Tag Archives: San Francisco


WODNB Sessions Invades SF! (03.18.11)

San Francisco- Tonight the streets are going to be shaking from the return of the Formation Records camp and Compression SF’s WODNB Sessions at Club Six.

The lineup is not the full on WODNB experience, but with SS, Bailey and Rollz alongside SF’s own badboy DJ’s 2Cents, Lukeino, Sharp, and The Heights and Colonel MC holding down the mic duties, Club Six will be throbbin’ well past closing time (4AM that is…)!

See everyone down there!


Lower Haters presents Massive Nuts Show (03.18.11)

San Francisco- Lower Haters, a SF fave for indie art, design and music is known for their wide ranging tastes and epic gallery events. The “Massive Nuts Show” is going to be a fantastic display of three well-established, international street artists: OTTOGRAPH, GALO and 2501, all accomplished in their craft and all bringing their big style and influence to back to the Bay.

Big style is not just a metaphor. Ottograph, Galo and 2501 all work large. 2501, for example, reads spacious surfaces like animate objects and then gives them the dignity of character they deserve with paint. Born in Milan as Jacopo Ceccarelli, the name 2501 marks a deliberate style shift and focus on blending wall painting, paint on canvas, sculpture and video. Circulating between Milan, Sao Paulo and Berlin, 2501’s work is best recognized in massive, highly detailed mural paintings. They are pretty amazing and give new meaning to the term, ‘urban renewal.’

Ottograph, also a large-scale muralist, has been slinging paint since the age of ten. Starting out in Amsterdam, where he is from, and then moving on to become an internationally sought after artist, Ottograph has established himself squarely in the middle of the global street and graffiti art movement. Simultaneously though, Ottograph has bridged the fine art gap with his work, an advantage that comes with age and time dedicated to painting. The Modern Art Museum of Antwerpen (Belgium) is home to a giant Ottograph mural. Ottograph’s contribution to street art extends beyond his own work, as he is also a community leader, having organized several cooperative painting commissions and operating the website “I Paint Everyday” www.ipainteveryday.com to encourage the tedious, yet necessary practice of serious painting.

Hailing from the same underground culture in Amsterdam, street artist Galo, will be the third of the group showing at Black Book Gallery in March. Originally from Italy, Galo moved to Amsterdam in 1998 to start his career and fell into opportunity after opportunity to paint. This is where Galo developed the bulk of his artistic abilities and a network that would take him on a world-class tour of painting, spanning ten years and four continents. Galo now resides in Italy and has recently opened the first official street gallery in Turin, The Galo Art Gallery (Ottograph was commissioned to deck the interior out). Galo’s signature characters are recognizable by their bulbous eyes, long jaws and open-teeth smiles, most of the time intertwined into a tessallation-like graphic, spanning whatever surface it is that catches Galo’s attention. In part, he is known for his willingness to tag anything in sight.

(Editors Note: Bios courtesy of The Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO)


BLOW UP SF @ DNA Lounge 03.11.11

San Francisco- That’s right kids, you aren’t seeing things, the winners of URB Magazine’s Best Party 2010 Award are back in full effect at their new home at the DNA Lounge, and if you haven’t been to a Blow Up SF party, then you are simply sleepin’ and need to wake the fuck up!

The Designer Drugs, Jeffrey Paradise, + more TBA Party at DNA LOUNGE is coming on Friday, March 11th!

SUPER SPECIAL Advanced Discount Tickets Now Available

21+ Ticket: $10 HERE

18+ Ticket: $15: HERE

Jeffrey Paradise
Midnight Conspiracy
Ava Berlin
Hosted by Shotwell
Photobooth by Jonathan Saunders
Video by UH-1 and Jon Becker
Photos by Holy Mountain
and TONS more!


Wu-Tang Clan swarms into SF for their Rebirth Tour (12.02)

San Francisco- That’s right kids, the Wu-Tang Killa Bees are gonna swarm once again! The RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and Masta Killah are invading San Francisco for one night at Mezzanine SF.

The tix aren’t cheap ($40 for general, $55 for VIP), but when are you EVER going to get to see the Wu in a smaller venue where you can get up close and personal!

You can cop your tickets HERE.


The Bicycle Film Festival Invades SF!

San Francisco- The Bicycle Film Festival is celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year and they’re making sure that urban cyclists around the world get to partake in the festivities. With stops throughout the U.S. and international hot spots like Sao Paulo, Barcelona, Paris and Tokyo, the BFF’s mission to celebrate cycling culture is a driving force worldwide.

The BFF-San Francisco kicked off a slew of events & got the party started Wednesday night with the Festival Kick-Off Party at The Knockout and last night Mike Giant ( Rebel 8 ) hosted a group ride from Dolores Park over to The Sports Basement where everyone partied down at “Bikes Rock“.

Tonight the film begins to fly and folks will get a chance to view shorts “On Time”, “Belle Epoch”, & “An Apology” as appetizers to get them ready for the screening of “Empire“.

USA 2010 | HD 55 min.
Dir. Christian Thormann & Luke Stiles
The long-awaited urban cycling feature following the city’s best riders as they take to the streets of New York City. Riders profiled include Tom Lamarche, WONKA, Dwaine, Yatika Starr Fields, Dagga, John Prolly, Kai Perez and surprise guests.

Peep out the trailer:

BFF Kick Off Party The Knockout | 3233 Mission St.

Pre-Party Ride with Mike Giant | Dolores Park
Bikes Rock
Sports Basement | 1590 Bryant St.

Program 1: Empire Mission Workshop | 40 Rondel St.
After Party Bender’s | 806 South Van Ness Ave.

Bike Movies Victoria Theatre | 2961 16th St.
After Party Sports Basement | 1590 Bryant St.

Bike Movies Victoria Theatre | 2961 16th St.
After Party Zeitgeist | Valencia and Duboce


SHELTER (SF) bringing Squake (Bassdrive), DJ Sharp + more 11.09.10

San Francisco- One of the city’s longest running weekly DnB events, Shelter, is kicking off November by bringing DJ Squake up from down south in Nashville TN, along with local support from DJ Sharp (Compression SF) and I’ll be handling mic duties for the evening.

Squake originally came up in San Diego but moved out to Tennessee back in 2005 and in ’08, he teamed up with Hunter of Legion to start the “Represent” Drum & Bass weekly in Nashville. In the Summer of 09′, Squake launched his weekly show “Represent Radio” on Bassdrive, which he hosts every Friday from 5-7PM CST.

While he spends most of his time doing A&R and Design, he has been busy in the studio working on his Debut EP since being signed to the Sine Language imprint back in 2009.

Look for Squake to step up onto the decks around Midnight.

With Local Support from:


[Konkrete Jungle Worldwide / Compression / Bassline Rumble]

@Underground SF

Twisted Individual, R.A.W., 12th Planet & more at Compression SF (05.21)

San Francisco- Compression SF and Rukkuz Muzik are back this month with an absolute BANGER of a lineup!

For the DnB heads, they’re bringing out Twisted Individual (Grid UK) along with OG West Coast bad boy DJ R.A.W. (Junglist Platoon LA) in the headline slots along with local faves 2Cents (Compression SF), Lukeino (Sublife Recs SF) and Noah (Primitive Science SF) & microphone support by none other than Colonel MC.

For the Dubsteppers, get ready for the Scion West Coast Dub invasion featuring 2 of my favorite DJs in the game, 12th Planet (SMOG LA) & 6Blocc (Lo Dubs LA)! If you’ve never seen these guys throw down in the showdown, then get ready for some seriously SICK dubplates and heavy duty party rockin’ selections from both of them. Local support provided by Knorsq (Bombadub LA), Pawn (SMOG LA/SF), Salokin (Rukkuz Muzik SF), Vinja (VinjaMusic.net SF) and mic support by Zezo One and MC Child.

You can get your pre-sales by visiting CompressionSF.com