Entries tagged with: Fixed
by Andrew Sacher
Floating Points (photo by Louise Haywood-Schiefer)
UK producer Floating Points releases his first full length, Elaenia, next week (11/6) via Luaka Bop, and he's now streaming it in full. It was recorded with a full band and it still has elements of dance music, but it's often more of a chilled-out jazz album than anything else. It's good stuff, and you can listen to the whole thing below (via NPR)
Floating Points is going on a tour as an 11-piece band, including a NYC show on 11/7 at MHOW which is part of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. BEMF just announced their second round of artists, including the Soulection Crew, Eats Everything, a Fool's Gold 8th Anniversary Party, Will Clarke & Soul to Seoul, Paul Raffaele, Nadus, DJ Afrika Bambataa, Spank, Fixed and Discwoman.
Stream the Floating Points album below...
photo: John Talabot in Chicago in 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
Barcelona's John Talabot never disappoints, and his new synth-heavy remix of buddy and Young Turks labelmate Jamie xx's future classic "Loud Places" is right at home in the producer's groovy electronic repertoire. Listen below.
Frequent Talabot collaborator and yet another Young Turks signee Pional has also been busy this year, with an upcoming tour hitting NYC for a FIXED party on The Roof of Output on August 29. He'll be joined by FIXED's own JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Speaking of Jamie xx, he has been touring this year in support of his debut In Colour. The tour lands in NYC soon for a sold-out show at Terminal 5 on August 8 (now including Mike Simonetti) and a big outdoor show at 50 Kent on August 23. Tickets for 50 Kent, also featuring Maya Jane Coles, Andhim, Matador, Nastia and Bedouin are still available.
See below for updated Jamie xx tour dates, Pional dates, and a stream of John Talabot's "Loud Places" remix...
As always, there's a ton of good electronic music to experience live in NYC, including two great shows tonight (2/26). We don't get a chance to post about all of it, so here's a roundup of some good upcoming shows that we haven't talked about yet.
One of tonight's shows is Output's weekly INPUT party, headlined in the man room by Detroit house vet MK. Joining him are Detroit techno originator Kevin Saunderson and Justin Miller. In the venue's Panther Room it's LA-via-DC duo Nadastrom (aka Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom), who just released their self-titled debut album on Friends of Friends. Listen to "House Shoes" (ft. Nina K) from that album below. Tickets are available.
Also tonight at Verboten it's a stacked lineup with Sweater Beats (who opened for Chance the Rapper in NYC two nights ago), Drake remixer Kastle, and the NYC debut of LA duo Vindata. Tickets are available.
Moving on from tonight, Paris/Berlin producer Rone returned earlier this month with the followup to 2012's Tohu Bohu. It's called Creatures and it's out now on InFiné. You an watch the animated video for its song "Sing Song" below.
Rone has dates coming up, including a US release party for the album on May 29 at Good Room in NYC with solid local support from FaltyDL. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates at his website.
Also at Good Room soon is a FIXED party on March 20 with Aeroplane and Fort Romeau. Tickets are on sale. Fort Romeau is releasing a new album called Insides on March 31 via Ghostly, and he just put out the video for one of its songs, "Not A Word," a collaboration with New Jackson. Watch below.
There's another FIXED party at Good Room on March 14 with Tensnake. Tickets are on sale.
Long-running LA producer Eskmo, who's previously released music on Ninja Tune, Warp and Planet Mu, returned this week with a new album called SOL on R&S imprint Apollo. He plays a release party for the album in NYC on April 11 at Baby's All Right (tickets). Stream the album below, via Dazed.
There's a good electronic show much sooner at Baby's on Friday (2/27) with Brooklyn producer Obey City. It's a release party for his just-released Merlot Sounds EP on LuckyMe, which you can watch a video from below. The party is free with RSVP, and Photay opens.
Back to Output: DFA duo Holy Ghost! DJ the venue on March 5 with A/JUS/TED, and Le Youth in the Panther Room (tickets).
Future Brown (aka Fatima Al Qadiri, Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu and Lit City Trax's J-Cush) released their self-titled debut album on Warp this week, and hit Output on May 27 (tickets).
Back to Verboten: On March 7 they've got George Fitzgerald and Leon Vynehall (who played NYC together over the summer), along with Kenny Larkin, Lee Jones and SIK NYC (tickets). George FitzGerald is also releasing a new album, Fading Love, on April 28 via Double Six/Domino. Stream the new single "Full Circle" (ft. Boxed In) below.
Detroit techno/house vet Carl Craig plays Verboten on March 13 with Luciano, Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp (tickets).
Browse our 'dance' category for more. What else?
photo: Bjork @ Good Room in Greenpoint, 1/30/15 (via)
What do Bjork and John Talabot have in common besides both being forward thinking European producers with a thing for electronic music? They both will have spun records in North Brooklyn clubs this year by the end of April, and both with FIXED DJs also on the bill.
Bjork, who DJ'd at Saint Vitus in 2014, returned to the same neightborhood of Greenpoint last Friday night to spin a surprise set at Good Room (the new dance club where Europa was). It was the same night Johnny Beth of Savages played a show there with Johnny Hostile. Blondes and JDH (FIXED) also DJ'd.
JDH will DJ again at Output on 4/24, on the same FIXED night that John Talabot and Marc Pinol (not to be confused with Pional) do.
The Brooklyn gig is part of an April Hivern Discs (Talabot's label) tour for Talabot and Pinol around Talabot's two Coachella appearances (Talabot collaborator Pional is on some dates too). Tickets for the NYC event are on sale, and the tour also hits Chicago, Austin, and the other places listed below.
Meanwhile, JDH and fellow FIXED DJ Dave P can be found at Le Bain tonight (2/6), at Output on 2/21, at the Good Room with Tensnake on 3/14, and some other places which are listed below.
Bjork, whose new album is out now, has that retrospective coming up at MoMA. You can get a sneak peak at it if you buy a VIP ticket to see Kelela perform at the Armory Party in early March. Bjork also has seven NYC shows coming up.
Hot Chip at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Hot Chip's Joe Goddard was just in NYC last week, and this coming week members Felix Martin and Al Doyle will be here with their other band New Build. Their tour hits Mercury Lounge on 12/3 with tourmates Museum of Love (DFA, LCD Soundsystem) and 12/4 at Rough Trade with Future Punx and Orange Cassettes. Tickets for those shows are still available.
Just after those shows, there's a Hot Chip DJ set happening on December 6 at Good Room (fka Europa), which is a FIXED party and also includes FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets are on sale now. Hot Chip have other DJ gigs too. All are listed below.
FIXED, who just celebrated their 10th anniversary (you can stream JDH & Dave P's mix in honor of that, below), also have other events coming up. They're doing a party on December 5 at Glasslands with Lemonade and a DJ set from Cut Copy (tickets). That's one of the venue's final shows.
Stream the FIXED 10th anniversary mix, with the list of New Build dates/Hot Chip DJ gigs, below...
John Talabot in Chicago in 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
Barcelona producer John Talabot has a bunch of dates coming up this year, mostly in Europe, but he will be coming over to the US for LA's FYF Fest and the day before that he'll stop in NYC for a FIXED party at Output (8/23) with FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Mount Kimbie at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by David Andrako)
UK electronic duo Mount Kimbie have a tour of mostly European dates coming up this year, but they will be in the US for LA's FYF Fest and a before leaving they'll play a Rinsed x Fixed party at a TBA location in NYC on August 30. It's a live show and anyone who's seen Mount Kimbie live knows they're far from mere knob twiddlers, so this should be a good one. Tickets are on sale now.
UPDATE (8/1): The show is happening at The Wick.
Mount Kimbie recently performed live for BBC with Jonwayne. Watch the video of that, with their list of tour dates, 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...
by Andrew Sacher
DC producer Lindsay Lowend, a member of Kastle's Symbols label, was one of the many electronic artists announced for Lollapalooza this week. Whether or not you had plans to attend that festival though, you can catch him in NYC TONIGHT (3/28) at new-ish club Slake (251 W 31 St, formerly Rebel). Joining him at that show is UK house/garage/pop producer Shift K3Y and Cameron Kush. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Lindsay Lowend recently released the Wind Fish EP and remixed Anamanguchi's "Prom Night." Stream those, with Shift K3Y's recent track "Touch," below.
Speaking of UK house/garage/pop, London duo Gorgon City operate in that realm as well. They're planning on releasing their debut album on Virgin / EMI this year, but ahead of that they put out the single "Ready For Your Love" with vocals from Duke Dumont/Rudimental collaborator MNEK. You can check out the video for that below. (You also may remember they produced a recent Klaxons single.) They hit NYC's Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (3/29) with Kidnap Kid and Jonas Rathsman. Tickets are available.
Rhode Island IDM wizard The Range is also at Glasslands on Saturday.
Other dance stuff is coming up in NYC later in the year too. Detroit house producer Omar-S, still playing shows behind last year's impressive Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, returns to NYC to hit Glasslands on April 19 with Jay Simon and Steve Summers. Tickets are on sale.
UK IDM master James Holden, still going strong off last year's excellent The Inheritors, plays a Bunker party at Output on April 26 with Bryan Kasenic, Timothy J Fairplay and Mike Servito. Tix available.
Another UK producer Clark brings his new Phosphor live show to NYC on May 2 at Glasslands with great local support from Octo Octa and Ital. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Check out the Phosphor trailer below and stay tuned for more dates.
London's Mighty Mouse, who we last spoke about when his duo with Van She's Matt Van Schie Du Tonc made their NYC debut, plays a solo set at Slake on May 3 with Lane 8 and Alex English. Tickets are on sale.
Dutch dubstepper Martyn returns to NYC on April 3 at Output for the venue's weekly INPUT party with Leon Vynehall and Matrixxman. Tickets, including access to Bloody Mary and Carlos Alkalina in the venue's Panther Room, are available.
UK duo Psychemagik and NYC/Paris musician Joakim will team up for a FIXED party at Le Poisson Rouge on May 15 which doubles as Joakim's Tropics of Love album release party. FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P are on the bill, and tickets are on sale now.
Less than two weeks later, FIXED throws another party at Cameo on 5/23 with Benoit & Sergio and JDH. You can get tix for that as well.
Previously announced dance options in NYC include The Orb w/ Blondes, Actress, Tycho, Shlohmo, Cajmere, Kastle, Jacques Greene, Duke Dumont, Rone, Odesza, Flume, RL Grime, Hudson Mohawke at Webster Hall (5/28) as part of Red Bull Music Academy (tickets), and more.
Of course those are just a few of the upcoming dance options in NYC. What else?
Duke Dumont got tons of dancefloors moving last year with his excellent single, "Need U 100%," and this year he'll release a new single, "I Got U" (feat. Jax Jones), on March 18 via Astralwerks. Today, he revealed the Tensnake remix of that song and the music video for the original. Check out both below.
Duke Dumont will return to North America this year for Coachella and Sasquatch, and he'll be doing some club dates in between those festivals including one in NYC on April 25 at Output for the venue's weekly INPUT party. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Speaking of Tensnake, he also plays INPUT at Output on March 6. That show's presented by FIXED and includes FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P plus DFA's Juan Maclean. Tickets are on sale.
All dates are listed, with the tour flyer, new remix and video, below...
John Talabot in Chicago in 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
John Talabot recently made a DJ-Kicks mix, and he's now announced a North American tour in support of it for February. He was last here playing live with collaborator Pional, but in support of the DJ-Kicks mix, he'll appropriately be doing DJ dates, including a FIXED party in NYC on February 7 at SRB Brooklyn. DFA-signed/James Murphy collaborator Shit Robot is also DJing that show, plus FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with a stream from the mix, below...
AVAN LAVA at Webster Hall in June (more by Jonathon Bernstein)
NYC dance party FIXED is ringing in the new year at Cameo Gallery with AVAN LAVA, Juan Maclean (DJ), Justin Strauss, Evan Michael, Alan + Andrew Blancato, Mondo Indie Dance Party and FIXED regular JDH. Tickets for that party are on sale now.
French disco house producer Para One, who we highlighted earlier this year, is returning to NYC for a NYE party at Slake that also includes Gesaffelstein, Brodinski and many more. Full lineup and more info here.
Electro rapper Spank Rock will celebrate NYE at El Privado (518 W. 27th St.) with Amanda Blank Roxy Cottontail, Good Peoples and DJ Baby Eagle. Tickets are on sale.
And lastly, Blkmarket and ReSolute are teaming up with Output for a lengthy NYE party there with a huge lineup that includes Mathew Dekay, Avatism, Jimmy Edgar and many more. Full lineup and tickets here.
UPDATE: Tanlines are also DJing Brooklyn Bowl. Doors and show at 12:30 AM. Tickets are on sale.
Also check out other, non-dancey NYE concert options in NYC.
by Andrew Sacher
Four Tet at Electric Zoo 2013 (via Piotr Orlov)
Electronic music mastermind Four Tet is currently on an international tour, which just passed through NYC for his set at day 1 (8/30) of Electric Zoo this past weekend (video below), and now that E Zoo is behind us, Four Tet's added a NYC date to his tour. The show happens on September 28 at a TBA Brooklyn venue (it's a "new indoor/outdoor Brooklyn waterfront location") with fellow UK producers James Holden and George FitzGerald. It's presented by Verboten and FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P are also on the bill. Tickets for the show are on sale now.
Verboten are also doing another one of these on October 12 with Solomun, Metro Area (live), David August, and Walker & Royce. The flyer for both, and the list of all Four Tet tour dates, are below.
James Holden, who in addition to releasing music also runs the Border Community label, put out his newest album, The Inheritors, earlier this year. It's one of the year's better IDM releases next to Jon Hopkins, Boards of Canada, µ-Ziq, and others. You can stream the single "Renata" below.
George FitzGerald released a new single, "Thinking Of You," earlier this year via Hotflush, and that can be streamed below too.
All dates are listed, along with all streams and stuff, below...
Baltimore's Dope Body, who come to NYC a lot (they play Saint Vitus with Scout Niblett in September), have added more dates here, happening at Death by Audio on July 29 and Glasslands on September 29. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now. No advance tickets for the DbA show.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Andrew Sacher
Du Tonc is the new duo of Matt Van Schie of Australian synth pop band Van She and London producer Mighty Mouse. Since forming less than a year ago, they've released three strong singles, "Darkness," "Surging Memories," and "Rise." Mighty Mouse's nu-disco production and Matt's knack for the same kind of impossibly catchy tunes he does in Van She come together really well, and it results in some serious Delorean/Cut Copy-style summer jams. Matt's voice is also a little reminiscent of modern day Julian Casablancas, so if you liked that song Julian did with Daft Punk, these tracks are recommended for you too.
Du Tonc are currently on a North American tour, and they'll make their NYC debut with a live set at Glasslands this Friday (6/28). It's a FIXED party that also includes Mighty Mouse doing an opening set, and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P are on the bill too. All tour dates are listed below.
In addition to doing Du Tonc together, Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse are also launching a new label this month, Nightfilm. To celebrate the launch of that label, Mighty Mouse released his own new single, "Feel Alright." Stream that track, along with all three Du Tonc tracks, and their list of tour dates, below...
DOWNLOAD: Tiger & Woods - "A Golden Bear mix" (MP3)
Tiger & Woods at Movement 2012 (via Sidewalk Hustle)
Production duo Tiger & Woods will be in NYC TONIGHT (4/26) at Highline Ballroom for a FIXED + Let's Play House party with The Dead Rose Music Company, Canyons, and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. You can download the duo's brand new mix, "A Golden Bear mix," at the top of this post, or stream it below.
FIXED is also throwing a party at Highline Ballroom on May 31 with Verboten which features sets from Azari & III and Jozif. Tickets for that one are on sale now.
They've also got one happening on June 28 at Glasslands with a live set by Du Tonc and Mighty Mouse. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
French house DJ Fred Falke, who released the funky Part IV back in 2011, will come to Williamsburg dance club Output on May 2 for an 'Input' party with Foals (DJ), Chrome Sparks and Jorge Bonjour. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Trus'me at Mutek 2009 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Neon Indian will also be DJing an 'Input' party at Output (5/9) the following week. The rest of that lineup includes UK producer Trus'me (whose new album, Treat Me Right, can be streamed at XLR8R), Optimo, and Tanner Caldwell. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Actress, whose very good R.I.P. LP came out last year, was supposed to play Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn a few months after its release, but never made it here. Now he's planning on returning to the venue on June 6 for a show with Gobby and Solar Year. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.
Dave Harrington (of Nicolas Jaar's live band and their collaborative project, Darkside) will also be playing a Cameo show on May 25. Benoit and Sergio are on the bill too. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
As mentioned, The Presets and Dragonette are going on a tour this year which hits NYC on May 8 at Terminal 5. Since we last spoke, LA dance duo Classixx have been added to that tour. Tickets for the Terminal 5 show are still available.
After that tour ends, Classixx will play their own show in NYC on June 15 at Le Poisson Rouge with Headband and Hooligan. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Classixx's new album, Hanging Gardens, will be out on May 14 via Innovative Leisure, and the duo have recently revealed one of its tracks, "All You're Waiting For," which features vocals from DFA's Nancy Whang (who they've played with before). You can stream that, along with two other album tracks, "Borderline" (ft. Jesse Kivel of Kisses) and "Holding On," below.
French producer Onra, who released the Deep in the Night EP on Fool's Gold last year, will be coming to NYC for a show on May 21 at Le Poisson Rouge before heading to Montreal for Mutek. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now.
Brooklyn disco collective Midnight Magic will play a hometown show on May 18 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Slow Knights and Spank DJs Sean B and Will Automagic. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Germany's Ellen Allien, who put a new album out this year, will return to NYC for a show on May 24 at a TBA location. The bill also includes Camea, Thomas Muller, and Safety Scissors. Tickets are on sale now and you can find out the location by RSVPing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another secret dance show is happening in NYC on July 26 with Tiga, Martyn, and Bordello. This one's a Blkmarket show, and tickets are on sale now. Stay tuned for info on the location.
Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter's Brooklyn dance party Mister Sunday Night will be returning to Gowanus Grove this summer for weekly parties beginning May 12. More details and ticket info at their website.
Of course these are only a few of the upcoming dance shows in NYC. We've also recently mentioned shows by Nina Kraviz, Emika, Disclosure & TNGHT, and The Field. Plus, the Mad Decent Block Party is coming up, and there's going to be tons of dance music during the Red Bull Music Academy NYC onslaught, which happens from April 28 to May 31. What else?
Classixx song streams, the Tiger & Woods mix, and Actress show flyer below...
Tanlines at House of Vans in June (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Tanlines and fellow tropical pop synthesist Blood Diamonds (who have shared a bill in the past) have scheduled a last minute performance happening in NYC on Friday (10/19) at Le Bain with Making Time resident DJs Dave P and Sammy Slice. The show is presented by Urban Outfitters and takes place during CMJ (though it isn't an official CMJ show) and is free with RSVP. The show flier is below.
Tanlines will also headline their largest hometown show yet at Webster Hall on November 29. No openers have been announced yet. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/19) at noon. All Tanlines dates (including a stop at FFF Fest in Austin) are listed below.
Speaking of Dave P and Le Bain, Dave is also one of the party promoter/DJ duo FIXED with JDH. They're celebrating their eighth anniversary at Le Bain on October 26. That show is totally free to the public and the flier is below.
Videos/streams from Tanlines and Blood Diamonds, both show fliers, and a list of all dates below.
photos by Maxwell Reichert words by Kon Glikos
John Talabot @ Le Poisson Rouge - 9/27/12
Last Thursday night (9/27) FIXED hosted Barcelonian John Talabot at Le Poisson Rouge, this marking his second date on his North American tour -- and his first live date at the venue which he DJed back in August. Since the release of his LP fIN on Permanent Vacation early this year, he has been the recipient of a universal set of accolades and deservingly so. fIN is a complete record, in the sense that every song is its own realized concept, with all roads ending in the same place. No one idea ever overtakes another, resulting in a varied and inspired electronic album. When listening to it you get the sense that there are rich influences fueling the sounds, although they are not easily traceable. This kind of mysticism begs interest and is precisely what drives music fans crazy. Talabot ended up striking the proverbial cord in that respect, and fIN quickly found a home in techno DJ record bags, indie-playlists and hipster sects alike.
That diverse mix is what made up the crowd for the night, all awaiting the highly anticipated performance. After a notable opening set by Brooklynites Blondes; dishing out a hypnotic 4/4 helping of live techno. Talabot and fellow Spaniard and collaborator/vocalist Pional took center stage in front of a sizable set up including digital and analog gear, keyboards and some live percussion. As expected, Talabot moved through most of his celebrated LP, with highlights lying between the lines in the polyrhythmic changes from song to song. The slower material like "El Oeste", shined because of all of the individual elements coming in sharp and distinct, closing in on every moment passing by. While, more of the dancefloor-concentrated material gave into the crowd's revelry. Songs like "Destiny" and "So Let It Be Now" incorporated an ideal mix of harmonized vocals, texture and thump; giving everyone a chance to sweat it out, if for only a little while.
Overall, the interplay between the live organic elements and processed sound found an eccentric musical middle ground rarely attempted or experienced. While impressive, the performance did leave a feeling behind that Talabot is still getting comfortable with his elaborate live format and that there was room for the scope of his performance to grow. Still, being a voyeur within this circumstance is fortunate and if this show was any indication at all, the remaining dates on this North American tour are in for a real treat.
More pictures and a couple videos from the LPR show are below.
Holy Other in the UK in June (via Rachael Smith)
Manchester producer Holy Other, who released the excellent debut LP, Held, back in August and was in NYC earlier this month for Warm Up at MoMA PS1, two shows with Amon Tobin as part of their ongoing tour, and a secret show at 285 Kent, will return to NYC for a FIXED show at Le Poisson Rouge on October 20. The show falls on the last night of CMJ, though it doesn't appear to be part of the festival. The bill at LPR is rounded out by a solid lineup of Vatican Shadow, Autre Ne Veut, Orthy, and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are on sale now. After the NYC show, Holy Other will head across the pond to support Beach House on their European tour.
Speaking of FIXED shows at Le Poisson Rouge, the previously discussed live John Talabot feat. Pional show with Blondes happens this Thursday (9/27). There are also FIXED shows at the Manhattan venue on October 6 with Tiger & Woods, Bicep, Jacques Renault, and Paul Raffale; and November 3 with The Magician and Mighty Mouse. Tickets for all of those shows are on sale now.
The Magician used to be a member of Aeroplane, which is now the solo project of Vito De Luca. Aeroplane plays a FIXED show at HIghline Ballroom on October 5 with Catz 'n Dogz. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
An updated list of Holy Other dates and a stream of Held's title track are below.
DOWNLOAD: Lindstrom - "De Javu" (MP3)
Simian Mobile Disco at PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Simian Mobile Disco released their new LP, Unpatterns, this week via Wichita Recordings. It's a bit of a return to form to their dancefloor-ready debut, Attack, Decay, Sustain Release, rather than the in your face electropop of 2009's Temporary Pleasure. Not as many guest vocalists on the new album, and when they do appear on Unpatterns, they're backgrounded and sparse, like Jamie Lidell's contribution to "Put Your Hands Together." Check out a stream of the entire album below.
Simian Mobile Disco are continuing to tour in support of the album, and will come to NYC this month to DJ Webster Hall on May 25 with DJ sets by Michael Mayer, Lindstrom, FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P< and Alex English & Rekles. Tickets for this show are on sale now. The flier for this show is below.
Simian Mobile Disco will return to NY for Camp Bisco which goes down in Mariaville, NY from July 12-14. Other artists playing include Amon Tobin, Big Boi, Tycho, Thundercat, Shigeto, Daedelus, Skrillex, Star Slinger, Crystal Castles, and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale.
Speaking of Lindstrom, his most recent album, Six Cups of Rebel was released earlier this year. You can stream that entire album below and download the track, "De Javu," at the top of this post.
And speaking of FIXED, their Kindness-headlined show at Le Poisson Rouge is TONIGHT (5/17). It's the NYC live debut for Kindness, whose solid debut LP, Word, You Need a Change of Mind, was released this year. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
Album streams, show flier and a list of all dates are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Kindness - 'World, You Need a Change of Mind'
UK artist Kindness (aka Adam Bainbridge) released his first full length, World, You Need a Change of Mind, earlier this year via Female Energy/Polydor and made some live appearances at SXSW. He's now set to make his NYC live debut at a FIXED show at Le Poisson Rouge on May 17 with Tezeo and FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P. Tickets are on sale now.
Kindness pulls from US disco and synth-funk and its long-standing relationship with rock, dating back to bands like Talking Heads and ESG, and on World, You Need a Change of Mind, he ends up somewhere in the middle of that spectrum. The album reaches its biggest disco-pop moment on "That's Alright," while still paying tribute to indie rock with a synthed up cover of The Replacements' "Swingin Party." That cover was initially released as a single a few years ago with the b-side, "Gee Up," which also appears on the record. It also includes Kindness's second single, "Cyan," which was issued in the US on Chris Taylor's Terrible Records. Check out some streams from the album below.
Simian Mobile Disco at PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Simian Mobile Disco will release their next album, Unpatterns, on May 15 via Wichita Recordings. The tracklist and album artwork are below.
The duo will be touring internationally in the next few months before the album's release. That tour includes a few North American shows including a DJ set at the FIXED show happening at Le Poisson Rouge on March 18 which John Talabot unfortunately dropped off of. Talabot's Permanent Vacation labelmate Tensnake is still on the bill, along with FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets are still on sale.
All dates, album art and tracklist below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Martyn - "Viper" (MP3)
Martyn began DJ and promoting d&b nights in Holland as far back as 1996, but it was as recent as three years ago that his production began to be recognised. He had releases on Marcus Intalex's Revolv:R, both d&b and dubstep-- fitting since Marcus Intalex released one of the first deep house inspired dubstep-esque singles "Taking Over Me" as far back as 2000. But while Martyn bought into early Wookie material, it wasn't until Kode9's "Sine of the Dub" that Martyn took notice of dubstep. "I heard that record and it fitted right into some of the music I was hunting down at that time such as the reggae/techno from Berlin like Rhythm & Sound, Main Street and Basic Channel," he explains. [Pitchfork]Martyn released his second LP, Ghost People, last month via FlyLo's Brainfeeder label. The album is full of hollow dubstep beats in the vein of Kode9, who is mentioned above as one of Martyn's influences, and features guest vocals on the first track by Spaceape, who collaborated with Kode9 in 2006 for the pioneering Memories of the Future album, and again earlier this year on the duo's followup, Black Sun. But what really makes Ghost People a memorable listen is the way he works in his house influences. He can come out sounding like a better version of Deadmau5's early material (before he began taking a much frattier direction). The songs layer four-on-the-floor beats with more off-kilter ones and almost always use percussion in the forefront of the song, with a sparse melody in the background. The one exception is the album's especially house-y closing track, "We Are You In The Future," which opens with a catchy bouncing synth line that gets built off for almost 9 minutes, and is by far the longest track on the album. The album track "Viper" is available for download above.
Martyn's only got one North American date coming up and its The FIXED Holiday Bash at Public Assembly on December 16 with Jonas Reinhardt (live), Andrew "The Wiz" Potter, Ulysses, JDH & Dave P, and a back room hosted by Throne of Blood. Tickets for the show are on sale now.
All dates below...
Though most of the lineup has yet to be revealed - except for King Krule, Metronomy (who also play MHOW), Purity Ring, Fat Trel (pictured above) and Bleached (more on them in a sec), this year's CMJ Fader Fort RSVP is up and running for their 10/21 and 10/22 shows at 443 w 18th St in Manhattan. More details, including the lineup, TBA soon.
Those dates are the same as the two free BrooklynVegan parties happening at Public Assembly in Brooklyn (no RSVP required), though Fader Fort runs 2-9pm, and the BV parties are from noon-6pm.
Vice's Noisey party with Twin Shadow happens at Santos Party House on the night of 10/19, and as previously mentioned, Twin Shadow are also playing another show which is now announced and is also free and also requires RSVP. The newly-announced show also happens at night, but on Saturday, 10/22, at Le Bain. It's the "Making Time" party and Seekae is also on the bill.
Making Time is FIXED's Philly sister, and FIXED have a CMJ party of their own as well. Their showcase will take place at Public Assembly on 10/19 with Teengirl Fantasy, Still Corners, Lemonade, Chad Valley, Radio People, Warm Ghost, CFCF (DJ Set), and Resident DJs JDH & Dave P (who also DJs Making Time). Tycho was originally scheduled to play this showcase but has since cancelled all of his CMJ shows in favor of a single pre-CMJ show happening at MHOW this Sunday. Tickets for the FIXED show are on sale.
SMD at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2009 (more by Bao Ngyuyen)
Simian Mobile Disco are kicking off an international tour this month which begins with a DJ set on Saturday, August 6 at Warm Up. They'll also DJ a FIXED party later that night (8/6) at Public Assembly with FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P. Tickets for the Public Assembly party are on sale now.
Simian Mobile Disco recently made a mixtape for Feel My Bicep. According to the duo, "This mix is a little bit different to our club sets - mixture of more leftfield early electronics, krautrock, ambient etc..." They've also got a new video for "Gizzard" and a trailer video for their Summer 2011 live show. Check those out along with all dates, FIXED flier, and the full PS1 lineup below...