Technoclam 03: Anastasia Kristensen, Qzen, Experimental Housewife, & Christina Chatfield @ the Stud
We're very excited to welcome you to our next event this Saturday, February 10th, and couldn't be more pleased with the response we've gotten from everyone. This time we're headed to a new venue, the Stud, who has kindly welcomed us into their space for this party. Presales on ResidentAdvisor are now sold out, but we will have tickets on the door for those of you willing to arrive early before we reach capacity.
About the Venue
The STUD is a 50+ year old queer bar that is worker-owned and operated, the only of its kind in the US. It brings one of the most diverse and welcoming crowds of any venue in San Francisco, and as anyone who has been there can tell you, it's a special place that we're very fortunate to call home for this event. All restrooms are gender neutral, it is wheelchair accessible, and they stock Club Mate. :) Of course, as is usual for our parties, we have a welcoming, friendly atmosphere with a dance floor full of music nerds, and a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or misogyny of any kind. Please ask any door staff or staff member if you need any assistance.
About the Lineup
We as a collective have been hard at work curating this special night and taking care of every detail. Not the least of which includes vinyl releases, residencies at clubs in Berlin, Copenhagen, and San Francisco respectively, a searing live acid set, two Boiler Rooms, a vocalist, a record label head, and quite honestly - too much more to ever list here. We'd like to introduce the artists. Stem to stern, every artist on this lineup is worth your dancing feet, and we look forward to seeing you this weekend.
Between multiple releases on labels like Bas Mooy's Mord Records & Nous Disques, one of the most fun Boiler Rooms of 2017, and a relentless tour schedule, we've managed to secure her San Francisco debut. She is a regular at Unter (NYC), Secondnature (Seattle), Culturebox (Copenhagen, where she's a resident), and also made stops at Berlin Atonal, ://about blank, Unsound Festival, and Drugstore Beograd (Belgrade). Her sets promise scorching, ravey techno and we can't wait.
It's always a joy to get to book someone you admire, and Berlin's Qzen is no exception. She got her start throwing drum and bass parties, eventually becoming the electronic music programmer for iTunes. It's no surprise, then, that she possesses an impressive depth of knowledge of dance music and it always shows in her sets. She's even a talented vocalist. Qzen is a regular at Salon Zur Wilden Renate, and Griessmuehle now that she is based in Berlin. A really special set at Sunset Campout in 2017 cemented the idea that we had to have her out.
Aside from being a long-time supporter of our project, Evelyn, aka Experimental Housewife, is another person on this lineup who defines the word "selector." We could not be more lucky to have her involved. She is a resident of Run the Length of Your Wildness (a modest Monday night affair that happens to be a perfect incubator for rising talent in SF's dance music scene), runs a record label (Perfect Location Records), and has played alongside artists such as Kassem Mosse, Cherushii, and at Communikey and Decibel Festival. You might also know her releases from Doc Sleep's Jacktone Records. She was kind enough to provide us with a one hour podcast, which you can listen to here.
Last but most certainly not least, Christina Chatfield is someone we've been trying to book for quite awhile - since our first party, in fact. She was one of our first supporters, and first to truly value what Technoclam was all about. She's a resident of San Francisco party juggernaut As You Like It (another early adopter), and counts vinyl releases on Sassmouth's God Particle Records among her accomplishments. Christina has an uncanny and exceptional ability to compose a live set heavy on acid house and techno. She's been a guest of Naughty Bad Fun Collective (Chicago), Industry Brunch (Detroit), Housepitality (San Francisco), and the Bunker (New York).