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Mozhgan is a DJ based in San Francisco, California. Since 2011 she has been throwing one of SF's most musically diverse dance events, We Are Monsters, where she is a Resident DJ. Combining elements of Cosmic Disco, Cold Wave, Minimal Synth, Post Punk, Rock, Industrial, and EBM with House and Techno, the monthly event has brought together forward thinking DJs and crowds in an intimate setting. She has also brought her instantly recognizable style and sounds to the annual Sunset Campout and Burning Man, as well as a recurring weekly set at Monarch in SF. Mozhgan has developed her distinctive approach to selecting and mixing music that has distinguished her as one of the outstanding new DJs in San Francisco.
C.l.a.w.s. is the solo project and dj moniker of Brian D. Hock, though he has often collaborated with others live and in the studio such as Kit Clayton, Group Rhoda, Beaner (as War vs. Sleep), Mr. Saturday, Young Hetero and the Duchess of Siberia.
The project began in 2005 while living in Berlin after he split up with former band The Vanishing, and began to dj in the techno circuit and release for labels Tigerbeat6 and Bar 25. In 2006 Hock returned to San Francisco and started throwing underground parties under the “Gentlemans Techno” guise. Over the last decade he has promoted a variety of events such as “O.K. Hole” and a new party called “Hostile Ambient Takeover” with Solar and Its Own Infinite Flower, while continuing to dj, release original material, and play drums in synth rock band “Bronze”.
The sound of C.l.a.w.s. is an ever evolving mix of techno, electro, house and disco, but generally informed by the darker and more experimental side of synthesizer based music from the last 50 or so years.