Saturday, December 15, 2007

80's DECADANCE - Saturday, December 15, 2007

Hey folks!

It's been a while since I sent out a message, but there's no time like the present for a good pre-holiday dance party!

For those of you who attended the first DECADANCE party, you'll know what a blast we had dancing to all the classics from the 70's...those of you who weren't missed a hot and sweaty time!

Now for the second installment of DECADANCE, we're going back to the future - the 80's!!

Join DJ Nik Red and myself as we drop all the totally radical 80's tunes you know and love! Gag me with a spoon, it's gonna be an awesome night. And make sure to dress up in all your 80's gear, okay?

The details and official Facebook event link are below.
See you on the dancefloor!

Francis // DJ San Fran




Where's the Beef?
Right here It is! - A full on 80's Blast!

Music By:

from Duran Duran to Bow Wow Wow,
Cure to Culture Club to Bronski Beat
Prince to Michael to Janet
fishbone to Depeche Mode to The Cure
kool moe dee to LL Cool J to Salt-n-Pepa

along with performances by
ill na na , Bearlesque and Enjoy Troy

Celebrate the 80's WILD STYLE. Bring out your leg warmers, hammer pants, neon shirts, fanny packs, jelly shoes, acid wash jeans, penny loafers



Cover $5 - $7 sliding scale
Doors open: 9:30

Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street (South of Richmond)

For more info, check out the official DECADANCE Facebook Event Page at:

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Body Electric - DJ San Fran's B-Day Bash

FRI, JUNE 8, 2007

THE BODY ELECTRIC - DJ San Fran's Dirty 30 Birthday Bash


92 OSSINGTON AVE. (north of Queen)
9:30PM - CLOSE

Hi friends!

Many of you have asked me when my next party will be, and I thought it was about high time that I started throwing my own little parties for everyone who loves the music I play. So I thought what better time to kick things off than with my Dirty 30 Birthday!

Join me on Friday, June 8th at The Sparrow for a night of dancing and debauchery. I'll be spinning all of my (and your) favourite tunes, from soulful House to underground Disco to dirty Electro to Baile Funk, cheesy Pop and more! Everything to keep your butt shaking till dawn (or whenever they throw us out)

We'll be Rockin' the Party from 9:30pm until 3am, so get there early as space in the backroom dancefloor is limited. Get ready to sweat up close and personal!

See you on the dancefloor,

DJ San Fran

Monday, April 09, 2007

San Fran In The Mix: Afrotransit March 29, 2007

Happy Spring Everyone!

I've finally emerged from my winter hibernation with a new radio mix for you to download. This mix was done live at CKLN 88.1 FM while I guest hosted the Afrotransit radio show on March 29th. I feature lots of new music and remixes, including some tracks from this year's Winter Music Conference (WMC 2007).

01. Gladys Knight - My Imagination (Quentin Harris & Timmy Regisford Re-Production) - Unrestricted Access
02. Bah Samba - Morris (Quentin Harris Remix) - BKO
03. Syren - My First Love (Frankie Feliciano Alternative Vocal) - Ricanstruction
04. Kentaro Takizawa - Feel Your Emotion (DJ Kawasaki Remix feat. Karin) - Extra Freedom
05. Peven Everett - Put Your Back Into It (Quentin Harris Remix) - United
06. Patter / Mr. V & Miss Patty - Da Bump (Ame Original Mix) - Defected
07. Franky Boissy feat. Roland Clark - Black Music (David Harness Taboo Mix) - Chez
08. Zoot Woman - Taken It All (Todd Edwards 'Soul Line' Remix) - Wall of Sound
09. Franky Boissy feat. Michael Watford - Back To My Roots (Muthafunkaz Remix) - Purple
10. Martin Solveig - Jealousy (Dennis Ferrer 'Haters' Dub) - Defected
11. Mitomi Tokoto - That Piano Track (Sergio Flores Chant Mix) - Japan House Mafia
12. Patter / Grand High Priest - Mary St. Mary (Sacred Rhythm Mix) - White
13. DJ San Fran vs. Stephanie Mills - Free Gets Jazzy (SFD Mashup Mix) - Unreleased CD-R

128kpbs MP3 Download
- Right-click and select 'save-as' to download

You can burn the mix onto disc to listen as it's just under 80 minutes, and I've made a few 'proper' promotion CD copies for those who are interested. As always, send me an e-mail and let me know what you think. sanfrandisco (at)

The copyright in this mix belongs to DJ San Fran / Francis Yee Loy © 2007.
For Promotional Use Only.

Monday, March 26, 2007

All Saints : Rock Steady

Last week on March 20th, EMI Canada finally released "Studio 1", the comeback album from All Saints. Yes, those All Saints. The ones who gave us "Never Ever" and "I Know Where It's At". They're back! Well kinda...sorta....

News that the girls had reformed emerged in late January 2006, with an announcement that they had signed with Parlophone Records. In November, "Rock Steady", the comeback single, was released in the UK along with a remix by Toronto's MSTRKRFT. While the single reached #3 in the UK charts, the album failed to ignite as much interest, reaching #40.

A second single, "Chick Fit" was to be released at the end of February this year, but it ended up being a download-only release. An announcement quickly followed that All Saints had parted ways with Parlophone. The girls retain all rights to the album and are planning to keep on despite press negativity.

After some searching, I was able to pick up the CD...not many stores were even aware that it had been released over here. Great job at promotion EMI! What a brilliant idea to release a CD weeks after the group isn't even on the label anymore. I guess that way the "low sales" excuse can be justified.

Anyways, for those who do enjoy All Saints, the album is quite fun and shows the band maturing in their sound, mixing up the Pop and R&B with Ska, Reggae and Electro influences.

You can check out clips on their MySpace page, which features a cracking Kissy Sellout remix of "Chick Fit". If you like what you hear, pick up the domestic copy in stores or on iTunes.