Entries tagged with: Cut Copy
DOWNLOAD: Cut Copy - Far Away (ddpesh remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sebastien Tellier - Sexual Sportswear (Donovan remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sebastien Tellier - Divine (Danger Remix) (MP3)
Last week I had a great time dancing. I started things off Wednesday night seeing ddpesh (download his remix of Cut Copy's "Far Away" at the top of this post) deejay at Arlo & Esme (which I unfortunately didn't find out about until days after last week in dance went online). He played a great mix of recent stuff including two of my favorite, underplayed jams - The Whitest Boy Alive's "Golden Cage" (Fred Falke remix) and Ghostface Killah's "Charlie Brown" (DJ Mehdi remix), and more Biggie than I've heard played out in a long time, and he somehow brought it all back around to electronic once again before I headed out.
Speaking of Mehdi, what do you think of his latest track, Pocket Piano? It was just released on digital & vinyl on Ed Banger Wednesdat (12/10). Pelski did an interesting preview of some of the remixes (which you can download there) last week, juxtaposing Mehdi's work with the rest of the Ed Bangers, and discussing the inevitable backlash headed toward the French label.
There's more on its way in terms of reviews from last week, but dance-wise this week is one of the busiest in a while. Check out what's going on Thursday night (12/11) - a very packed rest of the Week In Dance will be on its way soon:
M83 @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Bao Nguyen)
Anthony Gonzalez of M83's Top 10 of 2008:
1. Chairlift, Does You Inspire You (Kanine Records)That list is via Filter. Can he be serious about James Blunt? He is going on tour with Kings of Leon and the Killers, so who knows...
2. MGMT, Oracular Spectacular (Columbia)
3. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop)
4. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend (XL Records)
5. Hercules and Love Affair, self-titled (DFA Records)
6. Cut Copy, In Ghost Colors (Modular/Interscope)
7. No Age, Nouns (Sub Pop)
8. Free Kitten, Inherit (Ecstatic Peace)
9. James Blunt, All the Lost Souls (Atlantic)
10. Sun Kil Moon, April (Caldo Verde)
Speaking of which, no need to go to MSG to see M83 because they've added a smaller show at Irving Plaza, on the day they have off one day earlier. Tickets for the January 24th show are on sale. All dates below...
Health @ Knitting Factory (more by Ryan Muir)
Cut Copy @ Webster Hall (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Cut Copy are pleased to announce their final run through North America in support or In Ghost Colours. This 18 date trek in March 2009 will be the last shows they do before they retire to the studio to complete the ideas swimming in their heads and on their laptops for the next record. They are pleased to be playing a number of cities for the first time, as well as visiting some of old favorites they had previously played with Black Kids and The Presets. Joining them on this trip will be Brooklyn's own Matt and Kim, along with an awesome light show and a special surprise DJ.Matt & Kim are also on tour right now. All CC dates below...
Cut Copy @ Webster Hall - September 21, 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Thursday I hit Santos for one of the Ete d'Amour parties I'd been looking forward to since the initial schedule was announced - Busy P & DJ Mehdi. Having seen Busy P and DJ Mehdi spin on multiple occasions, plus months of anticipation, still did not prepare me for Thursday night. Their sets crushed my expectations, going far beyond what I imagined. From the super fresh, to 'oldies but goodies', their individual sets had it all, but the real magic happened when the pair shared deejay duties - trading off every other track for one of the most unique, highly danceable, fun sets I've experienced this year. You can read more about the night here.
I really didn't want to do it (especially with Sinden deejaying at Love on Saturday - anyone go? how was it?), but I took the next two nights off from dancing. Then Sunday night I ventured out earlier than I've gotten used to, to see the Presets and Cut Copy at Webster Hall. The Presets took the stage around 9, beginning their set with "Talk Like That" with Kim's thunderous drumming reminding me of Soulwax's show at Irving Plaza last month for just a fleeting second. Much to the crowd's delight, he and Julian delivered about an hour of pounding (in a good way) dance music, most of which even I (not the biggest Presets fan) was able to enjoy.
Around 10:30 Cut Copy began what was to be an hour long, electrifying set with "Visions" followed by "Nobody Lost, Nobody Found" - the two songs that begin their most recent album In Ghost Colours. From there they played plenty of material from both that album as well as Bright Like Neon Love, whipping the crowd into a frenzy that resulted in happy faces and a bouncy Webster Hall floor as everyone jumped with glee to the Australian trio's upbeat tracks. You can check out the rest of what they played as well as some more great photos here.
As great as I always feel after dancing around at a Cut Copy show, there is something really beautiful and poignant about some of their lyrics that always seem to make the experience more emotionally involving than a straight-up, banging deejay set. One very poignant moment during the show, probably lost to those unaware of her passing, was the band's dedication of their last song, "Hearts on Fire" to Nagi (Noda), the young Japanese director responsible for the music video (the last she worked on) for that song. While I only recently became familiar with her work, it's always sad to see someone so young and creative leave our world so quickly...
As is basically the norm at this point, we're in for another very eventful weekend dance-wise in New York. Things get started tonight (Thursday, Sept 25th), with quite a bit going on from which to choose:
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Cut Copy & the Presets played their first of two shows at Webster Hall in NYC Sunday night (Sept 21). The second show is Monday (tonight) and the afterparty is at Santos Party House. This afternoon they'll be deejaying the Apple Store. More pictures from last night below....
Cut Copy in Mexico
If you're still standing after the past few crazy days & nights of dancing there is still plenty happening Sunday and heading into the beginning of next week.
photos by Bao Nguyen
DOWNLOAD: CSS - Move (Cut Copy remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: CSS - Left Behind (Midnight Juggernauts remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sunny Day Sets Fire - Wilderness (CSS Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: CSS - Donkey minimix (MP3)
The 'Donkey' minimix MP3 (releaesd by CSS to promote the new album) is kind of lame because instead of actually mixing together every song on their new album 'Donkey', it just kind of plays clips of each song one after another. The other two CSS tracks are remixes by cool dudes from Australia, and the last one is a remix CSS did for a band called Sunny Day Set Fire (for an EP that also features remixes by The Cool Kids and "Mad Decent") which is kind of confusing because there's already a four word band name that starts with Sunny Day. CSS recently played the All Points West Festival and the rest of those pics (and tour dates) are below...
The Juan Maclean are playing Bowery Ballroom on October 4th. Tickets are on sale.
Trey Anastasio is playing Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets will sell out immediately on Saturday.
Mr. Brownstone are playing Irving Plaza on November 28th. Tickets are on sale.
Sonic Youth @ McCarren Pool - on sale soon.
Check out the free show calendar for FREE SHOWS.
Cut Copy @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Bao Nguyen)
Those mysterious dates are now officially announced. All of them below...
Cut Copy @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Bao Nguyen)
The official release of the Cut Copy single 'Hearts on Fire', taken from their sophomore record, In Ghost Colours, is out this week in the USA. As for remixes, we [Modular] asked The Midnight Juggernauts, Knightlife, Calvin Harris, Holy Ghost! and former touring bassist, JP Shilo to rework the track, and they all came back with thumping throwdowns.Tickets go on sale Wednesday for two Cut Copy / Presets shows at Webster Hall in September. (update: not on sale yet. dates removed for now) The dates are part of a TBA tour that
The latest eye-widening and mind-altering single from The Presets, "This Boy's In Love" will be release digitally Stateside this Summer with remixes from the workshops of Jori Hulkkonen, Zombie Nation, Lifelike, Kevin Saunderson and a rerub by The Presets' K.I.M himself.
DOWNLOAD: LA Riots feat. Jadis - If I Could (MP3)
Cut Copy @ Bowery Ballroom - May 14, 2008 (more by Bao)
Cut Copy kicked this week in dance off to a great start. Their show at Bowery on Wednesday was a world better than the one at the Mercury Lounge in March. The sound was flawless and clear which really showcased what a fine-tuned electronic and pop band Cut Copy is. The band goes the extra step, adding in just the right amount of effects and background vocals to give their songs a very full, complete sound. They played a tremendously energetic set which was reciprocated by an equally enthusiastic crowd. Everyone was getting down in their given inches of personal space at the sold-out show. Cut Copy's set was just about an hour long and featured an excellent mix of songs from their new album In Ghost Colors, as well as some from Bright Like Neon Love. Their exact setlist was....
Out There On the IceTonight (May 16, 2008) and Saturday there is even more live dance music in town. Does It Offend You, Yeah? (who will also be here in a couple of months supporting Bloc Party) stop in at the Highline Ballroom as part of their North American tour. I'm very interested to see how/how well they are able to translate such electronic-sounding tracks with a live band.
Time Stands Still
That Was Just a Dream
Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
Lights & Music
Hearts On Fire
Advanced tickets available here, $12 at the door.
After the show at Highline, DIOYY will be deejaying at Webster Hall for the GBH 10 Year Anniversary which boasts a pretty big line-up (see flyer). While the venue choice has left many scratching their heads I'm just hoping such a big room will make for a cooler environment to catch LA Riots and MSTRKRFT whose recent show at Studio B was made considerably less enjoyable due to the stifling heat.
photos by Bao Nguyen
photos by Bao Nguyen
DOWNLOAD: Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire (Joakim Remix) (MP3)
Cut Copy = Good hair, good looks, good and subtle use of unlikely influences (Fleetwood Mac, ELO, etc.), good tunes = Great, great times. [For Your Pleasure]The new Cut Copy album Ghost Colours (which the Guardian says could be the album of the year) was produced by Tim Goldsworthy (one half of DFA Records). Tim G. and and Tim Sweeney are a DJ team collectively known as T&T, and they also opened for Cut Copy at the Bowery show. More pictures from that show (which Showtrotta is sure to talk more about later), below....
DOWNLOAD: Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire (Midnight Juggernauts remix) (MP3)
Midnight Juggernauts @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - May 9, 2008 (CRED)
Last week in dance was pretty amazing. Wednesday night at Studio B the Shoes stole the show with their early live set - an energetic mix of lyrics and good dance beats. SebastiAn's set that followed was a bit on the weird side - it started off poppy, but quickly moved to the more electro/dance oriented. He didn't play anything super new (except his track "Motor" which is great for the floor), had a few good build-ups, but the set as a whole never really came together. After he was finished, Yuksek and Brodinski seemed to have something good going, but half of the half-full Studio B crowd left right after SebastiAn. You can only dance to Bucketheadz's "the Bomb" in the middle of an empty floor for so long before it gets awkward, so regrettably I never got to see where their set went either.
Friday night I enjoyed hearing all of the Midnight Juggernauts electronic undertones at Bowery Ballroom (which were previously drowned out when I saw them at the Terminal 5 with Justice). Despite having a much better time at this show and being able to hear more of the electronic elements of their music, the Midnight Juggernauts live show comes across much more like a rock (dare I say metal) performance than you would expect from hearing their album.
Luckily we decided to head to Le Royale afterwards where we were just in time to catch an hour of great, solidly dance-able tunes from D.I.M. He played many of his own tracks (such as "Is You" and his remix of My People by the Presets), a lot of recent releases, and quite a few remixes and original tracks by Boys Noize. Even though I found so much Boys Noize love a bit odd, it really made me think highly of D.I.M.'s set. I love Boys Noize, but have over done it with his music at this point. I've seen him deejay 5 times over the past year, and have played out Oi Oi Oi. Despite that, something about D.I.M.'s delivery of the tracks was able to make me excited to hear them again. Additionally D.I.M. has a great energy and personality that shines through while he's deejaying. He shouts along, gestures, and really gets the crowd into into it. It was a really refreshing dance experience.
The Black Ghosts @ Glasslands, Brooklyn, NYC - May 10, 2008 (CRED)
Saturday night, while I wouldn't call the steamy Glasslands Gallery refreshing, the Black Ghosts set was another breath of fresh air for dance music. Touché's UK-styled beats coupled with Simon Lord's fervent vocals reminded me of when I first started going out to see deejays. Everything sounded fresh and I would come home drenched in sweat with my feet aching, looking forward to doing it all again. That night at Glasslands I could tell I wasn't the only one who felt that way. The Ghosts had the crowd losing it on the dancefloor as they blazed through an hour and a half of great beats laced with live performances of their songs including "I Want Nothing, Any Way You Choose to Give It", "Some Way Through This", and others.
While those are some tough acts to follow, there is some great talent coming through New York this week:
I've posted these dates in one form or another already, but just to be 100% clear:
May 13 - Black Kids, Cut Copy & Mobius Band @ Studio BNew Black Kids official video below....
May 14 - Cut Copy & Mobius Band @ Bowery Ballroom
May 18 - Black Kids @ Bowery Ballroom
DOWNLOAD: MixHell - The Kids Are Alright (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cut Copy - Lights & Music (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cut Copy - Lights & Music (Moulinex Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mathhead - Doom & Bass mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Serge Santiago - "Through the Ages" mix for Beats in Space (MP3) (info)
DOWNLOAD: Fat Phaze - It`s Magic (Lottie and Serge Santiagos version) (MP3)
Cut Copy @ Mercury Lounge, NYC - Mar 17, 2008 (Tixgirl)
This week in dance kicked off with a great show on Monday at the Mercury Lounge with the NYC-debut of Spain's el Guincho and a set by Australia's brilliant, live electro band Cut Copy.
The band has a refreshingly straightforward style about sharing their electro-rock tracks, offering little in the way of theatrics. But lead vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist Dan Whitford is willing to offer his appreciation to the crowd and acknowledge the impending electro climaxes, giving the audience the green light to go nuts-and it works. [TheMusic.FM]If you missed them, they're back in May, and this weekend looks equally promising with some big names passing through town.
In addition to the great Palms Out Sound showcase going on at Luna Lounge tonight (Thursday March 20), Musebox is holding their monthly at 205 featuring Pink Skull, James F!@$%^ Friedman and Johnny Cocco, and it's $5 at the door or free if you RSVP now at email@example.com. While Pink Skull is just deejaying, and not doing one of their energetic live performances, the band's diverse influences, numerous side projects, and recent remixes should provide the makings of a good set.
Just a few days after this show Brooklyn-based independent 12" and digital-only label the Savant Guard will make it's worldwide debut release with Pink Skull's single 'Drugs Will Keep Us Together' on March 24th. It will feature the original version of the track along with a remix that New York's own 33Hz did with Ming (from dj duo Ming+FS). Fidget house master Trevor Loveys also puts his own spin on the track. You can download the original version over at Missingtoof and stream the remixes here.
Tonight's flyer and more 'week in dance' below......
We are happy to be home from Texas. SXSW was fun, but we heard we missed a great Cut Copy show at Studio B on Saturday night. We won't make the same mistake this weekend. BV contributor David Bruno (Slap You In Public) and Robot Blair are bringing their People Don't Dance No More party back to Studio B, and they are always on point. Here is what they had to say:
Big news gang! This Saturday, the People Don't Dance No More party with Serge Santiago, Adam Kesher, and My Cousin Roy is now the official Digitalism afterparty. That means madness for sure....We have two pairs of tickets to give away to the first two people to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with 'People DO Dance' in the subject line. Get to it!
Advance Tickets $10 via Ticketweb // $15 at the door
Studio B // 10pm - 4am // 259 Banker St. (btw Calyer + Meserole)
Adam Kesher's album "Heading for the Hills, Feeling Warm Inside" is out April 14th. RCRDLBL is streaming some new tracks, so make sure to grab a listen. Saturday's flyer and tour dates below....
Duffy @ FADER Fort, SXSW 2008 (Lorne Thomson)
The Pogues @ Roseland, NYC - March 16, 2008 (Hardcore Shutterbug)
Cut Copy @ Iheartcomix party, SXSW 2008 (ardenstreet)
* Adele is @ Joe's Pub
* Ash is playing Music Hall
* The Wombats are at Annex
* Ed Harcourt is at Union Hall
* Duffy is playing Hiro Ballroom
* Duffy is number one in the UK
* Today is not really St Patricks Day
* The Pogues are playing Roseland
* Counting Crows are at Blender Theater
* The Vines are playing Bowery Ballroom
* Today is the Day & Mouth Of The Architect are playing Knitting Factory
* Cut Copy, Holy Ghost!, El Guincho AND The Fashion are playing Mercury Lounge
by Avi Roig
The Fashion (DK)
Rumor has it, this band was formed to make fun of the whole mainstreamo/mallcore thing, but much to their chagrin, then suddenly became immensely popular in that scene. After that, it wasn't long before the major labels came a-knockin' and then they're cashing in! Ca-ching! Seek out some of their old promo photos if you don't believe me - the matching white-belts and kerchiefs has got to be a joke, there's no other way. As for the music, they do a decent job with it, but I'd recommend you check out the drummer's "real" band Lack instead. Their new album "aturate every atom absolutely slays.
The Fashion - 2008 Tour Dates
Mar 14 - SXSW - Maggie Mae´s Rooftop Austin, Texas (US)
Mar 17 - Mercury Lounge (w/ Cut Copy) SOLD OUT!!! New York (US)
Mar 18 - Rehab/Club Midway (FREE SHOW!!!!) New York (US)
Cut Copy are playing Bowery Ballroom one day after they probably play Studio B w/ Black Kids in May. Tickets are on sale. Cut Copy are also playing Mercury Lounge & Studio B in March. Check out some videos below...
As you know, Cut Copy are playing SXSW, Coachella, Mercury Lounge and Studio B (on March 15th). And as you know, Black Kids are playing Coachella and Bonnaroo. What you might not know yet is that the most talked about band at CMJ this year are also returning to NYC in May to play Studio B (on May 13th), and that they're going on a tour with Cut Copy after Coachella (which includes a lot of dates, but none in NYC....or maybe they just can't announce it yet....).
I saw Black Kids twice during CMJ, and I'll admit that the first time (@ Annex) was a let down, but the band was nervous and there were technical difficulties. They were much better at R Bar, though that could come off as biased since it was my show (a little more on that here). Seriously though, I thought they were pretty good at that one, and I'm definitely curious to hear and see more next time. All dates below....
Cut Copy's Manhattan show sold right out. Brooklyn is still on sale. You'll find tickets for The Teenagers' Saturday night Brooklyn show at the same link, and you'll also find The Teenagers playing a free in-store upstairs at Cake Shop this Saturday (Feb 2) at 6pm (a 4th NYC show I forgot to mention before). More Cut Copy dates here.
No more "Week in Dance". Obviously, you've seen that it's not a weekly feature. "Dance Update" will be more frequent and less frequent at the same time. Longer and shorter. Keep an eye on my friends' Darrin and Greg Remixed posts for more regular updates on the MP3s that are flying about on the dance'o'net. I'll keep doing what I'm doing here.
I had the grand scheme to do successive posts on my best of for 2007, but that never materialized. I instead wrote an overview of my thoughts on the year in dance, and now I'll jump right into what I'm looking forward to for 2008.
I already told you about the Tim Goldsworthy(DFA)-produced Cut Copy album coming out on Modular. There's also some exciting new releases DFA is putting out themselves. (Sidebar: I know I got some heat for focusing too much on DFA last year, but this is a New York blog, and DFA keep putting out such damn good music: its really not my fault. But noted.). Full-lengths are soon forthcoming from Hot Chip, Hercules and Love Affair, and The Juan Maclean, but killer singles and remixes are coming even much sooner.
Hot Chip is up first with a Feb 5th release of Made in the Dark. They definitely maintain their "leftfield" designation with this album, but its quirkiness is exactly what makes it (and them) so endearing. Check out some fun behind the scenes footage at Hot Chip's shoot of "Ready for the Floor".
Less quirky, more proper early 90s house music: Hercules and Love Affair's album will probably be out in March and features more than a few guest appearances from Antony. Preview the amazing "Blind" featuring Antony on the HAFL Myspace, the 12" single will hopefully come with a remix from early 90s house legend Frankie Knuckles. Fact Magazine has a preview here.
You might have heard the unabashedly piano house track "Happy House" by The Juan Maclean making the rounds in the clubs. It's quite the jam (listen here) and features Nancy Whang on vocals and will be released in March. The album " " (yes, that's what it's called) will be out a bit later in the spring and TJM will kick off unrelentless touring throughout the rest of the year.
Don't sleep on these parties: