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The American Jungle
Jungle and Drum 'n' Bass are and essential thread of our shared dance music ancestry. While seemingly harder to find in today's San Francisco landscape (albeit UNTRUE!) the scene and community carry on wholesale, and not just in the UK. It's this US community that still has so much love for this "hard, fast, and awesome" sound that this film is about. With interviews from scene stalwarts like DJ Hype, Andy C, DB & Dara, Aphrodite, Dieselboy, and more, you'll be given a lesson on what exactly DnB is, in both its sound and ideological tenets akin to those in the roots of hip-hop, and meet the DJs, promoters, MCs, and the massive crowds that have helped to make this scene a radically flourishing one all over America in large-scale underground circuits as well as the more boutique underground communities. Join in after for a dance party in the loft with SoCal DnB mavens Moontribe, Jamal (complete with his own MC), and visitors from Wormhole Wednesday. Make some noiiiiiiize. Date: Saturday, January 18, Time: doors at 7pm, film at 7:45pm, Place: Public Works, Cover: $10-20, More Info (ML)





Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for We Love Women - Women's March Afterparty this Sat @ The Great Northern


Link Of The Week
The Pale Blue Dot: The Pale Blue Dot was made as a tribute to Carl Sagan as the final project for the Animation 01 course at Ringling College of Art and Design. Here

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Event: Housepitality w/ Paul Johnson
Venue: F8
DJs: Paul Johnson, Ben Davis, JP Soul
Music: house, techno
Cover: no cover w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


This week's installment of Housepitality sees the crew welcome Paul Johnson to the decks. Born and raised on the southside of Chicago, aka the birthplace of house, it was only a matter of time before Johson himself caught the house music loving-bug. He began DJing in the 80's, producing music in the 90's, so it should be no wonder that he's done as much for house music as he has. Joining him is veteran DJ Ben Davis, who's making his return to the decks after a brief hiatus to do the family thing. He's also celebrating a birthday, so be sure to wish him a happy one. JP Soul rounds out the lineup, holding it down in the backroom. (CQ)

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Event: Smoked Out Soul w/ El Metate
Venue: Monarch
DJs: El Metate, Zebuel, Will Magid, Paul Oliphant, B Lee
Music: funk, soul, hip-hop, jazz
Cover: $7-10 presale
El Metate is a psychedelic spacefunk collective from San Francisco that formed in the summer of 2013. Their recorded body of work runs the gamut from soaring, guitar-fueled originals that recall Soulive and Boogaloo Joe Jones to reinterpretations of rare groove classics awash in a psychedelic haze of Hammond Organ and Fender Rhodes. On any given night - be it a sojourn down the coast to some of the western seaboard's most storied musical outposts, or an all night, postmodern/pre-apocalyptic space odyssey in their hometown of San Francisco - El Metate is a band possessed. After headlining sold-out shows to enthusiastic (if not rabid) audiences and sharing the stage with Monophonics, Tea Leaf Green, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Con Brio, Wil Blades, and members of Lettuce, El Metate has begun to take the show on the road. With a West Coast tour under their belts these young musical retrofuturists are ready to share their music the masses.

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Event: 12th Annual Icebreakers Ball w/ DJ Icey
Venue: Public Works
DJs: DJ Icey, Motion Potion, DJ Shooey, DJ Icon, Haute Mess, Hellacat, Phleck, Snarkle, Shouts & Illalien
Music: house, breaks
Cover: $20 presale
Bust out the white winter attire and get ready to strip to your summer skivvies because the Icebreakers Ball is back for its remarkable 12th straight year featuring DJ Icey the creator of "Florida Breaks" ICEY is considered the godfather of American breakbeat with more than 100 releases over the past 2 decades and live sets that are without peer. This year Icey will be joined by a special guest duo direct from the frozen tundra of British Columbia, the phenom breakbeat duo SkiiTour. This event will feature a 2-channel outdoor silent disco featuring a battle of the sexes. On the red channel, we welcome notable local femmetastic DJs: DJ ShOOey (Space Cowboys) DJ ICON (Opulent Temple), Haute Mess (BrassTax) and HELLACAT (The Janky Barge). On the dude side we present Janky Barge residents PHLECK, Snarkle, Shouts and ILLALIEN.

Event: Ardalan
Venue: Audio
DJs: Ardalan (Open-to-close)
Music: bass, house
Cover: $10 presale
Dirtybird and Yoshitoshi star, Ardalan, hits Audio for a special Open-to-close set this Friday. Range, appeal and a massive dose of nasty, gritty bass are the three chief weapons every Dirtybird artist has in his quiver, but Ardalan seems to be the peak culmination of all those assets in one wieldy point. This young archer has had the incomprehensible luck to fall into crew with his idols, be reared by their best and given some of their most guarded musical secrets, then hoisted to a platform to blare his prodigious beats from places where most creators can only dream of being. Born in Tehran, Iran, Ardalan possesses a peculiar, fresh perspective on music genesis without even trying. His mixes, remixes and dubs are known for their sass, energy and wickedly wry samples that snap like a wet towel to the face.

Event: Jerome Isma-Ae
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Jerome Isma-Ae, Blurr, Jonny Atom
Music: progressive-house, trance, techno
Cover: $5-20 presale
German producer/DJ Jerome Isma-ae has one of the most unique and distinguished progressive sounds, combining influences of trance and techno with distinguished drum patterns and rumbling basslines making him one of the highest-selling and most sought after progressive house acts on the scene today. His rumbling beats build up the tension on the dance floor adding subtle, yet clearly crafted layers which are instantly recognizable the second you hear the first drum sample. Jerome travelled to over 300 cities in around 80 countries as a DJ to show the people his unique sound. His productions and remixes manage to keep his signature sound embedded whilst still constantly delivering variety.

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Event: Matador
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Matador, Ben Seagren, Dean Samaras
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $5-20 presale
As DJ Awards' 2016 Electronic Live Performer, Matador is a revolutionary live artist with a shining reputation for versatility, whilst never compromising on quality. Accolades have been showered on the Dublin-born producer, from proud ambassador of the NEVE 5088 Console, and Richie Hawtin's PLAYDifferently MODEL1 mixer, his tenure as an ENTER resident at their worldwide events, to his consistent spot in RA's Live Artist poll, bringing him rapid worldwide acclaim and a devoted worldwide fan base of clubbers and peers alike. Still thirsty for new worlds to conquer, Matador, aka Gavin Lynch, recently took on a new role as label boss for his RUKUS imprint. Matador's breath-taking explosive live shows result in packed crowds and an equally packed touring schedule including key bookings at top clubs and festivals such as Awakenings, Tomorrowland, Sonus Croatia, Ultra, and Output, DC-10, Space Ibiza, Stereo Montreal.

Event: Pillowtalk
Venue: The Midway
DJs: Pillowtalk, Galen, Jimmy B, Miguel Solari
Music: house
Cover: $15-20 presale
PillowTalk is more than a whispered chat before bed but is that groovy, soulful, electronic music band who have been gifting you songs from the heart since 2011. Born that summer in the Lower Haight District of San Francisco by original members Sammy Doyle, Michael Tello and Ryan Williams, and recently joined full time by longtime friend and collaborator Shane Duryea, their music fuses the sounds of classic R&B, boogie and disco with underground house and indie dance. 2017 shined its bright light on their release, Black Paradise on Crew Love Records with the Italian duo, LowHeads. They also generated some eclectic, soulful, deep and acid remixes for Nick Manaco, B. Bravo and 2 Block Radius. 2018 is shaping up to be a huge year for the band with the launch of their own imprint, PillowTalk Music. The boys kicked things off with the first release, Hold Me Down, in December of 2017 and have a another all original release, Been A Long Time, planned for Mid-February, before releasing All People, the follow up to the classic 2014 album Je Nes Sais Quoi.

Event: We Love Women - Women's March Afterparty
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Mozhgan, Rachel Torro, Elz, Lily Ackerman, Smokes, M3, Cole, Tobin Ellsworth, Ali Khalili
Music: house, techno, electro, breaks
Cover: $10
The Great Northern presents We Love Women, an afterparty for the Women's March. As a woman, it's great seeing The Great Northern align themselves with us to serve as an ally and showing women that we DO matter and we DO deserve all rights afforded to men. This night features a mix of both women and men DJs like Mozhgan, Rachel Torro, Lily Ackerman, M3 and Tobin Ellsworth, to name a few, lending their support to a neverending fight. Spend your day alongside your fellow women (and some men) as we continue to push for equality and then come dance alongside of them as well. (CQ)

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Event: Jazz Mafia & Vau de Vire present Sunday Skool
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Jazz Mafia, Otis McDonald
Music: experimental, jazz, funk, hip-hop, electro, house
Cover: $tba
Jazz Mafia and Vau de Vire Society present Sunday Skool, a new series that pushes the musical and visual envelopes. Jazz Mafia is a 20+ year music collective run by Adam Theis that features accomplished musicians in electro, hip-hop, classical and world music while the Vau de Vire Society brings the circus theatrics for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Be prepared for a night that will titillate all your senses while bringing you the latest and greatest in experimental music. (CQ)

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The week as it was...


Housepitality @ F8



Breakfast of Champions 2018 @ The Midway



Its A New Day 2018 @ Great Northern



The Message 2.0 @ Pandora's Box



Au Revoir SF - Franky Boissy Farewell Party @ 111 Minna



Sasha & Digweed @ The Midway



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