eprom,san francisco,dubstep,glitch hop

San Francisco is apparently a breeding ground for cutting-edge electronica artists (see last week’s blog on Ana Sia).

Eprom, shorthand for erasable programmable read-only memory, is the moniker of Bay Area-based Sander Dennis, slated to slay Owsley’s Golden Road this Friday, January 22. Picture Super Mario getting his freak on, a la Missy Elliot, and you’ll have an inkling of what to expect from his set. Dubstep and glitch hop are the most common genre terms employed when referring to the particular brand of beats the man brandishes. Both have experienced massive surges in popularity thanks to pioneering cheerleaders like Bassnectar and The Glitch Mob. The so-called jam band scene was conditioned to embrace all of the above via String Cheese and Sound Tribe after-hours, beginning as early as 2003. Junglists and other EDM scenesters in need of a BPM change defected along the way.

Colorado’s scene is certainly nothing to scoff at, having occasionally infused SF with talented transplants like Lynx. Support for Eprom comes in the form of hometown heroes Jantsen, David Seied and The Blingfaced Crew (MLE, Ishe & Soleil), among others. Hulk, a collaboration between Richie August and Claw, co-headlines.

Eprom promises to push some buttons. He just might push yours in the process.