As You Like It with George FitzGerald & J. Philip
Galen, Bells & Whistles
101 6th St
San Francisco, California (CA), 94103
9:00 PM (event ends at 4:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
The last few years have been as experimentally freewheeling as any in the history of electronic music, and there are few finer examples to support that argument than London-born and bred beatsmith, George FitzGerald. With releases on Hotflush, Aus, and his own imprint, ManMakeMusic, his productions combine with exceptional style and grace both the warmer, melodic sides of house and garage with the more heated, pounding drum patterns of dubstep and techno. All the best producers have hallmarks, and FitzGerald’s are evident in his measurement, his awareness of light and space and his use of searing chord lines.
J Phlip (pronounced J Flip) known to some as Jessica Phillippe discovered house music in her hometown of Champaign, Illinois, just 2 hours south of Chicago. Sometime around her 19th birthday she got her first DJ rig - two belt drive turntables and a mixer lacking EQ knobs for $100 bucks! From then on, her poor roomates were forced to listen to a constant dance party in-between her Systems Engineering studies. There aren't a lot of 4.0 braniac engineering majors who decide to become DJs instead of cashing in on their degrees but Jessica truly loves the music and has dedicated her life to it. Her proximity to Chicago's famous house scene tremendously affected her sound, but the distance afforded her the freedom to incorporate a variety of other influences into her repertoire. Her sets posses a fun, "lets-not-forget-this-is-dance-music," feeling and simultaneously keep you guessing about what might come next. Her collection spans house, tech house, deep house, techno, booty bass and pretty much anything that make you shake your ass. She's currently a well known DJ/Producer in San Francisco. Her skills on the decks and in the studio have secured her highly desirable spot as an official member of the dirtybird crew. She has a residency at San Francisco's infamous Endup nightclub, which is notorious for its non-stop, never-ending parties. Jessica continues to have new productions coming out on dirtybird where she has signed on as an exclusive original artist. She is currently Claude VonStroke's favorite support DJ and has already played at amazing high profile gigs like Fabric, Space Ibiza & Back to Basics. She was also chosen for URB Magazine's Next 100 of 2009 and had a big year in 2010, spending half of the year in Berlin and Touring Europe. Look out for lil Phlip near you - she WILL be making asses shake on the dancefloor and she's just as excited about it as the day she got her belt drives!
Galen can been defined as a San Francisco DJ staple however traveling has landed him guest slots at events throughout the United States and internationally. Over the years, he has played alongside countless renowned artists and in countries such as the UK, France, Italy, China, Canada, Portugal, Spain, and Mexico. His dj sets reflect a deep, funky, underground warehouse sound stemming from a synchronous relationship with a multitude of compositions. His mixing ability enables him to smoothly and effortlessly flow between styles within a single set, adept at adjusting his sound to meet nearly any situation.
Galen, alongside dj cohort Solar, have thrown down hundreds of the now legendary SUNSET Parties as "Sunset Sound System". The success and unparalleled vibe of SUNSET have led to the expansion their events. This includes the highly revered "Sunset Boat Party" on the San Francisco Bay, the newly revived 3-day camping style festival "Sunset Campout", and "Sunset Island" an electronic music picnic festival on Treasure Island.
Galen is an artist of continual evolvement. His graduation from San Francisco State University with an Electronic Music degree has propelled him into the studio once again. Partnering with Claude VonStroke to remix "Jam on It" by 80's sensation Nucleus for Deeplay Soultec. Then joined long time friend Justin Martin to produced the 2 track "Cactus EP" on Dirtybird Records which led to a feature mix on Annie Nightingale's Radio 1 Show in the UK. After 2 solo releases on Utensil and Tango Recordings 2013 brings the release of Galen's Sunset Remix of Lopazz & Casio Casino's "I Feel Love" on Get Physical Music. Find Galen on Get Physical releases in the future or join him at the Sunset Sound System Boat Party at the Garden Festival in Croatia this Summer.
Bells & Whistles
Bells & Whistles is the musical collaboration between Zack Yakovlev and Yanick Weitlisbach. Djing separately around San Diego where they both grew up, it was not until they met up in San Francisco that they started working together. Shortly after joining forces and taking on the moniker "Bells & Whistles", the two started their first monthly party on the 21st floor of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. With shimmering chandeliers, a breath taking view of the entire city, and a service staff dressed in tuxedos and bow-ties, DRESSCODE offered a new home to a sound often kept underground. Bringing in artists like Bruno Pronsato, Claude Vonstroke, Catz N' Dogz, Alland Byallo, Justin Martin, Franklin De Costa, Tim Green, Maetrik, Jan Krueger, J. Phlip, Soul Clap, and Mikael Stravostrand to name a few; DRESSCODE quickly became an established and respected party in San Francisco. While Djing will always be at the heart of Bells and Whistles, it is music creation, not performance, that has been taking much of their recent time. Being able to create the sound they share is the main focus for the young duo.
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