As You Like It presents Prosumer
Nov. 29, 2013
One thing that's long been true of San Francisco nightlife is that the best stuff often happens beneath the surface. Now, as always, underground venues are the lifeblood of the local dance music scene, with promoters appropriating unfinished warehouses, office complexes, and other clandestine locales for the kind of all-night events that serious fans desire. These spaces often feature a comfortable atmosphere and patrons who are more concerned with having a good time than they are getting as wasted as possible before last call.
Yet, as enjoyable as they are, not all undergrounds are created equal -- that much became clear last Friday, when I ventured to one of the best undergrounds in recent memory in As You Like It's latest production, a phenomenal party featuring Prosumer, a Berlin DJ who's famous for his marathon sets at Panorama Bar, the house-oriented second room in that city's world-famous Berghain nightclub.