On Friday, August 18th, Robot Ears welcomes two of techno's key players for their North America tour. First we present the SF debut of Dax J, the DJ/producer that appeared on the global radar seemingly overnight, taking the techno scene by storm in 2015 with the release of his debut album Shades of Black which was named album of the month by Mixmag. In 2016, Dax J kept the momentum going, releasing a slew of epic dance floor heaters on renowned labels Soma Records, Deeply Rooted, Electric Deluxe, and his own Monnom Black. His talent has earned him nominations as best breakthrough artist by Mixmag, Groove, and DJ Mag, as well as recognition on Resident Advisor’s prestigious top 100. He has since continued to set the standard, doing the honors of closing out ADE, and playing a notorious 10 hour set at Berghain. Dax J has an equally impressive summer schedule playing at Dekmantel, EXIT Festival, and pretty much every key club in between. Robot Ears is very excited to bring him to Monarch as part of his busy global clubbing tour.
Next, we bring back Manchester based Cleric for his 3rd trip to SF. He has been busy putting forth a continuous succession of noteworthy EPs over the past few years, each one maintaining the same euphoric and hard-driven sound, proving himself over and over again to be relentlessly talented. Earning praise, his creative work has been featured on seminal labels including Clergy, ARTS, and Len Faki’s infamous techno imprint, Figure. Setting the tone for this evening will be Robot Ears boss John Kaberna and up and coming duo U-SRD.
Lineup and artist links