Opel 6 Year Anniversary Event: The Time is Now in association with Lot 49 Records& w/ Meat Katie :: Lee Coombs :: & Dylan Rhymes (Lot 49 / UK)


If you were living the life you wanted to lead, how would it be different? If you were the YOU you wanted to be, what would change? What are you waiting for? The Time is Now.Skip the line and save some money with a discounted $20 pre-sale ticket HERE

We are very excited to bring you the Dream Team of tech funk, the 3 amigos themselves who best exemplify the musical ground we like to dance on, and who have framed some of our best parties we’ve done over the years. We’ll come together in community to bask in the best of the past, present and future all in one night. You don’t want to miss the fashion / performance show, always a highlight of the night. We look forward to seeing you in full color!
**Saturday, March 22nd, 2008**
Temple Nightclub

The party: Opel was born from a desire to fuse the values of the intentional parties of the underground, with the talent and production assets of the overground. It was also designed to be a party infused with consciousness, in which the gathering is a vehicle to build community, plant seeds of hope and social change, and nudge us to look inward to grow and challenge our own pain and fear that prevents us from fully living. So it shall be.

Special Guest Headliners:
Meat Katie (meatkatie.com / Lot 49, UK). Meat Katie, aka Mark Pember 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 headline gigs across the globe, as well as playing alongside an eclectic group of DJs and bands, from techno to break beat and beyond. Not satisfied with being a world class dj producer Mark has found time to set up and run his own taste making record label, Lot 49 (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.


Lee Coombs (www.leecoombs.com) The Opel anniversary will also be a celebration for Lee’s upcoming mix release on Lot 49 Records. Bending boundaries and ignoring the status quo – where would the Breakbeat scene be today without Lee Coombs. For over a decade this British producer has been at the forefront of it allfi; releasing groundbreaking mix CDs, remixing the world’s most acclaimed artists and knocking out dancefloor destroying productions that are considered classics years after their release. The man has been pioneering future sounding retro tech funk from the early days. Coombs’ celebrated DJ sets & tracks are an interwoven blend of acid undertones accompanied by modern breaks with deep influences of electro, house, and treacherous techno.


Dylan Rhymes (www.dylanrhymes.com / Lot 49, UK) Bio: Dance music has been the biggest part of Rhyme’s life from a young age. Inspired by early hip hop and electro a la Kraftwerk and Doug E. Fresh, Marvin purchased his first set of decks at 15 and caught the bug in a bad way. Rhythm Design Studios in Uxbridge became the birthplace of Outsiders, Drake and Beaver’s much-lauded project for Junior Boy’s Own Chicago influenced Jus Trax label. Friend, DJ and London mainstay Clive Henry then joined the team and the trio became Peace Division, a project that gained props from every corner of dance music without exception.
Since then he has cemented his reputation as one of the leaders of the breakbeat and tech house scenes through his output through Kingsize Records, Meat Katie’s Whole9Yards and Lot49 labels and his own Blue Black imprint. Besides original work, Beaver has also remixed the likes of Deep Dish, Infusion, Dave Gahan, Overseer, Unkle and Puretone while he has collaborated with Meat Katie, Christian J, Force Mass Motion (as Silencer) and Anthony J Gorry (on his 2004 album, Dead Famous).


The Fashion Show: Produced by Tamo, featuring…
Tamo designs with consciousness in mind. Mixing together hemp and organic with conventional fabrics make a statement that every little thought and action can make a difference! Specializing in custom creations ranging from luxury faux fur coats, evening treats, to comfortable casual pieces. Cozy blankets and the infamous ‘hoodie’ are sure to top off your experience.


Moda Sandrita a.k.a. sandy reyes, aims to support sustainable
practices. Her items are one-of-a-kind or handmade in small batches.
Moda Sandrita designs clothing and accessories that are whimsical,
fluid and fun to wear. Her fascination with dance, circus and
performance arts are also reflected in her playful creations.
Moda Sandrita can be reached at modasandrita@gmail.com.
Her items will also be available at modasandrita.etsy.com.


Men’s Urban Collection is a collection made by hand. Inspiration comes from the brand "Little Red Sparrow". The focus of this line is classic looks with minimal eclectic details to bring out an urban, funky look to men’s semi-formal wear, which includes silk and linen vests, wool and velvet coats. The designer Nika Amy Tang is a graphic artist and designer, UI, gaming, and software programmer for over ten years. She incorporates color theory, draping, and mood and character inspirations into her pieces.Quote — "Designing and Creating is my passion and is very natural to me. Sometimes, I just sit and think of designs as it plays out in my mind in 3d and slowly the designs comes to life on its own. Its like an artists facing a blank canvas and the paint just automatically appears, slowly as each stroke is applied."


Spindle Design Company (Desco)originally operated as a collective, but has evolved into a multi-faceted design company offering expertise in graphic design, experience design, fashion design and photography.While retaining its collective roots by taking on collaborative projects with artists and other creatives, Spindle Desco’s independent fashion label specializes in one-of-a-kind garments, and aspires mostly to couture and costume work. Playful experiments in volume, shape, texture and silhouette are hallmarks of the Spindle look.


Medium Reality is a fine arts, design, and production studio. Concentrating on sustainability, all of reality is the medium at hand. At Opel on the runway you will see the latest collection: the western wear of the urban future. Deconstructed clothes for men and women blending modern looks with classic western styling and techniques. Medium Reality is a resident artist at the lower haight co-operative Pandora’s Trunk. For this collection MediumReality and Fati Beloved and will be showing together.


Fati Beloved is a resident artist at the lower haight
co-operative Pandora’s Trunk. For this collection Fati Beloved and Medium
Reality will be showing together.


Kayo, a young budding fashion designer infuses the world of Japanese tradition into her own line of street wear. Born and raised in Japan, Kayo was inspired by the bold and stylistic look of anime costumes and computer games. After having numerous fashion shows in San Francisco and New York, Kayo came to represent a new wave of street fashion based on the aesthetic of Asian culture. Her latest collection " robotic Geisha" involves Japanese tradition and newness. Her special one of the kind clothing is available in San Francisco and New York City. Ceiba Record 1364 Haight street, SF 415-437-9598, Pandora’s Trunk 544 Haight st, btw Fillmore/Steiner, Miranda Caroligne 485 14th St @ Guerrero, Edge New York 65 Bleeker street, NY, 212-358-0255,Ai Ai Gasa 274 5th ave Brooklyn, NY, 718-369-GASA


Miranda Caroligne Miranda Caroligne makes a statement on diminishing waste by creating wearable sculptures from salvaged textiles. Her fashion shows, performances and stunning one-of-a-kind creations have established her as a bright new star in San Francisco’s constellation of provocative artist-designers. She gives a fun peek inside this world in her new book, "Reconstructing Clothing for Dummies" (Wiley Publishing). Miranda is currently based out of her own boutique, Miranda Caroligne – a living construction boutique, located at 485 14th Street @ Guerrero; with a brand new cooperative boutique, Pandora’s Trunk, at 544 Haight between Steiner/Fillmore.miranda caroligne – a living construction boutique 485 14th st @ guerrero sf ca NEW HOURS open THURSDAY – sunday 1-7pm & BY APPOINTMENT or RANDOMNESS 415-355-1900 www.mirandacaroligne.comnew cooperative with 11+ local artists: PANDORA’S TRUNK 544 haight st btw steiner/fillmore sf ca open 11am – 8pm, closed tuesdays 415-861-5310 www.pandorastrunk.com


Silver Lucy Design: …combines a creative edge with a unique style sensibility that’s both funky and timelessly elegant, creating cool, one-of-a-kind pieces that not only look good, but feel good too!


The clock of this life is wound but once,

and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop.
At late or early hour.
NOW is the only time you own.
Live, love, toil with a will.
Place no faith in time, for the clock may soon be still. (Poem inspired by a momento given at the False Profit NYE party)