Derek Opperman      

Derek Opperman

is an American copywriter and music journalist based in Berlin.

He's currently employed in-house by IK Multimedia, an Italian music hardware, software, and mobile accessory company.

As a writer, his articles on electronic music have been published by Red Bull Music Academy Magazine, XLR8R, and DJ TechTools.

In a past life, he was known as the nightlife correspondent for the print edition of SF Weekly.

He has also worked as a lecturer at San Francisco State University. He has taught courses in new media, underground electronic dance music history, and interdisciplinary theory.

In his spare time, he obsessively digs for records, collects obscure DJ gear, and sometimes throws parties. He co-founded and DJed Gemini Disco, an underground disco party that ran from 2006-2010 in San Francisco.