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For thriller ‘Uncut Gems,’ an electronic soundtrack of erupting chakras

Daniel Lopatin's work for the Adam Sandler hit is full of foreboding synth-squelches—and harks back to 70s classics.

LA producer Elusive steps into a fidgety ‘Ambient Void’

The scene fixture's latest builds minaiture worlds from cascading synths, vinyl crackles, and flush atmospherics.

Our critic picks 2019’s Music of Note

Spaced-out funk, Afrobeat, progressive soul, rave revivalism, heavy-rooted blues, breakbeats, and a lot of brass on this year's list

Burger Boogaloo 2020 announces killer lineup

Legends Alice Bag, Bikini Kill, Circle Jerks, Flipper, and Pansy Division join Younger Lovers, Plastic Bertrand, and more.

Kamaal Williams brings London’s nightlife jazz explosion to SF

'70s funk and fusion meet contemporary hip-hop and electronics in the DJ's work, representative of a massive scene.

Goldie returns to revive SF’s golden age of drum and bass

The dance music style he pioneered is back in vogue: Here's a walk down memory lane of the SF scene in the 1990s.

Review: MF Robot’s ‘Finders Keepers’ pushes a rolling funk momentum

A soulful new single from founders of the Brand New Heavies is good, real good.

Talking beat evolution with SF native producer Dave Aju

New album 'TXLAX' arrives, loaded from tip to tail with deep house cuts and future funk darts.

5 artists you can’t miss from Noise Pop’s second wave

For 2020, the 28-year-old festival shows a renewed emphasis on diverse offerings.

Brittany Howard’s fearless ‘Jaime’ blasts racism’s specter

The Alabama Shakes singer's soul-inferno album confronts uncomfortable truths—and was almost called 'Black Björk'