Spotify ranks UC Berkeley among top musical universities

According to recent data from Spotify, UC Berkeley is the 13th most musical college in the nation — in listening, that is. No, this isn’t a mistake. The Spotify corporation did not accidentally confuse us for the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. Nor is it ranking colleges’ departments of music specifically, although ours
Read More…


Big Gigantic talks EDM and San Francisco’s Summersalt festival

Rounding out the West Coast music festival circuit, San Francisco’s annual Summersalt will transform the historic Pier 70 into a daylong dance floor for the Bay’s alternative EDM community. From Diplo to DJ Shadow, Summersalt has featured the biggest names in trap and alternative dance music. Heavyweights Keys N Krates,
Read More…


Campus student jockeys for success in DJ competitions

Thumping bass, sublime fusions of tracks and a roaring crowd. These are the norm for fourth-year UC Berkeley student Heather Lui, also known as DJ Eszair, spinning electro-house mixes for campus and clubs alike. Lui recently participated in the Campus DJ competition as part of the top-five Bay Area collegiate
Read More…

‘Finger Lickin’ ‘ rave barely whets the appetite

The often quiet, grassy park and neighborhood area of Fort Mason in San Francisco played host to an unfamiliar crowd of young adults clad in fishnet tights, spandex shorts, furry hats and plastic bead “kandi” jewelry Sunday night. Goldenvoice Entertainment’s “Finger Lickin’ ” event, hosted in the large shipping warehouse
Read More…