Acid Test SF Presents
D'MARC CANTU (live!) + Acid Test SF Residents
Tyrel Williams, Fil Latorre, BAI-EE, Miguel Solari
101 6th St
San Francisco, California (CA), 94103
9:30 PM (event ends at 4:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
D’Marc Cantu started working on what would later be known as JakBeat in late 2000 after being introduced to Ghostly alum JTC. In keeping with the raw sounds that he's known for D’Marc uses analog gear, meticulously gathered samples and crafty production work to further define JakBeat, a sound that encompasses the emotion and simplicity of early electronica but does not limit itself to just one genre.
In 2005 D’Marc and JTC created 2amfm, taking cues from house, techno, acid, electro and hip-hop, to produce such tracks as Sweatbox and Desolate Cities. D’Marc later teamed up the Traxx and JTC to create X2 a super group of JakBeat aficionados, releasing Time Elevation Rhythm and House not House. As a solo artist he has released a number of singles and EPs such as 2009's Another Number on Crème and 2011's Set Free, hailed as a modern classic, on MOS.
2011 also saw the release of his first album, Fallen, on Crème Organization and just months later MOS would release his second album A New World. Most recently he has taken on remix duties, providing a JakBeat twist to tracks by Alis, G String, Samaan and Ricardo Tobar all in 2013 alone.
His most current project, Some Fantasies are Good, was accompanied by a DVS1 remix and released on the new Montreal based label Forbidden Planet in mid 2013.
With no signs of slowing down he looks to continue to push his unique sound, look for him to release works on Nation, Ansatz, Shaddock, Sequencias and Echovolt in the coming year.
Tyrel has been a mainstay of Chicago’s underground House scene for years. He began mixing records in 1999. Soon later he landed a job at Gramaphone Records where he spent many years building his collection of dance records. He spent 2008-2011 building his Acid Test residency at Smart Bar, which is an all vinyl House / Techno party. Guests have included Derrick Carter, Traxx, Justin Long, Convextion, Dave Aju, and Tevo Howard. Tyrel has recently moved to San Francisco where he is a resident DJ for Housepitality, Bionic, and has also started his Acid Test party with Bryan Bai-ee, Miguel Solari and Luke Nasaw incorporating all live analog sets.
Fil Latorre is a San Francisco-based DJ and producer, who has been on the electronic music scene since 1993. Less than a year after stepping behind the turntables, he won the first annual Fever/Buzz Battle of the DJs in Baltimore, Maryland. Since then, he has played at events throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America . Fil is the co-founder of Washington D.C.'s Dirty Crew, as well as San Francisco's acclaimed Stap[e. Not pinning himself to one distinct style, Fil has sifted through a mosaic of influences, from classic jazz and obscure '80s Italo-disco, to create a soulful, deep techno and house sound.
Chicago area Dj/producer and recent Oakland, CA transplant. Deep, acid, disco house/edits and vocals. Original productions on Farris Wheel Recordings, Smooth Agent, Poontin and Liberate. audioJazz Music label owner and Acid Test Dj digging deep / pushing vinyl. Current resident at Housepitality and Acid Test SF.
Miguel Solari has been playing vinyl and throwing parties for many years. He's the co-founder and resident of SF's Housepitality weekly, an Acid Test SF resident, and one of the coolest cats you're ever likely to know. He's got great taste in music, an excellent collection of vinyl, and was even featured in a national publication, where he was interviewed wearing a cat suit.