- Tim Sweeney
- Public Works
- San Francisco, USA
20YrsBIS at Public Works
FACE & The Public Works SF present
20 Years Of Beats In Space
Tim Sweeney is a NYC-based radio host, DJ and producer known for his long- running show Beats In Space on WNYU / 89.1FM. Over the course of almost two decades (Est.1999), Sweeney has built Beats In Space into an iconic brand, described by the New York Times as “a vital component of underground dance culture.” With over 900 archived episodes, the show has become a historical documentation of the underground electronic scene. Beats In Space has launched Sweeney’s career as one of New York’s most sought-after DJs.
Beats In Space Records was launched in 2011. Through this versatile record label, Sweeney showcases artists pushing the boundaries of dance music. 2019 has been a busy year for Beats In Space Records, with the release of the first In Space mix series featuring Powder, Johannes Klingebel’s 12” Positional Play, and Anatolian Weapons’ forthcoming LP To The Mother of Gods.
KZA (Force Of Nature / Mule Musiq)
Kza is one half of a DJ/ production team Force of Nature, and pursues their own individualistic style in underground dance music with a strong affection to the sampling/ vinyl culture. He has been producing quality music with a truly "natural" approach. Not only have they released three albums "The Forces of Nature," "II," and "III" in the past, he has contributed in producing and remixing both Japanese and international acts, and has took part in various projects including an animation film soundtrack "Samurai Champloo." As a DJ by trade, he plays frequently in Tokyo, travels around not only Japan but to Europe and the United States to rock the crowd day and night with his broad collection of tasteful vinyls hunted and dug out on a daily basis over many years. Lately, he has been active not only as Force of Nature but also on his own, and has released a solo debut full-length "D.A.E." in 2009 on Mule Musiq's sub label Endless Flight. His latest production, a single "Le Troublant Acid," came out in December 2010. Furthermore in 2010, he founded his own imprint called Let's Get Lost, and his own work was just released on it in April 2012. He released his latest album,『D.A.E. 2』in 2014 and has been touring in North America every year since 2015.
EUG (Public Release)
Under the unofficial tagline “A label for music, culture and home to degenerates”, San Francisco based independent record label Public Release Recordings was founded by Eugene “Eug” Whang in 2009. The label was launched as a platform for music produced by Eug’s immediate circle of friends, and although ten years on the scope is now unmistakably international, that sense of community remains. The discography, which by the end of 2019 will comprise of 21 releases, features more than two dozen contributing artists including Tim Sweeney, Jacques Renault, Earth Boys, Mark E, Velvet Season & The Hearts of Gold, Eric Duncan, Khotin and Force of Nature. There is no definitive sound attached to the label, but rather each release is carried out as a focussed individual project, receiving its own distinct direction and treated with the utmost care and attention to detail.
A long time DJ, Eug took on the role of “party promoter” due to not finding the exact party he wanted to frequent. He would start the party FACE in 2007, aiming to bridge the gap between San Francisco’s bar and club scenes. After outgrowing its small dive bar origins, Eug moved the party into larger club venues where he has hosted notables such as DJ Harvey, James Murphy, Virgil Abloh, Jamie XX, and many more. Regardless of the size and nature of the venue, the music policy has always been about mixing things up and offering plenty of variety. This philosophy of musical diversity and anything goes, would eventually birth the FACE party mantra - “Its not a genre, it's a feeling”.
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Public Works - The Loft
161 Erie Street | SF, CA 94103