Acid Test SF: Convextion, Polk & Hyde, S/H/A/P/E/S, Cle Acklin

Event has passed (Fri May 3, 2013 - Fri May 3, 2013)
F8 | 1192 Folsom
10pm - 4am
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MAY 3RD, 2013
F8, 1192 Folsom St. SF

Acid Test began in Chicago's Smart Bar as a vinyl-only party celebrating the art and artistry of vinyl DJing and underground house music. Soon after Acid Test resident Tyrel Williams moved to San Francisco, Acid Test SF was born.

The sixth installment of Acid Test SF will be a celebration of the bedrock house and techno sounds of the Roland 303, 808, and 909, performed LIVE on hardware by masters of house and techno.

Featuring LIVE hardware sets from:

::CONVEXTION / E.R.P. (Matrix Recordings | Dallas)::
::POLK & HYDE (Realtime, 222 | San Francisco)::
::S/H/A/P/E/S (??? | San Francisco)::

Special guest DJ set from:

::CLE ACKLIN (Soundproof Music, Black Cherry Recs. | SF)::

Back room sets from residents:

::TYREL WILLIAMS (Acid Test SF, Housepitality | SF/CHI)::
::BAI-EE (Acid Test SF, Housepitality, Farris Wheel | SF/CHI)::
::MIGUEL SOLARI (Housepitality, Meow Recordings | SF)::

F8, 1192 Folsom
Folsom St. at 8th St., SF

10pm-late | 21+ | 3 Rooms


Convextion / E.R.P.

There's not too much to go on when attempting to decipher Gerard Hanson, AKA Convextion. What's clear is that he resides in Dallas, Texas, records techno as Convextion, electro as E.R.P and released his debut 12-inch back in 1995 through Matrix Records. His biography also isn't particularly enlightening—merely a run through of his influences and releases—but does confirm that throughout his 16-year recording career Hanson has remained "willingly anonymous." This mysterious shroud coupled with a limited number of releases (Hanson put-out only two 12-inches between '97 and '05) has led to something of a cult Convextion/E.R.P. following. Those who've tracked Hanson's limited manoeuvres have seen their faith rewarded recently, however, as fresh E.R.P. material came to light through highly regarded Spanish imprint Semantica, revealing some of Hanson's finest work to date under either moniker.

Gerard Hanson was born in 1972. He hails from of Dallas, Texas USA. Little is known about this producer who seems to have Scandinavian roots. His productions have reflections with Basic Channel/Chain Reaction sound. His main inspirations are Juan Atkins and Derrick May. His music also has influences from Stefan Robbers, Red Planet and Carl Craig. He found a way where everything came together: Deepness, Minimalism and Soul, the Detroit-Berlin connection. In 1994 Gerard Hanson and Dan Kurzius started ‘Hardsync’, a Magazine dedicated to electronic music reviews and artist interviews. It has been defunct since 1996 as a result of a computer crash. Hard Sync was an outlet for several Texas-based electronic music enthusiasts to reach out to others around the world that shared similar musical interests. He released his first 12" on Matrix in 1995. From 1995-1997, he released five ep’s, and then only two more in the next six years until 2005. After that some other labels approached him but just wanted more of the same and didn't really seem to understand his sound. After that he stopped releasing music and produced only for his personal usage. After a couple of years the label Down Low convinced him to pick up his producing again. He is very careful about sharing his music with the rest of the world. In the last decade he only used the aliases Convextion and E.R.P. (Event Related Potential). E.R.P is an electro-edged moniker. Gerard has remained willingly anonymous since his debut in 1995, but he came out of obscurity for a debut European Live performance in London in April 2006.


Polk & Hyde

Live analog electronic music from Jonah Sharp and EO, aka Emilio Orlandi.



The external form or to give a particular form. S/H/A/P/E/S is a real-time collaborative experience in which every performance is unique but tied together by a passion for classic gear and timeless dance music. The focus is on live hardware experimentation and not personalities. Each show consists of a changing roster of gear but is always grounded by the trinity of 303, 808 and 909. Expect a transmission of rich uncompromising textures straight through your body and into your soul.


Cle Acklin

Cle Acklin , originally from Dallas, Tx, now San Francisco is the house music machine. Influences are Derrick Carter, Mood 2 Swing, Iz, JT Donaldson, Masters at Work, Moodyman, Carl Craig, Alton Miller, Pal Joey, and many more. He also was the owner and founder of Soundproof Music. He has music on DJ Heathers Black Cherry Records, Fistfight Records, Dirty Trick, and Icon. He has been a very passionate DJ since the late 80's.


Tyrel Williams

Tyrel has been a mainstay of Chicago’s underground House scene for years. He began mixing records in 1999. Soon later he landed a job at Gramaphone Records where he spent the last decade building a mighty collection of 12” dance records. He spent 2009-2011 building his Acid Test residency at Smart Bar, which is an ongoing all vinyl House / Techno weekly dedicated to the true art form of DJing. Guests have included Miles Maeda, Derrick Carter, Tevo Howard, Traxx, and Justin Long. Tyrel has recently moved to San Francisco where he is a resident DJ for Housepitality and has also started his Acid Test party with Bryan Bai-ee and Miguel Solari.



Chicago area Dj/producer and recent Oakland, CA transplant. Deep, acid, disco house/edits and vocals. Original productions on Farris Wheel Recordings, Smooth Agent, Poontin and Liberate. audioJazz Music label owner and Acid Test Dj digging deep / pushing vinyl. Current resident at Housepitality and Acid Test SF.


Miguel Solari



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