Proximity: After Hrs


May The 4th be with you Jedi Knights!
In the Spirit of MUTEK San Francisco 2018 Proximity @ Substation is proud to bring a healthy dose of Techno!!!

~ R. Fentz {Manjumasi | Desert Hearts}
~ Victor Vega {Proximity | Housepit}
~ Sinéad B2B J. Walker
~Jaime James {Beat Sentinels}

R. Fentz
A new musical project by Zack Yakovlev. Originally from Russia and living in the United States for most of his life, it is the last 10 years in San Francisco that has truly shaped his musical views, artistic spirit, and his quest in life. Alone, and as part of his alias Bells & Whistles, Zack has been a top choice for promoters and clubs around the world, and been trusted to provide direct warmup support for artists like DJ Koze, Maya Jane Coles, Solomun, Andhim, Paul Kalkbrenner, Detroit Swindle, Anja Schneider, Bos Moses and many more. He has gained residences with Southern California based festival “Desert Hearts”, Bay Area’s production powerhouse “As You Like It”, and become a regular choice at local clubs including
Public Works, Monarch and the what once was, 222 Hyde. While he explored his sound, he also explored the world, and was truly thankful to have been able to perform at festivals including; Fusion Festival, Burning Man, Desert Hearts, Sunset Campout and Snow Globe. Constantly trying to learn something from every new crowd and environment, he broadened his range, tightened his execution, and gained a reputation for being able to always play the right music, at the right time. Whether outside on a sunny day, or a barely lit room underground, Zack has learned to read and respect the situation, adapt to it, change to it, yet always bring a level of playfulness and joy that can be heard on across every mix and original production.
Having started playing around with making music way before ever touching his first pair of turntables, production has always been a key part of his life, and as Bells & Whistles he was lucky enough to release music on labels like OM, Thoughtless/XLR8R, Desert Heart Records, Kabutamoshi and Mioli Music. While Djing will always be an integral part of who Zack is, and a major focus for the R. Fentz project, original music and live performances will also be a major tool to help better express himself, and his musical tastes. With his debut EP, “Coming Home”, set for release in December 2016 on Atish and Mark Slee’s label Manjumasi, and a follow-up on the new but already impressive SF imprint Das Sind Wir in February 2017, Zack is ready to invite the world to join him on his quest through life, time, and music.

Victor Vega
This cat has been hard at work with a recent graduation in Sound Audio Engineering. Victor has invested, dedicated and reenforced his calling in event and music production. Now is when the real work begins. As time passes your taste for music and what moves you refines and mature. This medium is a tool; a place where you can really connect to what it is you seek. Take time to absorb it all, from beginning to end. Trust your instincts and it will reward you with unconditional guidance as you pass through these virtual walls of sound. We work toward a better interpretation of our self and thus what we apply our self to will translate through these, at times, emotional soundscapes of a future to be in Proximity.

Sinéad & J. Walker are a dynamic with works in progress. More info to come of this mysterious Duo.

Jaime James’ foray into the DJ scene began during the mid-80s in Northern California. Though he was affiliated with various Bay Area DJ crews, it wasn’t until his younger brother brought home a pair of rickety belt-drive Technics, and a beat-up 2-channel mixer, that things truly began. Back then, his vinyl record purchasing habit leaned heavily into hip hop.
Things gained momentum after the unfortunate passing of the DJ and owner of Divine Styles Productions; Jaime and his brother subsequently assumed ownership and continued to DJ for the next several years, while also providing sound and lighting reinforcement.
Then, after a nearly ten-year hiatus and with mobile DJ’ing far behind him, Jaime became involved in the dance music scene in 2005. Since then, he’s held residencies at several San Francisco nightclubs, including The Endup, and has performed at venues around the Bay Area.
Jaime has also DJ'd at various music festivals across the US, like LoveFest (SF), the WMC (Miami), Movement (Detroit), Burning Man (Black Rock City), as well as international events in France, Germany and Spain.

Be respectful of your surroundings and People.
This is an Antique Building, NOT your home.

There will be a smoking area that will be sectioned off so KEEP Voice Level down. {ABSOLUTLY} {NO CIGARETTE SMOKING}
IN ANY OTHER LOCATION!!! of the Venue.
We’ll have ATM machines. Come prepared! Come correct!

Keep an EYE OUT for the RED UMBRELLA!

Friday, May 4th 2017 ~ 1am to Late; (technically, *Early* Saturday morning)

Address will be posted day of event!!
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