Jason Keys : In celebration of the 1 year anniversary of the spot, I'm excited to officially announce the launch of my new event series, ROTATION, on May 8th. What is ROTATION you ask? ROTATION is an Oakland proud purveyor of legendary late nights, sweaty warehouses and nothing but the best of what underground dance music has to offer.
For ROTATIONS first event, the night will be having you schooled in the art of B2B sets.
...Being a transplant to the SF Bay Area via the Midwest and Chicago, I have assembled a B2B line up representing the musical aspects I love so much about both cities combined together via some of my favorite Dj's hailing from each. The line up is as follows:
Michael Serafini x Jason Kendig Gramaphone Records & Queen! I Chicago<---> Honey Soundsystem I San Francisco
Quite simply, Michael Serafini is a Chicago legend. Owner of the infamous Gramaphone Records and Master resident at Queen!, the Sunday party at Smart Bar in Chicago, he has incredible knowledge of all things house and techno, old school and new. His skills as a selector and technical ability of marrying together two pieces of vinyl are second to none, making him deadly to a dance floor! I must gush for a moment and say that Gramaphone is my all time most loved record store and one of my current favorite vinyl releases of 2015 also come from his record label of the same name. I'm very proud to be bringing him to Oakland.
Home town favorite Jason Kendig needs little introduction. What once was SF's best kept secret, Jason has now become an in demand selector the world over. Recent stops in Australia and Europe have spread what we here have known about him for a long time...he is simply an amazing DJ and all around great human being. Last seen at my spot for his legendary AYLI 8hr set he is now back b2b with the lovely Michael Serafini.
The pairing of these two greats is sure to be a recipe for an extra special night. I cant wait to experience it with all of you.
Secret Studio (Tyrel Williams x Bryan Bai-ee) House Pitality , SS Records I San Francisco
Secret Studio knows what we want. We want no weak shit...and that's exactly what they deliver. Every time. Coming hot off the heels of their SS records release, Grime time, their future retro acid styling combined with the uncanny touch that comes with being veteran Chicago bred Dj's, makes me confident they will bring it to you the only way they know how...That is with authority and authenticity. I am super stoked to have them back at the spot. Make sure you've gotten yourself nice and loose before these fellas come on or you just might wake up the day after with a sore everything! ;)
Woozy (Woo x Zoz) Werd. 3am Devices, As You Like It I San Francisco
Woo and Zoz!! Quite possibly two of the sweetest people I have the pleasure of knowing and calling friends. Their love of music plus the power of their friendship is something one can feel through the speakers instantly. I'm very excited to be hosting their debut playing together as WOOZY. Moments like these are sure not to be missed.