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Yacht @ SXSW 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
Yacht

pop experimentalists YACHT (a.k.a. Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans) have just signed with DFA to release their new single, "Summer Song," available now digitally via itunes and on 12" vinyl. The single comes with two other sparkling fresh tracks: "I'm In Love With A Ripper (Party Mix)" and "It's Boring/You Can Live Anywhere You Want."

Keep a lookout for YACHT's forthcoming full-length, See Mystery Lights, out in 2009 on DFA

Yacht's lablemate Free Blood play a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn tonight (Aug 22, 2008). Pink Skull and Professor Murder are also on the bill. Check out Yacht's new video for "Summer Song" below...

Continue reading "Yacht signs to DFA (video), free Free Blood show tonight"

DOWNLOAD: Lykke Li - Little Bit (Loving Hand remix) (MP3)

Lykke Li

Lykke Li added a 2nd NYC show to her previously announced tour dates that already included the August NYC show at (le) poisson rouge. The new show is at Music Hall of Williamsburg, in October, and tickets are on sale.

Check out the new Loving Hand remix above. Loving Hand = DFA's Tim Goldsworthy. All Lykke Li tour dates below...

Continue reading "Lykke Li - Tim Goldsworthy remix, 2008 tour dates (MHOW)"

by Showtrotta

James Murphy and Pat Mahoney @ PS1 - July 26, 2008 (CRED)
James Murphy

The Crowd @ PS1 - July 26, 2008 (CRED)
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Thursday night, despite the various dance happenings I decided to take a break and stay in. Friday I took a break from dancing again and went to the excellent Ween show. The no-dancing streak couldn't last much longer though - Saturday I headed to PS1 for the DFA-laden edition of Warm Up. I arrived around 5 and witnessed a line stretched around at least 3 sides of PS1. Thankfully I was able to go on the much shorter line for LIC residents. Inside was less crowded than I expected - perhaps some of the line was due to an attempt at crowd control. Unfortunately it was only temporary and PS1 turned into a barely navigable, wall to wall crowd of people standing around, many waiting in one of the ridiculously long and seemingly merging beer lines.

After several minutes of scurrying through gaps opening in the crowd I finally made it to the dancefloor where there was an odd little mix of people not dancing at all, people just tapping their feet a little bit, and people absolutely losing their shit. I fell somewhere between the feet tappers and wanting to lose my shit but James and Pat's selections just weren't doing it for me. Probably the one and only highlight for me was when they dropped "Planet E" by KC Flightt which heavily samples "Once in a Lifetime" by the Talking Heads. Check out the video which features the soon to be touring David Byrne dancing through every now and then. Around 8 I left PS1 feeling very frustrated, but I am already starting to feel better because of the amazing events headed our way this week:

First off, hopefully things will be better tonight (Wednesday July 30, 2008) at Santos Happy House with different DFA'ers, Juan Maclean and Tim Sweeney (Beats in Space) choosing the tunes. Apparently it's going to be an actual battle with Tim and Juan switching off every hour, with one of them emerging as the winner....

Continue reading "Sebastien Tellier, DFA & the Wednesday night in Dance"

Sucky Losers

If there was any indication in James Murphy's posting that the first "Special Disco Version" party at Santos' Playhouse last night was going to be a private party, I wouldn't have posted it the way I did. According to one anonymous commenter,

this was clearly false advertising, since when does "5 dollar drinks and music" mean a few 500 pound bouncers and a coked up studio 54 wannabe with a 20 pg guest list on a wednesday night? i guess this just proves once again that we should all party in brooklyn
UPDATE: I should also mention that the night I went it wasn't like that. You were either on list or paid $5.00. It also wasn't packed at the time.

Santos playhouse

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:03 am Post subject: first special disco version party wednesday may 21

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at santo's playhouse on 100 lafayette. best soundsystem ever.

get drunk.
no guest dj's!
10 to 4 or more!

it's $5--don't whinge. the good folks at the venue have given us a great space, and we're just trying to get them back on their feet. pony up.

Add "Santo's playhouse" to the list of names 100 Lafayette has now (thx mister).

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James Murphy

James Murphy

James Murphy

Those three blue pictures (by Ryan Muir) are of James Murphy deejaying Webster Hall on Friday night (the same party MSTRKRFT & Grandmaster Flash played). Stay tuned for details of James Murphy's new DFA party coming to Santos' Party House.

A different DFA party happens on Tuesdays at 205. Tonight (May 20) @ 205 Tuesdays is... HORSE MEAT DISCO (The Eagle London), TYLER POPE (!!! / LCD Soundsystem), JUSTIN MILLER (DFA) & JACQUES RENAULT. To quote David Bruno, "horsemeat disco guys are in Hercules and Love Affair's band" (who isn't?).

Hercules & Love Affair played Studio B Saturday night. And if you were wondering what "Blind" sounded like without Antony....

Continue reading "James Murphy, Horse Meat Disco, Hercules & Love Affair"

photos by Ryan Muir

Kim (and Nomi)
Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Their record company describes them as "a pan-sexual mix for our troubled times". That is one way of saying that Hercules and Love Affair are the kind of band in which guest vocalist Antony Hegarty - the Mercury prize-winning torch singer and radical gay performance artist, with a strong interest in gender reassignment - is the Charlie Watts figure: integral, but a bit stolid and suburban by contrast with his flamboyant bandmates. These include transsexual vocalist Nomi; dancer Shayne, a gay B-boy and mainstay of New York's voguing scene; and Kim Ann Foxman, a Hawaiian lesbian jewellery designer famed for running a notorious club (club?) called Mad Clams, where one could apparently "get away with anything - smoking, sex, drugs, peeing in the corner, dancing naked".... [Guardian]
Nomi (she wore 2 outfits)
Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & Love Affair played their first official show at Studio B in Brooklyn on Saturday night (May 17, 2008). As advertised, Antony (who sings some songs on the album) was NOT there, but Nomi (who is awesome and will be touring Europe with them) was there to sing with Kim. More about the show later. More pictures and tour dates below....

Continue reading "Hercules & Love Affair @ Studio B, NYC (pics) & Tour Dates"

Pat Mahoney and James Murphy
PAt Mahoney and James Murphy

James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem/DFA Records) posted the following message on the DFA board (thx all)...

ok, pat and i are starting a new party here in nyc. it's a dfa party, sure, somewhere between my old apt party (which was very fun) and the dfa parties at studio b. it's called special disco version and it'll have it's homebase at a new club my friend has in manhattan called 100 lafayette at, well, you guessed it, 100 lafayette street. we're also taking the show on the road.
the new spot isn't open yet, but there are some gigs a-coming up.

and here they are:
may 13th we're on beats in space
may 15th pat's in dublin (details to follow)
may 16th pat's at fabric in london
may 16th i'm at webster hall in nyc
may 30th pat's in austria at the urban artforms festival
may 31st pat's in belgrade
june 10th we're playing together at MOMA
june 13th & 14th there'll be some form of specialdiscoversion party in vancouver and toronto

so there.

Hercules & Love Affair (also part of the DFA family) play Studio B this week.

Reggie Watts @ Pianos (more by Ryan Muir)
Reggie Watts

What does tonight's Zombieville show at Soutpaw (May 9) have in common with the Saturday night show at the Lucky Cat?...

Continue reading "Zombieville Friday (tonight), Tippy Toes play again Saturday"

DOWNLOAD: the Bloody Beetroots - NLLR mix (zSHARE MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Felix Cartal - NLLR mix (zSHARE MP3)

Kavinsky (CRED)
Kavinsky

As I mentioned last week, after a string of disappointing deejay sets I've been reluctant to allow myself to get too excited even when acts I've previously been amazed by come to town. I did a pretty good job of staying calm leading up to Kavinsky's set at Studio B on Saturday. Firstly, I have to give props to Jen Lasher for spinning a set that was much more interesting than many more well-known DJ sets I've seen recently. She covered quite a lot of ground in terms of dance music, and she wasn't afraid to drop a few oddballs and pop songs in there either. She took a relatively tame and sparse midnight Studio B crowd and whipped them into a dancing frenzy by the time Kavinsky took the decks at 2.

When that finally happened I found myself desperately hoping his set would be good and thankfully it was! He started off well, playing Mr. Oizo's remix of "Merrymaking at My Place" by Calvin Harris (who makes his way back to NYC this Monday), and D.I.M.'s remix of "My People" by The Presets a few songs in. He also played some electro that was less recent, but worked well despite this because of his timing, choices, and good mixing. About a half an hour or so in, something shifted, and Kavinsky's set went from good, to one of the most fun sets I've ever gotten down to. It was the perfect mix of classic dance tracks, brand new electro (he played the two new SebastiAn tracks which are perfect for the floor and a loud system), old electro, and random-ness (Phil Collins - Sussudio?!). He kept "the B"'s floor the most packed I've seen it in a while until a little after 4. It was easily one of the best sets I've witnessed this year. You can read my more detailed review here and stream a playlist I made of close to 20 of the tracks Kavinsky dropped at the B that night.

This weekend is another one full of dance. Get ready to start making decisions. Here is what is happening on Thursday (April 24, 2008) alone!.....

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (last week & tonight)"

Tippy Toes

TIPPY TOES
featuring: REGGIE WATTS

Saturday April 12, 2008 @ THE LUCKY CAT (grand st. in williamsburg)

DJs
KIM ANN FOXMAN (Hercules and Love Affair, DFA Records)
JESSE MANN (No Selector)

TIPPY TOES is:
* Morgan Wiley on Keys (Hercules and Love Affair, Automato, LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records)
* Andrew Raposo on Bass (Hercules and Love Affair, Automato, LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records)
* Guy Licata on Drums (Hercules and Love Affair, Santogold, Bill Laswell)
* Abe Seiferth on Guitar (Phonograph, Elliptical Ferns, Akoya)
* Reggie Watts on Vocals (Maktub, Soulive)

Be our friend on myspace and check out the music.
myspace.com/tippytoesknows

This is the first of a once a month residency at the Lucky Cat. "Second Saturdays"

$3 cover (so you have no excuse)

Goldfrapp

February 12th marks the release of Goldfrapp’s latest single "A&E", out on Mute. Listen to the track on their myspace, and check out the fresh Gui Boratto remix of the song right here...

We've loved Gui Boratto ever since we heard his sun-rising single "Beautiful Life", and he's turned the new Goldfrapp single into a seven minute dub, dance track with Alison’s vocals layered on top of it beautifully. There's a Hercules and Love Affair remix of the song too. You should be able to find it if you look around. "Seventh Tree" - Goldfrapp's fourth full-length album from which the single is taken, is out on Mute February 26th.

Hercules and Love Affair
Hercules and Love Affair

Speaking of Hercules and Love Affair, the amazing club mix of their single ‘Blind’ featuring Antony has been going non-stop on our headphones. This is just a slow burner that you want to drop continuously through the night. As David Bruno also pointed out, you can listen to the song at DFA's MySpace. Then click here for another Hercules And Love Affair track - this one a free MP3 (although DFA will make you fill out some info to get it).

Get some Daptone remixes, and a track by The Teenagers. Then keep reading for some upcoming FOTP events below....

Continue reading "remixed, by FOTP (Vol 2.3), Goldfrapp / Gui Boratto / Hercules and Love Affair"

Metro Area @ Studio B, Brooklyn, NYC - Jan 4, 2008 (Justin Charles)
Metro AreaMetro Area

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.

DFAI 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".

AntonyLess 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:

Continue reading "David Bruno's Dance Update (01/23/08)"

The Rapture DJing @ Music Hall, Brooklyn, NY - Dec 13, 2007 (CRED)
The Rapture DJs

It's been a hell of a week for dancing...This week started off with a crushing Justice set and will end with a sweaty DFA disco affair at Studio B. More below...

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ David Bruno (12/14/07)"

James MurphyTickets for the NYC Hot Chip show are on sale. You need the password. The show is at Highline Ballroom where Daniel Johnston is also playing, and where a member of The Clash played just last night. It is unclear which, if any, members of LCD Soundsystem will also be playing with Hot Chip, but it is clear that at least two of them (James Murphy & Pat Mahoney) will be DJing with Juan Maclean, Tim & Tim & Shit Robot at the DFA Holiday Extravaganza @ Studio B on December 14th.

DOWNLOAD: David Bruno - No Way, No Way (Oct 2007 Mix) (MP3) (info)
DOWNLOAD: Laurent Garnier - Man With The Red Face (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Laurent Garnier - Live @ The End, London - 24.03.2007 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Laurent Garnier - live at fuse brussels 20-05-2006 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tim & Tim - DFA/Ghostly Halloween Party Mix (MP3) (info)
DOWNLOAD: DFA Justin Miller & Jacques Renault live @ 205, 10/16/2007 (MP3) (info)
DOWNLOAD: Tim Sweeney's Winter 2007 DFA mix (MP3) (info)
DOWNLOAD: Juan Maclean's Winter 2007 DFA mix (MP3) (info)
DOWNLOAD: The Captain, Drop the Lime, Star Eyes Live @ mr. BLACK (M4a) (info)

Laurent GarnierLaurent Garnier, head of the wonderful F Communications record label, producer of seminal 90s classic "Crispy Bacon" and the anthem "The Man With The Red Face", former resident DJ at the Hacienda, and BEST DJ in the world plays Cielo in NYC on Saturday night (Nov 10, 2007). This will be his first visit to the US in over 5 years.

Laurent's production work ranges from deep house to techno and now electronic jazz, but his DJ sets defy categorization. Jumping from classic dance and disco tracks to current unreleased (sometimes HARD) techno and back, Laurent injects so much soul and emotion into his sets that at times its hard to beleive that you are listening to electronic music. With his diverse DJ and production background, Laurent is a DJ that has the ability to make his audiences believe in the power and collectivity of electronic music. Tickets for Saturday still available here.

Laurent Garnier US Tour 2007
November 9 Chicago / Spy Bar
November 10 New York / Cielo
November 15 Atlanta / Wet Bar
November 16 Miami / Shine
November 17 L.A / Avalon
Damian LazarusSame night (Saturday) over in Brooklyn, Made Event (the production team that brings Armin Van Buuren, Eric Prydz, and Oakenfold to town) holds their debut event at Studio B. Co-presented by Studio B regulars the Cut boys with opening sets by the Trouble & Bass crew, the night features Get Physical's M.A.N.D.Y (co-owners with Booka Shade) and London's Crosstown Rebels head honcho Damian Lazarus. Expect some moody and melodic techno. View and vote for Cut's cool video on Current.com.

Speaking of firsts at Studio B... Our (Robot Blair + Me) People Don't Dance No More party makes its Studio B debut on Friday night. After the sudden closure of our home at 200 Orchard (sign the petition if you haven't already), the wonderful folks at Studio B stepped in to help us out. So this cold Friday night (Nov 9, 2007), for $0 come warm up with cheap drinks and dance to the disco of Acute Records boss Dan Selzer, Wurst Edits' Jacques Renault (and Paper Mag's Best DJ), Fun's Eamon Harkin, and me. Flyer and details here. Also, I have a new mix (I promise to get you them a bit more often) up for download here.

James Murphy DJing in Toronto- Nov 5, 2007 (CRED)
James Murphy

MUSIC & NEWS

-David

DOWNLOAD: Pylon - Cool (live @ Little Kings - Apr 4, 2007) (MP3) (via)

Pylon @ Earl Club, Atlanta, GA - Nov 1, 2007 (CRED)
Pylon

Oxford Collapse sent out this message about tonight's Brooklyn show...

Oxford CollapseSubject: we play with PYLON!

dudez,

normally we're not all like, "come to our show" but this one is different, tomorrow, Thursday, Nov - 8, we play with one of our all time favorite bands, Athens GA's own PYLON! We're psyched to be sharing the stage with these sweet southern folks! It should be an all around awesome night, Free Blood is playing and Hugo from Gang of 4 is going to play records!

DO NOT MISS!

THURSDAY, NOV. 8TH
WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC HALL (????? - VOMIT) (OLD NORTH SIX)

PYLON
OXFORD COLLAPSE
FREE BLOOD
DJS ANDREW BUTLER AND HUGO BURNHAM
9PM, $12/$14 DAY OF SHOW

PS. dont forget your snapcase tixxxxxx!

Pylon played Mercury Lounge last night. Sound Bites was there,
...Pylon may not have made an album since 1990's Chain, but it was apparent they've still got the chops. Drummer Curtis Crowe and bassist Michael Lachowski, in particular, don't seem to have missed in beat -- nothing sluggish or sloppy about their playing. And Randall Bewley's wiry guitar lines still sound fresh. In fact, Pylon felt more of the moment than nine-tenths of the bands who have been aping post punk sounds since it came back in fashion five years ago.... [Sound Bites]
Pylon GyratePylon also played Atlanta on November 1st (the picture above), Brooklyn tonight (see above also), and have one more scheduled show at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on November 10th.
Before there was the "next Seattle" craze that led the music industry drooling in the direction of Chapel Hill, there was Athens, Ga. And before Athens' R.E.M. became a household acronym, there was R.E.M.'s favorite band, Pylon. [Independent Weekly]
Download Pylon's whole April 4th show @ Southern Shelter. Gyrate (the DFA reissue) ("on CD for the first time") is out now.

DOWNLOAD: Thunderheist - Jerk It (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Misfits- halloween (cousin cole vs flufftronix remix). (yousendit)

Thunderheist @ 205, NYC (BV & DB's Dance) - Oct 20, 2007
Thunderheist @ 205

Thunderheist @ 205

Thunderheist @ 205

Dress up and get down tonight (Oct 31, 2007) at Flavorpill's annual Anniversary/Halloween party. Not only is it the scariest of parties, the line-up is stacked tonight with Peanut Butter Wolf, Swayzak, Japanther, and Thunderheist - maybe you caught their crazy set at our CMJ party at 205 (pics above). Swayzak have been doing live electronic (and minimal) since before laptops (and minimal) exisited. The Flavorpill party is in a secret location (and benefitting charity: water) so make sure you've texted the secret number and bring a little extra cash for charity: water. (RSVP - code= helix)

Ghostly International and DFA are teaming up tonight for a spooky bash at Studio B in Brooklyn (tickets here). It's the last stop for Matthew Dear's Big Hands live show along with Invisible Conga People and DJ support from DFA's T and T (Tims Goldsworthy and Sweeney), The Juan Macelan, Morgan Geist, and Ghostly's Derek Plaslaiko and Jeffrey Sfire. No word on whether Sfire's Ghostly's spooky tee shirts are condsidered a costume.

Where to dance like the zombies you are with the rest of the living dead...

Continue reading "Halloween, Thunderheist, DFA, Dance w/ David Bruno"

Pylon

Tickets are on sale for a November 7th Pylon show at Mercury Lounge in NYC. More details below....

Continue reading "PYLON - DFA reissues & some shows (like at Merc)"

DOWNLOAD: Midnight Juggernauts - Into the Galaxy (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Midnight Juggernauts - Shadows (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Midnight Juggernauts - Shadows (Ajax remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Midnight Juggernauts - Devil Within (Presets Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Yo Majesty - Club Action (Hatchmatik Midnight J. Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Kim - Wet n Wild (Midnight Juggernauts remix) (MP3)

Midnight JuggernautsYou know I love Australian dance music (Cut Copy, Presets, Riot in Belgium, Van She, Bang Gang Deejays...anything MODULAR!), but when Australia meets France magic happens...

Perfect example: This summer the Parisian nutters of Institubes released Melbourne dance band Midnight Juggernauts' Road to Recovery EP. The duo showcase their full melodic electro-disco sound on the tracks Road to Recovery and Tombstone. Pick up a copy at Turntable Lab.

The band also has a full length out (only in Australia at the moment) called Dystopia, and I'm sure they'll be selling copies of it on their North American tour opening for JUSTICE (dates at the end of this post). The album is full of the typical big, bouncy Midnight Juggernauts dance sound. However, Dystopia also has spacey, poppy tracks that really give the band a more complex dimension. They recently stole a drummer from the Valentinos to fill out their crazy live show, and will be destroying coast to coast come October. Get on the Juggertron. (Watch the video for "Shadows")

Underworld @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC - Sept 14, 2007
Underworld @ Summerstage

I totally messed up and missed my interview with Karl Hyde of Underworld last week. I'm more upset than you are. I did make it to their Central Park Summerstage show though. While distinctly less visual than the other times I've seen Underworld (and less loud: damn Upper East Side noise laws), it still brings me joy to go nuts to the classics. I hope to see the boys back here: in a darker, louder setting. From this Boston Hearald interview, it sounds like that might not happen soon. Musicsnobbery has some great photos from Central Park. Oblivion with Bells will keep me company until then...

NEWS

MUSICThe Week(end) in Dance NYC.....

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ David Bruno (09/21/07)"

DOWNLOAD: Shocking Pink - I want You Back (MP3)

Shocking PinkNick Harte used to be the drummer in the Brunettes. Now the New Zealander's side-project Shocking Pinks is not a side project, and now he's signed by DFA...

On September 25, the label(s) will release the self-titled Shocking Pinks, a compilation of remastered tunes from Shocking Pinks' two 2005 albums for NZ label Flying Nun, both of which were follow-ups to SP's debut, Dance the Dance Electric.

Thus, the purpose of Shocking Pinks is to reintroduce Harte's solo wanderings to the world, a project he and DFA/Astralwerks will continue with forthcoming remixes by artists like Deerhunter, the Glimmers, Arkitype, and Eluvium.

The MP3 above is sort of like a short little ode to Jesus & Mary Chain, but the tracks streaming on his MySpace are much more varied. Shocking Pinks will play his first-ever (and very last-minute) NYC show TONIGHT (Aug 15, 2007) @ 200 Orchard. His set time is 10pm.

DOWNLOAD: Pharrell (Fluokids) live set (MP3) (via)

Pharrell (Fluokids), Das Glow, & Guillame (Fluokids) @ La Scala Paris
Fluokids

FIXED TONIGHT WITH BOOKA SHADE

The Fixed Fellas have given us 2 pairs of tix to offer up to you lucky kids to see Berlin's least minimal minimal-tranceologists live tonight at Studio B. Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Booka) with your best description of Booka Shade's music by 5 pm for a chance to win. Include your full name for list, and we'll email back two winners.

My People Don't Dance No More party at the Vault at Element tomorrow night is now FREE if you rock the cycling theme: a helmet, a little cycling hat, a jersey...spandex on a case by case basis. Prince Language will be our special guest DJ and will be rocking the disco bike party theme.

Check the Early Week in Dance for a full rundown of the weekend in NYC, or if you're going to a festival in the US this weekend, be sure and represent - check out some of the amazing dance bands.

death drom abroadMUSIC

NEWS-David

David Bruno was on vacation. Sorry 'bout that....

DFA does PS1 in NYC, June 30, 2007 (CRED & MORE)
DFA @ PS1

Sorry for the delay kids, let the dancing continue - Big, big dance parties coming through NYC in July and this weekend is no exception.

Simian Mobile DiscoYou already know this Saturday is the *live* NYC debut of Simian Mobile Disco at Fixed at Studio B. I still can't get enough of SMD's "I Believe."

ChromeoFriday night is chockfull of parties worth your time, my People Don't Dance No More party has DFA's Justin Miller, Jacques Renault & Justine D do the Guggenheim early, and Jacques & Marcos Cabral do their Runaway partyat Lit later. You can also catch Chromeo and Flosstradamus hip it out at Fun at Studio B.

Boat partySpeaking of my party, we are super excited to be launching the first in a series of summertime BOAT PARTIES on Friday July 13th: THE WURST BOAT PARTY featuring My Cousin Roy & Jacques Renault of the Wurst Edits label. The party is hosted in conjunction with the Rocks Off Crew and sails at midnight on Friday the 13th. Spooky! The first 50 tickets get a free WURST EDITS mix CD full of exclusive disco goodness from the boys. Tickets are $15 and are extremely limited, so get at it. This is also the first of our '18 & over' parties, so if you haven't experienced a People Don't Dance No More throw down, get on the boat!

Water Taxi BeachSaturday 7.7.07 is a good day to get freaky all day and all night. The PS1 Warm Up parties are fully underway. The boys of DFA Records kicked it off last weekend and this week pass the torch to the A Touch of Class. Your $10 gets live sets from Services & Kudu, among others...and DJ sets from ATOC and the amazing Lee Douglas (who is putting a record out on WURST EDITS called "Breakwind"). I can't not recommend going to see the Boredoms (I'm going too), but hussle over to Queens afterwards to catch In Flagranti rock the Water Taxi Beach Party (the summer's full Saturday line up is here). Grab a few Sparks and head to Greenpoint for SMD or cruise further south to Trouble & Bass' new home at Rock Star Bar.

Dance news, downloads & more listings, below...

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ David Bruno (07/06/07)"