It's hard to believe it's only been two years since As You Like It first appeared in San Francisco. Today, it seems as though the family-like crew has a near-monopoly on underground techno in the city, with packed events almost every other weekend. A large part of this is due to the party's on-point roster of resident DJs -- a roster that begins with Scottish transplant Mossmoss (aka Mattie Bowen). As it says in his bio, "You can catch him opening the night, closing the night, peak-hour, and off-peak. Basically, Mossmoss makes it happen." Now celebrating two years of "quality," he sent over five representative tracks as a teaser for the main event. Give 'em a spin and catch him live this Saturday, on top of The W, for the As You Like It Two-Year Anniversary with Mark "MK" Kinchen and The Revenge.
"My Love," by Safeword
"These guys have just been killing it recently. Local heroes and all around great guys; Safeword have really started to hit a bit of a stride. I'm stoked to call them my buddies, and even more excited that they're making fantastic music."
"Just An Illusion (MK Remix)," by Amirali
"As soon as I heard this one I knew I needed to play it; it's a great song, a beautiful track, and just slightly creepy. MK has made some great tracks and great mixes, this is a wonderful example of his amazing remix work. We're really excited to host him this month at AYLI In The Clouds."
"Don't Be Square," by fckn hunt
"I don't remember how I came across this track, but I love it. Grimy, dark, and a little bit funky. Its the kind of track I love to play in the late hours of the night, just to make things a little bit weird. The copy sums it up perfectly; 'Don't be a square yo. Make your punky ass clap.'"