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Music, BeatBox Grime City follows British urban music off the deep end

Grime City follows British urban music off the deep end

Despite its name, the Grime City crew plays few grime records these days, having followed British urban music off the deep end into the bass spelunking of dubstep, its mostly instrumental weirdo cousin. Just three years after its start, the…
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Music, Skream signals dubstep's dance with assimilation

Skream signals dubstep's dance with assimilation

Too many new ideas in electronic music quickly become decoration to match the drapes at the IKEA showroom. But, as with the Jackson Pollock that hangs over the corporate conference table, we forget that today's sonic wallpaper was last decade's…
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Music, C.L.A.W.S. for Alarm

C.L.A.W.S. for Alarm

Finding visual images to represent techno music is tricky. That's why the genre's record label logos favor sleek, vaguely futuristic text on monochromatic backgrounds. For his techno-leaning project C.L.A.W.S., San Francisco producer, DJ, and promoter Brian Hock chose a psychotic-eyed…
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Music, Reviewed Plan B

Plan B

We knew that buying into the Streets — and his pub-chatter grime storytelling — was musically irresponsible. We guessed we'd be egging on a whole generation of angry white limeys to "educate us" about "what the young blokes are up…
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Music, BeatBox Bunny-hoppin' beats: Oxy Cottontail bounces clubbers onto the dance floor

Bunny-hoppin' beats: Oxy Cottontail bounces clubbers onto the dance floor

A passion for skewering pharmacology and moving booty prompted New York's Roxy Summers to morph into saucy nightlife persona Oxy Cottontail , a powerhouse party promoter, DJ, and fledgling dance/rap artist. She's developed a reputation for curating music as provocative…
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Music, BeatBox Mad Professor widens dub's diaspora

Mad Professor widens dub's diaspora

It's a known element of hip-hop culture that gangstas don't dance, they boogie; otherwise, the guns might fall out of their pants. But expect no gun-totin' thuggery at "Gangsta Boogie," only a solid amount of local talent for a decent…
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Music, BeatBox Oakland's rap jokesters Kirb & Chris bring ha ha's to Rickshaw

Oakland's rap jokesters Kirb & Chris bring ha ha's to Rickshaw

Felicia Angeja Viator is best known as DJ Neta . When teamed up with her husband Ross Viator (aka Ross Hogg), the two perform as DJ duo Ital Selection Hi Fi, dropping both dancehall classics and new fire along with…
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Music, Dawn of Dubstep

Dawn of Dubstep

Local promoters of dubstep, the latest mutation of underground U.K. dance music, seem to engage in similar anxious pre-show rituals. Having taken the plunge with a lineup of a genre alien to even most full-time clubbers, they'll peel the labels…
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Music, Owen Maigret's Conquering Label

Owen Maigret's Conquering Label

If any visual artist captured the ethos of the San Francisco house music scene during its '90s salad days, it would be Owen Maigret. As with hippies and their cherished Grateful Dead poster art, an aging raver need only glance…
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Music, BeatBox Gettin' a leg up on dubstep with Hatcha and Youngsta

Gettin' a leg up on dubstep with Hatcha and Youngsta

Nurtured on Detroit's own proprietary blend of techno and soul, ADULT.(comprising married couple Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus) takes its machine punk-funk to provocative corners. Last year's Gimmie Trouble album found vocalist Kuperus at her most confident, where what…
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Pick Up on This

Like yogurt, some ideas need to ferment before they're palatable to the masses. Take the laptop music micro-movement that kicked off in San Francisco in the '90s. Skinny guys with glasses, hunched stoically over iBooks and impervious to the dictates…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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