Mixtape: Stellar Musicians with Bay Area Roots

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Bay_Area_Roots_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Stellar Musicians with Bay Area Roots (Podcast #403) This episode first appeared on KQED.org. We showcase a ton of new and emerging Bay Area bands on these mixtapes every month, but have far fewer opportunities to revisit artists after they move away from the region. In this mixtape, we catch up with eleven acts with Bay Area roots, including Harriet Brown, who grew up in the Bay Area before heading to LA, where he's now poised to have a breakout year. Others, including Cotillon, spent fewer, but no less impactful years in the local music scene; for [...]

Avalon Emerson headlining Sure Thing/Heavy Hands gig with Cooper Saver

Berlin-via-San Francisco DJ/producer Avalon Emerson returns to SF this Saturday to headline a Sure Thing/Heavy Hands showcase with Cooper Saver at Public Works. Resident DJs Rouse, Prawns, and Aaron J will keep things moving throughout the night. The rest of Avalon Emerson's itinerary for January 2017 includes stops in Tulum (Mexico), Los Angeles, Paris, and Brighton (UK), so now is your chance to catch her perform locally. This is her first Bay Area gig since the release of her incredible new Narcissus In Retrograde EP, released in November 2016 via Ghostly offshoot Spectral Sound. This was absolutely one of my [...]

Play It Cool: Avalon Emerson releasing debut 12" at Public Works

Photo: J Astra Brinkmann When San Francisco-based producer Avalon Emerson isn't busy developing code, she can often be caught DJing at late-night dance parties around the Bay Area. One of these parties is Play It Cool, a monthly series that returns for its third installment in the upstairs loft at Mission Street's Balançoire (Update: the show is now at Public Works) this Friday in celebration of resident DJ Emerson's new record. Her debut 12" EP, “Pressure”/“Quoi!”, was just released on Monday via Icee Hot. Friday's record release party will feature DJ sets from all four of Play It Cool's residents, [...]

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Avalon Emerson readies 12" debut for Icee Hot

San Francisco-based producer Avalon Emerson is readying her debut 12-inch vinyl release. Coming soon on Icee Hot, "Pressure"/"Quoi!" includes the two title tracks on the A side. Side B features two remixes of "Quoi!" from Tuff City Kids (Running Back's Gerd Janson and Lauer), including a "Techno" mix and a "Disco" mix. The set will be available for digital download on January 13. Expect a vinyl release from Icee Hot soon. For now, you can preview clips from "Pressure"/"Quoi!" below via SoundCloud. While "Quoi" is an outstanding new single, it isn't her first. Avalon Emerson has previously released dance-worthy digital [...]

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Avalon Emerson & Glenn Jackson play Pro Fans Pop-Up Show at Vinyl Dreams, 9/7/13

No plans for Saturday? Great. Make your way over to Lower Haight for an afternoon of vibe-worthy electronic music and (probably) free beer. Professional Fans are hosting a Pop-Up Show at Vinyl Dreams with a live set from Glenn Jackson, and vinyl DJ sets from Avalon Emerson as well as Coolgreg. The free event is sponsored by Newcastle. Oakland's Glenn Jackson, half of James & Evander, released his debut solo EP on Ceremony earlier this year (stream it below). He has performed solo sets at the Sacramento Electronic Music Festival, Push the Feeling, and recently at the Born Gold house [...]

Premiere: Blue Hawaii – "The Other Day" (Avalon Emerson Cybernetic Edit)

San Francisco-based electronic musician Avalon Emerson has produced a cybernetic edit of Blue Hawaii's "The Other Day", which we are stoked to premiere right here on The Bay Bridged today: The original track closes out Canadian duo Blue Hawaii’s Untogether, one of my favorite electronic albums from earlier this year. While the original is a tranquil and introspective choral dreamscape, Avalon Emerson’s edit injects the track with a pulsing dance rhythm and vocal samples such as "This is Chief Inspector Clouseau speaking” and “Gimme a beat." The result is a hypnotically danceable testament to late summer nights. Ms. Emerson explains [...]

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