Talking Heads vs Widespread Panic DJ Set

MoPo (aka Robbie Kowal) is one of America's most versatile, experienced and flat-out joyous party rockers. His decade long mission is to 'put the party back into the party', and to connect the casual music fan with the hard core dance music mavens; proving that music is more than just beats. San Francisco’s bootleg indie remix partypusher, is known for a rare ability to play exactly the right music for the moment and an expertise with a wide variety of genres that he seamlessly melds into a coherent blend. Since breaking out as a rare groove Dj in the 90's he has spent the 21st Century using eclectic club styles, break beat, trip hop and tech funk as a backdrop for his genre-bending experiments. From a near religious love of funk and hip hop, to a lifetime study of rock and roll to a massive aptitude for latin, reggae and other outernational formats, MoPo incorporates bits and pieces of music culture into electronic edits that slam the dancefloor. As a backdrop, he creates, edits or chooses only the biggest baddest breaks, hooks and drops to create a sound that truly slams. To the dancer, MoPo is a breath of fresh air, often transforming a room into collective song or crowd chant that connect the audience to the DJ.

These abilities have seen him preceding, following or tagging with a who’s who of breakbeat heroes like Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Icey, Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, James Lavelle, Bassnectar, DJ Vadim, Tipper, Kraak & Smaak, Aquasky, Fort Knox 5, Z-trip. He’s also been among the first DJs to play many a rock festival including an unprecedented 6-year run at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and the first DJ sets ever at Gathering of the Vibes, High Sierra, Berkfest, Caribbean Holidaze, Mid Atlantic Music Experience, and Rothbury festival. He even played at Govt Mule’s legendary “Deepest End” show, called one of the Top 10 shows of the Decade by Jambase. A live turntablist for the indie techno circus The Mutaytor, MoPo has sat in with Parliament-Funkadelic, Galactic, Rebirth Brass Band and BLVD. He has opened for live music legends like James Brown, Maceo Parker, Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, Femi Kuti, Sheryl Crow, Spearhead, Jurassic 5, Isaac Hayes, Blackalicious, and Pendulum.

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PRESALES OVER - TICKETS @ THE DOOR 11pm-??? probably 4am... depending on you. SunsetSF presents a NOLa JazzFest edition of ELECTRIC NOSTALGIA, the theme-based DJ party hosted and mixed by MOTION POTION. For our JazzFest edition, MoPo will play two extended length DJ sets in tribute to the work of TALKING HEADS and WIDESPREAD PANIC. Both sets will feature exclusive remixes, edits, covers, rare live cuts and tributes by these amazing bands many admirers. MoPo has gained notoriety for each of these sets, having done them in San Francisco and LA, and debuting the Panic set at "Panic en la Playa 2013". This will be the first time he has played both on the same nights, a mammoth undertaking requiring as much as 6 hours on the decks. We are thrilled to throw this party at the Howlin Wolf Den, and it will be free to ROYAL FAMILY BALL ticket-holders, and only $5 advance at

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Talking Heads vs Widespread Panic DJ Set

Thursday, May 2 · 11:00 PM at Howlin' Wolf Den

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