ELECTRONIC POP, HIP-HOP AT ASIAN-AMERICAN SHOWCASE
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“Put together: Marky Enriquez, in his fourth year with the Center for Asian American Media, is producing a musical component of the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. On Friday at Mighty, hip-hop DJ Neil Armstrong returns to the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival’s musical showcase in a new capacity — as headliner.”
Mon 31 Oct 2011 • 9pm-2am
5 dollars/free before 11pm • 21 and up
SOM. 2925 16th SF
A tormented trio of sonic scientists (King Most, FA, and Marky) search for a form of underground life that according to theory still exists…humans with soul. Scarce in population, these lifeforms are a result of retaining high standards for musical appreciation at even higher temperatures over thousands of years.
Once these souls are located, they are transported and kept in a spherical electrocution chamber…the TERRORDOME. Mind blowing scenes of merciless mental torture that paralyze the heart ensue. The only way these lifeforms survive is through extreme body movement in a rhythmic pattern. Once the frequencies freeze bloodflow due to inactivity and lack of participation, the scientists of sound take the numb bodies as specimens for their own diabolical disposal.
sunday, october 16 2011 SWEATER FUNK: MIDWAY CD RELEASE PARTY
@ Li Po Lounge, 916 Grant Avenue, Chinatown, SF
21+ | 9pm-130am | FREE
A special edition of SWEATER FUNK goes down this Sunday, October 16 2011 at Li Po Lounge, SF for the official release of MIDWAY, a new mix by PROOF (aka Marky) dedicated to mellow steppers and midtempo soul inspired by Chicago. Limited edition handmade CD’s will be available… Be the first on your block to step to MIDWAY and sink your ears into that deep, beautiful, modern soul sound… Boogie down, Chinatown!
MIDWAY. The latest mix by PROOF (aka MARKY) that dips into the stepper sound — modern soul, R&B, and smooth grooves. It’s a collection of mellow steppers and mid-tempo soul inspired by Chicago. Step to classics by Jeffree, Starvue, Mtume, Archie Bell & The Drells, and Breakwater… Then glide to modern cuts by The Sunburst Band, Xscape, Martine Girault, and Erykah Badu. Selections include records picked up in Chicago along with favorites played at SWEATER FUNK, San Francisco’s infamous all-vinyl boogie and modern soul party. MIDWAY was compiled and mixed together with love, letting each song to play out a little longer so you can get into the groove. More info: http://proof.massiveselector.com/?p=869
mellow steppers + mid-tempo soul MIXED by PROOF
Chicago’s got so much soul. From the warm-hearted people, the comfort food, to it’s rich musical history rooted in gospel, blues, and jazz… Soul runs deep in the Windy C. Just turn on the radio when you’re there, and you’re guaranteed to hear Marvin, Luther, or Anita at any given moment. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Chicago on the regular, and no trip would be complete without a stop at my favorite shop in the South Side, Mr. Peabody Records. I’d spend hours searching for rare boogie and obscure disco tracks on wax, which Mr. Peabody’s was known for. Mark Grusane, one of the owners, would play records for me while I shopped, and after awhile, he started picking up on what I was digging. On a recent trip, Mark was playing a smooth, buttery track, with infectious vocals that just hit me. I asked “Yo, what’s this?” He said, “Oh, you want steppers?” Steppers, or 2-Step soul, are mellow, mid-tempo groovers perfect for steppin’, a mid-70′s dance phenomenon that blew up in Chicago… Mark was playing “My Love Don’t Come Easy” by Jean Carn, a classic stepper, and I’ve been on that tip ever since.
MIDWAY is my latest mix that dips into the stepper sound — modern soul, R&B, and smooth grooves. It’s a collection of mellow steppers and mid-tempo soul inspired by Chicago. Step to classics by Jeffree, Starvue, Mtume, Archie Bell & The Drells, and Breakwater… Then glide to modern cuts by The Sunburst Band, Xscape, Martine Girault, and Erykah Badu. Selections include records I picked up at Mr. Peabody Records along with favorites played at SWEATER FUNK, San Francisco’s infamous all-vinyl boogie and modern soul party. MIDWAY was compiled and mixed together with love, letting each song to play out a little longer so you can get into the groove.
MIDWAY drops on October 16, 2011 at SWEATER FUNK, 916 Grant Avenue in Chinatown, San Francisco.
Secret Location • Manhattan • New York
$5 Presale Tickets http://sfny5.eventbrite.com/
3pm-11pm • 21+
Autumn in New York. Jazz cats and fine felines gather together from coast to coast at the world famous SFNY Social Club. From early afternoon into the wee hours of a lovely Sunday eve, they mingle and socialize, dressed to the nines, enjoying the finest cocktails and comparing notes with society’s soulful elite. They might even cut a rug or two whilst listening to the musical stylings of the Club’s most discerning of disc jockeys…
So quit your dilly dallying and partake in a rip roaring revue like no other in Manhattan…see you and yours at the SFNY Social Club!
Music furnished by WAAJEED (bling47) KON (BBE/Kon & Amir) CHAIRMAN MAO(egotrip) KM/FM (King Most, Freddy Anzures, & Marky) SHRED ONE (RRS Feed)
Me, GUILLERMO, and THE SELECTER DJ KIRK took over the airwaves at ACCEPTED ECLECTIC RADIO to represent SWEATER FUNK + hype our 3 year anniversary show with STEVE ARRINGTON. Shout out to the fine folks at ACCEPTED ECLECTIC: AMERRIICA, CELSKII, CHUNGTECH, DEANDROID, JUS JONES, + SMOKESTACK for having us! tune in to AE for the feel goods EVERY WED 6-7PM on alldayplay.fm.
Alicia Myers “You Get The Best From Me (Say, Say, Say)”
Slave “Feel My Love”
McCrarys “Love On A Summer Night”
Windjammer “I Thought It Was You”
Vaughn Mason + Butch Dayo “Feel My Love”
Georg Levin “In Your Car (Instrumental)”
Ian Wilson “Four In The Morning”
Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti “Ginga”
Logg “I Know You Will”
Jan Leslie Holmes “I’m Your Superman (DJ Spinna Refreak)”
Charlie Clemons & The Mighty Power Band “The Devil Made This Land His Playground (Tom Noble Remix)”
Susumu Yokota “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (Bugz In The Attic Remix)
Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame “Way Out”
THE SELECTER DJ KIRK
Pockets “Happy For Love”
Brief Encounter “Human”
Garfield Flemming “Don’t Send Me Away”
Walter Thomas “I Wanna Get Witcha”
Real Thing “I Believe In You”
Brenda Sutton “We’ll Make It”
I’ve never been to an Outside Lands, but this years lineup was so intriguing, I was seriously considering it… The yearly music festival is back in San Francisco with three full days of lights, sound and gourmet action from August 12-14, 2011 and features a dope lineup including The Roots, Erykah Badu, The Meters, Big Boi, MGMT, Best Coast, Little Dragon, Major Lazer, Toro Y Moi, and hella more! When I got the call to play in the Heineken Dome with some of the Bay’s finest deejays, the answer kinda went like this… “Outside Lands? Ok, yeah let me check my calendar… Uh uh, cool… looks like I’m free that day, sure, I’m down.” But inside, I was like “FCUK YEAH!!!” Still buggin I’m playing at this thing…
august 12 – 14, 2011 OUTSIDE LANDS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
@ golden gate park, san francisco
noon-7pm | all ages
see full lineup
DAM-FUNK: “SAN FRANCISCO’S SWEATER FUNK’S BRINGIN’ STEVE ARRINGTON LIVE FOR YOU…AW YEA…BE THERE Y’ALL!”
Much respect to Dam-Funk (Stones Throw/Funkmosphere) for lacing us with the illest drop aka funkiest boogie jingle ever in support ofSWEATER FUNK 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY featuring STEVE ARRINGTON (SLAVE) on FRI 7/29 at SOM. in San Francisco!
friday july 29 2011
sweater funk presents SWEATER FUNK’S THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
@ SOM., 2925 16th street, san francisco
21+ | 9pm-3am | $12 presale, $15 door
Buy tickets: stevearringtonsf.eventbrite.com
Sweater Funk is extremely excited to bring STEVE ARRINGTON of SLAVE & Stones Throw Records to meet the San Francisco boogie heads at our 3 year anniversary party! Steve will be performing classic SLAVE songs, solo material and new material from his upcoming DAM-FUNK produced album on Stones Throw records. This will be a Live P.A. Performance with support from San Francisco’s Sweater Funk DJ Crew, SF’s most dedicated boogie crew!
with very special guest STEVE ARRINGTON of SLAVE (live p.a. performance)
along with SWEATER FUNK CREW
ABOUT STEVE ARRINGTON
Known for his innovative vocals on such classics as “Watching You” and “Just A Touch of Love,” with Slave, as well as his solo work like “Weak at the Knees”, “Way Out” and “Nobody Can Be You”, Steve Arrington is one of those “what ever happened to” stories from the soul/funk movement of the 1980s. His songs have been sampled by the likes of Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Snoop, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, and N.W.A. His music also helped create the blueprint of 90’s west coast g-funk music along with Zapp and George Clinton.