Stap[e returns once again with their monthly installment of DARKROOM. After a year in the works, we've finally been able to confirm Parisian DJ & Producer Pépé Bradock to a date! He's responsible for some of our favorite house tracks, and we are stoked to have him. Warming things up are birthday boy Fil Latorre & Javaight! Don't sleep on this one!
$5 b4 10pm w/ RSVP, $10 after , and we're going from 9pm-2am.
About Pépé Bradock:
Parisian DJ, producer and remixer, Julien Auger began his musical career by learning guitar at the age of 14 and playing with various Parisian Jazz Funk bands. It was around this time that he began DJing with a few different Hip Hop bands and also started to produce his first tracks for them.
As raves became larger and more popular in the early 90s, Pepe discovered Techno and House music. His first two records were released on BPM Records under the 'Trankilou' moniker with Ark and Doobass, before he changed his name to Pepe Bradock. His musical influences range from Jazz to Dub Reggae which culmulates in his hypnotic production style.
Pépé Bradock has done remixes for New Jersey's Blaze, Cassius, Alex Gopher amongst many others. His biggest hits to date include 'Burning' and 'Life' both for the French label Kif. Apart from that Pepe has produced for well-known House labels including Classic (UK), Silver (France) and Nuphonic (UK).
As a DJ, Pépé Bradock has spun in almost every major club in the world and is known for his versatile, and mesmerising mixing style.
Originally from Washington DC, and after years of playing at nightclubs and raves around the country and South America, Fil Latorre settled in San Francisco in 1999, and shortly thereafter helped start the party known as Stap[e. Stap[e's focus has always been on deep, quality dance music, what Fil and partner David "dj Javaight" Javate call "Future house and Deep techno". Over the years, Stap[e has featured acts like Layo & Bushwacka!, Stacey Pullen, Kenny Larkin, Dan Bell, Jori Hulkonnen, Common Factor, Mark Ambrose, John Tejada and Alexi Delano, culminating in being awarded "Best House Night" by the SF Bay Guardian. Passionate about music all of his life, Fil currently works as an Audio Engineer, and has been working on his own production work, which he regularly plays in his DJ sets.
David Javate aka DJ Javaight aka JV8, is a DJ, event promoter and writer for Nitevibe and 365Mag. A veteran DJ from Washington DC and lifelong dance music aficionado, David's love has always been towards the deeper side of house and techno. As is evident in his contributions to SF nightlife with the deep house night, Staple, the ground breaking techno event, Optimal, and the techno happy hour, Killswitch, David continues to showcase deeper styles with a DJ style which acknowledges house and techno's pioneers while also welcoming today's innovators. Showing the diversity of being able to play during different moods of the night, David always strives to take the listener on a journey, and make an audio collage which moves the mind and body.
Added by dj Javaight on August 23, 2010