( ( ( HOUSEPITALITY ) ) ) welcomes back MUTEK curator, Musique Risquée label owner, cult vinyl dj, forward thinking producer, Montreal dance community taste maker and underground dance floor conqueror:
(Musique Risquée, MUTEK, Perlon | Montreal)::
Groove Lounge set by:
We get down to VINCENT LEMIEUX to kick off April... the man behind the Montreal underground dance community and curator of the world famous MUTEK festival.. no big deal.
Vincent Lemieux amazed us when he played for us 2 years ago, and as your local curators of the best, deepest, weirdest, and funkiest dance music, we had to have him back.
Supporting this pillar of Montreal’s underground sound is a pillar of SF’s own underground: Sean Murray. He’s been a Housepitality resident for a while now, even though he’s one of the newest, but his capable hands will get the night started out right with an extended opener. Da funk.
Finally, in the Groove Lounge, another long time Bay Area party icon whose DJ talents span across genres and ages: Mike Cashen.
WE GOT YOU!!!
FREE before 11pm with RSVP
RSVP at http://housepitalitysf.com/rsvp/
otherwise $5 before 10pm, $10 after
FREE champagne from 9pm-10pm
$5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount)
Streaming LIVE at http://housepitalitylive.com/
For almost a decade, Vincent Lemieux has played an integral role in Montreal’s internationally acclaimed dance-music community. Lemieux is man who wears many different hats: curator, label owner, DJ, producer, taste-maker… this is a man who has done it all and inflected every project in his association with an indelible personal style.
Internationally, Vince is probably best known as one of the curators behind Montreal’s MUTEK Festival. Since 2000, he has helped shape his hometown conception of progressive electronic music through the acts he brings to town. When not programming the festival, Lemieux hosts two of the most cutting-edge techno weeklies in the city. His long-running Tuesday night Salon Daomé, where he DJ’s alongside world-class talent, has become a staple in Montreal’s nightlife. Claude Von Stroke, Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Zip, Sammy Dee, they’ve all graced the decks at Daomé courtesy of Vince.
As label owner of Musique Risquée, which he started with Akufen’s Marc Leclair, Lemieux is also responsible for fostering local and international talent. The label has released work by Atom TM, Akufen, Bruno Pronsatto, The Mole, Jichael Mackson, Guillaume & the Coutu-Dumonts, Philippe Cam, and others. Musique Risquée tracks have been featured on compilations by Crosstown Rebels, Tigersushi, Fabric, and Freud Am Tanzen. Vince has also spawned the city’s Soirée Risquée nights, now with over 30 incarnations, showcasing the label’s fine roster to enthusiastic fans.
Yet it is his work as a DJ that has caught the ears of the most listeners. Lemieux has toured the world as an ambassador for Montreal’s distinctive brand of micro-house. As the official MUTEK DJ, his sets have been a staple of festival showcase from China to Paris to Berlin and back. His DJing skills have found fervent followers all over the world, at events in Spain (Sonar), Mexico (MUTEK_MX), Chile (MUTEK_CL), and Argentina (MUTEK_AR).
Since 2005, Lemieux has been expanding into music production through collaborations with Guillaume Coutu-Dumont (as Flabbergast) and Stephen Beaupré (as Brandy Snifter). In the next year, focus will shift increasingly to recording music and moving into the one domain of electronic music he has yet to conquer.
An extremely talented Housepitality resident and one of the few SF bay area originals still lurking in the underground. Raised on the SF bay area Wicked, Gathering, and Sunset parties he's now in his prime, influencing new generations with his particular sound and style. Starting with a base of house, he has infused Detroit, Stockholm, minimal, acid, and other sounds to create a deep, almost techno soul music with focus on basslines and vocals. This is epic story-telling at its best. Come out for his opening set and get your night started off only the way Sean can.
It was during the Bay Area rave golden era in the mid 90’s that Mike became engrained into dance music culture. At the turn of the millennium is when Mike started collecting vinyl focusing on the deep house genre that he followed very closely since the 90’s. He also collected other genres of dance music that ranged from techno to the many flavors of down tempo. With his collector first attitude it allowed him to quickly build a record collection classified by tempo that contained unique dance records that defined his style. Mike’s versatile sets contain mixes that contrast musical genres so they appeal to discerning eclectic crowds as well as create the right mood for every setting.
By 2006 Mike turned his attention to throwing parties in San Francisco that included Houze This, BUMP-N-IT and Assemblage. Those parties featured Claude Von Stroke, Demarkus Lewis, Justin Martin, Lawnchair Generals, JT Donaldson and more. During that time Mike also showcased his genre spanning sets at various clubs in San Francisco as well as held residency for Funky Tekno Tribe. The recognition Mike received as a deep house dj also had him playing parties alongside with dj Sneak, Mark Farina, Jay West, and more.
Most recently Mike has played parties like Apex, Mushroom Jazz and Sewdown while still focusing on cutting edge dance music that peak the interest of the most finicky dance music enthusiast.
Enjoy handcrafted cocktails by our very own groove lounge mixologist.
World class acts, world class music, every Wednesday night..
We got you!
Located at F8
Folsom St. at 8th St., SF
Streaming LIVE at http://housepitalitylive.com/
9pm-2am | 21+ | 3 Rooms