ICONtact: New Year’s Weekend & Year-End Review
by on December 29, 2011 in ICONtact Archives

Well, well, well… so another year has gone by. Just got back from my mini-Euro tour and was slammed by X-mas and New Year’s immediately! Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or just getting older it seems. I’m so very grateful that 2011 has been pretty epic for me in all areas of life: music, professional, personal. I’ve played some great gigs, went on amazing travels, put out a couple good releases, moved into a fabulous flat with my hunny, did some ground-breaking design and application work, been through a couple acquisitions, adopted another cute kitty, spent lots of quality time with family and friends, got back into top shape and of course… had the BEST Burning Man ever. This was just a short summary of the extremely busy year I’ve had. As I’ve gotten older, my priorities have changed, I’ve become less spontaneous and have become more conscious of the consequences of my actions. I’ve struggled to balance my music career with my professional life since leaving my freelance life for a “real” career two years ago – all in exchange for a better quality of life. The freelance was life was fun in my twenties; working, DJing, traveling and doing whatever whenever, but I lacked discipline and structure. Now that I have the structure but need to make more time for my musical and creative needs. Like anything, both careers take time and dedication… my New Year’s resolution is to spend more time working on music and expressing myself through my music. This is the only way I will be truly balanced.

Now onto the festivities for the New Year’s weekend! This is certainly the year for change, it’s the first year I’m not DJing on New Year’s Eve in many years. It’s a strange sensation to not be obligated to be at a club or party a at a certain time so I’m considering my options for the night, I may not even end up at a party! I’m considering New Year’s Day as my big day to celebrate the new year. I’m playing at the Space Cowboys’ Breakfast of Champions block party for the fourth year in a row, it’s always a blast and the best party of the year to see all your friends and local heroes at the same place at the same time. After that I am representing my Burning Man camp, Opulent Temple, at Day One: A 100% benefit for our 2012 10-year anniversary Burning Man efforts. It’s only $5 pre-sale so I hope you plan on party-hopping because both parties will be awesome!

So all in all, this was a pretty epic year, I am forever grateful for all the blessings in my life and I look forward to 2012 being an even more epic year with all of you!

All gig info is below. Have an ILL weekend – I hope to see you on the dancefloor! xxx

Yours Truly,

Sunday January 1, 2012
Space Cowboys present: Breakfast of Champions 2012

@ Mighty & Utah Street
119 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA

Breakfast of Champions will be returning to Utah Street & Mighty again in 2012! As always there will be an all-star DJ line-up playing from 6 AM until you cry “uncle” in four different areas of sound:

  • A tented, outdoor sound stage featuring a Funktion One sound system
  • An outdoor silent disco beginning at 6 AM
  • The main and side rooms inside of Mighty beginning at 6 AM and 7 AM

Doors open at 6 AM. 21+. Entrance will be on Alameda Street (opposite end from where it was last year). No babes in arms. No dogs. No outside alcohol. All bags subject to search for contraband and other harmful objects (our call). There will be a fast bag check and security lines for pre-sale ticket holders. This event is wheelchair accessible. Plenty of street parking, taxi stand, close to MUNI in Potrero Hill

Please bring your government-issued ID! You will need an ID to pass through the main entrance on Alameda Street, to get silent disco headphones and to enter Mighty!

Like last year booze will be served both inside and out (with more outdoor bars than last year). There will be plenty of port-o-lets, outdoor seating and food trucks by:

  • Tacos San Bueno
  • Curbside Coffee
  • Seoul on Wheels
  • Oceanic Restaurant

Main Room at Mighty
6 AM – Raydeus (Stirty)
7 AM – Erik_Hz (Space Cowboys)
8 AM – Bassben vs. J9 (Space Cowboys)
9 AM – MoPo (Janky Barge)
10 AM – Trav (SEISMIC)
11 AM – Clarkie (Deep End)
12 PM – Deckard (Space Cowboys)
1 PM – DJ Icon (djicon.com)
2 PM – DJ Manny (Dojo Austin)
3 PM – Special Guest
4 PM – Zack Darling (zackdarling.com)
5 PM – Pink Mammoth (pinkmammoth.org)

21+ w/ ID

$25 at door, $5 off with box of cereal for food bank


Sunday January 1
Opulent Temple presents: Day One

@ Mission Rock
817 Terry Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA

A 100% benefit fundraiser for our 10 year anniversary camp coming up at Burning Man 2012 (!)

Please join the OT and friends on the first day of the year for a refreshing Opulent vibe.

4 areas of music – low cover – minimal lines – places to sit and chill (including a full on covered, opulent chill area) – fresh cooked food available for purchase – plenty of bathrooms – and most importantly – lots of quality shades of tech house, breaks, electro, progressive, world beat and chill all day on the waterfront at Mission Rock.

Including, The ABC of the OT Fam-e-lee

Billy Seal

Brian Peek
Brian Williams
Cosmic Selector
Dex Stakker

Drew Drop

Dulce Vita

JB Vries
Jeff Taisch
Syd Gris

+ some very special secret guests TBA.

friends and homies:

Ben Seagren (Distrikt)
Layne Loomis (Distrikt)
Jive (Fix)
Sammy Bliss (Pocket Underground / Woogie)
Josh Camacho (Boomrock Saints / Groovequest)
DJ Hil (Yerba Buena Disco)
Jef Stott (Hookadome)
DJ Amar (Electric Vardo / Surya Dub)

Pre-sales are only $5-$10 sliding donation, available here: http://opulent-nyd.eventbrite.com


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