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2009 Stories by Eric K. Arnold

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  • Dub Mission's anniversary

    published September 2, 2009

    Thirteen years is an eternity in club years — it's closer to two eternities, in fact. Yet there must be a reason DJ Sep's Dub... More >>

  • Aphrodesia spreads Afrobeat cross-country

    published August 19, 2009

    The 11 Afrobeat enthusiasts who comprise Aphrodesia always have good anecdotes to share. There was the tour they took through the United States... More >>

  • Om Records at 15

    published August 12, 2009

    Pioneering S.F. electronic music label Om Records turns 15 this year. In the past decade and a half, the company has evolved from a purveyor of... More >>

  • "Amplify"

    published July 29, 2009

    This week's "Amplify" party at 111 Minna promises both audio and visual stimulation, combining a top-notch roster of hip-hop DJs and MCs... More >>

  • De La Soul

    published July 22, 2009

    Even if De La Soul never releases another album — don't worry, the group is reportedly in the studio working on its eighth... More >>

  • Céu

    published July 15, 2009

    South American vocalist Céu is probably best known as a featured artist at Starbucks. But don't hold that against her. Her second... More >>

  • Santero summons orishas to the club scene

    published June 24, 2009

    The burgeoning Urban Latino genre has come of age with the arrival of reggaetón-heavy Spanish-language radio stations, Urban... More >>

  • Femi Kuti

    published June 17, 2009

    Antibalas is usually given credit for kick-starting the Afrobeat revival; that honor actually should go to Olufela Olufemi (Femi) Anikulapo... More >>

  • The Jacka reprises hyphy with a gangsta twist

    published June 10, 2009

    Who needs a hyphy movement when you have the Jacka? The Pittsburg turf rapper is a one-man phenomenon. Though independent, he has as much... More >>

  • The Roots discuss hip-hop’s second jazz age

    published May 27, 2009

    Hey, Bay Area: Don't tell anyone, but Questlove thinks you're special. According to the Roots' drummer, our music scene is unique in fostering... More >>

  • Black Magic Spells

    published April 1, 2009

    Santana's "Black Magic Woman" long ago became a classic-rock radio staple easily taken for granted. But in the hands of Mexican-American singer... More >>

  • Aaron LaCrate and Debonair Samir

    published March 25, 2009

    It's easy to say what Baltimore club music isn't: It isn't Miami bass, Bay Area hyphy, Chicago house, New York hip-hop, D.C. go-go, Atlanta... More >>

  • The Zoo complex supports music synergy in Oakland

    published March 18, 2009

    For years, the local music community has issued the same complaints: We're too isolated, there isn't a big enough music industry, people don't... More >>

  • Waxing Brazilian

    published January 21, 2009

    Curumin's 2005 debut album, Achados e Perdidos, established the Brazilian multi-instrumentalist as a global alt.pop up-and-comer.... More >>

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