Icon Ultra Lounge is found in San Francisco's Soma district, designed by the same nightlife entrepreneur responsible for View the venue listing
Delano Smith is one of Detroit's revered deep and soulful djs and producers. He was mentored by the Detroit's legendary Ken Collier in the 80's and has since carved his own groove that defines his signature style of and mixing programming defined by blending superfluous arrays of deep soulful house music that tend to take listeners on impressionable dance journeys, it is hard to get enough. He is no ordinary disc jockey or producer. His skills are world renown and have taken him around the planet leaving great impressions on every listener he's touched. These days he frequently headlines London's Fabric nightclub and in Oct. 2010 was summoned to produce the Detroit Beatdown RA 227 mix with his Mixmode label partners Mike "Agent X" Clark and Norm Talley. Roundabout Sounds, Staple and Housepitality have teamed up to bring you this Detroit house gem to San Francisco for the first time, come and experience this legend in the making.
RA interview w/ Delano Smith: http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1017
RA DJ Page: http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/delanosmith
Joe (Babylon) Marougi started off as mobile DJ since 1986 doing house parties in Los Angeles, CA. After gravitating more heavily towards house/techno music, he took a leap of faith along with his good friend and DJ partner Allen Avanessian in 1994 when they bought some recording gear and started Plug Research (record label) up at the loft at Allen’s house. Soon after launching the label, they both became more involved with the underground scene in LA by putting together warehouse parties and other events while hiring Detroit artists such as Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Underground Resistance, Claude Young, Rob Hood and Kenny Larkin to perform as an attempt to bring more awareness of techno’s roots to southern California. Venues for such events ranged from empty warehouses to county fairgrounds and everything in between including the Shrine Auditorium!
Joe handed Plug Research over to Allen in 1998 shortly after getting married and moving to northern california (San Jose). Allen picked up the ball and ran with it “big time” by making Plug Research one of the most respected independent record labels in the electronic scene. Meanwhile, Joe never stopped shopping for records and continued sharpening his music skills. As a result, he has recently put together a promising new label (Roundabout Sounds) with an attractive lineup of tracks and remixers such as Rick Wade, Mike Huckaby, Aaron-Carl, Orlando Voorn, John Tejada and XDB just to name a few (with many more to come!)
Fil Latorre is a San Francisco-based DJ and producer, who has been on the electronic music scene since 1993. Less than a year after stepping behind the turntables, he won the first annual Fever/Buzz Battle of the DJs in Baltimore, Maryland. Since then, he has played at events throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America . Fil is the co-founder of Washington D.C.'s Dirty Crew, as well as San Francisco's acclaimed Stap[e. Not pinning himself to one distinct style, Fil has sifted through a mosaic of influences, from classic jazz and obscure '80s Italo-disco, to create a modern yet soulful minimal techno and house sound.
David Javate is a San Francisco based dj, producer and event promoter. As a veteran DJ from Washington DC and lifelong dance music aficionado, David’s love has always been towards the deeper side of house and techno. As is evident in his contributions to SF nightlife with the deep house night, Staple, and the techno oriented events Killswitch and Optimal, David continues to showcase deeper styles with a DJ style which acknowledges house and techno’s pioneers while also welcoming today’s innovators. Showing the diversity of being able to play during different moods of the night, David always strives to take the listener on a journey, and make an audio collage which moves the mind and body.
This is bound to be an unforgettable experience. We are honored to be able to bring this legendary talent to San Francisco for the first time. Thank you for continued support San Francisco!
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Located at Icon Ultra Lounge
1192 Folsom St. at 8th St., SF
9pm-2am, 21+, $5 before 11 with RSVP, $10 otherwise
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