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Friday, July 30, 2010

Weekend Party Preview: South American Dance and A New Party in the Mission

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 1:13 PM

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This weekend we get down to a bit of French-house-friendly dance music from south of the equator, and usher in a new club to the realm of the Mission's excellent party hubs. It's a couple days of fresh tunes, fresh starts, and (hopefully) refreshing weather. Nothing terribly life-changing is expected, but good times are certainly within reach.

Friday, July 30

What: The Twelves, John Tejada, and Marc Romboy
Where: Mezzanine
When: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Why: Often touted as the South American Daft Punk, The Twelves are certainly as equally smooth and dancefloor-appropriate as the iconic French duo, but instead of having a sound rooted in classic house tunes, the Rio de Janeiro-based outfit is entrenched in a style that's more like mid-'00s electro-house. That isn't to say the duo hasn't surpassed its web-based beginnings for more legitimate and tasteful endeavors. Producers João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira have been working hard the past five years, honing their sound into something far more live-sounding through remixes of Fever Ray, M.I.A., and Daft Punk. Tonight they drop a live performance of disco-referencing dance tunes along with veteran electronic producer John Tejada and German club-tune mastermind Marc Romboy.

Saturday, July 31


What: Mission Fever w/ Shane King and B. Bravo
Where: El Rincon
When: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Why: El Rincon has long been potentially one of the Mission's most under-utilized hotspots. Located directly on the corner of 16th and Harrison St., not only is the location prime, but its colorful insides are asking to be overrun with the escapades of the young and the drunk. Enter Just One Entertainment, a longstanding San Francisco promotions entity that has brought you parties and festivals like Broke as Fuck, Amplify, and Left Fest. Headmaster Gary Rivera has taken over the booking of El Rincon, and is dead set on making the club the new go-to venue in the Mission. This weekend's Mission Fever party is his jump-off, and features Hacksaw DJ Shane King and future-boogie maestro B. Bravo manning the unos and doses all night long. It doesn't hurt that the party boasts specials like two PBRs for $5 until midnight (!), $5 well drinks, and $2 tacos (!!), either. Let's help welcome El Rincon into the growing fold of Mission party locales.

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