MSTRKRFT @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC | June 22, 2006 (CRED)
DOWNLOAD: Panthers - Thank Me With Your Hands (MSTRKRFT Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Metric - Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Death From Above 1979 - Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bloc Party - 2 More Years (MSTRKRFT Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Wolfmother (MSTRKRFT Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: John Digweed - Kiss 100 57:10 2006 mix (MP3)
John Digweed @ The Showbox, Seattle | June 11, 2006 (CRED)
Indie Club (aka the Diamonds 07 tour)
John Digweed (of Sasha & Digweed fame) is a phenomenal DJ, and has been responsible for groundbreaking music, arguably the first DJ mix compilation, and spreading electronic music (and the Superstar DJ phenomenon) to more of the globe than all but Carl Cox and Sasha. Digweed's record label Bedrock has been a very consistent source of progressive electronic club tracks, with releases by Nick Muir, Hernan Cattaneo, Misstress Barbara, and more. I've seen him DJ many times, and his technical skill and musical taste level is really incredible, but very much rooted in "pure" electronic genres.
MSTRKRFT on the other hand have a somewhat different cache in the dance scene. Spawned from the ashes of Death From Above 1979, the group's remixes of indie rock singles have catapulted them to the forefront of the indie dance/rocklectro movement. MSTRKRFT is more likely to be heard coming off the lips of a kid leaving a Metric show in Austin than a clubber coming out of Crobar at 10 am. Not to say that they aren't rising stars in the larger electronic spectrum - their LP The Looks was a fantastic slice of the sound of 2006, but definitely no Homework.
Let's discuss this pairing.
Will you go see them? Is it happening in a club you regulary attend? I'm guessing not. New Yorkers - will you go to Pacha for this? Have you heard of John Digweed?
Tour dates at the end of this post.
And who's coming to Miami?
Daft Punk @ Coachella 2006 (CRED)
- Urge (MTV's Music Service) signs exclusives with Ed Banger and Planet E
- Josh Wink hosts a panel on the future of dance music (video)
- Remix lists "32 Artist Albums, Products, Services, People and Music-industry Predictions for 2007"
- Good For Nothing has a banging Busy P & Justice live mix
- Urb has a full video Daft Punk live at Coachella (I can't watch this with out tearing up...why didn't I go, why?)
- A 120 Days remix is featured in this Jaguar Ad
- Missing Toof has three of six tracks off a new Modular sampler.
GET OUT AND DANCE THIS WEEKEND NYC
Saturday - 1/20
* Blake Baxter helms a techno throwdown at Studio B
Marc Houle & Troy Pierce Minimalize Robots at Cielo
Joakim Plays APT
Hello Nurse! features The Egyptian Lover and In Flagranti at Studio B
Fixed has Lindstrom (Live) at Studio B
DIAMONDS 2007 TOUR DATES
Thursday, March 1st Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Friday, March 2nd San Francisco,CA Ruby Skye
Saturday, March 3rd Los Angeles, CA Vanguard
Sunday, March 4th San Diego, CA Belo
Wednesday, March 7th Phoenix, AZ Axis/Radius
Thursday, March 8th Las Vegas, NV Jet
Friday, March 9th Minneapolis, MN Myth
Saturday, March 10th Denver, CO Vinyl
Tuesday, March 13th St. Louis, MO Dantes
Thursday, March 15th Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Friday, March 16th Austin, TX SPIN
Saturday, March 17th Dallas, TX Karma
Sunday, March 18th New Orleans, LA Ampersand
Tuesday, March 20th Miami, FL Pawn Shop (WMC)
Tuesday, March 27th Atlanta, GA Blue
Wednesday, March 28th Nashville, TN Club Play
Thursday, March 29th Charlotte, NC The Forum
Friday, March 30th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Saturday, March 31st New York City, NY Pacha
Elsewhere on BV
* The Gossip | 2007 Tour Dates & MSTRKRFT remix
* LCD Soundsystem "Sound of Silver" - new album & Tour Dates
* Bjork working on new album
* Urb cover girl Lily Allen remix
* Flosstradamus played Studio B
* last week's dance post