Monarch presents Thugfu*ker // Psychemagik // Makes Me Move // Cole Odin

Monarch presents Thugfu*ker // Psychemagik // Makes Me Move // Cole Odin

Kimmy Le Funk, Trev, Rob G, Joey Alaniz

Sat Aug 18, 2018

9:30 pm (event ends at 3:00 am)

$10.00 - $20.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Thugfucker
Thugfucker
Psychemagik
Psychemagik
The UK duo, known for their sensational disco and psychedelic edits, obscenely vast record collections, beautiful production work and transcendent mixtape journeys, are being heralded as a truly unique and positive presence in today's music scene.

“Fucking Brilliant” ¬ DJ Mag

Although Tom and Danny have both been utterly immersed in music since time itself began, Psychemagik's first appearance on wax was an edit of Fleetwood Mac's 'Everywhere', which quickly found its way into the record bags of veterans like Tom Middleton and Greg Wilson, and instantly cemented their place in the disco music world. The duo have since released a string of highly acclaimed edits, original productions and remixes.

They regularly play at major festivals, clubs and special events all over the UK and Europe – with tours in the USA and Australia set for 2013.

"An ear for mind-expanding dance floor mysticism" ¬– FACT Magazine

Their studio output is prolific to say the least; Valley Of Paradise, the first single from their debut album, sold out on pre-orders and was followed by a slew of incredible remixes from the likes of Greg Wilson, Time and Space Machine, Toby Tobias and Rayko and received critical acclaim and airplay worldwide. Recent remix projects include Azari & III, Metronomy, Kraak and Smaak, Crystal Fighters, Yacht, Time and Space Machine, The Egg, Skinny Lister and The Cuban Brothers.

"Remixers du jour" – Mixmag

And then there’s the edits. Their recent version of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’, a follow up to ‘Everywhere’, topped the Hype Machine charts and has been gaining some serious props from around the globe. They have also released a string of edits on their Healin’ Feelin and Discotheque Wreckers imprints, all of which have made it into the Juno top sellers list.

Their mixes paint the story of two extraordinarily talented and passionate guys. Some blatantly show that Psychemagik can absolutely dominate a dancefloor. Others, like their guest mixes for the Test Pressing podcast, are gorgeously composed psychedelic experiences, which give you an idea of just how deep and amazing their record collections really are. Basically, you can bet that they have the perfect record for any time and any place.

"Perfectly deconstructed Hot Chip's sound for their support slot…Fantastic"

– Songkick

They also have a reputation as the go to guys for mega rare records you won't find anywhere else. Their satisfied customers include 2 Many Dj's/Soulwax, Chemical Brothers, Q-Tip, Fake Blood amongst many others.

It is this incredible ear for musical treasures and their dedication to the art of digging that has lead to the success of their recent compilation, Psychemagik Presents: ‘Magik Cyrkles’ on Leng Records, which sold out worldwide on vinyl within 48 hours of its release and went straight to number one in the Juno bestsellers chart on CD. With a wealth of upcoming releases and their debut studio LP just around the corner, they've already set the controls for the heart of the sun and will be heading into a whole new stratosphere of creativity in 2013.
DJ M3 aka Makes Me Move
DJ M3 aka Makes Me Move
MAKES ME MOVE aka dj M3 , is a respected and highly-experienced San Francisco Bay Area DJ, promoter and venue owner. He started out in 1994 with an infectious downtempo style of playing and over time honed it into a fluid, uptempo approach that is composed of house, techno and disco. This characteristically Bay Area method of DJing was carefully and thoughtfully developed by moving and delighting dance floors at his own Green Gorilla Lounge party, an event that he hosted at club and underground spaces all over San Francisco with Anthony Masnfield and starting the Disco Knights camp at BRC. In fact, Green Gorilla Lounge stands out as mythical in the city’s rich history of dance music clubs and parties.

Green Gorilla Lounge soon became well-known as an event where clubbers and music enthusiasts could hear legendary and soon-to-be legendary local and out-of-town talent. Many years of hosting and playing at these always exhuberant events allowed DJ M3 to become one of the San Francisco DJs who truly defined the sound of the city in the 1990s and into the next two decades. The parties also helped him develop his craft further and provided a platform from which he launched his Green Gorilla Lounge record label. His collaborations with Phil ‘Rene’ Collis of Bachelors of Science led to their further alliance as Sleight of Hands and to releases on Green Gorilla Lounge and other respected imprints such as, Smoke ’N’ Mirrors, Om, Sirenum, and Chillin’ Records. As Sleight of Hands they performed together at Outsidelands and Coachella in 2013 and at the San Francisco Treasure Island Music Festival in 2014.

DJ M3 moved onto other ambitious projects like the Tweakin'/Black Pancake record store and Triple Crown nightclub and has kept moving forward with his passion for music. He is now co-owner, along with Chris Smith of Om Records, of one of San Francisco’s best clubs, a central, downtown named Monarch and Great Northern in the design district. When he is not in the studio crafting future dance floor classics, he can be found rocking clubs, bars and underground parties all over the city with his signature DJ sound. With a colorful past behind him and a creative and future ahead there is no doubt that he will continue with his lifelong love of being behind the turntables and making music.

KEEP WATCHING - KEEP LISTING - KEEP DANCING
Cole Odin
Cole Odin
Cole has been a Bay Area resident nearly all of his life, and as a long time operator in the local music scene as a DJ, musician and promoter, he has spent every waking hour since his early childhood embracing good music and the people who love it. Whether it’s The Verve or Chicken Lips…. Nina Simone or 40 Thieves…. Rub N Tug or Patsy Cline, you may hear it in an arc that fits the night.
Kimmy Le Funk
Kimmy Le Funk
Kimmy aka Kimmy Le Funk is San Francisco's Kimmy Needham. A music lover, fun, cool chic and vinyl junky. Kimmy learned how to DJ from San Francisco's finest House and Disco / Funk DJs. Within no time Kimmy caught the vinyl bug and began digging for records daily in her neighborhood , Haight St San Francisco. Sure enough the energetic funk-tress began picking up gigs throughout SF and within a relative short amount of time has become one of SF favorite vinyl selectors. Her style ranges from classic funk, disco, house music, psycadelic and cosmic.
Rob G
Rob G
"My parents remember me asking them to turn on the radio in the car by pointing at it and shouting-before I could really even speak clearly" explains Rob Grega (AKA Rob G/Still Rob G/Zemo), San Francisco-based musical enlightenment specialist. A 20-year veteran DJ, esteemed mixmaster, and overall musical tastemaker, Rob would be impossible to pigeonhole. With downtempo, hip-hop, funk, jazz, soul, broken-beat, house, + minimal tech influences, his DJ and production style proves to be versatile and fresh in practice.

A San Francisco transplant, originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Rob has a finger placed firmly on the pulse of electronic dance culture. When he was only 6 years old his parents enrolled him in piano lessons. Soon he was playing in a band with some other grade-schoolers, and he became the go-to-kid for musical accompaniment at all his school functions throughout his education career. At the age of 13 he was the first in line to become his church's new organist when the old one split; a profession he continued at several local parishes outside of Pittsburgh for 10+ years. Meanwhile, at 15, Rob and a high school friend decided they wanted to become disc jockeys. With a bit of assistance from their parents, the two purchased some pretty basic gear, and began DJing youth group and high school dances. Soon his high school was the only one that anyone in the area had ever seen with a live DJ and crowd-pumping musician for all of its home basketball games.

After high school Rob continued his mobile gigs all over the Pittsburgh area, and was soon playing in clubs and lounges. He worked at the local CD store for quite a while, but grew bored of the more commercial music he was hearing and playing and began to look for something different. He moved to Pittsburgh proper, started buying more electronic-based music, and soon an opportunity at a swanky upstairs nightclub presented itself for Rob to begin playing house music, a style that came very naturally to him. Rob's Wednesday night residency at Soba Lounge became almost legendary in the small city, and once he realized how much he loved mixing house music, he never looked back. He and his friends proceeded to produce many club nights and raves all over the western Pennsylvania area, booking international headliners and helping to expose that part of the country to what was going on musically in the rest of the world. In an effort to find music that really touched his soul, he became a music buyer at the now defunct Hypervinyl, establishing his presence as a major influence in the Pittsburgh area, and helping him to gain the knowledge and connections that would eventually take him to the west coast.

In 2001, Rob made the move to San Francisco, CA. He landed a job at the eclectic music distribution collective, TRC, as an influential house music buyer. Getting to know the landscape and people of the bay area better and better with each interaction, Rob naturally was drawn to the sounds of Om Records, the San Francisco-based label known for its forward-thinking Mushroom Jazz sound as well as internationally acclaimed compilation series. Rob was hired as A&R assistant at Om Records in 2005, and in early 2006 became full-time A&R/Project Manager. While at Om, Rob used his keen ear to help evolve the sound of the label, by enlisting the talents of cutting edge producers and remixers. Rob also became the in-house compiler, finding and sequencing music for every Om compilation that was released during his tenure, including Om:Miami 2007 & 2008, Om:Lounge 15 Year Anniversary Edition, the Om 15 Year Anniversary compilation, Sounds of Om v.6, Om:Beached, Om:Lounge 10, Om & Virgin Megastore present House Essentials, Om:Ibiza 2005-2009, Om:Chilled 1 & 2, Downtempo Garden, two compilations for San Francisco's chic Hotel Vitale, and even a cover comp for world renowned DJ Mag. Though he thoroughly loved his involvement with Om, Rob recently moved on from his full-time position with the label to instead focus his efforts on his own studio productions. He continues to assist with independent A&R and brand development for a few indie house labels.

Rob's musical taste runs the gamut and his DJ sets seamlessly blend all manner of house and techno as if it's all cut from the same cloth. Armed with an extensive knowledge of music culture, Rob is poised to change emotions on the dance floor. As a seasoned music professional classically trained in piano with the ability and need skill to DJ, mix, master, produce and compile, his sound proves to be ever-evolving. Known for his early morning style live set; the kind of music that people wait for all night, it is quickly apparent that any audience would jive with what Rob is cookin' on the turntables, and if you're lucky enough to catch one, you may never look at music the same again.

Currently holding residencies in San Francisco at the world famous ENDUP along with his contemporaries Worthy (Anabatic) and J Phlip (dirtybird), and the esteemed bar WISH, Rob remains true to his eclectic, multi-genre sounds. Look out for Rob's latest studio projects as Still Rob G, Shook Night, P(e) and Dos Compadres.
Joey Alaniz
Joey Alaniz
His older brother was a mobile dj. At the age of 14, Joey would sneak in to his brothers studio when he was gone and scratch the shit out of anything he could get his hands on. Back then it was all hip hop but when those A. sides couldn’t be played anymore, he discovered the B. side dance tracks and was instantly hooked.

His sound selection and journey-ess programming has taken him to play in far off lands like Kenya, Mexico, Hawaii, New York and all the major clubs in San Francisco. He held down a 3 year residency at the legendary San Francisco night club, The End Up doing Sunday Mass.

Now he spends his days mastering the art of fried rice, whiskey consumption, looking busy while not doing anything at all and working on original material which he will be releasing this year. He also does a new party in San Francisco called Common Ground which is now on its third year and counting which I hear is kinda sorta of amazing. Check out his soundcloud below. If you like what you hear, please follow him and leave a comment. Thank you, enjoy and see you on the dance floor.
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