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L.A. DJ Francesca Harding Spins Sam Cooke’s Legacy

Los Angeles-based DJ and music supervisor Francesca Harding had been wanting to dive deep into her favorite artists’ discographies. “This is a perfect time,” she says on a recent phone call; while clubs and bars in L.A. have closed...

PLAYING THE BAY: Ray Reck Brings the Bounce

A little over seven years ago, Ray Reck accepted an invitation on a whim to DJ a gig in San Francisco, and since then has been swinging beats and moving hips from Venice Beach, to San Jose, to Oakland...

PLAYING THE BAY: MahaWam is Taking Names and Snatching Wigs

MahaWam has become a staple among many establishments in San Francisco and Oakland, weaving house beats with his influence of tech metal and progressive rock to usher in a new era of queer freedom and expression. On any given night...

ONLY NOISE: Leave The Party

Think about the last party you threw. Think about the beer bought and balloons inflated. Remember the quiche you labored over, only to realize no one wants to eat quiche at a party. Now consider the playlist you made....

PLAYING DETROIT: DJ Duo Haute to Death

It was the day of my grandmother’s funeral. Having spent the better portion of my day mourning the loss with my father and chain smoking while driving familiar streets of my hometown where the old bars had new signs,...

VIDEO REVIEW: The Jane Doze “Lights Go Down”

When music’s spun by women, it just sounds better. The Jane Doze is not one, but two beautiful – and more importantly, stupidly talented DJs. The duo has shared the stage with legends such as Calvin Harris and Diplo,...

ALBUM REVIEW: Alex Banks “Illuminated”

By the end of 2011, Brighton-based Alex Banks had already distinguished himself as a DJ and producer with distinctively complex and spacey live sets as well as a smattering of gorgeous remixes (Bonobo, Husky Rescue). His debut full-length, out...