As You Like It (AYLI) is the result of a shared taste for quality electronic music, late nights and experiences that focus on cutting-edge sounds by today’s most driven artists, while striving for and acknowledging timelessness.
AYLI Podcast #103 - Tape Ghost
David Grunzweig performs as Tape Ghost, a solo project which incorporates a clubbier flavor than the deep crystalline ambience of his duo Night Sea. The dancefloor-friendly sounds of Tape Ghost found a home on As You Like It’s record label — first a remix on Christina Chatfield’s new EP and soon a full record of his own. To celebrate, he contributed the latest edition of the AYLI podcast, a mix full of groove-forward dub techno.
AYLI Podcast #102 - Tin Man
As anyone who has heard one of his records knows, Tin Man, aka Johannes Auvinen, creates acid techno. But his acid goes deep, and he continually seems to find new worlds within it, despite having worked exclusively in this style for about 15 years now. He's been an AYLI stalwart since the earliest days of the party, and so it only makes sense that he’s contributing a remix to Christina Chatfield‘s new EP, Ascent / Descent, the first on AYLI's new record label, As You Like It Recordings. He’s also responsible for the latest edition of the AYLI podcast.
AYLI Podcast #101 - Christina Chatfield
Christina Chatfield has been in the AYLI family since the beginning. For 10 years, she has been an As You Like It resident performer, playing live techno, improvised and not, on stages both big and small. Anyone who has caught her sets more than once will easily recognize her sound: tight, loop-focused acid techno with a particular interstellar feel. Now, after gracing As You Like It’s stages an untold number of times, she’s kicking off their record label. To be released on November 27, 2020, in commemoration of the four year anniversary of the Ghost Ship fire, her first release for As You Like It Records, Ascent / Descent, captures the twisting, tunneling spirit of her live performances. Backed by remixes from Tin Man and Noncompliant — both AYLI mainstays in their own right — plus Lily Ackerman and Tape Ghost, the record highlights American techno in a way that strikes me as distinctly As You Like It. Altogether, the record feels like a snapshot of Chatfield’s live performance, but cut for the club.
AYLI Podcast #100 - Gerd Janson B2B Prins Thomas
For many, Prins Thomas and Gerd Janson likely need little introduction. Thomas comes from Norway and has spent the past 15 years amassing a discography of perfectly composed synth-y cosmic disco; Gerd comes from Germany and co-founded Running Back, perhaps the most dependable European deep house label in the business, in 2002. This installment of the As You Like It podcast, the hundredth, is a recording of Thomas and Gerd going back-to-back at The Midway in San Francisco, celebrating AYLI's 7th anniversary in 2017. For those who were there, this is an opportunity to savor the memory, and for those who weren’t, this is a chance to experience them in full party mode.
AYLI Podcast #99 - Wonja
Wonja Fairbrother is a DJ for the heads. She's been quietly but steadily putting together mixes for years and years now — with her partner Dan as Herzog Hideout and now Do/While; solo, in the beautifully delicate series Wood Glass Metal and the beautifully weepy Melancholy Italo Disco (does what it says on the tin); and increasingly for club-focused mix series, including a recent stint for San Francisco's Boiler Room. To quote her own words, it's an "i'm not crying it's just the smoke machine" kind of mix — dedicated to those lost-but-not-forgotten club moments that are regrettably inaccessible right now.
AYLI Podcast #98 - Lando
Lando — sometimes Lando Kal, or just Antaeus Lando Roy — has been around the block. Born in Daly City, raised in Sacramento, came up in San Francisco, did stints in New York, Berlin, LA — he's been around. As a producer, he's released records on Hotflush, Rush Hour, Icee Hot, and Ultramajic, to name a few. As a DJ, he's played clubs all over the world, including the ones you namecheck to your friends. His own music and his DJ sets are hard to pin down, picking and riffing on bits and pieces from different scenes and different eras. He's also responsible for the latest edition of the As You Like It podcast.
Excellent house and techno podcast
Consistently cutting-edge mixes from this San Francisco music promoter. Subscribe and enjoy the quality sets.
House music all night long.