Along with contemporaries and countrymen Kraftwerk, pioneering German electronic music group Tangerine Dream stands as one of the most influential acts to ever plug in a synthesizer. Founded by keyboardist/guitarist Edgar Froese in 1967, Tangerine Dream got its start creating ferociously psychedelic ... More >>
Bieber Fever? Beliebf? Hepatitis Bieb? Whatever folks called it a couple years ago when Justin Bieber's fame spread like a liver infection, it completely passed me by. What I remember most about that time was a colleague telling me the teen sensation was "the real deal." Having never valued authenti ... More >>
San Francisco hasn't exactly been a hotbed of activity for cutting-edge dance music in the past 10 years. The city still has a ways to go, but the past year or so has seen the rise of a crop of producers that are breathing new life into the Bay Area music scene. Here are 10 tracks from local produce ... More >>
StrainReview.comLike a little Super Silver Haze with your Gary War?Listen to this while high: "Hollow Futures" by Gary War, off 14tracks.com's Sacred Bones imprint.
Behind the buzz: New Yorker Gary War is a sometime Ariel Pink collaborator whose new LP bears the self-explanatory title Reality P ... More >>
Listen to this while high: "Magnetic Depths/Rites of Fusion" by Stellar OM Source
Recommended strain: Master Kush, thought by many to be the Strontium-90 of indicas.
Behind the buzz: Stellar OM Source is one Christelle Gualdi, one-woman synth-bomb from The Hague whose presence brings up questio ... More >>
Usually, I use the That's My Jam! column to post a downloadable MP3, or at least a streaming track that I've been getting down to lately. But no such materials were available for the this track from San Francisco's Jonas Reinhardt. It's probably better off that way, because the video for "Atomic Bo ... More >>