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    Music, Hear This Skream and Benga: Show Preview

    Skream and Benga: Show Preview

    Like electro-house's redlining sawtooth synths in '05 and '06, and T-Pain's Auto-Tuned vocals in '07 and '08, dubstep's swollen bass wobble has become the inescapable sound of the moment, found on label-commissioned remixes and TV commercials alike. Popular on both…
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    Music, BeatBox Jamie Jones

    Jamie Jones

    East London–based DJ and producer Jamie Jones is continually switching between spinning electro-tinged, druggy tech-house and sampling rare cosmic disco records. That results in sets that are more than 50 percent custom re-edits, but with certain common elements. "It's all…
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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, Reviewed Bloc Party

    Bloc Party

    A crush can be such a mushy and inelegant experience. Unrequited love feigns the poetic even as it's pathetic. And full-on obsession has its big-budget explosions. But a band reaching for a tingling inkling of intimacy is like a romantic…
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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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