161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 4:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
DJ Kramer (DISTRIKT)
With a career spanning over fifteen years, Kramer is one of the most respected Tech House DJs to come out of San Francisco. With a sound, style and energy all his own, Kramer can move a dance floor like no one else.
Kramer is one of the co-founders of DISTRIKT, the largest daytime sound camp at the yearly Burning Man festival. Hosting over 3,000 people every day on it’s dance floor, DISTRIKT has became legendary. Kramer’s annual Saturday closing party set at DISTRIKT has become a one of the biggest and most popular parties at Burning Man.
Kramer is also one half of the production team Methodrone. Their highly regarded debut albums "Nonlinear Reality" (Looq Records 2010) and "Where is the New World?" (Looq 2011) have been compared to classic ground breaking productions by Charlie May & Sasha, Voyager and Breeder. Their music has caught the ear of Hollywood, with tracks featured in the number one rated show CSI: New York and the racing game WRC FIA World Rally Championship. Notable remixes by Methodrone include the Jondi & Spesh classic "We Are Connected" and well as MoMu’s "Space Pimp." Their third full-length album "Spacial Recognition" will be out on Looq Records in February 2013. On his own, Kramer also has dance floor singles on Sequential Sounds, Pop+Lock, Transition Records, Helvetica Noir, Lo-Rise Recordings and Knob Records.
Ben Seagren (DISTRIKT/ Stereo Productions)
Standing at the forefront of the ever-growing West-coast house &
techno movement in the US is Ben Seagren – DJ, Producer, and visionary
contributor within the Burning Man community.
Ben is best known for his dual roles as co-founder and resident DJ of
DISTRIKT recognized as the staple party experience of the Burn for its
reputable artist roster, beautifully positive crowd experience and
definitive, cutting edge sound. Playing host and DJ to well over
30,000 guests every year during one magical week in the desert, it
comes as no surprise that Ben and his DISTRIKT moniker continue to
entertain thousands of fans and followers all over the world.
Dominating San Francisco’s house & techno scene for over a decade with
long-term residencies at both award-winning Ruby Skye (2003-2009) and
legendary End-Up (2004-2015), Seagren’s impeccable taste and
undeniable talent earned him the respect of even the most
discriminating of techno aficionados- fans and peers alike. With a
passion for connecting like minded souls on the dance floor and the
continued support from a loyal fan base, Ben is propelling himself to
new heights as one of the sonic architects behind tech-house’s most
While traveling constantly between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Ben
regularly plays events up a down the California coast at Public Works,
Audio, Spin, Avalon & Sound and has held court at Ayslum After-hours
in Honolulu, Flash & uHall in DC, Output in New York, Heart in Miami
and Nikki Beach Cabo San Lucas, to name a few. He is also constantly
organizing DISTRIKT events while performing over 100 gigs per year in
clubs and festivals across the world. Ben has been a guest performer
at the BPM festival in Playa del Carmen, Lovebox in London, Lightning
in a Bottle, Symbiosis & of course Burning Man.
In 2014 Ben made his debut on world renown Chus & Ceballos label
Stereo Productions. The first release was a remix of a big room banger
“Blowin Minds” by Chus & Ceballos that reached far and wide. It even
got played out by Joseph Capriati at the BPM Festival in Playa del
Carmen. Following up this dance-floor killer he remixed Tony Dee’s
track "Back in the Dancefloor" on his latest Burn EP with Oscar L. Ben
just finished up another remix on Stereo called “Black Rock City”. The
original track was produced by Chus and Ceballos right after their
first experience at Burning Man. It is an honor for Ben to remix this
track 2 years later for a festival that is such a huge part of his
life. Black Rock City will be released in the upcoming months so keep
an eye out!
John Early is currently an artist in residence and comedy curator at Ars Nova, where he hosts a monthly variety show Showgasm. He's been on 30 Rock and has starred in several of his own short films and regularly performs stand up all over the city.
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