As You Like It Podcast
As You Like It (AYLI) is the result of a shared taste for quality electronic music, late nights and experiences that focus on cutting-edge sounds by today’s most driven artists, while striving for and acknowledging timelessness.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #89 - Faychee 11/10/2019
AYLI Podcast #89 - Faychee Faychee, aka Faith Harding, is new to the Bay Area, but not new to house music. She moved to Oakland in June 2018, and since then has been playing out regularly — most frequently for Palace, a fun, breezy celebration of dance music of all kinds originally launched by her long-time friend Gabe Ross. A longtime songwriter and musician, she’s also begun producing her own house music. On Saturday, Nov. 9, Faychee makes her second appearance for As You Like It, joining fellow locals Josh Cheon and Mossmoss to welcome the Midwestern legend Mike Servito to the basement rave cave of Monarch. She’s responsible for the latest edition in As You Like It’s podcast mix series, an hour-plus selection of tunes rooted in house music of all different kinds — with a couple detours into freestyle and electro.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #88 - Jordan Poling 08/31/2019
AYLI Podcast #88 - Jordan Poling Not all house music commands you to jack your body. Some house music — cool, crystalline house music with delicate beats and melodies like a winter breeze — sets the soundtrack to a mood just as well as it turns up a dance-floor. That’s the shade of house music that Jordan Poling, a recent transplant to San Francisco from Brooklyn, explores in his productions and DJ sets. He came up in New York’s mid-aughts dance music scene, and cut his teeth at Halcyon, the city’s legendary record shop. His own productions, propelled by driving grooves and filled with intimate detail, take after NYC’s contemporary deep house sound, but feature his own unique twist. This Saturday, Aug. 31, Poling supports his friend and compatriot Levon Vincent — maybe the best-known of NYC’s new deep house maestros — for an intimate gig at Monarch.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #87 - Ivan Ruiz 08/03/2019
AYLI Podcast #87 - Ivan Ruiz Ivan Ruiz is that kind of West Coast DJ, an old-school Bay Area selector with forward-thinking taste. He’s put his time in working in various San Francisco record stores and is a founding member of Moulton Music, a crew of producers and DJs that embody that particular deep, soulful house music sound. Ruiz has mixed the latest edition in the As You Like It podcast. He’s DJing this Saturday, Aug. 3, when As You Like It takes over the Gingerbread Danzhaus for a two-floor shindig featuring one of the best new players in the biz, rRoxymore, alongside other talented locals.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #86 - DJ Ra-Soul 07/29/2019
AYLI Podcast #86 - DJ Ra-Soul African-born, Oakland-based Guy Nado — aka DJ Ra-Soul, Digi-Soul, Killa Green Buds, Madd African, Politix of Dancing, San Frandisco Sound Outfit, and many more — has been producing and DJing killer disco-flavored house music in the Bay Area for decades. His first record as DJ Ra-Soul landed in 1993, with a steady stream to follow. He quickly became known for deep, funky, hard-hitting house music, and was a key player in the developing West Coast scene. Recently, he went on hiatus — which is why some newer heads might not be familiar with him — but he’s back in action, producing psychedelic political house music with fellow Oaklander Don Crisp as Black In Time, and returning to the DJ circuit, recently playing As You Like It’s annual picnic in Golden Gate Park last Sunday, July 21.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #85 - Dan Harris 07/02/2019
AYLI Podcast #85 - Dan Harris For a couple years running, Dan Harris has thrown a small party in San Francisco called Blank. It's about as non-pretentious and unassuming as you can get. It showcases Bay Area DJs, not out-of-town headliners, and its focus is on the dancefloor — and dancing. (Each iteration of Blank, he respectfully asks attendees to keep their phones off the dancefloor.) Naturally, Harris is a DJ himself, too. He tends towards vintage disco and funky party jams, the kind of tunes that makes you put your arms up in the air with a smile on your face. More than disco makes him tick, though — which he shows off in the stylistic spread of DJs he books at Blank — and this latest mix for As You Like It's podcast series sees him exploring that range. This Saturday, July 6, Harris joins a cast of talented locals (AYLI resident DJ Patrick and Vinyl Dreams' Infinite Jess) to support Detroit veteran Andrés, whose cut “New For U”might be one of the most successful deep house records of the 21st century. (It is, indeed, that good.) It’s all going down in the basement at Monarch. Snag tickets now and read on to learn more about what makes Harris tick.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #84 – Lindsey Herbert 05/23/2019
AYLI Podcast #84 – Lindsey Herbert The latest edition of As You Like It's podcast is mixed by Lindsey Herbert — and it's a session recorded live, opening for British techno purist Ø [Phase] in March of this year. Dive into the mix while you read her interview below — and make sure to snag presales for Spanish maestro Oscar Mulero‘s return to San Francisco, landing Friday May 31 at F8. For techno lovers, San Francisco dance-floors are a good place to be right now. Techno with a capital T — fast, tough, rough, and rugged — has taken the city by storm, and that's in no small part thanks to the efforts of people like Lindsey Herbert and parties like Robot Ears, the techno-focused crew she’s worked with for years. After nearly six years running, Robot Ears has brought some of techno's most well-known players (Speedy J, Chris Liebing) plus new-school favorites (Truncate, Tommy Four Seven) to San Francisco. Lindsey's been one of their resident DJs for almost as long, honing her craft and pushing a deep, psychedelic techno sound.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #83 - Sleepygirl B2B Tape Ghost 05/08/2019
AYLI Podcast #83 - Sleepygirl B2B Tape Ghost Some of the most exciting new energy in San Francisco dance music has come from a close-knit group of techno heads — often spotted out together on the dance-floor, usually clad in black. Two of those techno heads, David Grunzweig (aka Tape Ghost) and Eugenia Puglisi (aka sleepygirl), have commandeered the latest edition of As You Like It's podcast series. And although they are techno fanatics in the true sense — read below for some of the recent club nights and gigs that have inspired them — their AYLI podcast features a house-flavored twist, a lighter mood than we might expect from them. The two will DJ back-to-back this Friday, May 10, as part of a two-floor As You Like It takeover at Monarch in San Francisco. They’ll heat up the Lounge upstairs while Call Super, Jason Kendig, and Dr. Rubinstein turn the basement into a techno dungeon — the last batch of tickets is available here.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #82 - Nonsuit 02/28/2019
AYLI Podcast #82 - Nonsuit If you go out regularly in San Francisco, you've probably met Steven Feiler. You've probably seen him fluttering about at Public Works — doing any number of different things, all at once — or on the dance-floor, chatting and dancing like he was born to do both. Lately, he's also making appearance on the other side of the floor, behind the decks. As nonsuit, he mixes up out-of-bounds techno, heavily percussive club music, and acid house, all laid over with queer flavor and intent. He’s making his first appearance for As You Like It this Friday, March 1, at The Great Northern, as AYLI celebrates all things Pisces with two of the heaviest hitters in the biz: Omar S from Detroit and DJ Nobu from Tokyo. He also mixed up an excellent AYLI podcast (his first!) and gave us some insight into his background and practice. Read on below, tune in, and make sure you catch Omar & Nobu.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #81 - Elexos Park 10/12/2018
AYLI Podcast #81 - Elexos Park Without hyperbole, it's safe to say that the San Francisco dance music ecosystem would simply not be what it is today if it weren’t for the mostly thankless work of Ryan Merry - now better known as Elexos Park, but formerly known as Ghosts On Tape. Landing back in San Francisco after a stint in Berlin had him refreshed and revitalized, with a new sound and direction to match. His new AYLI podcast shows off that new sound. Make sure to catch him this Saturday Oct. 13 at an undisclosed warehouse location in San Francisco, supporting DJ Seinfeld on his DJ-KiCKS tour.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #80 - Jordee 10/05/2018
AYLI Podcast #80 - Jordee We've released an exclusive podcast by one of AYLI's favorite people in the world, Jordee. Jordee is a partner for Mixed Forms and also co-runs Kosmetik weekly at The STUD in SF. Please take a moment and listen to their mix before joining us tonight. Quality, indeed.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #79 - Tony Humphries 08/21/2018
AYLI Podcast #79 - Tony Humphries Humphries' Club Zanzibar residency began in 1982, and more than 30 years later, he plays to audiences around the globe, on stages large and small. He's making his As You Like It debut this Saturday, August 25, for an all-night DJ set at Monarch. Enjoy his AYLI podcast, an excerpt of a live mix recorded in Perugia, Italy.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #78 - Nina Sol 08/14/2018
AYLI Podcast #78 - Nina Sol Nina Sol makes her As You Like It debut this Saturday, August 18, for an open-air day party (1 p.m.-9 p.m.) on The Midway's sun-kissed patio. She’s supporting Detroit's funky house maestro Kyle Hall and jazzy beat-maker Byron The Aquarius. Dive into her stellar mix below and catch her live behind the decks on Saturday.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #77 - Max Gardner 08/09/2018
AYLI Podcast #77 - Max Gardner Max Gardner, Oakland native, is a founding member of Direct To Earth and one of its mainstay DJs. He's been involved in Bay Area techno since DTE's inception, maintaining a regular presence in local clubs, both on the dance-floor and behind the decks. He's put together the latest installment of the As You Like It podcast series, a proper techno onslaught that just so happens to feature a slew of Gardner’s own unreleased productions. (His first 12" came earlier this year on Bay Area label Excise.) Give it a listen before Direct To Earth and As You Like It collaborate to host Mark Broom and Pangaea this Friday, August 10, at San Francisco club F8.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #76 - William Wardlaw 07/20/2018
AYLI Podcast #76 - William Wardlaw Throwing a party takes planning, work, and coordination, most of it happening behind the scenes. William Wardlaw is one of those folks working behind the scenes of As You Like It, responsible for making sure artists get where they need to be and are taken care of along the way. Naturally, he’s a great DJ, too. He put together the latest installment in the AYLI Podcast.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #75 - DJ Patrick 06/21/2018
AYLI Podcast #75 - DJ Patrick Patrick Lotilla, aka DJ Patrick, is a founding member of the Brouhaha crew, a cast of characters and DJs who have been throwing parties around the Bay Area with their five-year anniversary is coming in August. DJ Patrick's making his As You Like It return this Saturday, June 21, for a day party at The Midway featuring the one and only Omar S.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #74 - Indy Nyles 06/15/2018
AYLI Podcast #74 - Indy Nyles Indy Nyles supplied the latest edition of the As You Like It podcast, a lush 90-minute live set that journeys through moods and sounds, all produced with two drum machines. He's making his live debut for AYLI this Friday, June 15, supporting Sandwell District don Function at Monarch in SF.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #73 - Sepehr 03/02/2018
AYLI Podcast #73 - Sepehr This latest installment of the As You Like It Podcast is a recording of Sepehr's live set, re-created in the studio based on a performance earlier this year at Monarch. No track IDs on this one — just Sepehr's own productions and jams. Make sure to catch his live set Friday, Mar. 9, when As You Like It and Parameter join forces to host Kassem Mosse and Tin Man live at Public Works in San Francisco.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #72 - Lily Ackerman 12/05/2017
AYLI Podcast #72 - Lily Ackerman Lily Ackerman is responsible for the latest installment in As You Like It's podcast series, a 70-minute trip that shows off her penchant for melodic, groove-focused techno and deep house. On Saturday, Dec. 16 at basement rave-cave Monarch, AYLI hosts its annual holiday "Ugly Sweater Party" featuring a live set from one of the most evocative new voices in techno, Sweden's Dorisburg (aka 1/2 of the duo Genius of Time). Ackerman will step up to the decks alongside AYLI residents Sassmouth and David Siska.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #71 - Trevor Sigler 11/26/2017
AYLI Podcast #71 - Trevor Sigler If you've been keeping tabs on some of San Francisco's newest (and hippest) queer parties, you've probably danced to Trevor Sigler's selections. He goes deep in the zone on this latest mix for As You Like It's podcast, delivering slinky tunes interspersed with rolling house grooves. On Friday, Dec. 1, he joins Maya Jane Coles, Mike Servito, and AYLI residents David Siska and Mike Gushansky for a full-club blowout at Public Works.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #70 - Bézier 09/26/2017
AYLI Podcast #70 - Bézier Bézier is one of a kind. The alias of one Robert Yang, Bézier is an Italo-disco-inspired, synthpop-styled, science-minded psychedelic techno project. Beside his visionary and idiosyncratic live techno sound, Yang is also a skilled DJ (formerly known as Robot Hustle), one-fourth of the renowned Honey Soundsystem collective, who will be celebrating their tenth year in operation this November. The Honey boys are but one of many names decorating As You Like It’s seventh anniversary marquee lineup, taking place this Friday, Sept. 25, at The Midway in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. To celebrate the occasion, Yang recorded this latest AYLI podcast.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #69 - Dave Aju 09/21/2017
AYLI Podcast #69 - Dave Aju For San Franciscans of a certain era and persuasion, Dave Aju should be no stranger. The musician, producer, and DJ was an SF mainstay for many years. Dave (aka Marc Barrite) has been busy lately, releasing a slew of records in recent past and with more on the way. He’s also no stranger to As You Like It dancefloors, having graced the decks alongside favorites like DJ TLR, Magic Mountain High (Move D + Juju & Jordash), Sammy Dee, and more. This Friday, Sept. 22, he’s making his return as part of AYLI's Bloom series at Monarch, supporting Canadian house music wizard The Mole during his San Francisco debut. Please enjoy his new exclusive podcast for As You Like It.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #68 - Sassmouth B2B Mike Gushansky 08/30/2017
AYLI Podcast #68 - Sassmouth B2B Mike Gushansky Mike Gushansky hails from Los Angeles, CA. Sam Kern (aka Sassmouth) hails from Chicago, IL. Both are As You Like It resident DJs and after a particularly memorable back-to-back session earlier this year at the annual AYLI Picnic in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, they're something of a burgeoning DJ duo, to boot. This latest edition in the AYLI Podcast series is a recording of that session, mixed live in the great outdoors. Next up, catch Mike and Sam going back-to-back at As You Like It’s 7-year anniversary blowout Friday, Sept. 29 at The Midway in San Francisco.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #67 - Taraval 07/14/2017
AYLI Podcast #67 - Taraval Taraval is the alias of one Ryan Smith, a Canadian musician who also happens to be a key member in a little band you may have heard of, called Caribou. Taraval makes his As You Like It debut next Saturday, July 22, supporting the one and only Motor City Drum Ensemble at 1015 Folsom. He put together a podcast showcasing some of his current favorite sounds, plus a couple unreleased Taraval joints.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #66 - Experimental Housewife 06/28/2017
AYLI Podcast #66 - Experimental Housewife As You Like It's next podcast comes courtesy of Experimental Housewife, the alias of the multitalented artist and performer Evelyn Malinowski. Malinowski currently resides in Santa Fe, NM, but will soon become a San Francisco resident, and has connections well beyond in Denver and Berlin, just to name a couple. As Experimental Housewife, Malinowski released her debut album, Place Writer, on Jacktone Records last year. Malinowski makes her debut for As You Like It this Friday, June 30, supporting Kassem Mosse and Mor Elian at Monarch.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #65 - David Siska 06/27/2017
AYLI Podcast #65 - David Siska We're excited and honored to announce our newest resident David Siska. Siska has performed for us over the years at warehouse parties, club nights and park picnics. His vast record collection and forever classy selections always have a time and place within our line-ups. We're excited to showcase him further into the future and introduce him to you today with an official podcast. Please take a moment and dig in. Quality.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #64 - Aaron Davis 05/17/2017
AYLI Podcast #64 - Aaron Davis This Saturday, May 20, Aaron Davis teams up with As You Like It to bring Acid Camp to San Francisco, hosting the Loft at Public Works with Marcellus Pittmann, Zernell, and a B2B from Davis himself and AYLI resident Mike Gushansky, while downstairs the Hessle Audio crew (Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, and Pangaea) go back-to-back-to-back all night long.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #63 - Russell E.L. Butler 04/18/2017
AYLI Podcast #63 - Russell E.L. Butler Russell E.L. Butler is one of the Bay Area's finest. On Friday, April 21, Butler will be warming up the As You Like It dance-floor, opening for Umfang and Berlin legend Marcel Dettmann as they take over Public Works for part of AYLI's nascent Unabridged series. The Bermuda-born, Oakland-based producer has spent the last several years building up an unassailably fine catalogue of raw electronic music: first as Black Jeans, a short-lived minimal synth project that refreshingly did not trade in nostalgia, and recently under his own name, under which he releases stripped-down techno that carries potent emotional weight. The world is taking notice — his first album appeared on cult U.K. label Opal Tapes, and three EPs followed shortly thereafter, with more on the way this year. He’s just returned to the Bay after touring his live set all over the States and Canada.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #62 - Woo 03/31/2017
AYLI Podcast #62 - Woo The latest As You Like It podcast comes from Woo, one of SF's best selectors. Gregory is a resident of Outpost, WERD, and a contributing member of the AYLI family. He'll be playing in the Public Works loft for the opening Unabridged event alongside WERD's Jimmy B and Zoz with Tale of Us, Floorplan, and Mossmoss in the main room.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #61 - Aaron Clark 03/21/2017
AYLI Podcast #61 - Aaron Clark Aaron Clark is a key member of the Honcho and Humanaut crews, an excellent DJ, and one of the main reasons Hot Mass has become the force that it has. He will appear behind the decks this Saturday, Mar. 25, alongside Peggy Gou, Mike Gushansky, and Chvck, as As You Like It takes over San Francisco club Audio.
info_outline AYLI Podcast #60 - Texture / Shady P 02/21/2017
AYLI Podcast #60 - Texture / Shady P On February 24 at Monarch in San Francisco and March 10 at Grenadier Club in Detroit, As You Like It collaborates with rising Detroit party series TEXTURE for BLOOM, two events that showcase some of underground electronic music's rising stars (Dr. Rubinstein, Shady P) alongside established artists who skillfully tread the circumference of several genres at once (Galcher Lustwerk, Erika).