Entries tagged with: David Bruno
Drop the Lime & live band @ Summerstage - Aug 8, 2009 (more by Sara Skolnick)
Last week in dance was great, more specifically Saturday. Unfortunately I missed Canyons at Dark Disco in the Park, but arrived just in time for Drop the Lime's live set, which was amazing. As much as I first loved the heavy bass champion's sound when I first started seeing him deejay back in '07, lately his (and the other Trouble & Bass deejays') sets have been a little too bass-heavy for me (I think I'm getting old!). However, the live set on Saturday was the perfect balance of heavy bass, awesome live drums, and great vocals. There is something about adding live elements to dance music that just can't be touched, and Drop the Lime's live act is no exception.
Boys Noize @ Summerstage - Aug 8, 2009 (more by Sara Skolnick)
I was in an excellent mood after Drop the Lime's set and it only got better as Boys Noize took the stage. From the get-go it was clear that it was going to be a great set. It included loads of new tracks and any predictability I had witnessed in some of his prior sets was gone. Check out some video of Boys Noize dropping one of his & Erol Alkan's new tracks "Waves" below:
While there aren't any discos in the park this week, there is still plenty going on dance-wise, starting with Thursday (8/13):
DOWNLOAD: Jacques Renault - July "Summer In The City" DJ Mix (MP3)
Alex From Tokyo @ People Don't Dance No More - July 8, 2009 (David Bruno)
Hopefully you've had a good week in dance so far. Wednesday night I enjoyed some house & disco loveliness from Robot Blair, David Bruno, and Alex from Tokyo at People Don't Dance No More at the Annex. This weekend there's much more house, disco, and otherwise headed our way, starting with Saturday (7/11):
DOWNLOAD: Sharegroove - Douglass Loft Hot Pot mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: David Bruno - I Went To Miami And All I Got Was This Stupid Mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bag Raiders - Turbo Love (MP3)
Jokers of the Scene @ Plan B - April 14, 2009
Last Friday I was too tired to brave Webster Hall for Congorock even though I wanted to, and not being here Saturday or Sunday meant I didn't go out until Tuesday. That night I went to another one of the excellent parties Scion has been throwing monthly at Plan B. I didn't find out about it until the last minute - hopefully some of you saw the details I posted in the comments.
In any case...it wound up being a lot of fun. It wasn't as packed as quickly as usual, but by the time Jokers of the Scene started deejaying, Plan B had filled up nicely. Their set lived up to the two times I saw JoTS previously - great and full of new stuff, hardly any of which I knew, save for "One Day" by the Juan MacLean (who is playing a show at LPR tonight, but more on that and other upcoming events below...).
Toward the end of their set, just minutes after I had finished talking to a friend about Mr. Oizo, the next deejay coincidentally opened his set with "Flat Beat". The shock continued when the other half of the dj duo (who I later discovered were Super Viral Brothers) started to drop verses over the beats. He (Anthony Mills) continued to do so for the rest of the set which consisted of the following tracks (along with a few others) delivered by Olle Cornéer (who also happens to be half of Dada Life):
DOWNLOAD: EROL ALKAN PRESENTS DISCO 3000 (MEGAUPLOAD)
DOWNLOAD: JUSTIN MILLER + JACQUES RENAULT ANIMAL HOUSE (DFA MIX FOR FACT MAGAZINE) (MEDIAFIRE)
DOWNLOAD: NICKY SIANO ON BEATS IN SPACE JULY 1, 2008 *GREAT INTERVIEW* PART 1 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: KEVIN SAUNDERSON RESIDENT ADVISOR MIX (link)
DOWNLOAD: THEO PARRISH LIVE FROM SONAR ON RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY RADIO (link)
Continued from yesterday, here's where to dance in NYC tonight (July 11), Saturday, Sunday and Monday...
Showtrotta is on vacation. David Bruno makes a guest appearance...
Its summertime and the dancing is easy. Hope you guys are getting out and dancing. There's a good buzz in the city this summer with new clubs and new parties abuzz. That means there is no shortage of all night (and all day) dance parties for you to choose from. House, disco, techno, or weirdo beardo...its all on offer and I hope you've been getting your groove on. I know I have. Come say hi at one of the upcoming People Don't Dance No More events in NYC or when I'm in Paris.
Have you checked out Friendly Fires? They are coming to NYC soon. Their tour dates, and what is going on in NYC tonight (July 10, 2008), below...
Crookers at Webster Hall - June 21, 2008 (Phil Xander)
LA Riots at Hiro - June 19, 2008 (Nicky Digital)
With Crookers, Green Velvet, and many other deejays in town, I'm sure a lot of dancing went down in New York this past weekend. Regrettably I wasn't around for most of it, but managed to make it out to the Youpi party at Studio B Wednesday night. Unfortunately the party did not live up to its name. I arrived with some friends around 12 or so and Studio B was maybe one quarter full (which was probably in part due to the $18/$23 cover). I am un chien!! began just after we walked in. Their sound was more rock/guitar-based with some electronic beats in the background. Unfortunately the rock overtones were on the abrasive side and made the whole experience rather unpleasant - sort of an inferior version of the Rapture at times. The lead vocalist, David Fontao, put a lot of energy into his dance-move laden performance, but ultimately his frustration with the less than enthusiastic crowd became apparent. The highlight of the show was definitely the length - at just about 30 minutes I don't think I could've taken much more.
DOWNLOAD: David Bruno Live at People Don't Dance No More May (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: AC Slater guest mix on Kiss 100 - May 1st, 2008 (DivShare MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Roy Davis Jr live @ The Yard (May 25, 2008) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: King Britt live @ The Yard (June 01, 2008) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Trus'me live @ The Yard (June 08, 2008) (MP3)
The Yard on a Sunday (cred)
Despite getting a late start, I had one of the most unexpectedly awesome weekends last week. After a day of sweating it out at a bbq, and several fruitless attempts at a disco nap, I dragged myself to Studio B, arriving in the middle of Lifelike's set. After being badgered by certain individuals for months I still hadn't really checked out Lifelike. I was totally unprepared for his devastating mix of new, classic French house-influenced tracks, perfectly balanced with underplayed electro bangers (finally got to hear SMD's 'Hot Dog' on a big system). The floor was more packed than I've seen it there in a long time and everyone was absolutely losing it (and Alan Braxe hadn't even gone on yet!). Lifelike held it down until around 2:30 when Mr. Braxe went on. As much as it was great to hear French house classics from one of the people who pioneered the sound, and as crazily as I had been getting down, about an hour in things were starting to give way. Maybe it was the change in intensity from Lifelike's set to his, but somewhere around 3:30, after a numbingly long play of Daft Punk's "Rollin' & Scratchin' " I was ready to go.
Originally that was my only dance-related weekend plan, but when I was writing about Saturday & Sunday's events I really liked what I heard from Trusme. Thanks to the wonders of the G-train, what should've been a 30 minute ride to the Yard took 2 hours. I'm not even going to get into it, but if you're taking the G train, factor some time getting f-ed over by the MTA into your commute.
When I finally arrived, the Yard had a very friendly, backyard (one of the only things I desperately miss from suburbia) bbq vibe. Everyone was just hanging out, eating (Sweet Deliverance's food was amazing. I had the best veggie burger I have ever eaten.), and drinking. Nobody was really dancing yet (it was about 5:30 or 6). The later it got, the more people slowly trickled out onto the dancefloor, and by 8 when Trusme went on there was not an inch of floor to spare. Trusme's set was perfect for summer - a great blend of disco and soulful house - perfect hot weather listening. Everyone was having serious fun. I would endure my two hours of MTA-induced hell to do it all over again. That's how good it was.
Don't fret if you missed out, there are plenty more Sunday Bests on the way (plus they've been recording all the guest dj sets, including Trusme's - then them here), and it looks like Trusme and Giant Step have something in the works for July 30th at the Hudson Hotel.
That's a while away though...on to this week in dance:
Spin did a feature a month or two ago on the resurgence of disco. Andy from Beta Blog did a bunch of interviews with James Murphy, Morgan Geist, Mike Simonetti, Dj Harvey, Johnny Jewel (of Glass Candy), and Thomas of Rub 'n Tug for the piece. He's printed up the interviews in their entirety on his blog and Daughters of Invention has the links to all of them in one little piece. Take some time to read these: all very recommended.
The venerable London club The End is giving away music via a downloadable mix series called "Recommends." You have to register, but these cats know what they are doing. If you are in London, drop in on Durrr or any one of their fabulous rave ups.
Tickets are on sale for an August 6th Soulwax show at Irving Plaza.
Not sure where the idea that Matthew Dear is either "euro" or a "hipster" DJ is coming from, but it seems Hot Chip fans got a treat when his "Big Hands" outfit opened (and did a song with) Hot Chip on Tuesday.
Takka Takka drunk on Newcastle
David Bruno (who is also DJing Saturday night at Love) will start playing music in the main-stage room at Pianos at 7pm today (MARCH 31, 2008). Bottles of Newcastle will be given away from 7-8 from the new little bar they put inside that room. Comedy starts at 8. Then Bell. Then Takka Takka AND ANOTHER HOUR OF OPEN BAR from 10-11 (while Takka is playing - this will be an experiment)....same type of alcohol, same little bar that is in the show room. Drink as many as you can before John Vanderslice (and Annie Clark) takes the stage at 11 (then keep drinking if you want, but you have to pay for it). Oh yeah, $3.00 Svedka lemon drops all night. See you there.
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ Pianos
7-8: DJ David Bruno AND all the Newcastle you can drink for freeA second hour of Newcastle open bar will happen too (we're just not sure what time yet). $10 tickets are on sale.
9-12: 3 bands TBA any second (I know, we're slow)
DOWNLOAD: MixHell - The Kids Are Alright (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cut Copy - Lights & Music (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cut Copy - Lights & Music (Moulinex Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mathhead - Doom & Bass mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Serge Santiago - "Through the Ages" mix for Beats in Space (MP3) (info)
DOWNLOAD: Fat Phaze - It`s Magic (Lottie and Serge Santiagos version) (MP3)
Cut Copy @ Mercury Lounge, NYC - Mar 17, 2008 (Tixgirl)
This week in dance kicked off with a great show on Monday at the Mercury Lounge with the NYC-debut of Spain's el Guincho and a set by Australia's brilliant, live electro band Cut Copy.
The band has a refreshingly straightforward style about sharing their electro-rock tracks, offering little in the way of theatrics. But lead vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist Dan Whitford is willing to offer his appreciation to the crowd and acknowledge the impending electro climaxes, giving the audience the green light to go nuts-and it works. [TheMusic.FM]If you missed them, they're back in May, and this weekend looks equally promising with some big names passing through town.
In addition to the great Palms Out Sound showcase going on at Luna Lounge tonight (Thursday March 20), Musebox is holding their monthly at 205 featuring Pink Skull, James F!@$%^ 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......
You may have noticed a lot less of David Bruno around here. He's not totally gone. He's just really busy. Finger on the Pulse have definitely been filling in some of the electro blanks, but I still missed the "week in dance", so please help me in welcoming (his sorta-weekly-at-least replacement) Showtrotta.....
There is a massive amount of good dance acts passing through New York on their way to/from SXSW and Winter Music Conference this month. Justice is one of them. Having begun their trek across North America on Monday in Austin, glowing cross and Marshall stacks in tow, they're due to rock the Wamu Theater at MSG this coming Tuesday (the 11th). The massive MSG arena sited as the original venue, along with steep ticket prices, created a huge stir, followed by bittersweet "I told you so's!" once news broke that it was being switched to the smaller, but still seated and still pricey Wamu Theater.
All that aside...seeing shows from the pit of the Wamu Theater is a great experience. If you can convince yourself to spend the $73.10 (after all the fees) odds are you will have a great time. Tickets to the boxy Terminal 5 were $30.80 after fees and you got one opener (Midnight Juggernauts). There hasn't been nearly enough mention of the fact that Chromeo, Fancy, DJ Mehdi, and Busy P are all going to be at this show in addition to Justice.
Keep reading for more....
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:
Looking back at 2007, it most certainly can be said electronic music is alive and thriving in America and across the globe. The meteoric rise of rave rockers Justice and the electrifying resurgence of Daft Punk have undoubtedly spread a wide net introducing millions (most importantly young aspiring musicians) to the power of the beat and the excitement, democracy of participation, and borderless history of dance music and club culture.
No conversation about dance music in 2007 can ignore the speed at which both France's big electro sound and the German minimal techno scenes have spread across the dance floors of the world.
Ed Banger and its Parisian brother label Institubes led the way for DJs dropping full sets of distortion heavy, maximal electro to the beer soaked floors of tiny basement rock bars. On the other hand, a stripped down version of tech house has been providing the pulse for the non-stop minimal parties inspired by the 24 hour Berlin techno culture. The speed at which music and ideas flash and morph across the internet has led to a global spattering of genre creating releases and mimicking local dance scenes. Punked up or stripped down, whichever is your pleasure, its meant that this year dance music has reached many more ears (particularly in the States) than the last few.
DOWNLOAD: David Bruno - Winter in Sa Trincha Mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: David Bruno - No Way, No Way (Oct 2007 Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Metro Area - Orange Alert (DFA Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Metro Area - Atmosphrique [Aquafresh] (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Beats in Space, Dec. 25th (part 1 with Scotty Coats) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Beats in Space, Dec. 25th (part 2 with Tim Sweeney) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Beats in Space, Dec. 18th (part 1 with Gerd Janson) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Beats in Space, Dec. 18th (part 2 with Tim Sweeney) (MP3)
then, and now....
Though free, the Metromix holiday party at Music Hall of Williamsburg wasn't that packed. I'm guessing that had something to do with it falling on a day that was simutaneously the worst weather we've had this winter AND one of the busiest nights of the year (Dec 13, 2007) (and Pitchfork hasn't given Santogold 'best new music') (and White Williams was on the bill - his 500th show that week). Anyway, it didn't stop Santogold from putting on a fun show - what she called her first real/official show (in NYC, or anywhere - I can't remember). Last time I saw her it was at the FADER party which was probably a shorter set (but honestly not by much), and it was more industry (though this party was a newspaper party, so it wasn't really normal either).
Last time I saw her (Santi), she also wasn't accompanied by Diplo and Amanda Blank. This time she was. Bonus! I really liked her sidekick the first time though, but Amanda was good too, and she seemed to know all her parts really well, and they played a new song that was produced by Diplo. Actually, they played all the songs Santi had/knew (which wasn't very much, but long enough). More pics below....
DOWNLOAD: Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Santogold - you'll find a way (switch and sinden mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Santogold - Shuv it ft. Spank Rock (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Santogold - Shove It (KMFX rmx) (MP3)
Santogold (a nickname she got from a classmate back in the '80's for her sister-girl style) is a project that's all about Santi: new band, programmed beats, tons of reggae influences, an impressive list of producers and collaborators, all spiked with Whites's varying vocal styles. In her new song "LES Artistes" she addresses the way folks tend to front like they're something they're not. "I'm an old school artist," she says. "I don't care about looking the part all the time, and in the modern entertainer world it's all about looking the part. In fact, you don't even have to have anything beyond that. If you look the part then you are the part. I just can't be bothered half the time." [FADER]Why did it take me this long to post about one of my favorite shows of 2007 - the artist I left CMJ this year feeling most excited about? I don't know. RSVP to see Santogold, White Williams (what else is new), Rapture DJs, and DJ David Bruno - for free tonight (Dec 13) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. More photos of Santogold at the FADER party (Oct 20, 2007), below....
DOWNLOAD: Daft Punk - The Prime Time Of (MP3)
@ Studio B, Brooklyn, NY - Sat. Dec 8, 2007....
Its a busy week (month really) for dancing...
Ewan Pearson, a brilliant knob-man producer (The Rapture, Ladytron, Tracey Thorn, and Gwen Stefani), a prolific remixer (see his Piece Work 2 CD set out now on K7!), and a man of letters (a book and his Enthusiasm column) hits the decks for Robots at Cielo on Thursday night. I am partial to his Partial Arts work with Al Usher, but there is no doubting that the man can rock it in the big and small rooms. Check out his forthcoming CV:
2007 is shaping up nicely. A new album from M83 and single for Australian indie sensations Lost Valentinos are already in the bag. In July fabric released Ewan's contribution to their legendary mix CD series. This summer Ewan kicked off a new occasional label 'Misericord' with an EP from his Partial Arts partner Al Usher, later in the year Partial Arts will follow up their acclaimed 'Trauermusik' with a new single, 'Telescope', for Kompakt and on September 24th !K7 will be releasing 'Piece Work', a 2 CD retrospective of Ewan's finest remixes from the last 6 years. Crikey.More Ewan Pearson tour dates & NYC events, below....
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 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 2007Same 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.
November 9 Chicago / Spy Bar
November 10 New York / Cielo
November 15 Atlanta / Wet Bar
November 16 Miami / Shine
November 17 L.A / Avalon
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)
MUSIC & NEWS
- Burial's second album is out now and is bit more 2 step than his dubstep genre defining debut, the mystery man sat down with the Guardian
- Alexis from Hot Chip sits down and talks about the new record and a 2 step revival with FACT Magazine
- HOT: An extensive article on Sorceror and Hatchback and the San Francisco new disco scene in the Bay Guardian. I'm really into these guys and so is James Murphy. The two teamed up for the Windsurf remix of Us V Them on the most recent LCD single
- James Murphy dishes about DJing and his (and Pat Mahoney's) Fabric Live mix
- John Pugh talks about Free Blood and bottle service. Free Blood plays with Pylon tonight @ Music Hall of Williamsburg.
- Bowery Boys has a weekly feature on historic NYC nightlife locales, the most recent is on the Roxy
- Justice are playing in LA on New Years Eve. Daft Punk are touring Australia. And a whole bunch of Modular Records news.
- Prins Thomas does it spacey and discoy for the Resident Advisor Podcast
- Fabric London launches their own Podcast with Craig Richards...this podcast will focus on artists' inspirations. Awesome.
That seems like a pretty good deal to me, but not even necessary if you want to stop by the first installment of "Blogger's Delight" tonight (Mon Sept 10, 2007) - that's because it's free....
Blogger's Delight is a free party every Monday in the Tap Bar of the Knitting Factory. Each party, a new blog curates the night and invites bands and DJs they love to play. Get ready to get psyched!That's right - it's free. And who is curating the very first Blogger's Delight tonight? Well, it's none other than Slap You in Public's David Bruno (aka DJ David Bruno aka BrooklynVegan dance writer extrordonaire). The band he has playing are from France, and their name is Adam Kesher. Read an interview with them over at David's site (where you'll also find the flyer for this show).