Not only does local wordsmith and producer K.Flay have chops in the studio and on stage, she’s flossing duel degrees in sociology and psychology from Stanford. After grinding on the small clubs circuit she’s finally getting a some breaks with summer festivals. She recently had a slot at Live 105′s BFD festival and she opens Outside Lands on Friday.
Bay Area DJ Bass Cadet received his first taste of electronic music when someone handed him a CD titled “Freak Beats for Beat Freaks” by Lorin (now better known as Bassnectar). This CD changed his musical outlook, which had then consisted of only playing lead guitar in bands, and sent him running to the nearest store for turntables, a mixer and headphones.
One of San Francisco’s dance club kings, DJ Kool Karlo spins records as both the leader of party crew Damn Gina! as well as solo nearly six nights a week, blowing crowds away from the Marina to Berkeley with his diverse music background and knowledge. We chatted about Damn Gina!’s start, how to request a song, and more.
Brooklyn-based DJ Jubilee is a favorite in the San Francisco and travels to DJ here every couple of months, heating up dance floors with her diverse style and hot bass lines. We spoke to Jubilee about her beginnings in electronic music, starting a record label, and love for radio.
Four years of boisterous Afrolicious events including musicians, DJs, and dancing will be celebrated this week at Elbo Room with back-to-back parties Thursday and Friday. We spoke to resident DJs Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz about their love for San Francisco, and more.
While most of us would spend car accident settlements on something ostentatious, Sweater Funk Diva DJ Mamabear bought her first Technics 1200s in 2007 with hers. Setting them up in her parent’s garage, she spent hours learning the various controls and knobs so she could step out into the DJ world with confidence.
It’s the 5th year of one of SF’s favorite party Lights Down Low, so it’s only fitting that its organizers book some of the biggest electronic feel-good acts guaranteed to make you dance, drink, and do things you might not remember the next morning. In this April edition, which arrives Friday at SOM., look out for favorites Jokers on the Scene, currently on A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold label.