On&On + The Great Northern Presents:
Outerlimits - Satori & The Band From Space | Marques Wyatt | Gab Rhome + more
Shiny Objects, DiNK, Benjamin K, Rachel Torro, Joey Alaniz, Hilary Mertaugh, Symonne, Torie, Mike Frugaletti, Rob Grega, Ben Davis, Rob Crush, Black Boxx, Cara Mazzi, Groovewell Djs, Jymmi James
Sunday, February 18, 2018
2:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)The Great Northern
$15.00 - $25.00
This event is 21 and over
We happen to loooove Bank Holidays. Cuz this means we get one more day out of the week to move our bodies to the world's best dance music without having to wake up and drag ourselves to work the next day. After the success of last year's Outer Limits Party (featuring Dixon, Danny Daze, KiNK, Catz N' Dogz & MORE) we've decided to bring it back, this time with a very special SF debut of Satori's LIVE BAND performance. And this is just the start, phase two lineup announcement coming soon!
A space that exists beyond ideas of what’s right and what’s wrong.
A space where we can surrender, and find ourselves. Let's meet there....
Satori is inspired to capture electronic world music, where he combines endless blends of seductive trance and mind-altering earthy tones. It is not defined by any-one genre. Satori is here to satisfy any meditative music-lover by provoking a spiritual journey through his infinite sound-garden. Listen as you take on new dimensions of his musical world, where movement, dreaming and creativity are endless. Let the sound live in your heart, harvesting every last memory of dance and rhythm. Satori’s sound is more than just a switch on a soundboard; he is the man behind the instrument, creating melodies from the piano, kora, kalimba, and guitar in combination with a deeper form of electronic music.
Marques' proclivity for music was birthed from his upbringing in the beachy enclave of Santa Monica. Musical influences abounded, as his father introduced him to jazz, his eldest brother was in a psychedelic funk band and his other siblings kept the house filled with sounds of iconic groups like Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder. As an avid skateboarder, Marques was also turned on to the soundtrack of the Southern California skating culture such as Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and The Who.
With an insatiable palate for music and adventure, Marques ventured into the world of Hollywood nightclubs at venues like "The Odyssey", where the sound of New York clubs and '80s music permeated the airwaves. He began collecting vinyl, and around the age of 18, serendipitously began DJing as a hobby via an intuitive nudge of a close DJ friend. He showed Marques his way around the decks and inevitably invited Marques to play a party with him, where he received a rare applause, and at that time grabbed Marques by the shoulders and said, "You have it". As he never planned to be a DJ, Marques claims that the music chose him. After a 1985 trip to New York to visit friends at NYU and sample a taste of the Big Apple's vibrant nightlife, his suspicions were confirmed: there was a greater world of music beyond. Inspired by the mixed crowd, various genres and electricity of Danceteria and the music of Larry Levan at Paradise Garage, and eventually befriending Frankie Knuckles (RIP) at The World, Marques returned to Los Angeles filled with inspiration, a vision and mission. He began playing and promoting his own events, in an effort to fill the city's musical void.
During the late 1980s, when house music was rarely heard outside Chicago, New York and gay clubs in LA, Marques introduced the genre to a more diverse Southern California audience via legendary parties like BBC, MAC's Garage and Does Your Mama Know. Marques traversed the California coast as the rave scene mounted, playing at his Love residency in San Francisco, where he could stay true to his signature sound. Also during this period, always true to his inner visionary, Marques continued ventures into uncharted territory by introducing Los Angeles to acid jazz through Brass, his unforgettable weekly event debuting live performances of high-profile acts such as Jamiroquai, Digable Planets and the Brand New Heavies, who he also deejayed with on tour dates.
In 1993, Marques hosted Louie Vega at his Prague night. Louie then invited Marques to New York to play the opening set in the main room at Sound Factory Bar. The landmark event cemented Marques' popularity in New York, and he was regularly invited back to play Sound Factory Bar and Giant Step. In the ensuing years, his prowess as a talented DJ led to an invitation by Louie Vega to play the high profile Masters at Work party in Miami at WMC in 1996. Marques now refers to this as his "coming out party," as the performance put him on the radar both domestically and internationally.
Marques' keen sixth sense for creating epic parties culminated in his weekly house institution, DEEP, now going strong in its sixteenth year in Los Angeles. He has introduced Los Angeles to a veritable who's who of house music, from the legendary Frankie Knuckles (RIP) to the Martinez Brothers. Marques has provided the gateway to house for thousands of people through DEEP, and events are now held coast to coast at Mighty and Public Works in San Francisco and Cielo in New York. Marques is also committed to merging his love of music and yoga via events such as his recent collaboration with Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, DEEP Exhale.
Marques traveled the world to play events as diverse as Burning Man, Miami's Winter Music Conference, the BPM Conference in Mexico, Pacha in Ibiza, and London's Ministry of Sound. Yet any native Angeleno will tell you that he always put his City of Angels first, with an unwavering commitment to its community and growth. As a result, he gets a lot of love there—a rarity, as it's not unusual for a DJ to feel more appreciated while on the road. Marques' sets are known to turn huge dance floors into an intimate ritual. He recently played landmark events at LA's Grand Park and KCRW's "Made in LA" Series at Hammer Museum, and was also voted Best DJ of 2014 by LA Weekly.
Marques has channeled his gifts in the studio, releasing tracks and remixes on revered labels such as Om, Strictly Rhythm, King Street, Nervous and Yoshitoshi. While he took a break from production, he has now ended the hiatus. He explains, "Over the past couple of years, I've been focused on making sure DEEP's foundation is steady, and musically taking in a lot, as there are so many genres to draw inspiration from. I make music when my soul has something to express. I'd never want to force the creative process, because I know what that sounds like." Ahead of Marques' re-entry into the studio, he welcomes the forthcoming release of Soul Clap's remix of his dance floor anthem "For Those Who Like to Get Down" on Om Records.
Marques continues to spread his brand of aural love in Los Angeles, and through touring the width and breadth of the United States and other continents. He globe-trots everywhere from Los Angeles to New York, Shanghai to Barcelona, and Tel Aviv to Dubai with the mission to bring musical unity, love and celebration of life to all souls in his pathway.
A small town boy at heart, Benjamin was born and raised in Colorado, graduating from college in the small mountain town Durango, CO. With influences of everyone from Sasha to Prince, Whitney Houston to Tale of Us his sound is best described with two words...lust and love. After making a name for himself behind the decks, playing alongside heavy hitters the world over, and working to throw and host absurd theme parties that were consistently sold out and ample amounts of strange…..he decided it was time to pursue the life of happiness for real, packed his bags, quit his career teaching, and moved out to San Francisco. Now with just three years under his belt in the city, he's been able to pick up where he left off….and then some. Creating a monthly in the city called 'You're Welcome', bringing in some old and new favorites from all across the underground, and all across the world, has catapulted him to a consistent name stay in the SF underground. It's begun, but you've only just seen the tip…
His sound selection and journey-ess programming has taken him to play in far off lands like Kenya, Mexico, Hawaii, New York and all the major clubs in San Francisco. He held down a 3 year residency at the legendary San Francisco night club, The End Up doing Sunday Mass.
Now he spends his days mastering the art of fried rice, whiskey consumption, looking busy while not doing anything at all and working on original material which he will be releasing this year. He also does a new party in San Francisco called Common Ground which is now on its third year and counting which I hear is kinda sorta of amazing. Check out his soundcloud below. If you like what you hear, please follow him and leave a comment. Thank you, enjoy and see you on the dance floor.
The Great Northern
119 Utah St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103