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2011 Stories by Derek Opperman

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  • KiNK: Show Preview

    published December 28, 2011

    You'd be forgiven for being shocked by the music of Strahil Velchev, a.k.a. KiNK. The Bulgarian producer has spent much of the past five... More >>

  • Slow Hands: Show Preview

    published December 14, 2011

    As you might expect, the music of Slow Hands, a.k.a. Ryan Cavanagh, is sexual, smooth, and, yes, languid. One half of the duo Worst... More >>

  • Patrice Scott: Show Preview

    published December 7, 2011

    With a discography that only dates to 2006, Patrice Scott is one of Detroit's unsung heroes. As a DJ who traces his lineage to such... More >>

  • Exploring the Hazy Landscapes of Tycho's Vivid Electronica

    published December 7, 2011

    Scott Hansen may not actually have synesthesia — the condition where one's sensory perceptions are connected, so that they see music or... More >>

  • Lights Down Low: Show Preview

    published November 30, 2011

    Washington, D.C., might not be the first place that comes to mind when dance music is mentioned. Yet in just two short years, D.C.-based... More >>

  • Go Bang!: Show Preview

    published November 23, 2011

    A party of unbridled disco nostalgia, Go Bang! is one of San Francisco's best kept secrets. Championing a sound that once filled this... More >>

  • DJ Harvey: Show Preview

    published November 16, 2011

    If cult appeal is a barometer for success in DJing, then Harvey Bassett (a.k.a. DJ Harvey) ranks with the best of them. The... More >>

  • Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson: Show Preview

    published November 9, 2011

    Few names in dance music carry as much resonance as Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. Along with Belleville Three compatriot Juan... More >>

  • Omar S.: Show Preview

    published October 26, 2011

    Even though Detroit has fallen on hard times, the Motor City maintains its image as a top-tier music town. One artist leading the way is techno... More >>

  • Four Tet: Show Preview

    published October 19, 2011

    San Francisco's party nightlife has been dominated recently by a surge in multi-headliner extravaganzas. One of the venues driving the movement... More >>

  • Long Live Disco

    published October 5, 2011

    The mere mention of disco is enough to send most people into fits of gag-worthy and wrong-headed nostalgia. Yet, the past couple of years have... More >>

  • Deviants 2011: Club Preview

    published September 21, 2011

    This year the spirit of Folsom Street is living long into the night with Deviants 2011, the official Folsom Street Fair closing party.... More >>

  • Weekend Party Preview: Kontrol Presents D.Diggler and Kollektiv Turmstrasse Live

    published August 31, 2011

    Casting a wide shadow on the topography of San Francisco nightlife is monthly techno party Kontrol.... More >>

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