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Sunset Campout
It's that time of the year again for one of the biggest renegade campouts belonging to the San Francisco Bay Area house community. Sunset Campout, from Sunset Sound System (you might know them from some of your other favorite events like Sunset Picnic, Sunset Boat Parties, Stompy + Sunset Cocomo parties, and more), takes place in Belden Town, a land that time forgot near the Feather River in Northern California. Tons of fun-loving peeps will descend upon this block long town to camp, float on the river, and dance to their hearts' contents. Aside from sun (don't forget the sunscreen - it's hot!), fun and friends, there will also be a world class collection of artists playing from dawn to dawn on two stages. Entertainment ranges from touring artists like DJ Three, Dave Aju, Danny Daze, Soul Clap and Guillame and the Contu Diamonds, to local legends and talent like Sunset's own Galen, As You Like It's Rich Korach, and Sammy D of Pillowtalk. We wait all year for this event and it's finally here. Grab a floatie, a friend and head to the river! Date: Fri 7/26 - Sunday 7/28, Time: starts 12pm Friday, Place: Belden Town, Cover: $160, link More Info (ML)

Primitive Science
This Saturday is an important event for the drum and bass crew Primitive Science. This party has been many years in the making, and through the blood, sweat and tears, they have arrived here: celebrating 10 years of providing dnb to the masses. From humble beginnings as Primitive Science Radio, this decade has since been filled with radio shows, renegades, house parties, bbqs and undergrounds. To commemorate this milestone, the crew is hosting a day party/bbq filled with your favorite crew members and the usual suspects, aka the loyal followers, without whom these events may never have continued. The lineup is a banging one, filled with your favorite PriSci members as well as your favorites from other crews around the bay. Bringing the musical fire include Audio1, Miss Haze, Handsome Dodger and Precision, who'll be coming out of hiding to help celebrate with his crew. These guys will be joined by Evolve from Sac, Eskae, Sparky Anglerfish of the Outlet Crew and John Dru, repping Muopia. As per usual, this is a BYO event, though you can be sure the crew has a few surprises up their sleeves. Don't forget to bring something tasty to eat while each DJ throws down the best in dnb beats. Dance in celebration to a decade past with hopes of continuing the party for another 10 years. Remember, it's not rocket science, it's Primitive Science. Date: Sat 7/26, Time: 12-8pm, Place: TBA, Cover: no cover, link More Info (CQ)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Sunset Campout this July 25 - 27 @ Belen Town


Link Of The Week
Weird Al Yankovic: Tacky, Parody of Happy by Pharrell: The official music video for Tacky, Weird Al Yankovic's parody of Pharrell William's song Happy. Featuring: Kristen Schaal, Jack Black, Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, and Eric Stonestreet. link Here

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Event: Sake & Sound
Venue: Hotel Nikko
DJs: Brian Salazar, Shawn Steele, Agency 55
Music: house
Cover: no cover
Unwind after work with eats and beats while taking in the house vibes provided by SF local Brian Salazar, as well as our resident DJs Shawn Steele and Agency 55. You may have heard of this talented producer & Las Vegas club DJ from his countless radio remixes and mashups amassed under his original stage name, DJ Fabian. You may not have heard that his alter ego, J Casablanca, which was conceived in a dark alley somewhere in Vegas after being thrown out of a limousine full of strippers from the Rhino. A lifelong fan of house music and constantly being exposed to the latest in electronic music, it was only a matter of time before J would take over and help take groovy dance music to the next level.

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Ben Annand, Mark Slee, Didje Kelly, Jason Curtis
Music: house
Cover: no cover w/ rsvp b4 11pm, $5 b4 10pm, $10 after


Housepitality is getting the Moontribe and Tropical treatment as resident Ben Annand makes a stop while on his family tour. For the past 12 years, he's served as resident at Moontribe and Tropical, dropping anything from house and techno and everything in between. He'll be joined by Mark Slee, who'll open the night with a 3-hour set. Keeping things bumping in the lounge will be Didje Kelly, who's performing a special disco set, and Jason Curtis hailing from Seattle. Get over your midweek slump with a little help from Housepitality. (CQ)

Event: StereoType
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Jay-J, Mes, Kevin Kind, Taj
Music: house
Cover: no cover


StereoType features SF legendary DJ/Producer Jay-J, a local house hero that founded Shifted Music as an outlet for the special brand of house music he has been committed to for over 17 years. Spanning a career with over 150 releases, he's received a Grammy nomination, had his own Coke bottle for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, DJ'd the 2006 MTV AVMAs and launched two compilation series for Defected. As a producer, you'll see his name on the biggest releases from Moulton Studios, Om Records, Naked Music and Defected. He's remixed artists from Jill Scott to Joss Stone and has collaborated with producers from Kaskade to Miguel Migs.

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Event: No Pants Party and Fashion Show
Venue: Supperclub
DJs: Oona Dahl
Music: house (progressive, tech, deep)
Cover: $10 w/ no pants, $20 w/ pants


Following the success of the last sans-pants party, the No Pants soiree is back with even more fashion for your viewing pleasure. Oona Dahl returns with her tech and deep house sound, adding the perfect soundtrack to the show. Serpent + Stag will be showcasing their festival-inspired attired, and celebrating the launch of their online storefront. Icarus Zaure and Cassandra Love bring their artistic talent, painting bodies and faces throughout the night. If you still haven't found the perfect festie outfit or Burning Man attire, then look no further than the No Pants Party. (CQ)

Event: Opio + Free the Robots
Venue: F8
DJs: Opio, Free the Robots, J Lately, Kashmir
Music: hip-hop
Cover: $5 b4 10:30pm w/ rsvp, $10 after


The crew at F8 may host some of the most popular dance weeklies in the city, but they also have a taste for hip-hop that makes them stand out among similar sized venues. Don't miss out this Thursday, when they'll host legendary East Bay rapper and founding member of Hieroglyphics, Opio. Since his early days in Souls of Mischief, Opio has been a major influence to West Coast rap, and as a major proponent of grassroots music and independence from major labels, he is a constant reminder that good hip-hop will always be recognized and commended as such despite its aversion to the mainstream. Opio is joined on his mini-tour by Free the Robots, a Southern California producer who came into the limelight alongside other experimentalists like Flying Lotus and Daedelus, and whose most recent release can be heard on his Bandcamp. Further DJ support from J. Lately and HGMNY crew resident Kashmir. (DF)

Event: United Hearts Fundraiser
Venue: Public Works
DJs: J. Phlip, Kahn, Ryury, Cool Greg
Music: bass
Cover: $15 door, $65-80 includes promotional product


Maybe you hated riding the bus to school as a child, but for some, it's not even an available luxury. The United Hearts Fundraiser will donate 100% of its profits to the United Hearts orphanage in Ghana, where it will provide over 100 schoolchildren in the rural community free and modern transportation to and from their classes. You can contribute by simply purchasing a ticket, or by springing for some of the cool promotional items being offered (headphones, wallets, etc). The mainstage will host Dirtybird's favorite Chicago transplant J. Phlip, as well as Kahn, a Bristol producer who has revived the best in UK dance music with his own blend of dubstep, garage and jungle. (DF)

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Event: Lights Down Low feat. Phil Kieran
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Phil Kieran, Sleazemore, Richie Panic, MPHD
Music: tech house, minimal
Cover: $10-15
Belfast based tech-house DJ and producer Phil Kieran is an internationally touring artist who has released on top labels like Sven Väth's Cocoon Recordings and has had collaborations with the likes of Green Velvet. His tunes have been featured in the compilations of Carl Cox, Pete Tong and other top mix makers. His sets can range from house and techno all the way to breaks and he has been called part of the Global Underground. You know you're always in for a treat when Lights Down Low lights up Monarch and tonight will be no different. A reason to stay in the city this weekend. (ML)

Event: The Get Down
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Shortkut (John Templeton), Mr. Choc (Black Carlos)
Music: soulful, deep house, 80s funk
Cover: no cover w/ rsvp
Come get down to some funk and soul this Friday at Mighty. Featuring your favorite beat jugglers throwing down soulful, deep house vibes along with some 80s funk, as well as an open bar for the first hour and no cover with RSVP, this night is not one to be missed. Get down with your selectas for the evening, which include John Templeton, better known by his DJ name, Shortkut and Black Carlos, otherwise known as Mr. Choc. Join these guys as they work their nimble fingers over the 1s and 2s, impressing with their quick, precise talent.(CQ)

Event: Too $hort w/ full band
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Too $hort, Big Von, Smasheltooth, BOGL, DavO, Jenna Riot, 120 Minutes
Music: hip-hop, hyphy
Cover: $20-25
Too $hort is a Bay Area legend, helping at the start of the Bay Area hip-hop scene that quickly became known as Yay Area. For those who grew up here, this music is as much a source of pride as is the Golden Gate Bridge and Too $hort is one of the leaders. Originally from LA, $hort, neé Todd Shaw, became a West Coast underground music staple in the 80s before moving onto big name Jive Records and releasing top grossing albums like Life Is Too Short and Getting It. More recently he has been famous for his hyphy tunes like his collab with E-40, Money on the Floor and Blow the Whistle. Coming out with a new album in this year, No Trespassing, shows that Shaw is no where near stopping after over 20 years in the business. He'll display his pimp lifestyle onstage with a live band for backing and you'll figure out what's his favorite word. (ML)

Event: Worthy
Venue: Audio
DJs: Worthy, Kirin Rider, Benjamin K, Grensta
Music: house
Cover: $10
Dirtybird's co-founder Worthy has recently released his full-length debut on Anabatic Records. Disbehave moves beyond his generally techno-centric sound and into experiments with hip-hop, bass, and downtempo rhythms, highlighting the diversity of fans he and his crew have garnered over the past decade. The nearly two-year long project was released in June, and Worthy has scheduled quite the summer tour in support of it (he'll start August at Hard in LA and finish off at Burning Man). He'll be joined on this pit stop on home turf by fellow Anabatic Records signee and San Francisco minimalist Kirin Rider, and other local jockeys Benjamin K and Grensta. (DF)

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Event: Lee Burridge
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Lee Burridge, Rooz, Bo, Ben Seagren, Josh Vincent, Rachel Torro
Music: tech-house, deep house
Cover: $20-30

It will be almost a Burning Man pre-reunion as Lee Burridge (Robot Heart favorite) and Ben Seagren (local player and Distrikt spinner) team up with other locals for a night of tech house fun. Lee Burridge is a Brit with a long spinning history starting in the 80s when bands like Depeche Mode and Gary Numan were the ultimate in cool. You can hear these post punk, new wave influences in his ever-so-deep and tech house sets that have earned him a spot on the Innervisions roster and the Robot Heart deep night sets on the Playa. It's a spirit that's hard to quash and one that remains strong whether outside at the Full Moon parties or inside this Mission venue. (ML)

Event: Lost & Found w/ Guy J
Venue: Audio
DJs: Guy J, Alex Sibley & Matt Hubert
Music: house, techno
Cover: $15-20 presale
Israeli producer Guy J has established himself as one of the most sophisticated and emotive producers in electronic music of the last decade, with a body of work and a sphere of influence that belies relatively short time in the spotlight. Whether it be his sensual, hypnotic take on house music, his deeply textured techno or his wondrous ambient material, his work is always touched with magic and emotion that few rival.

Event: Moulton Summer Series
Venue: The New Parish
DJs: David Harness, Homero Espinosa, DJ Kincaid, Sergio Fedasz
Music: house (deep, funky, soulful, nu disco)
Cover: $5
The Moulton Music label was founded on house music, both paying homage to the past as well as experimenting with the future. The label has joined forces with Essential to bring the Moulton Music Summer Series daytime celebration at the New Parish in Oakland. Featuring residents David Harness, Homero Espinsoa and Sergio Fedasz, as well as DJ Kincaid, throwing down the funkiest, deepest, most disco and soulful house, all in celebration of Harness's newest release, 'Make Me Feel.' If you even remotely love house music, this night is for you. (CQ)

Event: Reflections
Venue: Mercer
DJs: Chad Mitchell, Kuze, Doc Skulley, Rob Grega
Music: house, breaks
Cover: $10 b4 11pm, $15 after
Kick back and enjoy a night of local animation at Mercer SF with a pre-fundraising event for Monfongolandia featuring 3 short animation shorts from alocal artist. Tastings by ByeJoe and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Immediately after, some of SF's best local talent including Rob G, Kuze and Chad Mitchell will bring it with a night of great deep house and breakbeat tracks. Additionally, LA's Doc Skulley brings his talents back to SF for the second time in as many months to rock the house. And local accessory artist LaGoce will showcase her signature SINE 777 charms.

Event: Throwback w/ Vikter Duplaix
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Vikter Duplaix, Miguel Solari, Renoir, Dan Suda
Music: house
Cover: no cover b4 11:30pm w/ rsvp

Mighty has assembled an all-star lineup paying tribute to 90s classic underground house music. Anchoring tonight is none other than Grammy nominated Vikter Duplaix. A Philadelphia native, Vikter began his career studying music and singing in touring choirs with legendary artists such as Teddy Pendergrass and Luciano Pavarotti and was mentored in the fine art of business by none other than Philadelphia International's own Kenny Gamble. Vikter is a founding member of Philly's Axis Music Group, a music production house shared with Grammy award winner James Poyser. As a producer, Vikter has worked with the likes of Erykah Badu, Earth, Wind and Fire, Jill Scott, and many more. His raw DJ skills were honed on the streets of Philadelphia along with turntable legends DJs Jazzy Jeff and Cash Money. His DJ jet sets have taken him all over the world. Come catch him while you can this Saturday at Mighty.


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Event: Stamina Sundays 'Bay Area Showcase'
Venue: F8
DJs: Ricky Switch, R3M, Joe Mousepad, Lukeino
Music: dnb
Cover: no cover
Stamina Sundays is clearly the place to be if you're even remotely interested in drum and bass. And yes, I realize it's on a Sunday, but just think of it as Church and you're just attending your weekly service. And this Sunday is not one to be missed. Titled the 'Bay Area Showcase' this week's installment features the talented Ricky Switch behind the decks. No stranger to the hip-hop and dnb scenes, Switch is a force to reckoned with, bringing the bangers and talent to match. He'll be celebrating his birthday, rocking out in style alongside R3M, Joe Mousepad and Stamina resident Lukeino. Get there early as the dancefloor is sure to be packed in support of the stacked lineup, and for Ricky Switch's birthday, of course. (CQ)


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The week as it was...

Housepitality @ F8

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