Lights Down Low and Monarch presents
Ejeca (UK), Tom Trago (NL)
Sleazemore, DJ M3, Richie Panic
101 6th St
San Francisco, California (CA), 94103
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
EJECA may be based on the outskirts of the nu-house music mecca of Belfast, however his musical roots have been firmly planted from an early age being brought up on 90s garage house. Experimenting with many genres like disco, garage, deep house and techno his trademark vocal driven emotive sound flows in all of his productions. 2012 will see him release on AUS Music, Saints & Sonnets, W&O Street Tracks, Future Classic and more . With support on BBC Radio and from luminaries as diverse as Erol Alkan to Jackmaster to Sasha, the right heads are taking notice, it’s time you did too.
Detroit-meets-disco vibe. Vocal hip-house workouts. Garage and late night electro-funk. Sleazy analogue synth wave. Upfront deep house.
These are just a few examples used trying to describe DJ and producer Tom Trago’s ever growing catalogue.
Like a modern day renaissance man, Trago refuses to be bound by the rules of just the one genre but mixes and matches all his influences, into an infectious concoction of mesmerizing grooves. Or as he puts it; “In the end it’s just about you developing yourself and not keeping up with the pressure of maintaining some kind of sound. If it’s honest music, your signature will always be there.” You might call it a hybrid form of house and futuristic boogie but maybe it’s better to just define it as the Tom Trago sound.
Trago has come a long way from being the shy young DJ dropping off a demo of his debut track ‘Live at The BBQ’ at the Rush Hour headquarters in 2006.
Since he has established himself as an in-demand international DJ, released his acclaimed album ‘Voyage Direct’ and its follow up ‘Iris’, worked with the likes of Philippe Zdar, Tyree Cooper and Romanthony, launched his own label ‘Voyage Direct’ under the Rush Hour flag – pushing a tight network of emerging Dutch DJs and producers like Maxi Mill into the spotlight – and soon after was asked by Amsterdam Club Trouw to host a quarterly labelnight under the same name. He perfected his rock solid live set and has been entertaining and impressing festivalgoers and clubkids alike. To top it all off his 12” ‘Use Me Again’ became a 2012 summer anthem driving every dancefloor from New York to Amsterdam into a frenzy!
And this is just the beginning. All round, forward thinking and front runner Tom Trago has quite a few more tricks up his sleeve for us to enjoy! Future dancefloor stomper ‘Rise Up’ and its B-side ‘Sky High’ sees Trago getting back together with musical partners in crime Cinnaman and San Proper and will be released later this fall. And early 2013 we can expect Trago’s new full-length to cause another storm.
Sleazemore’s personality in American electro culture is big and hugelike the ocean is deep. The ever-ready party machine has been known called the antithesis of many bad decisions. His party in San Francisco, Light’s Down Low (nominated for best club in SF ‘08 music awards), is an essential spot, acting as a minor league for artists who shortly after become major players, and has recently become intenational with the opening of Lights Down Low Amsterdam and Lights Down Low France to much acclaim. Sleazemore’s graphic design is not only in demand, but has been one of the most influential of today’s electro scene. His track selection is consistently solid he’s been known to mix the hottest track of the minute with the hottest track of tomorrows when it’s not even 5 hours old. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Green Velvet, Justice and the Ed Banger Crew, MSTRKRFT, Boys Noize, Laidback Luke, Jesse Rose, Miss Kittin, Tiefschwarz, Kid Cudi, Felix Da Housecat, Major Lazer, Matthew Dear, the Sounds, Sinden, Crookers, A-trak, Trevor Loveys, Dj Craze, The Glimmers, Tim Sweeney,The Jaun Maclean, Tommie Sunshine and countless others and has played everywhere from NYC to Berlin to Mexico City to Paris.
DJ M3 aka Manny is a major influence in SF’s music scene. Launching the Green Gorilla Lounge DJ crew and record label in the 90s, which organized and played many of SF’s most notable underground events. Manny was soul proprietor of Lower Haight’s vinyl music boutique ‘Black Pancakes’, which led to the opening of the The Triple Crown nightclub and now his most recent collaborative project Monarch. M3 continues to rock San Francisco and looks forward to upcoming music release in early 2014, with Sleight of Hands on Smoke N' Mirrors.
Richie Panic is a SF based disc jockey, underground comedian, and producing dreamboat. Richie makes and applies various theories to the object of "dance music". He is really into Kate Bush, KMFDM, and Richard Allen. Richie Panic enjoys mattress fires, kitty cats, and swimming. He thinks everyone looked better when people read magazines. Get into what he is selling and you will live to your fullest potential. Do it today!
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