Alex (0tterboy) wrote in 4ad,

San Francisco event paying tribute to 4AD!

Strangelove - Attack of the Record Labels!

On Friday, January 2nd, Strangelove focuses on 4 of their favorite record labels. In the back room, DJs Tomas Diablo and Unit 77 (Attack Haus Productions) spin the best of Wax Trax! and Razormaid! Records. In the front room, DJs Orko and Otter (Dancing Ghosts Productions) spin the best of Mute and 4AD Records!

Thanks to 4AD and the efforts of Dancing Ghosts, we'll be giving away assortments of CDs from artists like Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, Bauhaus, and Department of Eagles.

What ARE these record labels?

Wax Trax! essentially defined industrial music, and featured artists like Front 242, Ministry, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks, Front Line Assembly, My Life With The Thill Kill Kult, Coil, and Skinny Puppy side-projects Cyberakitf and Doubting Thomas.

Since 1984, Razormaid! Records has been the premier DJ remix label, and has released dance mixes of artists like Depeche Mode, the Cure, New Order, Gary Numan, Red Flag, Microchip League, Kraftwerk, the Eurythmics, and Nitzer Ebb.

Mute Records was formed by Depeche Mode producer Daniel Miller in 1978 to release his single 'Warm Leatherette' (under the name 'The Normal'). Since then Mute has released music by Fad gadget, Nitzer Ebb, Goldfrapp, Yaz, Erasure, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and of course Depeche Mode.

4AD was formed in 1979 and funded by Beggars Banquet. They have released music by Bauhaus, the Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Clan of Xymox, Tones on Tail, This Mortal Coil, Xmal Deutchland, the Pixies and more.

Strangelove is every first Friday at the CAT CLUB (Folsom and 8th), with different themes and guests every month. There's lots of room to dance and socialize, and if you keep dancing, we keep the party going until 3AM!


Friday, January 2nd: Attack of the Record Labels

- In the Back Room
Wax Trax! and Razormaid!
and UNIT 77 (Attack Haus Productions)

- In the Front Room
Mute and 4AD
with DJs ORKO (Dancing Ghosts Productions)
and OTTER (Dancing Ghosts Productions)

at THE CAT CLUB (Folsom and 8th)
21+. 9PM-3AM . $6. Free before 10
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