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Around the Clubs: Matrixxman, Lindstrom and more

Around the Clubs: Matrixxman, Lindstrom and more

San Francisco has been going through a sea change in the last decade, with moneyed tech workers and development interests threatening to oust the last bastions of its outsider art and music culture. 

The San Franciscan producer Matrixxman is firmly on the side of the artists in this fight, but he's also got a deep futurist and technologist streak in him. His recent LP for the acclaimed Ghostly label, "Homesick," embodies the paradox of wanting progress and ambition while also needing a foundation of familiarity. Techno throbs and clangs carve out new aesthetic spaces on tracks like the single "Augmented," but it's all melodic enough to stay...

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