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.