After-party keeps the fun going once the day is done

The Israel in the Gardens party won’t stop at nightfall. Matt Haze will make sure of that, spinning eclectic records at the after-party that immediately follows the main event.

“Israel in the Gardens is a great showcase of Israeli music and culture,” says the San Francisco–based disc jockey. “I want to reflect the diversity of the musical landscape in Israel as well as the Jewish music diaspora around the world.”

DJ Matt Haze will play a broad array of Israeli music at the after-party. photo/alexis held

The after-party will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Manor West, 750 Harrison St., S.F. Entry is $5 before 6 p.m., $10 after.

This will be Haze’s first time performing for the Israel in the Gardens crowd but certainly not his first Jewish event. The DJ, who may be best known as part of Slayers Club — a bass music collective of DJs, producers, emcees and visual artists — also is resident host of the monthly JDub and Jewcy gathering Milk & Honey, and spends his weekends pumping up b’nai mitzvah crowds or playing for local Hillel houses.

Depending on the event, he mixes in Israeli dancehall, Eastern European beats, Brazilian funk and Ukrainian hip-hop. Because this party is for the ISG crowd, the lineup also includes Israeli club artists and JDub acts such as Soulico, which blends American and Israeli sounds, hip-hop and electronica.

Haze says he also will pick through a broader mix of Israeli music — popular modern tracks, along with classic folk tunes.

“The Internet is a great tool for [music] research,” he says. “And I’ve traveled to Israel so many times.”

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