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New Years Eve - San Francisco - An underground resolution

olowanpi
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Posted : Dec 8, 2007 00:17
Remember the days before the underground split into many different scenes and moved into nightclubs? Remember when you could hear trance, breaks, techno and downtempo in a big warehouse with an old school vibe? Remember back in the good old days? We do too, so this year Tantra is teaming up with Get Freaky, Know:Audio, the Ambient Mafia and Word of Mouth to present:

“NYE 2008, an underground resolution”
December 31, 10pm-8am
18+ to enter, 21 to drink
SomArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St. SF


TANTRA “Return to Goa” room - all DJ's playing classic and contemporary goa tracks

Dutch (Thump Radio/Opulent Temple)
KJ (Tantra)
Liam Shy (Tantra)
Random (Vaporvent records)
Olowanpi (Dropout Productions)
Surge (Space Children)
Tim (CCC)

GET FREAKY / an-ten-nae.net room

FREAK NASTY (UK)
An-ten-nae (Get Freaky)
El Papa Chango (El Circo)
Laura (El Circo)
Random Rab (El Circo)
Little John (Raindance)
Mozaic (Raindance)
Dov (Muti Music)
Jocelyn (Get Freaky)

KNOW:AUDIO electro techno room

Praxis (Omniscient Records) *live*
Forest Green (Cute Things with Fangs/ Cloud Factory)
Naked Slice (Renegade Virus/ Otherworld)
SirNod (Cloud Factory/ FnF)
Toro Toro (rEvolution)
Mike Sims (Otherworld)
XXX (xxx)

AMBIENT MAFIA / WORD OF MOUTH chill area
actual rafiq (:am/the dRow)
boomerang fidget (:am/HATFYR)
the captain (:am/chill syndicate)
chiral (WOM-SF/MK2 systems)
cumulus (WOM-SF)
djeeno (WOM-SF)
harken (:am/epiphany)
mino (WOM-SF/MK2 systems)
redstickman (:am/FnF)
seventh swami (:am/wantit)
dj unagi (WOM-SF)


Sound by Know:Audio and Tantra
Lighting by Radiant Atmospheres
Deco by Marin
Much more TBA

Limited $30 presales available now at

www.tantrasf.com
www.an-ten-nae.net

also (beginning saturday 12/8) at:

Ceiba (1364 Haight St, SF),
Distractions (1553 Haight St. SF)
Skills (2566 Telegraph Ave Berkeley)            DROPOUT PRODUCTIONS
bastardsamadhi

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Posted : Dec 8, 2007 00:19
return to goa WOOT!!!
*straps on SH-101 with guitar strap*

damon
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Posted : Dec 8, 2007 00:40
Big ups for my buddy 7th swami           http://www.chillumafia.com
Hidroponik
Arahat

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Posted : Dec 8, 2007 02:22
that is so funny that you mention that, my friend Chad just one his off of eBay. Blue, with guitar strap and attachments. hahaha!! too funny.

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On 2007-12-08 00:19, bastardsamadhi wrote:
return to goa WOOT!!!
*straps on SH-101 with guitar strap*



          We are all family. We put the fun in disfunctional.
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konvndrvm
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Posted : Dec 8, 2007 08:58
i'll be dipped.


twice.
Hazzy


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Posted : Dec 8, 2007 12:42
Noice!
Zinduka


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Posted : Dec 8, 2007 17:59
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Remember when you could hear trance, breaks, techno and downtempo in a big warehouse with an old school vibe? Remember back in the good old days?



i wasn't here on those good old days... but from what i learned from previous events in SOMARTS is that it is true that you can hear all the music, mainly because the acoustics are terrible at this place....

In the good old days we had parties OUTSIDE even if it was cold and raining...

PSYTRANCE HAS NOTHING TO LOOK FOR INDOOR

i really like the idea of an old school party, but you have to really go old school if you want it to happen not just play old music....

but then again i went to a different school then most of you

my 2cents
konvndrvm
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Posted : Dec 9, 2007 01:40
hahahahaha

so true. so true.



p.s. this party is gonna rock!
the dog of tears
the dog of tears

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Posted : Dec 9, 2007 01:43
oh yeah, a "multi-genre"...
mmm the wonderful sound of 4 totally different BPM genres all trainwrecking together in a brilliant cacophony of bad somarts acoustics...
*christine*
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Posted : Dec 9, 2007 23:20
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On 2007-12-09 01:43, the dog of tears wrote:
oh yeah, a "multi-genre"...
mmm the wonderful sound of 4 totally different BPM genres all trainwrecking together in a brilliant cacophony of bad somarts acoustics...



Wow, someone had a big glass of hateraide for breakfast.

If you don't like it stay home. The bay area is lacking outdoor locations (and frankly it's too cold for one this time of year.) John does his best throwing events in the locations he can secure. I'm just thankful we are having any NYE event whatsoever!

This is an email from John to the sf604 list that I wanted to pass along:
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Funny how things come full circle sometimes. After the Lovefest afterparty this year, where we only had 450 people even with two rooms of psytrance, I wondered about the feasibility of using Somarts for future trance parties. We'd already stopped using the big room in the back, but it just seemed that with the parties getting smaller, we were heading back into a more underground style mode, of smaller parties mostly with local DJ's. In some ways, I was actually looking forward to that. Those were some good old parties, I tried to look at the bright side. I decided to do NYE with local DJ's with an old school goa theme, just to try something different. As Sho said, we'd all been talking about it for a while, it needed to be done.

So with NYE coming up fast, I contacted Pascal (Know:Audio) and Michael (Ambient Mafia), with whom I'd teamed with nicely last year at Somarts NYE. Multi genre is obviously the only way to make SomArts work these days. Just when we had things somewhat settled, Adam O'Hana called to ask if we wanted to add a breaks area featuring Freak Nasty to the big room at Somarts. At first I was not sure if I wanted to deal with how that would change the party (and if I wanted to work that hard on NYE lol). But after much reflection, I remembered back to the time when we scrambled each year to find large spaces for NYE and Halloween. That was part of what launched me on my long quest to develop a more fair permit process in SF and my fight to get SomArts (a city owned building) legal for events.

I've also been reflecting a lot lately on all this history because of the recent death of long time SomArts Director Jack Davis, a true patron of the arts with whom I'd fought the police and the fire departments to get the building legal. The final city sign off on the 1100 SomArts occupancy came the week after Jack's death in September this year. Jack began the permit process in 1996 and was denied repeatedly by the City bureaucracy. I forced the cops in 2000 to allow a one off benefit--anyone remember the "No on Knight" party with Thump Radio, Friends and Family, Cloud Factory etc??? I tried again in 2001 but was denied the use of Somarts. I tried again in 2002 and the police dept. tricked me-- promised me a one off permit, then denied it five days before NYE (anyone remember Ancient Future with Junya and John Phantasm--the NYE party that never happened- and I lost a lot of money. But by then I had teamed up with Supervisor Mark Leno, we were in the process of removing the control over permitting from the SFPD and creating the Entertainment Commission--only then did the SFPD relent, knowing that the Entertainment Commission would grant the permits anyway. Then in 2003 Liam and the Youth Commission passed legislation allowing 18-20 year olds to be in permitted spaces after 2am. But the fire department still gave us hell every year until we got the final sign offs on the high occupancy with no more fire marshall needed just this year, after a seven year process. Finally, all night permits, appropriate occupancy, ability to have 18+, with a bar. Just as Jack died.

So after all this, it has been with some sadness that I've watched the trance parties at Somarts grow progressively smaller, to the point where they just did not work economically. First the breaks scene split off from the trance scene and eventually moved into clubs, then when the Otherworld started doing the techno NYE parties in Oakland, that took away another nice fit in the multi genre matrix from the old days. Not too many other genres fit well with trance and with everyone so specialized, it's not easy promoting to a multi genre crowd. So the opportunity to fill SomArts again and team up with the breaks, techno and downtempo scenes was just too cool to resist, especially with my plans to do a more retro goa room. This should be the most rocking party in the city.

But obviously, the addition of Freak Nasty to this party will mean a few changes necessary to make it run smoothly from my previous NYE events. Without a doubt, the party will max out at some point in the night, if not before. That could well mean a wait in line to get in. So BUY PRESALES AND COME EARLY! We'll have the Black Rock Rangers doing security and we'll have enough of them to organize the lines properly but this will be a very popular event so BE PREPARED--the modern day trancer style of showing up at 2am will not likely work for this party. I think that it will be so rocking that you won't want to miss any of it anyway.

The first email went out yesterday only to Adam's list and already presales are brisk. So those of you who want to get the $30 price, move quick because those will most likely last only a few more days.

damm time flies by fast.......appreciate what we have why it lasts.......This event is dedicated to Jack Davis...a true believer from the 60's, who understood that electronic dance music is part of the ancient tribal ritual and fought for us until he died.

dance on people

John




          http://www.vaporvent.com
http://www.myspace.com/christinewebb
olowanpi
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Posted : Dec 10, 2007 01:06
what can i say

yes somarts is not the perfect location but the best we can have right now and i am really glad there is people like john who is doing all the hard work so that we can have a good time...

so instead of complaining try to find better location
or ways to improve our scene that would be definitive more helpful

and thanks christine or posting johns email
i think that says it all !!!


all the best and i am really looking forward to this event
especially to play again some of the best music ever made on this planet............            DROPOUT PRODUCTIONS
Hidroponik
Arahat

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Posted : Dec 10, 2007 18:58
you guys should have a rockin time. freak nasty is an awesome breaks producer and dj.

if i wasn't going to new york, i would be here.

plus, john's email that christine posted here is very informative. especially for those that do not know how tough it can be to get an indoor all-night permitted location. People like John and the SFLNC put a lot of work into trying to open up the eyes of the city gov't. If every city had this kind of movement, electronic music just might survive without being 100% pushed outdoors.           We are all family. We put the fun in disfunctional.
-PsyCircle on Tribe-
http://tribes.tribe.net/psycircle
- Arahat -
www.psycircle.com
www.myspace.com/hidropatchbay
www.myspace.com/arahat
www.myspace.com/monksofmadness
damon
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Posted : Dec 10, 2007 20:19
Have fun. I wish I could be there ...           http://www.chillumafia.com
Zinduka


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Posted : Dec 14, 2007 20:55
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Wow, someone had a big glass of hateraide for breakfast.
If you don't like it stay home. The bay area is lacking outdoor locations (and frankly it's too cold for one this time of year.) John does his best throwing events in the locations he can secure. I'm just thankful we are having any NYE event whatsoever!



i wouldn't say hateraide is the breakfest.
in fact Johan's mail says it all - there aren't enough people to throw a PSYTRANCE party, so we are going to throw A party with psytrance and other genres, but as the email says - please don't act like it is a psytrance party - there isn't enough room for everybody - the place is going to be full at some point - come early -
sorry but i don't like restrictions on my parties, nor do i feel like listening to a bunch of different music styles meshing together as fun.

fact of the matter is that the acustics there
are terrible, no good will on anyone's part can change that.
I do give John the biggest respect for pushing forward this so people that don't mind can have fun -
but again - in my opinion - PSYTRANCE BELONGS OUTDOOR,
and there are ways to deal with the cold, just a couple of weeks ago a great party in the desert, cold like the north pole, but make a fire and dance all night and you can't even tell...
if we are talking about old school - that was one of the foundations of it back home - we don't care about the weather - rain or sun - we are out there on the speakers.
Magox
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Posted : Dec 14, 2007 23:32
no. It's hateraide....

           "On the path of spirituality, one ventures to vanquish one’s own faults rather than to judge others"
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