techno electro mutant disco
w/ special guest : SERGIO (Go Bang! / KALX)
and residents : André Lucero and The Worker
Sergio (GoBang! / KALX)
Sergio began his DJing career on KALX 90.7 FM in Berkeley since 1997, and began to flex his musical chops at live club gigs a couple of years after. As he continued to DJ, and especially after reading "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" in 2000, his 'musical vision' has crystallized into wanting to present the spectrum of dance music - disco, house, funk, jazz, boogie and more - while preserving & paying respect to the vibe of the legendary clubs of Disco's Golden Age.
Born & raised in the East Bay, and having moved to San Francisco 10 years ago, Sergio is proud of the San Francisco Bay Area's rich dance music past and especially focuses on keeping our City's traditions & history alive. His DJing style draws inspiration from legendary Chicago DJ & producer Derrick Carter in addition to the one & only Larry Levan. He strives to keep the proud tradition of the DJ "speaking to the dancer" alive - through the music, lights, and other atmospheric elements of the dancefloor & club.
In 2005, he was chosen as the New Times (SF Weekly/East Bay Express) "DJ Breakthrough" and was invited to play at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami during the Winter Music Conference. In 2006, he was awarded the title of the SF Weekly’s 2006 Music Awards "Best DJ." Most recently, he was voted BEST DJ in SF Weekly's 2010 Reader's Poll!
He continues to pursue his passion of DJing and has been blessed to connect with others who share his love for the music and the proud tradition of San Francisco's dance music history
André Lucero (Fiction)
A veteran of West Coast underground electronic music scene, André Lucero continues to reinvent himself. Starting with the earliest electro hip-hop to the present and future of electronic music, his selections are open minded but always have a dancefloor sensibility. From his involvement with the seminal San Francisco techhouse event/DJ crew, Urban Development; to playing with international legends for Space Children and recently for San Francisco techno staples [Kontrol], Black Market Techno and listed, he has been a key contributor to SF's thriving electronic music scene. As a promoter and DJ for the SF based Fiction crew, André has forged a strong link between forward thinking sounds, upbeat fun and building a musical community.
The Worker (Fiction)
The Worker began DJ'ing in Seattle in the late 90's - exploring the deep smokey sounds of downtempo, instrumental hip hop, nu jazz, soul and funk - sounds from labels such as: Compost Records, Sonar Kollektiv, K7! and G-Stone, while producing club events at Seattle's Speakeasy, 700 Club and Habana's. These events mixed house and hip hop DJs with live acts that explored new sides of soul, funk, and jazz - groups such as Maktub, Critter's Buggin, Unispere (w/ Reggie Watts), Crack Sabbath and others. Many of these nights also included additional performers such as dancers, painters, and playful theatrical performances.
In 2001 he moved to San Francisco to finish school and shortly after graduating began working for the Mission based eclectic world record label Six Degrees Records - exploring contemporary global electronic music. He produced and DJ'ed a weekly global electronic event called "Stateless" with DJ Special Agent K which grew into a monthly at Amnesia and eventually Rickshaw Stop - showcasing Smith and Mighty's Rob Smith, DJ/rupture, Filastine, Maga Bo, Kush Arora, Jef Stott, Mexican Dubwiser, Timeblind, Maneesh The Twista and others. At the same time he also produced the monthly Brazilian electronic night "Novo Soundz" at supperclub focusing on current Brazilian electronic artists with live video mixing, samba dancers and acrobatics. In 2007 and 2008 he produced and DJ'ed the label's WMC showcase events at Opium Garden, CIFO and The Standard Miami - which featured artists: Nickodemus, Gaudi, Maga Bo, Jef Stott, David Starfire, among others.
Over the last few years he's concentrated his DJ'ing and promotional energies on some of his primary musical loves, house and techno. Exploring the less conventional terrain of these genres, with mutant strains of disco, The Worker and the crew Fiction began their monthly night three years ago - an unpredictably wild affair at Polk St.'s Vertigo. In 2009, they moved to San Francisco's techno "epicenter," 222 Hyde, and began hosting some of SF's finest guest DJs - while establishing a unique musical flavor and solid, enthusiastic following. In addition, over the past few years, they've hosted one-offs at venues such as Mighty, Temple, supperclub, Pink, Asia SF and the Polk St. Fair. This has included opening sets for DJs and producers Adam Beyer, Joel Mull, John Selway, Claude Von Stroke, Worthy, Landshark, Lee Foss and Rob Rives.
Fiction is residents André Lucero and The Worker with special guests. A multi-dimensional mystic mix-monster bending sonic rays into the form of.... chunky spaced out bassline heavy techno disco - marbled with some deep house, electro and other mind expanding electronic vibes. Fiction is hosted at 222 Hyde on 4th Thursdays.
Come flail wildly to the 222 turbosound propulsion! Great pizza and cheap drinks!