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One thing that sets San Francisco apart, as far as cities on the west coast go at least, is its illustrious history. From the gold rush to the tech rush; from earthquakes to fires; from skyscrapers to monuments; the city has been through it all, and for that reason, has a lot to offer. Of the offered, the Palace of Fine Arts is one of the most sensational. The monument was built in 1915 for the World Fair, and I bet they would never have guessed, 100 years later, it would host the premier hip hop and eclectic soul collective in the world: SOULECTION.

 

Being born and raised in southern California, Soulection’s rise to international acclaim has been nothing less than a wild ride to watch and be a part of. When they come to town, no matter who of their collective will be selecting, we’re there. This time, though, it will be with the historic backdrop of one of San Francisco’s most admired treasures.

 

Best part? This event is only $20. $20 is a steal just for the lineup: The Whooligan, Sasha Marie, Mikos Da Gawd, and Ryury. I’ve included some music below if you need any more coaxing. Saturday night is going to be about the experience. Come one, come all!

 

 

 

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Soulection has always been very much welcomed in the Bay Area, and thanks to DJ Dials for booking their crew consistently, their fan base has grown considerably. Last time Sango was in town, he tore apart 1015 Folsom, but over the weekend he upgraded to the beautiful Regency Ballroom for a packed house.

 

Dials notoriously opens his own shows (I would too), and he can set the tone for any booking he sets. Right from the get go, the vibe was right and everyone was ready for the smooth trimmings of Monte Booker. I had seen this guy’s name around, but this was the first time I got to listen to his music. His set was filled with sultry beats and four on the floor tempos that perfectly complemented what was about to come.

 

Sango is a legend. As one of the back bones of the Soulection crew, you can always expect for him to bring the heat and keep it unique. His Brazilian and Latin inspired beats always get me going. Everyone was hype from top to bottom, and the night was capped in a way only one of Soulection’s founding fathers could do.

 

Sángo – Eu Te Devoro

 

Soulection Radio Show #259 w/ Monte Booker

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Despite a brutal commute, scorching temperatures, and an adolescent population the size of Disneyland, I had an amazing time at this year’s Day N Night festival in Silverado, CA. Thrown by Santa Ana’s Observatory in the spacious Oak Canyon Park, Day N Night festival’s inaugural line-up was one for the ages; focusing mainly on up and coming hip-hop artists. Even before being dropped in that crowd, you can definitely see the appeal for students. From top to bottom, the inaugural line-up was a who’s who of 2016’s hottest acts from Flume down to 21 Savage. Concert bills like this prove that the need for a major label to shape and distribute your sound is nothing but a mere notion of yesteryear.

 

 

The two headliners A$AP Rocky and Flume played Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and each brought their own brand of flash and debonair to the main stage. A$AP Rocky closed out the Saturday mainstage which also featured high-energy performances from up and comers Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, and Post Malone. Each of these young guns played to massive crowds and brought their own brand of hip-hop for the kids. Though each artist is quite new school, there were a few cues from each set that hearkened back to the golden era with each performer having a real DJ behind them complete with a full entourage on stage with them at all times.

 

 

Seasoned veteran and Compton’s own, YG stole the show Saturday performing hits like “Twist My Fingaz,” “Why You Always Hatin’?”, and “Who Do You Love”. He had the crowd hanging onto every lyric, every quip, as the stage lit up bright for his hour long set. After YG, I went to go check out Metro Boomin’s DJ Set. Being the self-proclaimed Future Stan that I am, I’ve been following Metro for a minute. I was not disappointed as Metro spun his self-produced Future tracks back to back to back and even brought out T-Pain as a special guest to perform “Buy U a Drank”. Saturday closed out in the utmost style as A$AP Rocky took to the main stage and kicked his set off with “L$D”. Moments later he brought out A$AP Nast, Ant, and Twelvy to run through all the hits and even do some tracks off their previous mix tapes.

 

 

Getting into the festival on Sunday was a grueling journey; but once I got inside, Flume’s DJ Set did not disappoint. Slightly more on the hard side than his live shows Flume dropped banger after hit after banger to the massive crowd who never seemed to mind that the temperatures were over 95 degrees. Curiously, the Australian super-producer’s set started at 5:00pm, a bit early than most expected however he more than made up with it by bringing out Vince Staples for “Smoke & Retribution” and Vic Mensa for “Lose It”. After Flume the Soulection crew ripped the Weedmaps stage. The trio of Andre Power, SoSuperSam, and Esta each played their own brand of electronic blended hip-hop and old school r&b favorites. 21 Savage was easily the biggest surprise of the weekend. His cool and calm demeanor on stage in addition to his neo-gangster rap persona made for a heavy set as he performed tracks like “Savage Mode” and “No Heart”. At one point there was even a girl holding a french bull dog puppy on stage just chilling with the rest of his crew.

 

 

At the end of the day, Day N Night’s talent made up for the the difficulties with the logistics. If the Observatory continue to consolidate Hip-Hop’s rising stars, hit-makers, and mix in some electronic acts for good measure, there’s no question we will be returning year upon year. After all we do this for the music right?

 

Sebastian – H.A.L.

 

King Krule – Octopus

 

RL Grime – Aurora

 

Violent Femmes – Blister in the Sun

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Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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41/48 Days

 

When they made it into our 2014 Honorable Mention for the rousing Dead, Young Fathers were only getting started. Follow up album White Men are Black Men Too continued to feature their Scot-pop catchiness interlaced among heavy militaristic droning with hopeful background bagpipes staying strong. Interspersed across all of that sonic space are politically charged rap and soulful ballads that highlight a deeply caring and international influence.

 

Catch them Sunday for what’s been touted as a very energetic live show.

 

Young Fathers – Low

Young Fathers – Old Rock n’ Roll

Young Fathers – Shame

Young Fathers – No Way

 

 

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We’re happy to officially begin our expansion to northern California with a giveaway of two tickets to see Mick Jenkins and Stwo in San Francisco! These two are on a huge tour together, hitting all over California. Every one of these shows are going to be filled with the perfect hip hop energy, especially with Stwo opening. Scope how you can win a pair of tickets below.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Thursday, September 24th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets from @CtrlAltDelight to see @mickjenkins & @stwobeats @SocialHallSF on Thurs 9/24!”
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Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

 

Mick Jenkins – The Waters

 

Sango ft. SPZRKT – Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife (Stwo Remix)

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Low End Theory and Brainfeeder‘s bass and hip-hop death-defying Gaslamp Killer is coming through to WAVS this Friday to hint at what his live “Experience” is like. As a DJ, he’s all over the place in the best way possible – the energy doesn’t stop.

 

Free the Robots and Torosbros will be playing the lead in. Come through for some heavy vibes.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Friday, August 7th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 3 tickets to see @gaslampkiller at @wayfarercm on 8/7! @CtrlAltDelight @follow_mda”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this page

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Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

 

The Gaslamp Killer – Boiler Room London

 

 

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The Moony Habits crew has been slowly, but surely, making headway in the LA underground. With 3 shows already logged, Moony Habits is making quite the name for itself. This Thursday, they’re shaking it up again with Rhythm and Bass style that’s rather different from LA’s typical hip-hop and beats scene. Sans one DJ set, every act will be performing LIVE.

 

Soulection’s Chris McClenney with bring his whole band as he tickles the ivories; StarRo will have vocal support from Gavin Turek, Jarell Perry, Iman Europe, Lindsay Olsen as well as special guest drummer, David Myers Jr.; Moony Habits veteran Mike Gao will be performing his all new Polyplayground set; and A Sol Mechanic will perform live alongside a special secret guest. Astronautica will also be present to DJ the way she does (very well on the beats). Kuro will be playing the changeovers. Come prepared with your night-souls because things are going to get romantic.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Thursday, August 6th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets to see @MisterMcClenney @starRo75 & more on 8/6! with @CtrlAltDelight @moonyhabits”
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Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

 

Chris McClenney – Soulection White Label

Gavin Turek – Don’t Fight It (StarRo remix)

StarRo – Hold On, We’re Going Home Ft. Iman Europe (Drake Rework)

Mike Gao – Shifty (Anderson Paak x Doja Cat)