CODE is back again for it's 3rd installment of it's new monthly party at Monarch now happening every third Thursday! This time we bring one of SF's best back from LA as well as some our local heros for one night of deep and heavy dancefloor vibes.
Let's go to the end of the world together...
Grenier (aka DJG aka Genome)
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and now residing in Los Angeles, Dean J. Grenier, (A.K.A DJG), landed in the Bay Area underground dance music scene 2007 with his first 12” ”Shadow Skanking” b/w “Joyful Sound” on Narco.Hz, two slices of lithe, slick dubstep. Immediate airplay for “Joyful Sound” on Rinse FM and drops in the clubs from prominent DJs like N-Type quickly propelled DJG to the forefront of American bass music producers early on in his career.
Grenier’s production style is rich and welcoming, sometimes visceral but never anything less than evocative. Now considered a veteran of the American scene, Grenier (as DJG) self-released the two-disc Voids collection in 2010, revealing not only a clever grasp of dubstep and dnb but ambient soundscapes, and since then he’s released on labels like Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint, Headhunter’s Transistor, Frite Nite, Pushing Red and Wheel & Deal Records.
Now operating under the name Grenier his recent productions see him moving in a more experimental direction, dropping the tempo to as low as 125BPM while playing around with rhythmic structures that hint at soulful house, garage, and other weird shapes, all imbued with the warm melodic embrace he’s always kept hidden beneath the beats. With forthcoming releases on Tectonic, Photek Productions, Get Darker and Frite Nite (with LA’s Salva), 2012 looks to be a banner year for Grenier, as he continues work on his debut album. DJs ranging from Mary Anne Hobbs, Mala, Pearson Sound, 2562, Pinch, Addison Groove, Salva, Photek, N-Type, Distal and many more have been supporting DJG’s recent and forthcoming releases.
Grenier’s performance behind the decks reveals a wide-ranging taste and smart grip on all sorts of music, elegantly-paced sets full of his own productions and like-minded efforts from others. His DJ talents have brought him all over the world, including a recent set at the legendary club Fabric in London and a tour around Europe in 2011, and back home in North America he’s headlined British Columbia’s Bass Coast Festival.
Bachelors of Science (Code, Dirtbird, Fokuz)
2012 was a big year for the Bachelors as they launched their new label CODE Recordings (coderecordings.co.uk). Their first single received heavy DJ support from artists like Spectrasoul, Mutated Forms, Storm & Flight, and was accompanied by a slick music video to add to their already solid YouTube presence.
Morning Sun on Soundcloud:
On the remix tip BoS was given the nod from the mighty Dirtybird Records to remix one of the biggest tech house records of the year, Justin Martin's title track off of his Ghettos and Gardens album. The remix did extremely well, hitting #5 on the Beatport charts for top 100 DnB releases and getting its world premiere on BBC 1xtra via the massive Diplo and Friends program. The track was played all over the world at massive events and festivals by Claude Von Stroke & Justin Martin and also received support from top artists like S.P.Y, The Insiders, & T.E.E.D. (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs), once again solidifying Bachelors Of Science a household name in across a wide range of scenes.
BBC Radio 1xtra Clip from the DB take over on Diplo's show:
On stage, BoS played shows all over the North America and Europe during 2012 including cities like Dublin (Ireland), Poznan (Poland), Amsterdam (Holland), Rome (Italy), NYC, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Baltimore, San Diego, Fairfax, Florida, San Francisco, Vancouver, Minneapolis and many more. While rocking some of the top clubs around the globe the Bachelors have also been tearing up the festival circuit having played at events like the massive Live Nation "I Love This City" festival tour alongside Tiesto, Doctor P, Dirtyphonics and more. Everywhere they played all reviews from the crowds as well as the promoters were extremely positive citing that BoS sets are much more diverse and dancefloor focused than expected and that the mixing and vibes were super on point!
If all that wasn't enough Bachelors of Science also launched a new monthly label night and residency at San Francisco's hottest new clubs, Monarch SF, which was recently voted #7 in the top 10 best sound systems in the U.S. by Beatport.
2013 is looking to be even bigger year with a slew of amazing new tunes slated to come out which are already crushing dancefloors all over the world!
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Method One (Auxiliary, 31 Recs)
In the nearly 20 years since he first started experimenting with sampled loops, Jason Leder aka Method One has become one of the elder statesmen of the American drum and bass scene. As a dj, he has honed his craft through hundreds of gigs stretching back to the early nineties. As a musician, he is responsible for numerous releases and remixes on labels such as Auxiliary, 31 Records, Levitated, Secret Operations, Outsider, Vampire, Covert Operations, Vibez, Red Mist, Offworld, Nexus (Good Looking), Testflight, Elektra/Warner Brothers and more. Jason lives in San Francisco, California.
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Canadub (BADNB - BIRTHDAY SET!!!)
The one they call Canadub needs no introduction amongst the SF electronic music scene. A seminal player in the BADNB collective and the massive LovEvolution events in their prime, this man has put a lot of hard work and positive energy into our community. We look forward to helping him celebrate his birthday with his debut at CODE.
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Thursday, December 20th, 2012
101 6th St., San Francisco, California 94103
For table reservations, please call 415 335-6776 or email [email protected]
$5 before 10:30pm