Alter Ego // Ivan Smagghe, My Favorite Robot, Jimmy B, Dj M3 aka Makes Me Move, Torie (ICARUS)

Alter Ego Presents:

Alter Ego // Ivan Smagghe, My Favorite Robot, Jimmy B, Dj M3 aka Makes Me Move, Torie (ICARUS)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

9:30 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$5.00 - $10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Ivan Smagghe
Ivan Smagghe
Ivan Smagghe (1971) is a French composer and producer who became a DJ almost by chance around 1992.

After studies at Institut d'études politiques de Paris, Smagghe worked briefly at Rough Trade shop in Paris and for Nova or Magic magazine. Then, he started DJing before co-founding Black Strobe in 1997 with Arnaud Rebotini.

Ivan Smagghe extended his activities to compositions for silent films and mixing compilations.
My Favorite Robot
My Favorite Robot
Electro/Techno/Tech-House trio, composed of Jared Simms, James Teej and Voytek Korab, three DJ's producers based in Toronto, Canada.
Simms & Korab originally formed the My Favorite Robot act in Montreal back in 2002 and the label My Favorite Robot Records in 2008, shortly after Jared's move from Montreal to Toronto.
At the same time, the duo hooked up with the No.19 Music crew and James Teej. Teej soon became involved in the My Favorite Robot label and a musical affinity between himself and Simms & Korab lead to the duo becoming a trio.
Jimmy B
Jimmy B
Jimmy B grew up in the 80s in Northern California in the middle of the cultural melting pot of the San Francisco Bay Area. Ethnically mixed himself, with Dutch-German and Irish from his mom's side and his dad's Pacific Islander descent, Jimmy's truly a blend of the Bay Area culture and its ethos.

Being in the Bay Area during his teen years allowed Jimmy to submerge himself in various musical styles, eventually exploring the tail end of the massive rave boom taking place on the West Coast during the 90s.

As the years went by, the massive rave culture diminished, politics and new laws pushed things underground into warehouses, lofts, and intimate outdoor gatherings. This is when Jimmy and his friends really became intrigued and manifested their first parties. They spent much of their time organizing events catering to vibe-driven underground House music.

Between throwing warehouse parties in their small college town of Santa Cruz, he and his friends would travel up to San Francisco and frequent the Green Gorilla Lounge, Sunset Sound System, DHP, and Slide undergrounds. They would also hit up The Velvet Shop on Thursdays in San Jose. These formative years and events led to Jimmy’s first gigs in San Francisco.

During college, while attending Green Gorilla Lounge and Velvet Shop parties, Jimmy befriended DJ M3 (Sleight Of Hands) and Anthony Mansfield (Hector Works) who took the SF newbie under their wings, getting him involved as a resident DJ with the San Francisco underground staple, the Green Gorilla Lounge. Nights of quality House music and morning grooves evolved in loft and warehouse parties. Later DJ M3 acquired The Triple Crown where the Green Gorilla crew DJ'd frequently for three years before moving to Monarch, a new SOMA neighborhood hotspot where the crew kept curating magical evenings out on the dance floor continuing to this day.

Jimmy remains a strong supporter of the Bay Area underground. His DJ sets and events continue to hit the ears of hungry underground House fans, while he pushes upcoming local and emerging international talent. He tours several times a year, spreading the good word of west coast underground House, all while throwing his own VOX parties and contributing efforts to Green Gorilla Lounge and their Burning Man travels with the Disco Knights.

As a resident DJ at Monarch for the long-standing WERD weekly, Jimmy showcases his vibe-laced sound alongside co-residents DJ Kimmy Le Funk, Zoz, Nick Williams, Rachel Torro, and Woo. It's no secret that Jimmy B has his finger on the pulse of San Francisco underground dance music, as a staple within the city's legendary scene and it's future.
Dj M3 aka Makes Me Move
Dj M3 aka Makes Me Move
Dj M3 has staked his everlasting claim in the Bay Area music community in 1990 as a key promoter and DJ, roles for which he took on the abbreviated appellation of M3, short for “Makes Me Move”. Begun as a fluid, down-tempo approach, M3 eventually evolved his sound to the expression of house and techno bangers he is known for today. Manny quickly developed his own legendary party brand Green Gorilla Lounge and progressed to sharing the decks with industry icons with bookings across the globe. This further developed Manny’s acumen for rhythm and cultural finesse, priming him for several collaborations with Phil ‘Rene’ Collis of Bachelor’s of Science and setting the stage for their alliance as the stealthy duo Sleight of Hands. Having seen releases through his own label Green Gorilla Lounge, as well as Smoke ’N’ Mirrors, Om, Sirenum, and Chillin’ Records. M3 has notably performed at the San Francisco Treasure Island Music Festival 2014, Outsidelands 2013, and Coachella 2013 as Sleight of Hands. And Coachella as Dj M3 2012

With past projects including the Tweakin’/ Black Pancake record shop and Triple Crown Nightclub under his belt, Manny has moved forward embodying his passion for music as of the Father of record label Green Gorilla Lounge and co-owner of SF nightlife staple Monarch nightclub along with Chris Smith of Om Records.When not in the studio, M3 can be found tearing it up pushing his signature sound DJing in clubs, bars, and undergrounds all over the city. Presenting with Green Gorilla, Manny also co-hosts the annual “Fully Loaded” in collusion with the infamous Sunset Crew. Suffice it to say, there is no doubt M3 is thoroughly invested in his lifelong relationship with the 1s and 2s. Looking to the future. 2017 will see a kick of release from green gorilla lounge. BE ON THE LOOK OUT!
Torie (ICARUS)
Torie (ICARUS)
Venue Information:
The Great Northern
119 Utah St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.thegreatnorthernsf.com/