Forward 10 Year Anniversary This Friday 3.30.12

Ten years ago at the old Border Cantina in San Francisco, now known as Icon Lounge, Forward was born! It has been a long road, growing, learning, and moving Forward! Forward SF is blessed to have received so much of San Francisco’s love!
Thank you all for the support throughout the years!

We have put together a diverse lineup to celebrate 10 years of good music and amazing vibes!

Also Celebrating the release of Adnan Sharif’s “WeR1” on Uniting Souls Music
feat. remixes by Pezzner & Michael Manahan!
March 20 : Beatport exclusive
April 3 : WorldWide release

presale tickets @
$10 early Bird / $15 General Admission

Door = $10 before 11:00pm / $20 after :: 21+ / 10pm to 5am
Mighty – 119 Utah St., San Francisco, CA 94103

::Main Room::
[Life and Death / Hot Creationsm – Milan]

[Freerange, OM, apt]

[Forward SF]


[Uniting Souls – Seattle]


:: Back Room – No Way Back ::


:: Outside – Silent Disco ::
[Workin the Machine]



Silent disco has become a common name for a disco where people dance to music listened to on provided wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via an FM-transmitter!


Visuals by Mark Johns (Slide and Spin) ::

Fruit Banquet by Forward SF

:::: Set Times ::::

::Main Room::
10:00pm – 11:00pm = Ramiro
11:00pm – 12:30am = Adnan Sharif
12:30am – 02:15am = CLOCKWORK
02:15am – 03:30am = PEZZNER Live
03:30am – close = Nikola Baytala


::Back Room:: 11:30pm – 3:30am = No Way Back – Solar and Conor


::Outside – Silent Disco::
10:30pm – 11:30pm = Dax
11:30pm – 02:15am = Star Kommand
02:15am – 04:00am = Davi

::::::::::::::::::::::::: Listen :::::::::::::::::::::::::


Adnan Sharif



Star Kommand

::::::::::::::::::::::::: Know :::::::::::::::::::::::::

>>>> Clockwork <<<<

“Clockwork isn’t really something that was thought through, it went thruogh actually no stages of planning whatsoever”.

Francesco Leali and Federico Maccherone AKA Clockwork. A project born in early 2010 but only officially launched on February 2011 with the release of their debut Ep “It’s You Again” on Hot Creations, that unexpectedly gave them the chance to work and perform with some of the most experienced, inspiring and valuable members and events of the Electronic music scene today.

There debut has seen them play and produce a dark, funky breed of disco which noticeably got deeper and deeper in mood trying to combine those sounds to a more techno oriented peice of work. Their recent and unreleased work such as: a No.19 EP for Jonny White’s prestigious label, Ali Love’s Different Morals remix on Southern Fried Records, Dj T’s Get Physical remix and their remix for Avatism on Souvenir Records has demonstrated musical versatility and innovation aiming to reach and explore new grounds pushing the boundaries further and further each time.

Being a young duo who which just set off there isn’t much we can say about them, but we can certainly say that good things are ahead of them and we’ll just have to let the music speak for itself.


>>>> Pezzner<<<<

In the 90’s, recording music as the much loved Jacob London (with Bob Hansen), releases on the legendary Classic Music Company, Doubledown and Dotbleep, earned Dave Pezzner a reputation well beyond his native west coast – cutting his chops by creating eccentric house and break beat rhythms like none other.

Deciding to go it alone as Pezzner, in 2008, allowed him to make his mark as a solo act. It wasn’t long before he found his initial offerings signed by the hugely well respected London-based deep house label Freerange – And so an exciting new phase in his career began; one that has exhibited no signs slowing down. The latter half of 2011 saw Pezzner’s singles for European buzz labels, 8 Bit and the Crosstown Rebels offshoot label RebelLION receive a massive response. Sought-after as remixer, he has been called upon to reinterpret the works of Josh Wink, Groove Armada, and Underworld just to name a few.

Pezzner’s own work could be said to be more serious, with an abstract artistic sensibility, lofty percussive themes and intentions to create hypnotic soundscapes for the body as well as the brain. His ‘The Tracks Are Alive’ album on Freerange is a 13-track walk-through of his organic sounding style, in full dance-floor mode traversing with ease between disco, house and techno. Beatportal wax lyrical how it ‘blows like a cool breeze through the stale air of a market crowded with by-the-numbers deep house’ and Resident Advisor note the “rising, sizzling dub effects” of his ‘Blacklist’ release, adding ‘a steeliness to his refined contours’.

Featuring heaps of brand new productions, remixes and originals, his live set continues to take him to the far edges of the dance music map, reaching the heights of festival appearances including MUTEK in Montreal, Decibel Seattle, Sunrise Festival Tijuana, Balaton Sound Festival Hungary, and Rotofest in Ecuador.

Club shows abound not only in Europe, where he is now a regular touring act, Pezzner’s music has moved the dance floors of some of the most renowned venues including Space Ibiza, Rex Club in Paris, Turin’s Gamma Club, Trouw Amsterdam, Cielo New York, and Chicago’s famed Smartbar.