San Francisco venue Halcyon has announced the lineups for its upcoming series of third birthday events.
The club has locked in Charlotte de Witte, Len Faki, ANNA, J. Phlip and Jody Wisternoff to play across five nights as it marks three years in the game, with the events set to take place across two weekends from Friday, October 25th until Saturday, October 26th and Friday, November 1st until Sunday, November 3rd.
New York record store Halcyon has opened a new location in Brooklyn.
With vinyl sales expected to take over CD sales for the first time since 1986, it's good timing for the new store, which opened its doors at 53 Broadway in Williamsburg on 9th September.
With the store's previous location in Williamsburg having closed on New Year's Day, this new base - which will focus on dance music, as well as disco, hass, funk and more - will operate every day from 10 am to 5 pm.
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Halcyon is something of a standalone in its native Californian scene: while most dance events are huge festival setups or giant club gatherings, this place deals in a more intimate party. The space was originally a warehouse, so retains some of that rawness and all the illicit feelings that come with it, but has been brought up to date as one of only a small handful of clubs in the world to have a Dolby Atmos system. They have also designed their own recyclable paperboard water box for the club, after seeing how many plastic bottles were piling up after each event.
An “everyone’s equal” approach and 24-hour licence means parties can go long and DJs can really stretch their legs. Amelie Lens, Nina Kraviz, MK, Len Faki, J. Phlip and Charlotte de Witte have all played in the last year, and Halcyon regulars are such die-hards that you will often find them with the club's logo tattooed on their arm. It's a perfect embodiment of the close-knit, community feel the famously all-female team have strived to achieve. Add in an always adventurous and forward-looking booking policy, and you have all the things that continue to stand this club apart.
Location: San Francisco, USA
Halcyon celebrates three years as an all-female managed nightclub and only the third club in the world to install the renowned Dolby Atmos system, an immersive sound experience with Kerri Chandler as ambassador. The space’s brick-and-steel structure harks back to its beginnings as a warehouse, and Halcyon maintains the warehouse vibe of the early underground. With its 24-hour license, DJs can play extended sets way past the city’s curfew, at the same time maintaining a strong connection with the intimate crowd. A flagship Pioneer XY venue, in the past year Halcyon has hosted a range of talent from Black Coffee to Nicole Moudaber, Derrick Carter and Claude VonStroke.
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Don’t let Halcyon’s small size fool you: This one-room outpost roars louder than most mega-clubs around. Opened in 2016, the venue boasts the perfect formula for late-night revelry: a powerful Pioneer XY soundsystem, advanced lighting and a 24-hour license. The team behind Halcyon goes the extra mile to create a unique experience week in and week out, including décor that alternates weekly and a rotating roster of world-class artists often new to the city. Past bookings include Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Claude VonStroke, Nicole Moudaber and Skream. Halcyon also champions San Francisco’s burgeoning electronic scene, which has earned the club a strong local and international following.
Here at DJ Mag, when we celebrate the class of a techno DJ, we really like to go all in.
Following his UK appearance at The Arch, Brighton, on Friday 6th October (get tickets), this month's UK cover star will also appear at Halcyon, San Francisco, on Thursday 9th November. Tickets are on sale (here) for $25 and doors open 10pm – 4am.
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Exchange sits in the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, in what was formerly the Los Angeles Stock Exchange building. Brokers vacated in 1986 when the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange shut down, and the space remained empty until 2008, when a two-year renovation began to turn it into Exchange nightclub. It currently spans 25,000 square feet over four floors, with care towards preserving as much as the original interior as possible. While the architecture might harken back to a different time, the tech and music within are future-forward.