GAFFTA Stage Line Up Announced for UP Expo this weekend!Posted on: October 17, 2012
In addition to 3 SF debut live performances, in the spirit of collaboration and raising awareness of the city around us GAFFTA has invited resident DJ’s from 8 of San Francisco’s most essential electronic crews to collaborate with our community of code based visual artists and represent the vibrancy of the Bay Area electronic music community.
From noon to 4PM we welcome the eclectic tones of House-Heads resident The Ride and the after hours techno of local producer C.L.A.W.S, whose O.K Hole evenings regularly host the best live dance performers from near and far. Loric of local dark electronic group Water Borders regularly spins the best future bass and hard techno at Future:Perfect and Body/Current, while DJ Tristes Tropiques represents all things acid at both Haceteria and with his own live acid house duo Bruse. Visual accompaniment will be provided by Bay Area code artists Cullen Miller and Odbol, whose responsive live performance environments will expand and permutate the tunnel space in real time.
At 4PM, our first live performance welcomes New York resident Aaron David Ross in special one-off collaboration with local visual code artist Andrew Benson. Aaron David is well known for his high concept work with both Gatekeeper and the digital native boy band HD Boyz, and Andrew’s pixel manipulation has been exhibited everywhere from esteemed Gallery and University environments to M.I.A’s live stage at Coachella.
At 5PM we are honored to welcome abstract electronic dance luminary Mark Fell, whose San Francisco debut follows over a decade of remarkable audio visual releases and live performances under the names SND and Sensate Focus that radically deconstruct house music while incorporating themes of euclidian rhythm and neuro-cognition – check out the BBC coverage of his nano-particular compositions here.
At 6PM we are excited to welcome Oakland native Afrikan Sciences to present his own futuristic musical vision, equally inspired by afrobeat, classic techno and beat-hybridized hip hop, that Resident Advisor recently championed as “sublime” and “utterly memorable”. His debut live collaboration with local visual code heavyweight Ryan Alexander promises to be expand minds as the sun sets.
7PM welcome ascendent Bay Area producer and Icee Hot label and party co-founder Ghosts on Tape to the tunnel, whose turbo-tropical bass sounds have been a fixture of SF night life, and promise to interplay gorgeously with the visual code of artist Gabriel Dunne.
9PM and the closing set of the evening goes to Honey Soundsystem founder and long time friend of GAFFTA Jacob Sperber, whose internationally acclaimed “sound system for lovers” will provide the perfect harmonious ending to a day full of new ideas, new friends and new possibilities.
12PM AUDIO: The Ride (House Heads) | VISUAL: Odbol
1PM AUDIO: C.L.A.W.S (O.K. Hole) | VISUAL: Odbol
2PM AUDIO: Loric (Body/Current, Future Perfect) | VISUAL: Cullen Miller
3PM AUDIO: DJ Tristes Tropiques (Haceteria) | VISUAL: Cullen Miller
4PM AUDIO: Aaron David Ross (Gatekeeper/ HD BOYZ) – NYC | VISUAL: Andrew Benson – SF
4:30PM AUDIO: DJ Dials (Lights Down Low)
5PM AUDIO/VISUAL: Mark Fell (SND/ Sensate Focus) – UK
6PM AUDIO: Afrikan Sciences | VISUAL: Ryan Alexander
7PM AUDIO: Ghosts on Tape (Icee Hot) | VISUAL: Ryan Alexander
8PM AUDIO: Moss Moss (As You Like It) | VISUAL: Gabriel Dunne
9PM AUDIO: Jacob Sperber (Honey Soundsystem) | VISUAL: Gabriel Dunne