Scottish-born DJ/producer Mattie Bowen, aka Mossmoss, has lived all over the world, but found his musical and spiritual home the first time he visited San Francisco in 2006. "The weather was amazing, it was culturally and artistically diverse, and visually brighter than anywhere I had experienced; I ... More >>
Hosting the bounce of UK bass and the grit of contemporary techno, Icee Hot is one of a handful of parties on the forward edge of San Francisco nightlife. It's been that way since it first started as a project of XLR8R editor Shawn Reynaldo, producer Ghosts on Tape (a.k.a. Ryan Merry), DJ Rollie Fin ... More >>
Double Feature: Oldies Night and KiNK Dec. 31, 2011 The Knockout and Public Works Better than: Being away from San Francisco for new years. It was 10:45 p.m. and I was lucky enough to be in a cab speeding towards the Outer Mission. Thinking strategically, we planned our evening to start at the Kno ... More >>
Now you don't have to pick between the cool of vinyl and the convenience of CD: electronic/dance musician Jeff Mills' latest release, The Occurrence, is out on a disc with one side encoded as a CD and the other side cut into vinyl. Axis Records calls this thing a "hybrid of Science Fiction a ... More >>
When it comes to great techno, is San Francisco the next Berlin? That's a question bouncing around inside the beat-focused noggin of DJ, producer, and label owner Alland Byallo. Byallo is part of the highly respected [Kontrol] crew, who bring minimal techno and "avant-house" to places like the ... More >>
Some say electronica's dead. We say Tadd Mullinix could be what's next.