Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tag: Techno

Letter to the Editor: ‘I have so many questions’ about nightlife after COVID

SF culture took a massive hit pre-pandemic, a reader writes. Can we let history guide us to better times?

Christina Chatfield’s ‘Sutro’: ambient, but not for the micro-dosing set

Local electronic ace takes a turn for deep pastel textures and droney sound-worlds, absent trendy dread.

Good Things: Hiatus Kaiyote’s healing ‘Get Sun,’ more newly released gems

Great listening from Afrikan Sciences, Loraine James, more. Plus a tribute to the inventor of the cassette

Party Radar: With Keep Our Beat Alive fest, Housepitality sustains SF’s nightlife spirit

A three-day festival stacked with DJ talent helps one of our best weekly parties float on—and even innovate

Everything played: Cue the 20th anniversary re-release of J Dilla’s ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’

The wizard producer changed hip-hop several times over before his early death, and we're all still catching up.

New Music: Behold the curious power of ’80s Japanese mutant pop

'Somewhere Between' comp highlights moment when minimal electronic gestures seemed like big experiments.

New Music: Support these excellent artists directly this week

Sitka Sun, Bézier, Juju, Danielle de Picciotto, Terry Gross (not that one), and more for Bandcamp Friday

New Music: BBE tribute album explores Bowie’s Black sonic inspirations

Plus: Nubiyan Twist's hard-hitting Afrobeat promises, Beatchild's look back, other fresh tunes to kickstart your week.

Albums of the Year 2020: Wild spirits helped us hold tightly onto humanity

From police brutality call-outs to a new century gospel, artists still wrung beauty and inspiration from a hard year

Albums of the Year 2020: An experimental bent seized the isolating zeitgeist

Deep reggaeton, sonic healing, coatcheck ambient, hyperkinetic crust punk covers... and Ariana Grande? It was a wild ride inside