The San Francisco Electronic Music Scene
The San Francisco electronic music scene has a huge melting pot of various musical influences. Most artists in the scene generally come from one of three places in the Bay Area. Those places are San Francisco, Marin County, or the Napa Valley. In fact, the San Francisco electronic music scene has many great musical areas that you can explore.
The sound-system culture is everywhere, and the Bay Area has some of the best sound systems in the country. With its great music venues and stores, this city is worth visiting if you’re looking for something more “mainstream”. One of the biggest electronic music scenes in the country, the Bay Area boasts some incredible artists. These artists include the likes of Carl Craig, DJ Rashad and Ales Bojan. The Bay Area electronic music scene is also home to some great electronic music DJs as well.
For a smaller scene, the Marin County area can be considered the “in thing” right now. With the large amount of Marin County homes located in the hills and mountains of the San Mateo Mountains, there is plenty of space for people to party and enjoy each others’ company while listening to the great music that is so prevalent in the area.
The San Francisco scene isn’t all about clubs and bars though. In fact, it’s very common to find electronic music artists in the Bay Area living close to each other. Or in some cases, even living in their own apartments. For an example, Bassnectar, who recently featured in our “Music Scene Guide to San Francisco” article, lives in a nice studio apartment in San Francisco with his wife and two children. It’s a great example of how electronic music artists can live out their dream in a relatively affordable way.
If you’re looking for a bit more “traditional” electronic music, you may want to check out the Napa Valley area. Although the quality of music produced here is a lot lower than the other areas of the country, it does have a few “real good” electronic music clubs. Some clubs include The Concord Music Club, the Echo in Santa Barbara, and the Lost Highway club in Napa Valley.
There are many reasons why you should see and experience the electronic music scene in San Francisco. From nightclubs to house parties to live music venues, San Francisco is a city filled with music. And because of the amazing amount of music that’s available, it’s also a city that’s home to great DJs and DJ’s, which means it’s a place where anyone can have fun at any time and enjoy themselves to their heart’s content.