Mezzanine & Eye Heart SF Presents
Salva, Alex Sibley
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
Alex Ridha (aka Boys Noize) was first known for his influential work as a producer and remixer for Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Santigold, Scissor Sisters and Feist. Voted by Rolling Stone as one of the top 10 "DJs Who Rule The Earth," in 2012, Boys Noize has since toured the world, released three full-length albums and has collaborated with artists like Snoop Dogg, Skrillex, and Erol Alkan. "I don´t compromise when it comes to music," says Ridha. "I do what I think is cool and what I like and not what the market wants or people may expect. Maintaining artistic freedom has always been the most important thing to me; for my own music and for anyone on my label."
A versatile solo producer, crowd riling DJ, owner of the revered Frite Nite label (B. Bravo, Eprom, Ana Sia) and key figure in the Friends of Friends collective, Paul Salva knows how to control a room. After dropping one of 2012's biggest tracks, a collaborative remix of Kanye West's "Mercy" that not only reached #1 on Soundcloud, but received spins on Power 106 FM (LA), Power 105 FM (NYC), and Shade45XM, Salva's work promotes complexity through a synthesis of contrasting styles, showcasing dips into house motifs, grooves in smooth boogie funk, and massive roiling bass waves that has garnered support from the likes of Pitchfork, FADER, FACT, BBC's Benji B and Skream & Benga, A-Trak, Low End Theory, Snoop Dogg, Diplo, Dâm-Funk, Night Slugs, and many others.
A Chicago native who developed his craft in San Francisco and currently resides in Los Angeles, Salva has been invited to perform on the world's biggest stages. A 2011 alum of the Red Bull Music Academy, 2012 has seen Salva perform at Sonar, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Mutek Montreal, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, SXSW, The Do Over LA, Low End Theory, Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival and many others, while touring alongside Nguzunguzu, Shlohmo, Pearson Sound, and B2Bs with Machinedrum.
Aside from his live performances, Salva hones his production talents as one of the cornerstones of the Friends of Friends label alongside Shlohmo, Mexicans With Guns and Groundislava. His 2011 debut full-length, 'Complex Housing' and 'Yellobone' EP both received critical acclaim (Pitchfork, FADER, FACT, and others), leading him to exclusive mixes for Mary Anne Hobbs, The FADER, and XLR8R, while being asked to remix the likes of Miguel Migs, Glitch Mob, Rainbow Arabia, Om Unit and others.
As label owner, Salva has seen his Frite Nite imprint emerge as one of North America's premier sources of West Coast electronic bass music, exploring all corners of the electronic soundscape and harnessing diversity to produce compositions that transcend genre boundaries.
'Yellobone' EP available now on Friends of Friends Music.
From having his music played out around the world to djing sold out shows at some of the biggest venues / festivals. Alex Sibley is quickly becoming a recognizable name in the house/techno scene.
Sibley grew up travelling back and forth between Athens, Greece and the San Francisco Bay area. His frequent visits to Greece allowed him to experience the European club life at an early age. During his stay in Greece he moved to Mykonos, where he instantly fell in love with the house and techno scene. His return to the US inspired him to expose the underground vibe of music he experienced abroad. Four years later and Alex has not only made a name for himself as a dj, (playing big venues and festivals such as Insomniac's Escape From Wonderland, Burning Man, Lovevolution, Ruby Skye, Mezzanine, Vessel, the End Up ect.) but he has also become a recognized producer. His productions have been picked up by internationally recognized labels like Bashi Records, Blue Orb records and Spundae Black and has had his tracks featured on Umek and Carl Cox's radioshows (Behind the Iron Curtain, Intec Digital radioshow)
Alex has had the privilege to be on the same lineup as some of the best producers in the world including Richie Hawtin, Gui Borratto, Carlo Lio, Pan-Pot, Dubfire, Loco Dice, Moby, Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Markus Shultz, Gareth Emery, etc.