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Club M gets into the beat with DJ Gavin Hardkiss

Suzie Harrison

Even without the presence of DJ Gavin Hardkiss, Mosun’s popularity

is obvious as crowds of club-goers spill out onto the street on

weekend nights. The venue features Japanese cuisine, music in the

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restaurant after 9 p.m. and Club M.

The upstairs nightclub draws people in to see DJs from Orange

County and around the nation spinning trance, progressive house,

hip-hop and more. The lines start forming around 10 p.m. and the

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place keeps jumping until closing.

On Friday Gavin Hardkiss, a.k.a. Hawke, was drawing the crowds. On

the San Francisco scene Hardkiss is a pioneer to the electronica

movement.

He has been named responsible for concocting some of the first

distinctly San Franciscan dance music and has helped bring

tribal-like beats into the club scene.

Hardkiss recently released Heatstroke, which features more of a

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timeless style that put San Francisco on the map.

“People spend a lot of time talking about genre in dance music,”

said Hardkiss, “But no genre stamp can capture a certain heart and

passion and emotion.”

Hardkiss did not disappoint, but he did add some mainstream feel

to a couple of his songs. He added Prince’s Raspberry Beret and other

popish favorites in the mix. The Club M scene is a bit more like Los

Angeles, Manhattan or South Beach with everyone dressed up. It’s not

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necessarily a locals hang out for the most part, but it does have a

huge draw.

The decor is funky, club-like and has female Go-Go dancers, as

well as an area with couches to relax while the club continues to

bring in the big names. Information: (949) 497- 5646 or

www.mosunclubm.com. Club M is at 680 S. Coast Highway.


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