Diplo has announced that he's throwing a Burning Man block party fundraiser.
Taking place at the Midway in San Francisco on July 6th, the event, The Menagerie will raise funds for Burning Man's theme camps, Camp Questionmark, Opulent Temple, Root Society and Duck Pond.
With more to be announced, guests on the night will include Mr. Carmack, Jonas Rathsman, Sharam, Kenny Glasgow and more.
Carl Cox has shared a recent live performance from Medway in San Francisco.
By all accounts the place was packed and sweaty with smiling clubbers, and Coxy played until well into the morning. His recording bumps with the energy that only Carl can produce, full of swelling techno and buoyant Coxy catch-phrases — oh yes!
The set was recorded in March as part of the annual Burning Man fundraiser for the Playground sound camp, of which Carl is a co-founder. Playground will return to Black Rock City in 2019, mainly due to the contributions raised from the fundraiser.
Flying Lotus has announced a new 3D live tour for North America in support of his recently-announced sixth album, 'Flamagra'.
The artist— also known as Steven Ellison— also has a video to promote for the track 'More', which appears on the new LP. He began teasing the forthcoming work, his first full-length release in five years, by spray painting pavements in Texas during this year's SXSW.
MUTEK San Francisco has locked in their first wave of artists for this year, including Veronica Vasicka, Amnesia Scanner, GAIKA, and a Japanese video game music-inspired set from Kode9.
San Fran's sophomore edition of MUTEK, as an international festival of music and technology, will also feature a number of Bay Area locals, such as Bleie, Lara Sarkissian, and Mozhgan B2B Josh Cheon.
The festival runs 2 -5 May across various venues in the Bay Area, and DJ Mag will be the first to let you know about ticket sales going live.
Experimental live techno artist Russell E.L Butler's debut album, ‘The Home I’d Build For Myself’, will be released on 15th November via San Francisco imprint Left Hand Path.
According to an official press release, the album, which was written in the wake of the tragic Ghost Ship fire of 2016 which claimed the lives of 36 people, “recalls techno’s emancipatory, Afro-futurist roots”.
Paranoid London have revealed they will release a new EP, which is a tribute to the late San Francisco LGBTQ activist and DJ, Bubbles, who was shot and killed in the city last year. 'The Boombox Affair' is set to be released on 17th August.
Speaking in a Facebook post about their tribute to Bubbles, real name Anthony Torres, Paranoid London said:
“We met Bubbles at the Sunset Campout in California last year after giving him a pair of socks to pad his bra out. He was exactly the kind of character we love to work with & we all decided that we should make a track together.
San Francisco has long been considered a hotbed of electronic music on the U.S. west coast. The likes of Claude Von Stroke and his Dirtybird camp might be leading the way on a contemporary basis, but if you’re yearning for a trip down memory lane this recently re-discovered array of tapes is sure to be of interest.
Since 2008, Outside Lands has drawn a diverse crowd of music fans to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for three days of music, food and, inevitably, given the city's infamous micro climate, fog. By serving up a mix of musical and culinary stars, the aim is to satiate all the cultural appetites of California’s diverse inhabitants.
Here at DJ Mag, when we celebrate the class of a techno DJ, we really like to go all in.
Following his UK appearance at The Arch, Brighton, on Friday 6th October (get tickets), this month's UK cover star will also appear at Halcyon, San Francisco, on Thursday 9th November. Tickets are on sale (here) for $25 and doors open 10pm – 4am.