Posted in MP3 | To Do | dance | music on February 22, 2007

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The dance world typically gathers steam in the US in March, with Winter Music Conference held in Miami, and the increasingly dance-populated SXSW, many labels and producers tour their beat-laden wares come spring. This Spring is no different and NYC will host almost all the top upcoming talent in the month of March.

WMC happens in Miami March 20th through March 25th. The list of events is here. I'll post highlights in a few weeks.

Two zeitgeist-y days in March see the dance world collide in NYC. There is a line in the sand...

Booka Shade
Booka Shade

Thursday March 15th
* Cut NYC returns at Studio B with Booka Shade Live
* Institubes vs. Boys Noize at Hiro with Para One, Boys Noize, & Curses!

Booka Shade, along with M.A.N.D.Y., and the rest of the Get Physical label were THE sound of 2005. Penning minimally melodic stormers that rocked every genre of dancefloor, Booka Shade arguably put on the best show of WMC 2006 at the Fixed/Revolver party.

Boys NoizeInstitubes is the reserved cousin to Paris' Ed Banger Records. Their roster includes Tacteel, Para One, Das Glow, Surkin, Bobmo, & (NYC'er) Curses!, all who blur the lines between hip-hop, techno, and rave. They will all be on the tip of your tounge in 2007. Boys Noize and the output of his self-titled label have been crafting a hard edged, drum centric version of the current electro sound of dance, evidenced by THAT remix of "Banquet" that you hear every weekend. Besides Bloc Party, BN has remixed much of the indierati: Kaiser Chiefs, Tiga, Shiny Toy Guns, Living Things, and (!) Depeche Mode.

And another complicated night that needs no explanation for readers of this fine site:

Saturday March 31st
* LCD Soundsystem at Bowery Ballroom
* Datarock, Lo-Fi-Fnk, & the Presets at Fixed at Studio B
* John Digweed & MSTRKRFT tour hits Pacha

Less of a decision TONIGHT (Feb 22)....

ModularBrooklyn Wasted Youth

The always wonderful Modular Monthly happens tonight at Galapagos in Brooklyn. Hometown hero Drop The Lime destroys it live, along with the art dance craze of Dandi Wind, and they JUST ADDED Chicago crew Walter Meego. This is the spot tonight.

NEWS

MUSICThe Weekend in Dance NYC....

Thursday - 2/22
* Modular Monthly at Galapagos
* Pier Bucci plays for the Robots at Cielo

Friday - 2/23
* Optimo at Fixed at Studio B (highly recommended)
* Doc Martin at Sullivan Room (Interview here too)
* Dandi Wind at Ruff Club at Annex
* Defected in the House at Cielo (Quality UK House)

Saturday - 2/24
* Mad Suspect at Savalas
* Josh Wink & Loco Dice at Shelter
* DMZ meets Dubwar at Tonic (DUBSTEP)
* No Big Deal launches at Studio B

Modular

GBH

Optimo

FOTP

-David

Previously
* Lo-Fi-Fnk | 2007 Tour Dates (SXSW) & CMJ pics
* Switch & Lindstrom reviews
* all the LCD Soundsystem 2007 Tour Dates & the video
* Datarock | MP3s & 2007 Tour Dates (LA-Miami-NYC-SXSW)

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Comments (8)

That Dubstep event sounds interesting. Thanks.

Posted by Eduardo | February 22, 2007 5:29 PM

and dan selzer in the back room of the union pool saturday at midnight for free. no glossy flyer, no special guest dj, no drink specials, nothing special at all, it'll be just like Optimo but with many, many less people, no computer, no lasers, no smoke-machine...probably end at a more reasonable hour...

Posted by dan selzer | February 22, 2007 5:31 PM

As if BV wasn't cool enough, this dance section is sweet....always great call outs to what's happening, thanks!

And DEF check out the dubwar/dmz event, it's a big lineup and dave q throws a bumpin party

Posted by shanib | February 22, 2007 7:09 PM

Nice post!

Posted by Davis | February 23, 2007 10:36 AM

presets @ hiro just sold out. i got the last ticker.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2007 12:49 PM

presets @ hiro just sold out. i got the last ticket.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2007 12:49 PM

presets + ed banger @ Hiro IS NOT SOLD OUT... tix will be available @ the door the day of the show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2007 5:12 AM

also Freeform Five have been added to the Institubes Paris Terror Club event

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2007 5:15 AM

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