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Opel Sweet Sixteen Anniversary
Opel has been a mainstay in the SF music scene almost since we made it past the Y2K Apocalypse (or whatever that was). With a strong focus on "music, vibe, and people" the parties are not just another night out, but a chance for a liminal space to become a reality as like-minded people continue to focus on the power, the pleasure, and the play that is inherent in a night of good people and good dancing in a wholly immersive environment. Run with a loving hand by the locally-dedicated and famous Syd Gris, the party hopes to bring immersive fun for their Sweet Sixteen as they bring out rave legends The Crystal Method for a 90's style, top-of-the-rave party featuring these big beat legends and their area successors like "America's Hardest Working DJ" DJ Dan, and of course Opel's own Syd Gris. It'll be a night of trippy beats and upbeat breaks so get ready to bust one out and celebrate this crew that we know our scene wouldn't look the same without. Date: Saturday, February 24, Time: 10pm, Place: The Great Northern, Cover: $15-30, More Info (ML)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for DJ Harvey this Fri @ 1015 Folsom


Link Of The Week
Taste of Love: An audiovisual ecstasy - a firework and ode to the colorful bazaar of passions! Could it be sweet, sour, bitter or even salty? A girl embarks on an aromatic journey of love, stimulating her taste buds to the point of climax. With all senses, she explores the various forms love can take on. "Love is as diverse as our sense of taste." Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Maayan Nidam, Bai-ee, Blakeblakeblake
Music: house (deep, tech, funky, acid), techno, world music
Cover: no cover w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Housepitality continues to reign supreme when it comes to mid-week parties. It's the place to be on Wednesday night if you're looking for the latest and greatest in house, techno and everything in between. This week's installment features Maayan Nidam, an artist, DJ and producer hailing from Berlin who's always in flux. She's a musician whose sound is always changing and she's not one to shy away from pushing the musical envelope. Joining her is Bai-ee, one-half of the Secret Studio duo known for his deep house and techy sounds while Blakeblakeblake holds things down in the backroom. Remember, if you need a break from the workweek monotony, Housepitality's got you covered. (CQ)

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Event: Noise Pop 2018 w/ Ben UFO
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Ben UFO, Gerd Janson, Mozghan
Music: techno, minimal, tech-house
Cover: $20-30
Noise Pop is going techno. The yearly event, which focuses on paying homage to the greats while also focusing on up-and-comers, often in the lo-fi neo-pop vein. In recent years, as that particular sound has gotten more and more electronic, the event itself has also gotten closer to the sound that we here at Nitevibe call home. It is thus that they're taking tonight at The Great Northern to highlight not only visiting talent that has already risen through the ranks like the intelli-techno from Hessle Audio founder Ben UFO that focuses on techno sounds while broadening the genre's meaning to include more garage and grime, having made the careers of Blawan and Joy Orbison by playing their works on his weekly RinseFM radio show. The Brit will be joined by another pusher of sounds to the techno-mainstream, Gerd Janson, who helped bring jungle music to the electronic clubs of 90's Mannheim, Germany. Of course, no Noise Pop event would be complete without local talent, and Mozghan, the acid queen and experimentalist herself, will be rounding out this night that is a perfect Noise Pop evening. (ML)

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Event: DJ Harvey
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: DJ Harvey, Virgil Abloh, Eug, Dials, Heron Preston
Music: house, techno, tech-house
Cover: $25+ presale
DJ Harvey was called The Keith Richards of dance music by Rolling Stone Magazine as they named him one of 25 DJ's that rule the earth. Best put by the man himself 'You can't understand the blues until you've had your heart broken and you can't understand my music till you've had group sex on ecstasy" Harvey's sound could be described as house, techno and classics, but he's known for throwing all sorts into his mix. He starred at his own UK nights such as 'New Hard Left' & 'Moist' with Heidi Lawden and was among the first resident's at London's Ministry Of Sound on both Friday's Techno night and Saturdays House night, further showcasing his range.

Event: Dubfire
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Dubfire, Rooz, Bo Borzu, Pedro Arbulu
Music: tech-house, techno
Cover: $20 presale
From global success in the commercial domain, to equal accomplishments within the underground scene, Dubfire (aka Ali Shirazinia) is an artist whose drive, talent and intuition have placed him in the top tier of electronic music artists in the world. He maintains this position within the industry with an unrelenting work ethic and a determination to innovate, evolve, and entertain. Whether it's his involvement with Deep Dish, his solo performances at an extensive list of the world's most influential clubs and festivals, his dubfire:liveHYBRID show, running his label SCI+TEC, or simply his exploration of audio and visual technology, Dubfire is in a class of his own. Dubfire's story is told through a documentary; titled "Above Ground Level". The film chronicles his career trajectory from fleeing Iran as a youngster to becoming one of the biggest electronic music stars on the planet. Film is currently available on Amazon Prime.

Event: Lindstrøm
Venue: The Midway
DJs: Lindstrøm, Nonsuit, Ledet
Music: Scando-disco, house, electronica
Cover: $15-20
It seems like Todd Terje's "Inspektor Norse" was born somewhere in the placenta upon which we grew to full-size, but actually, this insane Ohrworm only came out in 2014, just four short years ago. What it brought with it was a whole slew of Scandinavian disco heads whose inspiration was as much past the clouds and in the stars as it was in the current Berlin house scene and Giorgio Morodor's now legendary stylings. Lindstrøm was a part of this wave but he had been recording and playing around his native lands for much longer — even before he discovered and started producing dance music. After releasing on his own label, Feedelity and Oslo's Smalltown Supersound, he continued to release hit albums and travel to top festivals and beyond. With his most recent release, "It's Alright Between Us As It Is", he brings a similar cosmic disco sound along with a slate of guest stars, particularly those of the Norwegian female experimental variety. Expect his usual sonic antics alongside some more avant-bangers. Joining tonight are locals Nonsuit and Ledet. (ML)

Event: Mikey Lion & Lee Reynolds (Desert Hearts)
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Mikey Lion & Lee Reynolds, R. Fentz
Music: tech-house, house
Cover: $17 presale
Mikey is part mythical desert harlequin, part modern soul conductor, Mikey Lion is more than a DJ–He's a freak of nature and a controller of energy. The San Diego-native has earned a dusty mystique over the past few years as the center of the Desert Hearts movement and as a house and techno provocateur with a stage presence that suggests he will ride this wave all the way to the top. If there's one thing Mikey does well, it's get the party started. Lee - When I DJ, I want people to feel ecstatic, in a zone, in the moment, like the only thing that matters is the dance," he says. "I don't want to play music that people can dance to, I want to play music that makes people dance. I want it to sound like aliens are about to land on the dancefloor.

Event: Rafa Barrios
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Rafa Barrios, BVRLY
Music: techno, house, disco
Cover: $10-20 presale
Spanish selector and Stereo Productions star Rafa Barrios will be landing in Halcyon this Friday. This young Stereo Artist was born in Sevilla in 1986 and started to DJ at the tender age of 14. After several years as a DJ and producer his songs have now been heard around the world with major support from heavy hitters like Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Dubfie , Kaiserdisco, Chus+Ceballos, Reboot, Marco Carola & others. He is now producing for music labels such as Intec Digital, Stereo, Tronic, KD Music, Suara, Liebe Detail, Toolroom, Blackflag Recordings, and more …Playing in club´s as Cielo NY, Pacha NY, Space Miami, Riviera Madrid , Kool Beach [Bpm Festival] and residencies in ibiza. Working on tracks and remixes with Dj Chus and producing alongside other great international house producers such as Danny Tenaglia, Kim English, David Penn, Carlo Lio, Doomwork, and others. The BVRLY project is built by Jeff Hoblick and Matty Chirichillo. They are dedicated to crafting cuts fit for dance-floors from any decade in honor of their cosmic muse, the eternal disco goddess BVRLY.

Event: Robot Earth w/ Developer
Venue: F8
DJs: Developer, Jeff Derringer, Patrick Gil, Jean-Phillipe, Night Sea
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $15-20
It's Direct to Earth teamed up with Robot Ears. Who would have guessed this would be some serious, pounding techno?! Ok, ok, ok we all did, but that doesn't make it any less exciting that these two crews are teaming up with the delightful moniker Robot Earth and are bringing two legends of the sound to F8 this Friday. With a little Berlin, a little Chicago, and a little Detroit, both Developer and Jeff Derringer are at the front of the game before it even became popular to bring it to this shore. Developer arose in the LA techno scene before the likes of Acid Camp, Droid, and beyond — perhaps why he's constantly tapped for the likes of Berghain's Klubnachts. Jeff Derringer, another proponent of the hard sound is a resident at Chicago's SmartBar where he is the head of Oktave, his homespun techno night that brought this crowd back to the often house-friendly city. Joining, of course, will be sets from the crews: Patrick Gil of Direct to Earth and Robot Ears' Jean-Phillipe as well as an ambient set in the back. If you like the techno, you'll like it here. (ML)

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Event: Polyglamorous 3 Year Anniversary w/ Octo Octa
Venue: F8
DJs: Octo Octa, Keith Law, Mark O'Brien, major (1), beya
Music: house, tech-house, disco
Cover: $10-20
Polyglamorous, the queer electronic monthly that celebrates Y.O.U. while also celebrating some seriously great artists who know how to get a house moving. Tonight they're pulling out all the stops by bringing notoriously house and queer artist Octo Octa, who has recently enjoyed releases on SF's own HNYTRX and has played at SF's Honey Soundsystem 10 Year Anniversary as well as at the Honcho campout and PanoramaBar (it doesn't get better for a house DJ). Tonight she's gracing the F8 decks along with Polyglamorous residents and co-founders Keith Law and Mark O'Brien for a night of (mostly) house that will have you reliving the last three years and pre-living the next three. (ML)

Event: Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation)
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Rob Garza, Just Emma, Ramona Wouters
Music: house (deep, tech, funky, soulful), techno
Cover: $17
This Saturday, Rob Garza comes to Public Works to rock the dancefloor with one of eclectic DJ sets. His fusion of electronic music and world flavors of dub, reggae, trip-hop and bossa nova are what have made him a fan favorite. And now, since making his home in SF, his style has evolved and he's been showcasing his talent in the nu-disco and deep house genres. Joining him is German duo Just Emma, whose deep, melodic music takes you on a fictional journey from reality and Ramona Wouters, a DJ whose textured sounds depict her love of Belgian techno and Dutch house. Get their early, as this night is sure to sell out! (CQ)

Event: SET w/ Guy J
Venue: Audio
DJs: Guy J
Music: house, techno, trance, everything in between
Cover: $20-30
Guy J is a DJs DJ, one who shows you that music has no limits. He knows that the creator or musician who plays the music can mold it in any way he sees fit, and he does just that. His eclectic discography, coupled with his genre-diversive sound, allow his music to develop a soul of their own. And it's this mentality that's allowed his label, Lost & Found to be one of the most prolific underground imprints around. His sound is loved by house, techno and trance aficionados alike, so get to SET this Saturday at Audio. (CQ)

Event: The Garden Party w/ Sunshine Jones (live)
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Sunshine Jones (live), Tobin Ellsworth, Benjamin K
Music: house
Cover: $9-15 presale
You're Welcome invites you back in to Monarch's lavish, vibrant lair of lust and lush, filled with warm colors and dreamy garden landscapes. A fantastical floral fantasy land, where dreams and reality become one. You're cordially invite you to take the journey in to The Garden Party. Sunshine Jones is often called a "house legend" from San Francisco. A founding member of Dubtribe Sound System. He also makes electronic music by himself. He travels the world performing a live/DJ set - live mixing, singing, re editing on the fly, and championing the idea that literally anything you can syncopate is house music. He re edits for leisure, experiments with electronics for adventure, is often in an airplane, and is very kind to children.

Event: Walker & Royce
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Walker & Royce, Ney X Miss Mak
Music: house, techno
Cover: $20 presale
Walker & Royce started when Sam and Gavin, having known each other in and out of the dance scene for years, finally began working together in 2011. Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus noticed one of their very first releases. The result was the Crosstown Rebels EP "You're Not Welcome" and with that, Walker & Royce was launched into the dance music spotlight. Around the same time, Walker & Royce released a track on OFF Recordings that went on to become a house anthem: "Connected". The song became a mainstay in Solomun's performances and with that set the stage for a diverse range of sounds from the pair. Having solidified their unique sound, you will hear Walker & Royce's music in many of the top DJ's from around the world! From Sasha to Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex to Gorgon City and Eats Everything to Locodice, they continue to break down the genre barriers and turn heads.

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Event: Werd w/ DJ Spun
Venue: Monarch
DJs: DJ Spun, Secret Studio, Woo, Zoz, Jimmy B
Music: house, disco, acid house
Cover: $5-10 presale
New York based DJ Spun is a Producer and DJ originally from Northern California. Owns and operates the Rong Music label. Since 2003 he has headed up the label, a dual imprint collaboration with DFA, Tu Rong , and finally Promo Only - which brought the world wide disco edit craze to America. Although his productions are based in the Electronic genre, his personal journey through music began with punk rock then through hip hop and the birth of House and continues to this day. Bai-ee and Tyrel Williams have been inspiring each other musically as djs for over a decade. Both with Chicago roots they came up on the diverse sounds of the area before transplanting themselves in San Francisco. Under the Secret Studio moniker they are beginning to release tracks. Starting with Acid Bath and Home Bass (featuring D'Marc Cantu). These two hard hitting acid cuts represent the overall aesthetic and future direction of their label SS Records.

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