I like to make party. Work with As You Like It (AYLI) in San Francisco. Past resident at the ExYo monthly happy hour @ WISH in SF.William is a Bay Area DJ who has worked with As You Like It since 2010. He maintained a residency at ExYo at Wish in San Francisco and at Zughaus Gallery in Berkeley. His inviting take on dance music explores deeper, melodic sounds with an appreciation for unpredictable rhythms and plenty of bass. He has played for many favorite local crews beyond AYLI, including In·sight, Direct to Earth, Housepitality, The Boombox Affair, Rare Form, Forward, Werd, Qoöl, Bubble, SET, and Sound Department. Some of William’s highlights include warming up for Ripperton, Max Cooper, John Tejada, Marcus Worgull, Maayan Nidam & Konrad Black, Henry Saiz, Matthew Dekay & Silicone Soul, Sishi Rösch, and Tiger & Woods. William’s exposure to world-class dance music started while studying abroad in London and attending events at Fabric nearly every weekend. Getting lost in that all-encompassing environment puts the sounds into context. Kontrol parties, Sunset Sundays, and unlicensed undergrounds are key influences. William’s respect for the local scene pushes him to discover new music and share the sounds he loves.
Christina Chatﬁeld is a techno and house producer and live performer based out of San Francisco, California. She is an avid user of both hardware and software in the studio, with the use of analog synthesizers giving her music a unique, organic sound that is her own. Her live sets have garnered near-unanimous praise, earning her a residency with San Francisco event producer As You Like It. Working under her own name and also the pseudonym Anitserk, she has released on Detroit label Beretta Grey, Klectik Records, and Racecar Productions.
Oakland-based Tape Ghost, aka David Grunzweig, is an architect of emotional spaces.
As both an ambient and techno producer, Tape Ghost’s identity is grounded in a
complementary duality. He’s interested in creating music that can serve as a portal for
contemplation and expression. Inspired by Detroit masters like Carl Craig, Robert Hood
and Plastikman, Tape Ghost was born as a minimal-leaning techno project in 2015 with
a focus on live performance. Adept at curating both live sets and DJ sets, his presence
has been felt in the Bay-Area, where he’s thrown parties through the collective Asterisk
and supported artists like Call Super, Dr. Rubinstein, Dax J, Mike Gervais, dBridge, and
m50. In 2016, Grunzweig adopted a second project, becoming one-half of Night Sea: a
dub-tinged, ambient techno outfit that released their debut full-length on Silent Season
What bridges Grunzweig’s two projects is his purposeful approach to music, which, in
his own words, aims to “open a channel for direct emotional connection” and induce
trance-like experience. Like a sun fading on the edge of the horizon, his productions are
imbued with nuance, stillness and depth, captivating those who listen. Perhaps the most
distinct element of Tape Ghost’s identity is the natural quality of his storytelling; his
narratives flow with ease while remaining rooted in intention and precision. Through
thoughtful production and a growing body of work, Tape Ghost has emerged as a vital
presence in the burgeoning landscape of electronic music.
One of the fascinating creatures that our Planet houses is the ever-elusive Sassmouth. As of her ‘god particle’ label launch in early 2013, and ‘Planet Chicago’ club night launch at the legendary ‘Smartbar’ in early 2014 where she continues her Chicago residency, one can say that she is quite simply the inimitable nature/wildlife/DJ/producer. Following the similarly paramount achievement of being enlisted as a resident for the San Francisco based ‘As You Like It’ production group in early 2013, this colossal cephalopod continued to so sensibly organize each and every impromptu mix whilst covering specific genre regions and/or habitats (deep oceans, techno, Great Lakes, house, shallow seas, electro, urban rivers, experimental, etc.) until the entire Planet was magnificently represented by the most astonishing sounds you’ve ever experienced from the comforts of home, club, or NBFC underground party.
The named master of the neo-acid scene, Tin Man continues to evolve and invigorate with each and every release. Tin Man is an artist in the truest sense of the word. Over the last decade now the man born Johannes Auvinen has explored an ever-evolving sound palette that touches on house, techno and ambient. Much like his namesake’s character in the Wizard of Oz, he has been on a mission to find his true self, except this Tin Man’s medium has been music. Most recently the California-born producer and live act has been responsible for reinvigorating the acid scene with his unique and cerebral manipulations of real Roland 303s. His tracks have been laced with slow and subtly shifting patterns that are infused with a very real machine soul and exude captivating warmth. Taking influences from “Chicago and radio pop rock as well as melancholic UK electronics and Sahkö” Tin Man’s extensive discography also explores less sublime and seductive sounds on labels like Keys of Life and Acid Acid, and plenty of raw sonics on albums like Scared. He is also part of The Acid Symphony Orchestra (a live super group that features artists playing on ten 303, 707 and 808) and has turned out a standalone neo-classical and ambient work, Vienna
Blue, which proves he does so much more than pure dancing music. “I started fiddling with music when I was in college,” he says. “I was collecting records, anything electronic; from ambient to techno to computer music. When I was out of school, and had steady work, I bought some gear and then tried imitating the music I liked with mixed results.” Before long though he found a sound that was truly his own and has continued to do so over
and over again ever since. This modern acid master plays live on 303s, 707s and plenty more bits of hardware, always creating textured soundtracks on the flying using a range of FX and skills built up over the last decade. He never fails to make people dance to his beat whether he’s playing festivals in Japan, influential clubs in Europe or dirty back rooms across America and puts most similar acts
Patrick Lotilla aka DJ Patrick understands that making bodies move isn’t all physics. Sometimes, it takes a bit of poetry. Based out of Oakland, DJ Patrick has been stringing together stories by way of his dj sets. It’s a style he picked up DJ’ing on KALX 90.7FM, a humble 50 year+ college radio station serving the diverse Berkeley community. KALX developed an eclecticism that’s become a signature to DJ Patrick’s sound, so while he’s no longer piecing together Gamelan, Jungle, and Jazz, he keeps things interesting on the dance floor with his wide taste in dance music. These days, DJ Patrick can be heard peddling a sound that’s warm and inviting. It’s a sound he grew into during his time with BROUHAHA, a dj collective he co-founded back in 2013 and gave him the opportunity to share the stage with Todd Edwards, Awesome Tapes from Africa, and DJ Fett Burger to name a few. Such acts inspired DJ Patrick to go searching for music energized with humor and vitality, a je ne sais quoi with a four-on-the-floor beat. So, whether it’s Zanzibar-inspired House or City Pop, Krautrock edits or Sheffield Bleep, all are likely to find it’s way into the stanzas of a DJ Patrick set.
Rich Korach discovered underground electronic music in 1994, immersing himself in the underground warehouse scene in Detroit, he became an active DJ himself. Since his move to San francisco in late 2008, his performances in the Bay Area underground have caused quite the stir, resulting in a residency with promotions powerhouse As You Like It (AYLI) and a steadily increasing demand for performances. To say Rich Korach’s sound is an instant classic is understood to those who’ve become converts to his shows. His is an insatiable appetite for the unexpected, which makes watching his next move upward and onward such a joy.
Mossmoss is a Scottish born dj and producer with an intense interest in exploring deep dance music, a keen ear and eye for detail, and a fiery passion for all things psychedelic. An artist by nature, his wandering sets paint landscapes of light and dark patterns, textures, and strange melody. Matties inspiration draws from the organic details of existence, the tiny pieces most overlook in exchange for the big-picture rush of an ever changing modern world. His mind deeply set to explore these facets and to share his exploration in all forms to those that might look and listen. Mossmoss currently resides San Francisco and draws on The City and its colorful nightlife for constant immersive inspiration.
As You Like It (AYLI) is the result of a shared taste for quality electronic music, late nights and experiences that focus on cutting-edge sounds by today’s most driven artists, while striving for and acknowledging timelessness.
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