Russell E. L. Butler//Black Jeans
The perfect lineup to kick off your summer, on everyone's favorite patio space complete with top-notch sound, food, drinks & vibe.
Shanti Celeste is laced firmly at the epicenter of Bristol's currently buoyant house music scene, she's proven her salt as a multi-talented artist over the course of the last twelve months. Be it on the toughened up NY garage-inflections of her debut on her own Brstl imprint (which she co-runs with Rhythmic Theory and Idle Hands boss, Chris Farrell), the hazed-out vocal house of her 12" on IdleHands, or the mix of melodically rich techno, electro and house on her EP for Julio Bashmore's Broadwalk imprint, what's apparent on all of them is Shanti's passion for club tracks that not only make you dance, but
have the power to unify a room.
Russell E. L. Butler//Black Jeans is an experimental artist and DJ based in Oakland, California. Originally from Bermuda, Russell has developed a process of improvisation that draws from a rich cultural of history rooted in their island and the black, queer diaspora. Transplantation, evolution, and healing are themes in Russell’s music. They have seen releases on Jacktone and Black Opal (dedicated to the “…black, brown, trans, queer, and gay folks of Oakland” and posits that “…sometimes to resist oppression, all we must do is simply exist. That is the first step. Let us strive to walk without fear.” Their latest release is on CGI Records (with another upcoming on Left Hand Path), and they host Intersection at The STUD.
Jordee is one of our favorite up and coming San Francisco based artists, and a resident and co-founder of both Kosmetik and Mixed Forms. They've proven to be a powerhouse selector of always-thoughtfully curated house and techno, week in and week out at Kosmetik. Aside from sharing the stage with Courtesy, Chris Cruse, and Eris Drew, they have also played the much-lauded Room4Resistance (Berlin) and of course, Honey Soundsystem (SF).
Kudeki is a DJ/producer based in San Francisco, where she’s been throwing parties since 2014. Her latest project as resident DJ of Noctuary focuses on celebrating women and non-binary artists in house + techno, bringing them the attention & opportunities they deserve. As a DJ, her gigs range from undergrounds and Burning Man to sharing the stage with artists like A Guy Called Gerald, Lauren Flax, Noncompliant, and more. She aims to provide dancefloor therapy through through raw, dark, and energetic selections in melodic techno, electro, house, and acid that keep the floor moving.