theProjects Cultural Design Agency

Uncategorized
theProjects First Release: Nisus Twistered EP!!
theProjects First Release: Nisus Twistered EP!!

We are proud to announce that theProjects resident Nisus has released his first EP here on theProjects! Its an intricate EP with new sounds, fusing electronic dance music with techno, house and a little bit of distorted disco. And be sure to come check out Nisus playing in San Francisco this THURSDAY at Mighty with […]

Solid Gold Jacuzzi feat. NACHO LOVERS & AMP LIVE
Solid Gold Jacuzzi feat. NACHO LOVERS & AMP LIVE

This Saturday at the Mezzanine we will be golden clad, celebrating Amp Live’s solo album release for Murder at the Disco. This party is going to be maaaagically delicious. Canadian duo Nacho Lovers from Fool’s Gold will be headlining, and the whole Solid Gold DJ crew will be spinning beats late into the night. This […]

Nisus Caribou Remix oh my god
Nisus Caribou Remix oh my god

theProject’s own prolific producer NISUS has been hard at work cranking out remixes for your lovely ears to hear. Below is his remix of Caribou’s “Odessa”, off their new album Swim. The original Caribou track is pretty amazers to begin with (the whole album is really), and with the addition of some 808 style drums […]

Mark Ronson is a Genius
Mark Ronson is a Genius

Can I say that? The guy is awesome, like weird Tiga shit awesome. And his new track “Bang Bang Bang”…is amazing. I so dig it. Soo soo soo good. Especially if you watch the Creators Project interview where Mark explains the process of making his new record. There are so many classic Mark Ronson tid […]

Scionify! w/ Gaslamp Killer and DJ Craze
Scionify! w/ Gaslamp Killer and DJ Craze

As far as corporate sponsorship goes, Scion is kinda killing it. I’ve gathered quite a little collection of Scion themed SWAG over the past few years from various parties. I’ve got two adorable pairs of pink Scion panties that read “What Moves You” on the ass (hey, its better than “juicy”), i’ve got sampler CDs […]

Telephoned
Telephoned

There is a long history of ironic, white covers of popular hip-hop and R&B tracks — from Dynamite Hack singing “Boyz in the Hood” in golf sweaters and flip flops, to Little Boots’ recent melancholic cover of Kid Cudi’s “Day N Nite.” In general, these attempts range from the retarded to the horribly offensive — […]

Coachella 2010!
© sleepydoll

This year, Coachella brought the best of this years hottest artists into one arena on 5 stages over 3 days in a titillating, chaotic and full fledged maniacal music exhibition. The Projects were in attendance, focusing mainly on electronic acts, but we got a full range of the best performances…as follows: Thom Yorke This man […]

Erol Alkan

This week marks the debut performance of international superstar DJ Erol Alkan. If you’ve never heard of the guy, I’m not sure what to tell you. For the past ten-plus years, Alkan has been steadily churning out dancefloor bangers, remixing the likes of Justice, Interpol, Mylo, Bloc Party, The Chemical Brothers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Klaxons, […]

Fake Blood x Boy 8 Bit

Everyone loves a good mystery, especially when that mystery is solved by a talking dog and a group of meddling kids. So in 2008 when some quality dance tracks (including the massive “Mars”) began appearing around the innertron produced by the then-unknown producer Fake Blood, there was active speculation in the dancenerd community as to […]

Pilooski

One of my favorites, French disco edit master Pilooski a month ago released a 12″ vinyl only single whose A-side was a house remake of Nora Dean’s “Angie La-La.” It’s titled simply “AAA” and it is a 9 minute early a.m. house epic. It wouldn’t hurt to be high for this one. Enjoy: Pilooski – […]

Huoratron
Huoratron

I have a special spot in my chest that just gets tickled by distortion and another spot that’s tickled by bass. Its like I have sonic taste buds in my body. Like vanilla ice creams, there are a lot of sounds out there that are called by the same name but you know when you’ve […]

DJ Riz

Last week, I came across this mix by DJ Riz — co-founder of Crooklyn Clan and arguably one of the best hip-hop DJs alive. Now best known for his website, where DJs can buy the latest BEP song mashed up with “Love is Gone,” Riz is also kind of amazing behind the decks and apparently […]

M.A.N.D.Y.

German production duo Patrick Bodmer & Philipp Jung, together known by the curiously effeminate label M.A.N.D.Y., gained fame in 2005 with their club hit “Body Language,” a collaboration with Booka Shade, with whom they also partnered in launching the Get Physical record label. Tomorrow night M.A.N.D.Y. visits SF, headlining a show at Paradise Lounge. Opening […]

Afrojack

Dutch DJ/Producer Afrojack has been on fire for the past year, steadily churning out bangers including cross-over hits produced for Major Lazer and Pitbull. Yesterday, he dropped this throwback acid house number, which is vaguely reminiscent of The Chemical Brothers during their raver hey-day. You can buy this and other Afrojack tracks here. Enjoy: Afrojack […]

Noise Pop 2010

San Francisco’s week-long arts festival, Noise Pop, kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/22) and offers a long list of strange multimedia experiences at venues across the City. And looking at the roster of musical acts booked this year, one could assume that the City’s pot dealers will be extra busy this week. Performers include Four Tet, […]

Solo

So, then she said, “What’s your favorite position?” and I was like, “the fetal position.” And then we made out. Anyway, kind of a late pass on this one but I recently came across this EP by UK DJ Solo and it is pretty dope. UK Funky with shades of last year’s smash “Trompeta.” You […]

V is for Vitalic
V is for Vitalic

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Haiti-Aid!
Haiti-Aid!

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 […]