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On Cue: Chrissy

San Francisco’s Chrissy sprints from house, Hi-NRG and EBM into UKG and breakbeat hardcore in his ecstatic On Cue mix, and speaks to Marke Bieschke about reviving rave’s original mission on his Hooversound album, ‘Physical Release’

Does rave need a do-over? Three decades on, some of the movement’s most ardent believers have become its fiercest critics. 
“Our scene has failed to...

Björk’s new album “should probably come out in the summer”

Björk has revealed that her new album "should probably come out in the summer".


Speaking to LA Weekly, the Icelandic artist and actor said...

The flamboyant electronic sound of San Francisco’s dancefloors soundtracked gay liberation in the '70s and '80s, even as its community faced decimation as a result...

Deep in the vaults of the San Francisco GLBT Historical Society and Museum Archives, a modest wooden crate glows with the importance of a sacred ...

Creatives in the city will recieve the first portion of funds in May

The City and County of San Francisco has launched a new initiative, paying local artists $1,000 per month to support the city's creative community.

Launching in...

They will play across five special events taking place next week

San Francisco venue Halcyon has announced the lineups for its upcoming series of third birthday events.

The club has locked in Charlotte de Witte, Len...

Before his death in 1982, Patrick Cowley produced some of the American gay underground's most thrilling dance music, from chart-topping disco to radical club tracks...

There’s a notorious scene in 1980 thriller Cruising that might be the best fictional time capsule we have of a wanton, unfettered gay dance floor...

California's rave history is rooted in outdoor free parties that celebrated psychedelic music and and unique environments. DJ Mag's Matt Anniss speaks to the Bay...

Every summer since 2005, Claude VonStroke’s DirtyBird crew has hosted a “BBQ” party in one of San Francisco’s many harbour–side parks. They’re not alone, either...

The Menagerie will raise funds for theme camps, including Camp Questionmark and Opulent Temple...

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...

Massive techno live from San Francisco... 

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...

He has also shared a video for album track ‘More’, by anime director Shinichiro Watanabe...

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...

Also confirmed for MUTEK 2nd San Fran edition include Amnesia Scanner, Steve Hauschildt and Smerz...

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...

It drops via  Left Hand Path on 15th November...

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...

'The Boombox Affair' is to be released on 17th August...

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...

Immerse yourself in the San Francisco scene’s halcyon years...

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...

He stops at Halcyon on Thursday 9th November as part of three-date run

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...

SF artist chats to us about his debut album 'Mating Call'

Nick Monaco grew up just north of San Francisco in a town called Santa Rosa. “It's sort of a slow-going artsy alternative town in the...

Taking place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands in just one of the many festival embracing electronic music...

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...