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Music, All Shook Down Fanciulla Gentile on Her Newest Project "the Creatrix" and the Healing Effects of Deep Dark Techno

Fanciulla Gentile on Her Newest Project "the Creatrix" and the Healing Effects of Deep Dark Techno

Layering ambient techno beats with sci-fi inspired written passages, local artist Fancuilla Gentile’s newest project "the Creatrix" strives to take listeners on a voyage through a “a multidimensional sonic and literary narrative.” While "the Creatrix" is less than a year…
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Music, All Shook Down The Diacritic Collective on Their Organic Origins, Making People Groove, and House Party Aesthetic

The Diacritic Collective on Their Organic Origins, Making People Groove, and House Party Aesthetic

While it’s fun to spend a night out in a club incoherently bonding with your friends while taking multiple shots of mystery elixirs, sometimes the best nights consist of a few good drinks with friends sharing records in a…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ TLR, Avalon Emerson, Lee Foss and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ TLR, Avalon Emerson, Lee Foss and More

For whatever reason, the Netherlands isn't often considered a critical locus within the pantheon of electronic music history. Perhaps it's because temperance and humility seem to be central to the Dutch as a nation and as a people. Quietly…
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Music, All Shook Down We Asked Icelandic Duo, Kiasmos, a Bunch of Random Questions Because, Well, Why Not?

We Asked Icelandic Duo, Kiasmos, a Bunch of Random Questions Because, Well, Why Not?

On December 9, experimental techno duo, Kiasmos, will be playing at Mezzanine, so we figured we'd talk to them beforehand and ask them a number of super random, out-of-the-blue questions because we could. Given how bizarre and funky their…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Gavin Russom, Giorgio Moroder, Go BANG! and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Gavin Russom, Giorgio Moroder, Go BANG! and More

Without a doubt, the most important and influential record label to further electronic music in the U.S. during the past decade-plus has been New York's DFA. For many, the label is indelibly linked with LCD Soundsystem (and rightfully so),…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Joey Anderson, Pachanga Boys, Gesaffelstein and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Joey Anderson, Pachanga Boys, Gesaffelstein and More

We Are Monsters presents Joey Anderson at Monarch, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20. $10-$15; monarchsf.com What is "deep house?" That's a difficult question to answer, and it depends who you're asking. These days, it's common to see the term…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Function, Heiko Laux, Tony Humphries and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Function, Heiko Laux, Tony Humphries and More

As You Like It presents Function, Kangding Ray, and Mike Servito at Public Works, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13. $20-$25; publicsf.com The most important, influential, and groundbreaking techno act of the past 20 years was Sandwell District, a production…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Seth Troxler, Convextion, Honey Soundsystem, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Seth Troxler, Convextion, Honey Soundsystem, and More

It's that time of year again: Halloween. The holiday is one of the best (or worst, depending on your perspective) times to party in San Francisco. Since the 31st falls on a Saturday this year, that means you have a…
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Music, All Shook Down Britain's Cassy on Singing, Parenting, DJing, and Staying True To Yourself

Britain's Cassy on Singing, Parenting, DJing, and Staying True To Yourself

Cassy, born Catherine Britton, is a British DJ and producer, affiliated with tastemaking German record label Perlon. She's known for her sleek, long-form DJ sets made up of the world's finest minimal techno and deep house. It's been some time since…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Peverelist & Kowton, Classixx, Adriatique and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Peverelist & Kowton, Classixx, Adriatique and More

Parameter presents Peverelist and Kowton (all night long) at F8, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23. $15-$20; feightsf.com I've long championed "bass music" in this column. I know, I know — it's a terrible, non-descriptive genre name. By "bass music,"…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon, DJ Harvey, Kim Ann Foxman and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon, DJ Harvey, Kim Ann Foxman and More

The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon featuring Mark Fell, Peaches Christ, and many more at The Lab, 12 a.m. Fri. Oct. 16-12 a.m. Sat. Oct 17. $65 gen. adm., $50 for members; or by donation. thelab.org San Francisco's not what it used…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Todd Terje, Mumdance, Hercules & Love Affair and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Todd Terje, Mumdance, Hercules & Love Affair and More

DJ Dials presents 1015 Superparty with Todd Terje and Thundercat at 1015 Folsom, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9. $40 at the door; 1015.com Will Todd Terje conquer the world? It seems within the realm of possibility, for one reason:…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Michael Mayer, Regis, Paranoid London and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Michael Mayer, Regis, Paranoid London and More

As You Like It 5-Year Anniversary with Michael Mayer, DBX, John Tejada, and Giegling at Public Works, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. $20-$25; publicsf.com In 2010, As You Like It threw its first party — an underground, word-of-mouth affair…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Pearson Sound, Prosumer, Front 242, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Pearson Sound, Prosumer, Front 242, and More

Parameter presents Pearson Sound (Extended Set) at F8, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25. $18-$20; feightsf.com The history of electronic music moves in fits and spurts. Paradigm shift theory — in which entire worldviews are subsumed and laid to rest…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Lindstrøm, Dusky, Octave One and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Lindstrøm, Dusky, Octave One and More

Gun Club presents Lindstrøm, Optimo, and Joakim at Mezzanine, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18. $20-$25; mezzaninesf.com America has a complicated relationship with disco. The genre is as American as apple pie, but was also born in nightclubs and embraced…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: SF Electronic Music Festival, Rodriguez Jr., Ron Morelli and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: SF Electronic Music Festival, Rodriguez Jr., Ron Morelli and More

The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival at Kanbar Forum and Brava Theater Center, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Thurs.-Sun. Sept. 10-13. $16-$25; sfemf.org Let's just get this out of the way — this is a party column and the San Francisco Electronic…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Total Freedom, Carlos Souffront, Matrixxman and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Total Freedom, Carlos Souffront, Matrixxman and More

Lights Down Low presents Total Freedom at Monarch, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Sep. 4. $15-$20; monarchsf.com It's not often that a DJ's name tells you much about their M.O., but Total Freedom, the alias of Miami-based DJ Ashland Mines, telegraphs…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Jack J, Appleblim, David August, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Jack J, Appleblim, David August, and More

Play It Cool featuring Jack J (Pender Street Steppers) at The Basement, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. $10-$15; thebasementsf.com It takes guts to play Steely Dan in a DJ set and make it work. Scene: The interior of a…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Joy Orbison, Evian Christ, Bobby B and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Joy Orbison, Evian Christ, Bobby B and More

As You Like It presents Joy Orbison and Ben UFO back-to-back with Blondes at Public Works, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21. $20-$25; publicsf.com  Ben UFO is no stranger to this column. He's been featured before, and he'll likely be…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Fett Burger, Laurel Halo, Konrad Black, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Fett Burger, Laurel Halo, Konrad Black, and More

Sex Tags UFO Summer Jam featuring DJ Fett Burger at B4bel4b Gallery (Oakland), 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14. $10-$15; b4bel4b.com Electronic music, in general, is lacking in characters. Producers and DJs tend to fall into two broad categories: the…
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