Setting the right Tone…
All is well and it’s about to get even sweeter with the sounds of this particular dream duo; TONE of ARC producer/guitarist/bassist/pianist/drummer/Vocalist also known as Dead Seal is Derrick Boyd teaming up with his partner in rhyme, Zoe Presnick. Together they are a perfect performance peace leaving no one on the dance floor short of enthralled. Joining them, the sheik of chicness; SF club kid turned music magician, Navid Izadi. Rolling as a DJ, singer and rapper (but rarely over rap beats), and producing music that effortlessly weaves between influences, paying homage to trippy, proto electronics but with a fresh, forward-thinking disposition.
TIP: Peep their gig Thursday at Sound if you want your mind blown.
THURSDAY MAY 1
TONE OF ARC & MORE /CHEESECAKE
I told you it was going to get sweeter. MFG/Cheesecake Presents is providing the treats tomorrow night, bringing you the best in underground house, techno and disco every month.
This edition showcasing the stoopidly talented Tim Green, San Francisco darlings Tone of Arc, the sultan of sounds Navid Izadi, & miss Mama Sophia.
I checked in with boss lady Masha Mar, the curator for MFG and she added this in regards to the proper affair;
“Looking forward to having this eclectic line up at the venue with the best sound system in town! The night will start off with smooth disco by Mama Sophia and then get funkier when Navid hits the decks. Tone of Arc's unique live performance strikes at midnight and then Tim Green will keep the dance floor going through the night.” -Masha
Get amongst it my friends.
Cheesecake Presents was started in a warehouse on Anderson street and is now moving to Sound on Thursday May 1st.
TONE OF ARC
NAVID IZADI (Wolf & Lamb Records)
LIMITED PRESALE TICKETS ON RA
FRIDAY MAY 2
J.T.C & MORE/ JACK
TBD. LOS ANGELES
JACK is back…
Poppin off yet again in an undisclosed warehouse near you…
It’s everyone’s favorite four lettered, late night dancefloor friend
J.T.C (James T Cotton) spectral sound
a rare dj set by josh eustis of NIN &
TELEFON TEL AVIV BPitch
SONNS machine limited
MODERNLUV ghostly int'l / making shapes
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sound provided by TRUECHORD SOUNDSYTEM
FRIDAY MAY 2
TITONTON DUVANTE & MORE/SEARCH
TBD. LOS ANGELES
SEARCH & DESTROY...
TITONTON DUVANTE out of New York (Ohio bred) has built a reputation for shredding on turntables. watch him and others work their magic at a dope Art space in the heart of DTLA.
With a musical history spanning back to the early 90's, as co-creator of the seminal techno band Body Release (alongside Todd Sines, Charles Noel and Mike Szewczyk), and on through a multifaceted career as a composer, recording artist, producer, remixer, record label owner and DJ, Titonton Duvante continues to evolve creatively. As a DJ known for blurring the boundaries of electronic music genres, Titonton deconstructs, blends and rebuilds beats with his special brand of funky turntablism. He's brought his extraordinary style to nightclubs around the world
FREE PARTY ya’ll !!
DJ Set by:
TITONTON DUVANTE (Jazzanova/ Planet E)
SATURDAY MAY 3
MATHHEW DERHAM & MORE/DRINKO DE MAYO
NEWPORT HARBOR. BALBOA
For one sick as fuck fiesta,
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on a boat bish!
Music Savages has one impressive tiki boat situation for you to embark on this weekend.
Join in celebrating Drinko De Mayo, a Mexican't drinking holiday and musical wrestling match for your ears, feet and everywhere in between!
Featuring handpicked music from:
MATTHEW DERHAM & CAMERON ANGELI
JAMIE SCHWABL (Wulfpak, OM Phonic)
PSYRUS (DrinkoDeMayo, Music Savages BM camp)
Tickets available here.
The Tiki Boat leaves at 1:00 pm sharp and will return to the docks at 5:30pm. Please arrive early to find parking and pick up your wristband from will call.
Note new earlier departure: Please don't miss the boat!
Please have a designated driver or taxi fare. They pour 'em strong on the Tiki Boat.
The Tiki Boat is a two story, fully enclosed vessel with some top deck outdoor areas. This is a rain or shine event...but we're really hoping for some nice weather.
Please feel free to show your Savage spirit and dress in your finest Mexican attire! Banditos, Luchadores, Mariachis, Cholos and Cholas are all welcome!!
SATURDAY MAY 3
SCOTT FRASER, SILENT SERVENT & MORE/ NUIT NOIRE VII
Paint it black with a perfectly constructed lineup of techno-noir.
“Jump into the spring / summer season with dance music's freshest and most exciting talent -- especially welcoming the debut of Crimes Of The Future label bosses Timothy J Fairplay & Scott Fraser for their American debut, and Raudive (Oliver Ho) for an exclusive set. Join us for a night of psychedelic electronica, jackin' acid house, EBM / New Beat floor fillers from the global artists that do it best. “
Mount Analog Presents...
Nuit Noire VII
exclusive engagements with:
TIMOTHY J FAIRPLAY (Crimes Of The Future -UK)
SCOTT FRASER (Crimes Of The Future - UK)
RAUDIVE (aka Oliver Ho, Klang / Macro / Cocoon - UK)
DREAMWEAPON (Live PA - Opal Tapes)
SILENT SERVANT (Live PA - Downwards / Jealous God)
JIMMY MAHERAS & BAS (DJ - Plastic Love LA)
SATURDAY MAY 3
CLAUDE VONSTROKE/ INCEPTION SATURDAYS
EXCHANGE. LOS ANGELES
Stroke of Genius…
One of the DJs responsible for making me fall in love with electronic music, CLAUDE VONSTROKE graces us with his very funky feng shi of music at Inception! Claude's real name is Barclay, a guy raised in the suburbs of Detroit who wanted to be a filmmaker but always had a knack for music. He then moved to San Francisco and started dirtybird records. The label is mostly known for dirty house music with distinct hip-hop, funk and drum 'n bass influences.
“Dirtybird honcho Claude Vonstroke has been smashing up clubs and festival circuits alike for the better part of a decade. Detroit-raised, Claude VonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, proper and most importantly fun in dance music. Experience house music peppered with drum and bass, funk, and soul.”
RollingTUFF & Gotta Dance Dirty have joined with w/ INSOMNIAC EVENTS to host INCEPTION SATURDAYS @ Exchange LA. We invite all of you out to help celebrate our new weekly collective and the start of something great in DTLA for many Saturdays to come!
Quality music is born from the soul but gifted life through the gathering of like-minded people on the dance floor, giving wings to friendship and feelings to thought. Every Saturday at Exchange, good music and good memories bloom. This is the Inception of something beautiful.
CLAUDE VONSTROKE (Dirtybird, SF)
BONES (Gotta Dance Dirty, LA)
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