Top 10s 2011

Nite Trax: Techno wizard Never Knows' 11 from '11

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Local techno producer and live performer Marc Kate, a.k.a. Silence Fiction, a.k.a. Husband, a.k.a. Never Knows comes to us from the future with this heady emendation of the recent musical past, replete with technicolor shadows, tripped-out mixtape passings, overdue redos, shapeshifting pop sublimity, fortunate live distortion, and bass hauntology. Check it.  

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Top 10 of 2011: Moombahton DJ Mr. Lucky's favorite tracks

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DJ Mr. Lucky will Moombahton you. The dashing deej (who gracefully took a face full of pinot noir on the cover of our Beer and Wine Issue) held down the weekly Monday night Skylarkin' reggae smokeout in 2011, and added a roster of other regular nights to his retinue: Showdown's monthly Urban Tropic tropical bass-electro cumbia sweat session and Fresh Greens, the Sixth Street bar's hip-hop-dancehall night. He took the time to write out his favorite dancefloor fillers of the year that was, so we figured we'd best pass them along to you and yours. Read more »

Nite Trax: DJ Pickpocket's top 11 parties of 2011

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Wily DJ Pickpocket of the invaluable roving Donuts parties -- which combine forward-thinking, often experimental live acts with crazy-fun dancing and DJs, plus donuts! -- offers some of her best party experiences from a busy year spent on the local scene. She's got a wild night planned for us tomorrow, Fri/30, at SF's Public Works for the Donuts anniversary-birthday party with Gavin Russom, LA Vampires, and Magic Touch. Here are her Pickpocket '11 party picks:

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Nite Trax: Nebakaneza's top 10 dubstep tracks of 2011

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DJ Nebakaneza of the always raging Ritual Dubstep weekly (every Thursday, 9pm-3am at Temple) has one of the finest ears on the dubstep scene and a generous taste when it comes to the often narrowly defined genre. The Anonymous-like masked mixer has definitely turned us on to some great tunes this year. Here's his tops in the wobble department for 2011:

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Laura Gravander's top 10 live bands of 2011

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For so many more year-end music lists, click here and pick up this week's paper.

Dirty Cupcakes' Laura Gravander presents a totally nepotistic list of the top 10 live bands of 2011: Read more »

Marco De La Vega's top 10 substances that have influenced music in 2011

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For so many more year-end music lists, click here and pick up this week's paper.

120 Minutes' Marco De La Vega (@S4NTA_MU3RTE) lists his top 10 substances that have influenced music in 2011:  Read more »

Frances Capell's top 10 self-released albums of 2011

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For so many more year-end music lists, click here and pick up this week's paper.

Guardian intern Frances Capell's list of the top 10 self-released albums of 2011: Read more »

Marc Ribak's top 10 records during Thanksgiving week

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For so many more year-end music lists, click here and pick up this week's paper.

Total Trash Fest's Marc Ribak's list of the top 10 records during Thanksgiving week: Read more »

Kush Arora and the INgrooves staff's top 10 releases of 2011

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For so many more year-end music lists, click here and pick up this week's paper.

Kush Arora and the INgrooves staff's top 10 releases of 2011     Read more »

Jhameel's top 10 songs for 2011

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For so many more year-end music lists, click here and pick up this week's paper.

Jhameel's list of top 10 songs for 2011 Read more »