Last month marked an amazing chapter in the world of Bearron party promotions with my second co-hosted event at Dial-UP, held at Public Works. The party never stopped dancing. It was the hottest sweaty mess I’ve seen in a while. Thanks to Dial-UP, Thursday is the new Friday at least once a month.
Tonight they are coming back with a bang. The Go BANG!crew will be on the decks alongside the regular Dial-Up DJ Crew — Doc Sleep and RJ.
For details on tonight’s party visit the Dial-Up Facebook Page.
Stills from teh Woof Edition of Dial-Up - Shampoo and Condition
Resident RJ on the Decks
Ready for showertime, soaked from dancing
About the Go Bang! Crew, from their bios page:
Steve Fabus, one of the first nationally recognized US DJs from the West Coast, began his career playing loft parties and the baths of late ’70s San Francisco. Already the Counter Cultural Capital of America, home of the North Beach Beats and Haight-Ashbury hippie movement, it had recently become the epicenter of sexual liberation. Under the fireworks of social and political change, Steve played parties whose guest list included pre-disco Sylvester, then a member of the radical drag troupe “The Cockettes”, and Harvey Milk, who would become America’s first openly gay politician. San Francisco was one big, energized party then, hosted by a growing gay subculture that was throwing one gigantic, energized party for the world.
While playing the city’s infamous all-night loft party, Boiler Room in 1977, Steve was recruited to spin San Francisco’s first large venue disco, The I-Beam. Trocadero Transfer opened shortly thereafter where Steve shared the booth with Bobby Viteritti. In 1980, Steve became a resident of San Francisco’s legendary EndUp. His shift was the 6 am to 2 am slot on Sunday mornings and many people credit him for starting what is still known to this day as “Church”. It was here that Steve put the edge on his early morning sound with tracks like D-Train’s 1982 release, “You’re The One For Me”. Offered residencies at both River Club and Tracks, Steve moved to New York City in 1983. There, he also played at the wild, after-hours club, Anvil and (Studio 54 Owner) Steve Rubell’s 80’s mega-club, Palladium. Steve was inspired by many of the great DJs of this pinnacle period of Dance Music, from Larry Levan and David DePino at the Paradise Garage and Tracks, to Robbie Leslie at The Saint. Disco morphed into Garage and House on Steve’s Sundays at Tracks, where the night would not end until Monday morning. In 1988 Steve moved back to San Francisco to reopen Dreamland, and not long after, joined forces with promoter Gus Bean at new House club, Crew at the the former Trocadero space. Steve then moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and quickly became a resident at Axis, Factory, Asylum and Pulse, and often played at Probe and the legendary afterhours club, Does Your Mama Know? Steve moved back to his beloved San Francisco in the late nineties where he is now a resident & guiding force of GO BANG!, and guests at Honey Soundsystem, Tubesteak Connection, Casablanca/Underground SF, and other clubs and events
Sergio began his DJing ca reer on KALX 90.7 FM in Berkeley since 1997, and began to flex his musical chops at live club gigs a couple of years after. As he continued to DJ, and especially after reading “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life”in 2000, his ‘musical vision’ has crystallized into wanting to present the spectrum of dance music – disco, house, funk, jazz, boogie and more – while preserving & paying respect to the vibe of the legendary clubs of Disco’s Golden Age.Born & raised in the East Bay, and having moved to San Francisco 10 years ago, Sergio is proud of the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich dance music past and especially focuses on keeping our City’s traditions & history alive. His DJing style draws inspiration from legendary Chicago DJ & producer Derrick Carter in addition to the one & only Larry Levan. He strives to keep the proud tradition of the DJ “speaking to the dancer” alive – through the music, lights, and other atmospheric elements of the dancefloor & club. In 2005, he was chosen as the New Times (SF Weekly/East Bay Express) “DJ Breakthrough” and was invited to play at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami during the Winter Music Conference. In 2006, he was awarded the title of the SF Weekly’s 2006 Music Awards “Best DJ.” Most recently, he was voted BEST DJ in SF Weekly’s 2010 Reader’s Poll! He continues to pursue his passion of DJing and has been blessed to connect with others who share his love for the music and the proud tradition of San Francisco’s dance music history.
Stanley Frankwas born in San Diego, California and raised on a diet of seemingly endless summer days, sunglasses, palm trees and rollerskates. The soundtrack coming from the radios at the parks was electric: freestyle jams, synth-driven pop ditties and alternative rock classics on every Sunday. It all stuck to him.He began collecting records at the age of 13. He moved to San Francisco in ’98. He started DJing in 2003. He began the renowned and ridiculous party Chilidog! at the now-defunct Transfer Bar in ’06 and continued for 3 whiskey-soaked years. Stanley joined the Go BANG!ers in 2009, with the party from the very first night! He now throws his weekly Monday party – Viennetta Discotheque – at the UndergroundSF. His distinct flavor of rare electro-funk, italo disco, house and boogie has garnished such soups as the Stompy/Sunset, Love Parade/LoveEvolution, HONEYSOUNDSYSTEM and Gemini Disco parties. Good Times, indeed!
Tres Lingerie with a friendship that budded over modular synthesizers, Jordan Presnick & Johan Churchillnestled into Tres Lingerie in the summer of 2009 as a Berkeley-based electro-dance funk duo.Aside from their original productions, they have been making a name in the Disco Preservation scene with AMAZING re-edits of obscure disco tracks, which are now in many a DJ’s bags. They have begun performing live with vocalist & dancer James Anthony, with their first ever live performance at Go BANG! May 2010 still being the talk of the San Francisco scene. Shared inspiration comes from all styles of dance music but specifically from early electronic Garage, the twilight of disco, the early days of MIDI, and dancefloor-oriented soul from the 1970’s through the 1980’s during the rise of house music.