Opel Halloween 2008 – Night of the Living Bass

Opel presents Night of the Living BASS

in association with Evil Breaks

Our annual Halloween Costumed Supa-Bash,

w/ Meat Katie, The Rogue Element & Kid Blue

The city’s favorite holiday falls on a Friday night, and you know what that means – madness of the best kind. We love this party and go all out with the production and the line up. This year featuring a powerhouse triple threat of wicked beats and most excellent locals.
With less than a week to go we’re gearing up for one of our best offerings of the year! Since Opel started, our Halloween parties have been a top notch coming together of quality costumed party people and awesome music. We’re gonna keep that going this year of course, and hope you will come celebrate with us. Our discounted pre-sales always sell out, so get on that action today. (Like last year, pre-sale holders will have their own express line separate from the normal door entrance.)
And as usual, we’ve put together a special night to match SF’s favorite holiday. Whatever is your musical fancy, we have you covered, with an excellent range of tech funk house and breaks, + dirty electro, progressive, trance, tech house and minimal techno.
Discounted pre-sales have sold out. There are still $20 tix available at Distractions on Haight. Or, get them on-line for $25 HERE. More detailed ticket info below.

***We will limit capacity to keep it comfortable, which means we will not over sell the party, which means a pre-sale ticket is highly recommended.
Discounted pre-sales have sold out. There are still $20 tix available at Distractions on Haight. They are open till 8pm on Friday. 415.252.8751
Or, get them on-line for $25
HERE. This is the same as the door price (in costume), and guarantees entrance and you’ll use special designated express line. If we reach capacity it will probably be full only between 12M and 2:00am. So come before or after that if you’re concerned about waiting in line. You will get in eventually regardless of when you come. It’s going to be a special night!
YES. We will be weather proofing the outdoor area
*** Costumes encouraged not required. ***
See pics of previous Opel Halloween parties, here 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003….
Meat Katie (meatkatie.com / Lot 49, UK). ::
35 year old South west londoner Mark Pember (AKA Meat Katie) has had long history in Dance music and in this time he has recorded for such presitious labels such as Wall of Sound (as founding member of Ceasefire) and R&S Records (as Avenue A), not mention his first record deal, signed to Iggy pops Kill City Records (as a bass player in 3 piece skate punk band Sandladder), during his time he has worked with remixed for Arthur Baker, U.N.K.L.E, Boy George, Deep Dish, Chicken Lips and Robbie Rivera, James Zabelia, to name but a few.
Mark has made a name for himself as one of the world’s leading DJ / Producers, those who have seen him DJ in the past 5 years will know that it is his diversity and energy that has earned him such respect, His tough, Techy style, has seen him play sets across the globe alongside an eclectic group of DJs from Digitalism, Justice and Simian, Soulwax and Erol Alkan, to Deep Dish, Steve Lawler, James Zabiela, Sasha, Carl Cox, and John Digweed, and not forgetting some of the world’s top Breaks acts including, Plump DJ’s, Stanton Warriors. He’s supported live acts such as Chemical brothers, Bassment jaxx, Represent, and Infusion, and He even recently played on the Valve Soundsystem as one of the only non-Drum ‘n Bass DJs ever to do so. Over the last year, Mark has also worked on an audio visual show along side VJ Anyone (rated No. 3 in the World) and together they have taken their unique show to clubs such as `Fabric, Urban Gorilla, Technique and Festivals such as Glastonbury, Glade, Diverse Editions, with many more.
Not satisfied with being a world class dj producer mark has found time to set up and run his own label (with Dylan Rhymes, whom he also shares studio space with in london).
Lot 49 has without a doubt has sustained its reputation as being a taste-making label, with over 25 releases featuring artists such as, Vandal, 30Hz, D Ramirez, Elite Force, Dexter, Jono Fernandez, Lee Coombs, Marco Bailey, James Talk, Alex Metric, Lützenkirchen, Evil 9 and obviously Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes.
Rogue Element Bio
The Rogue Element is award-winning producer and DJ Ben Medcalf,
originally hailing from Portsmouth on the south coast of England.
After spending his formative years honing his skills on the drums,
guitar and piano, Ben fell in love with electronic music upon first
hearing The Chemical Brother’s ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ in 1997 and has
never looked back. He moved to London in 2000 and began learning the
art of dance music production, and by 2002 had several releases under
his belt on reputable labels such as Media Records and Milk n’ 2
Sugars.
In 2004 he signed an album deal with the reputable and eclectic
Exceptional Records label. His first three singles on Exceptional all
received widespread acclaim from the breakbeat community and also
enjoyed notable support from Radio 1 and Xfm. After consolidating his
initial success with his scintillating debut album ‘Rogue Rock’ in
2005, TRE soon completed his rapid ascent from newcomer to major
player in the breakbeat scene by winning ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’
and claiming the titles for ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Remix’ in 2006.
Since then, The Rogue Element has become synonymous with exciting,
cutting-edge electronic music. He has performed at major venues on
every continent and has remixed dozens of top-level artists including
The Crystal Method, Stanton Warriors, Fatboy Slim and Noisia. His
reputation for first-rate production has led to a separate career as a
mix engineer for a host of high-profile dance music artists and he is
a guest lecturer on various prominent music courses.
2007 and 2008 has seen TRE develop his sound and create a uniquely
idiosyncratic blend of techno, breakbeat, and electro, a direction
which has led to recent acclaim and support from such varied
luminaries as Deadmau5, James Zabiela, Etienne de Crecy, Audiojack,
Meat Katie, James Lavelle, Autokratz and the Japanese Popstars.
Recent months have also witnessed his establishment of Disco of Doom
with Tom Real, a project which incorporates DJing, production and a
radio show on the uber-hip on-demand station Samurai FM.
Kid Blue Bio coming Soon
Dr. Syd Gris:
He’s been called a Renaissance man of the West Coast scene, and with good reason. A community based licensed clinical psychologist, one of SF’s biggest event producers, a social activist and blogger, a transpersonal psychology researcher, Board Member and key producer of San Francisco LoveFest, and the founder and organizer of arguably Burning Man’s biggest sound camp production ever -Opulent Temple. And of course … a DJ.
Syd has been organizing events since 2001 when he started throwing underground ‘intentional’ parties with Radiance, as well as benefit events for different charities with Spundae, before starting his own production company under the name Opel Productions, intended to be parties with purpose showcasing a range of forward thinking underground dance music with a dash of social activism thrown in the party message. In 2003, he finished his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, (completing an extensive thesis on Ken Wilber’s theory of spiritual development). He also founded the Opulent Temple, and joined the Board of Directors of the San Francisco LoveFest, (formerly Loveparade San Francisco). For San Francisco LoveFest, he heads up the Promotions and Marketing Team, and Floats & Entertainment Team.
In his current ‘day job’, he works out of a community clinic in the Bayview Hunter Point area in San Francisco, providing child and family psychotherapy and assessment to clients in the foster care system.
On the DJ tip, Syd is one of the West Coast’s top talents, consistently being voted in the Top 10 San Francisco Dream Team poll, and playing the biggest events in California party land. Playing a versatile range of electro house and breaks, to progressive and tech-trance, he’s been personally tapped to open and close for the varied likes of Tiesto, Moby, Stanton Warriors, Paul Oakenfold, Underworld, Armin Van Burren, Adam Freeland, Meat Katie, Markus Schultz, Ferry Corsten, and the list goes on… From the biggest sound camps at Burning Man, to the Opel float at San Francisco LoveFest, to the How Weird St. Faire, Burning Man Decompression, Sea of Dreams NYE, Spundae L.A. and other other huge dance events, Syd knows what to do in any situation to bring the universal vibe of dance music. His sets are known for walking the fine line between the gritty and the pretty, and he has a range seldom scene in the West Coast scene.

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