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 >>
A man of many aliases, L.A. born and NYC-based producer and DJ Eric Duncan's musical projects have included throwing notorious underground parties in the '90s as duo Rub-N-Tug and building a solo remix career as Dr. Dunks. Now, two decades into his career, he has become a well-respected figure in th ... More >>
Just what is electronic music, anyway? That phrase typically connotes electronic dance music, your techno/electro/electronica, untz-untz-untz and all that. The mostly annual LovEvolution festival calls itself a celebration of "electronic music culture," and we here at All Shook Down described the no ... More >>
Aw, look: Another one of Oasis' Gallagher brothers uttered a statement that managed to be arrogant, ignorant, and fuddy-duddy all at the same time!
This time it was the elder (and usually saner) one, Noel, speaking to the U.K.'s Sunday Express about the impending die-off of that rare and vital spec ... More >>
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.
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[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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Well, it appears that the parking lots surrounding AT&T Park won't be the site of a new mega-rave in San Francisco after all. Citing "production challenges," the organizers of the I Love This City Festival have moved the two-day event to Shoreline Amphitheatre, and opted to offer partygoers free shu ... More >>
* 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 >>
Porter Robinson loves the Bay Area. A DJ and producer who's signed to Skrillex's OWSLA imprint, he cites San Francisco as his favorite place to play out and visit, not least after 2011's packed gig at Ruby Skye marked the emergence of the electro-dance purveyor as as an artist capable of selling-out ... More >>
Following their debut in 2001, S.F. trance producer-DJs Gabriel and Dresden quickly gained recognition in the EDM scene for putting feel-good lyrics and melodies over progressive house beats. Shying away from one-dimensional beat reverberations on dynamic tracks like "Arcadia" and "Tracking Treasure ... More >>
Music criticism is as much an affliction as an occupation -- especially these days, it's far more reliable as a sickness than a paycheck. Things Music Critics Hate is an occasional series that will attempt to diagnose and explain the broadly shared beliefs and biases that shape the landscape of musi ... More >>
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 >>
Das Racist at Ruby Skye on Friday.
Nov. 4, 2011
Better than: A typical night at Ruby Skye.
Don't blame Das Racist. The words "Ruby Skye" didn't bode well for a successful hip hop show at a club known for pedaling desensitized four- ... More >>
Hey, what do you know? Monday is Halloween! Yes, Halloween -- that strange time of the year in San Francisco, rivaled only by New Years, when the streets flood with people, the cars seem to swerve more, and all the taxis mysteriously vanish. Do yourself a favor and avoid Halloween th ... More >>
Travis Stewart, aka Machinedrum
Electronic dance music fans can be thankful that Travis Stewart, who performs as Machinedrum, spends the bulk of his time behind a computer screen. The obvious reasons lie in a voluminous output of material stretching back to his 2001 debut LP Now You Know on t ... More >>
Colin Young-WolffWe've seen this before...
The good folks of Identity Festival, which comes to Shoreline this Saturday, don't want to lie to you. Yet despite what they've claimed, they're not the first-ever electronic touring festival ever seen in America. It's merely the first electronic-onl ... More >>
King Most, Freddy, Marky
SFNY was a concept born from the desire to throw a fantastic birthday party for a couple of San Francisco transplants living in New York City. Wanting to create a brand that would transcend the limitations of calendar or venue and allow them to create a long-running s ... More >>
Yep, pretty sure there's something in the water over there.When the words "Dutch DJ" come to mind, most think of Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, or Ferry Corsten, who all seem to possess a strange ability to take over dance charts with why-is-this-stuck-in-my-head tunes. But if you prefer something wit ... More >>
Don't ask DJ Worthy to spin Tiesto. The dude has too many good records in his bag to make room for that crap. As part of the Dirtybird house/techno crew and owner of Anabatic Records, the DC-born, locally-based DJ keeps an ear on breaking tech house, funk, soul, and, well, the good '80s shit (met ... More >>