Electronica isn't dead. If you really want to hear beats that bring out that head-tilting, hip-stirring, arm flailing motion you love—all you have to do is look to your local musicians and listen to their brand of music.
BoyzIVmen, comprised of three animated dudes from the Mission (Josh Hill on drums, Trevor Goosen on keys/drums, and Aaron Rodriguez on Keys) can be best explained through their inspirations: French electro and cosmic disco with New York new disco and club. No vocals—just plain reverberations of keys and drums with tracks combined to make a completely unique sound that's all their own.
BoyzIVmen, San Francisco's favorite trio band has more sick beats in the works, but you can check them out at their monthly live Beauty Bar set, or buy their album "Sweat," available locally at Amoeba and online on iTunes.
Q: How did you all meet?
A: Trevor Goosen and Josh Hill met in Sacramento before moving to San Francisco. Once in the Bay Area, Goosen met Aaron Rodriguez at their shared workplace. Late nights hanging out and early mornings serving coffee led to the realization that the three of us have similar musical tastes.
Q: What has been your favorite gig so far?
A: Opening for Mr. Oizo at 1015 Folsom. The system there was BANGIN!
Q: What do you think of San Francisco's Local Music Scene?
A: There are a lot of talented people in San Francisco. Unfortunately they're not all given proper attention from the media or don't do anything at all.
Q: Which artist would you die to open for?
A: We would love to open for Holy Ghost!, MSTRKRFT, or Simian Mobile Disco.
Q: What's next for you?
A: A west coast tour is in the works with our friends Reporter from Portland. We will be playing in San Francisco Oct. 14th at a warehouse in the Mission.
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