Eric Duncan presented by FACE x Monarch

Eric Duncan aka Dr.Dunks

Eric Duncan aka Dr. Dunks is best known for being one half of the legendary dj & production duo Rub n Tug & also half of New York's 'Still Going'. but recently eric has been doing more as a solo artist/dj under the Dr Dunks moniker.

Hailing from Los Angeles Eric was exposed to all sorts of music but really gravitated toward the hip hop music & scene that was coming out of New York in the early to mid 80s, along with his moms record collection and a steady dose of Los Angeles radio, Eric's musical foundation was forged.

In the mid 90's Eric moved to new york and linked up with his partner in crime Thomas Bullock. They threw the late 20th century Rub n Tug disco after hours parties in various downtown manhattan lofts, turning on a new generation of revelers to the sleazy pleasures of disco and whatever else was in their record boxes. Dunks followed that up as the saturday night dj at the now defunct passerby gallery & bar, fueling hte party well into sunday mornings. be it slo-mo disco, incandescent funk, or banging house music, eric weaves it together into a nightlife soundtrack.

Over the past decade, as Dunks, or as part of Rub n Tug or Still Going, Eric has remixed everyone from Roxy Music to Zero 7, Lcd Soundsystem, Cold Play, Grace Jones, Chic Chic Chic and even The Beastie Boys, just to name a few.

Today Eric is still involved with Rub N Tug musically and artistically. Rub N Tug just curated a six week group show at the famous White Columns Gallery here in New York.(link)http://whitecolumns.org/view.html?type=exhibitions&status=past&id=635
Rub N Tug has also recently finished a remix for their Norwegian buddy Lindstrum.

With Still Going Eric & partner Liv Spencer have just formed 'Still Going Records' SGR has 2 releases out now.(link)http://www.juno.co.uk/artists/still+going/
Liv & Eric are keeping busy in the studio so expect more from SGR in the near & distant future.

And lastly but def not leastly. Eric has teamed up with Dean Merredith of Chicken Lips fame to create the project called 'The Rhythm Odyssey & Dr Dunks'.
They have 4 singles ready to be released on Golf Channel Recordings in 2012/2013.

Dj, Label Director and Designer, Eugene or better known as Eug has been heavily involved within both the design and music worlds for well over a decade now. Having started out Dj'ing in the early 90's, he eventually collected his musical efforts under the "Public Release" label / project umbrella in 1999. Through Public Release, he has released over a dozen mix CDs which have sold at key shops such as Colette, I Heart, the Reed Space and aNYthing. This limited CD series has featured the exclusive artwork of renowned artists such as Evan Hecox and Parra, and has led to coverage from magazines such as L'Officiel Homme, Arkitip, Nylon, and others.

In the Fall of 2009, Public Release launched their first 12" record, a series of edits and re-interpretations by Tim Sweeney (DFA / Beats in Space), with picture disc photography by NYC icon David "Shadi" Perez. Volume 2 followed in June of 2010, with Jacques Renault (Runaway/ On The Prowl / Lets Play House) handling edits and production on this highly successful and collectible 4 track EP. The much publicized "food series" discs then followed, with 2 new original tracks produced by parisian Blackjoy for Vol. 3 and SF heroes 40 Thieves handling Vol. 4. Last spring, saw the much anticipated 5th release by NJ legend Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better).

The start of 2013 saw a marked step forward with the label now officially being named Public Release Recordings. For the 6th release, L.A. based Brit Woolfy turned in a monster dance rock track "Junior's Throwin' Craze". With remixes from Eric Duncan, Jacques Renault and Being Borings, the 12" and digital releases garnered much support from the likes of Tim Sweeney, Lovefingers, Justin V, etc. In parallel, much loved Public Release collaborator Shadi Perez directed the video for the single, which received Vimeo's Staff Pick and heavy press coverage from The Fader, Paper Magazine, NME, Monster Children etc...

Eug also produces the infamous FACE parties with partners Bootsy, J.Montag and Rishi. They also program FACE for the Brooklyn station Viva-Radio.

SOLAR

'Beloved San francisco's own Dj Solar is one of the main dj’s behind the infamous Pacificsound's legendary Sunset Parties and Boat Parties. Free outdoor events held in some of the bay area’s most beautiful spots attracting thousands of people every time. Solar joined up with the Pacific Sound/Sunset crew within the first year, and at the legendary parties he developed his unique style, drawing on influences from the traditional deep and funky sounds of San Franciscm the futuristic Techno-Soul of Detroit and the Jacking Tracks Of Chicago.

In addition to Pacific Sound Events, Solar is also resident at shattered (monthly at the DNA LOUNGE) and Bionic (Sunday nights at the TOP). He has performed around the nation in places like hawaii, seattle, and new york, and recently played at the famous REX Club in Paris. Although he appreciates the opportunity to travel and play records all around the world, Solar still recognizes that 'There's no place like home' San Francisco will always be his favorite place to play. By day, solar can often be found working in Berkeley at Primal Records.

DJ Solar is a vet of the SF house music scene who’s name conjures up the very essence what San Francisco house is about. Through his sets with the Sunset crew and off the hook Bionic parties, Solar continues to shape and define the role of house music in Today’s San Francisco Scene. Usually focusing on Paradise Garage sounds of old with the bumping funk of traditional San Franciscpo house stylings, Solar tends to focus mainly on his skills to build the hype about him rather than heavy self promotion. Looks like the strategy is working.

Anthony Mansfield

Anthony Mansfield has been on a 20-year journey through the world of
psychedelic dance music ever since attending the now-legendary full moon massives of
San Francisco’ s Wicked Crew in the early 90’ s. Anthony spent the rest of the decade
in New York, spreading the gospel of deep house across the Empire State with a late-
night radio show, his 8-year-running weekly, and the countless underground parties
that gave birth to his own crew, HectorWorks Soundsystem. After an exhausting and
debaucherous 2-year run as GM, talent booker, and resident DJ at upstate’ s largest live
music venue, The Odyssey, Anthony was ready to return to San Francisco.
Anthony hit the West Coast running in 2002, joining his old friend DJ M3 as
resident DJ and co-promoter of the infamous Green Gorilla Lounge in a string of
successful weekly club nights, true seat-of-your-pants underground parties, and blown-
out monthly events across the Bay Area, with some of the city’ s and world’ s best names
in dance music. Anthony has left his mark on Burning Man for the last decade as well,
at the Space Lounge, Green Gorilla, and Disco Knights sound camps, with a trail of
exhausted dancers and party people in the wake of his many epic sets on the playa.
Anthony has been producing his own particular brand of dance music since his
first release on Rong Records in ’ 04 with Ben Cook as “ Barfly” . Quickly moving to
found his own label, Hector Works, in 2005 with NYC deep-house production wizard
Nick Chacona, Anthony has worked with Garth, Tal M. Klein, Sneak-E Pete, M3, and
others in the last five years, releasing tracks on Gomma, Moodmusic, Aniligital , and
Om Records. His tunes have received nods (and plays) from some of the world’ s top
DJs, including Dimitri from Paris, Harvey, Greg Wilson, Doc Martin, Idjut Boys, Ivan
Smaggle, and Playgroup. Camped out in his room at Moulton Studios, Anthony is
currently hard at work on the 16th release for Hector Works, and looking forward to
taking a break for the Treasure Island Music Festival!

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Eric Duncan presented by FACE x Monarch

Friday, November 8 · 9:30 PM at Monarch