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Music, BeatBox Shake to the Booka Shade

Shake to the Booka Shade

German duo Booka Shade pushes a couple rain clouds over nu-rave's sunshine. As integral members of the Berlin-based electro-house label Get Physical, Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier deliver noirish sheets of cascading synths broken intermittently by gently lilting swoons. The…
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Music, BeatBox Getting Spank'd

Getting Spank'd

He's both a vocalist for Oakland-based electro-rap outfit Gravy Train!!!! and author of the sublime zine Fag School, but Brontez also hits the DJ decks pretty goddamn hard. You can hear him spin at the first installment of "Fist," a…
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Music, BeatBox Dan the Automator's video addictions

Dan the Automator's video addictions

S.F. has a virtuosic hip-hop superproducer in Dan The Automator , a position he's recently solidified, strangely enough, through the soundtrack for NBA videogame 2K7. Rather than licensed tracks, it's an original album that finds a perfect beat for the…
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Music, BeatBox Sweatin' to the Oldies: Bring pops to Kid Koala and his vinyl to the Knockout

Sweatin' to the Oldies: Bring pops to Kid Koala and his vinyl to the Knockout

Though she's been under a minor spotlight in the house music community in recent years with such buoyant songs as "Get Up," singer N'Dea Davenport is still best known as the magnetic lead of '90s soul-funk outfit Brand New Heavies…
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Music, BeatBox Prismatic melody munching with Kevin Blechdom

Prismatic melody munching with Kevin Blechdom

In an economy growing more cubicle farms than real produce, it's too easy to feel like a mouse in a trackpad world, yo. But this EGGS event — headlined by France's DAT Politics , Bay Area expat Kevin Blechdom ,…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    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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