San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

SF clubs host everything from tropical house to progressive house and trap this week—and at least one opportunity for flapjacks on the dance floor.

Visit the SF Station events calendar for complete listings.
Thursday, January 29: Sam Feldt at Ruby Skye
Many names have been dominating the burgeoning tropical house movement lately: Thomas Jack, Kygo, and now Sam Feldt. This pioneer has captured the essence of this new, laid back, melodic subgenre, and is making waves with his forthcoming release on Spinnin’ Records “Show Me Love.”


Friday, January 30: RL Grime at The Fox Theater
Trap superstar RL Grime takes his tour to The Fox for a set filled with Rolland 808 bass, ticking high-hats, and crisp snares. Coming off the recent release of his debut album Void, Grime brings a sophisticated mix that is still chalk full of hip-hop bangers.


Friday, January 30: Syn Cole at Vessel
Estonian breakout Syn Cole has wasted no time climbing the EDM charts. Hit track “Miami 82” blew up with big remixes from Avicii and Kygo, and his Ed Sheeran remix has almost 700,000 plays on soundcloud. His brand of big room house features catchy melodies and a gentle touch of electro to produce happy club tracks that ooze with bright energy.


Friday, January 30: French Horn Rebellion at Rickshaw Stop
Brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari make up the groovy French Horn Rebellion. Showcasing disco-funk, French house sound with a strong affinity for horns, this duo keeps it lively on the dance floor with layers of harmonious instrumentals.


Friday, January 30: Cedric Gervais at Ruby Skye
Best known for his Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-awarded remix of Lana Del Rey’s hit “Summertime Sadness,” this French producer has a knack for finding beautiful female vocals for his tracks. Big room, progressive house anthems are his specialty, bringing an uplifting and varied sound that indicates he has the talent and momentum to be the next Calvin Harris.


Friday, January 30: Boregeous at Regency Ballroom
Borgeous is relatively new to the scene. His hit with DVBBS, “Tsunami,” was a Beatport No. 1 and the most played song at Tomorrowland in 2013. Staying true to the recent trend in mainstream EDM, Borgeous’ progressive house sound employs the heavy-hitting hardstyle kick drum and aggressive synth triplets to please his widening fan base.


Friday, January 30: Pancakes & Booze Art Show at 111 Minna Gallery
Pancakes & Booze mixes the best of both worlds while featuring works in a variety of mediums from over 100 emerging artists, this event is a steal for only $5. DJ Bander will be spinning on the decks wile attendees count (pancake) stacks and drink up.


Saturday, January 31: Alvin Risk at Mezzanine
OWSLA signed artist and frequent Skrillex collaborator Alvin Risk returns to San Francisco. Formerly a dubstep wunderkind, Alvin’s recent work has ventured to explore different tempos and genres, from electro house to moombahton. His intense, crunchy production style, however, happily remains the same.