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Music, All Shook Down Local DJ Baysik on Tropical Bass, Sazon Libre, and His Medical Road to Recovery

Local DJ Baysik on Tropical Bass, Sazon Libre, and His Medical Road to Recovery

While local DJ Baysik’s nickname stemmed from an aversion to school work, the young up-and-coming DJ’s approach to his music is anything but lazy. Starting his DJ career at the age of 13 in a family full of selectors, he…
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Music, All Shook Down Non Stop Bhangra Residents on Celebrating Cultural Sounds and How to Let Loose on the Dancefloor

Non Stop Bhangra Residents on Celebrating Cultural Sounds and How to Let Loose on the Dancefloor

As one of the most unique and diverse experiences in the Bay Area for 12 years running, Non Stop Bhangra is a night where people of various backgrounds and ethnicities can come together to celebrate, dance, and learn about…
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Music, All Shook Down Laser Native Label Founders on Their Two-Year Anniversary, Emerging Artists, and "Vibular Activation"

Laser Native Label Founders on Their Two-Year Anniversary, Emerging Artists, and "Vibular Activation"

For those that enjoy breaking a sweat on the dancefloor, there’s often nothing more satisfying than feeling the crowd around you vibing and pulsating to the same beats and rhythms. For the past two years, local record label Laser Native…
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Music, All Shook Down Event Host and Emcee Fran Boogie on His Origins as a Hype Man and The Best '90s Jams to Sing Along To

Event Host and Emcee Fran Boogie on His Origins as a Hype Man and The Best '90s Jams to Sing Along To

If you’ve been to a Bay Area hip-hop or ‘90s event in the last decade, you’ve probably seen the phrase “hosted by Fran Boogie” on a flier. This week, the column takes a look at the dynamics between a…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ and Event Producer Justime on the Importance of Showcasing Local Talent and Keeping Clubs Ego-Free

DJ and Event Producer Justime on the Importance of Showcasing Local Talent and Keeping Clubs Ego-Free

Whether it’s throwing events or being behind the decks of clubs and festivals, local DJ and musician Justime has always strived to create an atmosphere of equality and keep radical queer culture alive and thriving in the Bay. Curating events…
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Music, All Shook Down Fanciulla Gentile on Her Newest Project "the Creatrix" and the Healing Effects of Deep Dark Techno

Fanciulla Gentile on Her Newest Project "the Creatrix" and the Healing Effects of Deep Dark Techno

Layering ambient techno beats with sci-fi inspired written passages, local artist Fancuilla Gentile’s newest project "the Creatrix" strives to take listeners on a voyage through a “a multidimensional sonic and literary narrative.” While "the Creatrix" is less than a year…
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Music, All Shook Down Local Veteran DJ Robert Rankin' on Over 30 Years of DJing Dub, Reggae, and Dancehall Jams

Local Veteran DJ Robert Rankin' on Over 30 Years of DJing Dub, Reggae, and Dancehall Jams

Considered a veteran of the local dub and reggae scene, DJ Robert Rankin’ has been educating crowds about tunes, riddims, and basslines for over 30 years, whether it’s on the airwaves of various radio stations like KFJC or KKUP, or…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ Wreckineyez on How To Be A Good Club DJ, Touring with Asher Roth, and Riding Jet Skis at Diddy's House

DJ Wreckineyez on How To Be A Good Club DJ, Touring with Asher Roth, and Riding Jet Skis at Diddy's House

As tour DJ and podcast partner to party rapper Asher Roth, DJ Wreckineyez has spent the past few years on and off traveling the world, DJing stadiums, and creating memories of pranks gone wrong, jet ski adventures, and having dinner…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ NewLife on His Global Music Party FEX, Chicago Versus The Bay Area, and Upcoming Sets for Carnaval SF

DJ NewLife on His Global Music Party FEX, Chicago Versus The Bay Area, and Upcoming Sets for Carnaval SF

If you’re too low on funds to rent a private plot of grass in Dolores Park this weekend, you might try hitting the streets of the Mission for S.F’s 38th annual Carnaval. This year’s theme is “¡VIVA LA MADRE TIERRA!”…
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Music, All Shook Down All Day I Dream Resident Hoj Reflects on the Early Days of Bay Area Record Shopping

All Day I Dream Resident Hoj Reflects on the Early Days of Bay Area Record Shopping

Growing up in the Bay Area,  Hoj first got a taste for the nightlife and DJ lifestyle over two decades ago during a time he remembers was full of “Adidas jumpsuits, underground raves, and DJ Dan mixtapes.” While the days…
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Music, All Shook Down Motown on Mondays Founders on Seven Years of Soul, Funk, and Disco and Their Upcoming Anniversary

Motown on Mondays Founders on Seven Years of Soul, Funk, and Disco and Their Upcoming Anniversary

For the past seven years, Motown on Mondays at Madrone Art Bar has served as a haven for those looking to uplift their spirits to the sounds of funk, soul, and disco. The positive and embracing atmosphere has made…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ Aaron Axelsen Reflects on Twenty-One Years of Popscene, Breaking Artists, and Advice for New DJs

DJ Aaron Axelsen Reflects on Twenty-One Years of Popscene, Breaking Artists, and Advice for New DJs

If you’ve tuned into radio station Live 105 on Saturday or Sunday nights, it’s highly likely you’ve heard the familiar timbre of Bay Area radio host and DJ Aaron Axelsen. As host of shows like Subsonic and Soundcheck, he’s been…
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Music, All Shook Down Make Me A Mixtape Celebrates One Year of All Vinyl Emo Nights

Make Me A Mixtape Celebrates One Year of All Vinyl Emo Nights

When you’re feeling depressed, sometimes there’s nothing better than listening to a sad song to validate your current state of misery. For many of us who were drawn into the late ‘90s and ‘00s emo movement, that might have meant…
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Music, All Shook Down The Diacritic Collective on Their Organic Origins, Making People Groove, and House Party Aesthetic

The Diacritic Collective on Their Organic Origins, Making People Groove, and House Party Aesthetic

While it’s fun to spend a night out in a club incoherently bonding with your friends while taking multiple shots of mystery elixirs, sometimes the best nights consist of a few good drinks with friends sharing records in a…
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Music, All Shook Down Producer and DJ SNBRN on Championing the "Sunset House" Sound and The Influence of Late '90s Hip-Hop Jams

Producer and DJ SNBRN on Championing the "Sunset House" Sound and The Influence of Late '90s Hip-Hop Jams

Whether it’s remixing the rhymes of late ‘90s rap artists with upbeat house rhythms or making creatively catchy tracks for a sound he calls “Sunset House,” it’s clear that producer and DJ SNBRN has managed to turn the influences of…
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Music, All Shook Down Proper Vibes' Cautious Clay on the Parallels Between Boxing and Music and How Flutes Are Underrated

Proper Vibes' Cautious Clay on the Parallels Between Boxing and Music and How Flutes Are Underrated

While some current DJs occupy their hands by making heart symbols and throwing cakes into the audience during their performances, Joshua Karpeh, aka Cautious Clay, instead confines his energies solely to the creation of music, often playing instruments such as…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ Amen on Growing Up Listening to Bay Area Radio and Feeling Like Everyday is His Birthday

DJ Amen on Growing Up Listening to Bay Area Radio and Feeling Like Everyday is His Birthday

A typical day for Bay Area DJ Amen looks like this: wake up in San Francisco, hear his mix on L.A. radio station 92.3, go DJ a Sacramento Kings game, and use the time between to scour social media…
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Music, All Shook Down Dub Pioneer Andy Scholes on 25 Years of Production, The 2 Kings Sound, and His Dream Collaboration

Dub Pioneer Andy Scholes on 25 Years of Production, The 2 Kings Sound, and His Dream Collaboration

With over 25 years of acclaimed production and DJ experience in the dub and roots reggae genres, it’s surprising that it’s taken so long for U.K. artist Andy Scholes to make his way over to this side of the pond…
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Music, All Shook Down Local DJ Tomas Diablo on 11 Years of Strangelove and Creating a Party for "Freaks Like Me"

Local DJ Tomas Diablo on 11 Years of Strangelove and Creating a Party for "Freaks Like Me"

Debuting publicly as a DJ on Halloween night over a decade ago, it’s only fitting to find DJ Tomas Diablo behind the decks of parties like the wickedly-themed Bondage a-Go-Go or the dark goth ambiance of Strangelove at Cat Club. As…
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Music, All Shook Down Label Boss, Producer, and DJ Jimpster on His Jazz-Influenced Childhood and The Fluctuating Definition of Deep House

Label Boss, Producer, and DJ Jimpster on His Jazz-Influenced Childhood and The Fluctuating Definition of Deep House

While producer and DJ Jimpster has been a purveyor of deep house for the past 20-plus years, he still has a quest he has yet to fulfill: how to make the perfect house track. Growing up in a household…
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