This weeks congregation: Ragga Night

Posted: February 14, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Your low-frequency fix for the week can be found at Ritual on Thursday. The theme of the evening is ‘Ragga Night’, which event coordinators Irie Cartel describe as a gathering of “reggae inspired and infused dubstep.”

This weekly event is going back to roots on the seventeenth; mashing the no-worries vibrations with some serious low end funk. Ritual, which is held at club Temple at 540 Howard Street, will have five different acts busting out beats until 3:00am.

Locals Rastatronics and Djunya will be headlining the gig.

Djunya hails from San Francisco and started out as a drum and bass producer, but his style has evolved over the years to include hip hop, British style dubstep, reggae and more. His name has been seen on festival bills like Sundance, Ultra, Burning Man and a whole slew of others. Check out some of his music here.

Rastatronics is a San Francisco based producer/DJ and member of the MalLabel Music team, and it’s clear to see why he’s towards the top of the bill for Ragga Night. If the name is any indication, he mixes crisp, dreamy reggae samples with some serious sub-bass.

According to MalLabel, this gives his set a “singular sound,” which I’m taking as a smooth, irie set. The same paragraph says the DJ has shared shows with the likes of Rusko, Skream, Benga and others of equal weight.

Others that will be putting on the party at Ritual are Lud Dub (San Francisco), Rob I, Doug Surreal (Oakland), and resident Ritual DJ, Nebakaneza (Bay Area).

Like every Thursday gathering at Temple, Ritual is a free. The club says it can fit upwards of 600 people, has plenty of parking, and is an easy walk from Montgomery MUNI/BART stations. The night begins at 9:00pm and is restricted to those 21 and up; all beer from the tap is $3.

Video: Motion Eccentrica


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