Ken TaylorDaVinci, in unmistakably San Francisco fog.
DaVinci represents the Fillmore passionately. The rapper claims roots in the area going back to his grandmother's time, and has traced the changes in the blocks he grew up on through songs like "What You Finna Do." So before he lights up ... More >>
Oh, so you got Serato, Ableton, and/or your dad's Les Paul, and now you think you're the man (or woman)? You think you're ready for the stage? For a band? For a DJ contest? You think you actually need that Soundcloud account that no one actually listens to?Yeah right.You don't know sh ... More >>
Ken TaylorDaVinciEasily the most surprising and refreshing hip-hop record to come out of the Bay Area this year is the first album from DaVinci, The Day the Turf Stood Still. Not only did that record revitalize this writer's faith in local hip-hop, but praise for the massive debut has come f ... More >>
Icee Hot's Low Limit; Photo by Ken TaylorLast weekend held plenty of opportunities for those looking to destroy their bodies with loud music and alcoholic behavior in the clubs.
I spent Saturday evening in the Tenderloin, where my two favorite genres of club music--disco and house--were on deck ... More >>