With over 35,000 records in his collection, producer and DJ Nu-Mark, one of the founding members of the recently reunited Jurassic 5, has managed to stay above the trends of dance music and digital DJing with his classical sensibilities and depth of musical knowledge. During the group's five-year hi ... More >>
Between saturating airwaves with his weekly soul and funk show on KCRW, and throwing an underground party known as theLIFT, Chicago-born DJ/producer/remixer/host Jeremy Sole is a busy and influential artist in the Los Angeles music scene. As a teen growing up in Chicago, inspiration came from his fa ... More >>
See also: * I Love This City Festival: Tiësto, Duck Sauce, Steve Aoki, James Murphy, Holy Ghost! and More to Play Over Two Days in S.F. We warned you: The I Love This City festival, which is scheduled to bring two days of throbbing bass and pulsing tempos to the parking lots around AT&T Park late ... More >>
This May, San Francisco is getting a two-day electronic dance music party of titanic proportions: I Love This City will bring huge names like Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Duck Sauce, James Murphy, the Crystal Method, and many more to the AT&T Park parking lot over Memorial Day weekend, May 25 and 26. No do ... More >>
Lateef the Truthspeaker performs at Mighty tonight. With a line-up that includes cut-and-paste maestro DJ Shadow, innovative rap duo Blackalicious, and the spirited funk styles of Latryx, the Quannum collective is a Bay Area institution. Since its inception in the early '90s, the creative cre ... More >>
Listen to this while high: VHS or Beta's Diamonds and Death. Behind the buzz: Last heard from with the ferocious Bring On the Comets in 2007 and now winnowed to founders Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy, VHS or Beta return to a fair hairier and more stolid rock scene than the frenetic late Du ... More >>
So Beastie Boys mastermind Ad-Rock put his own spin on the excellent "Gangsta" by Oakland's own tUnE-yArDs. In case you missed the band's big-deal set this weekend at Outside Lands, the original version of "Gangsta" already gets crowds moving heartily. For the remix, Ad-Rock pairs vocal samp ... More >>
Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker Brian Cross (or B as he's commonly known) has blazed a distinct path through independent media over the past two decades. A native of Limerick, Ireland, Cross moved to L.A. in the early '90s and quickly became a go-to hip-hop photographer starting with a ... More >>
Ian S. PortGroove Merchant owner Chris Veltri with a rare record.Chris Veltri stands behind the cluttered wood counter at Groove Merchant record store. Dressed in a navy peacoat and Levis, with sandy blond bangs draped over his blue eyes, he watches three customers browse his small Lower Haight s ... More >>
L-R Ricky Powell, DJ Centipede, EdanEcho Party featuring Edan and Ricky Powell Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 SOM Better Than: Sitting home stoned, drawing cartoons and blasting beats while you watch Lost with the sound down. Too few music fans see hip-hop as a cultural phenomenon of DIY media and craf ... More >>
DJ RasCue has been hitting the decks longer than most of the kids in the clubs these days have been alive. For the past 26 years, he's spun a mix of everything from Latin to hip-hop to house and rock for little kids and big stars (William H. Macy). Now the local music community is giving something b ... More >>
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Power in Numbers (Interscope)
A New Way of Thinking (Threshold)
The Private Press (MCA)
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Tuvans! Everywhere!, (Insert Carnegie Hall Joke Here), and There Are No Current Plans to Change the Name to Club Y2K
Growing out of Oakland's Solesides label, the rappers and producers of Quannum Projects look to expand even further
Tears, hopes, and beats mark the end of Club Deco, ground zero for Bay Area underground hip hop
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