SAN FRANCISCO CA THE USA
Written by Michael Martin and Sason Bishope Parry
Photo Credit: Rachel Z Photography, Mike Payad and Sophia Sabhani
SF promoters are making it easier to recreate your modern summer of love in San Francisco. Introducing SKYLINE LOUNGE: A new hotspot lounge on the infamous Temple Nightclub roof deck in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district. Nightlife visionary, DJ, and Temple Nightclub founder Paul Hemming along with nightlife impresario Xavier Jimenez came together with a vision to create a wooden rooftop Shangri-La hidden between some of SF’s most iconic and beautiful skyscrapers. And wow, did they deliver! Skyline can be described as a beautiful open-air space where you can enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views, sip on signature cocktails, and listen to some of San Francisco’s best House dance music. Every weekend boasts an exciting line-up of different curated events and talent. Promoters of the new Skyline lounge promise a great vibe at these intimate shows, and one’s you don’t want to miss out on. Skyline plans to feature a fresh lineup of talented DJs and nightlife event crews making magic behind the scenes every week.
The rooftop Skyline Lounge events generally start at 3 pm sharp, the perfect time to enjoy the sun and a cocktail while gathering with new and old friends. San Francisco is known for its vibrant House Music scene, where locals mingle with dance music lovers from all over the Bay Area and beyond. Once you enter from the ground floor of Temple Nightclub, the elevator takes you up to the Mirus Art Gallery level. You will then be greeted by friendly staff and surrounding eye-catching paintings and art. The art is part of Paul Hemming’s Mirus Art Gallery, where he showcases some of the best up-and-coming artists. So be sure to look around not to miss a few glances of art from the next Basquiat. Once your golden ticket is collected, you just walk up a small flight of stairs to enter the epic and panoramic world of SKYLINE LOUNGE. The beats from the DJ booth will lure you straight to the dance floor among a crowd of smiling faces. The energy on the rooftop is one of love and acceptance, so just come as you are and with a vibrant good attitude. If you’re into dressing up, this is also a good time to dress as your favourite interplanetary alien. The vibe changes from day to night, and the energy continues to elevate as the lights of surrounding buildings light up like celestial bodies. Dirty Not Sorry, GlitterazziSF and Mioli Music are some of the local promoter crews hosting these day-to-night events, along with a long list of DJ talent. You may even stumble onto a rooftop fashion show during fashion week, which is always a treat. Skyline Lounge is sure to become an SF favourite go-to spot, so be sure to add it to the top of your weekend fun list. You will not be disappointed!
We were able to catch up and speak with resident DJ Highmags from the Temple Skyline events and get the lowdown on this amazing new roof top party…
MEIKEE MAGNETIC: Can you tell us about your role at Temple Skyline Rooftop Events?
DJ HIGHMAGS: As one of the lead resident DJs, I am primarily known as one of the headliners during rooftop events. Our rooftop shows feature a diverse crowd of music enthusiasts and friends of DJs, creating a vibrant and inclusive vibe. The music selection usually channels a fun summer energy with genres like House, Techno, Bass House, Mashups and occasionally incorporating other sub-genres.
MM: What makes the setting of the Temple Skyline Rooftop Events unique?
HM: The Temple Skyline Rooftop Event is unique for its stunning San Francisco skyline view and the setup that fosters a friendly and low-key atmosphere. The open rooftop deck encourages community engagement, while our artists excel at creating an inclusive space, combining dance able energy with intimate tables for socializing.
MM: Tell us more about The Girls Room and your role as Director of Community?
HM: The Girls Room is an emerging collective of females identifying DJs and producers in the Bay Area. We aim to showcase talented females in the industry and provide a safe, inclusive space for attendees to enjoy our music. As Director of Community, I’m dedicated to fostering a thriving community of like-minded professionals and ensuring that all our attendees and fans feel welcomed and included at every single event.
MM: How do you envision the impact of The Girls Room on the music industry?
HM: At The Girls Room, we believe that as up-and-coming artists, we are the future of the music industry. Our mission is to challenge industry norms and create more opportunities for females to succeed in this competitive landscape. When booking The Girls Room artists, expect a lively and supportive vibe, with a guaranteed great turnout at every event, featuring both guests and local artists.
MM: What can attendees expect from The Girls Room and GlitterazziSF takeover rooftop event on August 20th?
HM: Our takeover rooftop event with GlitterazziSF on Sunday, August 20th promises to be one of the best rooftop events the Skyline has experienced. You can expect a thrilling combination of talent, energy, and inclusivity. Special thanks to Hot N’ Messy for collaborating with our collective! Join us for an unforgettable experience where music and community come together to inspire and uplift. Thank you for your time, and we can’t wait to see you at the event!
About Temple Nightclub: “A venue for artists, by artists, Temple Nightclub offers an unrivalled nightlife experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. From awe-inspiring, fully immersive state-of-the-art lighting and visuals to a thumping custom sound system, multiple rooms of music, paired with world-class talent. On the street level lies the main nightclub, where guests will find a custom DJ booth, a thundering Void sound system, and 50,000 addressable, floor-to-ceiling LED bulbs. Surrounding the dance floor are seven VIP booths, which offer a high-energy experience for guests who wish to be at the centre of the action. The main stage is at the forefront of the dance floor, designed specifically to showcase our world-renowned artists, DJs, and performers. The main room is complete with three box suites and four mezzanine tables that hover above the main dance floor and can accommodate larger group parties. Situated directly beneath the main room is LVL 55, Temple’s futuristic lower level. Complete with fifteen VIP tables, a custom-made DJ booth, and open-format sounds, LVL 55 elicits an underground party appeal for guests who prefer to venture away from the main room sound. Entering LVL 55, guests will encounter custom-made LED lights emanating from columns throughout, accompanied by the thundering sound of our Void sound system. For guests looking for a more intimate nightlife experience, LVL 55 is the ideal venue.”
For more info on Skyline Lounge and Temple Nightclub, go to: www.templesf.com