New Monthly Party Brings Love-step to the East Bay
Published: April 5, 2012
In the last few years there has been a massive migration, almost an exodus, of artistic types (“burners”, if you will) to the East Bay from San Francisco. The lower rent and cultural diversity of Oakland (and Berkeley to an extent) has catalyzed this relocation in a major way. Yet most of the night-time, regular electronic dance events that these burner-types attend still go down in San Francisco.
A new Oakland based production company is teaming up with The New Parish, a downtown Oakland dance club, and have just announced that they are launching a new monthly party, on the first Saturdays of the month. The series, presented by The New Parish and Win ∆ Win Pro, will be called HOME BASS and starts on April 7th with an event featuring Toronto based producer ill.Gates and recent transplant to the east bay from LA, producer R/D.
“This niche for a regular event of this type in the east bay is obvoius” says Michael O'Conner, owner of The New Parish “I'm just surprised that there's not a regular club night for bass music in the east bay already”. The New Parish's two rooms (as Hibiscus Restarant has been reshaped into a second staging area for large parties), intimate feel yet large capacity, outdoor courtyard, and prominent downtown location are only a few of the features that make the space perfect for an event of this kind, says O'Conner.
Win ∆ Win Pro is a new venture for Robin Tala, who is also the founder and director of Cyphertown Productions, a company which debuted as the first stage and theme camp for live hip hop performance at Burning Man in '07. Since then Tala has produced over 25 events in the Bay Area, many of which have been fundraisers for social and environmental causes. “Working with FreQ Nasty, Karsh Kale and Cheb I Sabbah at 1015 Folsom was the prime example of how the party scene can raise funds to profoundly effect social change” says Tala, “we raised over $6,000 for the Tibetan People's Uprising Movement just before the Beijing Olympic Games, spotlighting the Tibetans plight for spiritual and cultural freedom, and encouraged people to protest the Olympic Torch being run through San Francisco”.
HOME BASS is debuting at The New Parish at 579 18th St. Oakland on April 7th with ill.Gates, R/D featuring vocalist Swan, FreakFunk (a.k.a. Lafa Taylor), MiHKAL and Malarkey and continues on May 5th with Pumpkin, RussLiquid, Miss Erica Dee, NicoLuminous and Feldt and June 2nd with Kaminanda, The Human Experience, Oshan Anand, Tinker and BELI3VER. The event begins at 9pm and goes until 2am for those 21+. For More info please visit www.thenewparish.com or www.winwinpro.biz