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ThePeopele 10Yr Anniv.
It's Thanksgiving week, so what better time to attend an event that has "gratitude" in the title? With Gratitude is the 10th year anniversary of thePEOPLE providing love and music to the music. To help celebrate, the crew is taking over The New Parish with a wonderful lineup full of quality DJs, artists, performers and vendors, each bringing a little something for everyone. And you're in for a special treat, as this event features the one and only Amp Fiddler, performing live. For those who don't know, Amp Fiddler is keyboardist, singer, songwriter and record producer from Detroit, whose musical speciality encompasses funk, soul, dance and electronica. He also was a member of George Clinton's Parliament and Funkadelic groups from 1985 to 1996, so it's safe to stay he knows a bit about having some funk in his soul. Holding it down in the 2nd room is Orfeu Negro, aka Be Brown, where he'll take you on a musical journey with each track he plays. Rounding out the lineup are resident DJs Cali, Cecil and HeyLove*, each throwing down the funky beats. For a full list of those DJing, showcasing art, vending or providing food, get to The New Parish this Saturday. Date: Sat 11/25, Time: 9pm-3am, Place: The New Parish 1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, Cover: $5-10, More Info (CQ)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for FullyLoaded this Wed @ Monarch


Link Of The Week
NYC Layer-Lapse: Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In the spirit of Einstein's relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. The result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse. Here

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Event: Tutu Tuesday w/ Marques Wyatt
Venue: Harlot
Artists: Marques Wyatt, Benjamin K
Music: deep house
Cover: $10 or $2 in tutu
This week is all weird because of that nifty Thursday holiday so it makes sense that our weekly Tuesday party would pull out some additional stops to make sure the party gets started early (as we all know it well should). Tonight they bring out West Coast legend Marques Wyatt, the LA-based artist whose truly deep sound has created the 18-year-strong party, DEEP, that has functioned as a refuge for house lovers in a city that has seen the sound's popularity rise and fall in the last decades. Joining tonight will be TTT resident Benjamin K to get the party started as he, of course, knows how.

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Event: Brodinski
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Brodinski, Shawn Steele, Rossy
Music: techno, tech-house, bass
Cover: $10-15 presale


Brodinski is the most exciting dj and producer to explode onto the scene in recent years. Yes, he may hail from France (Reims, Lille) but he is quite unlike any of his Parisian peers. His taste in music is broad and this is reflected in his own productions and dj sets which may encompass noisy techno, bass heavy house through to more melodic minimal. His programming is impeccable and he plays with such spirit that his 6'2'rame jerks and bounces when he gets excited by a track (yet he has never fueled with anything more than Fanta Lemon!).

Event: Fully Loaded
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Solar, Galen, DJ M3, Anthony Mansfield, Rafa S, Alvaro Z
Music: tech-house
Cover: $5-15


School's out for, well, at least a day and so it's time to seriously do it up on a Wednesday. This is why tonight at Monarch features a massive outpouring of love from the guys at the top of the game in the SF scene. Headlining is Sunset's own Solar, one of the most popular DJs in our local underground scene, and whose sounds have brought him to Beats in Space and back. He's also a founding member of No Way Back, the tech-house collective with the legendary Movement party. He'll be joined by other stalwarts like Sunset cohort Galen, Green Gorilla Lounge's DJ M3, and Wicked's Anthony Mansfield. The gang's all here, will you be? (ML)

Event: Hot Chip DJ Set
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Hot Chip
Music: techno, live indie
Cover: $25 presale


One of the most distinctive and innovative bands combining dance music and indie in the 2000s and 2010s, London's Hot Chip made their mark with the release of their 2000 debut, Mexico. The EP was a hypnotic wash of nearly subliminal, pulse-like techno beats, acoustic guitars, and plinky pianos, but the vocals were the true star of the show. The voices of Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard are a fine study in contrast: Taylor's dreamy, effortless falsetto cuts to the heart of the beauty of performers like Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake, while Goddard's cool monotone sounds world-weary and gruff in comparison.

Event: Housepitality w/ Jeno
Venue: F8
DJs: Jeno, Tyrel Williams, Miguel, Cole, Duserock
Music: acid house
Cover: no cover w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


As fate would have it, the stars have aligned so that Housepitality and Acid Xmas can bring you their annual Xmas bash, but this time, it's happening a few weeks before Christmas. Dubbed Acid Thanksgiving, this event features none other than acid house guru, Jeno, because no acid house party would be complete without him. Also on deck are acid house provocacteurs Tyrel Williams and Miguel, each throwing down their signature sound. If acid house isn't quite your thing, don't worry, as Cole and Duserock are keeping things on the chill side in the lounge. Plus it's Duserock's birthday, so be sure to wish him a happy one. (CQ)

Event: Thanksgiving Celebration w/ Miguel Migs & Julius Papp
Venue: Audio
DJs: Miguel Migs & Julius Papp
Music: house
Cover: $10 presale


San Francisco legend, Miguel Migs, headlines a Thanksgiving Eve celebration. Miguel Migs grew up in Northern California on his parent's diverse collection of classic rock, blues, funk, soul and reggae records – which helped set the tone for his musical inspirations. He infuses these creative influences into his own sound, which combines this wide range of styles, blending them together into his own unique artistry. Migs emerged from the 90's deep house underground scene to become the kind of artist who transcends the stylistic limitations of a genre so very few can.

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Event: Dranksgiving: A Thanksgiving Night Throwdown
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Deckard, Jessica Stanell, Circuit Jerks,J-Kind, DJ Cue, DJ Now, Edmundo, DJ Cor
Music: house, techno, breaks
Cover: $10-20
Airpusher and Duckpond are teaming up to bring you two rooms full of house, techno and breaks this Thanksgiving. This event, dubbed Dranksgiving, features DJs from both crews, as well as Space Cowboys and Icarus. Get down to the musical sounds of Deckard from Space Cowboys and Jessica Stanell from Icarus, as well as Circuit Jerks who're performing live! J-Kind, DJ Cue, and Edmundo hold it down for Airpusher while DJ Now and DJ Cor represent Duckpond. Dranskgiving is also supporting the homeless and helping those affected by the Sonoma County fires, so bring in gently used blankets and sleeping bags to get half off at the door. A portion of the proceeds will also be going to the Sonoma County Fire Relief. (CQ)

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Event: Black Coffee
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Black Coffee, Rachel Torro, Geju
Music: house
Cover: $24 presale
Considering his meteoric rise to fame, it would be easy to stereotype Black Coffee as just another black diamond, a BEE beat magnet out to mine the insatiable upwardly mobile urban house-party market. But as he proved on his South African Music Award-winning album Home Brewed, this DJ and producer defies convention. Sidestepping Afro-house clichés and stage-managed highs in favour of restrained sophistication, Black Coffee's penchant is for true Afropolitan house: home-brewed but trendsetting, fashion-conscious and future-focused. Expect almost sculptural balance and beauty. Fast forward to present day and it's starkly evident that the past 24 months have been no less than a rollercoaster of career milestones, accolades and achievements for the Durban born musical mastermind.

Event: Dennis Ferrer
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Dennis Ferrer, PunkyPhunk, Donny Edward
Music: house, techno
Cover: $10-20 presale
Dennis Ferrer has been on the forefront of electronic dance music for well over 15 years now, transitioning between styles and influences and keeping it interesting for club-goers and "heads" alike. Making techno & ambient in the 90's, melodic house in the early 2000's and reinventing himself again over the past few years, Ferrer has been focusing on a somewhat darker, more techno-influenced sound lately. The year 2017 also marks Ferrer's new residency at Blue Marlin Ibiza. The name of the night is 'Misfits Society', which suits Ferrer perfectly as he's not big on trying to fit in. Guests include Ferrer's label mates and artists he's most inspired by at the moment. This event is also for our very own Melisa Elena Galvan's birthday. Come early to celebrate with her and us!

Event: Eli & Fur
Venue: Audio
DJs: Eli & Fur, Sleepy & Boo
Music: house
Cover: $10 presale
Since their debut release in 2013, Eli & Fur have been perfecting a sound built around infectious melodies with deep, driving bass lines topped with their distinguished brooding vocals. Their sound has developed into something quite unique and has earned them respect from some of the biggest names in dance music. The duo's first release, 'You're So High' reached Number 3 on Hype Machine and has since picked up over 6 million plays online. 'Seeing is Believing' saw the girls collaborate with Shadow Child, 'Feel The Fire' came on Anjunadeep followed by 'Your Eyes' which saw them team up with Beatport in the first ever Artist Partnership on the streaming platform. Their 'California Love' EP dropped in November 2015 & supported by their North America Tour it undoubtedly was the motivation behind such a connected & embracing audience. 2016 saw further collaborations with Erick Morillo, Tâches & Forrest as well continued releases on their own imprint NYX Music.

Event: You're Welcome Royal Rumble
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Benjamin K, B Rose, R Fentz, Patón, Mantranova, Snee, Iwata, Tobin Ellsworth, Brunch Life
Music: tech-house, progressive house
Cover: $7-10
Tonight is the third anniversary of the You're Welcome, which celebrates our homes on the dancefloor and our families as the people we share that floor with. So tonight, Benjamin K, event creator and headliner, will be bringing you a collection of that family to the decks while you bring yours to the floor. What it amounts to is a collection of progressive, minimal-leaning house and techno for that melodic happy times sound til late into the night. Other guests include Pink Mammoth resident Tobin Ellsworth and R. Fentz, a fresh take from Zack of Bells & Whistles. (ML)

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Event: DJ Dan
Venue: Monarch
DJs: DJ Dan, Hector Cardenas, Tony Hewitt
Music: funky house, tech-house, house
Cover: $15-20 presale
It's tough to say more about DJ Dan than what is most likely known by just about any dance music fan that has ever taken interest in the genre. Just take a look at what some other legends have said: "Dan is a pivotal ingredient to live DJing and production, a real teacher to all."-DJ Sneak. "The thing I love about Dan is that he's always had a funky spirit and he always pushes the elements of music."-Carl Cox. Music has been forever entrenched in Dan's life, having garnered a superior record collection at the age of 8 that would give Amoeba Records a run for its money. Starting his professional musical career with some smaller clubs in Seattle and then Los Angeles, DJ Dan had a rise to recognition in the dance music community that could be considered meteoric. Forming the Funky Techno Tribe in 1993, DJ Dan fused together breakbeat, house, dub, and techno to create a sound that later was fittingly crowned, "West Coast House". And with renowned tracks like "Needle Damage", and remixes for everyone from Depeche Mode to Duck Sauce, Dan's production prowess is undeniable.

Event: Kolombo
Venue: Audio
DJs: Kolombo, J. Remy, Glade Luco
Music: house, disco
Cover: $10 presale
Olivier Grégoire is a prolific and well renowned producer and DJ from Belgium. He has truly mastered the art of modern production, and over the years has experimented with many dance music genres through various pseudonyms, leading to a huge discography that includes releases on some of the world's finest electronic imprints. Under his massive Kolombo moniker he has had many solid releases and remixes on labels such as Kompakt, 2DIY4, Warung, Noir Music, Turbo, Eskimo, Future Classic, Systematic and Boxer amongst others. Consequently, he is busy touring worldwide, playing his mixture of house and disco and enjoys loyal followings in Brazil, Mexico and Russia.

Event: The Show w/ Chus & Ceballos
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Chus & Ceballos, Ben Seagren, Dean Samaras
Music: house, techno, tech-house
Cover: $5-20 presale
Undoubtedly, Chus and Ceballos are the most solid, professional duo from Spain. Hailed worldwide for their excellent production works, including official remixes for world-renowned artists like Madonna or Shakira, they display a remarkable versatility enabling them to play in small clubs to life-size festivals. Their marathon DJ sets capture their genuine Iberican character, while their blend of styles between House and Techno lie in perfect harmony, accentuating the unmistakable beat of the percussions. Throughout the past decade, Chus & Ceballos have been the pioneers and creators of the underground movement known as 'Iberican Sound'. This resulted in the prologue to an important saga for artists and producers, who have chosen Tribal as their way of life. Their evolution throughout the past years has led them to the pinnacle of the global music scene.

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Event: Stamina Sundays w/Technimatic
Venue: F8
DJs: Technimatic, Bachelors of Science, Jamal
Music: dnb
Cover: no cover
Stamina Sundays welcomes the debut of the UK duo, Technimatic. Comprised of Peter Rogers, aka Technicolor and Andy Powell, aka Komatic, these two have been working together since 2007. Their soulful take on dnb has made them fan favorites, with releases on labels like Technique, Viper, Critical and Hospital before exclusively signing to Shogun Audio in 2012. Since then, Technimatic has become the go-to group for rich, emotive dnb. Adding support for the night are Bachelors of Science and Jamal, each throwing down those bass-heavy sounds we all love so much. As usual, no cover, so grab your dancing shoes and get down to F8. (CQ)

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Housepitality @ F8


Thursday Giving @ Driftwood

Umek @ Halcyon

Common Ground 5Yr Anniv. @ Monarch