@ Phonobar, Bay Area
December 10, 2021
05:00 PM - 2:00 am
Kai Alcé joins us on Friday, December 10th for a night that will be one to remember. Kai is the man behind the NDATL label, a beacon in American dance music. He was born in New York, where he absorbed his father’s taste in jazz and his mother’s love for Carribean rhythms, especially soca.
The Alcé family moved to Detroit in 1980, where he witnessed the genesis of Techno, having been introduced to the emergent culture of Detroit Techno by mentor and distant cousin Chez Damier. As a teenager he worked the lights at the legendary Detroit club Music Institute, where Juan Atkins, Chez Damier, Alton Miller and Kevin Saunderson directed the mix.
Kai later relocated to Atlanta where he threw parties featuring guests such as Steve “Silk” Hurley, Joe Claussell, Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Brett Dancer and the sadly missed Mike Huckaby. The name of his label, NDATL, reflects the music he represents, the finest of America dance music, house, garage and techno from NY, the Motor City and Hotlanta.
Kai will be supported by Christopher Orr and Vincent Intieri. Orr, a DJ for 35 years, came to SF in ’95 and wrote and edited for XLR8R, URB, Mixmag US and Revolution. By ’98 he was regarded in the industry as the best dance music journalist in the US. He is a self-confessed obsessive for house, US garage and techno.
Vincent Intieri is a native of Pittsburgh PA, now residing in San Diego. He is curator and host of Rhythm Nation San Diego, the party series,and record label. His formula is simple; play good music, host great DJs, and press timeless music to wax. This work ethic has allowed Vincent to host and play with Black, American dance music stalwarts Glenn Underground, Rick Wilhite, Keith Worthy and Patrice Scott, among many others.
Proof of Vaccination Required.
Door free before 9pm 10.00 thereafter.
Friday December 10, 2021
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Various Cover: 10.00 after 9 pm
Cover Notes: Door is free before 9 pm and 10.00 thereafter.