SanFranDisco

HUSHconcerts and Derek Hena present

SanFranDisco

Giorgio Moroder, Tuxedo, Escort, Luxxury, Birdee, Neighbour, David Harness, Motion Potion, Dials, King Most, Steve Fabus, Mozghan, Gravity, Tobin Ellsworth, Jonathan Will, Juanita More, Shouts!

Sat, July 30, 2016

9:00 pm

$25.00 - $45.00

This event is 21 and over

A tribute to both the nostalgic 70’s roots and the thrilling rebirth of nudisco, our inaugural SanFranDisco commences on Sat, July 30. Behold a once in a lifetime lineup of legendary producers, live bands, and cutting edge nu-disco DJs on two Funktion One sound systems and two outdoor silent disco channels. Multiple Grammy and Oscar winning producer GIORGIO MORODER headlines with a DJ set celebrating the span of his unmatched career. MAYER HAWTHORNE and JAKE ONE will play their patented TUXEDO DJ SET. 7-piece New York City disco band ESCORT will perform, as well as the 4-piece SoCal live band LUXXURY. Up and coming disco DJ/producers like BIRDEE, NEIGHBOUR and ANTHONY MANSFIELD will be joined by local legends, including DAVID HARNESS, MOTION POTION, DIALS, KING MOST, MOZGHAN, STEVE FABUS and (from the PINK MAMMOTH crew) GRAVITY, TOBIN ELLSWORTH and JONATHAN WILL.

SanFranDisco
SanFranDisco
California's most elaborate disco celebration.
Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
The father of Disco and pioneer of Electronic Dance Music. Moroder is officially the oldest DJ in the world and a collaborator of the new Daft Punk album, he won 3 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes and 4 Grammys.

An Italian composer from South Tyrol, Moroder made his first steps in music by releasing a few singles under the name "Giorgio" beginning in 1966, singing in Italian, English, and German. He came to prominence in 1969, when his recording "Looky Looky", released on Ariola Records, was awarded a gold disc in October 1970. Often collaborating with lyricist Pete Bellotte, Moroder had a number of hits in his own name including "Son of My Father" in 1972 before releasing the synthesizer-driven From Here to Eternity, a notable chartbuster in 1977, and in the following year releasing "Chase", the theme from the film Midnight Express. These songs achieved some chart success in the UK, the U.S., and across Europe, and everywhere disco-mania was spreading. The full movie score for Midnight Express won him his first Academy Award for best film score in 1978. In 1979, Moroder released his album E=MC². Text on the album's cover stated that it was the "first electronic live-to-digital album." At the 56th Grammy Awards in 2014 he won his 4th Grammy for 'Best Album of the Year' (Random Access Memories).

In summer 2013, Giorgio started to DJ, giving his US debut at the Red Bull Music Academy in New York City. At the same time people started to call him "The Godfather of EDM". He visited London, Ibiza, Los Angeles, Berlin, Vienna, New York, Brazil, Miami, Asheville, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, France and many more.

Giorgio is DJing at famous clubs around the world and entertains the fans and party-guests with a video show (Music Videos, Animations). He plays his classics from the 70s and 80s but also new remixes and is preparing a new album.
Tuxedo
Tuxedo
Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus) – they are descendants of the one- word moniker family of funk, where you will find groups such as Chic, Shalamar, Plush & Zapp.

Tuxedo is Grammy nominated renaissance man Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Grammy nominated producer Jake One (Taurus). They are descendants of the one-word moniker family of funk, where you will find groups such as Chic, Shalamar, Plush & Zapp.

The Tuxedo collaboration began with an exchange of boogie funk mixtapes back in 2006. "They had a lot of the same songs on them." said Jake. "I couldn't believe there was another person in the world that cared about this style of music."

The fruits of a long-­?standing kinship were three tracks that mysteriously showed up on Internet doorsteps nearly two years ago. In between Mayer's solo albums, and Jake's productions for Drake, Fun., J. Cole, etc., these three tracks became a full album's worth of Tuxedo. The album was mixed by original disco don dada John Morales at his home studio in South Plainfield, New Jersey. "I flew out there," Mayer says. "John made me spaghetti and everything."

The duo is excited to release the upcoming album on Stones Throw Records, which also marks Mayer's return to the label since his debut release of A Strange Arrangement in 2009.
Escort
Escort
ESCORT is big. Literally. Enjoying accolades ranging from the New York Times to Pitchfork, the "disco orchestra" features an incredible cast of musicians including founders/producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis, and fronted by lead singer Adeline Michèle. Performing in a variety of powerful party line-ups, the band performs live from a core 5-piece (with Adeline on bass) to a 10+ member extravaganza.

Escort burst on to the scene in 2006 with a string of critically acclaimed 12"s that included future classics "Starlight" and "All Through The Night", both DJ staples that get still get plenty of play on dancefloors. As DJs nursed their electro-clash hangover with a seemingly never ending stream of disco edits, Escort stood out, in part, by creating dance music the old fashioned way: with impeccable production, musicianship, and songwriting.

The following several years saw them bring the same uncompromising approach to their live show. In an era where dance music is dominated by samples and computers, Escort took a sprawling ensemble to the stage and developed a reputation as one of New York's most compelling live acts, capable of performing their elaborate recordings note for note.

Escort's "Cocaine Blues", a brilliant reinterpretation of the 1976 Dillinger classic received rave reviews and quickly became an underground sensation, leading up to Escort's long awaited self-titled debut LP. The entire album is steeped in the venerable tradition of clubland's holy trinity — New York, Chicago, and Detroit — but it seems particularly reminiscent of mutant-pop luminaries such as Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Ian Dury, who somehow managed to translate their sardonic sensibilities to the dance-floor. And by embracing the legacy of these forward-thinking but classic acts, they have yet managed to create something strikingly new.

Early returns on Escort's yet to be released sophomore album have been equally glowing. Escort's anthemic "Barbarians" and soaring dance floor cut "Cabaret" have further established Escort at the very forefront of modern disco. Breaking bread to DJs and partygoers that need more than a steady diet of 909s.

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears recently described Escort as the "best disco you've ever heard." He just might be right.
Luxxury
Luxxury
Dubbed "The post-post synth pop king" by LA Weekly, L.A. producer/songwriter Blake Robin (aka LUXXURY, aka Baron von Luxxury) seeks the fine line dividing what is cool from what is deeply embarrassing. Having referenced Moroder and Steely Dan with equal respect on his last album "The Last Seduction"(Manimal Vinyl), he is currently in the studio finishing up his 3rd album with collaborator Billy Caruso (Laco$te, Corridor) on which he doubles down on '78 California vibes. Tentatively titled "How to Be Good", the new Luxxury sound eschews synths in favor of a smooth-yet-dance-able vintage disco/funk sound. As a DJ and remixer, his Luxxury Edit series are very popular, as are his remixes for Austra, HEALTH, Glass Candy and many more.
Birdee
Birdee
Birdee is the new guise of scene stalwart Marcello De Angelis, who - throughout nearly a decade of activity in dance music – has toured the world from Australia to China, played the most prestigious venues in the Uk and Europe, collected support from the world's biggest players, and picked up an award for best breakthrough dj in 2008. Since the inception of the Birdee project he has been snapped up by Fatboy Slim's Southern Fried Records, has remixed Vato Gonzalez, The Whip, Herve', Malente, Louis La Roche and Mason - and has had his music supported by a veritable who's who of dance music: Laidback Luke, Vanilla Ace, Punks Jump Up, Solidisco, Oliver Twizt, The Aston Shuffle, Tom Staar, His Majesty Andre and Reset! have all been regularly spinning Birdee tracks, while BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM and Capital Radio have also shown their love. 

His single "Shake It" was licensed to the Cream Ibiza 2011 compilation cd mixed by Laidback Luke and supported by all the major players – also receiving several plays on BBC Radio 1 from Jaymo and Andy George, Kissy Sellout and Annie Nightingale. "You Like It" and the collaboration with fellow italian turbofunkers Reset! "Blowin' Up" were released in late 2012 on Southern Fried, with the latter clocking up nearly 4k soundcloud plays in a week and breaking into the Beatport House top 100 chart.

After signing to quality Australian imprint Vicious Bitch, of Avicii and Peking Duk fame, he has released a slew of singles throughout 2014 and is about to drop his latest one "B-Love" in May .
Neighbour
Neighbour
Calgary-born Matt Dauncey aka Neighbour – co-founder of Homebreakin Records and one of Canada's top deep house producers – combines the raw ecstasy of the early days of disco with razor-sharp futuristic production.
He toured extensively this past year, culminating in an incredible series of festival dates. Brazil's Universo Paralello, Tribaltech 2012, and D-Edge Sao Paulo were highlights of his South American tour, while stateside he tore up Burning Man 2012 and a series of gigs in California. Back in Canada, he played nine festivals, including Shambhala, Astral Harvest, Bass Coast, Sync, Bushwacked, Kootenanny, Tall Tree Music Festival, and The Kulth. In addition to playing primarily original productions, remixes, and edits, Neighbour has been known to play live synthesizer and electric guitar alongside his legendary DJ sets, which range from no-nonsense electric funk bangers to gorgeous technicolor remixes of classic garage, disco, and house music.
Recent projects include producing and mastering an album for Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, a new round of tunes with longtime collaborator MC Thinktank, a full length album with his band Red Light Quadrant, and a series of dubs produced for East Vancouver afrobeat band Miami Device.
Ever evolving and deeply committed to the science of good sound, Neighbour's approach to dance music has universal appeal.
David Harness
David Harness
David Harness is one of the most popular DJ/producers in the San Francisco Bay Area club scene. He has been described as 'a man who lives, breathes and emanates everything that is beautiful about deep house music and classic garage.' David is considered a 'rising star' within the dance community. As a military brat, David Harness traveled the world extensively during his childhood. 'Regardless of which country I was in, I always heard American music, namely R&B. This little bit of familiarity really helped me feel secure in a lot of different places.' With influences varying from Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Quincy Jones, the Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, Parliament Funkadelic, the Isley Brothers and First Choice, it is easy to see why funk and soul have always been strong elements in his sound. In 1990, David began DJ'ing at the After Dark in his hometown of Monterey, California. As his popularity grew past the boundaries of Monterey, he was invited to establish a residency at Tilt and the Sound Factory in San Francisco. In 1994, David opened and DJ'ed at the hip and popular club Lift at Club Dv8 in San Francisco. His success as a club DJ led to a DJ spot on commercial radio. In 1994, David joined the popular radio show Your Mama's House on the San Francisco Bay Area's number one radio station KMEL FM. Your Mama's House was the only 'true' house mix show on any major radio station in Northern California. As part of the Your Mama's House crew, David played a key role in exposing the masses to House Music in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1995 David kicked off a seven year residency at San Francisco 's legendary Club Universe — San Francisco's hottest Saturday night party. At Club Universe, David had the opportunity to play with many New York's legendary DJs like Frankie Knuckles, Tony Humphries, Little Louie Vega, Tedd Patterson, Dave Morales, Danny Teneglia, London's Ricky Morrison, Los Angeles' Marques Wyatt, San Francisco's Miguel Migs, Mark Farina and Kaskade — just to name a few. His growing popularity accelerated David's natural progression into production. In 1996, David was selected to spearhead the studio production for a national marketing campaign for the McDonald's Deluxe Burger. Also in 1996, David begin his ongoing residency at The End Up Sunday T-Dance — San Francisco's longest running dance party. In 1998, he released a CD for Universe Sounds and Twisted America, 'Welcome to the Universe'. This innovative CD, recorded live from Club Universe, reflects San Francisco's unique 'sound' and introduced the world to David Harness. Recognizing his talent, Twisted America quickly signed him to produce his first single, 'Get It Together', for a Twisted America compilation entitled 'A Little Bit of the Old, A Lot of the New'. David also started his ongoing residency at Fag Fridays in San Francisco in 1998 where he is still rockin' the floor. In 1999, David started Taboo in San Francisco's Mission District. Taboo started out of David's love of House music and his desire to provide a showcase for Bay Area talent as well as internationally known DJs. This ongoing party attracts a loyal crowd of househeads from around the San Francisco Bay Area and the globe to the weekly blending of spirit and soul. In September 2000, David launched DHJ Productions and has established himself as a respected producer and remixer. To date, David has worked on projects featuring artists such as Mary J. Blige, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Simply Red, Alicia Keys, Floetry, Donnie McClurkin, India Arie, *NSYNC and Donnell Jones. A collaborative effort with DJ/producers Chris Lum of Abitare Music, Jay J of Moulton Studios, and Charles Spencer of LoveSlap has resulted in several independent releases. David has appeared in articles and interviews in Billboard Magazine, Paper Magazine, Surface, XLR8R, Streetsounds, Sweater, HX, Next, URB, DJ Mag and the SF Bay Guardian. David Harness' passion, talent and creativity has definitely created a new page in the history of house music.
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.

Some artists choose their craft, some are born to it, and yet others find that their path chooses them, almost by some accident of fate. For Robbie Kowal that accident took place in the summer of 1995 when seeking part-time employment in the Greek Islands to finish a book he was writing. Asked to substitute for a club's regular DJ for a week, he was shocked when the club owner fired that DJ and hired Kowal instead. The next 180 days granted him less than 60 records to work into 178, 5-hour, marathon nights of music, and only two exhausted days off. His material was limited, the gear was terrible, but the challenge led him to a cross-genre aesthetic that has defined him ever since, and earned him a passionate fan-base. Called "The DJ for people who hate DJs" by SF Weekly, MoPo's willingness to literally explore any type of music, has made him the subject of experimental whimsical missions for many a promoter and led to yet further esoteric musical avenues of his own divination.

But in the beginning it was always about the FUNK. It was the funk he fell in love with as a college student in New Orleans in the 90's learning to dance at local brass band shows. After going to Greece in '95, being Shanghaied into the world of DJing and a few others pitstops, MoPo landed in San Francisco in 1997.T o his great surprise, his fresh, genre-bending style soon landed him his first residency at the legendary SF dance dive Nicky's BBQ. His Thursday Whatdafunk residency lasted more than 6 years in which time his study of the funk in all its forms reached an almost obsessive, fetishistic level. Combining his love of writing with the residency, MoPo would prepare and deliver a weekly "Whatdafunk Newsletter" to educate the visitors on the night's focus, whether it be "Bootsy" "Earth Wind & Fire" "Latin Funk" or "Child Stars: Michael vs Stevie" etc etc. The night eventually morphed into a Friday night residency devoted to underground hip hop known as The Real. WhatDaFunk Newsletter became an email list, which soon had thousands of followers and suddenly MoPo became one of the Bay Area's early intraweb tastemakers.

Not satisfied with simply playing the music of his heroes, he co-founded the SF Funk Festival to bring them to SF, which led him also to co-found Sunset Promotions (now HUSHconcerts). Since the 1997 founding, Sunset has produced over 1000 concerts and operates not only SFFunk but also legendary New Years event Sea of Dreams, the Halloween artfest Ghost Ship and North Beach Jazz, All Shook Down and Spectrum festivals. Through it all, he satisfied his passion for the funk by working with, among others, James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, Morris Day & the Time, and producing reunions for Fred Wesley & the JB's, the Family Stone and Mandrill.

His passion for psychedelic rock made him the first DJ asked to play seminal rock festivals such as High Sierra and Gathering of the Vibes and earned him invitations to play Jamcruise II and dozens of Phish, Allman Brothers, and Widespread Panic after-parties in New York's vibrant post-Wetlands jamband scene. This led to the Syn parties, where MoPo spent months gathering, studying, and experimenting with the live-recordings of the new generation of psychedelic rock acts like STS9, Disco Biscuits and of course Phish. In time, this, and his deep skills with funk, soul and disco would lead him to an invitation to play the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in 2002, an invitation he would have the honor to receive for a record 9 consecutive years. But from 2002-2004, MoPo was the festival's only DJ, rocking 5-hour nightly sets in the Arcade. In 2005, Bonnaroo unveiled the USA's first Silent Disco production and MoPo was the guinea pig, beginning a passionate love affair with the emerging technology that would last to this day. His 2007 launch of the massively successful Silent Frisco is a testament to his passion for the format.

2004 also led him back to the Burning Man Festival where he was faced with his first real artistic roadblock. Literally dragged to this hotbed of progressive club music to play rare groove and hip hop, he found himself under-armed for a world that bopped hardest at 4am. Said MoPo "I remember wishing I had harder, faster, and bigger tracks and, really for the first time ever, feeling a bit underwhelmed by the funk. I felt like I had brought a knife to a gunfight."

The experience sent him on a deep dive into electronic music, searching for answers to his "need fatter funk" dilemma. Not satisfied with simply playingstraight-up EDM records, he dug far and wide for tracks that could bridge the gap between his funk/rock style and the newer beats that propel the late-night. Thankfully, this search coincided with many a technical and artistic development, including the one that brought such funk/rock/disco-drenched producers as LCD Soundsystem, Unkle, Kraak & Smaak, and Fort Knox 5 to the forefront. The development of tempo-taming production technology like Ableton Live led to an explosion of mashup/remix culture that has since allowed MoPo to stay thematically on mission but tether his funk, rock, and disco to beats and bass-lines as fat as any.

With these production tools at his command, in 2004, MoPo unveiled his own first tentative, somewhat raw attempts at production. Although his skills were crude, the arrangements were born of a decade of DJing and thus many of the mash-ups, cut ups and remixes he released at the time found huge regard. Among them were the first of his many Radiohead-related releases "Just Break" which was featured on BootieUSA's seminal The Best Mashups in the World Come from San Francisco. His annual trips to Bonnaroo led to tracks based on the festival's lineup including work devoted to Phish, Widespread Panic, Dave Matthews, and Buffalo Springfield, all of which would be released as the "Bonnaroo Bangers" compilation.

Other, more advanced explorations saw him focus tracks around themes of specific emotions or settings. Thus emerged Saturdazed, featuring 7 different Saturday-related samples or the breakbeat workout Conflageration which uses 6 different tracks about fire. All of these would be featured on the 3-EP series he released on 2008 entitled Electric Nostalgia Vol. 1-3. This propelled more than 3 years of touring (while simultaneously running both SunsetSF and launching Silent Frisco). The progressive rocker now found himself invited for the first time to electronic festivals like Shambala, Camp Bisco, and WMC Miami. Clubs in Spain, Holland, France, Germany, and more than 40 US States welcomed MoPo and his enthusiastic, eclectic and inclusive approach to dance music.

To some degree exhausted by this pace and the 2010 loss of his beloved mother, MoPo decided to spend more time in San Francisco, which led to further focus on Silent Frisco and SunsetSF. A 3- year run in a monthly Silent Frisco residency in Santa Monica led to deeper investigations of the music of Radiohead, James Brown, Widespread Panic, Talking Heads and P-Funk and planned EP releases and mixtapes to deal with each. In 2015, he merged SunsetSF and Silent Friscoand launched HUSHconcerts.

Later in 2015 this underground artist will go on a string of festival appearances that would make many a rockstar proud: Lightning in a Bottle, BottleRock Napa, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Outside Lands Festival, Treasure Island Music Fest, Ghost Ship Halloween, Sea of Dreams NYE, and a triumphant return to the floating city of fun, Jamcruise. Also planned is an official release of perhaps his most popular club track, which has been rocking dancefloors since 2011, "Funky Hits Wreck'd (feat. Lyrics Born)".

If he can get it all done, it will require a level of commitment and energy he seems to have gleaned from his brief 2007 experience working with "the hardest working man in show business" James Brown.

But don't be surprised if he pulls it all off. After all, for Motion Potion "Sleep is for Quitters."
Dials
Dials
Dj Dials is a fine purveyor of beats, blaps, and bumps, based in San Francisco California.

SF Weekly has said ""Pillow Forts" is a forward-thinking and futuristic experiment in sub-bass sound design complimented beautifully by shimmering arpeggios and interweaving falsetto harmonies. It's the kind of track that sets a high standard for new bass music coming out of San Francisco."
King Most
King Most
DJ King Most got his start in music over 12 years ago, when he caught the DJ bug from his older brother. For years he paid his dues deejaying house parties, school dances and lugging around equipment until finally he became one of the consistently booked dj's in the San Francisco bay area. Armed with a record collection and tastes that span every genre and style (Hip-Hop, Soul, Disco, Latin, etc), King Most can be frequently seen and heard bringing classic anthems and new sounds to the masses up and down the west coast. From Seattle, to the Bay Area, to Los Angeles he's had no problem making good people dance . In a night expect to hear everything from Stevie Wonder, De La Soul, Missy Elliot, Ray Barretto, Cymande, War and dozens of other forgotten musical heroes from past and present.

When not sharing the stage with artists like Madlib & Peanutbutter Wolf, Pete Rock, Aceyalone, Freestyle Fellowship, J-Live, Crown City Rockers/Mission, Haul & Mason, DJ Zeph, J-Boogie, The Clipse and others, he's in his home studio working hard on beats, releasing records with Kero One such as Keep it Alive 12" and Check The Blueprints Japan Only remix 12", putting in work for PLUG LABEL, and is set to release a brand new album due out this year featuring rap heavyweights such as Elzhi from Slum Village.
Steve Fabus
Steve Fabus
Steve Fabus, one of the first nationally recognized US DJs from the West Cost, began his career playing loft parties and the baths of late '70s San Francisco. Already the Counter Cultural Capital of America, home of the North Beach Beats and Haight-Ashbury hippie movement, it had recently become the epicenter of sexual liberation. Under the fireworks of social and political change, Steve played parties whose guest list included pre-disco Sylvester, then a member of the radical drag troupe "The Cockettes", and Harvey Milk, who would become America's first openly gay politician. San Francisco was one big, energized party then, hosted by a growing gay subculture that was throwing one gigantic, energized party for the world.

While playing the city's infamous all-night loft party, Boiler Room in 1977, Steve was recruited to spin San Francisco's first large venue disco, The I-Beam. Trocadero Transfer opened shortly thereafter where Steve shared the booth with Bobby Viteritti. In 1980, Steve became a resident of San Francisco's legendary EndUp. His shift was the 6 am to 2 am slot on Sunday mornings and many people credit him for starting what is still known to this day as "Church". It was here that Steve put the edge on his early morning sound with tracks like D-Train's 1982 release, "You're The One For Me".

Offered residencies at both River Club and Tracks, Steve moved to New York City in 1983. There, he also played at the wild, after-hours club, Anvil and (Studio 54 Owner) Steve Rubell's 80's mega-club, Palladium. Steve was inspired by many of the great DJs of this pinnacle period of Dance Music, from Larry Levan and David DePino at The Paradise Garage and Tracks, to Robbie Leslie at The Saint. Disco morphed into Garage and House on Steve's Sundays at Tracks, where the night would not end until Monday morning.

In 1988 Steve moved back to San Francisco to reopen Dreamland, and not long after, joined forces with promoter Gus Bean at new House club, Crew at the the former Trocadero space. Steve then moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and quickly became a resident at Axis, Factory, Asylum and Pulse, and often played at Probe and the legendary afterhours club, Does Your Mama Know?

Steve moved back to his beloved San Francisco in the late nineties where he is now a resident & guiding force of GO BANG!, and guests at Honey Soundsystem, Tubesteak Connection, Casablanca/Underground SF, and other clubs and events.
Mozghan
Mozghan
Mozhgan is a DJ based in San Francisco, California. Since 2011 she has been throwing one of SF's most musically diverse dance events, We Are Monsters, where she is a Resident DJ. Combining elements of Cosmic Disco, Cold Wave, Minimal Synth, Post Punk, Rock, Industrial, and EBM with House and Techno, the monthly event has brought together forward thinking DJs and crowds in an intimate setting. She has also brought her instantly recognizable style and sounds to the annual Sunset Campout and Burning Man, as well as a recurring weekly set at Monarch in SF. Mozhgan has developed her distinctive approach to selecting and mixing music that has distinguished her as one of the outstanding new DJs in San Francisco.
Gravity
Gravity
The Chicago area music scene provided the perfect backdrop for the early days of Rob Adelmann’s (aka DJ Gravity) funky, eclectic influences. Yet despite growing up in the birthplace of house music, Rob’s first real exposure to the genre came in 1997, while living in London. The thriving underground scene of UK’s capital sucked him in and left a lasting impression. In 1999, while living in Colorado, Rob bought turntables and began teaching himself the art of mixing, recalling advice he picked up from friends in London. Within 6 months he found himself playing bars and clubs in Colorado. While living in Boulder, Rob had the good fortune of meeting future Pink Mammoth cofounder Ryel K, who invited him to camp and DJ at Pink Mammoth during Burning Man 2005. The Burning Man culture and his experience DJing there had such a profound effect that he was inspired to move to San Francisco shortly after.

Once in SF, Rob quickly became an integral part of Pink Mammoth’s foundation. Over the last 8 years Rob has DJed nearly every Pink Mammoth event in venues all over SF, as well as parties throughout North America, including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Denver and Calgary. In addition to playing headlining sets, Rob has had the opportunity to share the decks with Lee Burridge, Marques Wyatt, Collette, Heather, Doc Martin, Jimpster, Spirit Catcher, Justin Martin, Random Soul, Hed Kandi, Miguel Migs, AstroGlyde, DJ T and The Martinez Brothers.

Although rooted in funky and deep house, Rob’s sound is not easily defined. Whether playing an uplifting daytime party, epic sunset/sunrise set, or a peak time nightclub slot, his main source of inspiration comes from the dancefloor. Rather than sticking to a plan or sub-genre of house, Rob’s sets are based on reading the crowd and creating an irresistible vibe and unforgettable experience.
Tobin Ellsworth
Tobin Ellsworth
Tobin Ellsworth was born and raised in Vermont. Since moving to San Francisco two years ago he has been an up and coming fixture in the local house music scene. Recently picking up residencies with Pink Mammoth, Disco Katz, Whiskey Pickle and Sequel Sound as well as opening slots for J.Philp, MSCLS, Derreck Carter and the up and coming Desert Hearts crew. Tobin has been getting garnering enthusiastic audience response and praise for his versatile styled house and techno selections.
Jonathan Will
Jonathan Will
Jonathan Will (a.k.a. JDubya) is a resident DJ, podcast boss, and impresario for San Francisco's legendary house crew Pink Mammoth, as well as an up-and-coming producer for Loöq Records.
Juanita More
Juanita More
Fashion, food, philanthropy, and furious beats: it’s all in a day’s work for San Francisco icon Juanita MORE! A celebrated drag performer, fashion muse, fundraiser, and gourmand, Juanita has been a force of creativity in her hometown and beyond for over two decades.

In 2011, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee recognized Juanita for her “outstanding artistic contribution to the LGBT community.” Add this to the long list of honors accrued throughout her career, including being named Fundraising Chair of AGUILAS in 2002 and Grand Marshal of the SF LGBT Pride Parade in 2005. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence proclaimed her a Saint in 2006, the same year she completed a music video for the band The New Pornographers titled “Sing Me Spanish Techno”. In 2008, she was recognized by California State Senator Mark Leno for her commitment to “bringing joy to the hearts of many in need.” That same year, the Bay Guardian also acknowledged her as The Best of the Bay’s Mistress Of Motown.

As a DJ and party personality, Juanita continues to reach out to the next generation of queer youth with club nights across the country, including her weekly party Booty Call Wednesdays in San Francisco’s historic Castro District. In addition, she holds DJ residencies at Susanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny’s Vandam Sunday in New York, the monthly BEATPIG at San Francisco’s notorious Powerhouse, Seattle’s Lip Service, and Mother in Los Angeles. Her annual Pride Party has the widely-held reputation of being “the best party of the year,” and has raised over $100,000 for various local non-profit organizations serving the LGBT community.

A true style icon, Juanita has worked extensively with designer Mr. David, creating a wardrobe collection that includes over 1,500 couture pieces that have been shown at SF MOMA and the de Young Museum, in addition to several other community art spaces.

Those lucky enough to be invited into Juanita’s kitchen have long known about her culinary prowess. With her annual Funky Chicken Dinner, MORE! shares her talents with the community in order to raise money for HIV/AIDS services. The only things tastier than her trademark honey goo slathered over fried chicken are the gorgeous MOREboys who serve it to you.

Whatever medium she works in, Juanita MORE! inspires those around her to make a positive difference in their lives and in their communities, doing it all with a timeless elegance and an innovative spirit.
Shouts!
Shouts! is a project by San Francisco bass music producer Jason C Apple. After many years of producing as Ground Control, Shouts! was created as an outlet for his weirder, more emotive music that nevertheless works a dance floor. Focusing on deep house and garage, more than anything, Shouts! is about trying to figure out how sound becomes a feeling.

Part of the Hot N Heavy Recordings crew, Shouts! first EP, "Do Your Thing" was released on January 23rd, 2013. He has since released his remix of Mako's "Tropicality" on Hot N Heavy, as well as a garage rework of Sirkus Sirkuz and March Against's "The Tempest" on 9G Records. Visit his Soundcloud for numerous free downloads and edits of Jessie Ware, the XX, and more.
Venue Information:
The Midway
900 Marin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94124
http://themidwaysf.com/