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Interview: Tosca Brings Live Instrumentation and Visuals to The Independent

Interview: Tosca Brings Live Instrumentation and Visuals to The Independent

Tosca, the duo comprised of Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber, broke new ground in dance music with their debut album Chocolate Elvis in 1994. Their sound was something completely experimental and ambient with a nod to the grooves of formative genres like jazz, blues and disco. The…

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Prok & Fitch Bring Tech Vibes to Audio Nightclub

Prok & Fitch Bring Tech Vibes to Audio Nightclub

This Friday, UK tech house duo Prok & Fitch bring their infectiously groovy sound to Audio Nightclub for a stop on their Man with Soul tour.

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Dirtybird Cooks Up ‘BBQ Compilation’

Dirtybird Cooks Up ‘BBQ Compilation’

Curated by Claude VonStroke, Dirtybird’s BBQ Compilation (scheduled for release at the end of this month) sets the tone for spring and the start of BBQ party season with a collection of 11 unreleased tracks from both new and veteran Dirtybird team members.

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Sub Focus Goes Beyond Bass With ‘Torus’ at the Regency

Sub Focus Goes Beyond Bass With ‘Torus’ at the Regency

Since his first release in 2003, Sub Focus has enthralled both mainstream and underground dance music lovers with his unique blend of drum ’n’ bass, dubstep and house. His most recent LP Torus translates into a cohesive live show that will stop at the Regency Ballroom on Dec. 15.

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Push the Feeling: House Pioneer MK Stops in San Francisco Tonight

Push the Feeling: House Pioneer MK Stops in San Francisco Tonight

With all the great house music coming through San Francisco, it was only a matter of time before house legend MK (Marc Kinchen) made an appearance. His remix of Nightcrawlers’ “Push the Feeling On” and his original “Burning” were two hugely influential tracks on early…

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Interview: Paul Oakenfold Revives Classic Tracks, Shares New Burning Man Video

Interview: Paul Oakenfold Revives Classic Tracks, Shares New Burning Man Video

In an electronic music sphere dominated by hugely famous DJs in their 20s, it’s refreshing to hear some old-school wisdom from a true veteran of the genre. UK DJ Paul Oakenfold is widely considered as one of the most influential and important figures of trance…

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Monarch Opens New ‘Emperor’s Drawing Room’ Bar

Monarch Opens New ‘Emperor’s Drawing Room’ Bar

Monarch recently announced a large expansion to its upstairs bar with a whimsical name, “The Emperor’s Drawing Room.” The name recalls the 16th century term “drawing room,” a place guests could retreat from the hustle and bustle of life for a calmer, more relaxed experience….

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Public Works Celebrates Three Years of Dance Music in the Mission

Public Works Celebrates Three Years of Dance Music in the Mission

After three year, Public Works is a staple of San Francisco’s dance music scene, hosting exciting new acts, electronic music vets and a variety of other events most nights of the week.

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Popscene Celebrates 17-Year Anniversary With Washed Out

Popscene Celebrates 17-Year Anniversary With Washed Out

The 17-year anniversary of Popscene, a favorite San Francisco weekly and one of the longest running indie club parties in the United States, arrives August 29 with a special sold-out show with Washed Out. We had a chance to chat with Popscene founder Aaron Axelsen, also program director at Live 105, about the party and its history.

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New Nightclub ‘Audio Discotech’ Prepares for SoMA Debut

New Nightclub ‘Audio Discotech’ Prepares for SoMA Debut

Amid a series of recent nightclub closures over the past year, Audio Discotech is helping to reverse the trend with a new space set to open August 16 on 11th Street at the space formerly home to Mist.

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Renaissance Man Andy Milonakis Debuts Art Show ‘Two Months Rent’ in SF

Renaissance Man Andy Milonakis Debuts Art Show ‘Two Months Rent’ in SF

Andy Milonakis is a jack-of-all-trades. Between a wildly popular MTV2 show, a rap career and a hilarious collection of web shorts, he’s had no shortage of experience in the creative world. His latest project, an art show called Hairy Dancer opening August 3rd at RVCA, seeks to channel his manic energy into a physical form of artistic expression. We had a chance to chat with Milonakis about the upcoming show, his creative process, and how he first became interested in art.

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GAFFTA/Bunker A/V: Bridging the Gap Between Art, Music, & Technology

GAFFTA/Bunker A/V: Bridging the Gap Between Art, Music, & Technology

For those unfamiliar, Bunker A/V is home to some of the most forward-thinking media artists around in the nightlife scene, both in NYC and SF. This Friday, they’ll be premiering AtomTM’s live audio/visual show. AtomTM (Uwe Schmidt) comes from a background of music koncrete-esque (I…

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