From drum and bass legend Dieselboy to pop house king Fatboy Slim to Carnaval’s finale celebration with DJ Sabo and Afrolicious, San Francisco’s dance floors sure are alive this weekend.



Brooklyn-based Dieselboy is the biggest American name in drum and bass and has been producing high energy sets for over two decades. Bass will be the dominant element during his show with Obsidian, Jays One vs Justin Illusion, Infected Frequencies, & M3RC tonight at Ruby Skye starting at 8pm.

For less bass-in-the-face and more upbeat, electro house dancing, Vessel is hosting German producer and DJ Ali Schwarz, half of brother duo Tiefschwarz, with opener Nikola Baytala. For a taste of what you might hear, check out the Resident Advisor May 2011 Top 10 brought to you by Tiefschwarz.


Combining elements of hip hop, pop, and electro in the DJ booth, London’s Stanton Warriors recently released their seventh album, “The Warriors,” which is receiving praise worldwide and currently ranked as the No. 1 dance album in Australia. The duo will be performing at Mighty with others from 10pm until 4am. Get a taste of their high energy bass and crowd love in the video to hit song “Shoot Me Down” featuring Ruby Goe.


Two rooms of dubstep including live artists and visuals for only $10 cannot be ignored. Redline presents the San Francisco Dubstep Spring Massive at Mighty from 10pm till 3am featuring eight of your favorite SF dubstep DJs such as Ultraviolet, Rastatronics, Lotus Drops, and more. The event is sure to keep the bass wobbling out of the speakers all night long while you enjoy dancing the night away and a number of crafty activities.

After taking a few years off from DJing in the United States, legendary British artist Fatboy Slim is making his return this Memorial Day weekend starting with SF and followed by a gig in Sin City, inspiring his recent Las Vegas Take Over Mix. He will be headlining the epic 11 year anniversary party of Ruby Skye, also featuring DJs Thomas Gandey and Foley. Check out Fatboy Slim’s Las Vegas Take Over Mix for a sample of what you can expect from his arrival back in the US.


If you’re celebrating the Carnaval festivities this weekend, there’s no better place than Carnaval Fever, the three-night live music and official party celebration taking over the city. The best night to hit up  is the official party finale at SOM, featuring New York’s Sol Selecta DJ Sabo as well as local favorites Afrolicious, Jeremiah, and Zamba. Dancers, DJs, bands, and music lovers of all kinds will come together to celebrate African, Latin, Caribbean, and South American cultures on the dance floor starting at 9pm.

For a less celebratory and more dark, hard-hitting electronic music performance, check out Icee Hott at Public Works featuring Brooklyn’s female goth house duo Creep and Detroit techno house legend Anthony “Shake” Shakir, both both making their first gigs in SF, along with Rinse FM’s Scratcha DVA and resident DJs. They’ll be partying from 10pm until 3am, reminding you of how great 3-day weekends really are. Check out the video to Creep’s recent song “You” featuring pop group Nina Sky below.

Where are you going to party?