Richie Panic is a staple in the Bay Area electronic music scene. You’ve probably been to one of his parties and you’ve probably heard his name. He’s played alongside so many big names, it would take too long to even begin a list (Justice, AC Slater, Diplo & Simian Mobile Disco to name a few). Back in 2002, Panic founded the legendary Frisco Disco in a small, unmarked bar in one of San Francisco’s seediest neighborhoods. It instantly became a success, so Panic soon took his act to bigger crowds with the start of Blow Up, a Friday night party where he was the featured resident DJ since its inception in 2005. Blow Up quickly became the destination for both up-and-coming and established DJs, with Richie Panic at the helm navigating who and what would be the next big thing.
With crowds selling out Blow Up every week, Panic gained a steady notoriety and popularity as one of San Francisco’s most iconic DJs. His meteoric rise gave way to bookings all over the country, as well as a European tour, and a series of mixes that that were virulent on every music blog. At home, Richie Panic’s reputation as a DJ with a definitive impact on the city’s nightlife was cemented when in both 2008 and 2009, Richie Panic was voted Best DJ in SFWeekly’s reader’s poll.
And in a most recent development, Blow Up SF was shut down! Apparently, the party was just a tad too crazy. There was a reunion party at Kelly’s Mission Rock on April 10th, so hopefully this awesome gathering can find a decent location and keep the awesome going.
He has just released his latest mix, right in time for Spring/Summer (minus the crap weather we’re having here in the Bay. When is this friggin’ rain going to stop?).
“Whether you are down in Miami, at the Castle in LA with Anne Lee, or getting weird at Club EB this is an essential BBQ. BOOZE, and BARCA LOUNGER mix. Smoke what you got, grill up some pills, and get mad blasted…”
Pool Party Massage Mixtape
1. Spicoli tests the weed
2. Policy of Trust – Tanlines
3. The Reeling (Miike Snow Remix) – Passion Pit
4. Cruel Intentions (Maurice Fulton Remix) – Simian Mobile Disco
5. Enjoy the Silence (Hands and Feet Remix) – Depeche Mode
6. Zoolookologie – Jean-Michel Jarre
7. Back Down (Cut Copy Remix) – Munk
8. Lisztomania (Yuksek Remix) – Phoenix
9. Domino Dancing – Pet Shop Boys
10. Crystalized (Rory Phillips Remix) – The xx
11. Loose Tights (VHS or Beta Remix) – Hussle Club
12. The Mainline – CALiGULA
13. Dreams (Demo Mix) – SonicC
14. It’s My Life – Talk Talk
And here’s his latest remix with UFO! Quality stuff!
YOUVE CHANGED (RICHIE PANIC and UFO! Remix) – Lauren Flax feat. Sia by richiepanic
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