Entries tagged with: Hot Chip

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Hot Chip on the Daily News (thx Brian)
I Tax

Gov. Paterson's proposed $121 billion budget hits New Yorkers in their iPods - and nickels-and-dimes them in lots of other places, too.

Trying to close a $15.4 billion budget gap, Paterson called for 88 new fees and a host of other taxes, including an "iPod tax" that taxes the sale of downloaded music and other "digitally delivered entertainment services."

"We're going to have to take some extreme measures," Paterson said Tuesday after unveiling the slash-and-burn budget.
[Daily News]

MIA @ MoMA (more by Ryan Muir)

Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Modern Guilt
[DGC Records/XL Recordings/Interscope]

Narrow Stairs
Death Cab For Cutie

The Odd Couple
Gnarls Barkley

Evil Urges
My Morning Jacket
[ATO Records]

In Rainbows
[TBD Records]

M.I.A. and Adele are up for Record of the Year which is not to be confused with Album of the Year which Radiohead is up for in addition to the "Best Alternative Music Album" category you see listed above. Radiohead's "House of Cards" is also up for "Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals", "Best Rock Song" and "Best Short Form Music Video". Radiohead also placed in "Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package" and "Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical" for a total of seven nominations. Make that eight if you count Jonny Greenwood's Best Score nomination for There Will Be Blood. Juno is up for Best Compilation Soundtrack. No Age is up for "Best Recording Package". Hot Chip, Daft Punk and Sam Sparro are competing for Best Dance Recording. All nominees HERE.

Hot Chip @ the Diesel Party in Brooklyn (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)


A news article has appeared here and elsewhere, quoting me as saying that LCD Soundsystem is over, or that they have split up. I would like to clarify that LCD have not disbanded, nor could the entity be disbanded in the sense that it has always had a revolving cast of players - it would be like saying that The Fall had disbanded, or Prince has split up. LCD Soundsystem is James Murphy, and he's allowed to take time off, do other things, and come back, or not come back. And he doesn't have to tell you or anyone else about it. I didn't know if anything was going on with LCD next year, which is the truth, and that's all I should have said, but I gabbled on a bit because that's the way I am and I didn't imagine in million years that anyone would concoct a story out of it... Anyway, I should probably stop doing interviews after this, which is already my second chance. But the main point to take away is that more LCD music is in the pipeline, which is surely good news for everybody. [Hot Chip's Website]

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by Showtrotta

DOWNLOAD: Little Boots - Meddle (Designer Drugs remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Little Boots - Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Little Boots - Computer Fairyland Mixtape (MP3)

Little Boots

This summer you couldn't read an electronic music blog without coming across Little Boots (aka Victoria of Dead Disco). I first became familiar with her music through Fake Blood's excellent remix of her track, "Stuck On Repeat". Having only heard his version in which the vocals are very sparse, I was very surprised at how much she sings in the original versions of her tracks. Good stuff - which is saying a lot because - 1. I am really weird when it comes to vocals in electronic music, and 2. I [Showtrotta] really like very, very few female vocalists. Here's a video of her singing "Stuck on Repeat" while she plays the Tenori-on:

All the Hot Chip fans might be interested to know that Joe Goddard from Hot Chip (and Greg Kurstin from The Bird And The Bee) is producing her record.

Download three tracks above, one of which is Little Boots' free Computer Fairyland mixtape. The tracklisting for that is below. Also below: the dates and times of the four live sets, and the three DJ sets, Little Boots is playing in NYC during CMJ week...

Continue reading "Little Boots is in NYC for CMJ (4 live shows), MP3's, videos"

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Diesel Party

Not to be negative - overall a great night, but besides the hour+ wait to get a single drink, the biggest disappointment of Saturday night's free Diesel party was Hot Chip's extremely short set which was slightly made up for by the fact that Hot Chip immediately turned into Chakha Khan's backing band for some more songs - not an amazing feat, but out-of-the-ordinary enough to make it exciting. The entire night was live mashups with M.I.A. and child first coming out to sing with T.I. who then finished his set with Franz Ferdinand as his backing band. M.I.A. later performed with N.E.R.D. More Chaka Chip pictures below...

Continue reading "Chaka Khan & her band Hot Chip @ Pier 3, Brooklyn, NY -pics"

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford


M.I.A. first appeared on stage at last night's Diesel party during T.I.'s surprise set which was right before Franz Ferdinand played. Then she came back to do her own set which segued right into N.E.R.D.'s short set which closed the whole night Hot Chip played much earlier - only a few of their own songs before they became Chaka Khan's backing band. More pictures of M.I.A. below...

Continue reading "M.I.A. is pregnant, played the Diesel Party - pics"

building the Diesel party at Pier 3 in Brooklyn (from mcBrooklyn)
Diesel Party

The Diesel party featuring M.I.A., Hot Chip, N.E.R.D and others is this Saturday night October 11th at Pier 3 in Brooklyn (see picture above). Vice has a list of locations you can find tickets in addition to Diesel stores. You can also get some tickets right here. I have five pairs that will be mailed to five winner's doors. If you want them, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Diesel). Five winners will be chosen and asked for their addresses.

DOWNLOAD: Hot Chip - Wrestlers (MP3)

photos by Gabi Porter

Hot Chip

Hot Chip are on a North American tour that started at San Diego's Street Scene, hit Treasure Island in San Francisco, stopped at ACL in Austin and visited Pop Montreal on Wednesday. BrookynVegan Mike was at that show and said...

As the lights dimmed and dance music started blazing over the PA, Hot Chip guitarist Al Doyle danced on stage first. He grabbed the microphone and began speaking fluent French to the Montreal audience which only increased the excitement to the already hot crowd. This was my first time seeing Hot Chip and they were fantastic. The bass was so heavy that it made my nostrils shake. They changed the arrangements of some of their bigger hits, like "Boy From School" and "Over and Over," but they were fun and the audience at it up.
From Canada, Hot Chip and their tour-mates Growing made there way to NYC and played shows at Terminal 5 on Friday and Saturday night. The pictures in this post are from the Friday show (10/3).

Hot Chip

The tour ends this Saturday October 11th with one more NYC show Hot Chip are playing with M.I.A. and N.E.R.D., courtesy of Diesel. More pics from Terminal 5 below...

Continue reading "Hot Chip & Growing played Pop Montreal & Terminal 5 (pics)"

Chakha Khan

"xXx New York, the grande finale to the global party, will take place from 9 PM (New York time, GMT-5). Go to your nearest and dearest Diesel Store and find out how to get your tickets! " [Diesel]

DOWNLOAD: DJ Ayres, Nick Catchdubs, and Jubilee
- Flashing Lights Mix 1
DOWNLOAD: Sebastien Tellier - L'amour et la Violence (Boys Noize remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Boys Noize - Live at Sonar Festival - June 21, 2008 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Nick Warren - Cosmic Space Mix (MP3)

A-Trak @ Central Park Summerstage (more by Ryan Muir)

With all there was to choose from last night I hope you were able to find something to get you moving on the floor. If not, I'm sure some of the deejays and bands in this post can help out with your weekend...

Continue reading "the weekend (and next week) in Dance w/ Showtrotta"

DOWNLOAD: MIA - Paper Planes (LAZRtag Remix) (MP3)

MIA @ McCarren Pool (more by Bao Nguyen)
MIA @ McCarren Pool

New York, NY - Diesel will unleash the biggest international party the world has ever seen on Saturday, October 11, 2008. Diesel xXx (titled triple x) will explode with a worldwide spectacular party taking place in 18 cities around the globe beginning in Tokyo. The party will successively move to Beijing, Dubai, Athens, Amsterdam, Milan, Zurich, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Helsinki, London and Sao Paulo.. The grand finale will take place in New York City with a never before seen "Rock and Roll Circus" themed party for 5,000 of Diesel's closest friends and coolest trendsetters. The legendary event will take place on Pier 3 at the Brooklyn waterfront overlooking the Manhattan skyline.
PR continued below....

Continue reading "M.I.A., N.E.R.D. & H.O.T. Chip are playing a Diesel party "

words by Montreal's BrooklynVegan Mike, photos by Zach Dilgard


Growing (Joe Denardo and Kevin Doria) are an experimental/drone duo originally from Seattle that have relocated to Brooklyn. Growing's music resides on a very specific plane that embraces intense rhythmic patterns and quirky experimentation. Ranging between pedal-heavy loop collages and electronic ambient explorations, they are equally at home opening for Boris (as they did in April) as they are opening for Hot Chip, which is what they're doing on their next tour that hits Pop Montreal October 1st and NYC two and three days later.

Like Boris, their catalog is incredibly varied. Their new record for The Social Registry, All The Way, is an unrelenting panorama of looped effects and mesmerizing drone at very determined pacing. The new single, "Wrong Ride" (video below), sounds like the soundtrack to a nitrous high under a radiator. I haven't stopped listening to All The Way since it dropped a couple weeks ago and I'm looking forward to their next live show.

This past weekend they played the ATP festival in upstate NY. Download their set as an MP3. More ATP pictures, the video, and all tour dates below...

Continue reading "a spotlight on Growing (ATP NY pics included)"

Velvet Goldmine

dude in Hot Chip glow in the dark Threadless shirt +
Hot Chip shirt

The Faint @ Terminal 5, NYC (more by Ryan Muir)
The Faint

today in NYC
* Ra Ra Riot @ Virgin Megastore
* Laura Cantrell @ Spiegeltent ++
* Best Friends Forever @ The Tank
* Jaguar Love & the King Left @ Southpaw
* Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson @ Joe's Pub
* The Walkmen & The Muslims @ Bowery Ballroom
* Velvet Goldmine (Summerscreen movie) @ McCarren Pool
* "Chris Dave & Friends with Special Guest Mos Def" @ Highline Ballroom

+ You can win the pictured Hot Chip t-shirt, a $50 Threadless gift certificate and "Made in the Dark" on vinyl by emailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: hot chip). One winner will be picked at random and contacted (courtesy of Threadless Loves Drawing).

In other Hot Chip news, they remixed The Pharcyde and are bringing Growing and a drummer on tour.

You can win a pair of tickets to tonight's Southpaw show by emailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Southpaw). Include your first and last name. One winner will be picked at random and contacted ASAP. The King Left play before Jaguar Love.

Tonight's free movie at McCarren Pool is Velvet Goldmine. Next week's free movie is Rushmore. Before Rushmore there will be a set of music by the band The King Left.

++ Joining Laura Cantrell at Spiegeltent tonight will be: "Megan Hickey of Last Town Chorus, Fiona McBain of Ollabelle, New Orleans' Theresa Andersson, and the acclaimed instrumentalist and singer Jenny Scheinman. Rounding out the evening will be a special appearance by Rodney Crowell."

A video of Amanda Palmer doing video karaoke to "Girls Just Want To Have Fun", below..

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Tuesday?"

DOWNLOAD: The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By (Hot Chip Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fatlip - What's Up Fatlip? (Breakbot RMX) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir- Young MC 'Know How Theme' (MP3)


RMXXOLOGY features Delicious Vinyl classics by the likes of Tone-Loc, The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, The Brand New Heavies, and Born Jamericans re-imagined by artists including Peaches, Eminem, Diplo, Hot Chip, Phillipians, Ed Banger's Mr. Flash, and Bobby Evans. The singles for the album have been burning up the charts in the UK and here in the US.
You can get it on Itunes. Video of the "Peaches & Tone Loc - 'Wild Thing' Remix" below...

Continue reading "The Pharcyde remixed by Hot Chip (and other MP3s)"

Hot Chip @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Bao Nguyen)
Hot Chip

In addition to the music making partnership of Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard, Owen Clarke, Al Doyle and Felix Martin, the band will be adding a live drummer on these dates. The drummer, Leo Taylor has played with the bands Zongamin and Gramme and is sure to add another dimension to their already pulsating, propulsive, and unequivocally fun live shows.
Growing will be opening both shows at Terminal 5 in October. Tickets are still on sale. All dates and openers below...

Continue reading "Hot Chip add live drummer, dates & Growing to fall tour"

Felix - synths

Don't forget to get your tickets for the upcoming NYC shows. 'Practice Space' video below...

Continue reading "Hot Chip's 'Practice Space' (video)"

Hot Chip

Hot Chip tickets have changed from presale status to "on sale now".

MIA chip kiedis

Did you run into any other major problems during the booking?

Anthony Kiedis: For some reason, this is the summer of bands getting married. I ran into that twice. I'm very keen on M.I.A., I think she's a rocking live performer. She wanted to play, she was very into it and it seemed like a great deal and suddenly she's getting married. Same with Hot Chip. They have a real groove; they write good songs and have an interesting personality. Except for the fact that they're getting married. Undone by matrimony, but not really undone. [Rolling Stone]

M.I.A. and Hot Chip are getting married? To each other? To Zach Condon?

The bands that ARE playing Anthony Kiedis' "New American Music Festival" (August 8 & 9 at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh) are listed below....

Continue reading "Anthony Kiedis' new festival - Hot Chip, MIA getting married?"

One Pure Thought

Tickets go on presale (@ noon) for the upcoming Hot Chip shows including the two at Terminal 5. PASSWORD = READYFORTHEFLOOR

Hot Chip @ Terminal 5 (more by Gabi Porter)
Hot Chip

I guess Hot Chip liked Terminal 5 more than Music Hall of Williamsburg. There will be a presale starting May 20th. All dates below....

Continue reading "Hot Chip - 2008 Tour Dates (2 more nights in NYC)"

DOWNLOAD: Hot Chip - Over And Over (party Ben's Smell Of Repetition Remix) (MP3)

Hot Chip & crowd @ Terminal 5, NYC - April 12, 2008 (ballulah)
Hot Chip @ Terminal 5

"Yes. Hot Chip was ridiculously good. I wasn't expecting the show to be better than at MHoW but I think it was. I haven't been too many times to Terminal 5, but is this the first band really rocking that whole place?" [Eduardo]

"WORST. VENUE. EVER." [Yvonne]

"Terminal 5 turned into its predecessor, NYC hot spot Exit last night for a fist pumping, ass shaking, foot moving good time." [Sal]

Hot Chip @ Terminal 5, NYC - April 12, 2008 (ballulah)
Hot Chip @ Terminal 5

Hot Chip also played Conan. Tonight (April 13) they play R Bar, and then it's a North American tour. Video from Terminal 5 below...

Continue reading "Hot Chip played Terminal 5 (pics), R Bar tonight"

Xavier de Rosnay
Xavier de Rosnay

As you've probably already heard, Xavier de Rosnay of Justice is deejaying at Le Royale tonight. Yes, $20 is kind of steep, but I have to agree with Anon. 12:23's comment:

"their DJ sets are a million times better than their actual live shows. the stuff they dropped into their set at their afterparty at studio b (post-terminal 5, not msg) was brilliant."
Xavier spins an excellent blend of electro, pop, and tons of the unexpected. Take Justice's Xmas mix or their Essential Mix for BBC's Radio 1, make them a bit more electro/dance heavy and that's probably what you can expect for Saturday's set. Tickets here

And two less pricey options for Saturday:

Gui Boratto
Gui Boratto

A few months ago you couldn't read an electro blog without see Gui Boratto's 'Chromophobia' on a "favorite albums of '07" list. Unfortunately this is one I still have yet to pick up, but I have heard and read enough to know that Saturday's show should be nothing short of amazing. Not a traditional, crate-digging deejay, expect to hear a range of his own tracks and remixes delivered live with the aid of his laptop and a few controllers adding an upbeat and immediate feel, "Making the Minimum Sound Like More".

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (Saturday & Sunday)"

photos by Bao Nguyen

Hot Chip @ Webster Hall

No, that's not Matthew Dear crying into his arm after discovering his hard drive was stolen at Galapagos the other night. It's a picture of him performing (with his Apple laptop and 'Big Hands' band) at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn last night (April 8, 2008). He opened for Hot Chip whose members also joined Matthew on stage for a song.....

Continue reading "Matthew Dear's Big Hands @ MHOW, Brooklyn, NY - pics"