Weekend Parties: Masters at Work, Ghostly International Meets Spectral, Nightbeat, and More

House, house, and more house. If nothing else, this weekend offers a lot of rare opportunities for those whose tastes tend towards all things four-on-the-floor. First there's a performance by Masters at Work, then a showcase of canonical electronic music label Ghostly (and its Spectral Sound imprint), and finally, brain-melting futurism from Mosca and Altered Natives at Icee Hot's two-year anniversary. However, if you don't like your dance music electronic, don't worry: We've got you covered with one of the city's finest '60s soul parties. Read on — your weekend awaits.

Friday, Jan. 27

What:Red Bull Music Academy presents Masters at Work

Where: 1015 Folsom

When: 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Why: Though each are held in high esteem on their own, together Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez and “Little” Louie Vega form the legendary New York house production outfit Masters at Work. Ever since they dropped their first single, “Justa Lil' Dope”/“Our Mute Horn,” in 1991, they've had an indelible effect on the course of contemporary dance music. Their discography is long and covers a diverse multi-genre territory — but always includes incredibly playful and clever sampling. Tracks like “The Ha Dance,” “Deep Inside,” their remix of Debbie Gibson's “One Step Ahead,” and “The Nervous Track” show off the duo's unique creativity without even scratching surface of their total output. Now, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Masters at Work, the Red Bull Music Academy has teamed up with 1015 Folsom to have them play a rare live performance (with band) in San Francisco.

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