News Month: February 2014

Nobody (Elvin Estela), has been a fixture in the Los Angeles music scene since the early 1990s, first as a producer for many of the premier emcees at the Good Life Cafe/Project Blowed, and then as a remixer, producer, and important member of the global electronic and indie-rock communities such as Low End Theory. He has worked with, remixed and toured in support of the Postal Service, Prefuse 73, The Mars Volta, Aceyalone, Mia Doi Todd, and many others. His releases for Ubiquity and Plug Research have garnered him not only critical praise, but the clout to define and redefine his sound as he sees fit. His productions effortlessly flow from the hip-hop themes of his early career to the psychedelia and rock motifs of his most recent work, and his vast musical vocabulary allows him to deliver with each and every mix.

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RED BULL BASS CAMP SAN FRANCISCO

The application phase for the 2014 edition of the Red Bull Music Academy has started! To pave the way for Tokyo, we’re setting out for a three day musical takeover of the City by the Bay. From February 21th to 23th, the Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp San Francisco will establish a creative environment at Hotel Zetta, featuring some of the most buzzed about creative names in music. Thirty selected music makers from across the West will be put through their paces by local and international creative pioneers, collaborate in custom pop-up studios, and perform at public events in the city’s venues.

Saturday, 22nd February, 19.30:

Screening of What Difference Does It Make?, RBMA Session w/ François K, hosted by Shawn Reynaldo
Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St, RSVP required

Saturday, 22nd February, 21.30 – 3.30:

Carl Craig, François K, Ghosts on Tape, Suzanne Kraft, Austin Caesar (live), Avalon … Read more ›

Since 2011, Daniel Bortz has evolved from being just the name on that mind-blowing James Blake remix to a globally recognized artist. The Berlin-based producer spent 2013 on relentless tours, finally bringing his talents to the U.S. 2013 also saw the release of a full-length artist album Patchwork Memories on the German imprint Suol — a label that has taken Bortz on as their own. We’re happy to invite him to the loft tomorrow night (2/21) for a ride on the Suol train.

Our friends at mybeatFix compiled a list of ten things you may not know about D. Bortz — from his first time on an airplane to the city that has most influenced him. Check it out HERE!

Sometimes, we just feel overwhelmed. By life, by work, by 3,000 lasers emanating from the dj booth, from the annoyingly ubiquitous cell phone paparazzi, the hippies and their flow toys, dealing with guest lists, uninspired dancefloors. What are we to do?

Thank GOD for ICEE HOT

ICEE HOT IS A “SAN FRANCISCO BASED RECORD LABEL/MONTHLY CLUB NIGHT. IT IS A FEELING. **NO SET TIMES**NO PARTY PHOTOGRAPHERS NO GUESTLIST NO REQUESTS NO CRYING NO HULA HOOPS YES VIBES YES JAMZ YES RAVE RAIN YES PIZZA. IF IT’S CUTE, LET IT HAPPEN”

 

ICEE HOT WELCOMES JOHN TALABOT & GALCHER LUSTWERK TO THE MAIN ROOM AT PUBLIC WORKS THIS SATURDAY

In the meantime, peep this mix by Icee Hot resident Ghosts on Tape

This Sunday, Jerk Church presents a benefit for the victims of the Doughouse fire. Faulty wiring caused the midnight blaze, which left John and Angela Muse Williams with a lack of belongings and a slew of bills after John’s three-month stay in the burn unit.

In celebration of this new chapter, Jerk Church invites you for an afternoon-to-evening affair with music by The Jerk Church Tabernacle Choir (a big ‘singalong’ show featuring songbooks, dancing girls and more!), The Basements, The Wyatt Act, Brass Liberation Orchestra, Burlesque by Laika Fox and The Field Marshal Von No O’s Daredevilcircusfreakshow. Plus for the late-night cats, DJ Darkat will grace the decks.

Aside from the music, local artists, artisans and vendors will be around selling their crafts.

A $15 donation for entry is suggested – the cause is worth it.

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Afrolicious has long since established itself as one of The Bay Area’s top local live electronic-infused funk bands. Made of up anywhere from an eight to 12 piece ensemble that centers on organic instrumentations and proper beats, Afrolicious is known for its infectious rhythms and grooves.

Warming you up for the band’s performance this Friday right here at Public Works, we’ve compiled a list of three awesome videos of Afrolicious live.

1. Afrolicious live at the Greek Theatre

2. Afrolicious live at Red Rocks 2012

3.Afrolicious live at The State Room in Salt Lake City 2013

With a recently released mix for K7!, a release on Crosstown Rebels, and a string of DJ tour dates around the corner, Kele Okereke (of Bloc Party fame) is embracing his foray into the DJ universe with aplomb. Insisting that his dive into electronic music is no fluke, he’s passionate and vocal about how dance music has influenced his life, “I think it’s an art form,” he says. “It’s been quite eye-opening, seeing how you can manipulate a crowd by tweaking a mixer. It’s exciting seeing how the similarities in seemingly disparate worlds come together.” – RA

As Kele moves across the world, drifting ever closer to his set in the Public Works Loft for the Isis party, we urge you to get Bloc Party out your mind and get ready for pure, unadulterated Kele.

Peep this mix he did a couple months back and get some pre-party stretching in…

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