As a pioneer of the turntablism movement, which in the '90s redefined what it means to be a disc jockey, DJ Apollo's numerous accolades include membership in the first DJ team to ever win the 1992 DMC world DJ championships, as well as founding the famous turntable-band Invisibl Skratch Piklz with f ... More >>
Celebrating 25 years of DJing this year, Bay Area-born DJ Shortkut has had the kind of career that most DJs strive for: He's claimed multiple West Coast DMC championships, played alongside the legendary names of hip-hop, and designed best-selling DJ equipment for the Vestax brand. As part of the DJ ... More >>
Best known for his roles in hip-hop groupDilated Peoples and the world-champion DJ crew Beat Junkies , DJ Babu has lately been busy crafting his newest album, Duck Season 4. Winning various DJ battles like Vestax World Championships early in his career, and releasing ground-breaking albums l ... More >>
One of the most respected DJs to grace the Bay Area, Miguel Escobedo has been manning the decks for over two decades. The resident DJ for San Francisco's Rock the Bells tour stop, he's one of the most sought out vinyl spinners when national artists are looking for local support. Coming up in the g ... More >>
1015 Folsom hosts some of the city's best house DJs; the Beat Junkies' DJ Rhettmatic stops by "Flava of the Month"
Hip hop sensation Otis Jackson Jr. has more personalities than albums (well, almost)
Once upon a time, DJ Qbert helped define and deify turntablism. That time is over. So what's next?
The Bay Area's Triple Threat DJs bring all their records to the party
The Justice League built its reputation by booking local hip hop acts -- now, in the face of an increasingly white-bread city, can the club survive?
Goodbye to All That; Punk, Love, and Understanding; He Shall Be Released
As commercial hip hop radio becomes tired, turf wars flicker out, and the underground diversifies, does the Bay Area have its own identity anymore?
To save a floundering local avant-jazz scene, the Alliance of Emerging Creative Artists is bringing back the old-fashioned school of mentoring
With an acclaimed single and album behind him, San Mateo rapper Rasco remains underground -- which is just fine with him
Bomb Records' David Paul single-handedly created a successful hip-hop magazine, launched artists' careers, and rescued the DJ from obscurity. Now what?
What mattered and what splattered in pop, 1997