Recent Posts in dance
July 31, 2014
Boys Noize w/ Skrillex at Lollapalooza 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
"Harlem Shake" producer Baauer may not being flooding YouTube anymore, but he's still producing hard-hitting electronic tracks. Baauer and German producer Boys Noize have just announced a co-headlining tour with support from Lido (DJ Set), Spank Rock, and Nadus. That tour comes to Chicago on October 17 at Concord Music Hall. Tickets go on sale on Friday (8/1) at noon CST.
Full tour schedule is available at BrooklynVegan. Check out the tour trailer and flyer below...
July 17, 2014
UK producer Lone recently put out his fifth album, Reality Testing, and it's packed full of mystifying, genre-hopping tunes. He's had a few dates lined up, but has now announced a full North American tour featuring an A/V performance with visual artist/collaborator Kon-om-Pax. The tour comes to Chicago on August 29 at Smartbar. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Smartbar's website.
All dates are listed, with the video for "Aurora Northern Quarter" from the new album, below...
July 11, 2014
DJ KRUSH posted the following message to Facebook last night
!!! IMPORTANT NOTICE !!!The Chicago show was scheduled to take place at the Mid. He also cancelled NYC. His North American tour is now scheduled to begin in Portland on 7/15.
It is with great regret that we must announce that DJ KRUSH's Chicago (11.Jul) and NY (12.Jul) show must be canceled. The reason is due to Administrative Processing delays at the US Embassy, and KRUSH will not have his visa in time to travel.
KRUSH would like to apologize deeply to all of his fans, but unfortunately this is beyond his control. We will be working on rescheduling this date as soon as possible.
KRUSH suffering from shock for this situation.
We will announce his comment later.
DJ KRUSH management
June 2, 2014
Chicago Pride has the details:
The special tribute and dance party honoring Frankie Knuckles will take place Tuesday, June 3 at the Chase North Promenade, 201 E.Randolph St. from 6 to 9 p.m. Robert Williams and Alan King will provide opening statements at 6 p.m., followed by DJ sets from Elbert Phillips, 6:15 p.m.; Craig Loftis, 6:55 p.m.; Greg Gray, 7:35 p.m.; and Mike Winston, 8:15 p.m.
Knuckles died unexpectedly from complications with diabetes at his home in Chicago on March 31. He was 59.
May 21, 2014
NYC producer FaltyDL has a bunch of international dates scheduled from June - August. He'll also be supporting Bonobo on his fall North American tour, which includes a show at Metro on September 19. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (5/23) at 10AM CST.
British artist Chris Shen recently filmed members of the NYC dance group W.A.F.F.L.E. doing what they do best on the Q train. Soundtracking their moves was an unreleased track from FaltyDL, and you can check out a video clip of the happening at the bottom of this post. (The NYC producer can be seen standing by the door on the right.)
All FaltyDL dates and that video footage can be found below...
March 31, 2014
5 Magazine reports that Frankie Knuckles, "The Godfather of House Music," has passed away at age 59. Though details are scarce, Knuckles' passing has been corroborated by Paul Johnson, DJ Deeon, and DJ David Morales.
Very sad news. You will be missed, Frankie. Stream his 1987 single "Your Love" below...
February 4, 2014
Disclosure @ NYC's Terminal 5 last month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
UK house revivalists Disclosure have announced their own concert series, called WILD LIFE, through which they'll be playing and curating some special shows along with artists they dig. The first two WILD LIFE gigs take place at the Greek in Berkley, CA on April 18 and, in keeping with the series' name, at the Lincoln Park Zoo on June 11. The Chicago gig features support from NYC rapper Joey Bada$$, Chicago house veteran Green Velvet (aka Cajmere aka Curtis Jones), and Berlin-based electronic artist George Fitzgerald. Being that admission is free to the LPZ, we're not quite sure how entry for this event will work; stay tuned for more information.
Check out a flyer for WILD LIFE below...
January 9, 2014
Maker of one of Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2013 (Top 100 tracks too), Rhode Island beatmaker The Range has some upcoming shows around the country including 1/19 at Empty Bottle with Supreme Cuts, Starfoxxx, and Soleman. Tickets are on sale.
All dates are listed along with a video interview conducted at Glasslands in Brooklyn, below...
October 31, 2013
We've written about LA producer Kastle on BV a few times, like when we talked about his danceable, future-garage debut LP and his recent Drake remix. He's headed to NYC for the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, which happens in the midst of a tour he kicked off in Oakland last night (10/30). That tour comes to Chicago for a Halloween party on Friday (11/1) at House of Blues with Autograf. Tickets for Friday's show are available.
All dates are listed on the tour flyer, along with a new mixtape, below...
October 28, 2013
Montreal-based producer Kaytranada (aka Kevin Celestin) welcomed his most recent effort, dubbed the At All / Hilarity Duff EP, earlier this month via HW&W Recordings. Led by the insanely catchy "At All," the three-song effort is equal parts glitchy and dance floor-ready. You can check out the hilarious video for "At All" at the bottom of this post.
Kaytranada and fellow producers Groundislava and Jerome LOL are currently in the midst of their collaborative No Peer Pressure Tour. That tour includes a performance at The Mid on November 6 with Them Flavors DJs. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
All No Peer Pressure dates, a tour poster, and song streams from each act lie after the jump...