Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Saturday, November 5 2011

The SF Funk Festival Presents...

... Dam Funk & Master Blazter

Matthew David

Devon Who

The Sweater Funk Crew DJs in the upstairs mezzanine and between bands

@ Mezzanine
444 Jessie (btwn 5th and 6th, behind the Old Mint)

9 PM Doors
$20 Presales:


Known as Los Angeles' "Ambassador of Boogie Funk," Dãm-Funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dãm (pronounced: 'Dame' as in Damon) spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-'80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk.

Master Blazter demonstrates how the LA modern funk and boogie scene is starting to bubble and boil over. Three musicians with their own distinctive styles have come together to form Master Blazter. Each individual is an integral part of the whole - each necessary to keep funk music alive and drive it to unforeseen heights. Computer Jay develops hard hitting tracks built upon moog, rhodes and personally tweaked electro systems. J1 provides the backbone of rhythm on drums, while equally being comfortable producing quality funk laced beats. D-F adds his signature vocals and provides layers of deep grooves with his own keyboards and keytar.

A willowy figure with wide smiles, his gentle presence and generous talents made him a welcome addition to internationally applauded LA creative circles: dublab, Poo-Bah, Low End Theory and Brainfeeder. Constant collaboration with these collectives helped inspire Matthewdavid to a build a platform of his own. His Leaving Records label has an ear to the next and an eye on the original. Through all these outlets Matthewdavid is dedicated to sharing elevated sounds and visions.

Matthewdavid's live performances are akin to watching a sorcerer conjure spirits from the deep. He pulls tones like artifacts from an astral trail that ebbs and flows with fresh discoveries. Along the way Matthewdavid collects exotic sound figures: spiraling amethyst cones and wild flowering buds. He treats each found sound like a bright fiber to be weaved into new waveforms. Outmind pulsates with this sense of constant discovery. It is a mosaic sparkling with mystic, radiant matter.

L.A based via Portland producer Devonwho drops some spacey electronic funk vibe of West Coast producers like Dam Funk. He has been making some noise in the West Coast’s thriving beat scene. His set at Portland's Do-Over was said to be "a producer's delight!"

San Francisco's Sweater Funk crew have been repping boogie, modern soul, and steppers for 3+ years in a tiny basement in China Town. Having hosted and played with heavy international DJs/musicians such as Kon & Amir, Daz I Kue, Onra, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam Funk and Steve Arrington, the crew has been known to rock a party and leave a trail of happy sweaty dancers in their wake.

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