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11.30. Cyber Monday.

When I first heard mention of this apparent holiday, I assumed that the “cyber” in Cyber Monday must refer to a certain deviant behavior that I had discovered in various internet chat rooms as an adolescent. The thought of an annual revival of that phenomenon on a mass scale got me excited, if only briefly, as I quickly remembered that those experiences were always marred by a healthy skepticism regarding whether my partner was actually performing the acts that she claimed (on the genitalia that she claimed to have).

The realization that Cyber Monday was instead a day celebrated by repeatedly entering one’s credit card number on various websites seemed slightly more sensible, as well as lending itself to greater participation by those whose employers tend to frown upon the idea of virtual (or actual) sex in the workplace.

For those that still have money in their pockets after a day’s long “cybering,” on Wednesday, the long-running Infatuation welcomes the return of Sticky K. The local boy made good — who is now signed to Dubsided and rolling with bi-coastal promotional team Gold Sweat — brings back his high energy, bass-heavy sound to Vessel, with support from local bloghouse phenoms Pance Party. The party is free before 11 with RSVP at the Vessel website.

Guest mix for Kissy Sell Out’s BBC Radio 1 show


1. Major Lazer – Jump Up (Sticky K Remix)
2. Larry Tee – Let’s Make Nasty (Sticky K Remix)
3. Crookers – Para de Gracinha (Sticky K Remix)
4. Sticky K – The Weirdo
5. Sticky K – Bandari Funk
6. *exclusive*
7. *exclusive*

– White Mike


Saturday night, Lights Down Low returns with headliners LOWCLUB of Tone Records. This French duo has been quietly churning out burners for the past few years and their tracks have found their way into the sets of such luminaries as Erol Alkan and Kissy Sell Out, among others.

Also performing will be LDL regulars Sleazemore and Rchrd Oh.

LOWCLUB Thanksgiving ’09 minimix


Fake Blood – I think I like it
Mastiksoul – Cumbia De Bogota
Justin Martin & Claude Von Stroke – Beat That Bird
Kid Conga Feat. MC Miltinho – Dubbel Dutch rmx
Mushroom man jifi rmx
Riva Starr feat. Noze – I was Drunk
Drop The Lime – Set Me Free – Zombie Disco Squad rmx
Round Table Knights – Belly Dance
Claude Von Stroke – Vocal Chords

TV Glory – Havoc Arise (LOWCLUB remix)

– White Mike


DJ Sabo from New York, manager of Turntable Lab, head of the Sol Selectas label and friend of the Tormenta Tropical crew here in The City has put out one of my favorite mixes of the year on the XL8R8R podcast. Sabo combines dubstep, cumbia, house and afrobeat, as well as some of the tracks off of the newest Bersas Discos release (I’ve included my favorite track below). Enjoy!

Sabo & Cassady – La Curura

Mix for XLR8R Podcast

– White Mike

Edan’s Echo Party

Edan came out with a mix last week called Echo Party and it’s pretty wild.

From the Stones Throw website:

“Edan was given access to the Traffic Ent. Group’s back catalog of old school rap – labels like Magic Records, Chocolate Star, P&P among others – and asked to create something new out of it, whatever he wanted. What began as a simple mixtape, two years later turned into a 30-min record of dance, rap and punk, utilizing everything from turntables, tape echo, guitar, moog and maybe even kazoos. He’s even going to hand-draw each LP cover.

The vinyl LP covers are going to be all white-tip on sleeves, like those old 60s records, with Edan stenciling, or stamping, or doing some kind of cover art to each one personally. There will be only 1000 made.

The CD package is no joke either – see below. It’s in a small book format (some in white, some silver) with a 12-page book, obsessively detailing what’s playing on the album, typed out all madman style by Edan.

Here’s a snippet from the 29-minute mix:

Here’s the promo vid:

– White Mike


This Friday, Bristol’s own dubstep prince Joker headlines what should be a warbly and bass-filled evening at 103 Harriet. Local favorites Lazer Sword and Mophono provide support.

Joker (who is probably my favorite dubstep artist at the moment) has blown up internationally over the past year and still has yet to reach his 21st birthday. Asshole.

Anyhow, the line-up is stacked and this promises to be a good show. Tickets are 20 bucks and available via Going.

Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Joker remix)

Joker – Digidesign

Also on the bill is friend of The Projects, DJ Dials. Here is a promo mix he put out for Friday night’s show. (mediafire link).

– White Mike

White Mike: Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

This week, theProjects resident White Mike is featured in Christina Li’s interview series on SF Station. Read as Mike expounds on sex parties, sex playlists and sex with celebrities.

Full interview here.

Tonight: The Juan Maclean

Tonight, Mezzanine hosts a tribute to the recently passed Gerhardt “Jerry” Fuchs, drummer for numerous bands including !!!, Turing Machine, Maserati and Holy Ghost. The Juan Maclean, another of Fuchs’s bands, will be headlining with support from Paralells and DJs Eug and J. Montag.

For those not familiar with Fuchs, the New York Times did a good piece on him earlier this month. Here’s a vid of Fuchs enjoying his craft:

Tickets are $12.50 and available here. All proceeds go to the family of Jerry Fuchs.

The Juan Maclean – One Day (Grand Theft Extended mix)

– White Mike

SFPD Criminalize the Art of DJing

Jennifer Maerz has a good article in the SF Weekly today regarding the San Francisco Police Department’s campaign of laptop and sound equipment seizure at parties and events thrown by its citizens. I unfortunately learned firsthand of this unspoken policy when my equipment was seized from a private Halloween party at a SOMA loft.

Read the full story here.

– White Mike

Thursday: Neon Indian

This week brings us the San Francisco debut of indie blog darling, Neon Indian. The current project of Alan Palomo (formerly of VEGA and Ghosthustler), Neon Indian effuses a dreamy synth-driven sound that lies somewhere between the dancey bedroom beats of Junior Boys and the introspective electropop of The Postal Service (or their latest rip-off Owl City… not going to link them ‘cause they suck).

Neon Indian’s debut release, Psychic Chasms earned the coveted approval of Pitchfork Media, which gave it “Best New Music” honors.

Neon Indian plays this Thursday (11/19) at The Rickshaw Stop, with support from The Love X Nowhere and Nite Jewel. Tickets are 10 bucks and available via Hacksaw Entertainment here. 18+

Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer

Au Revoir Simone – Another Likely Story (Neon Indian remix)

– White Mike