SUPER EGO "Right now, as always, the city is so divided," said Said Adelekan, a.k.a. DJ Said, speaking to me over the phone from his studio in Eureka Valley, his husky Nigerian accent occasionally dissolving into self-effacing giggles. "There's so much emphasis on dubstep and techno. It's time for something uplifting, refreshing."Read more »
SUPER EGO Your kiki, cross-eyed club correspondent just returned, ass-tanned and full of mescal, from Mexico D.F. You'd think with all the lithe, young emo Altinos running around the bright and trash-strewn apocalyptic neighborhoods, their anime hair-spikes poking through the eye-level smog, there'd be a hopping alternaqueer club scene. Read more »
SUPER EGO "Don't you think that scratching records might annoy the people who spent a long time in the studio making them?"
I'm snickering at a jaw-droppingly antiquated — yet actually quite relevant — video from 1983 titled "1st UK DJ to Mix Live on TV." It features famous, fresh-faced turntablist Greg Wilson, gracefully fending off tin-eared questions from Tube program host Jools Holland while demonstrating to an antsy, angular-haired audience what this whole "mixing records" thing is about.Read more »
SUPER EGO One of the best things about the San Francisco scene is we don't have "hits." You can always escape that tired Kid Cudi dirge or hypothetical Ke$ha-Cannibal Corpse mashup (not a bad idea, as long as it involves rusty chainsaws) by jetting to another spot. Below is a brief survey of four of the city's most intriguing regular parties, and the music they'll most likely ravish you with.Read more »
SUPER EGO Love — can't we just stick it in a blender with some vodka and call it a nightlife? This year Presidents Day, Valentine's Day, and the International Bear Rendezvous all collide in a ginormous party-party mush. Which makes sense, since two bears back-to-back make an upside-down heart or Richard Nixon's face. For large, hairy, gay events hit the IBR site (www.bosf.org/bearrendezvous). Below are more hearty affairs to flirt with.
SUPER EGO Holy star charts, I can hardly keep up with the recent explosion of creativity at the clubs lately. Did someone pop an artsy cork at New Year's and squirt sublimity all over S.F.? The wild, weird combinations bubbling up from the underground spell effort and I love it. Wet your brushes, grab a sequined smock, and we'll canvass the week.
SUPER EGO The Bay Area nightlife community is pulling out all the stops (and the big guns) to aid the victims of that horrifying earthquake in Haiti this week. There already have been some stellar benefits at Afrolicious, Element, Levende East, and others — and even our local stars of comedy came together at Deco last week to lend support. Below are some more huge efforts, as our club kids continue to spread the love and funds.
SUPER EGO Is Party Effects the sickest crew of self-proclaimed "East Bay acid thugz" ever to drive-by diss you from a doorless Grand Marquis? Will its latest online download Party Effects Compilation reset the clock on electro, looping it back to its dirty 808 roots? Is the Party Effects aesthetic — a jiggly cube of proto-gangsta CorelDraw marketing schemes from Planet Animated Gif — the best look for 2010?Read more »