1501 Folsom St San Francisco
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Marc Kate (aka Silencefiction, aka Husband) was born into a family of musicians and academics in Montréal, Québec.
He bought his first Technics shortly after buying his first Chain Reaction 12”’s, but really started DJing at art openings while in grad school. “I wanted to play obscure European techno, while the other artists wanted to dance to Prince. Finding the happy medium was very educational. Probably the best value for my student loan dollar.” Since then, he has played to venues as diverse as Burning Man, 1015 Folsom and Trannyshack.
In San Francisco, he formed the techno weekly  in 2001, the acid house revival party Jack in 2005, and became a Qoöl resident in 2007. Later in 2007, he formed the live techno duo Land Sound with Robert Crouch. The next year, he released "Lipstique" on Loöq Records, and founded the label Untitled & After.
He is as much inspired by visual artists like Yayoi Kusama and Eva Hesse as DJ’s like Richie Hawtin and Ellen Allien, - applying a less-is-more ethos while bathing the dancefloor in an ocean of sound. “How do I create a track or a set that is both psychedelic and cerebral?” he asks, “Or lush and minimal? Exploring that tension is what excites me about techno.”
As a musician, he has played bass, keyboards and/or engineered for synth-prog band I Am Spoonbender, goth-punk duo Evolution Rainbow and dark cabaret iconoclast Vinsantos as a member of his band A Sixthe Toe. He has also composed soundtracks for performer/choreographer Monique Jenkinson and political circus spectacle Circo Zero and contributed music to Vena Virago's Vivid Alt film Honey Bunny.
Popular events in San Francisco
Thu, 25 Sep 2014
Ayli & Public Works with Marcel Dettmann, Matrixxman, Mossmoss B2B Patrick Gil
Fri, 26 Sep 2014
Rollingtuff & PW present: Ten Walls, Recondite, Jon Charnis
Fri, 26 Sep 2014
Ayli with Basic Soul Unit Live and Tin Man Live
Sat, 27 Sep 2014
SET with Robert Babicz at Audio
Sun, 28 Sep 2014
Pink Mammoth Boat Party with Crew Love, Lee Burridge & Deep Blue
San Francisco Belle. Hornblower
Sat, 11 Oct 2014
Ayli with Pittsburgh Track Authority Live
TBA - Oakland
Sun, 19 Oct 2014
DTE 3 Year Anniversary with [a]pendics.Shuffle, Bryan Zentz, Nikita
Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Lights Down Low Halloween feat. Eats Everything, Dusky and Benoit and Sergio