DAFT PUNK vs RADIOHEAD (DJ Sets)
Motion Potion, Matt Haze
101 6th St
San Francisco, California (CA), 94103
This event is 21 and over
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 genrebending 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.
Matt Haze is a riddle wrapped in an enigma, covered in a stylish beard. One of the most forward-thinking and current DJs in SF, Haze rubs contemporary and classic jams with a marinade of cutting edge beats and a nod to the old school. Haze is difficult to classify but impossible to resist. He best known for his work with SF’s Slayers Club collective, dropping everything styles across the board from twerk and tropical bass to ghettofunk, electro-swing, tech-house, R&B and beyond.
SunsetSF celebrates the release of DAFT PUNK's incredibly funky new album Random Access Memories with a night of incredibly deep DJ sets. Set one, running from 9-11:30 will feature Motion Potion in a patented dive into Radiohead's music. This set, developed over several years at residencies and festivals elsewhere, has never been performed in SF and features originals, remixes, covers and a lot of MoPo's own edits. Next up will be Matt Haze with a 2-hour tour through the music of Daft Punk. Although we will be celebrating then new release, Matt will dig into old tracks, remixes, rarities and edits. All of this will go down in the city's finest small room, the "rave cave" at Monarch on the sublime VOID sound-system. Tickets are only 5 Bucks and can be procurred through the magic of the interwebs at www.sunsetpromotions.com.
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