The larger than life Italian disco diva Hard Ton has teamed up with our pals at Friends With Benefits Records to release a summer house anthem EP called “We Got Luv.” The EP will be released in early September and features remixes from Severino + HiFi Sean, Matrixxman and Victor Rotciv.
Hard Ton will be landing on the west coast Thursday, July 31st and hitting the following cities:
• Seattle – Thurs July 31st at Chop Suey with Ononos, The Tempers, Two Dudes In Love and Nark (Facebook event)
• Vancouver BC – Sunday Aug. 3rd at Electric Owl with Futurewife, 2DIL, and Taffi Louis (Facebook event)
• Los Angeles – Thurs Aug. 7th at Monte Cristo with Chris Bowen, Victor Rodriguez, Trevor Sigler and 2DIL
• San Francisco – Sat Aug. 9th at F8 with Trevor Sigler, 2DIL, Robin Simmons & Elaine Denham (Facebook event)
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Preorder the We Got Luv EP here
Originally from Sydney and currently based in San Francisco, Goodyear has been headlining the world’s highest-profile clubs and parties for over 25 years. His style encapsulates an incredible range. During his sets he combines tech house, latin beats, dynamic disco and soulful house to create a signature style all his own. With many artists struggling to stay relevant as musical trends come and go and technology changes the playing field, Paul has shown a remarkable gift for not just staying abreast of these trends, but for contributing to them and shaping them himself.
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At only 26 years old, few have the chance to run, operate and perform at their own exclusive underground dance venue with their own set of rules, teach aspiring DJs at UC Berkeley, play in clubs before they could go in clubs, or any number of the incredible opportunities in my life. I have been blessed with supportive friends, family and musical mentors — from my first gig as an anxious ‘deep house’ 11 year-old until this very day. A lifelong student of the Paradise Garage, the Loft, the Sound Factory, and so many other special spaces in that legacy, I hope to increase joy in the lives of others through my continued work as a DJ, a promoter, and of course as a dancer.
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Such deliciousness. Jason Kendig’s live set from Aaron Clark’s Humanaut party in Pittsburg, PA from last October shows why Honey Soundsystem is an ever-expanding force. This is amazing music.
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2013 was pretty amazing. I heard somewhere that there are something like 2000 house tracks made available via various digital, vinyl and other media every week these days; it’s great to hear the profusion of music coming out and hear everyone’s voice. My own selections for 2013 (11 of them–because it’s an architect vibration in numerology and I like that number) were mostly in the house vein with some tech/booty/nu disco tendencies. Here are some of my favorites released this year. read more …
Rave history moment: those who know me well know my reverence for Wicked–not the revisionist tale of the witch, or the Bostonian expression of delight (though those are good too), but the San Francisco party crew by that name. When the early 90s electronic music movement broke on the left coast, Wicked (along with Dubtribe, Basics, Funky Techno Tribe and others) were primary among the crews throwing amazing parties up and down the coast, notably their free full-moon parties on the beaches around SF. Wicked, composed of DJs Jëno, Garth, Markie Mark and Thomas, also have the designation of being the first soundsystem on the playa at Burning Man, though they haven’t been in years to my knowledge. read more …
Claude VonStroke (aka Barclay Crenshaw) has been making music for a while in San Francisco with his crew and label at Dirtybird Records as well as his Mothership label. His productions bear a notable playful, organic footprint, often integrating unusual body and animal sounds into goofy booty bass lines, but occasionally stretching into the sublime, and the Dirtybird parties in Golden Gate park are the stuff of local legend.
You know, I grew up in Dallas, Texas. I had relatively mild exposure to electronic music as a child, I was more concerned with not getting the shit beat out of me in school. When not crying alone in my room, I remember listening to the radio on Saturday nights and being obsessed with what I found to be the relatively erie and haunting sounds played out in da clubz.
At the age of 19, I found a glorious group of fizzled out Club Kids in Dallas, and got pretty hooked on Deee-Lite and other light-hearted party genre acts such as S’Express and Opus III – basically I came out of the closet. I eventually moved to San Diego, and after a relative dearth of any music or community I find acceptable in a nightlife situation, I decided to take parties into my own hands and became a DJ.
I have since lived and thrown parties in San Diego, Copenhagen, Provincetown, and now San Francisco. My tastes have ebbed and flowed through many of the sub-genres contained in House, Disco, and Techno, and overall my fascination is making people feel emotions through music on the dance floor. I don’t use my facial expressions to communicate emotions anymore, I just play music and dance.
Call him a rare disco revivalist, San Francisco’s champion of “The Golden Age of Gay” or “The Godfather of Bathhouse Disco.” Or, just call him DJ Bus Station John, that’s his name after all. Currently helming such successful parties as Love Will Fix It, Disco Daddy at the SF Eagle and the long-running (ten years next spring) mother of all sleaze disco parties, Tubesteak Connection, BSJ is one of the most prolific and devoted DJ’s to happen to disco.
DJ Bus Station John comes to Seattle next weekend for the most celebrated gay holiday, Halloween! He spins Friday October 25 at the Seattle Eagle, then Saturday October 26 at Pony for STIFFED!
Known for the high energy dance experience, Peter D. Struve was one of the early nightclub DJs on the San Francisco Disco scene. Pete trained in 1973 with Chico Starr and Steve Newman at California’s first licensed dance nightclub, the Rendezvous. Six months later in early 1974 Peter was invited to join the new family of the SF Endup.
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