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Since he first stepped behind the decks at San Francisco's warehouse parties nineteen years ago, Doc Martin has helped put house music on the map in the U.S. Having flourished during the heyday of the '90s rave scene, Doc is a living throwback to that era and will always be best remembered as an L.A. rave institution rather than a club jock. Although he's no longer so prolific and vital to the scene he helped create, it's good to see him still keepin' on and adapting to today's super-club culture. Doc made his name by blending together seemingly disparate styles of music, from funky house to disco house to tribal to minimal techno. His sets flow with a progression that is smooth, natural and known to blow up any dance floor. Doc's frequent eight-hour sets are legendary, filled with cutting-edge tunes as well as classics. Visit the Doc this Saturday, April 30, at Vinyl.
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Timothy Pittz