Entries tagged with: Booka Shade
most photos by Mallory Turner
This year's 20th anniversary of Nocturnal Wonderland went down pretty much without a hitch. With no reports of deaths coming our way, the festival seems mostly bereft of controversy and conflict.For those who had a ticket, Nocturnal Wonderland came to a close late Sunday night, after three straight nights of partying and hula hooping in San Bernardino. We sent photographers to check out the scene, capture the ravers in action, catch a few of the acts and peak inside the Toyota tent that we co-presented. Our photos from the three-day rave can be found HERE and HERE and BELOW...
One thing that stood out in the official reports, however, were the staggering number of arrests for the first two days of the event. Nearly 200 people were taken into custody, according to San Bernardino County sheriff's Capt. Stephen Dorsey. 76 people were arrested Friday and 123 were arrested Saturday, and the majority of those were for "people who are trying to sneak in. You're not welcome here unless you're paying, and those people who are sneaking in are not being searched." [youredm]
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Kiesza @ Governors Ball (more by Gretchen Robinette)
This Labor Day weekend, San Bernardino, CA will host the 20th annual Nocturnal Wonderland festival at the San Manuel Amphitheater & grounds. The mostly-EDM festival has some cool stuff like Duke Dumont, Flosstradamus, Tensnake, Kiesza, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Booka Shade, L-Vis 1990, Eats Everything and Paper Diamond, alongside bigger names like Armin Van Buuren, Bassnectar, Afrojack, David Guetta, Pretty Lights and more. Full lineup below. Tickets are still available.
Like at Outside Lands and Lollapalooza last month, BrooklynVegan will be repping inside the festival grounds, in the Toyota Tent. Stop by to check out intimate, bonus sets by artists playing the festival, including Tensnake (8pm Sunday) and L-Vis 1990 (7pm Sunday). Say hi to our host and house DJ Jamie Granato aka Rezound, design your own hula hoop, check out live art installations and more.
A few days after the festival, Kiesza will make her way to NYC where she'll play Best Buy Theater on September 8... with Nick Jonas. Maybe it seems weird to see a pop singer who's on the "indie" side play with a former boy-bander, but maybe Nick Jonas is heading in that direction too. He just hit the studio with Purity Ring's Corin Roddick. (And come on, you know you're a sucker for the Tinashe-featuring "Jealous" remix.) Will he be the next Timberlake? Or at least the next Miley? The NYC show also includes American Authors, Shawn Mendes and Timeflies.
Nocturnal Wonderland lineup below...
Gaslamp Killer at SS Coachella 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
The 2014 Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival recently announced its lineup and now the day-by-day, venue-by-venue schedule has been broken down. Shows happen on November 7 & 8 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Glasslands, Cameo, Verboten, Baby's All Right, Villain and there's a pre-fest show on November 6 at Kinfolk (90 Wythe Ave).
As mentioned, the lineup includes Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Machinedrum, Lee Bannon, Shift K3Y, Martyn, Chris Malinchak, Todd Edwards, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, Fort Romeau, Little Boots and more. Tickets for individual shows are on sale now, and you can still get two-day passes.
Full schedule below...
German electronic duo Digitalsm haven't had a new album since 2011's I Love You Dude, but returned this summer with new single "Wolves" which features Youngblood Hawke. You can watch the video for that, and stream remixes by Booka Shade (who's playing BEMF), Riton and RAC, below.
Digitalism will be heading to North America next month for a tour that hits NYC on October 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with opener Elliot Moss (who's also playing other shows including CMJ with Cold War Kids). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All tour dates are listed, along with "Wolves" and remixes streams, below...
As mentioned, Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returns to various Brooklyn venues from November 7-8, and since we last spoke the lineup was announced. This year's fest includes Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Machinedrum, Lee Bannon, Shift K3Y, Martyn, Chris Malinchak, Todd Edwards, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, Fort Romeau, Little Boots and plenty more. Check out the full lineup below. Two-day passes are on sale now. Individual day passes are coming soon, and the day-by-day schedule including which venues each artist is playing will be announced soon as well.
Full lineup, and a mix Machinedrum made for BEMF 2014, below...
Arctic Monkeys @ Firefly Fest 2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
The 2014 Voodoo Music Experience fest happens in New Orleans from October 31 - November 2 and the lineup includes Outkast, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Action Bronson, Slayer, DFA 1979, The Melvins, Gogol Bordello, Fishbone, Peelander Z and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full lineup is listed below....
by Andrew Sacher
There's never a lack of good electronic shows coming up in NYC. Here's a few highlights...
To start, here's some at new-ish Williamsburg dance club Verboten. Hip hop producer Nosaj Thing teams up with Dutch dubstepper Martyn, NY's multi-genre Sebastian Tamayo, and San Francisco house producer Matrixxman for a show at Verboten tonight (6/6). Tickets are available. Martyn is releasing a new album, The Air Between Words, on his new label home of Ninja Tune (he was previously on Brainfeeder) on June 16. The album features his Four Tet collaboration and a collab with former Hype Williams singer (Inga) Copeland, "Love of Pleasure," which you can stream below. That album was prefaced with the Forgiveness EP which came out this week, and Martyn also released a Live at BBC video this week which you can watch below. Martyn and Matrixxman join forces in NYC again this summer for Warm Up.
Pop-house revivalist Moon Boots returns to Verboten on June 12 with his French Express labelmate Perseus and Plastic Plates. He just dropped another typically great single, "Whatever You Need," which you can stream below. Tickets for the show are on sale.
UK house producer/remixer Maya Jane Coles, who recently remixed Booka Shade's "Love Drug" (ft. ex-Azari & III member Fritz Helder), plays with George Fitzgerald and Alex Arnout at Verboten on June 20 (tickets). George also plays the same Warm Up as Martyn and Matrixxman.
DFA's The Juan Maclean hits Verboten on June 26. No other acts billed at the moment, but tickets are on sale.
Moving on to another Williamsburg dance club, Output, where UK hip hop/house producer Star Slinger plays on June 19. You can grab tix.
FIXED also have a couple parties at Output coming up, including one Sunday (6/8) on the venue's roof with a DJ set from NYC duo Blondes (tickets), and another one with veteran DJ/M83 collaborator Ewan Pearson on June 12 (tickets).
London house producer Medlar, who broke through in 2011 with his "Terrell" single, makes his US debut at another FIXED party at Cameo on July 18. Tickets for that one are on sale. Watch the video for "Terrell" below.
In other news, the Night Slugs label celebrates its 6th birthday on June 27 at 88 Palace with many of the usual suspects, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, Girl Unit, Mike Dunn and RP Boo (who has an Adult Swim single coming soon). Tickets for that one are on sale now.
Another good show happens at that venue the next night (6/28) with Pearson Sound, Vissacoor, Teengirl Fantasy, Rrose, Sinjin Hawke and Aquarian (tickets).
Speaking of electronic label anniversaries, UNO throws their UNOversary this year on June 14 at Cameo, which doubles as a Northside showcase. CFCF, Aquarian, Gobby, Kuhrye-oo and Feral are all on the bill. Tickets are on sale and you can also try getting in with your Northside badge.
Veteran Philly DJ King Britt is releasing his first full length as his Fhloston Paradigm alias, The Phoenix, on June 9 via Hyperdub (stream some very promising clips). He'll be in NYC to celebrate that release on July 7 at Cielo where he'll play a special DJ set and a live sci-fi set. Free admission and complimentary vodka cocktails before 11 PM with eflyer, $12 with eflyer after 11 PM, and $20 without eflyer.
And don't forget tonight you can also catch James Blake DJing Output, which is sold out but a few tickets will be available at the door.
Of course those are just a few of the upcoming electronic shows in NYC. What did we miss? All mentioned streams and videos below...
German house vets Booka Shade will be in North America this spring for both weekends of teh Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March. In between the two weekends, the duo of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier will play an NYC show at Irving Plaza on March 19. Tickets to that show go on Live Nation and Music Geeks presale on Thursday (2/14) with the regular on-sale happening Friday (2/15) at 10 AM.
Booka Shade will also be in America for both weekends of Coachella. Their most recent release is the Haleshop EP which you can stream below and download via their website for the price of your email address.
Tour dates and EP stream are below...
UK bass duo Disclosure, last here in October, will be back in March -- not for SXSW but the 2013 Ultra Music Festival in Miami which takes place over two weekends (3/15 - 17 and 3/22 - 24). The festival also features appearances from Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Avicii, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, and more. Disclosure is only playing the first weekend. Full "Phase 1" line-up is below, with more to be announced later.
While in North America, the duo will also make time for two shows in NYC: March 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and March 21 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to both shows go on sale Friday (1/18) at noon.
Disclosure are currently experiencing success in their home country as single "Latch" is sitting in the UK Top 20. You can stream it below.
Massive Attack at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Trip hop pioneers Massive Attack have assembled a BBC 6 Mix, where they compiled music that influenced their 1991 debut album, Blue Lines, like Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Gang of Four, Isaac Hayes and more alongside some of their new favorite artists like Burial, Flying Lotus, The Bug vs The Rootsman, Kanye West & Booka Shade, and more (via Daily Swarm). You can download or stream the mix and check out the tracklist below.
Tickets to all dates of the the IDENTITY Fest tour, Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center included, have been reduced to $20 today. The sale started at 9am today and lasts for "20 hours only" (thanks Danielle). I don't know what the set times are, but that's a pretty good deal even if you just go for DJ Shadow and watch (dance to) one or two acts before him.
photos by Tim Griffin
DJ Shadow @ the Great Escape
Instrumental hip hop guru DJ Shadow is set to release his first LP in five years The Less You Know, The Better on September 5. He released the single "I Gotta Rokk" back in May. Check out the video for that track below.
DJ Shadow performed at Glastonbury this past weekend. According to @RadioRassilon, "DJ Shadow in the John peel tent at #Glastonbury - mind boggling. I'm boggled. Boggled flat." We don't have pictures from his set there but we did catch at the Great Escape, also in the UK, in May. As previously seen on the BV Facebook, pictures from that one are in this post.
Those fests were some of many performances Shadow has/had lined up this summer, which is largely being occupied by the touring electronic festival, IDentity Festival in August and early September. IDentity will be headlined by Kaskade, Steve Aoki (who was spotted at the Gay Pride Parade on Sunday), and Steve Lawler. It also includes live sets by Holy Ghost!, Hercules and Love Affair, and Modeselektor. It hits PNC Bank Arts Center in Jersey on 8/14 and Jones Beach in Long Island on 8/21. Tickets are on sale for both.
Video, tour dates, more live pics and the IDentity Fest lineup and flier below...
Booka Shade @ Lollapalooza 2008 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Booka Shade move around a lot, and in October they'll be returning to North America for some shows that include 10/26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale. All dates and their cool new video for "Teenage Spaceman" (created by a contest winner) below...
We'll get a more complete press release in the morning (and confirm what is listed below is 100% correct), but in the meantime below is a picture of the 2010 Sasquatch poster (that someone Tweeted) and the lineup as read by Bradford Cox at tonight's Atlas Sound show in Seattle (and being listed all over the Internet)....
DOWNLOAD: Tortured Soul - Did You Miss Me (MP3)
Cut Copy @ Terminal 5 - March 21, 2009 (ChrisGoldNY)
This weekend saw the first wave of post-SXSW, pre-WMC deejays and bands come through New York. There were a lot of events lined up that I had seen coming for weeks, but one that somehow got by me until just a few days before, was Disco 3000 with Trus'me and Volcov at APT. Without enough time to sway my more "electro"-minded friends to change their plans, I hit APT solo Friday night and left without an ounce of regret. Upon arriving around 12:30 or so, the basement space was packed with people dancing. While there were some weird and inexplicable ebbs & flows in terms of dancefloor traffic, the music was on point the entire night. Trus'me and Volcov traded off deck duty every hour or so, easily meeting the expectations garnered from the flyer:
Expect to hear all corners of the record shop from the past, present and of course the future. Disco, afro, house, boogie, hip hop, techno, jazz, psyche, reggae, soul, brazilian, dub.Overall it was a great night that had me out dancing until 4, never even toying with the idea of leaving earlier. It also reminded me just how much I love disco, house, etc. After inadvertently laying those genres by the wayside of more electro-oriented sounds for too long, I have not been able to get enough of them since Friday.
Saturday night I ventured out again, to Terminal 5 to see Cut Copy. I managed to catch a bit of Knightlife's opening dj set which was very well-mixed and balanced, including tracks that were on the more melodic, French house side of things with a tasteful amount of more gritty/synthy electro thrown in.
Matt & Kim @ Terminal 5 - March 21, 2009 (meisemily)
Following Knightlife, Matt & Kim went on. I had seen them open for Professor Murder at Bowery a few years ago and really didn't like them. This time around, despite still not really being into their music, I found their set to be much more entertaining in terms of something to watch. The pair really didn't let the crowd that was standing idly for the first couple of songs get to them. If anything it made Matt & Kim try even harder to get everyone excited. It inevitably worked after a few more songs and some witty banter. By the end, the crowd was very into it. People were jumping and dancing along to the upbeat synth & drum combos, which ended with the previously indifferent crowd, now embracing and ushering Matt to the safety of the stage after his attempt to literally walk on top of them failed.
The tension built as the crew readied the stage for Cut Copy's set...unfortunately, so did the crowd. Just minutes prior to the beginning of the show I realized the floor was so packed I could not lift my arms and it began to dawn on me how hellish the next hour or so might possibly be.
For the most part, it was. Dancing had gone from being the fun, point of the evening, to a battle for personal space. Cut Copy were in top form, as they have been every time I've seen them prior, but the crowd made it difficult to enjoy their set.
In terms of what they played, it was mainly favorites from their albums In Ghost Colours and Bright Like Neon Love, plus the addition of the track "Sands of Time" (recorded at the same time as In Ghost Colours, but never making it onto the album) which sounded amazing live. Thankfully there were just enough brief moments where I found myself with sufficient space to get down and enjoy the music, making me able to walk away from the show feeling good about it (despite the hellish crowd).
Hopefully the positivity will continue into this week. By the looks of what's headed our way, I'm optimistic:
photos by Zach Dilgard
"House beat underdogs Booka Shade made the overcrowded MGMT stage look like sheep as they strode through some of the most danceable hooks and beats blared." [Pensatos]Booka Shade did August 1st Irving Plaza (or Irwing Plaza as they had it listed in their tour dates), August 2nd Lollapalooza (the pictures in this post), and August 3rd Osheaga. More Lolla pics below....
Friday night (August 1st) one of the bigger dance events happening is Booka Shade at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza. Walter and Arno have been working on their own music together since the 90's as well as producing for a number of artists on Berlin-based, underground dance label (which they co-founded with M.A.N.D.Y. and DJ T), Get Physical. I have not seen them before, but have often heard their live performances compared to Soulwax's (who are here next Wednesday! Get tickets!) which I always consider to be a good thing. If it's an accurate comparison you should be in for a night of absolutely losing it on the dancefloor.
Sebastian @ Studio B, Brooklyn, NYC - May 7, 2008(ameliemelo148)
palm tree roof lounge at Studio B (sarahheiman)
DOWNLOAD: Booka Shade - In White Rooms (mexico Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: TTC - Travailler (orgasmic Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: In Flagranti - In The Silver White Box (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tim Sweeney & Bogman 7-24 mix (MP3) (info)
to make up for missing last week, here's an early 'week in dance' by David Bruno....
@ an Ed Banger Costume Party in Paris (CRED)
Bonjour party people. Sorry for yet another absence but I was spending some time in Paris. As a result, I've got loads of fantastic new music to turn you on to in the next few weeks, but first lets get caught up on upcoming events this week.....
Booka Shade returns on Thursday night (August 2) at Studio B in Brooklyn for the rare weekday Fixed party. As far as live electronic music goes, Booka Shade are one of the top bands out there. The boys at RVNG have posted up the Booka Shade Essential Mix for your review. (They've also just put out a killer tee shirt!)
DOWNLOAD: Dandi Wind - Balloon Factory (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Captain - Birthday Mix from The Birdhouse (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Walter Meego - Romantic (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Walter Meego - Wanna Be a Star (Walter Sees Stars mix) (MP3)
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, 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.
Institubes 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:
Less of a decision TONIGHT (Feb 22)....
Brooklyn 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.
- XLR8R Previews SXSW and the Presets
- Abbey at Punkphoto got some cool phootage of the Rapture party last week
- Stylus runs down techno videos on YouTube
- The Month in Grime/Dubstep at PFork (DMZ meets Dubwar at Tonic on Saturday)
- XLR8R's Podcast (This week features a mix by editor Vivian Host (Star Eyes))
- Boys Noize Mix Live in Chicago
- Booka Shade's Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1
- M.A.N.D.Y. on Galaxy FM UK