San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We couldn't be more excited for 2014 and we're getting Pulse SF's new sound and direction kicked off with a huge bang, one we've been working on for quite some time! There are very few artist with the pedigree and success to be called the best of an entire genre. But we can say with the upmost confidence that we have the biggest and best Progressive Trance artist in the world playing for us when Ace Ventura by Yoni Oshrat touches down in SF for a 3 hour set and his first and only performance in the U.S in almost 3 years!!!
Yoni Oshrat is a true legend in trance, with his original project Psysextogether with Dj Goblin, their 3 releases on HOMmega (Official) Records were instrumental in establishing Israel as one of the top psytrance countries in the world! Now in his 7th year with the Ace Ventura project he has already taken home multiple Psytrance artist of the year awards fromBeatport as well as consistently owning multiple releases at any given time in the Beatport top 100 charts, and headlining the biggest festivals in the world!
We could obviously go on and on about our headliner but we've assembled an amazingly diverse and talented supporting cast to bookend this journey.The Quadrobe has been on our radar for many months to showcase his talents for a bigger Pulse audience and we are beyond excited to have him on this special lineup. DJ Christine is a longtime psychedelic warrior goddess from LA, having already conquered PFG'12 we're stoked for her first indoor Pulse throw down! And finally Mesca Sound is originally from Atlanta, but she's firmly established herself in SF as one of the premier Future Bass Dj's, playing bills alongside legends like Amon Tobin and headlining the storied Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York and we can't wait to hear her opening beats specially tailored to this evenings liftoff!
And of course because we love them we booked who we think are the best deco artists in the entire world returning for their 3rd trip into another dimension with the Pulse SF crew! Global Village Productions are responsible for the world class Ozora Festival which is Ace Ventura's favorite in the world. So we'll have some of those amazing decorations from Ozora to welcome him to SF as well as some new tricks up their sleeve that we can't wait to see!!!
PULSE MAIN ROOM
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm: FREDDY TODD (Detroit, MI)
11:30 pm - 12:45 am: THE QUADROBE (Opulent TempleSF)
12:45 am - 03:45 am: ACE VENTURA (Iboga Record, Israel)
03:45 am - 05:00 am: *CHRISTINE* (Mandala Records, LA)
:::: ACE VENTURA (Iboga Records, Israel) ::::
Behind the Ace Ventura project is Yoni Oshrat - one of Israels biggest talents in electronic music, with a career on top of the scene, stretching for over a decade. Already from an early age Yoni was heavily influenced with music.
He was born in a musical family with his father being a famous Israeli composer and song writer (for instance behind the Eurovision song "Halelujah"), and it was there fore no surprise that he went for a career in the sound-business; at first in the TV and movie-industry as a sound producer.
After discovering the blooming trance-scene in the beginning of the nineties, he started DJ'ing and teamed up with his friend DJ Goblin to form the psychedelic trance project Children Of The Doc, which later changed name to PSYSEX. Together they released 3 critically-acclaimed full length albums on HOMmega Productons, and played a big part in establishing Israel as one of the most important trance-countries on the globe.
After several years of intense touring, playing at some of the biggest parties and festivals worldwide, Yoni's taste moved more and more towards the slower, groovier side of music though, and from 2006 he took the decision to leave the Psysex project and form the two soloprojects SCHATSI and ACE VENTURA. With Schatsi he was quickly featured on labels like Hadshot and Mylo's Breastfed Recordings, and top DJ's like John Digweed played some of his material on numerous occasions. More attention was put into the Ace Ventura project though, and using a fusion of the hard, pumping dancefloor-oriented style from Psysex and the deeper, groovier influences of progressive trance, the Ace Ventura project became a big success, and in a matter of just a few releases, such as the now classic debut "Cardiac Arrest", he was already considered among the top producers on the progressive trance scene.
After appearing on releases on labels like Flow, Echoes, Blue Tunes, Spintwist, HOMmega and Iboga Records he finally released his debut solo album "Rebirth" in 2007, which was without a doubt one of the biggest releases of the year. It resulted in Ace Ventura winning the Psytrance category at the Beatport Music Awards in 2008. About one year later the album was followed by a remix album "Re:Boot", which contained two CD's with remixes by various progressive trance, house, electro house and techno artists. This release, together with the release of "The Spark", the summer anthem remix of FREq's "Short Life Again" as well as a collaborations with various artists - also resulted in Ace Ventura winning the Psytrance category at the Beatport Music Awards in 2009, For the second year in a row. Recently releases such as 'Inside us' (together with Timelock) and the Interactive noise remix for the classic tune 'Presence' have reached the first place in the Beatport psytrance charts.
Despite playing all around the globe, at major events from Boom in Portugal, XXXPerience, Tribe and Universo Paralello in Brazil, Solstice in Japan, Glade in the UK ,Ozora in Hungary to Indian Spirit, Tshitraka, Antaris and Full Moon in Germany, Yoni isn't resting on the laurels – Working on other projects such as EASY RIDERS – together with fellow friend and partner Roy Tilbor (aka Rocky) – as well as on the newborn project ZENTURA, together with Wouter Thomassesn (aka Zen Mechanics) and last but not least, on the longtime collaboration LIQUID ACE, together with Nicola Capobianco (aka Liquid soul).
Besides producing tracks for various labels, Yoni complied a few successfull compilations, namely the 'New order' series for HOMmega records, which was the first progressive release of the label, as well as 'Digital beings' for Echoes records. Recently he compiled the double CD 'Dance Computer' for Iboga records, and the 3rd chapter of the 'New order' as well on HOMmega records. These days, final work is underway on the 2nd Ace Ventura album – 'Paradise engineering' – to be released in 2013 on Iboga records.
:::: FREDDY TODD (Detroit, MI) ::::
Words will inevitably fail to properly describe Freddy Todd. Genre-busting could be is an understatement. You can’t pin him down with lexicon like lazer-bass and glitch-funk; these phrases fall way short of capturing the expressiveness, fearlessness, and space-traveling qualities of his music. Hearing his music is akin to being abducted by an extra-terrestrial cruise liner where everyone is tripping on space acid. And if you are lucky enough to witness him produce, you’ll see that he fittingly looks just like the captain of said space cruiser, both hands intently gripping his electronics like the instrument panel on the flight deck.
Based out of Detroit, Freddy Todd is truly a master of his craft not only in the studio but on stages across the globe. Without any pre-recorded sets, Freddy has the skills and the audacity to perform on the fly mixes of 100% original material tailored to his specific audience, mood, and venue each night, be it a theater in northern California, a club in the back alleys of Detroit, or an outdoor festival in the bush off the eastern coast of Australia (occasionally on special nights with his live drummer, ill.so.naj). His earth shattering, meticulously programmed beats and rhythms, his lazer crunk, funky psychedelic bass and sound design, and his brain tingling, intelligently soul-soaked synths, melodies, and field-recorded samples are sure to shake your consciousness as they blast through airwaves out of top notch sound systems across the universe.
:::: THE QUADROBE (Opulent Temple, SF) ::::
Drawing influence from travels around the world, Asia to Africa, Europe and South America, JB Vries’ motivations have always been based in rhythm and melody. Growing up in the Midwest United States he knew early on his life’s direction would be a musical one and with this in mind he took his show on the road. While studying Audio Engineering in Florida, he began learning the art mixing in the studio as well as a DJ in the Orlando nightclub and underground dance scene.
Producing a variety of dance genres, all with a driving and psychedelic undertone, JB who performs under the moniker, The Quadrobe, has his sights set on sharing his flavor of progressive dance music to festivals and nightclubs the world over. Today, he lives in San Francisco where he continues to perform at festivals such as Burning Man along side some of the worlds finest DJs as part of the Opulent Temple (www.opulenttemple.org). JB has performed along side Christopher Lawrence, Carl Cox, and The Crystal Method, and has released music on labels such as Dichotic Recordings, Bootcamp Records, Drizzly Recordings, and Mizumo Music. His 2013 tour includes Transahara Music Festival, Opulent Temples renowned “White Party” and more
:::: *CHRISTINE* (Mandala Records, Sculpted Sound, LA) ::::
*Christine* (Vaporvent Records – CA/ Mandala Records- France) Christine Webb is a California-based Seattle native that fell in love with psychedelic trance music in the late 90s. Christine was so captivated by psychedelic trance that in 2000 she moved to the hub of the West Coast's largest psy-trance scene, the San Francisco Bay area. In 2001 she has completed the FCC class and training to receive her FCC license and hosted a late night ambient college radio show, Sedation Vibration on KZSC Santa Cruz. spinning mellow chill out and dreamy atmospheric downtempo. Christine than went on to co-host the psy-trance radio show "Highway 604," she threw parties at the "Santa Cruz Trance Mansion", and has spun in countless parties within the bay area & the United States & around the world. In 2004 was asked to join Vaporvent Records as a label DJ and artist & in 2007 she also joined with Mandala Records (France)as a label dj. She has played clubs and festivals across North America & Mexico, headling with such acts as: Hallucinogen/Shpongle, X-Dream, Sirius Isness, CPU, GMS, Atomic Pulse, Dino Psaras, Mekkanikka, Earthling, Paul Taylor, Wizzy Noise, D-tek, Neuromotor, Joti Sidhu, Chromatone, Eskimo, Hujaboy, Silicon Sound, Protoculture, Jaia, Vibrasphere, Ace Ventura + many more. Her music collection ranges from full-on trance to harder psy night time stompers. No matter what genre, she spins the hottest, freshest tunes, out at that time & always gets the dance floor moving.
* Audio Bliss: Danley Sound Labs
* Atmospheric Creations: Global Village Productions
* Location: BeatBox, 314 11th Street, San Francisco, CA
* Date: Friday January 17th, 2014
* Time: 10:00pm - 5:00am / 21+ w/ID
- Tickets @ www.pulse-ace.eventbrite.com -
* Tier 1 $25.00 Presales
* Tier 2 $30.00 Presales
* Tier 3 $35.00 Presales
* $40.00 at the Door
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