Check the Sound Selections launch party next Thursday, January 19th at 46 Minna, San Francisco, CA with LEE FOSS [Hot Natured], Tom Craven [Illusion] & Bo [Deep Blue]. Click photo for more details
A year of hosting some rad parties with BASE Italy Underground & Vessel San Francisco is in the books. It seems like just yesterday when we hosted our first BASE party in September of 2010 with Drumcode label founder Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg. Ida has since given birth to Adam’s child and we also birthed a new concept in early 2011 called Sound Selections.
At first we we’re using Sound Selections to fill the void of a music sharing platform where the sharer instantly reaches multiple listeners without having to use group emails. This void was satisfied using the Facebook group feature, it was easy, perfect and free, we could now share new tunes with the select group of friends we had chosen. At Winter Music Conference 2011 a few of our founders put their networking skills into action and found new qualifying participants from around the globe, this was a huge step for Sound Selections because it then gave us a larger web from which to find selectors. With the new members in place we then encouraged them to add friends who they thought would appreciate the concept of sharing music with people they were unfamiliar with but knew they shared a common love for electronic music. In under month memberships increased from 20 to near 100 so we decided to make the group private in order to control the quality of music that was being posted and the number of members being added.
With the current membership level around 250, Sound Selections is growing at a comfortable pace. With the participation of local (San Francisco), national, and international DJs and electronic genre music fans alike the Sound Selections group now runs like a well oiled machine. Giving us time to work on other aspects of what Sound Selections has become. What are we working on you ask? Aside from making our group into what it is today we have also been busy getting our foot in the door in the night life scene around San Francisco.
To date we have hosted over 15 parties with a talent resume that includes: M.A.N.D.Y., Nic Fanciulli, Jesse Rose, DJ T.,Cassy, Danny Daze, Jamie Jones and Benoit & Sergio. What the future brings is hard to say but I do know that we are on the brink of something big with the specific sound that Sound Selections so loyally clings to. With the table set for Sound Selections to undergo a metamorphosis into something bigger than its current status in the San Francisco nightlife industry, we will surely set the vibe for 2012 party scene and bring the New Year in with a bang.
In closing, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us get to where we are at today, especially our friends and families who have supported us through thick and thin and our day job bosses who have put up with many days of uselessness and distraction because of our endeavors with Sound Selections.
The photos have surfaced from the Sound Selections hosted, Ali Presents: Danny Daze at Vessel San Francisco. Take a peek at of some of SS party squad in full effect!!
Vessel and Ali present…
DANNY DAZE (Miami | Hot Creations/Señor Stereo)
w/ opening set by David Gregory
Hosted by Sound Selections
If you’ve partied in Miami in the last decade, you’ve heard DJ-producer Danny Daze. Daze has been prolific in the studio for some time, releasing on renowned labels like Nervous and Kitsune.
But 2011 has been his most auspicious year so far, thanks to a sexed-up floor-smasher called “Your Everything” featuring Louisahhh!!! making it into the DJ bags of international stars like Seth Troxler and Jamie Jones. The track became one of the most buzzed-about breakout hits during WMC, Miami Music Week, and Detroit’s Movement Festival. And Jones wasted no time signing the record to his massively popular Hot Creations label.
RSVP to: Soundselections@gmail.com for free before 11PM/discounted after 11PM guestlist
Be here! (Taken with Instagram at 85 Campton Place, San Francisco CA)
A quick clip of Kaskade spinning “Dynasty featuring Haley(Dada Life Remix)” last Saturday the 2nd of April, 2011. No one could hold back as the confetti dropped from the ceiling and the light came on to reveal truly how much fun everyone was having. The ravers were raving, the thizzly bears were thizzing and the dancers were dancing.
So I am just starting to recover from Miami Music Week - lots of coconut waters, 5HTPs and some exercise and I’m feeling pretty recharged. My sleep has been a little erratic as of late. I have had these really crazy dreams and wake up frequently - no doubt a result of my brain releasing the toxins it collected during the course of last week’s mayhem. You may ask - was it worth it? Hell yes it was worth it. Every penny and every brain cell. 360 odd days til next year. Let the countdown begin.
There were so many good parties. Its hard to say which one was my favorite. Sunday School for Degenerates was a good one. Here is a video of Matthias Tanzmann performing a nice little remix of the Fine Young Cannibals’ “She Drives Me Crazy”, heard at about 7am at the Ice Palace - Miami, FL.
“Let’s get weird!”
Friday February 18, 2011 Chromeo rocked the house with a neon themed concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. I have no doubt that everyone in attendance was blown away by their timeless musical ability. If you are yet to see Chromeo perform then you are missing the dance party of a lifetime, get on it geek!!
Photos: Lauren Dodson
My baby does K all daaaaaaay…
she doesn’t wash her hair, doesn’t wash her clothes,
just sits on the couch watching television shows..
Resident Adviser’s 2010 Poll results are out and I was surprised to find a track that I really supported as number 1, Art Department - Without You [Crosstown Rebels]. The “Top 50 Tracks of 2010” article has a link to listen to all 50 songs directly on the page so you don’t have to keep copying and pasting into a Youtube search. Click the Image to go to the article to enjoy RA’s Top 50.
The history of Daft Punk. Get familiar!!!
Claude Von Stroke con Jesse Rose, Solar & J Phlip @ Public Works SF
Public Works always goes off!!!!!
The Original “Barbra Streisand”
At Treasure Island Music Festival on Saturday, October 16 some of the Sorry for Partying SF crew found their way into Spin Magazine online thanks to San Francisco based photographer Misha Vladimirskiy. I had the pleasure of meeting Misha in 2007 at 80’s ski themed ICER Air pre-party. Still to this day I will say that Misha is responsible for taking some of my favorite photos of my friends and me all decked out in 80’s slope gear at Mr. Smith’s in SF. Not only does Misha get to shoot some of San Francisco’s most exciting events he is also the photographer for Butchershop Creative, an SF based company that specializes in “innovative advertising, marketing, graphic design, technologies, web-development and strong branding that sets them apart from the proverbial fat”. Get to the SPIN Treasure Island article by clicking the photo above.
See more of Misha’s photos @ mishavladimirskiy.com or follow him on twitter @ twitter.com/mvladimirskiy
Also check: BUTCHERSHOPCREATIVE.COM
Duck Sauce- Barbra Streisand (Official Video)