Scene Unseen Recap + Photos

We hope you’re all fully recovered from the mad night of fun last Friday that was Scene Unseen. We’re so thankful to everyone who came out to help us create a night to remember.
With all of 5 rooms open at the massively gorgeous 1015 Folsom nightclub on Friday night, Scene Unseen was a banger for people with eclectic tastes.
Upon entering the club, we found Debaser vs. Pop Scene setting the mood spinning tunes in the front room all night long.
We saw a buzz-worthy lineup of artists downstairs in the basement where our Air Lounge was set up. San Francisco radio personality KM/FM, as well as Elephant and Castle, Dibia$e, and Groundislava, set the tone with some laid-back, dance-worthy beats in the intimate setting of the basement while Air supplied drinks with glow-in-the-dark straws.

A trip upstairs to dance to our house music DJ’s was not to be missed. San Francisco locals Mozaic and D33j got us dancing early in the night, and at midnight we got a taste of Ghosts on Tape, followed by UK native Floating Points and Tyrell. On the other side of the upstairs, American Tripps set up a ping pong table for a good, old-fashioned game of Berlin style ping pong. Guests enjoyed fast-paced games of ping pong in the round, drink in hand.

The Main Room, though, was the place to be when the night picked up. Our Scene Unseen contest winner Blaus kicked the night off, followed by some of our favorite representatives of the San Francisco party scene, Richie Panic, Marco De La Vega, and our co-presenter DJ Dials. When RiFF RaFF took the stage at 1am, things got really crazy. Swagged-out in a neon tracksuit, sunglasses and chains, RiFF RaFF brought almost the entire club to the main room, and everyone was dancing. Our headliner Flosstradamus took things to the next level as they started their set with a hook from Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games”, followed by their pioneered brand of Trap music. An energetic mosh pit developed in front of the stage as people jumped off stage into the crowd. Flosstradamus was without a doubt the highlight of the evening.

After such a fabulous and wild night, we’re looking forward to making Scene Unseen a regular event! Stay tuned to Do415 for more details on the next edition of Scene Unseen, where we bring the best of the newest party genres all in one place.

All photos courtesy of Joey Pangilinan and Holy Mountain

We’re Saving a Set For You at Scene Unseen!


Our latest free, RSVP-based event, Scene Unseen, is also one of our biggest shows to date. We’ve teamed up with DJ Dials and 1015 Folsom to garner a lineup of artists from an eclectic variety of scenes. We’ve got Chicago-based EDM duo Flosstradamus, zany, MTV-aired  (and Diplo’s favorite) rapper Riff Raff and London’s Thom Yorke-approved house DJ Floating Points. We’ve also pulled in a roundup of local and national talent, with everyone from Elephant & Castle to Richie Panic, Ghosts on Tape, Dibia$e, darkwave party personality Marco de la Vega, and DJ’s from San Francisco’s essential weekly parties Popscene and Debaser. 

Okay, here’s for the REALLY exciting part. We’re saving a spot in the lineup for a talented local DJ, band, or emcee. This is an online, voter-based battle of the bands. Each competing artist can upload their best track between July 20th and July 30th, and during the voting period from July 31st to August 8th, fans, friends, and supporters can listen to each track and vote for their favorite artist. You are encouraged to vote for your favorite artist once every day, and each email address is allowed one vote per day. 

Our winner will be announced on August 10th via our newsletter and our social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter, so make sure you’re following us so you can find out if you or your friend wins!

Thanks to Guitar Center’s amazing support, the prizes are not too shabby, either. Our grand prize winner will receive a 20-30 minute opening set at Scene Unseen, plus a $250 gift card for Guitar Center, and 1 pair of Pioneer HDJ-500 DJ headphones courtesy of Guitar Center. The first runner-up gets a TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder, and the 3rd-prize winner gets a Korg Monotron Duo Analog Ribbon Synthesizer.

Log in to your account on Do415.com, and then enter yourself in the contest right here. Pass on the word to aspiring musicians and friends. Good luck!