Saturday, March 5th
Opel 14 Year Anniversary!
How best to celebrate our next go around the sun than with one of the premiere electronic music acts ever? Yep, we thought it was a fabulous idea as well. Pretty much our favorite brand of mayhem with you quality conscious party people.
THE CRYSTAL METHOD (dj set)
Syd Gris (Opel/Opulent Temple)
Kimba (Opel/Posion Promise)
Ben Seagren (Distrikt)
Javier Fabian(Robot Ears, Q Underground)
Eric Riggsbee (Faultline)
Zita Molnar (zettabyte, Ostfunk)
Rafael Vanoni (SF)
2 rooms of celebration with breaks, techno, house, nu-disco and more.
161 Erie St @ Mission, SF
About THE CRYSTAL METHOD:
Heralded by the Village Voice as “one of the best live dance acts on Earth,” THE CRYSTAL METHOD—Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland—have been known for two decades for their enduring dance floor anthems (“Now Is The Time,” “Keep Hope Alive”), airwave smashes (“Trip Like I Do”) and a willingness to collaborate with an array of talent–-including rock’s elite like Scott Weiland, Matisyahu, New Order’s Peter Hook, Emily Haines of Metric and Filter’s Richard Patrick. The duo has dominated the remix, film soundtrack, television, gaming and advertising worlds, most recently helping Victoria’s Secret drop jaws with music for a TV commercial campaign and collaborating with soundtrack heavyweight Danny Elfman for several contributions to Hollywood blockbuster Real Steel.
Their platinum-status debut album Vegas (released in 1997) is one of the biggest-selling electronic albums of all time, landing them in the top five of best-selling electronic acts in America. They scored the film London and TV show “Almost Human,” as well as the themes for “Bones” and “Third Watch,” and were the first act to work with Nike for their running soundtrack series. THE CRYSTAL METHOD were featured in RE:GENERATION, a documentary film directed by Amir Bar Lev (My Kid Could Paint That, The Tillman Story) and produced in association with The Grammys that looks at the history, songwriting and studio process of different musical genres through the eyes of five of the most influential electronic producers/DJs in music today including Mark Ronson, DJ Premier, THE CRYSTAL METHOD, Pretty Lights and Skrillex. In the film, THE CRYSTAL METHOD team with Detroit Motown legends Martha Reeves of the Vandellas and The Funk Brothers to create the R&B horn sassy and down-bass “I’m Not Leaving.” Their Grammy-nominated album Divided By Night, was released in 2009 and their most recent album, the self-titled The Crystal Method, was released in Januaray and debuted at #1 on itunes Electronic Album Chart.