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Jason Hunter
Sometimes we think of synth and electronic music as coming primarily from NYC, LA, various parts of Europe. But if you’re here in San Francisco, you’ve heard lush and beautiful electronic soundscapes coming from studios big and small throughout the Bay Area. Here are my absolute favorites from 2020.
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Adam's done what few musicians can do well, transitioning from band to solo artist while simultaneously radically shifting genres. "Piece of Mind" is exquisite electronic pop, expertly arranged as though he's been working in this style all along.
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StarCrash explodes onto the scene as new concert series hosted by local sparkly vocalist, pop songwriter, synth player, and sometimes-promoter Remi Barrett. This brand-new event happens every third Thursday at DNA Lounge.
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Lime is an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink track - not surprising, from a band that likes to throw twists and turns into its music and build fat full layers along the way. At last headcount, there are 6 full-time members of the band, but it sounds more like 60 by the end of the song.
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Attendees saw performances on the main stage from Santigold, Steel Pulse, The Polish Ambassador, The Expendables, The Movement, Chali 2na, and Con Brio.
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If you're hooked like I am, check out Nick's newest single "This Is Gonna Happen," to released today, Friday, November 1st. Face-melting chorusing bass synths, space-y extragalactic lead lines, and Nick's now-patented driving, relentless octave'd lead vocals, joined by lush dreamy harmonies from musical partner Katrina Bushnell...this is Nick's best work yet. It's the ultimate...
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Never seen Steve in concert? It’s hard to summarize him! His Facebook and Spotify carry very few details except for a few humorous one-word reviews from supposed attendees. He wears a red velvet blazer with a signature pink ascot tucked over the top and dark round John Lennon sunglasses. His live music is a melange...
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Those of you who’ve never met me know that I’m a silent but deadly advocate/lover/evangelist of electronic music in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a little hard down in the amateur ranks of Bay Area music to push electropop, livetronica, and all things DJ-based or synth-y or drum-pad-tacular. Up at the top in big...
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