:: UPCOMING SMOKE N' MIRRORS SHOWS ::
September 14th w/ Crazy P, PillowTalk, Navid Izadi & Shiny Objects
October 5th w/ Edit Murphy, Heidi (LA), Shiny Objects
About the artists!:
Wildkats are a production collective formed in East London when Edinburgh DJ's Stuart Sandeman & Scott Dickie met US import Corey Baker.
After sharing ideas over a booming warehouse bass bin they decided to get into the studio. Pulling influences from 80s Funk and New York Disco they began to develop their sound; an energetic combination of groove led house and dubby disco with their trademark Wildkat bassline. Inspired by the new wave of contemporary house music fusing 80s drums, synths and bass sounds, Wildkats have put their own stamp on this with their catchy edits and raw dance floor killers.
Since their inception last summer their tracks have caught the attention of some of the biggest names in the dance music community with support coming from Hot Natured, Wolf + Lamb, Crosstown Rebels, Lee Curtiss, Droog, Jamie Jones, M A N I K and Soul Clap. All of which have tried and tested these across some of the globes most proliphic dance floors from Sonar to Burning Man, Glastonbury and Ibiza's mecca DC10. 2011 has proved to be an essential introduction for these boys with releases lined up with various imprints. Their forthcoming 'System Crank' release with Russ Yallop on Hot Creations is already creating quite a stir across the dance community and receiving notary kudos as the Essential Tune Contender on the UK's Radio One show.
Manny Alferez, known and locally adored as M3, achieved cult status in the Bay Area house music scene through the impeccable combination of a magnanimous understanding
of the crowd and his innovative signature house music. Born and raised in San Jose, Manny began his music career in 1990 promoting Bay Area massives such as Get Down, The Gathering, and Deep Space. M3’s original smooth, down-tempo sound channeled Rick James, The Screaming Jay Hawkins and Led Zeppelin before maturing into the elevated, addictive house beats for which he is distinctively known. He honed his style performing along side giants such as Marshall Jefferson, Tony Humphries, Groove Armada, Derrick Carter, Cajmere, Mark Farina, Miguel Migs, Doc Martin, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Rick James.) Manny continues to spread his brand at global venues in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Moscow, Nottingham, Mallorca, Paris and Prague. He has also just finished remixes for Groove Armada and Dirty Vegas, and is currently working on a new album due out summer of 2012, Under "SILK TOUCH" Locally Manny focuses his time on promotions, music production, and performance with, Green Gorilla Lounge, and One Off parties. He can be
found at venues with a brimming crowd of local flavors. Pairing up with the Sunset Crew, he also co-hosts the wildly successful Fully Loaded every other month. Most recently Manny opened Monarch, with Chris from Om Records. The hip local dance spot that magically achieves a crowd as diverse as SF itself. . And put another stamp on San Francisco.
Meet Shiny Objects. His unique blend of deep, techy house will distract you from all things in your life that are not fabulous. With tracks full of fat basslines and splashes of disco, his music will shine like a mirrorball on the dancefloor. The San Francisco native has been making music since 1994 and is the founder of the nu-disco label “Smoke n’ Mirrors.”