jun 13 - kyle geiger @ u-bahng (shine)
jun 13 - lauren lane @ auxiliary (vessel)
jun 18 - gus & griz @ habit (harry denton's starlight room)
jun 20 - diz @ the jump off (club six)
jun 28 - eric kupper @ the show (endup)
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: potrero hill
jun 13 - shpongle, the orb @ harmony festival (sonoma county fairgrounds, santa rosa)
this is today fyi
NEED PERSONAL COPY-EDITOR
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: San Francisco
Jul 1 - BT (Ruby Skye) -- FREE SHOW!
Registered: Oct 2008
Location: San Francisco,CA
Killswitch Happy Hour w/ Craig Kuna, Razvan, David Marks & dCOY!
This week at Killswitch: Craig Kuna ( [KONTROL] ), Razvan (Black Market Techno) & David Marks (Soft Target)!
Hailing from the once industrial city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Craig found his early tastes in music heavily influenced by the environment that surrounded him. Being brought up on a diet of heavy metal and classic rock, he found himself wielding the proverbial axe at the age of 12. Throughout his teen years, Craig played guitar, bass, and drums in many local Pittsburgh metal and punk bands. In 1993, at age 15, he attended his first rave, and the rest is history.
His influences of hard-edged music initially turned his ears towards the gritty sounds of D'n'B and Detroit Techno as his passion for the beat flourished. Within a few years, Craig sold his guitar, bass, and amps to buy his first set of 1200's. He started off playing breakbeats and D'n'B, but soon after found his art in techno, due to it's complexity and his ability to create longer mixes with more minimal tracks. Soon after, in the wake of a burgeoning rave scene, he decided it was time to introduce other people to the music he loved and played, and in 1998, at the ripe old age of 19, he threw his first event.
In the years to come Craig continued to host events, from small club after-hours to 5000 person warehouse raves, bringing the likes of Green Velvet, The Stickmen, Mike Dearborn, Marco Carola, Funk' D'void, Slam, and H-Foundation to name a few. After relocating to San Francisco in 2001 in an effort to broaden his horizons, he realized that techno was just about a dead art on the West Coast, and started to get more into house music, or as people so often call it, he became "San Francsicanized". After getting burned out on the music and the scene and taking a brief break from it all, Craig turned to what was happening in Europe and, more specifically, Germany for inspiration.
As he puts it, "I realized that with minimal techno and house I could play with the sounds that I loved and was used to with traditional techno but with the swing and groove of house, which ultimately appeals to the older and more mature crowds." Now, with a renewed fervor and a fresh style, Craig has dove back into the world of DJing and promotion along with the rest of the Kontrol crew, and is once again turning other people on to the music he loves.
Razvan was born in Bucharest, Romania but grew up halfway between Detroit and Chicago in Grand Rapids, MI. A DJ since early 2004, Razvan began spinning deep, dark, after-hours friendly minimal techno and moved to the Bay Area in 2006. Soon he began collaborating on various underground parties and in 2007 launched Black Market Techno, a monthly party at Oasis in Oakland with friends dCOY, IXD and Farzana. After a year and a half of successful parties at Oasis with out of town guests like (Todd Sines (Planet E, NYC), Rich Korach (Paxahau, Detroit) Eric Johnston (Esperanza Detroit), Brian Kage , Luke Hess (Berretta, Detroit), Sassmouth (NBFC Chicago) and local guests (Alland Byallo [kontrol], Limaçon (Poker Flat), Dave Aju (Circus Company), Clint Stewart (Auralism), Monty Luke (Mothership) and Christian Martin (Dirtybird) Razvan took a short hiatus from promoting to focus on djing and exploring new music. Recently, his musical tastes took him in a housier, more dance floor friendly direction, while retaining his preference for deep, interesting melodies and heavy baselines.
Plus David Marks (Soft Target)!
David Javate | dj Javaight | JV8
DJ/Promoter: Stap[e | Killswitch
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: san francisco
TONIGHT, June 17th
Scott Carrelli resident dj at Qool, Satellite Wednesdays, & Simple Saturdays.
Info at : http://satellitesf.com
and at : http://qoolsf.com
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: potrero hill
jun 19-21 - bassnectar, deekline, fort knox five @ the big bounce (belden, ca)
jul 04 - octave one live, ark @ sunset independance (cafe cocomo)
jul 10 - kode9 @ 103 harriet
jul 17-19 - lopazz live, hesohi live, convexion live, thugfucker live, alex smoke, james flavour, rob paine @ sunset campout (belden, ca)
aug 06 - luca bacchetti @ deep blue (slide)
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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SKILLS DJ WORKSHOP - FAREWELL EVENT
SUNDAY, JULY 26TH 2009
LOCATED @ BLAKES ON TELEGRAPH // 9PM-2AM
(Only a few blocks from SKILLS DJ Workshop)
FIRST 100 TICKETS ARE FREE
After those are claimed, tickets will be only $5!! (Limited Capacity)
NO DOOR TICKETS.
You must get your ticket at SKILLS DJ Workshop before 9PM on July 26th.
AT 9PM EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO MEET AT SKILLS TO HANG OUT, SAY OUR GOODBYES AND TAKE PHOTOS. FROM THERE WE WILL WALK FROM SKILLS TO BLAKES TOGETHER FOR AN AMAZING FAREWELL EVENT!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Skills Dj Workshop, the record store, will be closing our doors on July 26TH, 2009.
After 10 long years of staying in business, we've decided to close the Skills storefront and focus solely on our events and music production.
We’d like to thank everyone for their continued support of our events, music, Dj's and your love and dedication to the bay area electronic music scene. We would not be here without you. MUCH LOVE from all of us at Skills and we'll see you at our next event.
DYLOOT (deep voices)
Me? I'll tell my story at midnight. Please join me in a toast & a few good old SKILLS DJ Workshop stories.
Tom it was your idea to open up the shop, even with my doubts with it all. You sacrificed more than anyone to get it off the ground and inspired me everyday, and even to this day, when all seems just a bit too stressy, I reach back and pull through with the 'SKILLS' you taught me. To date, Tom, I've never met a more loyal and dedicated person and I could not have asked for a better business partner. RESPECT!
It was Nelson who brought SKILLS to the digital world. For years he built our websites and designed our event flyers and His influence on the Bay Area NRG & Hard Dance movement can still be felt today. He worked his way from store manager to part owner in only a years time. Thanks Nel for just being you & for making me laugh for all those years. I could not have done this without you.
DELPHIS (blix cannon)
In the summer 2004, SKILLS moved from 2575 to 2566 Telegraph Avenue, just across the street, and less than a year later Tim took over as manager of the store front. From running the front house for 15,000+ SKILLS events to fixing every computer problem in existence, and to promoting late nights, Tim, you did it all and the Bay Area community and I owe our gratitude and will be forever in your debt. I'll save the rest about Tim for our midnight toast : )
Denise was one of the first employees of SKILLS DJ Workshop and an instrumental tool in the growth of the hard dance and NRG scene. Her warm smile can be felt from a far and remembered for years. Thank you D, I so appreciate everything you have done for me, the record shop and the Bay Area Dance Scene. I have so much respect for you as an artist and a friend. YOU ROCK!
Zac, I"ve known you since the 11th grad & I consider you a brother and a friend for life. Most of you may not know this, but Zac drew the very first SKILLS flyer back in 1997 and helped build out the store from ground up with Tom and I. Our Drum & Bass selection, both at the shop and at our events, grew every year because of your persistence and knowledge of what was happening in the 'now' with this classic genre. For that and so many other things, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Good Times Zac!!