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Sunday, June 03, 2012

 

June 15: Rhythm Society Underground (and New Book Feature!)

So! We have some awesome new things going on, friends... I'm headlining an underground Rhythm Society event on June 15 (no ticket sales--read this email to learn one of the only ways you can get to go!). Plus, I'm featured with some of my fave female DJs in a new book release. Read on to get all of the details. (Pic: DJ by Yoshitomo Nara)

_June 15: Rhythm Society Underground 

No public ticket sales, attendance by personal invite only.  My email list subscribers are invited to request a personal invitation, which are very limited by the event presenters.  If you would like to attend, email me by June 6 with *two* pieces of info for *each* guest who wants to attend. (1) First and Last Name (2) Email address. I'll be happy to see what I can do get my fans in!  If you're accepted by the presenters you'll get an email with more details on the event.

Friday, June 15
9pm - 6am

Rhythm Society presents
RAVE: honoring the spirit of the 1990s underground
Secret location in the East Bay, location given day of by map point



The PLURRoom


9-10:30   Betty Ray ::  Rhythm Society  ::  Hedd Kandi House


10:30-12am   Mike W.  ::  Twitch  ::  Acid House & Techno 


12:15-1:25   DJ Amber  ::  iamthedj.com  ::  Techno


1:25-2:40   DRC  ::  Blue Moon  ::  Techno 


2:40-3:40   Forest Green  ::  Cute Fang Recordings/FnF  ::  Techno


3:40-4:55   Joe Rice  ::  Justice League/FnF  ::  Tech House 


4:55-6:00   David Gropper  ::  Helix/Ruby Skye  ::  Dawn Trance




The Rave Funck Room 


12:15-1:30   Ezra ::  Digitalis  ::  Acid Trance


1:30-2:45   Robot Head  ::  Heroic Robot  :: Big Beat 


2:45-4:00   Lore Borealis  ::  BluDream  ::  Jungle


4:00-5:15   Rhythmystic  ::  Funkizm/Beatstream  ::  Dawn Nu Skool Breaks 




The Cuddle Puddle


9-10:30   DJ Legofeel  ::  Rhythm Society ::  Beatless Ambient


10:30-12am   Sneaky Hippie  ::  Koinonea/The Ambient Mafia  ::  Chill


12:15 to 1:45   Redstickman  ::  Ambient Mafia/FnF  ::  Dubby Downtempo


1:30-3   DJ Yertlicious  ::  Rhythm Society  ::  Trip Hop


3-4:30   DJ Shamanik  ::  Rhythm Society  ::  Psy-Chill


4:30-6   Dr. Jesus  ::  Rhythm Society  ::  IDM


_New Book Feature: Beyond the Dance Floor 

About eight (!) years ago I was contacted by Rebekah Farrugia, who was working on a book about female DJs. This book is "A pathbreaking study of the women who create electronic dance music 'Beyond the Dance Floor' focuses on the largely neglected relationship between these women and the conceptions of gender and technology that continue to inform the male-dominated culture surrounding electronic music." Rebekah and I have chatted regularly over the years, as she continued to craft her book, and I'm excited to announce that it's finally available for pre-order! (Shipping mid-summer)

Pre-order your copy of Beyond the Dance Floor: Female DJs, Technology, and Electronic Dance Music Culture now!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

 

You Snooze...You Lose ;)

Yeah, so if you didn't come out to DRIFT SF at Club Harlot last weekend...you kinda missed out. Thanks to everybody who rocked it! Enjoy this 20 second video & awesome pic with percussionist C.Flava.

See you on the dancefloor at the next one!




Tuesday, January 03, 2012

 

January 7: Drift at Club Harlot, SF

Hi and Happy 2012 Friends! I know...I know...it's been forever since I last wrote. So, before we get into details for this Saturday I thought I'd share an update--in the format of a fake interview. Because, why not??

YOU: Are you still playing?
ME: YES!
Y: Oh, good, because I'm ready to get down. Where have you been?
M: Well, the biggest news is that I got married (a.k.a. the greatest thing ever)--which was a blast but does take up a lot of time!
Y: Congrats! So, were you not playing at all then?
M: No, actually I've been playing a lot more private events. And, guilty confession, I'm sometimes naughty and don't get around to posting to the ol' blog. I promise not to do that again. ;)
Y: Cool, so what's the deal with this Saturday?
M: Well, first, it's for a good cause--a free clinic for homeless women with cancer. The event is aimed at women who like women, but as with everything in SF--everybody is welcome. Club Harlot is so beautiful it will make your eyes hurt and there will be live percussion all night by C.Flava, who I love. Plus, free copies of my neo.maximal mix will be handed out all night! Here's more...


DRIFT, SF
Saturday, January 7
6pm-10pm
Club Harlot - 46 Minna Street @ 2nd Street
For queer women and their friends
HOUSE + LIVE PERCUSSION
Cost: $10 (Free/Sliding Scale before 7pm)
+21

DJ Amber [iamthedj.com] (Tech house, 8-10pm)
DJ Kinetic [Drift, SF] (Deep house, 6-8pm)
Club Percussionist C.Flava [Drift, SF]

DRIFT, SF is a party featuring a variety of House Music DJs for women who love women and their friends! Profits benefit the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic: Serving homeless women living with cancer. Drift is a 100% volunteer run private party designed to fundraise and promote HOUSE DJs/artists.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

 

May 27: The 4th Dimension

Attention! You must buy tickets in advance for this underground.

It's in SF. I can't tell you where it is. Heck, they haven't even told *me* where it is. You know, this is one of those good ones like that. U-to-the-G.

*Plus*, I'll be in a 2x4 set with Disconnect from 10pm - midnight. Kick off your Memorial Day weekend correctly this Friday. End transmission.


Friday, May 27
The 4th Dimension
SF Underground Location
9pm - 5am

$10 PRESALES ONLY
No tix at door. Directions sent the day of the event to the email used to purchase tickets.

Disconnect vs Amber (2x4)
Jackol
5QR4T7CH
Anglerfish
XXL Chalupa

Techno / TechHouse / HardHouse & More

Presented by 4Love Collective

Friday, April 29, 2011

 

Canceled: Unity Festival at the Canyon

Hey all. Unity Festival at the Canyon on Memorial Day Weekend has been canceled. :( There were circumstances beyond the planners' control and, well, these things happen. Watch the Unity Festival website for info on future events.

And, yes, this is the third event in a row that I've had canceled due to outside issues. Apparently I need to do penance or make a sacrifice to the gods or something... See you on the dancefloor soon, promise!

Until then, come see me sing & play bass with The Everhearts at Thee Parkside in SF on May 8 at 4 pm(ish). No cover. Great food. Bring your mom!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

 

Memorial Day Wknd: Unity Festival at the Canyon

Ok, this is looking out-of-control cool... A four-day, multi-stage live music, DJ, exhibit, speaker, charity, bodywork & arts (and more!) campout festival in near Cache Creek, just a couple of hours from the Bay. I'll be on Saturday from 10-12 pm, with Dragn'fly and Forest Green on after. Yeah, you want those tickets *now* don't you? Oh, wait, and all female-DJ stage? A completely insane main stage with reggae & dub?? Why don't you pick up that presale ticket now before things sell out...

Unity Festival at the Canyon is a four-day music festival and wilderness retreat along side Cache Creek on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th 2011. This inaugural event will focus on energizing the human spirit and unifying the sacred through music, dance, art, education and comm-unity!

$95 Presales Available Now

DON CARLOS • JUNIOR REID
MYKAL ROSE • MARCIA GRIFFITHS
TONY REBEL • QUEEN IFRICA
ETANA • PREZIDENT BROWN
YOUSSOUPHA SIDIBE • WAILING SOULS
REGGAE ANGELS • LOST AT LAST TRIBE
KEVENS • ANDREW AND WADA BLOOD
THRIVE • STONE SENSE
ROOTMAN J AND ZIONYOUTH CREW • LO CURA • SCOTT HUCKABAY
RAZTERIA • SANG MATIZ and more!

Featuring DJs FOREST GREEN, AMBER, DENISE, MASSAO, ICON, Whiskeydevil, Jana, Lauren Keys, Megabitch, Spukkin Faceship, Tarzan, Ripley,
Unity Vybe, Amandroid, 5-Meo, Tao, and more with performances by CLOWNSNOTBOMBS SECRET CIRCUS, with LOCAL FIRE and BELLY DANCERS.

* 3 Days of Live Music, DJs & Performance
* Late Night Conscious Dance Party
* Speakers, Peace-Makers & Workshops
* Over 50 Unique Vendors & Exhibitors
* Gourmet Natural, Raw & Vegetarian Foods
* Sacred Altars, Ambient Domes & Visionary Art
* Charity Benefit to Local, Community, & Peaceful Organizations
* Camping, Trailhead Access and Swimming Hole Onsite!

Location

Unity Festival @ the Canyon is located northeast of Napa Valley, within the pristine 70,000 acre Cache Creek Wilderness, just north of the organic farming community of Capay Valley along Cache Creek and State Highway 16.

Just 20 miles north of the Cache Creek Casino & Resort and 12 miles south of Wilber Hot Springs, this wilderness retreat is an hour and a half from San Francisco and only one hour from Sacramento. The Federal BLM, State and County lands offer trailhead access for hiking, and launch sites for class II-III white water rafting.

And more!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

 

March 31: eomSessions Internet Radio

Ok everyone, Dragn'fly and I are being rescheduled for May or June--so stay tuned for the new date on our reunion set!

Until then, tune in on Thursday night for another internet broadcast on eomSessions. It's presented by the great guys of el otro mundo.

Tune in online at Deepmixfm broadcast page. I'll be playing Thursday, March 31 from *about* 8pm - 10pm (they kind of keep it loose), the full show starts at 6pm (PST).

eomSessions
Broadcasting on Deepmixfm
Hosted by: Leathal (DJ Christopher & paul leath)
Thursdays
6:00pm - 10:00pm Pacific Time

Saturday, March 26, 2011

 

UPDATE: March 26: Starry Eyed Entertainment 2 Year (Dragn'fly & Amber Reunion Set!)

I will not be appearing at this event tonight. They are having venue issues. The event may still be going ahead, with a few changes. Details changing by the minute. You can get the latest on their Facebook event page. Sorry, gang! Dragn'fly and I look forward to rocking you on April 22. Stay tuned for details... >:) Amber

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Starry Eyed Entertainment is a new Sacramento production company whose main goal is to bring back the vibe. They're working to build the return of the EDM scene in the Central Valley.

Here's proof...They're bring Dragn'fly & Amber back together. REUNION SET! Drop everything and come to this Sacramento area venue. Woot!


Sat. March 26
Starry Eyed Entertainment invites you to celebrate their 2 Year Anniversary with a night of versus sets.

DJ Dragn'fly & DJ Amber REUNION SET!
(www.djdragnfly.com / www.iamthedj.com)

Atom O.N.E. & Nick Nyquil
(National Entity / Nocturnalism)

MadQwest Nuphonic (Rhythm / United Vibes)
Informers aka Formless & Increase (StarryEyed / Progreshiva)
Parallax & Spacefunk (CrucialXRadio)
Crisis & Nona (Corporal Punishment / StarryEyed)
Sandwich & House Junkie (Strut Threads / StarryEyed)
Rogue Assisins (Rogue Alliance)
Durty Luvin (National Entity / StarryEyed)
BFunky & =DJVS= (StarryEyed)

2 Rooms of tag-teaming talent
2 rooms of sound and lights by National Entity
Fire Poi Dancers / Fire Breathers / Fire Hoopers / LED Hoopers
Go Go Glow Performers / Local Clothing Vendors / Local Artists Show
Photography by David Russell

$10 for the first 25 people and $15 all night after that!
All responsible ages welcome. Dress code enforced (No PTOT attire)
8pm - 4pm
Infoline phone number including location released the day of the event on StarryEyed Entertainment's Facebook page.

>>_ALSO COMING UP

March 31: eom sessions webcast (8 or 10pm, TBD)

April 22: Duality (East Bay). Featuring all-vinyl 2x4 sets! Details to follow.

>>_neo.maximal DOWNLOADING LIKE CRAZY

My new CD release "neo.maximal" is getting downloaded like crazy!! I haven't heard this much buzz on a release since CityDweller...love it. I make it for y'all...so get down.

Stream or download neo.maximal for *free* now.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

 

March 26: Starry Eyed Entertainment 2 Year (Dragn'fly & Amber Reunion Set!)

Starry Eyed Entertainment is a new Sacramento production company whose main goal is to bring back the vibe. They're working to build the return of the EDM scene in the Central Valley.

Here's proof...They're bring Dragn'fly & Amber back together. REUNION SET! Drop everything and come to this Sacramento area venue. Woot!


Sat. March 26
Starry Eyed Entertainment invites you to celebrate their 2 Year Anniversary with a night of versus sets.

DJ Dragn'fly & DJ Amber REUNION SET!
(www.djdragnfly.com / www.iamthedj.com)

Atom O.N.E. & Nick Nyquil
(National Entity / Nocturnalism)

MadQwest Nuphonic (Rhythm / United Vibes)
Informers aka Formless & Increase (StarryEyed / Progreshiva)
Parallax & Spacefunk (CrucialXRadio)
Crisis & Nona (Corporal Punishment / StarryEyed)
Sandwich & House Junkie (Strut Threads / StarryEyed)
Rogue Assisins (Rogue Alliance)
Durty Luvin (National Entity / StarryEyed)
BFunky & =DJVS= (StarryEyed)

2 Rooms of tag-teaming talent
2 rooms of sound and lights by National Entity
Fire Poi Dancers / Fire Breathers / Fire Hoopers / LED Hoopers
Go Go Glow Performers / Local Clothing Vendors / Local Artists Show
Photography by David Russell

$10 for the first 25 people and $15 all night after that!
All responsible ages welcome. Dress code enforced (No PTOT attire)
8pm - 4pm
Infoline phone number including location released the day of the event on StarryEyed Entertainment's Facebook page.

>>_ALSO COMING UP

March 31: eom sessions webcast (8 or 10pm, TBD)

April 22: Duality (East Bay). Featuring all-vinyl 2x4 sets! Details to follow.

>>_neo.maximal DOWNLOADING LIKE CRAZY

My new CD release "neo.maximal" is getting downloaded like crazy!! I haven't heard this much buzz on a release since CityDweller...love it. I make it for y'all...so get down.

Stream or download neo.maximal for *free* now.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

 

2010: A Look Back

Hey, y'all! 2010 was a fantastic year full of growth, change & new experiences. As always, thanks for your incredible support as I enter my fourteenth (gulp) year as a DJ in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. It's all about you!

My latest release, neo.maximal, has already reached 1,000 downloads, plus who knows how many streaming listeners. Lovin' it! Download it now or stream online. [Explicit Lyrics]

I'm excited to keep you up to date on gigs coming up this year. Look for an announcement soon.

Until then...for those of you following my band project, The Everhearts, you have three chances to see us in the coming months.

Noe Valley Farmer's Market
22.Jan.2011 - 11:30-1pm

Kimo's Bar (I can't make this one, but catch the rest of the band!)
27.Jan.2011 - 9-9:30pm

Noe Valley Farmer's Market
26.Feb.2011 - 10-11:30am

As always, lots of love, and I'll see you on the dancefloor.

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