Friday • Ghost Ship Halloween: Atlantis • Justin Martin, The New Deal, J.Phlip

Friday • Ghost Ship Halloween: Atlantis • Justin Martin, The New Deal, J.Phlip

Fri, October 28, 2016

9:00 pm (event ends at 4:00 am)

$50.00 - $175.00

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. FRIDAY MUSIC LINEUP: Justin Martin, J.Phlip, The New Deal, Christian Martin, Worthy, Ardalan, David Harness, Alex Mace, Cptn Jay, Cutso, Deckard, Deejay Theory, Derek Hena, Ding Dong, DJ Icon, DJ Iron Fist, DJ Sergio Fedasz, DJ Starr, DJ Wolfie, DJ Zach Moore, Dr Whiskers, Galen, Gordo Cabeza, Grensta, Haute Mess, Influence, J.Boogie, JoeJoe, Marky Ray, Michael Vile, Murphstar, Platurn, Recline, Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, Rich DDT, Simon Littlewood, Tobin Ellsworth, Vitamindevo.  -- lineup subject to change

Justin Martin
Justin Martin
Justin initially pricked the ears of the electronic music community in 2003 with his first record 'The Sad Piano' on Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly label. Everyone in the electronic music food chain got involved, from the A list DJs like Derrick Carter and Pete Tong that were playing the track, to the international music press that were raving about it. It even translated to the German underground, with Poker Flat licensing it for Steve Bug's 'Bugnology' compilation. Like someone that goes bowling for the first time and gets five strikes and a turkey, Justin couldn't really have hoped for a better entrance.

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.
The New Deal
The New Deal
theNEWDEAL is back
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.
J. Phlip
J. Phlip (pronounced J Flip) known to some as Jessica Phillippe discovered house music in her hometown of Champaign, Illinois, just 2 hours south of Chicago.

Sometime around her 19th birthday she got her first DJ rig - two belt drive turntables and a mixer lacking EQ knobs for $100 bucks! From then on, her poor roomates were forced to listen to a constant dance party in-between her Systems Engineering studies. There aren't a lot of 4.0 braniac engineering majors who decide to become DJs instead of cashing in on their degrees but Jessica truly loves the music and has dedicated her life to it.

Her proximity to Chicago's famous house scene tremendously affected her sound, but the distance afforded her the freedom to incorporate a variety of other influences into her repertoire. Her sets posses a fun, "lets-not-forget-this-is-dance-music," feeling and simultaneously keep you guessing about what might come next. Her collection spans house, tech house, deep house, techno, booty bass and pretty much anything that make you shake your ass.

Jessica's skills on the decks and in the studio have secured her highly desirable spot as an official member of the Dirtybird crew, after signing her first record to them in 2008. She is currently Claude VonStroke's favorite support DJ and has already played at amazing high profile gigs like Fabric, Space Ibiza, Back to Basics, and Watergate. She was also chosen for URB Magazine's Next 100 of 2009 and is currently residing in Berlin (but is often back and forth between there and her previous home of San Francisco). Look out for her upcoming productions on dirtybird, Pets, and Krush Groove. She WILL be making asses shake on the dancefloor and she's just as excited about it as the day she got her belt drives!
Venue Information:
Pier 70 - San Francisco
420 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://pier70sf.org/