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    There are few DJ-related DVDs worth plunking down that hard-earned cash for, but the new History of DJ Krush is a compelling compendium. It chronicles in audio and documentary form the highlights of Krush's 16-year career. Japan's most famous waxmaster…
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    DJ Krush

    Japanese beatmaker DJ Krush has always had a Zen-master type of feel to his mood-shifting material, which can abruptly veer from hard-edged big beats to softly melodic ambient stuff. On Stepping Stones, he remixes 25 of his favorite tracks from…
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    It seems like only yesterday that my naive eyes were scorched at the sight of my seemingly uptight Dante professor dancing in nothing more than a sports bra and a leather miniskirt, gyrating atop a go-go platform at the Cat…
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    Not many foreign rap artists find their way to American ears -- and even fewer hang around for a decade. But against all odds, Japan's DJ Krush is closing in on the 10-year mark with his seventh proper album, Shinsou:…
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    Ui Sidelong (Southern) Ui Unlike (Lunamoth) Sasha Frere-Jones is a New York rock critic who likes to put his theories of hybridity into practice: His band, Ui (rhymes with gooey), genre-splices dub, fusion, funk, no wave, deep house, even bluegrass.…
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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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