Papa Lu, Deron Delgado
Fri · August 4, 2017 - Sat · August 5, 2017
Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pmHalcyon
$0.00 - $20.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://halcyon-sf.ticketfly.com/event/1515635/
The man, the myth, the sexual creature named Nick Monaco is a transformative artist who forever intrigues, tantalizes and delights. Like a butterfly climbing from a delicate chrysalis, Nick Monaco is a majestic sight to behold, and especially to be heard. Many moons ago, he spread his musical wings and began to fly, and today he soars. Not simply a musician, Nick Monaco is a creative explorer who is humanizing dance music. He is an artist who playfully pursues integrity and makes music seeking a deeper connection. He is evolving and deepening with every piece of music he composes and lovingly shares with the world. He has an authenticity to his person and style that is rare in artists, and even rarer in human beings. On his newest album Half Naked, Nick bares more of himself than ever before. Embracing vulnerability with confidence, Nick opens up his heart a touch more and shares his innermost self sounding better, brighter and more adept. It is not an album that deviates too far from the Monaco essence, but it progresses the story of Nick Monaco’s musical journey into a new unique chapter. It’s not necessarily accurate to say Nick Monaco has come along way, he’s always been a bright shade of amazing, but he has one of the more remarkable young careers out there. Too accomplished to be qualified as on the come up, Nick Monaco has come into his own. He happily and heartily contributes to the creative Crew Love collective with beautiful and sexual releases aplenty on Soul Clap Records and Wolf + Lamb respectively. With dirtybird roots, Nick Monaco has taken his sound from the Bay Area around the world and back again, and shows no signs of slowing. Oh, and lest we forget, Monaco isn’t solely about the music, he’s all about contributing to club culture in a very meaningful manner. Taking his albums to the next level, Nick has begun to offer innovative companion pieces to his albums, first with the lipstick line Freak Flag that supports the transgender community and now Half Naked the perfume companion to the album, which allows you to literally smell the music. You can put him on your lips and you can spray his scent on your body, so there’s no way to dance around it, Nick Monaco is a full sensory experience.Here is an artist who is strongly transforming, growing sexier and sexier, more enigmatic, more playful, but fundamentally more masterful. So, the time is now to let your freak flag fly and get half naked with Nick Monaco
Born and raised in the San Francisco, Bay Area, Ca. Papa Lu had the chance to absorb all styles of music from Hip Hop to house as an adolescent. His first passion was with Hip Hop. As soon as he graduated from High School he dove right into the business of throwing Hip Hop shows at a venue called The DNA Lounge. He worked with some of the most classic artists of the true school era like Digable Planets, Digital Underground, Gang Starr, Kool Keith, Dj QBert, Jumi, Grand Wisord Theordore, and many more. During that time period more than a handful house music pioneers like Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Dj Sneak, Kaskade, Heather, Colette, etc were making their waves at that same venue and that's where Papa Lu had learned to love house music. Becoming a house music aficionado Papa Lu had then decided to make the transition into producing quality house music events. He still to this day produces a party named Night Moves at Monarch SF and other events as well in a few of the other fine established clubs of San Francisco. He's worked with artists such as Danny Daze, Jimmy Edgar, Poolside, Amine Edge & Dance, Doctor Dru, Walker & Royce, Lazaro Casanova, Claptone, Juan MacLean, Fur Coat, Crazy P, Noir, Moon Boots, John Tejada, J Boogie, Deejay Theory, Pacific Disco, etc. In the process of becoming deeply involved and passionate with finding new cutting edge artists to book Papa Lu cultivated himself as a quality dj opening and closing for the artists named above and is now in high demand to be added to other local events and more. For Papa Lu, his career as an innovative house dj has just nearly started an budding well. His production with Bryan Boogie (LifeSF/ 2nd Sunday) is in progress and expected to make a lot of traction.
314 11th St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
314 11th St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103