Tal M. Klein, André Lucero, The Worker, Never Knows
Fiction returns in February after our "annual" long break over the holidays. We have also moved from Thursday to 222 Tuesday night! This month we are excited to welcome very talented and versatile producer and DJ Tal M. Klein as our special guest. Come in with your post Valentine's glow for some techno electro mutant dlsco love.
Tuesday February 15th 2011
@ 222 Hyde (@Turk)
$5/ 10pm-2am/ 21+
with special guest
TAL M. KLEIN (Aniligital Music)
and Fiction residents
André Lucero, The Worker and Never Knows
Fiction is residents André Lucero, The Worker and Never Knows with special guests. A multi-dimensional mystic mix-monster bending sonic rays into the form of chunky spaced out bassline filled techno disco - marbled with some deep house, electro and other mind expanding electronic vibes. Fiction is hosted at 222 Hyde and is on 3rd Tuesdays.
More about Tal M. Klein...
Tal M. Klein is the founder of San Francisco-based Aniligital Music Records and has been DJing and producing his trademark “drunk funk” style of deep disco and left leaning funk since 1996. He has played every where from the legendary Club Yellow in Japan to Fabric in the UK, playing alongside acts such as Grandmaster Flash, LCD Soundsystem, Kraak & Smaak, Fort Knox Five, Mr. Scruff, and Nightmares on Wax. Tal’s remix repertoire includes names across the entire musical spectrum, from Coldcut to Cut Copy. He is currently working on several new projects; including collaborative projects "AM/TM" with Hector Works founder Anthony Masfield, and "The Sly Players" with UK-based Slim Goodgroove.
André Lucero (Fiction)
A veteran of West Coast underground electronic music culture, André Lucero continues to reinvent himself. From breakdancing in the early 80's to his present studio efforts, he always kept his focus on beats and sounds of genres to come. Starting with the earliest electro hip-hop, passing through time and space to the present and future of electronic music, his selections are open minded but always have a dancefloor sensibility.
Not being satisfied with spoon feeding or accepting convenience, André has chosen the paths less traveled. Helping foster the rave scene in Santa Barbara; playing at the first mega-rave in the US (Raveamerica); releasing one of the first (if not THE first) domestically produced underground electronic dance music mixed CD's (Fusion, Volume 1); his involvement with the seminal San Francisco techhouse event/DJ crew, Urban Development; to playing with international legends for Space Children, he has been recognized for decades as a stand alone talent who brings something special to the lineup. Sharing the decks with some of the heaviest hitters on the planet, he understands how to rock a crowd as well as to tell a story. No two sets from André are alike. Each moment drives the relevance of the music selection. Each moment is unique.
André has recently returned to San Francisco from a year in the midwest to concentrate on music production and continue promotion and growth of San Francisco's Fiction events.
The Worker (Fiction, White Label)
The Worker's first forays into San Francisco's music and club community began shortly after joining 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.
Marc Kate (Never Knows - 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.