Shit Robot & Jacques Renault / Friday Oct. 12th
OH SHIT…. another big one headed this way…..
Eric Duncan & Tim Sweeney / Friday Sept. 14
Friday, September the 14th, FACE is pleased to present the much anticipated San Francisco return of Eric Duncan , and Beats In Space head Tim Sweeney.
Pre-sale tickets are available and strongly encouraged for this very special night.
Eric Duncan (Still Going / Rub’n’Tug / Dr. Dunks / NYC)
Where do we begin??? One of the most prolific producers alive today, Mr. Duncan’s work in disco superduo RUB ‘n’ TUG and house revivalists STILL GOING would be enough for a lifetime, but add on the mysterious Japanese C.O.M.B.I. edits project and the Dr. Dunks cuts on aNYthing, and you’ve got a portfolio of the gods. Expect a HOT AND SLEAZY mix of DISCO, HOUSE, and SOUL with a FAST AND LOOSE style of DJing that relies as much on ready supplies of JACK DANIELS as it does on technical ability.
Tim Sweeney (Beats in Space / DFA / NYC)
Tim Sweeney and Beats in Space. The story of the man is synonymous with that of the infamous radio show. Over the course of a decade, Sweeney has built Beats in Space into an iconic brand. In return, BIS has launched Sweeney’s career as one of New York’s most sought-after DJs. Constantly traveling the globe with gigs all over, he’s managed to also find the time to launch the official Beats in Space label and sub label Special Cuts. With releases so far from Paradis and Secret Circuit, this new born label has been steadily building heat…
Pat Mahoney & Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem/DFA) / Friday March 30th
On Friday March 30th, FACE welcomes Pat Mahoney & Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem to Public Works for the very first time. We’re psyched to have them come to SF, as their former band LCD Soundsystem was an all time FACE favorite. Nancy played keyboards, synths and backing vocals, Pat was the monster drummer for the band…
Both have amazing careers outside of LCD: Nancy plays in The Juan Maclean and has done backing vocals for fellow DFA acts Holy Ghost! and Shit Robot,as well as having performed vocals on the legendary Soulwax hits E Talking & NY Excuse. Pat has his upcoming and under wraps projects, and also DJ’s with James Murphy under the moniker Special Disco Version. The last FACE party at Public Works was an absolute epic night with DJ Harvey and Mike Simonetti, and this one promises to be equally awesome…
Throne of Blood x FACE / January 27th
FACE kicks of 2012 with an intimate and house party vibe at SOM with the infamous NYC label THRONE OF BLOOD. NYC x LA x SF all in one night. Let’s go
James Friedman (Throne of Blood / NYC) Bio:
James Friedman has been a fixture in New York’s underground dance music scene for a decade now. As a journalist, DJ, promoter, label head and music supervisor, he has championed emergent sounds and artists like few others in North America. A one time staffer at XLR8R, Vice, and The Fader, he’s also worked at !K7 Records, managing releases for the likes of Swayzak, Trevor Jackson and Tiga. In 2003, he left !K7 to launch Trevor Jackson’s Output Recordings in the US, which he ran successfully for two years. In that same period, his REFUSE! parties took off, garnering massive press support from the likes of I-D Magazine and playing host to visionary DJs like 2manydjs, Headman, Twitch, Erol Alkan and Michael Mayer. In fact, REFUSE! hosted the US debuts of Tiefschwarz, Ewan Pearson, Jackson and His Computer Band, Cut Copy, Annie’s live band, David Gilmour Girls, and Greg Wilson.
His 2006 mix cd Go Commando (released via Defend Music) served to establish Friedman’s tastemaking aesthetic internationally, garnering rave reviews (10/10 in Vice for instance) and a nomination for Mix Album of the Year from the PLUG Awards alongside such heavyweights as Richie Hawtin, Ewan Pearson, DJ Shadow and Dominick Eulberg.
Already touring across the US and Europe, Friedman used this momentum to expand his efforts, launching Throne of Blood Recordings with the members of the Rapture in late 2006. In 2007, Throne of Blood hit the road across the US and Canada alongside the Ed Banger Records crew to host and DJ at the infamous “Dafter Parties,” after-show events following Daft Punk’s groundbreaking ALIVE 2007 Tour. 2008 saw Friedman return to throwing parties in New York, launching the highly successful Prime Time series with partner-in-crime Eamon Harkin. Held at classic venues Love and Santos Party House, Prime Time hosted hosted Metro Area, Todd Terje, Sinden, Alexander Robotnik, Rub N Tug, Hercules and Love Affair, Ewan Pearson, Greg WIlson, and Stacey Pullen. By late 2008, Prime Time moved to a new venue and morphed into the now seminal Mister Saturday Night party, hosting the likes of Theo Parrish, Moodymann, Twitch, DJ Pierre, Larry Heard, Todd Terry, Four Tet, Justin Martin, the Phenomenal Handclap Band, Francis and the Lights, Kerri Chandler, Mark E, Omar S and many more. In 2009, Friedman co-founded the monthly Barbarians party with Tommy Moye (Rong Music/Blunted Funk) and Andrew “Wiz” Potter (Populette).
2008 also saw Friedman renew his focus on Throne of Blood, which began churning out a dizzying range of sounds from the thug house of Dances With White Girls to Zombi’s neo italodisco and John Selway’s gorgeous “Shake The Snow.” Building off that momentum, Friedman delved deeper into his duties as A&R for the label, snapping up emerging powerhouses Populette, AKA JK, Harkin & Raney, Bicep, and Cosmic Kids as well as established figures like Mugwump, Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) and Master Khan (known to some as Twilite Tone or Great Weekend) for a series of releases that have found a place in some of dance music’s most discriminating record crates.
As the label heads into 2012, Throne of Blood is readying releases from Populette, AKA JK, Mugwump, Bicep, Dr. Druzz (The Rapture’s Gabriel Andruzzi), Ulysses, Cosmic Kids, Master Khan, and Leeds techno veteran Paul Woolford.
Cosmic Kids (Throne of Blood / LA) Bio:
Cosmic Kids Ron Poznansky and Dan Terndrup didn’t meet in outer space as their DJ moniker may indicate, but the story is still equally as good. The two met in a high school classroom meant for kids who had trouble paying attention. They bonded over their love of classic rock. Right out of high school they both volunteered to work at the Los Angeles radio station KCRW. Known for its eclectic programming, the friends were exposed to all different kinds of music, and began collecting and consuming records, feeding their ever-expanding appetite for music.
Frequenting warehouse after parties where band members would DJ, they were inspired by the idea of sharing good music and seeing people really responding to a certain song or beat. As they grew their record collection, Poznansky and Terndrup felt they had something to contribute, and DJ’d their first party in 2006 with Rapture and DJ AM. Since that inaugural gig, they’ve DJ’d alongside LCD Soundsystem, Holy Ghost!, Juan Maclean, Dâm Funk, Crystal Castles, Digitalism, The Rapture, Harvey, Little Boots, and Classixx.
2011 was a phenomenal year for Cosmic Kids, with a chart topping EP “Reginald’s Groove” and solid remixes for Holy Ghost!, Poolside, Superhumanoides, and VHS or Beta.
Dj Harvey & Mike Simonetti / Friday Nov. 18th
Join us for this amazing last edition of FACE for 2011… !!
pre-sale tix on the PublicWorks site
DJ Harvey is absolutely his own man, he is a near mythical character, who’s fans and followers refer to themselves as his cult, or studymasters. Harvey’s musical style cannot simply be filed as eclectic or retrospective, he plays whatever he feels, as he feels it, he is an analogue loving DJ that utilizes reel to reel and effects all conjured live. He is respected and in demand the world over to supply the sounds for a vast array of Clubs, Fashion Shows, TV shows, Independent Cinema and Private Events. His clients not only include some of the worlds greatest clubs and promoters including Pacha, Yellow, LOVE, Santos, Robert Johnson, Berghain, Ministry Of Sound, Fabric, Cielo, Respect in Paris, Deepspace, Adult Section, Mr Saturday Night, Deep L.A, but also such esteemed fashion companies as Calvin Klein, Antonio Berardi, Ted Baker, Burberry, Sarcastic, Levis, Fresh Jive, Rogan, Loomstate, Y3 and Deisel for events and fashion week shows. He has also DJ’d at many Galleries and exhibitions including PS1 in Brooklyn NY Contemporary in Manhattan and thirtyninehotel in Hawaii for which he serves as creative director and musical curator. He has re-mixed and produced a vast array of artists; Jamiroqui, Jamie Lidell’s Supercoliider project, The Police, Ian Brown, Brand New Heavies, Tommy Guerrero, Lindstrom and Prins Thomas, Liquid Liquid, The Avalanches, House of House, LCD Soundsystem and The Black Keys as well as releasing tracks on International Feel Mo Wax, Nuphonic, Whatever We Want, Southern Fried and Ministry Of Sound and his own irreverent disco edit label Black Cock. His band project Map Of Africa have released an album to critical acclaim and had their songs featured on HBO TV show ‘Hung’. An avid surfer skater Harvey provided the soundtrack to accompany original Dogtown and Z Boys Skater - Tony Alva’s exhibition that took in cities from Tokyo and LA to New York. He is loved as a guest radio host on show’s such as Beats In Space, Radio 1’s Essential Mix, KCRW’s The Drop and was invited to guest lecture at the Red Bull music academy.
2010 saw Harvey tour outside the States for the first time in close to 10 years to rapturous reviews, Japan’s music press citing it as the most anticipated and rewarding event of 2010, this year 2011 has been more of the same with Harvey’s European performances delighting the media and crowds in attendance. He headlined Japan once again for Golden Week as well as Europe in summer to coincide with his album’s release, taking in clubs and festivals such as Giles Peterson’s Worldwide, Berghain in Berlin. He was Residant Advisor’s X series surprise guest for Sonar in Barcelona which generated one of the longest discussion forums on RA’s website in it’s history. 2010 into 2011 saw Harvey featured both as a DJ and a Producer for his Locussolus project in many publications ’Best Of ‘lists including including Resident Advisor, Beats In Space to name a few. Harvey is currently gathering material and anecdotes for a coffee table reader book, and is in talks to film and release a short film documenting his return to the UK. His Locusolus album project (on International Feel Recordings) was received incredibly well by fellow DJ’s, critics and the public. The album and vinyl single releases include very special remixes from the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Lindstrom and Prins Thomas, Emporor Machine, Soulclap, Beyond The Wizards Sleeve and the most recent by Com Truise and Eric Duncan His occasional parties in Los Angeles Harveys Sarcastic Disco a collaboration with the clothing label of the same name are among the most revered parties in the world with party goers flying in from all over to attend.
FUN FACTS ABOUT MIKE
-1987: sneaks out of his house to go to his first hardcore show at CBGB at age 15.
-1988: got a job as a lowly receptionist at club Mars in NYC through a friend in Feb when he was 16.
-1988 worked his way up to “promoter” by mid 1988 going to clubs and handing out flyers
-1989: promoted his first party at Mars called ’FRIDAY NIGHT FEEVER’ in March. a disco themed party. the only one in NYC at the time. DJ Duke Of Denmark was the resident.
-1992: started Troubleman Records with money saved from working as a stockboy at a supermarket
-1993: started djing house parties and lofts for fun
-1996: signed GLASS CANDY in 1996
-1997: got first “real gigs” in NYC
-1998: starts the CONTORT YRSELF party in the basement of the Knitting Factory playing post punk, disco, funk and hip hop lasts until 9/11 shuts the club down for almost a year.
-1999: becomes a ‘resident’ at the infamous HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIDEOUT parties in Brooklyn. his bookings increase throughout the hip parties in NYC.
-2000: becomes a ‘resident’ at Rubulad which he still holds to this day. known as the best loft party in Brooklyn. his 8 hour sets are legend.
-2000: becomes a resident at Lit in NYC, a legendary party thrown by Justine D. was one of the first djs to try out disco and house downstairs in the club, which was usually rock based.
-2000: becomes a semi regular resident dj at MOTHERFUCKER in NYC. the essential downtown club kid party and recognized as one of the best NYC parties of the era.
-2002: starts the AEROSOL BURNS party in Brooklyn. all night parties become legendary. The Fall plays unnannounced show. capacity of bar is 70 people.
-2003: cops raid AEROSOL BURNS at 11am, everyone gets arrested. party ends.
-2004: Troubleman signs CHROMATICS, releases HEALER 12”. it sells out in a week.
-2004: begins djing seriously, traveling all over the world to play records to people in any club they will have him
-2005: GLASS CANDY plays their last show with a drummer, opting for a more electronic , dancey sound.
-2008: Mike and Johnny start an offshoot of Troubleman for dance music in Mike’s kitchen while drinking red wine. They call it ITALIANS DO IT BETTER as a joke thinking it wouldnt be a big deal
-2008: After Dark compilation is released, and a mini revolution is born and the bar is raised…
-2010: releases his first songs and does his first remixes, almost 20 years after going to Mars for the first time
-2010: starts new sub label of ITALIANS DO IT BETTER called PERSEO focusing on edits.
-TODAY: djing everywhere, making music, remixing, editing, breaking tracks, playing the super rare disco record and avoiding being trainspotted.