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Bears in Space w/ Mystic Bill & Jeffrey Sfire Season Opener


  • AKBAR 4356 W Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90029 United States (map)

This warm weather can only mean one thing: it’s time for our Season Opener Lot Party at our home base of Akbar. Dark Entries’ Mystic Bill and Macho City’s Jeffrey Sfire take take command of the ship this time around with our fleet of hosts on hand as well. It’s Mother’s Day so feel free to bring your mother to werk with you for this day into night get-down of epic proportions. Drew Droege as Chloe Sévigny is back to emcee the show with a full cast of performers.

***Mystic Bill:
A leading proponent in vintage & future Chicago/Detroit sounds.

Bill's move to Chicago in 1988 was crucial in the development of his DJ & Production career. Growing up in Miami, he had been involved in various parts of the music industry, from working at Flamingo Record Pool, to playing guitar for the band "Life In Sodom". His interest in both House & Industrial music inspired him to finally move to Chicago, and as far as timing, it couldn't have been any better. Bill quickly became involved in the night scene with residency at clubs like Shelter Nightclub, Crobar, & Smart Bar. Currently he frequents clubs like Panorama Bar in Berlin, and holds a weekly residency and 2 monthly's in Miami.
His studio work began with a remix of Kay Ladrae's “Lack Of Love”, followed by a string of releases, including an LP on Trax Records. His recent releases include "U Won't C Me" on Strictly Rhythm/Snuff Trax as well as several re-issues. Current remixes include Kiddy Smile - Teardrops In The Box on Defected Records, as well as Tres Manos - Can't Stop The Future on Cyclo Recordings. More of his older and recent production/remix work can be found on Discogs

***Jeffrey Sfire:
Jeffrey Sfire plays 80's italo, high nrg, chicago house, and everything WBMX. He grew up in Detroit, Chicago, & New York. All he wants is for it to be real real real. Jeffrey is one half of production projects: Sfire, Looky Looky, and Pushing Movies.

Jeffrey Sfire’s introduction to the underground dance scene and illegal warehouse parties of Detroit occurred at the age of 15. This escape from suburban high society led him to some of the city’s most talented DJs and musicians, who soon exposed him to a new culture of creative riches. Learning by example, Sfire’s taste and skills as a DJ developed naturally and he soon began playing out at parties, clubs and sleazy gay afterhours, usually entering covertly through back doors or with a fake ID. At the age of 18, a move to Chicago exposed Sfire to a whole other side of dance music history, including the Italo Disco and High Energy sounds of the 1980s. He spent afternoons digging through record store crates, meeting retired DJs and developing his musical palette. Having held numerous club residencies, he regularly plays in LA, Detroit, Chicago, and New York, consistently offering a finely-tuned selection of Italo Disco, 80’s High Energy, New Disco and Electro.


Guest DJs:
MYSTIC BILL (Dark Entries, Miami)
JEFFREY SFIRE (Macho City, Detroit)

Resident DJS:
CHRIS BOWEN
VICTOR RODRIGUEZ

Space Cadets:
MIKE ETC
STACY CHRISTINE

Emcee:
DREW DROEGE

Hosts:
Ambrosia Salad
Maarquii
Gracie Cartier
Kallisto
Koke
Tito Soto
Beverly Chills
Alejandro Funes
Roger Garcia
Stephan Horbelt
Blake Jacobs
Nathan Louis
Michael Nicolo
Bryngelyne
Yoko No No
Leon Lonny

Space Sentry:
SINAN SHIHAB

Decor:
DUSTI CUNNINGHAM

Also featured:
Evolution Burger
Horse & Horn
LAG Vintage


Afternoon Lot Party begins at 2pm

FREE before 3pm / $7 after

Performances at 6pm

Party moves inside to the dance floor at 8pm and we go 'til you drop...

Photos: Michael Melwani

Sound by Sonic Sound

MUSIC / SUNSHINE / FOOD TRUCKS / POP UPS / INTERGALACTIC MAYHEM / COOKIE PARTY