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As You Like It, No Way Back & Donuts
Friday, August 5, 2011 at 9:00 PM - Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 4:00 AM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Steffi (Osgut Ton / Panorama Bar / Dolly - Berlin) San Francisco Debut
Mike Huckaby (Deep transportation / S Y N T H - Detroit)
Beautiful Swimmers (Future Times - Washington DC)
Lovefingers (ESP Institute / Black Disco - NYC)
Solar (No Way Back / Sunset)
Conor (No Way Back / Rong Music)
Mossmoss (AYLI / Nightlight Music / RCP)
Rich Korach (AYLI / Paxhau)
SOUND: Brand New Funktion One Main Room Sound System
| ABOUT THE ARTISTS |
You can trust Steffi as a dj implicitly, in form and content. Her skills are extraordinary, as you can see when she really works the records and eq’s; no soft blending, but mixing in its original sense. She features a plethora of styles and varies every single one of her sets ranging from Electronic Disco, to serious Detroit- or Dutch Electro, whereas original, funky and fat House always will be her solid foundation.
Since 2000, Steffi runs her label Klakson together with Dutch producer Dexter. Apart from the special cover design (black and white photos), Klakson first and foremost impresses by music: Records by artists like Dexter, Fastgraph, Duplex, Seymor Bits, Putsch 79 or Mr. Cisco have been supported by the likes of Laurent Garnier, DJ Hell, Andrew Weatherall and Miss Kittin. It surely is an aficionado’s label occupying a gateway between ambitious club music and humour.
Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponet. Mike Huckaby has done much for Detroit electronic music. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of music. He is one of those guys who knows all the roots and culture of electronic dance music. He is a person who can see beyond the hype and divisions within the scene. Mike knows exactly what the music is. With productions for labels like Rick Wade's Harmonie Park outfit, tons of remixes, and of course his own Deep Transportation and S Y N T H imprints.
You know when you scoop a record at some flea because the art looks tight, but it turns out that the shit is wack except for some little beautiful chunk? Yea you do. They rescued the good parts from many terrible records that otherwise just would've collected bad vibes on their floors. These dudes are trying to bring back something like early Daniel Wang but mix it with heavy boogie visions (''Swimmers Groove'') and all these psuedo-African slow cuts from the 90s that we keep finding (''O Yea''). Lifeguards for the vibe.
Andrew Hogge, better known as Lovefingers, needs little introduction amongst the global disco elite. His internationally acclaimed mix of 999 songs at lovefingers.org has had a undeniable impact on the burgeoning eclectic dance scene of today. A Los Angeles native, Andrew hosted Blackdisco Social Club since 2001 (including guests Thomas Bullock, Special Disco Version and Prins Thomas) before heading off to New York City where he resides today. Andrew runs the Blackdisco imprint, a well known edits series which finds its releases in the bags of top jocks like DJ Harvey, James Murphy and Todd Terje. In the past few years, Lovefingers has performed at the Whitney Biennial, Doug Aitken's Sleepwalkers premiere at MoMA, Henrik Vibskov's Tent City exhibition in Seoul, repeated summers at P.S.1's Warm-Up as well as numerous tours through North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. One half of The Stallions, along-side long time disco cohort Lee Douglas, Andrew co-wrote and produced the Stallions' Suite for Findlay Brown. This 12 minute epic journey of modern Disco and Spaghetti Western themes has received praise from disco giants like Ashley Beadle, DJ Cosmo, Prins Thomas, Pilooski, and to the Stallions' delight, been played by the legendary David Mancuso at The Loft. The Stallions have been busy with a slew of remixes as well as their debut album, of which you can be sure will change the scope of modern dance music. 2010 has also seen Lovefingers' new label, ESP Institute, debut with an EP by Sombrero Galaxy, the first of many exciting releases planned over the next year.