producer, promoter and of course DJ. Since our lounge is becoming more renown and more legendary things take place back there we need better and better talent to step up.. THUS we welcome NACKT of Rare Form, Outpost and AYLI to drop a lounge set to set the night on fire. Most people don't realize that his collection goes way beyond house and techno jams.. We can't wait to hear what he's got for us. WE GOT YOU!!
$5 early-bird tickets available on RA: Bottomless champagne 9-10pm Free b4 10pm with RSVP - $10 after" $5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount) Streaming LIVE at http://housepitalitylive.com/
Butane has been flying the underground flag, professionally, unapologetically, since 2001 when he began DJing. There are countless mechanisms ready-built into the electronic music industry which relentlessly pull one toward commercialization, aka selling-out, and he vows to resist them at all costs.
Through the years, he's watched in disappointment as peers (sometimes understandably) succumb to the pressure, and in doing so, ultimately lose the respect of those who matter most - their colleagues and fans. Nevertheless, steadfast, through hard work, dedication, and commitment to artistry, he finds himself a pillar in the scene. This is no accident.
Owner of two exceptional record labels (Alphahouse & Little Helpers), and responsible for a sprawling and impressive discography of original work and remixes, he forges his own path. Against the odds, he believes talent, hard work, dedication to craft, attention to detail, and uncompromising belief in these core principles is the way to conduct a meaningful career in the music business. Because of this, Butane consistently snubs offers promising money in exchange for small pieces of his soul. Those kinds of things chip away at a man until what remains is unrecognizable. Instead, he grows, evolves, changes on his own terms.
Respect the music. Respect the culture. Success is not measured in social media likes.
////////////// VICTOR VEGA (HOUSEPITALITY)
From a much needed Hiatus away from the H~Pit, Vega returns to open the night with a whole new sound and doubles as Floor Manager with the HousePit Crew.
Victor Vega, 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 Victorís early dance influences were genres such as Latin and Acid House, Hip-Hop, R íní 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 Deep, 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 continues his quest for the last Five 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 hasnít lost 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.
////////////// NACKT (Rare Form / Outpost / As You Like It | Oakland, CA)
Nackt is a DJ, Producer, Lover, and Gentleman. As a co-founder of the Rare Form and Outpost parties, he is committed to bringing excellent talent to Oakland and San Francisco! Nackt grew up in the East Bay Area in California, playing jazz saxophone and collecting funk and soul records. After becoming obsessed with hip-hop in the 90's, his extensive vinyl collection was put to good use as sample fuel in downtempo and hip-hop productions. Nackt worked the house party circuit and eventually earned a weekly residency at Oakland landmark, Ruby Room. After holding down a soul and hip-hop residency there for many years, he built on his experience with Deep East, a deep house and techno weekly party in East Oakland. He continues to DJ and promote in Oakland with the eclectic Rare Form parties, and in San Francisco with the left-field and bass-heavy party, Outpost.
Excited by the techno-influenced house and garage revival happening in the UK bass scene, Nackt plays techno, funky deep house, and forward-thinking bass music from across the globe. Depending on the time-slot, you'll hear anything from mellow, ethereal Jacques Greene productions, banging house tunes from Bicep, left-field bass music from the Hessle Audio label, to jacking techno like Boddika. Occasionally he'll even dust off the old 45s and do a funk and soul set! Nackt's thorough musical knowledge makes for an eclectic set, sure to please the discerning listener with beats heavy enough to get a dance floor shaking.
Nackt has been booked for notable Bay Area parties like As You Like It, Werd, Grime City, Bubble, Direct To Earth, HGMNY, Friends and Family (FNF), Black Magic Disko, and the legendary ambient party, Chillits. Nackt's original productions and remixes have appeared on Popgang Records, Chillin Music, and 3AM Devices, and he has shared the bill with artists like Maya Jane Coles, Hunee, Thugfucker, Dirt Crew, Martyn, DJ Hatcha, Cosmin TRG, Tessela, Kit Clayton, 40 Thieves, Splatter, Jason Kendig, Tiari, Odd Nosdam, Starkey, Jonah Sharp and more.