Don't Try This At Home - Maxxi Soundsystem / Shiny Objects / Rachel Torro / Arash

Smoke N' Mirrors, The Great Northern, On&On, and Deep Blue Events present:

Don't Try This At Home - Maxxi Soundsystem / Shiny Objects / Rachel Torro / Arash

Friday, May 5, 2017

9:30 pm (event ends at 3:00 am)

$10.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Maxxi Soundsystem
Maxxi Soundsystem
A typical Maxxi Soundsystem DJ set encompasses a tough, high energy ethos keeping the dance floor faithful on their toes for the duration of his performances. Strictly no laptops involved, crowd interaction and excitement is his main motivation. As the late Kenny Hawkes once said to him, 'Give them everything they want, but nothing they expect'.
Shiny Objects
Shiny Objects
Shiny Objects (a.k.a. Christopher Smith) is the founder of San Francisco’s Om Records. A seasoned purveyor of deep & techy grooves, he’s produced and released over 100 tracks and remixes under the Shiny Objects moniker and other aliases. As a global DJ, Chris has shared his sound across dance floors in mysterious lands such as San Francisco, Ibiza, Dubai, Tokyo and Belden for over 20 years. Also a core member of the Burning Man camp Disco Knights, this Shiny guy is no stranger to bringing deep psychedelic vibes to the playa. When he’s not bringing the funk, Mr. Objects is hard at work running the Om label and getting shit done in his role as founder at SF’s Monarch nightclub and Up All Night.
Rachel Torro
Rachel Torro
Rachel Torro is carving out a unique space in the San Francisco House Music scene with an aesthetic that draws from her adventurous musical background. Her musical passion has been influenced by artists like Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and LCD Soundsystem. She combines a mature breadth of taste with a youthful playfulness colored by her post-adolescent history of psychedelic rock revelry. Her song selections weave a voice that is all her own–minimal, deep and tech house sensibilities build upon and support each other in a grounded but intricately textured experience. In addition to sharing the stage with staples like Atish, Hot Since 82, Lee Burridge, Luca Bachetti and Nico stojan, Rachel is the resident DJ and musical director for Morning Glory SF, an early morning, pre-work conscious dance party.
lance desardi
Not willing to claim any one genre as his "style", Lance De Sardi's musical output always teeters somewhere between house and techno, and is always highly electronic. At 30 years old, living in San Francisco, his music embraces all of his influences to the fullest, creating a unique juxtaposition of styles, deep to jacking and back again. These days, with the party in full swing in SF, Lance has his grubby fingers in almost every aspect of music. He's just started a label and coinciding club night called Bang the Box,and has a slew of new releases set to go. In his hometown of Dallas, Texas he got into music at an early age; and not the sounds of the honky tonk you might expect. At twelve a friend introduced him to industrial and dance music, listening to bands like Nine Inch Nails, Nitzer Ebb, LFO, and 808 State. As he dug deeper, the raw energy in music from Detroit and Chicago started to pique his interest. He couldn't get enough. Next thing he knew, he was at the local record store every Wednesday, waiting for the twelve inches to come in. Once he grasped the DJ thing, he started to mess around with samplers and keyboards, trying to emulate the records he liked. Knowing that production was a means to help get DJ gigs, the combination became an obsession. Hearing his records played to a crowd brought him a whole different feeling than mixing other peoples music, and he couldn't live without either of them. Not long after getting his first few songs on wax, he uprooted and moved to California. Having had enough of the dry plains of Texas, he wanted to put the "small fish in a big pond" theory to the test. It proved to work in his favor, and he quickly became a mainstay in the house music community, releasing records on labels like Classic, Naked Music, Coco Machete, Seasons, and PIAS, to name a few. With his 2003 underground hit "Tie Me Up", under the moniker Land Shark, or his huge remix of Zap Mama's "Rafiki", he solidified his place in dance music lore. Now you know some pertinent musical information on Lance's life. But if you're ever in San Francisco and want to see what he's really like, look him up, maybe ya'll can get in to some trouble...
Tasho
Tasho is a long time defender of the San Francisco dance community. As a resident of the timeless Stompy club night, Tasho (nee Tasho Nicolopulous) has been bringing jam after jam to Bay-Area clubs for over a decade. Alongside production partner and vocal whiz Monty Luke, his first single for mothership — "Paranoid" — has had trainspotters clamoring for a sneak peak
Venue Information:
The Great Northern
119 Utah St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.thegreatnorthernsf.com/