Public Works & Opel Present:
Winter Invitational w/ local all stars (Romboy postponed due to travel issues)
Syd Gris (Opel / Opulent Temple), Melyss (Opel / Nu Funk Boutique), Peter Blick (Public Works), Smoove (NuFunk), Josh Camacho (Boomrock Saints), Matt Hubert (Cystalized), Drew Drop (Opulent Temple), Liam Shy (Vital SC), VJ KSKA
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 9:30 PM (event ends at 3:30 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Marc Romboy (Systematic- Germany)
Marc Romboy has been in the Techno scene since the early 90s and he has founded his first own label called "Le Petit Prince" in 1993. His current imprint is "Systematic Recordings" which he set up in 2004 and which has quickly become one of the worldwide top Tech House imprints. He has released three Albums called "Gemini", "Contrast" and "Luna" (in collaboration with Stephan Bodzin) and played already in many remarkable clubs like Berghain, Watergate, Rex, Fabric and Harry Klein to name a few.
Syd Gris (Opel / Opulent Temple)
Syd is one of the longest running fun creators in the Bay Area dance music and underground arts scene. He's been called a "Renaissance man of the West Coast scene", and with good reason. The founder of the legendary Opulent Temple collective, best known for their premierre sound stage at Burning Man, Board Member and key producer of the San Francisco LovEvolution event (formerly known as LoveFest & Love Parade), founder of Opel Productions, throwing club events and 'parties with purpose' in San Francisco for 10+ years, a child psychologist with a Doctorate in transpersonal psychology, a music producer, blogger on social issues, and of course - a DJ.
Syd has been organizing events since 2001 when he started throwing both underground parties and benefit events for different charities with Spundae. The following year he started his own production company Opel Productions, intended to be parties with purpose showcasing a range of forward thinking underground dance music with a dash of social activism thrown in the party message. In 2003, he finished his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, founded Opulent Temple, and joined the Board for San Francisco's Love event, where he heads up the Marketing Team, and & Entertainment Team. In his current 'day job', he works out of a community clinic with foster kids in the Bayview Hunter Point area in San Francisco.
On the DJ tip, Syd is one of the West Coast's top talents, consistently being voted in the Top 10 San Francisco Dream Team poll, and playing the biggest events in California party land. Playing a versatile range of electro house breaks, and tech funk,, he's been personally tapped to open and close for the varied likes of Underworld, Moby, Tiesto, Stanton Warriors, Armin Van Burren, and the list goes on. Syd knows what to do in any situation to bring the universal vibe of dance music. His debut single 'Who Are You' on Groove Quest, recently cracked the crowded Top 30 electro house chart on Beatport. His sets are known for walking the fine line between the gritty and the pretty, and he has a musical range seldom seen in party land.
Peter Blick (Public Works)
Peter Blick- has been dj'ing since the late 90s and has supported played some of the best clubs from colorado west supporting everyone from mark farina, wolf + lamb, livio & roby, justin martin, jungle, hybrid, the scumfrog, bassnectar, freestylers, fort knox 5, pretty lights, nickodemus, adam freeland, logic, savoy, mstrkrft, misstress barbara, dj dan, numark, dj rap, j boogie, and many more.
known for eclectic sets- mixing everything from house, minimal techno, disco, funk, breaks & classics.
"VJ KSKA aka Keisuke Shingu, originated his VJ career back in early 90's in Tokyo's legendary underground clubs called Maniac Love where thriving techno scene was formed in Tokyo. His synaesthetic VJ style consistently attracted top DJs, promoters and audiences, and as a result, he was awarded for the best resident VJ by Club World Award 2010 as a recognition of his visuals at 'Beatport's' nightclub called Beta in Denver.
He moved to San Francisco in 2011, and has been the VJ for Dubfire's North American tour as well as for larger festivals like Ultra, EDC, and Burning Man. He became a guest judge for WMC's annual VJ challenge in 2012, and has been recognized as one of the most cutting edge VJs in the scene."
$5-$15 at door