Lose Control is about bringing people together through fun underground dance music. This month we are excited to have house music icon and Guesthouse Music label boss DJ Mes as our headliner.
THIS IS YOUR PARTY! NOW DANCE!
Main Room: House
* DJ Mes (Guesthouse Music)
* Jason Godfrey (Lose Control)
Back Room: Techno
* d.Santis (Funky Teknomics)
DJ Mes Bio:
DJ MES Bay-Area bred DJ Mes (a.k.a. Jason Sutton) rarely slows his groove. Since the 2004 inception of his Oakland-based label, Guesthouse Music, Mes has produced a prolific catalogue of tracks that continue to scorch dance floors from east coast to west coast and across the world. As a DJ, his sets have inspired; as a producer, his tracks have shot up the charts. His mix of disco beats with bass-heavy rhythms keep him at the forefront of the underground house sound.
Mes’ career dates back to the mid-1990s, when the future producer took early influence from the likes of DJ Dan (Funky Techno Tribe) and Tony Hewitt (Tango Recordings). Some two decades later, DJ Dan would even join the talent ranks of Guesthouse Music. Guesthouse has become a personal and creative labor of love for Mes, inspired by the underground house community he came from. While Mes continued releasing tracks on acclaimed labels such as Black Cherry, Magnetic and InStereo, it was Guesthouse that set the pace. Now celebrating it's 15the year, Guesthouse Music has put out over 300 releases since it's start. To celebrate, Mes and crew will be throwing 10 Years of Guesthouse parties all year long including special shows at SXSW and WMC.
In 2011, Traxsource honored Mes by awarding his release "Fool's Gold" (Cajual Recordings) with the #1 spot on a list of the 100 best house tracks of the year. Since then, he continuously hits the Top 100 on both Traxsource and Beatport with releases like "Amor Est Libre," "Love Affair" and "Boom Chika Boom" as well as with collaborations like "No Jet Lag" and "Wanna Do" with Sonny Fodera, "How We Do" and "Do the Freak" with Rescue, "The Bump" with DJ Dan and "Nu Grooves" with Giom.
Even while maintaining a regular touring schedule throughout the US and Europe, Mes has kept up a strong A&R moxie, discovering some of the most successful names in underground house. Acts like 2011 breakout artists, J Paul Getto and boundary bending producers, Gramphonesdzie as well as classics like Cosy Creatures, The Sound Republic, DJ Sneak and DJ Dan. All the while, building his massive repertoire of banging funk-filled tracks!
Adds Mes: “I’m always working to sign new or undiscovered music and talent to the label, and maybe even throw a curve ball to startle people with a new, unexpected style or sound. That’s what it’s all about.”
Jason Godfrey Bio:
DJ and dance music enthusiast alike, Jason Godfrey is based out of San Francisco, California. Getting his start in Washington, DC in 2005 he has spent many years playing at venues across the United States, holding multiple residencies, DJing special events and promoting his own shows.
Jason describes his sound as house music fused with disco, funk, soul, hip-hop and R&B with a techy edge. For him, it’s all about fun and bringing people together on the dancefloor… playing those tracks that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realizing it. Don’t be surprised when you suddenly find yourself dancing.
Mark DeSantis, otherwise known as d.Santis, is a name that is synonymous with all things Tech. From an early age d.Santis has been engulfed by electronic music. A local to one of the biggest dance music scene’s on the planet, San Francisco California, Mark was an early adopter of the Tech House movement that took foothold in the bay area. After years of attendance Mark decided to throw his hat in the ring and push his own brand of tech. Already making a name for himself, Mark has had the opportunity to open up for some of the biggest names around like Mateo, Terry Francis, Durtysoxxx, Bart Skils and Oliver Huntemann.
In addition to his recent success as a DJ, Mark has been busy in the studio as well with his own productions. Nothing to be scoffed at, Mark has had some amazing early support by artist such as: Paco Osuna, Joseph Caprietti, Marco Caroloa, Javier Lopez JL, DJ Simi, Dubman F, Richie Hawtin, Ricochet, Jason Blakemore, Mac Vaughn and many others. Mark has also charted in the Beatport top 100 in genres Minimal, Techno and Tech House with releases on labels Fierce Animal Recordings and Household Digital
Influences: Derrick May, Richie Hawtin, Terry Francis, Tony Hewitt, Doc Martin and the infamous Wicked Crew.
Dreaming from San Francisco, Craft is a respected, multi-disciplinary artist known for evoking imagination through his esoteric sets. His approach of bridging the subtleties of Electronica, Deep House and Minimal Techno, Craft creates a journey through mist and time to a place where utopians go.
His innate passion towards electronic music has driven him to perform in the magical clubs of San Francisco, and deep in space at Burning Man. Through his many imaginative influences, Craft brings a hedonistic journey of sound that will leave you euphorically settled with a resonating feeling of warmth, imagination and connection.
This event is 21+