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With releases out on TAR and Heat Records, Bay Area-based artist Botaz has begun to make waves over the past few years, entering his clear-eyed approach to production into a growing network of internet-connected individuals pushing club music’s various stands and variants. Also part of San Francisco’s Bread crew who have been bringing out some of the best lineups on the entire West Coast, Botaz is something of a Bay Area hold out, especially when it comes to his label, Big Sigh Brat Club, which is run in tandem with LA’s Farsight and Ballast. Set to be released on September 19, Botaz will debut on BSBC with the Stuck EP, a collection of three widescreen originals aided by remixes from Kieran Loftus, Ca$h Bandicoot, HABIBIBOI and Patrick Brian. We’ve got the EP’s title track on premiere today, a beatific take on the Gobstopper/Coyote school of weightless grime built on glassy synth work, an amnesiac sensibility and a bassline that both grounds and drives the track forward. It’s an intro in a sense, but whereas “Anxious and “Trying” take a more club-oriented approach to the same palette, “Stuck” sits nicely in its own realm, an almost incongruously lush landscape that almost demands a visual analog. Look out for the Stuck EP on the 19th and hit the jump for a preview of the full release.


After featuring Rabit, Sheen, Korma and Lyeform at their last party, San Francisco’s Bread crew is bringing out another huge bill to the Bay Area, this time featuring a heavy load of U.S. talent. New York’s Doctor Jeep is probably the biggest name on the lineup and it’s fair to say that the long-time promoter of UK (and beyond) sounds deserves that position, but don’t sleep on Angeleno Patrick Brian and Cybersonic LA resident Sha Sha Kimbo either. For Bread #2, we premiered a mix from Rushmore and gave away a few tickets for the night and this time around, we’ve got Bread resident Botaz pon deck with a selection of slamming drum tracks from Helix, Akito and Krueger and a short helping of Snootie Wild to break up the mood. Ballast and JAVASCRIPT close out the night, which goes down at 1192 Folsom on November 6. You can check out the mix (and track list) at the Bread site + enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the party itself. Not one to miss Bay Area folk.