ARCA live @ 1015 Folsom
GRAY AREA, DJ DIALS, 1015 FOLSOM, and SWAGGER LIKE US present a once in a lifetime rare A/V live performance by ARCA at 1015 Folsom.
Alejandro Ghersi, AKA Arca, is an artist that continually sheds skins, leaving behind the comfortable and familiar in search of alluring and challenging new forms. His boundary-pushing creations led him to co-producing albums for Kanye West, Bjork, FKA Twigs, and Kelela. His first Bay Area performance in years is an extremely rare opportunity to witness the singular talent premiere new material & experiment with his many mediums of art.
The enigmatic producer, famed for his abstract and heavily-manipulated take on hip-hop (notably scooped by Kanye West for his Yeezus album), has become almost as well-known for his DJ sets with frequent partner Jesse Kanda on visuals. His latest spate of gigs will see him take Kanda on the road along with Fade To Mind DJ Total Freedom, with an emphasis on visiting unconventional venues like churches and museums.
Noah Cunningham is a talented DJ, concert promoter, editor, animator, cinematographer, and video artist. Noah spins music under the name DJ Dials, and for the last 14 years he’s been mixing songs from genres such as dubstep, ‘90s rap and throwback electronic, playing alongside well-known artists Thom Yorke, The Roots, SBTRKT and several others.
San Francisco is home to one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in North America and sitting right at the heart of it is 1015 Folsom. Since 1986, 1015 has been home to some of the most notable events in the Bay Area. From long running legendary weeklies like Release, Nikita and Spundae to annual events like the Get Freaky Afterburn, Mad Hatter’s Ball, Chinese New Year, and Gus Presents massives, this 1,400 person venue has always been one of the IT spots in a city filled with options. The vast 20,000 square foot space, which houses 5 separate rooms, each with full bars and DJ booths, allows for parties of virtually every size and scale. The modern decor boasts only the finest finishes, featuring Brazilian hardwood dance floors, sterling silver tiles and cracked glass bar tops. Spectacular design features abound including a 400 square foot water-wall with video display capacities, a custom color changing room, and a dramatic 40 tall tastefully appointed Moroccan mezzanine. Housing the city’s most advanced and powerful lighting and sound systems, the club technological effects are legendary. Generating over 150,000 watts of premium sound, the clubs precisely engineered sound environments provide the perfect showcase for both live and DJ entertainment.
Swagger Like Us
Swagger Like Us is the brainchild of events curator Kelly Lovemonster and producer and DJ davOmakesbeats. They started the event in San Francisco as a way to provide emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers from all over the country a platform to showcase their talents. The vibe of the parties themselves feel like family, full of refreshing high energy and with an aesthetic that is fashion forward, sleek, cool and with its finger on the pulse of underground queer club circles. This can be seen reflected in their guest talent, DJs and hosts. They saw a void in the city with the types of music, fashion and queer representation and the community responded by showing up and turning out.