After Dawn Feat. Anthony Mansfield, Sharon Buck & Joey Alaniz
Afterdawn at Monroe returns this Sunday morning with a very special line up to lure your ears with some of the best local talent.
>>> Anthony Mansfield (Green Gorilla/Disco Knights)
Anthony Mansfield has been on a 20-year journey through the world of psychedelic dance music ever since attending the now-legendary full moon massives of San Francisco’ s Wicked Crew in the early 90’ s. Anthony spent the rest of the decade in New York, spreading the gospel of deep house across the Empire State with a late- night radio show, his 8-year-running weekly, and the countless underground parties that gave birth to his own crew, HectorWorks Soundsystem. After an exhausting and debaucherous 2-year run as GM, talent booker, and resident DJ at upstate’ s largest live music venue, The Odyssey, Anthony was ready to return to San Francisco.
Anthony hit the West Coast running in 2001, joining his old friend DJ M3 as resident DJ and co-promoter of the infamous Green Gorilla Lounge in a string of successful weekly club nights, true seat-of-your-pants underground parties, and blown- out monthly events across the Bay Area, with some of the city’ s and world’ s best names in dance music. Anthony has left his mark on Burning Man for the last decade as well, at the Space Lounge, Green Gorilla, and Disco Knights sound camps, with a trail of exhausted dancers and party people in the wake of his many epic sets on the Playa.
Anthony has been producing his own particular brand of dance music since his first release on Rong Records in ’ 04 with Ben Cook as “ Barfly”. Quickly moving to found his own label, Hector Works, in 2005 with NYC deep-house production wizard Nick Chacona, Anthony has worked with Garth, Tal M. Klein, Sneak-E Pete, M3, and others in the last five years, releasing tracks on Gomma, Moodmusic, Aniligital, and Om Records. His tunes have received nods (and plays) from some of the world’ s top DJs, including Dimitri from Paris, Harvey, Greg Wilson, Doc Martin, Idjut Boys, Ivan Smaggle, The Revenge, Pete Herbert, and Playgroup. Camped out in his room at Moulton Studios, Anthony is currently hard at work on the 19th release for Hector Works, and looking forward to taking a break for the Treasure Island Music Festival!
>>> Sharon Buck (Housepitality SF)
Sharon Buck is a Bay Area Old School House Head born and raised in the city that some call the mecca of Underground House. She was once a Track Star turned professional Break Dancer till...one night a DJ stole her bike and it was ON!. The MUSIC became Life and she'll like to keep it that way. Some people call her the Social Taste-maker or Bay Area Legend, whatever you think, she's doing her best to keep San Francisco's UNDERGROUND House Music/Club Scene ALIVE. Mixing her lovely music that spans all genres of House to Techno. It's a party on the dance floor..."BLOW IT UP!!".. If you like it? then let her know...she'll keep it groovin..enjoy the music.
>>> Joey Alaniz (Disco Knights/Common Ground)
His older brother was a mobile dj. At the age of 14, Joey would sneak in to his brothers studio when he was gone and scratch the shit out of anything he could get his hands on. Back then it was all hip hop but when those A. sides couldn’t be played anymore, he discovered the B. side dance tracks and was instantly hooked.
His sound selection and journey-ess programming has taken him to play in far off lands like Kenya, Mexico, Hawaii, New York.
Now he spends his days mastering the art of fried rice, whiskey consumption, looking busy while not doing anything at all and working on original material which he will be releasing this year. He also does a party in San Francisco called Common Ground which is now on its fourth year and counting which I hear is kinda sorta amazing.