(last updated end of 2012)
Go BANG! is Steve Fabus & Sergio Fedasz!
Go BANG! has been DISCOing since November 2008! We are a Queer-Mixed DISCO party going on strong for 5 years! We like to say that we’re all about Atomic Dancefloor Disco Action!! The goal of Go BANG! is to bring the crews and their devoted dancers together in a mixed, diverse, exciting environment, with a nod to the diversity and freedom of the 70’s/80’s San Francisco/New York/Chicago Disco Nightlife! Go BANG!‘s name is inspired by the classic Dinosaur L. song of the same name, and its lyrics: "I wanna see all my friends at once, I’ll do anything to get a chance to, Goooo BANG!" We made an edit of this song, if you’d like to hear it: http://soundcloud.com/synthetigers/dinosaur-l-go-bang-the
When playing outside of Go BANG! or touring, we are a predominantly DISCO duo, but love to throw down HOUSE as well! Given that both styles go hand in hand, and we’re all about making you DANCE & SWEAT!
We have recently traveled under the Go BANG! name to Chicago (including guest spots at Smart Bar & Berlin), New York, and Philadelphia. We’ve also individually hit Los Angeles, Seattle, and Steve returned from touring Europe in late 2012! Regularly, we play at Cafe Flore in the Castro. We have been part of San Francisco Pride’s celebration, being invited to DJ in the Rotunda of City Hall during 2011 & 2012’s festivities, a highlight!! We have been a part of Comfort & Joy’s events, American Apparel events, guested at parties including SOME THING (Friday weekly avant garde queer drag & performance weekly), HONEYSOUNDSYSTEM (Sunday weekly queer heavy dance), Viennetta Discotheque hosted by Stanley Frank, OH! and Steam at the Powerhouse, High Fantasy, Odyssey Afterhours, and we have collaborated on underground afterhours house & disco events (we call the party Go BOOM!), and many more projects & collaborations with different parts of the San Francisco community.
Go BANG! on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/GoBANGSF
Go BANG! Live Mixes: http://soundcloud.com/go-bang
Go BANG! Promo Video!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbNvy0nEwq8
Steve Fabus (Go BANG!)
http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Fabus/1000016615 | http://facebook.com/GOBANGSF | http://soundcloud.com/steve-fabus
Steve Fabus, one of the first nationally recognized US DJs from the West Cost, began his career playing loft parties and the baths of late ‘70s San Francisco. Already the Counter Cultural Capital of America, home of the North Beach Beats and Haight-Ashbury hippie movement, it had recently become the epicenter of sexual liberation. Under the fireworks of social and political change, Steve played parties whose guest list included pre-disco Sylvester, then a member of the radical drag troupe “The Cockettes”, and Harvey Milk, who would become America’s first openly gay politician. San Francisco was one big, energized party then, hosted by a growing gay subculture that was throwing one gigantic, energized party for the world.
While playing the city’s infamous all-night loft party, Boiler Room in 1977, Steve was recruited to spin San Francisco’s first large venue disco, The I-Beam. Trocadero Transfer opened shortly thereafter where Steve shared the booth with Bobby Viteritti. In 1980, Steve became a resident of San Francisco’s legendary EndUp. His shift was the 6 am to 2 pm slot on Sunday mornings and many people credit him for starting what is still known to this day as “Church”. It was here that Steve put the edge on his early morning sound with tracks like D-Train’s 1982 release, “You’re The One For Me”.
Offered residencies at both River Club and Tracks, Steve moved to New York City in 1983. There, he also played at the wild, after-hours club, Anvil and (Studio 54 Owner) Steve Rubell’s 80’s mega-club, Palladium. Steve was inspired by many of the great DJs of this pinnacle period of Dance Music, from Larry Levan and David DePino at The Paradise Garage and Tracks, to Robbie Leslie at The Saint. Disco morphed into Garage and House on Steve’s Sundays at Tracks, where the night would not end until Monday morning.
In 1988 Steve moved back to San Francisco to reopen Dreamland, and not long after, joined forces with promoter Gus Bean at new House club, Crew at the the former Trocadero space. Steve then moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and quickly became a resident at Axis, Factory, Asylum and Pulse, and often played at Probe and the legendary afterhours club, Does Your Mama Know?
Steve moved back to his beloved San Francisco in the late nineties where he is now a resident & guiding force of GO BANG!, and guests at Honey Soundsystem, Tubesteak Connection, Underground SF, and other clubs and events.
Sergio Fedasz (Go BANG! | The SyntheTigers | M2 moulton media | KALX)
http://www.facebook.com/sergioaudio | http://facebook.com/GOBANGSF | http://www.facebook.com/SyntheTigers | http://www.facebook.com/Connect2Moulton | http://soundcloud.com/sergioaudio
Sergio Fedasz has become something of a San Francisco institution since starting his out-of-control Go BANG! more than four years ago. He started DJing at KALX 90.7, the Bay Area’s best and most storied radio station, at the end of last century (1997 to be exact), and in 2010 was voted San Francisco’s best DJ by readers of SF Weekly. He creates amazing edits of vintage disco tracks with Allen Craig as The SyntheTigers, and they have begun producing original house music (with disco flourishes) released on San Francisco’s Moulton Music, a label which redefined and established the San Francisco Sound in the early 00s and has never stopped releasing quality house music! Sergio is also a recurring guest at Robin Malone Simmons’ Odyssey after-hours affairs, DJs every Friday at Cafe Flore in The Castro, DJs regularly on KALX, and can be found DJing throughout the Bay Area at myriad club events.
Born & raised in the East Bay, and having moved to San Francisco in 2001, Sergio is proud of the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich dance music past and especially focuses on keeping our City’s traditions & history alive. His DJing style draws inspiration from legendary Chicago DJ & producer Derrick Carter, San Francisco legend and party partner Steve Fabus, and the one & only Larry Levan. Especially after reading “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life” in 2000, his ‘musical vision’ has crystallized into wanting to present the spectrum of dance music – disco, house, funk, jazz, boogie and more – while preserving & paying respect to the vibe of the legendary clubs of Disco’s Golden Age. He strives to keep the proud tradition of the DJ “speaking to the dancer” alive – through the music, lights, and other atmospheric elements of the dancefloor & club.
In 2005, he was chosen as the New Times (SF Weekly/East Bay Express) “DJ Breakthrough” and was invited to play at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami during the Winter Music Conference. In 2006, he was awarded the title of the SF Weekly’s 2006 Music Awards “Best DJ.” Most recently, he was voted BEST DJ in SF Weekly’s 2010 Reader’s Poll! He was also very honored to be invited to represent Go BANG! at the 2011 & 2012 San Francisco Pride festivities, and to DJ at their VIP party in the rotunda of City Hall.
Sergio Online: http://www.sergioaudio.com
Go BANG!: http://facebook.com/GOBANGSF
The SyntheTiger Edits: http://www.facebook.com/SyntheTigers
M2 moulton media: http://www.facebook.com/Connect2Moulton
“Lost in the Night: Go BANG! Proves Disco Is Still Kicking” By Derek Opperman Nov. 28 2011 http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2011/11/lost_in_the_night_go_bang_prov.php
*“SPECTRA: Events – Go BANG! San Francisco’s favorite queerly mixed, disco party” By Taylor Moe Dec, 2011 http://vimeo.com/34258435
“Steve Fabus on the Liberated Early Days of SF Disco, and the Spirit of the Go BANG! Party” By Christina Li Nov. 25 2011 http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2011/11/steve_fabus_on_dancing_with_th.php
*“Sergio of Go BANG!: The New Gay Interview” By Bryan Garcia http://thenewgay.net/2011/04/dj-sergio-of-go-bang.html
**"Official Pride disco party at Deco Lounge" By David Downs June 21, 2012: http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/music/2012/06/official-pride-disco-party-deco-lounge
Go BANG! Posters & Artwork http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150263907238385.371895.118319468384&type=3
VIDEO of Steve & Sergio in the mix, Go BANG! 02.12! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150670694757822&set=o.118319468384&type=2&theater
VIDEO of Steve & Sergio in the mix, Morning Glory New Year’s Day 2013 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200393661150750
Mixes of Go BANG! Go PRIDE! 2012 Be Happy, Be Carefree, Be Gay. http://soundcloud.com/go-bang/sets/go-bang-go-pride-2012-be-happy
Mixes of Go BANG! July 2012 CELEBRATING SYLVESTER!: http://soundcloud.com/go-bang/sets/go-bang-may-2012-with-pat-les
Mixes of Go BANG! August 2012 CELEBRATING ASHFORD & SIMPSON!: http://soundcloud.com/go-bang/sets/go-bang-august-2012-derek
Mixes of Go BANG! May 2012 REMEMBERING DONNA SUMMER: http://soundcloud.com/go-bang/sets/go-bang-may-2012-with-robin