WIN TICKETS: Hot Chip (DJ set) at Mezzanine 7/11 (FRI)

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Hot Chip with The Juan Maclean, Richie Panic, Sleazemore, Bathhouse //
Mezzanine — San Francisco
July 11th, 2014 (Friday) //

This Friday at Mezzanine, Lights Down Low presents an exclusive, sold-out set by Domino Records legends Hot Chip and DFA’s own The Juan Maclean. UK’s dance floor dynamos, Hot Chip have been integrally involved in the electronic music scene since the early 2000’s. Self-recording years of material leading up to their full-length debut Coming on Strong in 2004, they ultimately solidified their formation as Hot Chip and signed to DFA Records/EMI, releasing the album for U.S. consumption in 2005. Gaining mainstream attention with a string of hits and an award-winning video off its second album The Warning, the band didn’t slow down, appearing on several UK and American television programs and gaining a nomination for “Best Dance Recording” at the 2008 Grammy Awards. World tours, festival-headlining sets and five albums later, and the members of Hot Chip have graced stages and clubs throughout the globe, influencing artists over the past 15 years with their infectious “zap”-laden beats and uniquely encapsulating live show.

Taking a break from promoting his recently released solo debut, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor will be joined by bandmate Felix Martin and long-time collaborators, friends and former labelmates Nancy Wang (LCD Soundsystem) and Juan Maclean to bring down the house after support from local club favorites Richie Panic, Sleazemore and Bathhouse. -Molly Kish

This show is and has been sold out for a while now, with limited tickets available through bottle service reservations at bottleservice@mezzaninesf.com.


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WIN TICKETS: Duke Dumont at Mezzanine 4/17

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Duke Dumont with Sleazemore, Richie Panic, MPHD //
Mezzanine — San Francisco
April 17, 2014 (Thursday) //

Maybe you don’t know the name Duke Dumont, maybe you couldn’t get into his set at the Yuma Tent at Coachella, but if you are in the City this week you should be at Mezzanine as Lights Down Low presents a massive evening. This once relatively unknown producer has turned ripples into waves with his breakout his “I Got U” and “Need U (100%)” featuring A*M*E, not to mention a steady schedule across the globe. His style of UK garage melded with House is both infectious and intoxicating, sure to turn your Thursday night into a sore Friday morning. Lights Down Low crew will be represented by Sleazemore, Richie Panic along with MPHD.

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WIN TICKETS: Four Tet at Mezzanine 3/8 (Saturday)

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Four Tet with Natasha Kmeto (Live), DJ Dials, Sleazemore, Richie Panic
Mezzanine — San Francisco
March 8th, 2014 (Saturday)

Kieran Hebden is one prolific producer, remixer and jack-of-all-electronic-trades that we popularly know as Four Tet. Bummed you didn’t score presale tickets to his SOLD OUT show at the Mezzanine on Saturday, March 8th? Well, we got a few lucky readers covered as Four Tet appears alongside Portland based singer/producer Natasha Kmeto. Local stalwarts DJ Dials, Sleazemore and Richie Panic round off a stacked bill.

Show is SOLD OUT – so get those entries in! VIP Bottle Service is still available.


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Lights Down Low Presents Julio Bashmore, Richie Panic and Sleazemore & Matrixxman

Bashmore near the end of his set.

Bashmore near the end of his set.

Lights down Low brought the heat on a freezing night to Cell Space in the Mission, SF with Julio Bashmore, Richie Panic & Sleazemore, Matrixxman, & A-Plus.

The party kicked off at 10 with A-Plus playing the massive space covered with tons of posters that the LDL crew set up, bringing a solid 90s rave feel to the night. Early arrivers traveled between the main dance floor, a lofty hanger first filled with the opening set’s beats, to the back smoking area (one of the most interesting parts of the space), which housed partiers in a machine shop.


A-Plus was using a midi controller to drop some tracks all over the BPM spectrum which isn’t seen super often from DJs, but when done right can deliver creative sets that can jump from genre to genre. He dropped some tracks that brought in some dub, while others were almost at a hip hop level.


Matrixxman was up next rocking the full Bulls gear and delivering some real future shit mixed with true Chicago house and a little disco to keep it interesting. It was a varied set with influences from all over the place and it had the crowd moving. He dropped Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” near the end of the set to a massive reaction to the growing crowd.

Matrixxman in Repose

Matrixxman in Repose

Side bar: I didn’t know much at all about Matrixxman, so I decided to look him and his crew up and learned a hell of a lot more about the 3-D hentai wonder that is Matrixxman. I recommend looking that crew up ASAP. He dropped possibly the best quote of all time in an interview with SF Bay Guardian online when he discussed his creative process as “Usually incense or candles are lit initially. An ambiance is created. Auras are projected and a distinct presence is asserted. Prior to actually making any music, I like to visualize myself styling on hoes viciously, and that tends to become a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts.” Seriously, go ahead read that again. Brilliant. Definitely keep an ear to the ground for this guy.


Back to the show: Sleazemore and Richie Panic jumped on the decks next and warmed us up further, both with sound and bodies as the space became pretty packed. Both of them took turns on the decks showing off their deep love and knowledge of house and bass. Deep cuts mixed and standards kept people dancing and the drinks flowing. Their set really got the crowd into a frenzy, so by the time Julio came on people were tearing the place up.
The-Crowd


Julio took the stage to a huge roar around the witching hour (that perfect point, you’re a little sweaty and a little drunk, and a lot hungry for more music) around 1, and he started off with some heavy bass and original tracks of his own. I heard “Husk”, “Battle for Middle You”, and a loop of “Erotic City” all cut from different points that he orchestrated from the glowing light pod stage, littered with water bottles, brought in for the event by Lights Down Low. Framed by two stacks of giant speakers, you forgot that this was a warehouse and not a full time club. Props to Lights Down Low for doing a great job of transforming the space into what the event deserved.

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The speakers were big and raw, which gave the party a definite underground vibe. A minor technical difficulty cut the bass, but when it came back online, it slapped the crowd across the face. A huge cheer erupted, and everyone just lost it. That spontaneous energy was rampant and sums up the overall party vibe well. Julio played ’til late, with “Au Seve” drawing a huge response.

Lights Down Low hit it out of the park as usual, with Julio Bashmore bringing in a near perfect set in a perfect atmosphere. Matrixxman though was my personal dark horse favorite, and I’ll definitely be on the lookout to see him again.

LDL Wants You To Jack Your Body

Lights Down Low Wants You To Jack Your Body

Crowd Note: This guy looked like a trucker and/or Dog The Bounty Hunter. USA jacket and blue tooth on in the show. Boss.

Crowd Note: This guy looked like a trucker and/or Dog The Bounty Hunter.
USA jacket and blue tooth on in the show. Boss.