Escort (Live) & Psychemagik at Mezzanine SF

SanFranDisco & Mezzanine Present:

Escort (Live) & Psychemagik at Mezzanine SF

Motion Potion, Derek Hena

Fri, November 10, 2017

9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$20.00 - $25.00

New York's explosive live disco phenoms ESCORT return to San Francisco on Friday, November 10, joined by UK production gurus PSYCHEMAGIK and local heroes MOTION POTION and DEREK HENA. SanFranDisco is back with an epic bill at Mezzanine in San Francisco on November 10, 2017.

Escort
Escort
Enjoying accolades ranging from the New York Times to Pitchfork, NYC's disco champions are an incredible cast of musicians including founder/producer Eugene Cho, JKriv, Dave Sharma and lead singer Adeline Michèle.
Escort’s long awaited second LP “Animal Nature” is a leap forward from their critically acclaimed debut. “Animal Nature” stays true to the tradition of clubland’s holy trinity – New York, Chicago and Detroit – while staying on the forefront of modern disco and a new era of not-so-underground dance music. In an age where the dance music is over saturated with countless producers churning out an endless stream beats and remixes, Escort stands out, in part, by creating dance music the old fashioned way: with impeccable production, musicianship, and songwriting. Their explosive live performances have cemented their reputation as one of the city's premiere live acts and has enabled them to showcase their unique live dance sound around the globe.

"Animal Nature,” is filled with neon synths and driving beats that range from Giorgio Moroder-dark to Tom Tom Club-bright, while Michèle’s icy vocals echo the best Danceteria-era divas."
– The New York Times, T Magazine

" ...seamless blending of deep house beats and disco glitter, the product of co-founders and producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis, plus buttery R&B singing by Adeline Michèle"
– NPR

"Instant-Classic Disco-House Banger"
– NY Magazine, Vulture

" ...strikes the perfect balance between the increasingly mechanistic and the primal urge just under the skin."
– Pitchfork

Body Talk,” has more verve than Studio 54 on a Bicentenial Saturday night with ’70s keys, luxurious strings and synths, handclaps, and Adeline Michèle’s guttural vocals.
– SPIN

“This New York dance orchestra was churning out period-perfect disco homages years before Daft Punk got lucky.
– Rolling Stone
Psychemagik
Psychemagik
The UK duo, known for their sensational disco and psychedelic edits, obscenely vast record collections, beautiful production work and transcendent mixtape journeys, are being heralded as a truly unique and positive presence in today's music scene.

"Fucking Brilliant" ¬ DJ Mag

Although Tom and Danny have both been utterly immersed in music since time itself began, Psychemagik's first appearance on wax was an edit of Fleetwood Mac's 'Everywhere', which quickly found its way into the record bags of veterans like Tom Middleton and Greg Wilson, and instantly cemented their place in the disco music world. The duo have since released a string of highly acclaimed edits, original productions and remixes.

They regularly play at major festivals, clubs and special events all over the UK and Europe – with tours in the USA and Australia set for 2013.

"An ear for mind-expanding dance floor mysticism" ¬– FACT Magazine

Their studio output is prolific to say the least; Valley Of Paradise, the first single from their debut album, sold out on pre-orders and was followed by a slew of incredible remixes from the likes of Greg Wilson, Time and Space Machine, Toby Tobias and Rayko and received critical acclaim and airplay worldwide. Recent remix projects include Azari & III, Metronomy, Kraak and Smaak, Crystal Fighters, Yacht, Time and Space Machine, The Egg, Skinny Lister and The Cuban Brothers.

"Remixers du jour" – Mixmag

And then there's the edits. Their recent version of Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams', a follow up to 'Everywhere', topped the Hype Machine charts and has been gaining some serious props from around the globe. They have also released a string of edits on their Healin' Feelin and Discotheque Wreckers imprints, all of which have made it into the Juno top sellers list.

Their mixes paint the story of two extraordinarily talented and passionate guys. Some blatantly show that Psychemagik can absolutely dominate a dancefloor. Others, like their guest mixes for the Test Pressing podcast, are gorgeously composed psychedelic experiences, which give you an idea of just how deep and amazing their record collections really are. Basically, you can bet that they have the perfect record for any time and any place.

"Perfectly deconstructed Hot Chip's sound for their support slot…Fantastic"

– Songkick

They also have a reputation as the go to guys for mega rare records you won't find anywhere else. Their satisfied customers include 2 Many Dj's/Soulwax, Chemical Brothers, Q-Tip, Fake Blood amongst many others.

It is this incredible ear for musical treasures and their dedication to the art of digging that has lead to the success of their recent compilation, Psychemagik Presents: 'Magik Cyrkles' on Leng Records, which sold out worldwide on vinyl within 48 hours of its release and went straight to number one in the Juno bestsellers chart on CD. With a wealth of upcoming releases and their debut studio LP just around the corner, they've already set the controls for the heart of the sun and will be heading into a whole new stratosphere of creativity in 2013.
Motion Potion
Motion Potion
MoPo is a master craftsman and his building material is the world’s most precious commodity: TIME. Consider yourself fortunate If you get a chance catch a Motion Potion DJ set these days. An enormous amount of thought, planning, and scheming has to occur to make them happen. MoPo approaches his shows like a college professor, or a football coach, putting hours of preparation and thought into exactly who will be listening, and how exactly to reach into their souls. Every set is different, and each can unfold in hundreds of different ways, and this intense focus on preparation makes him so versatile, so intense, and so much damn fun. These are “DJ sets” in the classic sense, unfolding like poems with every song a word and every mix or drop a bit of punctuation. Once known as the “DJ for people who hate DJ’s” it would be more accurate to say that this is the DJ for those who love live music.
Derek Hena
Derek Hena
Originally from upstate New York, Derek made the pilgrimage to SF soon after Pink Mammoth was born, and immediately took a lead position in the rapid growth of the collective. While holding down a day job as a booking agent/talent buyer at Mighty in San Francisco, Derek helps coordinate all aspects planning our signature Pink Mammoth parties and events.

He's also known to get quite a groove on behind the decks every now and then.
Venue Information:
Mezzanine
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.mezzaninesf.com/calendar.asp