February, a month typically associated with frigid temperatures and hot Valentine’s Day dates, is much sweeter than a box of chocolates for San Francisco residents. For ten beautiful days (Feb 20-Mar 1) the good people at Noise Pop will sprinkle unique music, art, and film events across the city for the 23rd annual Noise Pop Festival.
If there is a box, Alvin Risk is definitely not in it. The DJ/producer/singer is constantly showing off his musical imagination and innovation on his varied projects. Much of Risk’s productions tend to stem from dubstep and drum & bass origins, with EP’s like JunkFood providing straight up face-melting drops. But he can’t be confined.
Not many artists can say they worked with the likes of OG Ron C, Soulja Boy, and Diplo before getting signed. Riff Raff, real name Horst Christian Simco, has numerous mixtapes and collaborations under his belt already.