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Big Boi and Discovery: “Shutterbug Swing Tree” (The White Panda Mashup)

10/15/2010

Mushy mushy mashups for Friday feasts, has me tripping over “Shutterbug” meets “Swing Tree.” The mashup of Southern rapper, Big Boi and Brooklyn hipsters, Discovery (Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot) makes for an interesting jam. A long time ago we hyped Discovery, particularly their track “So Insane,” which is crazier than Lindsay Lohan (Friday Read More

Treasure Island Festival: Deamau5

10/15/2010

Tomorrow marks the beginning of San Francisco’s Treasure Island Festival. The festival, broken into two days, will feature electronic and dance music on Saturday and indie rock on Sunday. Saturday will also feature the newly added silent disco, which for those unfamiliar is a dance party that has everyone wearing headphones listening to the same Read More

MoogFest 2010

08/13/2010

MoogFest 2010, is a three-day festival, celebrating the innovative vision of sonic pioneer, Robert Moog, taking place this Halloween weekend, October 29-31, in Asheville, NC. Now I know what you’re thinking, Asheville, NC? Really?! For those NC fans of SFCritic, and for any real die hard music fans–this festival has an impressive electronic lineup (see Read More

Outside Land 2010 Bands to See

08/12/2010

The 2010 Outside Lands festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park features an eclectic mix of names, some fresh and others finely aged. It’s also hard not to improve upon last year’s stinky Sunday headliner, Tenacious D (apologies to all the man-boys living in their mother’s basement wailing along with Jack Black). Below, I’ve accumulated Read More

Music Submissions: Javelin & Baby Jaymes

07/22/2010

Javelin: “No Mas” Why Javelin’s debut album is entitled “No Mas” is unclear–because the album totally leaves you wanting more. From front to back, the album journeys from 80s to 90s (when the tracks were first sampled) R&B/hip hop/soul/funk beats, never flinching to be “indie relevant.” The cow bell and synthesizer on “On It On Read More

Free Mp3 Fridays

04/23/2010

Throwing it down has got a whole new meaning. Bird Peterson’s project, Drakenstein mixes Southern rap with trance samples, creating a whole new beast (hence the album name). “Jiggle that, work that,” show me what you got over a four/four beat might seem irritating, but really, it might be that little extra you never knew Read More

Listen to What You’re Missin’: Phantogram, Ninjasonik, and Nite Jewel

01/13/2010

“Listen to What You’re Missin’” is a series of posts consisting of three tracks each week, giving you an updated look at new music. This week I explore some of the dance music I’ve discovered from friends. Phantogram: “Mouthful of Diamonds“ Phantogram is the love duo of Sarah D. Barthel and Joshua M. Carter. Their Read More

Album Review: The Nocturnal Suite

01/06/2010

The Nocturnal Suite is a satisfyingly diverse compilation of electro based music. With thick unraveling synth pop tracks like Mux Mool’s “Ballad of Gloria Featherbottom” followed by City Center’s “Summer School,” an ambient track full of sweet saw noises surrounded by dream-like vocals, the album balances opposite textures and flavors like peanut butter and jelly Read More

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