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2007 Stories by Tamara Palmer

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  • Brazilian electro-poppers CSS rock the big frickin' afterparty

    published June 6, 2007

    Vernon, France's Wax Tailor (aka JC Le Saout) was the "Official DJ and Audio Curator" of the recent Cannes Film Festival. The honor was... More >>

  • Detroit techno by way of Berlin: Magda

    published May 30, 2007

    Brighton, England's Adam Freeland searches across genres to find big beats, gritty bass lines, and cheeky sentiments for his DJ sets and... More >>

  • They coulda been OutKasts: Kentucky's CunninLynguists

    published May 23, 2007

    The OutKast comparisons buzzing around Lexington, Ky., duo CunninLynguists might've been louder were it not for the latter's misleading... More >>

  • Tap that ass on the turntables: Spank Rock returns

    published May 16, 2007

    Tyrese Gibson isn't necessarily crazy. But he does think he's two people: R&B pinup/singer Tyrese and rapper Black Ty, both of whom star... More >>

  • Mark Farina

    published May 16, 2007

    To say that San Francisco-based DJ/producer Mark Farina has a worldwide following is no exaggeration. His May itinerary includes gigs from Modesto... More >>

  • Serious hip-hop's for the birds: Pigeon John's goofy humor

    published May 9, 2007

    San Joaquin ValleyÐbased DJ WiiJ specializes in high-energy mash-ups of crazy hybrid styles. He even co-produced an album's worth of... More >>

  • Jimmy Edgar wants to be your STD

    published May 2, 2007

    Jimmy Edgar 's music is a fly combination of the genre styles he was raised hearing — from '80s soul to the techno his fellow... More >>

  • It's ladies' afternoon at El Rio

    published April 25, 2007

    Junior Boys ' This Is Goodbye buoyed existential lyrics with soft-focus rock and diffused disco details. That 2006 album —... More >>

  • Stacy's Mom vs. Yolanda at the DMV counter

    published April 25, 2007

    Japan's Mono balances the feral and the fastidious. On previous albums, the post-rock quartet has released oppressive swarms of... More >>

  • Tall Paul delivers towering dance floor jams

    published April 18, 2007

    At 6 feet 6 inches, Tall Paul is statuesque, but his talent as a DJ (who has performed for more than 20 years) soars above the gimmick of... More >>

  • Another Marley makes his mark in the reggae business

    published April 18, 2007

    Trans Am 's latest disc, Sex Change, begins with the echo of Afrobeat guitars washing over a trance-inducing synth riff. But things... More >>

  • Rehab Is for Quitters

    published April 18, 2007

    Don't hold your breath for tortured torch singer Amy Winehouse to go to rehab. It's kinda like hoping for Sanjaya Malakar to get voted off of... More >>

  • Dub and doobies invade the Wild West

    published April 11, 2007

    It's easy to hear why high-profile singles and remixes by Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden are exploding in clubs internationally. The S.F. duo... More >>

  • Graffiti tricks and electro beats face off at Mezzanine

    published April 4, 2007

    Chicago DJ duo Flosstradamus and Doug Pray's graffiti documentary Infamy share a common foundation in hip-hop... More >>

  • Doin' Da Mayor at the Endup

    published April 4, 2007

    Not since the "Macarena" has our country been so receptive to dance crazes. But while that insipid Latin tune and its related hustle mostly... More >>

  • Misc. Reviews

    published March 21, 2007

    Berkeley author Jeff Chang follows his American Book Award-winning Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by editing... More >>

  • Bald is booty-ful: The Juan Maclean

    published March 14, 2007

    "Mighty to Miami" is a send-off party for locals getting ready to attend South Florida's annual dance music spring break (aka the Winter Music... More >>

  • V-White

    published March 14, 2007

    He's likely one of the favorite local rappers of your favorite local rapper, the street-level equivalent of being a respected "musician's... More >>

  • Dream Girl

    published March 14, 2007

    Less than two years after working as a Budweiser model at Oakland Raiders games, Malika Ubaka was hanging with Diddy on MTV. The aspiring... More >>

  • Get your funk on for free

    published March 7, 2007

    San Francisco night life isn't necessarily super-expensive, but it's still a treat to find quality DJs for absolutely nothing — as promised... More >>

  • MSTRKRFT whip up frosty electro milkshakes

    published February 28, 2007

    Los Angeles' Guns N' Bombs can be viewed as a reaction to austere minimal techno or simply as club rats seeking new ways to express... More >>

  • Tel Aviv brothers bring the beats

    published February 21, 2007

    In a recent Mixtape Schmixtape column, we praised Hayward artist Prince Ali 's Corner Ensemble mix for its spiritual, nonviolent... More >>

  • Sailing the seas of soft rock fondu

    published February 14, 2007

    Next to peanut butter and chocolate, bigoted remarks and rehab, and baking soda and vinegar, almost nothing goes together quite as well as the... More >>

  • Mixtape Shmixtape

    published February 14, 2007

    Normally this column is used to recommend local mixes worth hunting down. Since the last installment, though, a major national scandal has cut and... More >>

  • RIP Disco D

    published February 7, 2007

    Felix Stallings of Chicago is better known as Felix da Housecat , international jet-setting DJ, pal of Diddy, and creator of deliciously... More >>

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