Michal Menert, Break Science
Thriftworks, DJ Matt Haze, Professor Bang, Manitous, Drewmin
119 Utah St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
Michal Menert was born in Kielce, Poland while the country was under communist rule. As a young child, he and his parents fled to the United States by way of West Germany, becoming political refugees. During his childhood, Michal’s father exposed him to a wide variety of Eastern and Western music, giving the boy fertile soil in which to plants his musical visions early on. Coming from a musical background of playing guitar, keyboards, and dabbling in a variety of other instruments gave Michal a unique approach to composing his own musical style. He grew up in Colorado with Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights, and together they played in several bands and challenged and inspired each other as they developed their own unique production styles. He co-produced the debut Pretty Lights album, “Taking Up Your Precious Time” and has collaborated with Derek Vincent Smith on a handful of tracks since then. His solo album, entitled “Dreaming of A Bigger Life” was released on Pretty Lights Music in the spring of 2010. His sound combines obscure vintage samples from both Eastern European and Western vinyl with rich analog synthesis and organic hard hitting beats. It is a fusion of yesterday’s elements and tomorrow’s ideas.
What separates Break Science from the other bands in 2011's burgeoning electronic scene? Try over 30 years combined experience in music, performing with and producing many of today's hottest artists and living legends. Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee have worked with premier artists- everyone from Wyclef Jean and the Fugees, Raekwon
and GZA of the Wu Tang Clan, to reggae/dub legend Lee Scratch Perry and
Miles Davis collaborator John Scofield.
Raised in the cultural hotbed of New York City, Deitch and Lee fuse the city's rich musical legacy- jazz, funk, soul, with a deep-rooted connection to its hip-hop heritage to create their own take on modern electronic music. Armed with Deitch's thunderous breakbeat style on the drums and Lee's seasoned trip-hop/dub aesthetic on keyboards and laptop, their instrumental styles are perfectly interwoven within their beautiful, banging and extremely danceable tracks. This sound is bound to make a major mark on the modern musical landscape.
Producer / DJ - available for remixes, post-production audio, scoring, sound design, and location recording
DJ Matt Haze
Veteran DJ Matt Haze has been on a tear as of late, playing over a hundred gigs and counting in 2012, including appearances at Sonic Bloom, Ghost Ship and Burning Man as well as providing support for Fort Knox 5, Michal Menert, Break Science, LTJ Bukem, E-40, Motion Potion, Afrolicious, Sabo, 12th Planet, J Boogie, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Kastle, Kode 9, Sabbo, Nit Grit, Gladkill and many more. His kitchen-sink, whatever-it-takes approach to DJ sets sees him blending obscure worldwide genres with an electronic backbone into a funky, floor-filling beat stew.
Professor Bang has been DJing since 1997. As a founding member of San Francisco party collective Slayers Club, he's been on the forefront of evolutions in modern bass music and performed alongside both established names and rising stars. His background in live music performance and commercial radio gives Professor Bang a unique perspective when it comes to mixing electronic music; look for big tunes and the occasional curveball from this West Coast club veteran.
SunsetSF and our friends at Euphonic Conceptions are proud to present the San Francisco stop on the Pretty Lights Music label tour. Headining what should be a terrific night of music is electronic production phenom MICHAEL MENERT. After producing Pretty Lights first album, and touring with him for several years, Menert has emerged from the "shadows" to see his own notoriety explode in the past year. Eschewing the growing trend of brain-melting noise in EDM, Menert's music is far more measured, tasteful, and sample-based. Like label mates PL, and Grammatik, there's something extremely funky and "musical" going on that elevates his sound above beats and bass. BREAK SCIENCE elevates itself through the live talents of its bandmembers, master-drummer ADAM DIETCH (Jon Scofield/Lettuce) and BORHAM LEE (Lauren Hill). Break Science is the perfect collaboration of a rhythmic architect and a tonal engineer who together never fail to ride a room over the hump.
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