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    June 20, 2013

    Local DJ Ron Reeser on Teaching Music Production and Being Part of Ultra Records

    From piano to xylophone, Bay Area-based house DJ Ron Reeser has dabbled in music since he was seven years old. As a teenager, he frequented clubs like DV8 and the Sound Factory, and was inspired to start his own musical career upon seeing the captivating power that kick-drums and melodic progression ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013
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    January 2, 2013
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    January 2, 2013

    The Best Shows in San Francisco This Week

    Low End Theory @ Mighty, Friday, Jan. 4 Here's one thing that's changing in 2013: Low End Theory, the local offshoot of the L.A. bass music party that's helped launched the careers of Flying Lotus, Nocando, Thundercat and others, is moving venues from 1015 Folsom to Mighty. We'll call that good news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    DJ E-Rock on Life as a Traveling Top 40 DJ and His Bay Area Influences

    Citing influences from some of the Bay Area's best known DJs, like Q Bert, Mix Master Mike, and Apollo, local DJ E-Rock's career began at the age of 12, when he learned to mix Poor Righteous Teachers "Shakiyla and Sway" into King Tech's Bum "Rush The Sound" at a friend's house. While his peers were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    DJ Chucky Brown on Teaching the Art of DJing and His Collection of 25,000 Records

    With a record-collecting father and a Studio 54-era disco queen mother, DJ Chucky Brown had a musically rich childhood. Originally an NYC native, he frequented fixtures of the early '90s dance scene such as the Paladium and Danceteria, and began his DJ career by leveraging the vast collection of vin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Summer Audio Roundup: Headphones and Amps For Out-and-About Listening

    Summer is the season of getting pumped, and that doesn't just mean showing off all the work you put into getting in swimsuit shape. Summer is the season of the pop song, of high energy exploding from every open window, of Carly Rae Jepsen and Japandroids and Rita Ora and Calvin Harris and Passion Pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    EDC 2012: The Underground Has Left The Building

    Twenty years after rave culture first entered the American mainstream, the success of a festival like Electric Daisy Carnival begs the question: Can electronic dance music retain its authenticity, warehouse roots and peace, love, unity and respect (PLUR)? EDC, whose organizers claim they sold out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    The Night After Cancellation, EDC Closes Fest With Massive Turnout

    See also: EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds Organizers of the second annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas declared the three-day party a success , despite high-winds that cut its marquee night short on Saturday. Promoters say a whopping 115,000 people were in attendance on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Top Five Reasons Electric Daisy Carnival Rules

    Sure, we have our issues with the predictability of Electric Daisy Carnival's lineup this year: With the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta and Afrojack on the bill, it was about as surprising as taxes. The talent seemed to reflect Coachella's lineup in April which, in turn, mirrored last year's EDC. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC 2012: Calvin Harris Plays CDs of Himself Singing

    Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds

    [Update at 2:48 a.m]: EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announcement. More details and older updates at the bottom.Electric Daisy Carnval in Las Vegas tonight was shut down temporarily as a result of high winds buffeting tall sound st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Felix Cartal on His Favorite Karaoke Song and What's Going on With His Hair

    Lately, the talk surrounding Canadian producer and DJ Felix Cartal has focused on his hair, his love of sushi, and his latest album, Different Faces. Growing up in Vancouver listening to punk bands like Death From Above 1979, he later developed a taste for the electronic side of music. Eventually he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    The Associated Press Has Just Now Discovered the Popularity of Electronic Dance Music

    Have you heard of Skrillex? David Guetta? Deadmau5? Did you know that they have, like lots of fans? Well, today, the Associated Press finally caught up with you. Its report about the popularity of dance music on American shores is a carnival of unintentional hilarity dressed up as a long-expired mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Live Review, 1/19/12: Katy B Soars Over the Bass at Her First S.F. Show

    Katy B Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 Rickshaw Stop Better than: The club music bandwagon. For all the pop singers building hits out of electronic dance music these days -- which is pretty much everyone under the age of 30 who isn't Adele -- the marriage often seems a little contrived. "We Found Love" so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Fauxchella: How to See Your Favorite Coachella Bands Without Leaving S.F.

    Christopher VictorioYou could see the Coachella artists... without seeing this.​ Maybe you hate traveling. Maybe you're broke. Or maybe you're allergic to waiting in long lines under the hot sun while privileged pre-teens gyrate to David Guetta. There are many, many good reasons not to go to ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    The Top Five Pop Songs of 2011

    2011 was the year Beyonce got knocked up, Lady Gaga arrived at the Grammys in an egg, and a soul singer from London took over the world. Tomorrow we'll be bitching about the worst pop moments of the year, but today, here are our favorite pop hits from 2011. 5. "Till The World Ends," Britney Spears ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Adrian Lux on Music vs. Modeling, and Getting Nominated for a Grammy

    Raised by a punk rocker father and fashion photographer mother, and entering the modeling world at a young age, Grammy-nominated producer and DJ Adrian Lux is no stranger to the limelight. At 26, this Swedish artist has already achieved what many producers would consider their most ambitious goals - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Is This the Coachella 2012 Lineup?

    Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut, a celebrity gossip website with more than 58,000 Twitter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Britney and Rihanna Debut New Videos -- and Anti-English Sentiments

    ​This week, both Rihanna and Britney Spears debuted gritty videos for their latest singles. In Rihanna's "We Found Love", we see the singer exploring sex, drugs, and horrible apartments. In Britney's "Criminal," we see her slapped in the face by a dude, shot at by cops, and naked in a shower with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Saturday: Chocolate Puma Helps Ruby Skye Win Over the Locals

    Kahley EmersonDancers at Ruby Skye on Saturday night​ World Town Presents Chocolate Puma
 Saturday, September 17

 Ruby Skye Better than: What you think Ruby Skye is like. Big, expensive, and a little gaudy -- there are few clubs in San Francisco that provoke such an immediate visceral ... More >>

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    January 21, 2008
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