San Francisco, CA 94103
9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012
Nightlife | Singles,
( ( ( ( (H O U S E P I T A L I T Y) ) ) ) ) invites you to start your Thanksgiving feast off right with a delicious local lineup featuring
::DAVE AJU (Circus Company, Accidental | San Francisco)::
::KENNETH SCOTT (Moniker, Smash Hit | San Francisco)::
with an opening set from
::RON ELDER (Mag 7 | San Francisco)::
::MICHAEL TELLO (PillowTalk | San Francisco)
Since the days when your parents were teens and twentysomethings, and you were nothing but a gleam in their eyes, the night before Thanksgiving has been known as one of the biggest party nights of the year. With no work or school the next day, most of us only have to face a day of stuffing ourselves and perhaps getting buzzed enough to deal with the family members that we don't usually have to put up with.
Ask your mom, your dad, your grandma even; the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving has always been a night to tear things up, to celebrate, and perhaps even get lucky. This Wednesday is no exception.
Housepitality has booked some of SF's finest to keep it all in the family on this family-centric holiday week. Dave Aju AKA Marc Barrite is one of SF's underground music success stories. Known for his unconventional and forward-looking take on dance music, Marc's prowess in the studio and his eclectic production methods have lead to multiple critically acclaimed releases on the Circus Company label, and to international touring and an audience beyond the everyday clubgoer. Marc has always been a friend to the Housepitality crew, and we're very excited to finally have him play for us.
Kenneth Scott is a dear friend to our family, and a valued member of the SF house and techno scene. Originally hailing from Iowa, Kenneth has called San Francisco home for some time now. In addition to adding his late-night magic touch as a DJ to a slew of under and above-ground events, Kenneth is an extremely talented producer, working as one half of production/DJ duo Moniker, with Emilio Orlandi Giraudbit. Kenneth's music speaks for itself. If you've missed seeing him play, you've missed an essential part of SF's musical landscape.
Finally, Housepitality founder Michael Tello will be our Groove Lounge selector for the night, carving up the choicest disco cuts. White meat or dark? Both. Clearly.
FREE before 11pm with RSVP at www.housepitalitysf.com/rsvp
otherwise $5 before 11pm, $10 after
FREE champagne from 9pm-10pm
$5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount)
SF Bay Area native Marc Barrite created the DJ/Production alias Dave Aju as a vehicle for his inimitable, fresh, and expressive take on electronic dance music. Though raised on a strict diet of Jazz and Soul music, and several years of paying dues in the South Bay via various B-Boy and Hip-Hop crews, it wasn't until Barrite moved to his now home city of San Francisco that the final ingredients to the Dave Aju recipe were added. Immediately drawn to the open-mindedness of the SF underground scene, he soon found himself on the vanguard of contemporary dance music - happily straying far into left field from the traditional house and electro styles he had been busting moves to in earlier years. After an introduction to new ideas and production methods from college courses in Minimalism and 20th-Century composition, paired with exposure to the eccentric work of local techno sound manglers Kit Clayton, Sutekh, Twerk, et al., the character now known as Dave Aju was fully born.
Doing away with half of his record collection that no longer seemed relevant, and likewise with all studio equipment except for two turntables, a microphone, and one sampler, Aju began slowly but surely carving out his own musical niche with unique and adventurous concoctions of outsider art-styled concepts and handmade sonic approaches blended with naturally deep-rooted soul and an undying love for the dance floor.
Working at a quality-over-quantity pace, Aju has earned much respect and kudos from like-minded peers with his original releases and flavorful remixes. The masses have taken notice as well, turning tracks such as "Runout", "Be Like The Sun", "Tapatio", and "Crazy Place" into veritable underground anthems. Even the critics, who gave his mouth-made debut album Open Wide high praise and saw it nominated for multiple awards, have sipped the tequila-spiked Kool-Aid.
Of course Mr Aju shines just as bright outside the studio, as his diverse DJ sets and extraordinary Live performances have blessed crowds from Moscow to Sydney to Mexico City, and everywhere in between, including repeat visits to legendary establishments such as London's Fabric, Berlin's Panoramabar, Paris' Rex Club, and Montreal's MUTEK festival.
Aju's distinctive voice, a fixture in his production and performances, has proven to have a life of its own as well; the formative years adding stripes to his coat as an MC in the underground hip-hop scene paid off, with vocal contributions for artists like dOP, Tiefschwarz, and DJ Koze, and an ongoing collaboration with Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts as the lead vocalist for his new live band, The Side Effects.
With all of these facets in place and exciting new releases on the horizon - including his second full-length album Heirlooms for home-base label Circus Company and an eagerly-awaited EP for Matthew Herbert's Accidental Music, it's safe to say that Dave Aju, indeed the opposite of déja vu, is a seasoned veteran that's just getting warmed up.
Enjoy handcrafted cocktails by our very own groove lounge mixologist.
World class acts, world class music, every Wednesday night...
We got you!
Located at F8 (formerly Icon Lounge)
Folsom St. at 8th St., SF
9pm-2am | 21+ | 3 Rooms FREE before 11pm with RSVP at www.housepitalitysf.com/rsvp
otherwise $5 before 11pm, $10 after