In the Clouds w/Mood II Swing
Our new monthly "In The Clouds" is well underway at the gorgeous Everdene Rooftop of the Virgin Hotel. This time its a Saturday session (we can't have you missing the parade!) with house music LEGENDS Mood II Swing!! Warming things up for these dons will be SF's favorite Chicago import, Tyrel Williams (Housepitality, Secret Studio) ALL VINYL SET!! As well as, San Francisco's favorite dumb dumb, the incredibly talented Joey Alaniz (Common Ground. Disco Knights, Vibelords)
Join us if you're looking for some light raving, glorious views, delicious cocktails, and some sweet ass HOUSE MUSIC, this is your ♥PRIDE Weekend♥ wind up. Let's dance in support of the entire ♥LGBTQT ♥
MOOD II SWING
Collectively, songwriter-producer, Lem Springsteen, and composer-producer, John Ciafone work together as the production duo known as Mood II Swing. They met in the early 90s as members of a recording group where John and Lem wrote and produced tracks together. Prior to their meeting, one might consider them worlds apart. John was inspired by classical music, rock, and hip-hop. He began as a DJ and started producing music with an underground hip hop group on Long Island, New York, in the mid-80s. Lem was writing R&B songs, at a tender age and gigging a single signed to Chrysalis UK around the NY club circuit. Both musically trained and inspired by international Pop music of the early 90s, Lem and John decided to forge their worlds and begin producing music together.
Mood II Swing first started by working together on original material in the early 90s, which was well received by DJs in the NY club scene. Their sound blended different styles within dance music, which was unique at the time. Thanks to the influence of NY House DJs & veteran producers, such as Masters at Work, Mood II Swing also started remixing songs for major label & indie recording artists.
Eventually, a symbiosis was created where Lem’s chords and musical progressions would inspire drums, keyboards, and arrangements by John. Likewise, John’s drum programming, basslines, and keyboards became the foundation for Lem to write lyrics and melodies. Mood II Swing began to apply their unique style to their own productions, as well as remixes. Mood II Swing’s name recognition turned the start-up music production company into a group name with a cult following of House music lovers, globally. The duo is responsible for many dance floor gems and the radio crossover hit “Free” by Ultra Nate.
Currently, in the post-millennium, with a resurgence of early 90’s House music, John Ciafone and Lem Springsteen have rejoined as a production team to showcase their music in DJ sets. Mood II Swing is now working with UK Agency, Constellate Talent, and they intend to showcase their music to new generations of House music lovers through the release of their classic tracks and new productions.