com#333 with Pole – LIVE, Barbara Preisinger, Nikola Baytala, Jason Short

Saturday February 20, 2010
COM# – Capacity is strictly limited
Advanced tickets – $20, Door -$25 if any are left!


It’s been quite some time since we’ve hosted an event of our own, and you can be certain we’ve chosen just the right reason to rise from our slumber. Yes indeed, it is a rare occasion that Stefan Betke aka Pole visits SF, we heard cries for months from those who missed his last performance here. Seriously, you do not want to miss this opportunity!

Our friends at The Bunker in NYC on his work:
“Stefan Betke aka Pole is one of the most important and well known electronic music producers to emerge in the past decade. His first three albums (“1”, “2”, & “3”), released from 1998 to 2000
and packaged in solid blue, red, and yellow sleeves, are absolute stone-cold classics. Betke reissued these three sadly out-of-print albums as a box set on his own ~scape imprint (titled “1 2 3”) in 2008, so they are once again available to the unfortunate souls who missed his timeless music the first time around. More recently, Pole released the “Steingarten” album on 2007, further developing his sound. He also did A&R for the critically acclaimed “Round Black Ghosts” compilations on ~scape, two collection of tracks that blur the line between dubstep and techno. We’ve caught Pole’s newest live set a few times in Europe, and he’s taken things in a much more dancefloor direction while maintaining the Pole sound design and creativity we all love.”

Joining Pole on the journey from Berlin to SF (via Unsound at The Bunker NYC) is the ~Scape label co-founder Barbara Preisinger. Since 1996, Barbara’s musical preferences as dj have changed and developed continuously from all kinds of experimental electronic music, via Hip Hop and Dub influenced tunes to House and Techno and beyond. But her passion is to play for the dancefloor, mixing kicking house and deep techno – often incorporating the music of scape related artists and label friends such as John Tejada, Stephen Beaupré, Portable, Safety Scissors, Daniel Bell, Dimbiman aka DJ Zip. All the while remaining open towards interesting and outstanding tunes that makes you move. She has been doing exactly that at many a prestigious location around the globe in recent years, including WMF in Berlin, Robert Johnson in Frankfurt, Batofar in Paris, Culture Box in Copenhagen and festivals as Sonar, Benicassim, DMF, Groove Parade Spain, to mention but a few. Since 2008 Barbara has hosted the party series DEEPERSTILL together with Daniel Bell in Berlin. In Autumn 2009 she started the 12inch vinyl label SLICES OF LIFE.

And of course the night would not feel complete without the heart & feet warming contributions of two of our favorite SF DJs: Nikola Baytala & Jason Short!

Further details, including directions and set times will be announced day of. email:

com#333 is a new name for a longstanding, ever-rotating collective of people working to present extra-ordinary, family-style experimental, hybrid, and electronic music events & spectacles in our legendary immersive space in San Francisco.

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