Mezzanine and LIGHTS DOWN LOW present
The Magician, Tensnake
Sleazemore, Richie Panic
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
His background is shrouded in mystery, his powers are supernatural and his reputation is whispered about among men. He goes by different names, but folks just call him The Magician.
One night not so long ago, he appeared from a place between space and time. The Magician stepped into this world, materializing in a cloud of crystal stars and soft pink smoke. Some say he is the guardian angel of all resident DJ's, others claim he's a former airline pilot who crashed an afterparty – some say it's just an illusion, a well performed hoax. But is it really?
Everywhere The Magician goes, there's music in the air. People come under his spell and dance like there's no tomorrow. Lost in a purple haze, transfixed in a flurry of white doves. He makes clubbers float through disco heaven and takes them around the house on a magic carpet ride. Behind his green translucent eyes, there's an unlimited knowledge of the musical past, present and future.
The Magician shifts shapes in a heartbeat and appears all throughout the world. One moment he's sprinkling space dust on the Balearic isles, next he's performing his rhythmic hocus pocus between the smoke and mirrors of a glitzy nightclub in Santiago or Moscow. When he vanishes, the only proof of his existence The Magician leaves are his 'magic tapes', a sample of his magnetising skills.
No magic wand or top hat needed, it's all in his wizardly mind and flexible fingertips. The Magician has more than one trick up his sleeve though; word has it that the mystery man is working on a special formula to transform the musical workings of others – and don't be amazed if, one day, he perfects his craft and creates his very own brand of spectral sounds.
Forget that Potter kid, Gandalf or Merlin, and get ready for a new chapter in the world of wonder and bewitchment. Get ready for The Magician.
Tensnake is an electro producer from Hamburg, Germany, who emerged in the mid-2000s with a disco-influenced style and rose to critical acclaim at the end of the decade. Born Marco Niemerski, he made his commercial recording debut with the Restless EP on the label Mirau in 2006. He released the follow-up I Say Mista EP on the label in 2007. In addition, he released EPs on the labels Players Paradise (Dust, 2007), Radius Records (Fried Egg, 2007), and Endless Flight (Keep Believin', 2008). Critical acclaim came with the release of the In the End (I Want You to Cry) EP on the label Running Back in 2009. The EP was voted number one on DJhistory.com's end-of-the-year list, among other accolades, and spawned a couple different club hits with "In the End (I Want You to Cry)" and "Holding Back (My Love)." In the midst of this breakthrough success in 2009, Tensnake was chosen to compile a DJ mix for Resident Advisor. In 2010 he released the Coma Cat EP on the label Permanent Vacation. The EP's title track was licensed for release by Defected in the United Kingdom. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
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.
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!