Entries tagged with: Ame
by Andrew Sacher
Multi-continental duo Howling is Berlin producer Frank Weidemann (aka Âme) and LA-via-Australia singer RY X (of The Acid). Following 2013's Shortline EP, the duo put out their debut album Sacred Ground this past May on Modeselektor's Monkeytown Records and Ninja Tune's Counter Records. The album matches singer/songwriter tendencies with forward-thinking beatwork, in a way that's become increasingly popular since the breakthroughs of The xx, James Blake, and other similar artists. If you like that stuff (or any of Howling's members' other projects), there's a good chance you'll dig this album too. Stream it in full below.
Also, Darkside guitarist Dave Harrington remixed the Sacred Ground track "X Machina," turning the head-nodding track into something looser and more free-form. A stream of that remix premieres below.
Full Moon Fest is back for a fifth edition, happening this year at new venue Brooklyn Mirage on August 1 with Yelle, Tensnake, MOTHXR and more set to perform. Tickets are on sale now and the full lineup is listed below.
As for Brooklyn Mirage, it's a new warehouse-esque space located somewhere around Scott Ave & Randolph St. in Bushwick (off the Jefferson L stop) and is being described by FMF as:
Surrounded by 20 foot high living walls and adorned with tropical flora, euphoric misters, and beach sand from the South of France, the Brooklyn Mirage is a true oasis. A lush urban jungle with both indoor and outdoor spaces, the temporary pop-up reveals panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and presents an empty canvas for us to inspire, design, and produce a live music experience like nothing we've done before.Brooklyn Mirage is set to debut on July 4 with a party featuring Tale Of Us, Bedouin, Mike Khoury, and Canson (tickets). There are also a couple other events coming up: Lee Burridge and friends will be there for an All Day I Dream party on July 12 (tickets); and Dixon (Innervisions), Âme (Innervisions), Solar, Naveen G, Taimur and more will be on July 25 (tickets)
by Andrew Sacher
Pitchfork just posted their Top 100 Tracks of 2013. It's got what some people might call the worst song ever, the song with the most talked-about rap verse of the year, some surprises, and some of the year's most undeniable songs. Their #1 pick is certainly one of those undeniable songs, whether or not you're a fan of the artist who made it. What do you think of their list? Did your favorite song make it? Any glaring omissions?
Check out the full top 100 below...
The 14th edition of Mutek, Montreal's annual "international festival of digital creativ and electronic music," will happen May 29 - June 2. The festival has released the initial line-up of performers, including Matthew Herbert, Andy Stott, Jamie Lidell, John Talabot, Martyn, Onra and more. Mutek Passports (good for the whole fest) and Weekend Passes (good for 5/31 - 6/2) are on sale now.
Matthew Herbert will have a very busy 2013. In addition to a new album, End of Silence, which was constructed from just one sound, he's got a 130 track compilation titled Herbert Complete which collects his house-oriented productions. That digital-only comp will be out in March and his new album a month later. He's also working with the England's Royal Opera House to create a work based on Faust that will premiere in 2014.
More info on Mutek 2013 is here and initial line-up is below.
Savages @ BVCMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
The 15-name nominee "longlist" is up for the BBC's "Sound of 2013" poll that includes The Weeknd, Savages, HAIM, King Krule, Palma Violets, AlunaGeorge and Angel Haze. Full list is below. If you're wondering how The Weeknd, who have sold out Terminal 5 here in NYC, can be up for something like this, here's some of the criteria:
They must not have had a UK top 20 single or album by 11 November 2012.The nomination/voting panel is made up of " newspaper and magazine editors and critics, producers and presenters from music radio and televison, website editors and bloggers" if you were wondering. Last year's winner was Michael Kiwanuka.
They can be from any musical genre and any country.
They must not already be famous i.e. generally known by the UK public, (e.g. member of a hit band going solo, or soap star). They must not have got through to the quarter, semi or final rounds of UK reality shows such as X Factor in the last 3 years (i.e. 2010 onwards).
They must not have featured in the BBC Sound of list previously (See an alphabetical list of previous nominees here)
"New" means new to the general public. They may have been around for a while if you believe they are ready to step up to the next level of quality & recognition.
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Ulrich Schnauss @ Webster Hall - November 7, 2008
The past few weeks have been amazing dance-wise. Perhaps it was only a matter of time before there was some type of lull. I wouldn't say last week was bad...just nothing like the few weeks before. I started last week off early Thursday night at Hiro for the Hours showcase which featured Fires of Rome and Cazals. I only caught the last few songs of Fires' of Rome set, but their playing was tight and sounded very true to their album which somehow combines elements of classic rock with hints of 60's/70's and a bit of dance. Going into the evening I was more familiar with Cazals and like their material better than Fires' of Rome, but overall wasn't that engaged by their performance, though their playing was good, and the live versions of their tracks "Somebody Somewhere", "Poor Innocent Boy", and "Both Sides" were excellent and really stood out. The rest of the tracks however, just seemed to breeze right by. In all fairness, Cazals' keyboardist was absent, which I imagine took a way some of the more electronic/dance elements of their sound. Overall it was a decent night, just a little less dancey than I would have liked.
more about last week, and lots of upcoming events, below...