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V is for Vitalic

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That’s right. Vitalic. Is. Coming.

Tomorrow night, French/Italian producer Pascal Arbez comes to San Francisco promoting his new album entitled Flash Mob. Vitalic is known for his rambunctious, high energy and grand spectacle performances. This is not a show to miss.

Local support from San Francisco’s premier electronic DJs Nisus and Sleazmore.

Be sure to get your limited $17 presales at www.blasthaus.com before tickets sell out.

Saturday February 20
blasthaus presents
VITALIC (Citizen Records-France)
Mezzanine: 444 Jessie Street
Doors at 9:00pm

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Brooklyn Circus made a last minute announcement today regarding their regular hip hop & soul party at Yoshi’s (SF) Le Cirque and it doesn’t get much bigger. The party has been moved downstairs to the main performance venue and headlining will be none other than DJ Jazzy Jeff. Friend of The Projects King Most and the City’s favorite DJ under 5-feet Shred One will provide support. Tix are $22 and you can buy them here. I will definitely be making this one.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

My first Valentine’s Day in San Francisco was spent at the now defunct “Club Neon” hosted at the now defunct Hush Hush on 14th and Guerrero. The Hush Hush had become a popular hang-out for my friends and I as it offered, among other things, a 25 cent PBR special every Friday night happy hour, meaning that despite our elaborate weekend plans we would typically be in bed by 10.

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Morse Code


Former San Franciscan and now Southern Californian DJ Morse Code just released an indie dance mix today that should appeal to any fan of synths and disco basslines. I’ve managed to catch him live a number of times and his shit is generally sick. You can catch him February 20th at Medjool.

Morse Code – Walking on the Moon

Tracklist after the jump…
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Stretch Armstrong

This weekend legendary hip hop turned house dj Stretch Armstrong pulls double duty, playing a pair of parties here in The City. First, Stretch headlines SF’s premier hipster rave Blow Up at The Rickshaw Stop, with support from regulars Richie Panic and Jeffrey Paradise. Saturday night, you can catch him playing 90′s pop hits at 111 Minna for their monthly party Club 1994.

Here’s an electro mix from a 2008 that was one of my favorites from that year (after the jump). Not for the faint of heart:
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French Fries

French Fries, the appropriately named French producer who scored a hit with his afro-beat single “Coconut” last year, has just released a new EP on Youngunz entitled “Arma.”  This time FF combines several current dance music trends and the resulting beats are perfect for any tech house or UK funky set.  Or just for folding your laundry to.  Trust!

Cop the EP at Beatport. Also includes remixes by Bok Bok, Tomb Crew and BeatauCue.

French Fries – Predador

French Fries – Senta
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Martin Atkins

If you’re a DJ or musician and you’ve ever dreamed of taking your act to the road, then you’ve probably read Martin Atkins “Tour Smart”. If you’ve never heard of this book, then run, don’t walk to your nearest bookstore and purchase this magical piece of literature; a comprehensive guide to going on tour. Literally a musicians Bible.

Martin Atkins, drummer for Nine Inch Nails and Pigface, will be here in San Francisco tonight for a free seminar at Biscuits and Blues. For the most helpful and accurate information on how to go big on tour, come listen to what this man has to say!

Tour Smart: Seminar with Martin Atkins (http://tssanfran.eventbrite.com)
Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 6:30pm

Biscuits and Blues
401 Mason St. 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

Haiti-Aid!

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Don’t forget, tonight is the party to end all parties! The best lineup of San Francisco’s finest DJ’s including:

Bad Neighbors
Eric Sharp
Disco Shawn
Jeffrey Paradise
Nisus
Omar
Richie Panic
Shane King
Sleazemore
Sticky K
Tenderlions (DJ set)
White Girl Lust

Hosted by Trackademiks & Wallpaper
Photos by Parker Day

100% of the door proceeds ($10-$15) go to the Red Cross. While the Red Cross is not exactly the most honest of non-profits, this party will be sure to raise a hefty donation to help the food less, homeless and hurting souls in Haiti. The first 100 people through the door will get a free beer! So come early, bring your friends and lets show some support!

Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 9PM at the Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street.

DJ Excel

Ol’ head DJ Excel of Philly’s Skratch Makaniks crew is one of those rare DJs that possesses both insane turntablist skills and the rare ability to rock any party. After regrettably missing Edan’s set last week at SOM’s Change the Beat party (which was apparently unbelievable), I’ve been rabidly devouring classic hip hop sets in an attempt to make up for my absence on Tuesday.

Fortunately, DJ Excel just posted this gem up last week and it is sick. I just wish it were longer.

DJ Excel – Freedom of Beats (The Classics)
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