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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Top Five Parties This Weekend: Society Sets Sail, O.K. Hole Turns Four, AYLI Celebrates Detroit, and More

Posted By on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Kyle Hall plays BeatBox on Friday.
  • Kyle Hall plays BeatBox on Friday.

Moving forever deeper into the land of revəlrē, our heroes press forward. Lo! Five denizens of the realm approach... Jesus, that's terrible. Sorry, there's just only so many ways you can tweak a preamble before you start grasping towards genre fiction, know what we mean? Granted, fantasy probably isn't the best route for electronic dance music (or is it?). Let us think about it a little more and get back to you. In the meantime, here are our top five party picks. Read on -- your weekend awaits.

5. Society Experiment 01: Maiden Voyage @ Fume Blanc Commodore Yacht

Saturday, Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

San Francisco Bay has got to be one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the United States. It's not every weekend you get the opportunity to party out on its scenic expanse. Society is a brand new event from the same people behind the bi-coastal SFNY parties. To kick off the new monicker, the crew's grabbed a few of its friends and hired the Fume Blanc Commodore Yacht for an evening cruise around the Bay. For it's maiden voyage, dubbed "Society Experiment 01," it's bringing along San Jose-based hip-hop DJ Goldenchyld (check out this video of him on YStar Radio), Sweaterfunk resident DJ The Selector DJ Kirk, and Oakland-based DJ Cecil (of East Bay house crew The People).

4. We Are Monsters 1 Year Anniversary @ 222 Hyde

Thursday, Sept 13, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

The cat's been out of the bag about Thursday for some time -- even though it might look like a weekday, it's really a part of the weekend. Understandably, Thursday nights can get pretty heavy, sometimes outshining even the big events on Friday and Saturday. Monthly party We Are Monsters is a part of this Thursday scene, with a curated roster of house-leaning guests that's included both local celebrities and touring DJs alike. Now, to celebrate their first anniversary, party organizers are bringing aboard Bronze drummer/O.K. Hole producer C.L.A.W.S. (who "enjoys long walks on the beesh, sandwichs, baby kittys, skinny skiing, [and] going to bull fights on acid" [sic]), No Way Back resident DJ Solar, and Wolf+Lamb-affiliated producer Nav Izadi. As usual, WAM residents Jason Greer and Mozhgan will be on location to warm things up nicely.

3. As You Like It: Made in Detroit @ Beatbox

Friday, Sept. 14, 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.

As You Like It returns this month with yet another edition of well-curated quality. This time around, the party turns its attention toward the glove-shaped state of Michigan, with a feature on artists from the Motor City. Headlining the whole thing is the duo of Kyle Hall & Jay Daniel, two young DJs that represent the next generation of Detroit techno. Kyle Hall in particular has garnered worldwide praise for his wild DJing (think a young Theo Parrish) and avant-garde productions like Plastik Ambash" and "Down." Joining the duo on the away team is Carlos Souffront, a "DJ's DJ" who puts out killer mixes like his Kiss & Tell Podcast 07. Home team support comes by way of Jason Kendig (read our review of his recent set at The Chase), Rich Korach, and Michael Perry.

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