You might be forgiven for having wondered, at some point in the past year, if the San Francisco dance music scene had gone corporate. Out of nowhere, it seemed, an entity called Broker/Dealer was appearing on flier after flier, sharing the bill with such artists as Twerk and Kit Clayton, at shows sponsored by local organizations like Gen Art and blasthaus. The name, however, doesn't indicate some new version of synergy in which clubgoers brush up on securities trading tips while shaking their asses to electronic music. Instead, Broker/Dealer's Ryan Fitzgerald and Ryan Bishop -- often known around town as "the two Ryans" -- make electronic music, pure and simple. In a scene glutted with copycat DJ acts and laptop button-pushers, the duo has carved out a niche by crafting bubbly, melodic techno unlike any other in San... More >>>