Fueled by an enigmatic mystique, DJ Jenö has remained one of San Francisco's most beloved and sought after DJs for over two decades. Developing a passionate love for music from an early age he spent several years as a punk musician & songwriter, before discovering djing and falling into the vibrant London warehouse party scene of the mid 80s. Once Acid House fever hit the UK, Jenö never looked back, becoming known for his heady Whoosh parties, and his involvement in the early days of the notorious Tonka Sound System.
Jenö’s mythical mixing talents have translated far and wide with a diverse international cult following. He has demonstrated these talents on the decks in the premier clubs across the globe, including the legendary Twilo in NYC, The End, Fabric & Ministry of Sound in London, Unit in Tokyo and the Rex Club in Paris. Jenö continues to perform & present music with a unique and psychedelic perspective, djing regularly again across the US, as well as hosting his own musically mischievous cult radio show - Noise from the Void, on http://mixlr.com/jenovoid/
Carlos Souffront is a music gourmet, a true DJ's DJ. His taste is rich and vast and he has the unique ability to create deeply rhythmic narratives that offer unexpected and exotic spices. He mastered his deep mixing skills with a cassette deck and a belt drive turntable in his father's den in Troy, home of contemporaries such as Mike Servito, Tadd Mullinex and Matthew Dear. Equally entrenched in indie rock, post punk, experimental music, ambient, rock, house, and techno, Carlos was always a man of many worlds - with an ability to traverse though them with an unique imagination. There is a mood to his search within sound, something that is heavy, deep yet gritty. Like many Caribbean transplants that ends up in northern colder climates, he wonders where our rhythmic complexity is. For him it is effortless and endlessly surprising to the listener.
Gay Marvine (aka Chuck Hampton), a creepy campy shadowy hedonist. Maybe he's a gay vampire or something. Gay Marvine's years of experience in the most underground of night clubs and the seediest of continental bath houses makes him the most qualified editor / rearranger.
Chuck Hampton has been a DJ in the Detroit undergound scene since '92. Personally picked by Richie Hawtin to play at several of his parties, Chuck has appeared on bills with Derrick May, Juan Atkins, DWynn, Stacey Pullen, and many noted others. He was the resident DJ for the now legendary Friday nights in the basement of the Nectarine Ballroom (the club where Jeff Mills got his start) throughout the 90's and early 2000's. He's been a guest DJ for several of the Macho City parties as well as the Menergy party. He is honored to have played the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Movement). Known for his enthusiactic, intense and diverse sets that span genres and decades, Chuck is now an accomplished remixer and editor under the guise of "Gay Marvine" on the Detroit based labels "Secret Mixes Fixes" and "Bath House Etiquette". House, Acid, Techno, Disco, New Wave, Industrial, Hi-NRG and even Classic Rock have all been known to make their ways into Chuck's sets. His focus is always on the dance floor. For this special set, Chuck will be focusing on his favorite House tracks.
Two Dudes in Love, San Francisco based producer/DJ couple Mat dos Santos and David Sternesky, wield their musical and emotional chemistry in equal measure whether they are producing original songs, remixing another artist, or DJing to an audience of happy dancers. San Francisco Bay Guardian selected Two Dudes in Love for their 2014 'Hot Pink List', the annual Pride-month round up of "the people who have inspired us with their unique approaches to queer life."
Trevor Sigler is a young Idaho transplant living in San Francisco. He has quickly established himself as a talented producer and engineer with a unique ear for sounds, with numerous remixes and a full length album already under his belt. As a DJ, he is consistently in demand for guest appearances as well as holding down a residency with SQURRRL (San Francisco/Los Angeles). His debut self-titled LP was released on April 22nd via Friends With Benefits Records.
The Hard Ton 'We Got Luv' EP will be released September 1 on a 12" single limited to 300 copies with remixes by Matrixxman (Spectral Sound, Ultramajic, Soo Wavvy), Up Yours (Southern Fried Records, Get Up Recordings), and Rotciv (Unterton). A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the San Francisco party. A digital version featuring Hard Ton's "Blame It On The E" and additional remixes by Matrixxman and Two Dudes in Love will be released later in the year.
After a grueling 8-hour detention in Seattle, the U.S. government successfully stopped the queer XXL disco queen, Hard Ton, from entering the United States on Wednesday, July 30. To say that we are crushed is an understatement. Hard Ton is everything Friends With Benefits Records stands for: beautiful music, fabulous outfits, and the celebration of being your own authentic self. Hard Ton was so excited to play the West Coast – and we will bring them back someday. We promise.
What now? The show must go on. It’s what Hard Ton wants us to do.
July 31, 2014 – Seattle: Ononos and The Tempers will be rocking the stage at Chop Suey. Two Dudes in Love and Nark Magazine will bring you groovy beats in the side room. Tickets will be $10 at the door—we’ve also released more $8 tickets for presale. Come party with us!
August 3, 2014 – Vancouver: Truckerdisco will be on fire with Two Dudes in Love, Futurewife, and DJ Taffi Louis. Celebrate Vancouver Pride Sunday at *the* best house and techno party Vancouver Pride Sunday has to offer.
August 7, 2014 – Los Angeles: Bears in Space and Friends With Benefits will be rescheduled for a later date.
August 9, 2014 – San Francisco: Come dance the night away with an amazing DJ line up, transformative visual installations, and fierce interpretations of Hard Ton’s music. More details soon.
We will reach out to people who have bought presale tickets and issue refunds for anyone who wants one for Seattle, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.
San Francisco-based dance label Friends With Benefits Records today releases James Broughton: The Music Of His Dance (Vol. 2). The compilation is presented in conjunction with the award winning documentary film Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton.
Seven dance music artists—including Heartthrob (Isnisnt, Minus), Hard Ton (Killekill House Trax, Toy Tonics) and Lady Blacktronika (Sound Black Recordings)—created new, original songs that incorporate archival audio of James Broughton reading his poetry. By bringing Broughton's poetry from the page to the dance floor, this unique compilation carries the message of Big Joy to an entirely new audience.
Mastered by Trevor Sigler.
The third FWB #CuddleCast features Nark from Seattle!
Watch all the cuddly action on our YouTube Channel:
Play and Download the audio file on our SoundCloud:
Two Dudes in Love played an opening set and Robin and Elaine took over the decks an hour later with their uplifting disco-influenced house sounds.
Join us in the fun as you watch our friends (with benefits) sit, pose, kiki, cuddle, or otherwise just have a good time. Expect beardy nuzzles, friendly cuddles, and lots of LOVE.
#CuddleCast #BonerRoom #AllCuddlesNoTroubles
This event is dedicated to the memory of Shain Alexander.
Although he is much younger than many other aspiring DJ/producers in San Francisco, Trevor Sigler already has a fully mature reputation for cutting-edge dance music. He’s known for seamlessly combining West Coast bass music, sultry deep house, and uninhibited techno in his DJ sets for the likes of Honey Soundsystem, Gays Hate Techno, BAAAHS (Burning Man sound car), Bubble, and his own SQURRRL crew, whose parties are notorious in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.
As an original producer, Trevor displays a fully realized and mature understanding of deep house with his self-titled, eight-track album. It delivers edgy melodic basslines, complex percussion, and deep driving rhythms. Listen and discover why Trevor has quickly established himself as a formidable DJ and producer in San Francisco's underground house and techno scene. Hear three songs from the EP right now on SoundCloud:
Buy Trevor’s LP now at your preferred digital music store:
This past Sunday, Trevor graced the decks for the first-ever Friends With Benefits CuddleCast. He DJed some of his favorite new tracks while our friends hugged it out in the background, and it was all broadcast live on the web via video stream. Think Boiler Room, but gay and beardy! A video highlight reel is coming soon, and you can hear the whole DJ set on SoundCloud right here:
More about Trevor Sigler:
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tsigler3441
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trevor-Sigler/243953078983054
More about Friends With Benefits Records:
Trevor Sigler has a new album out on April 22nd via Friends With Benefits Records. To celebrate, we will be live-streaming Trevor's DJ set at 2pm on April 20th, and you can tune in from anywhere in the world.
The CuddleCast is our new spin on podcasts. Join us in the fun as you watch our friends (with benefits) sit, pose, kiki, cuddle, or otherwise just have a good time to the awesome soundtrack. Expect beardy nuzzles and bass-heavy dance tunes. The live broadcast starts at 2pm PT.
Pre-order Trevor's self-titled LP on iTunes now. Also available everywhere you buy music on April 22.
Tune in here! http://ustre.am/1cT5x
Robot Bomb Shelter, the production alias of Jake Brower, delivers a four-track EP of dense, dark techno for Friends With Benefits Records. Drawing on his 20+ years of experience as a fan, producer, and live performer of electronic music, the Beyond the Shadow EP evokes fantasies of nocturnal catharsis in secret, sweaty concrete bunkers equipped with brutally powerful soundsystems. For fans of Function, Perc, Sandwell District, Silent Servant, Recondite, Rødhåd, Gary Beck, Rrose, and Ben Sims.