SF-EMM DJs doing another BLENDR SMOOTH on Sun Mar 18!

Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/352917848081235/



BLENDR Smooth for March 2012

This month we again have the smooth stylings of groovy, deep house with the some of the Bay Area’s best DJs –

6 to 7pm – Kennyo


7 to 8pm – Jason Godfrey


8 to 9pm – Christian Morgan

9 to 10pm – Qualafox




McKay Garner’s new band Doppio releases an album!

The very talented McKay Garner and Adam Tenenbaum have just put out their new self-titled album and you can get the high-quality download now at:


I’ve been listening to it for a few days and it’s a great blend of rock and electronica, even a little glitchiness and dubstep bass in there. All of the songs have a really unique character and you’ll be listening to them again to pick out the little things hidden in the complex layers. You can also check out their making-of video:

If you watch closely you’ll also see a duck pond in there…

8bitSF presents POW: Indie Music & Developers Collide

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/151961534920931/


8bitSF presents POW: Indie Music & Developers Collide

Tuesday, March 6th @ 8:00pm

Tickets on sale NOW: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2012/03-06.html
$8 advance/$12 door/$5 with GDC Badge

This is a 21+ event.

In honor of the 2012 Game Developer’s Conference, 8bitSF
[http://8bitsf.com/] is proud to present POW, a celebration of the indie
spirit. POW is a colossal night of sound + vision, and features
performances by some of the best acts in both gaming and chip music
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiptune] as well as demo tables and
presentations by indie developers Muteki Corporation
[http://mutekicorp.com/] (Dragon Fantasy), Open Emotion Studios
[http://www.openemotionstudios.com/] (Revoltin’ Youth), Yobble
[http://yobble.me/] (Air Guitar) and more!

Live Performances by:

VIRT aka Jake Kaufman [http://virt.bandcamp.com/] (Retro City Rampage,
Bloodrayne: Betrayal)

Freaky DNA aka Leonard J. Paul [http://videogameaudio.com/] (Retro City
Rampage, NBA Jam 2010)

minusbaby [http://minusbaby.com/] (BIT.TRIP FATE, Phone Story)

crashfaster [http://crashfaster.bandcamp.com/] (Dragon Fantasy)

The Glowing Stars [http://theglowingstars.bandcamp.com/]

Zen Albatross [http://zenalbatross.net/]

A Rival [http://blog.planetskill.com/]

Louis Gorenfeld [http://soundcloud.com/extentofthejam/tracks]

Circuit benders in SF!

Robotspeak is having the first of a 3-part class on circuit bending starting this Saturday! More information at: http://www.robotspeak.com/html/catalog.html#diymidi


ROBOTSPEAK and Dmitri go forward with Dmitri’s second round of Circuit Bending classes on 3 Saturdays

3 sessions (eleven hours total) includes DIY voice changer:

TIME: Feb 11th, 18th, 25th from 1:00 till 4PM

Cost: $285

Circuit Bending is the art of rewiring and short-circuiting a device to create entirely new sounds. Taking an obsolete piece of gear or toy and breathing new life into it turning it into a useable piece of Lo Fi kit for studio or stage.

Things that will be covered: how to house / place added controls / switches / knobs / how to circuit bendYou will leave with your piece of gear circuit bent / modified ready for the studio or the stage. You will also leave with an advanced understanding of circuit bending.

This class will teach the basic’s of circuit bending and follows through by providing examples of how to integrate these new sounds into your studio. It’s an inexpensive9 hour class that is spread over 3 Saturdays.

First class: Basics of circuit bending. How to do a Pitch mod, A Battery starve, and add Audio outs ( guitar jack ).

Second class: How to build an audio to 5+v trigger cable and how to use it to trigger toys/bent things from any DAW or drum machine.

Third class: Bring something in and Dmitri will help you bend it.

Requirements: A 30 watt (or more) soldering iron, your bendable unit of choice supplied by you (optional)

call 415-554-1977or email info@robotspeak.com to enroll


Brand new video podcast episode now live! Electronic Music Makers Video Podcast!

Yes! Chris Huelsbeck and Amy Lee have just started up a video podcast to spread the San Francisco Electronic Music Meetup love far and wide on the internet! You can watch our season prequel below. If you like this, we would love it if you could join our Facebook page or subscribe to our YouTube channel!