Digitalism @ Studio B, NYC (CRED)
Lots of moaning going on about CMJ this year, but you can't deny that DANCE is a big factor in this years' Marathon.
Big official CMJ shows with Simian Mobile Disco, New Young Pony Club (Tickets), MSTRKRFT (Tickets), and Justice (along with this little column here) leave no doubt that this past year has been a big year for DJs and bands with a beat.
Last week some dance acts got off to an early start on Thursday night: Digitalism played Studio B and set the place on fire (or at least attracted the FDNY), !!! punk-funked Webster Hall (more photos), and Moby DJ'd at Hiro. Photos of Moby at Driven by Boredom. James Murphy and Annie Mac DJ'd at Hiro BAllroom last night.
Outside of the big CMJ shows be sure to catch (in no particular order) one of the Black Ghosts sets at the BV party or at the Delancey (I hear Simon will be singing while they DJ their tracks), A-Trak and DJ Medhi tag-teaming at Hiro on Wednesday (tonight) should be legendary, Erol Alkan dropping rock tracks for the ravers at the 3rd Fixed Anniversary at Studio B on Saturday with special guests, MIA gives you two chances to catch her at Terminal 5, James Lavelle brings UNKLE to Webster on Thursday, David E. Sugar, King Oppression, and Walter Meego at our show at 205 on Saturday night, and Muscles plays both Modular parties (Studio B with NYPC and 200 Orchard on Friday). Also tonight: Dragonette at the Canal Room and the boys and girls from Big Stereo finally touch down in NYC at Studio B with Thunderheist. Ghostland Observatory brought a laser to their last show at the Bowery, find out what they bring to Webster on Friday night.
Don't forget to RSVP For our Saturday night party. More about that later (coming in part 2).