Lights Down Low celebrates 10 years of raving

Date: March 4th, 2016
Time: 10pm to 4am
Place: Mezzanine
Address: 444 Jessie St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Line-Up: Jamie Jones, Skream, Sleazemore, Richie Panic
Admission: 30.00
Tickets
Dress Code: Trendy

Date: April 20th, 2016
Time: 10pm to 4am
Place: Public Works
Address: 161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Line-Up: 2 Many DJs and more TBA
Admission: TBA
Tickets: TBA
Dress Code: Trendy

San Francisco dance music institution Lights Down Low celebrates 10 years of throwing parties in the Bay Area and beyond. What began as a tiny monthly party at the infamous 2​22 Hyde ​club in the Tenderloin has become a multi-city enterprise dedicated to hedonism in all its glory, with regular parties in Los Angeles and special one-offs at C​oachella, ​Austin’s S​outh by Southwest, ​and beyond. The boys are also known for their infamous F​uck Burning Man Party ​which has now been banned from 2 different clubs in SF. Lights Down Low has featured too many headliners to count, but some of their most notable include S​imian Mobile Disco, ​D​isclosure, ​F​our Tet, ​Floating Points, ​J​ackmaster, ​Evian Christ, ​D​aniel Avery, ​E​rol Alkan ​and S​ilent Servant. ​

Founders and resident DJs Corey Sizemore and Richie Panic both got their start in small venues, throwing intimate parties with wild vibes. Separately, each had a dedicated following of partygoers who trusted their taste and curation. Together, the two built Lights Down Low into a party going institution that spans genres, cultures, crews, genders, and more, designed to bring people from all across dance music culture together on the same dancefloor.

To celebrate the party’s t​enth ​year, Richie and Corey decided to go all out, throwing two mega events at two different clubs that capture the party’s sound and feeling.

On F​riday, March 4, 2016, ​Lights Down Low brings S​kream and Jamie Jones t​o Mezzanine. ​Skream is a 3-time Lights Down Low alumni whose beginnings as a bass music ambassador eventually gave way to edgy and banging inspired house music, bridging gaps between scenes and sounds. Jamie Jones — whose last appearance in San Francisco was for Lights Down Low in 2014 — is the co-founder of record label phenomenon Hot Creations, and has placed amongst the t​op 20 i​n R​esident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs ​since 2010.

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For round two, on W​ednesday, ​A​pril 20, 2016, ​Lights Down Low brings Belgium’s 2​ many DJs (​David and Stephen Dewaele from electronic rock act S​oulwax) ​t​​o P​ublic Works. ​2 many DJs’ mixes in the early 2000s were crucial in spreading the gospel of electronic music to crowds who hadn’t known it before, exposing fans of rock and pop to the wonders of disco and house, while bringing vital rock ‘n roll energy to a dance music landscape ruled by minimal techno. From their current remixes for Tame Impala, to the wild Despacio Soundsystem, and upcoming Coachella performance the Dewaele Bros are always one step ahead. There will be surprise guests yet to be announced.

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The future is uncertain and the past is a fading memory, in between it’s nice to have some fun. Spend your life in nightclubs. Lights Down Low.

Public Works is a multipurpose space in San Francisco’s Mission District, with space for a bar, live music venue and club, art gallery and workshops. The venue is equipped with hardwood floors, a Funktion-One soundsystem and multiple bars, with simple, spare decor to maximize space and allow adaptation to suit all sorts of settings or events. Public Works also has a community-oriented focus, offering discounted gallery space to local artists as well as donating a portion of its profits to charities and nonprofit organizations.


Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.