May 17: w/ Nicola Cruz, Iorie, Coss, Lopal, Ramona Wouters at Public Works, San Francisco
Jul 4: TBA, California
Jan 1: w/ Little Dragon, Modeselektor, Tokimonsta at The Midway, San Francisco
Jan 25: w/ El Búho, Nickodemus, Dreems, Luca Musto at Public Works, San Francisco
Feb 2*: Strategic Reserve w/ Sidirum, Dolph (California debut), Jyun Jyun + missTANGQ, Oakland
Feb 15: The Shotgun Saloon, San Francisco
Mar 9*: Strategic Reserve w/ Lotte Ahoi (California debut), Ulises (US debut), BurnTale (US debut), Oakland
* = curator
San Francisco-based artist Griffin Crafts connects audiences and musicians through creation, curation, and community. As a producer and DJ, he blends acoustic and synthetic sounds from around the world into eclectic sets rooted in downtempo, slow house, and slow techno.
He has performed with an international array of artists including Bonobo, The Glitch Mob, Modeselektor, Little Dragon, Emancipator, Nicola Cruz, Mira, Lee Burridge, Dirtwire, Martha van Straaten, M.RUX, El Buho, Lusine, Wide Awake, Okaxy, Barrio Lindo, History of Colour, Sarah Kreis, Jo.Ke, Tor, Noema, Rumpistol, Olaf Stuut, David Last, Pigmalião, Kraut, Uji, Sidirum, Nickodemus, Dreems, Luca Musto, Lemurian, MoM, Lola Villa, Barda, and Ground. He has recorded podcasts for Shika Shika (Buenos Aires/Paris), Freunde von Freunden (Berlin), Serafin Audio Imprint (Berlin), Tepeme Musica (Mexico City), Mesa Recordings (Santa Fe), and Something Else (Miami).
As an organizer, Crafts is emerging as one of the most innovative curators in the United States, bringing in numerous acts for US and California debuts. Relying on word of mouth rather than advertising, his events combine the best of underground music culture with forward-thinking aesthetics and professional production. He is a curator of the long-running California campout Priceless, a member of the Shika Shika artist collective and label, founder of the Strategic Reserve event series, and is on the Board of Directors of the Salem Orchestra in Oregon.
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