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Sticky K

11.30. Cyber Monday. When I first heard mention of this apparent holiday, I assumed that the “cyber” in Cyber Monday must refer to a certain deviant behavior that I had discovered in various internet chat rooms as an adolescent. The thought of an annual revival of that phenomenon on a mass scale got me excited, […]


Saturday night, Lights Down Low returns with headliners LOWCLUB of Tone Records. This French duo has been quietly churning out burners for the past few years and their tracks have found their way into the sets of such luminaries as Erol Alkan and Kissy Sell Out, among others. Also performing will be LDL regulars Sleazemore […]


DJ Sabo from New York, manager of Turntable Lab, head of the Sol Selectas label and friend of the Tormenta Tropical crew here in The City has put out one of my favorite mixes of the year on the XL8R8R podcast. Sabo combines dubstep, cumbia, house and afrobeat, as well as some of the tracks […]

Edan’s Echo Party

Edan came out with a mix last week called Echo Party and it’s pretty wild. From the Stones Throw website: “Edan was given access to the Traffic Ent. Group’s back catalog of old school rap – labels like Magic Records, Chocolate Star, P&P among others – and asked to create something new out of it, […]


This Friday, Bristol’s own dubstep prince Joker headlines what should be a warbly and bass-filled evening at 103 Harriet. Local favorites Lazer Sword and Mophono provide support. Joker (who is probably my favorite dubstep artist at the moment) has blown up internationally over the past year and still has yet to reach his 21st birthday. […]

White Mike: Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

This week, theProjects resident White Mike is featured in Christina Li’s interview series on SF Station. Read as Mike expounds on sex parties, sex playlists and sex with celebrities. Full interview here.

Tonight: The Juan Maclean

Tonight, Mezzanine hosts a tribute to the recently passed Gerhardt “Jerry” Fuchs, drummer for numerous bands including !!!, Turing Machine, Maserati and Holy Ghost. The Juan Maclean, another of Fuchs’s bands, will be headlining with support from Paralells and DJs Eug and J. Montag. For those not familiar with Fuchs, the New York Times did […]

SFPD Criminalize the Art of DJing

Jennifer Maerz has a good article in the SF Weekly today regarding the San Francisco Police Department’s campaign of laptop and sound equipment seizure at parties and events thrown by its citizens. I unfortunately learned firsthand of this unspoken policy when my equipment was seized from a private Halloween party at a SOMA loft. Read […]

Thursday: Neon Indian

This week brings us the San Francisco debut of indie blog darling, Neon Indian. The current project of Alan Palomo (formerly of VEGA and Ghosthustler), Neon Indian effuses a dreamy synth-driven sound that lies somewhere between the dancey bedroom beats of Junior Boys and the introspective electropop of The Postal Service (or their latest rip-off […]