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Prince and MJ Experience Feb 3 | Madrone Art Bar | Saturday, 07. October 2017

Sat, February 3rd at Madrone Art Bar - 500 Divisadero @ Fell, San Francisco. 8pm, $5, 21+. Prince and Michael Jackson fans celebrate on the dance floor every 1st Saturday of the month as DJ Dave Paul plays album cuts, b-sides, un-released tracks, remixes and the hits from the two artists as well as songs by such ancillary acts as Sheila E., The Jackson 5, The Time and Janet Jackson.

Collectively, Prince and Michael Jackson helped define the early-'80s era of MTV, revolutionized both R&B and popular music, and influenced thousands of musicians worldwide. This party pays tribute to two of the greatest artists of our time. The music is far from the only thing happening at this party, there's theme dancing, a ****-off between guests repping The Purple One or The King of Pop, and much, much more. This is the perfect night out to lounge with your friends, make some new friends, get your drink on, dance and have the time of your life.

"For FIFTEEN years now, Dave Paul (proprietor of hip-hop label Bomb Records) has hosted and DJ'ed at the brilliant "Prince vs. Michael Jackson" parties. As selections of hits, rarities, and remixes from both artists are presented over the course of the evening, audience members square off in funky battle, holding signs bearing the mug of their favored entertainer to judge which one is the true king of pop. This sure ain't the place for cynics, but Darling Nikki's and Dirty Diana's are all welcome to participate." - SF WEEKLY

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ABOUT YOUR DJ:
For over 20 years, DJ Dave Paul has been an integral part of hip-hop and DJ culture. In the early 90s, he launched the now legendary publication, The Bomb Hip-Hop Magazine, and in 1995, Paul transformed the magazine into a record label. The company was named "one of the fifteen independent labels that matter," according to Rolling Stone, and the label's Return of the DJ series was ranked by Spin Magazine as #25 in their "The 90 Greatest Albums of the 90's" (Sept. 1999 issue), receiving a higher rating than Gold & Platinum albums by Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Green Day, and Fatboy Slim. Dave Paul has appeared on the front cover of Billboard magazine and is featured in the motion picture Scratch. Mr. Paul has DJ'ed throughout the US, toured Europe, released over 100 projects on his record label, and currently produces theme parties, including The Prince and Michael Experience and That BIG 80s Party.

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what people are saying about the party:

"The Prince and Michael Jackson Experience is the place to be. For us epic PR&MJ fans it is our Prom and our Church. I always meet so many great people while dancing myself into a sweatier, happier person than I was before I came in. Free to be, P.Y.T. !!!" - Julie D.

"I remember going to this night and not only having the time of my life but seeing so many other people having the time of their life - and that's not an exaggeration. There is such a rare form of positive vibes across the audience." - Tim O.

"This was literally the most magical night of my life. I will never do this again because it will lessen the experience. I connected with my mother, my father, and complete strangers. I have never been so happy and so at peace. And no I'm not on drugs." - Asia S.

"great job last night. I love how when i come there i dance with the same "Strangers" from the last party" - Kandyce B.

"It's seriously the most fun I've EVER had at a club! The vibe is amazing, people are happy, and Dave is such a good DJ!" - Annette S.

"It is an amazing moment to turn around at any given time during the night to see fans singing along and feeling the music." - Trina F.

"We came. We drank. We danced. We laughed so hard we cried. We found the bathroom and peed so we could comfortably laugh some more. We danced a lot more." - Danielle P.

"Had a wonderful time here last Saturday with my best friend at the Prince vs. Michael party. Was quite chill earlier, then got packed. Great vibe. The staff was equally great... the owner even gave my friend and I a free drink. The clientele was very hip and smiling, and positive. My friend said that one of the girls there she was dancing with offered to get her a drink. That is totally unusual, a straight girl offering another straight girl who she didn't even know a drink! " - Samantha M.

"I had a good time. The energy was excellent on Saturday were smiling and laughing and having fun. Girls weren't being catty and dudes weren't groping. Nor did it take forever to get a drink. It *was* insanely crowded, and believe me, I am *not* touchy person, but after awhile, I kind of felt that there was a camaraderie to it. It was cozy in a sort of "March of the Penguins" huddling-for-warmth kind of way." - Karen F.

"These are the BEST parties I have been to!!! the fact I waited in line did NOT matter. Had such a great time, even if the heat got to me in the end. the best part??? I held the Prince impersonators guitar! Stuff like that never happens to me! rockstar!" - Claudia VM

"It's not just the music of the two great artists, it's the people and the fans who reflect them. And it all starts with the DJ bringing them all together. That's a good dude right there!" - Marco R.

"if anyone man... woman or elf doesn’t leave your party with at least 2 numbers (without REALLY trying) it has nothing to do with your playlist. Your parties are like Jr. High Summercamp. ****** and yet somehow playful and innocent." - Jae G.

"This was one of the best DJ sets and crowds ever. Everyone was grooving with a smile on their ****, very polite and some of the best dancing, awesome background videos of Prince and Michael, and the best music. Much appreciated that people still enjoy really good music, know how to get down and have great manners too." - Lex W.
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  • Thank you to everyone that came out to Madrone Art Bar for our monthly Prince and Michael Jackson party. It goes down every 1st Saturday of the month in San Francisco. Next date: February 3rd.
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  • "But it was Saturday night. I guess that makes it all right. And you say what have I got to lose." - Prince, Little Red Corvette
  • Note : This event starts at 8pm. For the early birds you will probably not hear a Top 10 radio/dance hit until after 10pm. Throughout the night we play album cuts, b-sides, un-released tracks and remixes in addition to the hits from the two artists (as well as songs by such ancillary acts as Sheila E., The Jackson 5, The Time and Janet Jackson).
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  • I don't remember the first time I heard Michael but I remember the first time I heard Prince. I was 12 years old. My next door neighbor Eric was a few years younger than me but his older brother Andy was about 16 and played guitar. Eric told me I had come over to their house to hear this new record. They played me some tracks from his second album and I said “she sounds good.” They laughed and said it’s a guy and he plays all the instruments. I thought they were full of sh*t because I didn’t understand about recording and multi-tracking back then. So I wondered how is he playing guitars, drums and singing all at once? Then they showed me the album jacket, shirtless on the front and naked on the back riding a Pegasus. I was like, “***?!” After that... Dirty Mind came out and I was intrigued, Controversy came out and I was feeling it, 1999 came out and I was hooked for life. I collected all the vinyl; albums, 12 singles, 7 inches, picture discs, imports. What I could not get from Bobby G at Soul Disco Records (he would get goodies from the WB reps) I ordered through Goldmine. This was pre internet days so it was snail mail, faxes and money orders. Posters, magazines, cassettes, buttons etc. I collected everything I could find on Prince. I was often ridiculed by people because I was such a Prince fan. Called a "n" lover and called gay because I listened to his music. Funny how most of those people now claim to be "fans" of the purple one. I guess people are just scared of what they don't understand. In 2001 I wanted to do an all Prince party in San Francisco but there already was Dream Factory in the Bay Area. So I always put the party on the back burner. My friend Jeff Harris mentioned why not add in Michael Jackson. That sat with me for a while cause as good as MJ was, I was really about Prince at that time. Finally I decided okay, let's do it. I brought all my Prince records and Jeff brought all his Michael Jackson records and on Nov 1st, 2002 it began. - DJ Dave Paul __________________ ABOUT YOUR DJ: For over 20 years, DJ Dave Paul has been an integral part of hip-hop and DJ culture. In the early 90s, he launched the now legendary publication, The Bomb Hip-Hop Magazine, and in 1995, Paul transformed the magazine into a record label. The company was named "one of the fifteen independent labels that matter," according to Rolling Stone, and the label's Return of the DJ series was ranked by Spin Magazine as #25 in their "The 90 Greatest Albums of the 90's" (Sept. 1999 issue), receiving a higher rating than Gold & Platinum albums by Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Green Day, and Fatboy Slim. Dave Paul has appeared on the front cover of Billboard magazine and is featured in the motion picture Scratch. Mr. Paul has DJ'ed throughout the US, toured Europe, released over 100 projects on his record label, and currently produces theme parties, including The Prince and Michael Experience and That BIG 80s Party.
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