Nightlife: Honey Mahogany races, Icee Hot turns three, Eskmo, Justin Martin, Andy Stott, more parties
Those guests? MK, Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, Anthony "Shake" Shakir, Stingray, Bok Bok, Hieroglyphic Being, MikeQ, Ramadanman, Martin Kemp, Kingdom, Brenmar, Falty DL, and many, many more of my secret boyfriends ... And, um, when house god Todd Edwards unveils a surprise, specially-composed Icee Hot theme song at the start of his set, you know you're the shit.
The Icees are blasting a two-part third anniversary party at Public Works (www.publicsf.com): Sat/19 sees dreamy R&B chopper Jacques Greene (yes from the Azaelia Banks video) and Dutch hyperdubber Martyn on deck. Part two on Sat/26 brings in alien techno soundscaper Space Dimension Controller and astral floor-pounder Basic Soul Unit. It's gonna be a crazy couple weeks of great music — and if you hit this link before it's too late, you can go to both parties for a mere $15: www.tinyurl.com/iceehot3.
An excellent prestidigitator. San Francisco man of many talents samples himself live, looping sounds he coaxes from soda bottles and tin cans into multi-genre journeys that lead you by the ear onto the dance floor, as if by musical magic.
Thu/17, 8:30pm, $20. The Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. www.theindependentsf.com
Caught this intense (and handsome, hubba hubba) Brit techno-dubber when he was here a few months ago, right before his Luxury Problems EP dropped and cemented his reputation as one of the smartest electronic musicmakers going. Deep and hypnotic, but totally danceable, with a focus on industrial textures and maximum throb — should be perfect on Mighty's soundsystem.
Fri/18, 10pm, $15–$20. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
The SF Dirtybirder delivered my favorite moody bass mixes of 2012 — and he just dropped an awesome Soundcloud set called "Winter Jungle Mix" that's doing wonders in pushing ahead the nascent drum 'n bass revival. He'll be working downlow wonders with the great J.Phlip, Leroy Peppers (a.k.a. the goofier side of Justin's brother Christian) and Worthy at the Dirtybird label's 2013 Winter Quarterly party.
Fri/18, 9pm-4am, $5 before 11, $20 after. mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com
FREEDUB 6-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
The happy, unholy house-techno coalition of the Dubalicious and Freeform crews celebrates a sixer, with the Odyssey party's excellent Robin Simmons joining Jonboy, Floorcraft, and many other SF faves on deck.
Fri/18, 8pm, $10. 1192 Folsom, SF. www.tinyurl.com/freedub6