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Electronica Beat: Public Works' Two-Year Anniversary, Real Time at 222 Hyde, and Motown on Mondays

DJ Max Cooper

Max Cooper will be on the decks at Public Works' two-year birthday party tonight!

This month, Electronica Beat reboots (now that we’ve cleaned the playa dust out of our circuits) with a look at some great nights, analog live sets, a certain nightclub’s birthday party and some soul music for those ready to party on Monday nights.
Since its inception, Public Works has firmly planted itself in the city as a premiere venue to see everyone from hometown heroes to international DJs. This month marks the club's second anniversary, and they’re throwing a birthday bash with Max Cooper on the decks. The former research-scientist-turned-DJ will bring along some colorfully ambient dance music to get everyone moving. A whole gang of SF DJs will man the decks as well, from Brian Bejarano of As You Like It, to the Hard French team and the Brass Tax crew. Proceeds from the event benefit two local non-profits. Come celebrate on October 4 (tonight!), with free admission with an RSVP and free cocktails from 8-10 - $10 after.

I’ve been into Pezzner's uplifting, arpeggiated sound for a few years. So, naturally, I’m pretty thrilled that he is playing the Thoughtless Music Showcase at–where else?–The End Up. Noah Pred, who's spent many late nights tearing up underground parties between Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal with his blend of techno, minimal and futuristic two-step, will also be slamming it at this latest jaunt. Arthur Oskan will be there as well, with a plethora of analog devices. Supporting beats will be from Kenneth Scott and EO. See you there on October 6. Free before 11pm, $10 Advance tickets, $20 on the door.

Down at 222 Hyde there is going to be a party called Real Time. I highly suggest you make it out to this one for a number of reasons, but none more pressing then the fact that Reagenz. What's that, you ask? It's an analog DJ duo composed of Jonah Sharp and Move D, who create otherworldly grooves live through synths and drum machines. Helping Reagenz paint this magical evening of space dub and dance is hometown homeboys Moniker. Supporting both acts is Its Own Infinite Flower. Come by on October 19th, 11pm, $10 Advance tickets, $20 on the door.

Normally I write about electronic parties, hipster European record labels and so forth, but this past Monday I stopped into Madrone Art Bar and was blown away to find it packed to the gills for a new weekly party called Motown on Mondays. Featuring the MOM DJ crew of Gordo Cabeza and Timoteo Gigante, the night is a throwback with rare soul and funk–like an essential history lesson on the evolution of soul music being preached from the DJ booth. This one is a must-attend for any lover of the golden age of Motown and for anyone with the Monday blues. Best of all? It's each and every Monday.