2-Night Pass • Ghost Ship Halloween: Atlantis
Fri, October 28, 2016 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmPier 70 - San Francisco
$100.00 - $325.00
This event is 21 and over
Strap on the scuba gear, rev up the time machine, and take a plunge into the subterranean city of Atlantis. Ghost Ship Halloween is back for its 9th year at gargantuan Pier 70. Ghost Ship drops jaws and thrills thousands with unparalleled art installations built from scratch from recyclable materials. The event will run Friday October 28 & Saturday October 29 and will debut the Pantheon Package: an elevated 2-floor with access to Poseidon’s Perch mezzanine with views, hosted bars, exclusive entry, coat check, restrooms. MAKE BIG ART! incorporates the mezzanines into their most ambitious art vision ever, a subsea wonderland of alien visitors and ancient civilizations plus original installations by elite Bay Area production artists and art-cars. Atlantis electrifies multiple sound stages and 50 of the Bay Area’s finest DJs plus headliners like JUSTIN MARTIN, THE ORB, THE NEW DEAL, DJ DAN, J. PHLIP and the MUTAYTOR.http://www.hushconcerts.com/event/1267171/
Over the last 25 years, The Orb has charted one of the most idiosyncratic paths in music, notching up hit singles and albums, sellout shows all over the world and an impressive string of collaborations, most recently reggae legend Lee Perry on More Orbservations From The Starhouse.
Initially formed by Alex Paterson and the KLF's Jimmy Cauty in 1988, The Orb has since consisted of the former plus different collaborators, springing to prominence with 1989's 'A Huge Ever-Growing Pulsating Brain Which Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld' before 1991's The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld created a new genre called 'ambient house' but stretching into dub and avant garde.
'Little Fluffy Clouds' [co-written with long-time collaborator Youth] was a hit single, followed by 1992's U.F. Orb reaching number one in the album charts, spawning a top ten single in the epic 'Blue Room'. The Orb went on to release a string of albums, including Live '93, Orbus Terrarum, Orblivion, Cydonia, Bicycles & Tricycles, The Dream and Baghdad Batteries, collaborating with Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour on 2010's Metallic Spheres.
Alex, who played a pivotal role in the creation of Primal Scream's epoch-making Screamadelica, has also pursued side projects, run his own record labels and remixed names including Primal Scream, Erasure and Front 242, while DJing all over the world and for BBC Radio.
The silver jubilee shows are both testament to the longevity of a uniquely original British musical talent and guarantee of an evening of floor-shaking grooves, warmly-surreal humour and the original euphoric spirit which turned acid house into the biggest youth revolution since punk rock.
Feeding off the energy of the San Francisco underground and mentored by fellow super producer Claude VonStroke, Justin was intrinsically involved with the development of dirtybird records, appearing on its first four releases. Justin was soon ready to take flight, releasing a string of solo EPs, which flaunted a very unique sound and garnered still more respect among fellow DJs and heavyweight's of the scene.
In 2010, such respect prompted an invitation for Justin to DJ mix Pete Tong's infamous "Essential Mix" series and also landed his felicitous placement on the front cover of DJ Magazine. Justin continued to roll out two further killer EPs on dirtybird, which were collaborations with his protégée Ardalan. "Mr Spock" earned recognition from major digital news outlet NPR as "surrounding sounds with tactful little details: the hissing white noise; that chubby, wet bass kick. This is music that doesn't need to be heard on the dance floor, though it does work awfully well there". What followed was "Lezgo", which knocked down the genre walls and pretty much remained a firm fixture in every DJ's box throughout 2011.
As well as his formidable arsenal of original productions, Justin is now equally known for his collaborations with his brother Christian as The Martin Brothers, producing such hip-hop influenced hits as 'Duckface', 'Stoopit', 'Dum'. Justin has also made his mark remixing such bona fide classics as Radiohead's 'Nude', Marshall Jefferson's 'Mushrooms', TG's 'Revox' and remixes for labels such as Fools Gold and Greco Roman, firmly establishing himself as the man to make big tracks even bigger.
2011 found Justin in the perfect position to work on his boldest project to date, his debut artist album and he couldn't be more enthusiastically happy with the results. "Ghettos & Gardens" long player will be released on dirtybird late spring 2012, with a string of stunning singles to support the release.
Demand for Justin's skills behind the decks has skyrocketed with his bookings schedule constantly crammed to capacity. With dates everywhere from Panorama Bar (Berlin), Fabric (London), Space (Ibiza) and a full album tour for summer and fall 2012, its no wonder Justin's diary reads like the dreams of a professional raver. Stateside he
continues to be a regular fixture at the Dirtybird events in San Francisco and beyond.
Music journalists typically describe Justin's sound as 'melodic and tough' with his music encapsulating both melody and emotional depth yet always with enough undeniable ass shaking properties to translate to the floor.
He remains as enthusiastic as ever to be involved in the scene. When recently questioned by Resident Advisor on what he'd be doing if he wasn't a DJ or dance music producer he just replied: "Wishing I was a DJ or music producer."
By all accounts, it's hard to tell him to wipe that smile off his face.
"Dan is a pivotal ingredient to live DJing and production, a real teacher to all."-DJ Sneak
"The thing I love about Dan is that he's always had a funky spirit and he always pushes the elements of music."-Carl Cox
To those who still may not know all that much on Dan, we'll help you out from under that rock. As you can tell from just a bit of the praise from musical icons DJ Dan has received, our West Coast bred friend has been around the block a few times (and turning heads all the while). Music has been forever entrenched in Dan's life, having garnered a superior record collection at the age of 8 that would give Amoeba Records a run for its money. Starting his professional musical career with some smaller clubs in Seattle and then Los Angeles, DJ Dan had a rise to recognition in the dance music community that could be considered meteoric. Forming the Funky Techno Tribe in 1993, DJ Dan fused together breakbeat, house, dub, and techno to create a sound that later was fittingly crowned, "West Coast House". And with renowned tracks like "Needle Damage", and remixes for everyone from Depeche Mode to Duck Sauce, Dan's production prowess is undeniable. The journey that Dan's talents have taken him on could go on for pages and pages. He has played alongside the likes of fellow legends from Carl Cox to John Digweed with a mission of making club goers unable to fight the urge to dance the night away.
And it's not just party goers and fellow DJ's who bow down to Dan, the press have drooled over his music. DJ Mag named DJ Dan the #1 House DJ in 2006 while Urb Magazine named him "America's Favorite DJ" and "America's Hardest Working DJ" while he was also DJ Time's 'America's Best DJ' 2014 Top Ten Finalist. The media has never been more accurate. But one of the proudest moments could be said when THUMP warned partygoers to 'never fuck with DJ Dan' much like one unfateful attdendant did this year in Baltimore to which Dan had the most powerful of responses.
Dan's widely renowned Los Angeles based label Instereo Recordings,has further etched his name into dance music's core. With TJR, Phunk Investigation, Wolfgang Gartner, DJ PP, DJ Sneak, Hatiras, and DJ Dan being amongst the many artists featured on the Instereo Recordings, the label is hard to ignore in the industry. Dan also has releases on Toolroom, Pacha Recordings, Ultra, Guesthouse, Work, XL Recordings, Magnetic, Rising, and many others.
In 2014 Dan shows no signs of slowing down. His EDC set was rated as one of the best sets of the weekend by DJOYBEAT.com as well as Magnetic Mag. Similar buzz had Insomniac President/ CEO Pasquale Rotella chiming in:
"We go back since the early 90′s and he DJ'd some of my first warehouse parties. He's an LA underground staple and music legend."
And if that wasn't enough, in the recent major dance music poll 'America's Best DJ', DJ Dan clocked in at #9 in a extremely competitive field; beating out some of the largest names in electronic music.
As this dance music world continues to evolve, it is safe to say that DJ Dan will continue to be one of its strongest voices and most powerful influencers.
Toronto-based live electronic trio announces their first studio release in over a decade - Mercury Switch due out on March 4th
theNEWDEAL will release Mercury Switch, the band's first studio release in over a decade, on March 4th. The seven-song affair will be coupled with a series of remix releases, beginning with Avenue's indie electronic remix of "Quattro".
With over 1400 legendary late nights, sold-out clubs and triumphant festivals under their belts, theNEWDEAL returns with a passion in 2016. "Quattro" -- along with recently released tracks "Mercury Switch" and "Sabotage the System," offer a preview of the upcoming studio release which bassist Dan Kurtz describes as their "most creative" endeavor to date. "In the last few months we've been pushing ourselves to work with new sounds, new styles, new ways of arranging jams, and the stuff we've come up with has felt great and exciting to us as a result. We're listening back to the board tapes of all the shows and finding the parts, even if they're just a couple of seconds long, that sound the most inspiring and then building studio recordings around them. In some cases we'll glue a bit from one show in one city to another completely unrelated piece from another town, and create something we'd never have come up with in either just a live or just a studio setting."
Keyboardist Jamie Shields agrees: "I think we've come up with a way to take the best from both the live and studio worlds and make something that's going to have the energy of a live show, but shaped in a way we could only do in the studio. theNEWDEAL has always been about development. When we're performing on stage our goal is always to create a fresh musical idea and see in real-time how we can develop it - melodically, harmonically and structurally. Because we approach every show with an improvisational mindset, we know that every night brings a different concert, a different vibe and a different audience experience. Even with all those variables, it always ends up sounding like a New Deal show; exciting, driving and incredibly danceable!"
theNEWDEAL first began in Toronto in 1999, quickly gaining support from Toronto's underground club scene as pioneers in electronica, recreating the DJ experience with live, improvised music. Soon the band brought their interpretation of Electro House, Trance, Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to the US, where they were embraced by the crowds at NYC's Wetlands Preserve and cultivated a loyal following in the American jam scene.
After twelve years of touring, theNEWDEAL took a hiatus in 2011; Dan spent much of the next few years touring the world with Electropop band Dragonette. When theNEWDEAL returned to stages in 2014 they brought on board a new drummer in Dragonette's Joel Stouffer.
bills. Despite her success with the dirtybird gang, she's still out there
in record stores on the regular... digging, uncovering precious gems and
weaving them into her dynamic sets with panache. She's a hard-working,
dedicated lady who refuses to compromise and aims to rock the dance
#oor without relying on the most obvious tracks. Production-wise she's
just as fearsome, lacing her tracks with a tough yet bouncy #avour. Her
prowess in both disciplines combined with her infectious sense of fun and
mind-boggling depth of knowledge make her one of the most revered DJs
on the global circuit today.
Ever since the purchase of a cheap set of belt-drive decks and a mixer on
her 19th birthday she really hasn't looked back and, a$er completing her
studies in Engineering, the straight-A student jumped head !rst into her
true passion, music. She won a DJ competition in 2005, toured the USA
and moved from her hometown, Champaign, Illinois, to the birthplace of
house music, Chicago. In the Windy City she endured the struggle that
many musicians go through on their pathway to glory but never lost sight
of her dream. A move to San Francisco resulted in more hard times, but it
wasn't long before her determination and natural talent won through.
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Phlip's refusal to give up eventually led her to connect with the dirtybird
crew and make some real progress. Club and festival tours are now a
regular occurrence while releases on Claude VonStroke's highly respected
imprint, and elsewhere too, have established her as a reputable source of
dance !oor killers. People from Skream and Tiga to techno dons Surgeon
and Dave Clarke and a bunch of other in!uential heads threw their
weight behind her "rst truly analogue workout, 'Coe#cient', while her
latest tech-heavy banger 'Say My Name', which is has been doing immense
damage to clubs all over the world, has peaked the interest of Eats
Everything, Danny Daze and Huxley on the !oor, and taking to the
airwaves courtesy of B.Traits, Monki and 1 Xtra's MistaJam . All that hard
work has put her up there with the industry's female elite; Nina Kraviz,
Go hear J.Phlip in action and you can expect to experience a full booty
workout and have your mind blown. You'll be surprised, energised and
occasionally weirded out. $is is a lady who knows her stu%, yet continues
to re"ne her cra&. Her aim is dance !oor lobotomy, all the while taking
the greatest pleasure in seeing the people get loose. A DJ not afraid to put
her vision out there, Jess is to thank for passing Eats Everything's mighty
"Entrance Song" to Voitek and Greg (Catz n Dogz) at Pets and the later
introduction to Barclay (Claude VonStroke) and Dirtybird. She's
embarked on several tours of Europe and the US, attracting an evergrowing
fanbase with each electrifying performance. Spending 3 years
living and DJing in Berlin has helped Phlip to gain an understanding of
the European market – she was only supposed to be there for 5 months,
but ya know, there's some kind of time warp in Berlin that does that to
2014 already involves more action than a James Bond movie with another
tour of Europe in full swing, dates all over the United States including
three residencies: Detroit, Miami and San Francisco – plus there's plenty
more production work in the pipeline. Hold tight for yet more analogue
Don't take our word for it, go check her out yourselves... and be prepared
to lose your shit. $at's what's up.
The reason for the hiatus is to focus on a giant install show in Los Angeles projected for 2013, at The Big Art Labs (bigartlabs.com). The Lab is a quarter million square foot multi-purpose arts complex located in downtown Los Angeles, and will be the site for the new install show which harkens back to Mutaytor's ambitious Burning man roots.
According to the band, the kind of show that made them famous - big scary fire, a large ensemble cast of dancers, fire and cirque style performers as well as life-size puppets and props is simply impractical and too expensive to take on the road. Additionally, many venues do not allow fire performance, which has traditionally been one of their staple offerings.
The touring version of the show boasts a stage full of musicians and performers creating a very bombastic, interactive, spectacle. Just not on the same scale that is possible when the show doesn't have to get packed up every night.
The vision for Mutaytor at Big Art Labs is to create an environment where the band can do the large scale productions that they're known for and also to foster a new, growing arts community in Los Angeles by hosting all types of artists from Los Angeles and around the world.
According to Buck Down (guitarist/singer): "While the last of construction and permitting take place back home, the band is announcing a series of shows around North America for 2012 to say "thank you" to their legions of supporters spread out around the country."
According to Atom Smith (keyboardist/singer) "no doubt some of the fine folks we meet on the road will wind up getting an invitation to join us back in Los Angeles at Big Art Labs."
Pier 70 - San Francisco
420 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA, 94107