Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer of Madness: Compression Crew CD Giveaway with Ivry, Sharp, Mal and Aye~n

This week COMPRESSION CREW is saying thank you to all the headz by giving away not one but FOUR different CD's, one for each DJ in the crew. At the same time, it's a fucking Monster Mash on the decks, with all four DJ's tearing down the TEMPLE walls. WHO'S IT GONNA BE?


Spaceman knows how to shred the decks in every direction, sparks and smoke pouring forth as he works his technical magic. You never know what IVRY's going to play--D&B, dubstep, hip-hop--but you can be sure he's going to play it proper. Apprehension mounts as the man gets ready to unleash his solo!


Watch how the Catman do: smooth and rumbling, bouncing but funky. In years past, Sharp produced one of the all-time great D&B mixtapes ("Don't fake the funk, Pt. 2"), a mixtape that you could listen to in the afternoon at the beach or at three in the morning, partying balls. The Compression Army is lining up to see what he's got this time.

DJ Mal

Starchild was made for loving you baby, and Mal's gonna fuck that earhole till it hurts! A bouncing toranado on the decks, Mal is the crew's showoff, and showoff he will. If you witnessed his B2B Session mix last year, you know Mal's mixes RIP IT, both on CD and in person. Ready!

DJ Aye~n

What's left to say about the Demon? From spitting fire to dropping bombs, he only ever brings the heat. And if you know his most recent mix ("Tried to Give a Damn, couldn't give a shit"), you know he fucking crushes it. He's so good it's scary.

As always, it's free before 11; $5 after.
Drink specials all night.
NEW second room by the DOWN LIKE THIS DJ's, featuring slamming electro, breaks, and other music that's dressed to kill . . .


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Summer of Madness: Bachelors of Science, Audio Angel, Sharp, Fife, Ax!om

This week is special down at Compression, as we welcome drum and bass superstars BACHELORS OF SCIENCE and celebrate the release of their new track, HORIZONS.

In case you've been on glue for the last year, the BACHELORS OF SCIENCE are Phil 'Rene' Collis and Chris Doe. Hailing from San Francisco, California, the Bachelors of Science have already become firm fixtures in the global dnb scene with their unique sound ranging from liquid flavors to dancefloor beats, with tracks smashing into top record boxes with the likes of Brian Gee, Bailey, LTJ Bukem, Grooverider, High Contrast, Doc Scott, Flight, Alix Perez, Redeyes, JuJu, and L Double to name but a few.

After several very successful releases in 2006 including "Jah No Dead" and "Wicked Ways", the Bachelors busted ass on their debut LP "Science Fiction," which was released on Horizons Music on January, 2008, and included the smash hits "Song For Lovers", "Strings Track", "People Together" and "The Ice Dance". The album was Number One nine weeks in a row on the DnB Arena Download chart, and continues to smash up the world with its lush, heartfelt production.

Not much could improve upon the Bachelors' current sound, except for maybe an extremely rare appearance by the Queen of US MC's, the mighty mighty AUDIO ANGEL.

There was once a time in San Francisco--first at Eklektik, and then at Compression--when you could enjoy the funktastic vocal stylings of the ANGEL every week. But those days are no more, so roll out this Thursday and remind yourself why you came to enjoy SFDNB so much in the first place. The lady rocks it!!

Especially when she's supported by MC Ax!om!

Ladies love him, girls adore him, even the ones he's never met before. He's MC Ax!om, Compression friend and badass MC. Put him together with Audio Angel and you got yourself a well-oiled MC machine, perfectly smooth and funky, the optimum counterpart to the sounds of the SCIENCE.

Also on the night, Groundscore legend, DJ FIFE!

FIFE is a man of many funky rollers, so expect the club to be buzzing before the Science this Thursday with his polished brand of diversity. We haven't seen FIFE in minute, so Compression is excited for him to be back in the house!


When he ain't romancing the ladies, he's romancing the decks, dropping the smooth sort of COMPRESSION funk that's perfect for a night of Science! Get out early and catch the man in action as he rips another solid, SHARP set!

As always, support from COMPRESSION CREW, and LOVE from the HONEY BEAR.
Free before 10; $5 thereafter; drink specials all night!

Second room by TEMPLE UNDERGROUND, featuring electro, house, and other dirrrrty business.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Summer of Madness: DJ Aries AND Danny the Wildchild.

OOOF!! After the ruckus in the basement last week, you were probably hoping for a reprive, maybe a little easy listening and warm tea with which you could soothe your aching mojo. But sorry, Compression Headz, this is the SUMMER OF MADNESS, and it's time to get it on proper, COMPRESSION STYLE.

So say hello to my lil' fren, DANNY THE WILDCHILD

From the dawn of the Junglistic States, DANNY THE WILDCHILD has been there--a DJ above all others, able to take your record bag and make it rock like you never imagined. Armed with tricks and techniques that drum and bass DJ's just aren't supposed to have, Danny attacks the decks, busting out rapid-fire mixes that result in a set that's more than the sum of its parts. He never fails to leave Compression in ruins, so this Thursday night, come down, join in the fray, and RECOGNIZE: DANNY THE WILDCHILD, y'all, is the motherfucking SHIT.

But because this is the SUMMER OF MADNESS, we ain't stopping there. Spark the trees, grab your visine, and get ready to skank to the unmistakable sounds of DJ ARIES.

Representing Digital Soundboy and Co-Lab Recordings (among others), Aries specializes in dubwise drum and bass, keeping it roots-based but always fresh as a Humbolt harvest. Hailing from Birmingham, UK, "the Goat" has been remixed by Visionary and TC, applauded by Shy FX, and featured on BBC 1XTRA. Smoke em if you got em, gang (and we know you do), it's time to fucking SWING and SWAY to the sounds of Aries.

Getting everything all toasty for the evening are your opening DJ's, TWO CENTS, with help from the esteemed COLONEL MC

It's the COMPRESSION WRECKING CREW, and you know these fools never played an "opening set" in their lives. Get drunk at home, get there early, and get ready to RUUMMMMMBLE!!

Compression pics by the always fantastic LA LOCA. Smile for her, we want YOU on HERE. And just in case you weren't paying attention to current events, the SUMMER OF MADNESS has started off like this like THIS:

Only $5 all night long! Topless ladies free! HONEY BEAR LOVES YOU.