This week Temple Fridays presented by Rock It Science features a world-renowned producer and DJ, Julius Papp and a Chicago native influenced early by the underground house scene, Andrew Phelan. In the main room, Andrew Phelan will warm up the floor for Julius Papp, while Redline hosts the Destiny Lounge with DJs such as Ultraviolet, Commodore 69, Bad/Media, and Smasheltooth. DJ Von and Tone from Temple hold it down in the Catacombs with the hip hop beats.
RSVP to contact@rockitscienceSF.com for free admission before 12, $10 after
Julius Papp’s dedication to his music career has led him on the fast track to becoming a producer and DJ in the electronic music scene. He was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and got introduced to dance music through the club scene. He took to the turntables in 1985 and scored his first major club gig two years later. His dominant sound is house music, but he also blends other various musical styles together – including Soul, Latin, Afro, Disco, and Jazz. In 1994 he became a producer and released music on labels such as King ST (NYC), Large Music (Chicago) and OM (SF), to recent signings on Soulfuric Recordings and Kenny Dope’s ‘Dope Wax’ label. He has been nominated as “Most Innovative Producer” at the 2004 House Music Awards. This shows he has become globally recognized and a veteran to the club scene. Recently, Julius has released his most eclectic artist album to date, “Open Mind”, on his label – NeoDisco Music. The album has a variety of offerings from down-tempo to funky house tracks that will appeal to all dance music enthusiasts.
Andrew Phelan was raised in Chicago’s underground house scene, influenced early by local jocks such as Derrick Carter, Sneak, Halo, and Justin Long. In 2001, he moved to San Francisco with over thirteen years of DJ experience. In 2005, he launched a label that has featured some of the premier names in house music, including Luke Solomon, Santiago & Bushido, Scope, Bryan Jones, Christian Mallurns Abstract Message, Chris Lum, and Ross Couch. In the studio, Andrew is usually paired up with good friend George Cochrane, aka Origami. Their sound is a schizophrenic blend of funk, tech, deep and electro, all tied to a core of live instruments and deceptively catchy vocals. The two also lay tracks with vocalists Brown and Audio Angel, and The Fingermonsters.
Destiny Lounge is hosted by Redline
Ultraviolet is the founder of Redline. She really knows how to keep the party going with the combination of dubstep, techno, bassline, and house music.
COMMODORE 69 (Hot n Heavy / Formation)
Commodore 69 aka dj NITSUJ is a dj / producer based in San Francisco CA. He is owner of the digital record label called HOT N HEAVY RECORDINGS. He will hold down the dance floor with what is called Computer Rock which encompasses all dance music from the 70s funk, soul, disco, to 80s, 90s & current electro, rap, rock, and pop.
BAD MEDIA (Blackheart, Redline, Mallabel Music)
Bad/Media is Julian Blackheart’s solo DJ project. “Time To Kill” a dubstep to drum and bass tune will soon be released with MalLabel. Expect nothing but heavy heat from Bad/Media on the Destiny Lounge’s dance floor.
SMASHELTOOTH (Bad Bitch Brigade)
Smasheltooth combines every genre of music that you can think of: punk rock, hardcore, hip hop, dancehall-reggae, and dubstep. You won’t be able to get enough at the end of the night.