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[Future] Subculture- Subculture Vol. 1 (EP)

’Jack Nagz, Danny Green – Aquafinity (Original Mix)’

A few months back we covered a Hippie Sabotage show in San Francisco put on by Subculture, an up ‘n coming local collective. The crew have been bubbling in the scene here for a while now bringing cross-genre, forward-thinking artists including Kill FrenzyJai Wolf and Falcons to SF all the while presenting their own distinct styles as DJs in the process. As of late, the crew have been throwing down at 1015 Folsom, one of our favorite spots in the city, playing support at an upcoming show there this Friday.

Yesterday, Subculture stepped out of their encompassing role as DJs, tastemakers and promoters releasing their first official EP of all original tunes. Featuring productions from Jack NagzDanny Green and Justin WavesSubculture Vol. 1 fits perfectly with the collective’s dedication to progressive electronic music with a focus on bass-driven compositions. The project’s opener “Aquafinity,” sets the tone for the remainder of the project, which you can listen to below, creating a distinct atmospheric, ethereal vibe. As the EP progresses, though, you can hear an array of styles displayed–playful production techniques on “On My Mind” a straight trap banger with “IC$,” and finally a fitting culmination on the far-out, intoxicating closer “Project 1.”

Subculture Vol. 1 feels like a natural next step for the crew, who’ve clearly been paying close attention to the current direction of dance music, while displaying promise by simultaneously introducing a style all their own. If you’re digging the project, make sure to check out Subculture’s Soundcloud page where they also have some great mixes along with interviews with a number of the artists they’ve hosted for shows. You can grab a free download of their debut EP here.

’Justin Waves, Danny Green, Jack Nagz – On My Mind (Original Mix)’
’Danny Green, Justin Waves – IC$ (Original Mix)’
’Jack Nagz, Justin Waves, Danny Green – Project 1 (Original Mix)’
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Although still relative newcomers, Hippie Sabotage have already proven an impressively dynamic production duo. The brother tandem have produced for some of hip-hop’s freshest talent, re-imagined radio hits as chilled-out anthems and created eclectic originals that fall in the middle of that spectrum. We were lucky enough to catch Hippie Sabotage at the third installment of Subculture SF’s newly launched bi-weekly event series at Hawthorn and their performance was a perfect reflection of their diversity in sound. Their set combined the duo’s influences and different musical explorations all the while keeping the dance floor moving steadily all night. Surely, there was a plethora of unreleased material in their set but two notable moments were their remixes of “West Coast” and “Habits (Stay High),” both favorites among fans and the ninja staff. You can watch some video footage of their Tove Lo flip here.

Last Thursday was a first for us at both a Subculture SF show and Hawthorn and it’s definitely an experience we’re looking forward to doing again. Tucked away in the Financial District, Hawthorn camoflauges with its surrounding but, when you descend into the venue, it’s got an intimate, ideal set up for a DJ set. Having already hosted Kill Frenzy and Kittens, Subculture SF has done a great job thus far bringing top-notch talent as well as solid supporting acts to match. Their next show is set for April 9th and will feature Falcons, of the Athletixx crew—you can grab tickets here. Enjoy some pictures courtesy Subculture SF below.  IMG_9644 Continue reading

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