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Friday December 15, 2006

San Francisco, CA -- SOMA Sessions, San Francisco's most forward thinking Drum & Bass promoters, have returned to present another rare intimate session with PARADOX *Live PA* (London, UK). This special night of break beat science will be held at Chinatown's infamous Li Po Lounge on Friday, December 15th.

(Metalheadz / Paradox Music / Esoteric / Secret Operations) - London, UK

Paradox (Dev Pandya) is an artist who has truly shaped trends rather than followed them. For over a hundred releases on respected labels including Reinforced, Metalheadz, and his own family of imprints, Dev Paradox has blazed trails into what he calls "drumfunk," sampling and chopping 70s funk breaks into his own style of reconstructed Jungle riddims. Unlike most Drum & Bass producers, Paradox performs a live P.A. rather than DJing, and orchestrates his Amiga computer, synthesizer, sampler and microphone into a blissful Jungle experience not to be missed.

Getting the Li Po lower level to a boiling point are the talents of SOMA Sessions founder DJ M and Santa Cruz's DJ Silly Kid. The host for the evening is MC Duh (Groundscore). Don't miss this night of S.F. Drum & Bass history in the making...

(SOMA Sessions, Future Breaks FM!)

(Drumestik) - Santa Cruz



Tickets: Presales are $7 and are valid all night.
Door: $7 before 10pm, $10 after, Limited capacity
Time: 9pm-2am
Age: 21+
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Located at...
916 Grant Avenue @ Washington St (Chinatown) [map]
San Francisco, CA 94108

A portion of the party proceeds will benefit
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Saturday April 8, 2006

It is rare to find veteran Drum & Bass artists who have remained true to form since day one. We're proud to present a RARE session with two of the world's finest, on tour with their captivating, high energy live show, in an intimate venue.

For nearly a hundred releases, Dev Paradox has blazed trails into what he calls "drumfunk," sampling and chopping 70s funk into his own badboy Jungle riddims. His studio partner Seba, the Swede behind landmark Good Looking anthems back in the day, took the game by storm again in the new millenium with more stripped-down, bouncy bass and breaks.

These legends have in recent years rediscovered similar artistic orbits, collaborating to push the boundaries of soulful, funky, rugged and raw JUNGLE MUSIC. Check stores for their new showcase DJ mix CD, "Beats Me" and prepare to fall in love with Drum & Bass again at the return of SOMA SESSIONS...


Tickets: Presales start at $5 and are valid all night.
Door: $5 before 10pm, $10 after.
8pm-2am | 21+ | Limited capacity |

Located at...
Remodeled and under new ownership!
496 14th St @ Guerrero St, San Francisco [map]

A portion of the party proceeds will benefit
Listen in and win tickets on April 8th

Every Saturday 4-6pm w/dj PUSH, DJ M, Jus Wan & guests.
Nine years running on KUSF 90.3FM, SF.


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Friday September 24, 2004

CHRIS INPERSPECTIVE (Inperspective Records - UK)
The South London Amen Brother representing "Beats and Strings" returns to SF for another rolling session of fresh cuts. Prepare to be taken on a proper journey into D+B from soulful vibes to the ruff drum-heavy choppage style championed by the man's own label.


DJ CLEVER (Offshore Recordings - NYC)
Behind one of the finest leftfield D+B imprints around today is Brooklyn's DJ Clever. Offshore is all about pushing boundaries while maintaining the highest possible standard of quality, and Clever's deep DJ sets are no exception.


Clever will be appearing before the show at Virgin Megastore downtown from 6-7pm in support of his new CD "Troubled Waters," a 15-track mix of Offshore tunes on Microcosm Music label -- be there!

Special guest pon de mic:
MC DUH (Groundscore)

Resident support:
DJ M (SOMA Sessions, FutureTrax, Faultline)

SOUND:BOY (SOMA Sessions, Brass Tax)


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Friday August 27, 2004

We present another exclusive US appearance and a first for the Bay Area...
PSIDREAM (Breakbeat Science, Levitated, Barcode, DSCI4, Uprising, - Vancouver BC)
Rising star Jeff Malcolm a.k.a. Psidream has quickly earned a reputation for top quality productions across many sectors of the D+B subgenre map. Spanning a full range of moods from cinematic soundscapes to manic tearouts, his releases continue to be rolled out by an equally diverse collection of top-shelf labels. Don't miss this exclusive US appearance guaranteed to shake down the dancefloor!!

MC DUH (Groundscore, Phuturo)
...SF's finest controlling the ride.

NEMO (#-in-Time, Faultline, The Fool)
..deep uplifting beats from the low-pro O.G.

JEST-ONE (Clandestine, Peer Pressure Crew)
ROB BLISS (Killa Subz, Peer Pressure Crew)
...rocking their signature back-to-back turntablist style.

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Friday July 23, 2004

SKYNET (Skynet Recordings, Discrete, nVision - UK)
Following his early years as a self-aware nuclear defense system hell-bent on the destruction of the humans, Brighton's Skynet kindled his creative side and forged innovative D&B with partner Stakka on the Liftin' Spirit, Audio Blueprint and Underfire labels. Producing together since 1993, their efforts culminated in the timeless Clockwork LP of 2001. Winding forward, 2004 finds Skynet bearing a prolific solo output and no fewer than three imprints- Skynet Recs, Discrete and nVision. Join The Terminator himself on this mission into the future of techstep....

RANDO (Levitated Recordings, Phuturo)

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Friday June 25, 2004

BAILEY (Metalheadz, Swerve, Breakbeat Science - UK)
Bailey's roots in Drum & Bass stretch back to the early days of UK pirate radio. A DJ whose taste and selection span all styles of the genre, he quickly became one of the premier DJs of the D&B movement. In 1996 he took a residency at Goldie's renowned Metalheadz night at the legendary Blue Note. Over the years he has established his own radio show every Sunday on BBC 1Xtra and joined Fabio's famous Swerve night in London. A favorite of the San Francisco scene, if you can't get down to this DJ you may be dead.

Resident support:
DJ M (SOMA Sessions)

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Friday May 28, 2004
As featured in Flavorpill, Nitevibe, SF Weekly's Beatbox Column, Nitewise, SFDance and more.....

Old Skool Jungle Night
Join us as we flash back to the years of 1993-1997 with:

DJ ABSTRACT (Phunckateck, Pneuma)

STAR EYES (Syrup, Groundscore)

4REAL (Phuturo, Groundscore)

MC DUH (Phuturo, Groundscore)


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Friday April 23, 2004

DJ FLIGHT (BBC 1Xtra, Metalheadz - UK)
Nathalie Wright aka DJ Flight's accomplishments speak for themselves; a resident at the legendary Metalheadz Sunday Sessions and at Fabio's Swerve night in London, host of her own radio show, "Next Chapter" on BBC's 1Xtra and, most recently, a co-producer with Breakage as "Alias" for 31 Records. All this plus a heavy DJ touring schedule showcasing the latest cuts from all flavors of upfront D&B adds up to a knockout Bay Area debut.

ROHAN (Bassbin Recordings - Dublin)

At the heart of Ireland's Drum 'n Bass scene lies Bassbin Recordings in Dublin. Co-founded by Rohan and Naphta in 1996, the organization has grown to include sublabels, Breakin, Solas and Looney Toonz and is home to such talents as Beta 2, Zero Tolerance, Equinox and Breakage. SOMA Sessions welcomes the return of the Bassbin don for another rolling set of dubbed-out floor smashers.

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Friday March 26, 2004

ASC (Covert Operations, - UK)
A prolific producer and head of the Covert Operations label, ASC has signed tunes to 720, Good Looking, Offshore and Nu Directions to name a few. He and his stable of cutting-edge artists from around the globe have outgrown the Atmospheric D&B moniker as they turn their focus toward maximum dancefloor impact.

ILLFORMANTS (Breakbeat Science, Subtitles)
Recording separately as Controlled Substance and Angel Zero, this duo have turned heads in recent years with stormers such as �The Bizarre.� Their fresh take on techstep is characterized by crisp beats and sci-fi sound effects rolling out over deep deadly basslines. Expect another storming B2B set from these Bay favorites!

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Friday February 27, 2004

Read the preview in the SF Weekly's Beatbox column by music writer, Nate Cavalieri.

NOOKIE (Good Looking - UK)
With countless releases on Reinforced, Moving Shadow, Labello Blanco and most recently, Good Looking Records, Nookie's style and artistic vision have pushed the boundaries of Drum & Bass leaving countless classics in his wake.  His highly sought-after talents as a producer, engineer, remixer and DJ have taken him around the world many times.  SOMA Sessions is excited and honored to host this seminal artist for an evening of amazing music.  [biography] [discography]

ULTRAVIOLET (Sleeveless, SF Agency)
UltraViolet is known to level dance floors with her wide range of styles and fierce skills. This founding member of the notorious Sleeveless is not to be missed.

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Friday January 23, 2004 - Opening night!

Marcus Intalex is known across the globe for his infectious, smooth style of Drum 'n Bass. Only a few years after his first production efforts in 1995 on Flex and his own Intalex Productions imprint came anthems such as "How You Make Me Feel," "Love & Happiness" and "Universe," which firmly positioned Marcus as one of the world's top D&B personalities. Today, Marcus Intalex and longtime studio partner, S.T. Files continue to blaze trails as M.I.S.T. with their wildly popular Soul:r label. With over a decade of experience on the decks, SOMA Sessions is proud to welcome back to San Francisco one of the UK's most in-demand Drum 'n Bass DJs.

By 1994 Method One was both an acclaimed DJ and and experienced rave promoter in Philly. By 1996 he was also an established producer. Recording with partner Kaos as Atlantiq, Method One signed tunes to labels like Good Looking and True Intent while holding down DJ residencies at Konkrete Jungle and Dieselboy's Platinum. Since relocating to the Bay, Jason continues to wreck dancefloors with his diverse DJ sets and release top-shelf tunes on labels such as ASC's Covert Operations.

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