JackHammer Disco Presents:
James Murphy DJ set (DFA / LCD Soundsystem)
Conor (No Way Back / Sunset Soundsystem), Solar (Sunset Sound System / No Way Back), J Boogie
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 3:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
James Murphy DJ set (DFA/LCD Soundsystem)
Though best known as the leader of the now-defunct LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, James Murphy has been active in various roles pre-dating, throughout and beyond the Grammy-nominated LCD's existence. Long a fixture of the downtown NYC music scene, Mr. Murphy co-founded the DFA label, which released the LCD Soundsystem catalogue and whose current roster includes The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, YACHT, the Juan Maclean, Planningtorock and more. Murphy continues to operate out of DFA's West Village NYC offices, both as a principal in the label and as a producer/remixer at his infamous Plantain studios, housed in the DFA HQ. As a DJ, Murphy has toured the globe headlining clubs and festivals the world over both on his own and, with fellow LCD veteran Patrick Mahoney, as ‘SPECIALDISCOVERSION’. His DJ mixes for the likes of DFA, Colette and YSL (for whom he composes and performs show music) are renowned for their originality and verve. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM’s legendary final show on April 2nd 2011 at New York’s Madison Square Garden made headlines worldwide and marked a triumphant end to a band that had successfully carved its own unique niche within--or perhaps outside of--the modern music industry. During its 10-year existence, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM released three celebrated studio albums -- 2005’s ‘LCD SOUNDSYSTEM,' 2007’s ‘Sound Of Silver’ and 2010’s ‘This Is Happening’, along with remarkable standalone pieces like ‘45:33’ and most recently ‘The London Sessions’. Murphy also provided the original soundtrack for the 2010 film ‘Greenberg’ by acclaimed director Noah Baumbach.
Solar (Sunset Sound System / No Way Back)
When Solar began Djing in the early 90's, San Francisco's Clubs and Raves were places where musically, anything could happen. To be a DJ in this time and place meant having a fierce dedication to the craft of creating electrifying music for people to dance all night. A deep record collection and bold creativity were what people valued in the Djs they would go hear every weekend.
In 1994, Solar and a couple other Djs began bringing a sound system and a generator to the Berkeley Marina for free gatherings to dance and watch the sun set behind the San Francisco skyline. As these Sunset parties grew from dozens to hundreds, and now thousands of attendees, Solar become one San Francisco's best loved DJs. Known for his eclectic sets, blending Techno, Disco, House, Electro and electronic music with the energy of Punk and Psychedelic Rock, Solar has built a loyal following among a discerning crowd of dancers and party goers used to hearing every touring DJ you've ever heard of. Nearly twenty years of playing music for crowds large and small has evolved a style of Djing that seamlessly fuses the best of classic and modern dance music. More recently as resident and co-creator of the No Way Back parties, Solar has earned the reputation of a DJ devoted to the art of mixing and selecting music without regard to ephemeral fashion, trends or fads.