( ( ( ( (H O U S E P I T A L I T Y) ) ) ) ) continues the hit parade with not one but two movers and shakers from the house and techno underground:
::TANNER ROSS (Wolf + Lamb, Double Standard | Boston)::
::WALKER BARNARD (Thema, Dumb Unit | Berlin)::
Main room support comes from our resident class act
::SHARON BUCK (Housepitality | SF)::
::JOEL CONWAY (Black Pancake Records | SF)::
::VICTOR VEGA (Housepitality | SF)::
We're still basking in the afterglow from our second anniversary party with jozif and Axel Boman. We are honored and humbled by the support we've received from our fans, and we want to return the favor by continuing to book the best house and techno music that we can. To that end, we've booked this party with the best from both Boston and Berlin.
FREE before 11pm with RSVP at www.housepitalitysf.com/rsvp
otherwise $5 before 11pm, $10 after
FREE champagne from 9pm-10pm
$5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount)
The one constant throughout the life of Tanner Ross is music, since being raised in New Jersey in a family environment heavily influenced by music new and old, to his current status as a passionate and driven DJ and producer. In High School he found himself in numerous bands playing everything from funk to punk but it was after progressing to study synthesizers and production at Boston’s renowned Berklee College Of Music that things fell into place. Captivated by underground electronic music, his own productions were soon being released on labels such as Dirty Bird, Freerange, Airdrop and Culprit and this naturally led him into DJing, where he met now regular collaborators Soul Clap, and his journey became clear.
Fresh out of college, with various musical projects, Tanner set out on a musical mission across the States and beyond, to such meccas of dance music as London's Fabric, and Berlin's Watergate.. With his eyes wide open and finger on the pulse he was soon forming part of a Boston supergroup SECT alongside Soul Clap.Tanner’s solo career is also taking off with releases due in early 2011 on !K7, Double Standard, No 19, and Wolf + Lamb. His musical trail blazing is set to continue much further with remixes and a solo album due out on Wolf + Lamb in 2012.
Walker Barnard grew up on an ashram outside the American mainstream, listening to Balinese monkey chants, classical Indian music and The Beatles White Album. His first experience of the funk came early on when his father, who was making music videos for Motown, brought him to hang on the set of the shoot for Rick James‘s Super Freak video.
In the early nineties, Walker started playing bass in a funk-rock band called Mobius Trip. The band recorded in Los Angeles with the Dust Brothers of Paul’s Boutique fame and then with Beastie Boys keyboardist Mark Nishita. Walker threw down on a range of projects—Including a Lemmy remix, and Vince Neil‘s solo record. From there Walker‘s journeys led him to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he continued to hone his bass playing and recording chops. It was there that Walker had his warehouse party dance floor awakening— and at that moment he began to transpose his live music experience onto the grids of house and techno.
Not long after the awakening, while living in a teepee outside Santa Fe, Walker got a call from a friend in NYC who was looking for a producer/engineer to come work at a downtown hip hop studio. He thought that sounded pretty good, so with fifty dollars in his pocket, he boarded a plane bound for New York. Walker spent the next two years at the epicenter of underground hip hop, working with a long list of artists such as Company Flow, Saul Williams, Mike Ladd, Rob Sonic, Mos Def, Cannibal Ox and countless others.
During this time, Walker also worked closely with producer and engineer Mike „Tweakin“ Rogers, who engineered Deee-Lite‘s first record, as well as countless classic Chicago and New York house releases. He collaborated on a string of releases with Jaymz Nylon for labels such as Nitegrooves and Dirty Loop/3 to 5, and produced a track for Saul Williams‘ Big Dada release, „1972.“ And when he wasn‘t in the studio, he was playing bass and live electronics in lofts parties, warehouses, bars and clubs all over the New York and the East Coast.
However, by 2000 Walker began seriously longing for the open skies and high mountains of New Mexico and so moved back to Santa Fe, where he began the serious study of recording and mixing music. In 2003 he designed and opened his own studio to facilitate the production philosophy he had developed through his previous decade of experience and during the next five years he produced and engineered numerous records, including the 2006 Grammy winning album „Sacred Ground“.
Walker’s studio also became the home base for the small but incredibly fertile dance music scene in Santa Fe. Along with his partner, Sylvie Forêt and a family of like-minded musicos, Walker threw epic open air parties in exotic locations, inviting artists such as Bruno Pronsato, Bodycode aka Portable, Lee Curtiss, and Mikael Stavöstrand.
In 2008, Walker finally made the move to Berlin and began to make a name for himself in Europe— his lives sets and releases soon won him a reputation as a true mastermind of the dancefloor. Nowadays his gigs happen at places like Watergate, Pratersauna, Cookies, Kater Holzig, Wilde Renate and Burning Man. Look for his tunes on labels like Private Gold, Serialism, Dumb Unit, and Jack Off.
Enjoy handcrafted cocktails by our very own groove lounge mixologist, Kira.
World class acts, world class music, every Wednesday night...
We got you!
Located at F8 (formerly Icon Ultra Lounge)
Folsom St. at 8th St., SF
9pm-2am | 21+ | 3 Rooms