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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Your Week in Parties: Sososoon, Teengirl Fantasy, DJ Sneak, and More

Posted By on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Teengirl Fantasy is at Public Works on Thursday.
  • Teengirl Fantasy is at Public Works on Thursday.

The weekend before us is one of the craziest out of the year. It's a time when two of the Bay Area's most popular outdoor festivals collide: LovEvolution and the Folsom Street Fair. I've already written up a recommendation for what to do after Folsom, so here are a few options that take advantage of the overall pro-party mood this weekend generally brings

Thursday, September 22

What: Relax, Relate, Release with SOSOSOON

Where: 222 Hyde

When: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Why: Relax Relate Release is a consistently good bet for Thursday nights. It's free, the sound system is ridiculous, and the guests are a unique mix that's included the likes of Paul Woolford and Big Freedia. This month's party features San Francisco's up-and-coming DJ-duo SOSOSOON who've been making waves in the underground since they began their barrage of cleverly programmed mixes last year. Expect to hear all kinds of dance music with an emphasis on futuristic bass music, some classic house, and a little bit of R&B.

What: Icee Hot with Teengirl Fantasy, Total Freedom, and Magic Touch

Where: Public Works

When: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Why: There's no party in the city that stays as fresh as Icee Hot. This time the party's back for a special weeknight edition that features an L.A.-leaning roster of heavy-hitting acts. Teengirl Fantasy is a production duo that scored points last year with debut LP 7am, and the accompanying dance floor-oriented single "Cheaters." Total Freedom made his name throwing and DJing L.A.'s now defunct (but storied) Wildness parties with his buddies in buzzy DJ/production duoNguzunguzu. Magic Touch is the side project of Mi Ami's Damon Palermo; his live performances and first 12" single "I Can Feel The Heat" have been burning up local dance floors for the past month.

Friday, September 23

What: Temple Presents DJ Sneak

Where: Temple

When: 10 p.m. - 4 a.m.

Why: Here's a the producer that helped started it all; without DJ Sneak you wouldn't have filter house, French touch, and perhaps no Daft Punk. His 1997 track "You Can't Hide From Your Bud" as well as his many classics on Cajmere's Cajual imprint have played a large part in shaping the state of modern house music. More commonly found in Ibiza than San Francisco, here's a rare opportunity to catch him in a good club setting before he rocks LoveEvolution on Saturday and jets off to Europe again. If you're on the fence, RSVP at Temple's website for free entrance before 11 p.m.

What: DUBSTEP Producer Showcase

Where: Club Six

When: 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Why: You only need to look at the photos from last week's Bassnectar show to understand how popular the dubstep/wobble bass community is in the Bay Area. It's so popular that party crews OG Productions and Double Stacked have gotten together to throw a "battle of the bands"-type showcase featuring 16 local producers dueling for prestige and a cut of the door money. Each producer will play two of their best tracks for a panel of judges made of dubstep label insiders. This promises to be a spectacle.

Saturday, September 24

What: The-Remix: R. Kelly vs. The-Dream

Where: Pop's Bar

When: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Why: Hardcore fans of R&B take note; there is now a party dedicated to your idols. The guys behind Pop's Diary parties have gotten together to throw a one-off celebration of R.Kelly and The-Dream's respective discographies. Promising to play, "originals from, tracks produced by, and jams featuring these two R&B masterminds," The-Remix is one party that will cater to every one of your (R. Kelly and The-Dream related) guilty pleasures. It's also worth mentioning that this is the last party Patric Fallon (SF Weekly contributor, local promoter, and all around good guy) will be throwing in San Francisco before leaving for New York.

What: Public Works 1 Year Anniversary

Where: Public Works

When: 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.

Why: Few things have altered the landscape of San Francisco nightlife more than the opening of Public Works in the city's Mission District. Opened by the same people that brought you Mighty, Public Works continues to set the bar high with its superb sound, forward-thinking bookings, and community emphasis. For its first anniversary the venues manageres have decided to stay true to their Mission roots and host a bash featuring a lengthy list of local DJ/promoters that have played a role in the club's development. Expect a diverse mixture of musical styles spread across the club's three dance floors. If that wasn't enough, the proceeds from the party will be donated to Mission-based youth education non-profits Missiongraduates and 7tepees.


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