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Music, All Shook Down Seth Troxler's Five Favorite Tracks For Energizing a Dancefloor

Seth Troxler's Five Favorite Tracks For Energizing a Dancefloor

From Detroit to Ibiza, Seth Troxler is one of the most in-demand DJs in the world. It's not too hard to understand why, given that his style is a party-friendly blend that leans heavily on the new school of tech-house,…
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Music, All Shook Down Signal to Noise: Benoit & Sergio Pick Five Influential Songs

Signal to Noise: Benoit & Sergio Pick Five Influential Songs

There really isn't anybody else like Benoit & Sergio. Based out of Washington D.C. and Berlin, the duo has spent the past couple years supplying dancefloors with strange athems that combine '80s pop appeal with slick tech-house aesthetics, leading some…
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Music, All Shook Down S.F DJ Bus Station John Lists His Top Five Favorite Divas

S.F DJ Bus Station John Lists His Top Five Favorite Divas

Get ready, this week's edition of Signal to Noise packs a bit of a punch. Not content with our usual format, Bus Station John decided to send over a list of his five favorite female divas (plus a little bonus…
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Music, All Shook Down Mega_Lo Selects Five of His Favorite Bay Area Electro Records

Mega_Lo Selects Five of His Favorite Bay Area Electro Records

It might not be such a dirty word these days, but electro sure had its problems in the late-'00s. Back then it was somehow appropriated to describe any MP3 below 120 BPM that stunk of Ed Banger. Yet, while some…
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Music, All Shook Down Beats in Space DJ Tim Sweeney Picks Five Favorite New Tracks

Beats in Space DJ Tim Sweeney Picks Five Favorite New Tracks

Don't discount the power of radio, or at least, don't in Tim Sweeney's case. The New Yorker started Beats in Space, his now famous WNYU radio show, in the late '90s, and has since developed a fanatical global following…
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Music, All Shook Down Chicago Skyway Selects Five Favorite Recent Dance Records

Chicago Skyway Selects Five Favorite Recent Dance Records

Hopefully you were lucky enough to catch Chicago Skyway's set last Saturday at upstart 222 Hyde-based party Acid Test. But if you weren't -- or if your ears are still buzzing -- then you're in luck, because we've managed to…
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Music, All Shook Down Mossmoss Picks Five New Tracks to Celebrate As You Like It's Second Anniversary

Mossmoss Picks Five New Tracks to Celebrate As You Like It's Second Anniversary

It's hard to believe it's only been two years since As You Like It first appeared in San Francisco. Today, it seems as though the family-like crew has a near-monopoly on underground techno in the city, with packed events almost…
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Music, All Shook Down L.A. DJ Trio Droog Selects Five Favorite Summertime Jams Ahead of Its S.F. Show

L.A. DJ Trio Droog Selects Five Favorite Summertime Jams Ahead of Its S.F. Show

For this week's Signal to Noise, our focus turns southward toward Los Angeles. From that city's thriving dance community comes the accomplished DJ trio known as Droog. In its native scene, the group has built a reputation as a…
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Music, All Shook Down SF DJ/Producer Ghosts on Tape Selects Five Favorite Tracks of 2012

SF DJ/Producer Ghosts on Tape Selects Five Favorite Tracks of 2012

Some know him as a producer, others as a killer DJ. Either way there's no denying that Ghosts on Tape has long been a rising figure in the world of dance music. Outside of San Francisco he's built a reputation…
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Music, All Shook Down Five New Tracks We Like That You'll Be Hearing On San Francisco Dancefloors

Five New Tracks We Like That You'll Be Hearing On San Francisco Dancefloors

If you think about it, dance music production and Alaskan crab fishing are surprisingly similar. To get anything done in either, you've got to isolate yourself from society and pull long hours doing tedious and backbreaking work (well, sort…
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Music, All Shook Down Five New Tracks to Help You Ease Into Summer

Five New Tracks to Help You Ease Into Summer

With June just around the bend, it's time to start thinking about what you'll be doing during San Francisco's precious two weeks of summer... when they arrive in October. Of course, the long wait means you'll have plenty of…
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Music, All Shook Down Signal to Noise: Five Deep Cuts Selected by Marcellus Pittman

Signal to Noise: Five Deep Cuts Selected by Marcellus Pittman

Following closely on the heels of our recent edition with Soul Clap, this week's Signal to Noise takes cues from yet another special guest. Marcellus Pittman is a house DJ and producer from Detroit who is known for his…
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Music, All Shook Down Signal to Noise: Soul Clap Selects Five Favorite Bay Area Tracks

Signal to Noise: Soul Clap Selects Five Favorite Bay Area Tracks

For this week's Signal to Noise, we've got some selections from a very special guest: Soul Clap. Known individually as Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine, the Boston-based DJ/production outfit has attracted a dedicated following from its tasteful edits, deep…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Favorite Dancefloor Tracks From S.F. Party Photographers

Five Favorite Dancefloor Tracks From S.F. Party Photographers

Whereas previous editions of Signal to Noise have focused on DJs and producers, this time around we're putting the spotlight on the musical tastes of party photographers. Highly opinionated about music, these are the people behind the lens at…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Tracks From Abroad That You'll Be Hearing on San Francisco Dancefloors

Five Tracks From Abroad That You'll Be Hearing on San Francisco Dancefloors

So far the month of March has held no punches in delivering its share of dancefloor anthems. This time around we train our focus on popular sounds coming from abroad; the sort of stuff that carries clout in both…
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Music, All Shook Down Signal To Noise: Five New Tracks You'll Be Hearing on San Francisco Dancefloors

Signal To Noise: Five New Tracks You'll Be Hearing on San Francisco Dancefloors

Twenty-twelve has been a good year for dance music so far. It's only March, and San Francisco's club scene has been moved by a variety of new sounds coming from all over the world. This week we're taking a…
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Music, All Shook Down Signal to Noise: Five DJ Mixes Recorded at Local Parties

Signal to Noise: Five DJ Mixes Recorded at Local Parties

The democratization of DJing by way of digital technology has had at least one unfortunate consequence. The DJ mix, once considered an art form in its own right, has been downgraded to such a degree that we wonder who…
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Music, All Shook Down Signal to Noise: Five Tracks You'll Soon Be Hearing on the Dancefloor

Signal to Noise: Five Tracks You'll Soon Be Hearing on the Dancefloor

Though previous installments of Signal to Noise have focused on selections from local DJs, this week our column takes a minute to get a little introspective. Here are five just-released (or soon to be released) tracks we've recently discovered…
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Music, All Shook Down Signal to Noise: Local DJs Pick Five of Their Favorite Tracks

Signal to Noise: Local DJs Pick Five of Their Favorite Tracks

In the pantheon of nightlife, few people are as influential as the local DJs working the scene. As promoters, talent scouts, and party rockers, these tastemakers are trusted to be at the fore of what's happening in music today.…
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Music, All Shook Down Signal to Noise: Five Local Resident DJs on Their Favorite New Tracks

Signal to Noise: Five Local Resident DJs on Their Favorite New Tracks

Resident DJs are sometimes overlooked, but always influential -- these are the devoted tastemakers working to make your night out a good one. For this week's Signal to Noise we caught up with some of our favorite local residents…
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