SF Symbiosis Pre Party feat Droog, Ana Sia, Stephan Jacobs, more!

DROOG is the DJ collective of Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe. From their start 7 years ago, DROOG has steadily built a reputation as one of the leading purveyors of forward thinking dance music, in Los Angeles and beyond.

The collective have become known for their respected parties that through the years featured leading international house and techno talent, from Magda, Jamie Jones, Steve Bug and Martin Buttrich to Dixon, all four memebers of Visionquest, Nicolas Jaar, Dyed Soundorom, Shonky and beyond. Droog have also masterminded showcase parties at WMC, DEMF, BPM and Sonar festivals. Between 2007 and 2011, Droog had held down a residency at Avalon Hollywood, one of the biggest clubs in the US. At Avalon,they have had the chance to play alongside influences such as Richie Hawtin, Lee Burridge, Steve Lawler, Damian Lazarus, Tiefschwarz, Mr. C, Booka Shade, MANDY, Matthew Dear.

In 2009 the trio made a leap into a new territory by launching an LA-based record label, Culprit, which has built steady momentum with successful releases from Matt Tolfrey & Inxec, Hot Natured, Lee Foss, SECT (Soul Clap, Tanner Ross & Sergio Santos), Subb-an, M A N I K and others and joining the ranks of the leaders of the new school of underground dance music. Having toured the US and Mexico extensively, Droog have since expanded with European and South American shows. In October of 2010, Droog made a Fabric debut and since then have covered the globe, from Moscow to Lima, Ibiza to Costa Rica, Berlin and Paris. Recent new DJ debuts included Brazil, Tunisia and Portugal.

More recently the Los Angeles collective has been focusing on production work, with original material for Crosstown Rebels (released in September 2011 to wide acclaim) and Supernature, remixes for Culprit, NOICE, Murmur, My Favorite Robot , Adjunct Audio, Noir Music and Get Physical Other high profile projects include mixing the second installment of the Rebel Rave mix CD for Crosstown Rebels, released in November 2011 and Droog's first appearance at the premier US dance music festival, Movement Detroit in 2012

Ana Sia's DJ crate is a ticker for the hottest sounds of tomorrow. One of the west coast's most celebrated DJs, this SF Bay Area-based tastemaker is known for not only energizing the dance floor, but consistently breaking new sounds from all over the world. Having championed some of the most beloved music festivals in the US, Canada and abroad, Ana Sia has gone from rocking house parties to stadiums by stylistically staying two steps ahead of the game. From huge festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival and others, and an array of clubs and venues spanning every major city, countless college towns and hot spots in between, Ana Sia has built a community just as fun, wild, and eclectic as her style. She has shared the stage with a growing list of artists ranging all styles of electronic dance music, from Diplo to Deadmau5, Datsik to Daedelus...and everybody in between.

Ana Sia jumped off 2012 on NYE in Queenstown, New Zealand as she continues her conquering of sound systems across the globe. Shortly before, she unleashed her first full length contribution, a well-regarded compilation and DJ-mix titled Surreal Estateon Frite Nite, her quickly-rising Cali-based label and crew. A testament to her forward-thinking style, Surreal Estate was featured in music publications such as Resident Advisor, Pitchfork, XLR8R, Sonic Router and more, touted as leading the way with the brightest production minds in North American dance music. Coupled with her growing production catalog and high-profile collaborations underway, Ana Sia looks to make her mark on recorded music as well as the stage. In the meantime, she'll keep crowds enticed -- keeping speakers pumping with big bass-driven, intelligent and sexy music...deep enough for the cabaret and filthy enough for the festival stage.

Stephan Jacobs

Stephan Jacobs:
Pronounced: {Stef-on Jacobs}

Stephan Jacobs is widely considered to be among the most promising producers currently coming out of the West Coast bass music scene. As an original member of the Headtron crew, Jacobs is known for his speaker-shaking original productions and heavyweight remixes. He also has a keen ear for melody and meticulously sequences his signature live sets to take listeners on a true sonic journey.

With several successful EPs already under his belt, Jacobs is set to put out even more music in 2012, including his eagerly anticipated debut album. With a full touring schedule that will see the producer perform at some of his most high-profile gigs and festivals to date, the future is now for Stephan Jacobs.

Combining an array of meticulously tweaked polytemponic beats, explosive basslines, and soaring melodies, Sugarpill fluidly melds sounds into a crunked-out speaker shaking musical escapade. The Sugarpill sound and live experience defies the boundaries of genre-centric electronic music and ventures into a multidimensional musical realm that unites fans across a vast spectrum. With sounds that churn audiences in visceral dance while simultaneously captivating the imagination through soulful harmony, Sugarpill continues to break ground at the forefront of the West-Coast future sound.

Joe Wendt, aka jOBOT, began his love affair with music fingering the strings of the upright jazz bass at age 12. Never losing track of his classical training, his repertoire voraciously swallowed up every genre, and Jazz cohabitated happily with many muses—dearest to his heart, Funk.

2008: Enter: Warp Records, Squarepusher. The sounds of the electrified bass, the crunchy, tasty, awesome-sauce bass, were the crucible in which Joe Wendt was transformed into jOBOT.

jOBOT is an original producer of pulsating midtempo grooves and scandalously sexy downbeat melodies. An electronic musician of a whole new type, he fuses an immense breadth and depth of listening and training with funk-fueled bass playing, smooth vocals, and an ineffable balls-out, experimental, and creative spirit that "jOBOT" encompasses.

jOBOT takes the live elements of his solo-work to their pinnacle in his electronica group, Continuum. It is a bold and radically new way to experience electric music—glitch infects live drum rhythm, live bass communicates with the textures of synthesized soundscapes.

It was love at first drop when Headtron family heard jOBOT's unforgettable sunrise session at the 5 Points Musical Festival in 2011. jOBOT has earned his place in a home amongst artists equally committed to pushing the sonic envelope at Headtron. His debut EP, set to drop in 2012, is sure to give both dancers and music aficionados alike an experience equal parts light-hearted and profound, leaving all parched thirsty, begging for more.

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SF Symbiosis Pre Party feat Droog, Ana Sia, Stephan Jacobs, more! with Amirali, Tony Inorbit, Sugarpill, jOBOT, Smokovich

Thursday, August 22 · Doors 9:00 PM at Public Works