Entries tagged with: JDH and Dave P
Todd Terje & the Olsens @ Pitchfork 2015 (more by James Richards IV)
More bongo! More cowbell! Todd Terje and the Olsens satisfy both fixes. Disco influences and burbling electronics aside, the Norwegians are a bonafide jam band given over to that style's sins of redundance and indulgence. A semblance of a recurring dance groove glues the primarily wordless stretches together, but it's no match for the pro-lite accents, aimless keyboard sizzle and cricket-chirping skitter. A flute to kick off a vanilla Latin rhythm? Yep. More vamping? Why not. Tapped triangles and an attempt at outre funk? Do it up. It all seems a convincing Spinal Tap-inspired satire of self-serving jazz fusion, but the seriousness of the musicians--and adoring reaction of the crowd -- suggest otherwise. At least until a cadre of choreographed dancers dressed as angels with lighted necklaces joins for the finale, lending needed levity. Or one hopes that's the intention. So, Pitchfork, does this mean it's too early to book Jan Hammer as a headliner next year? - [Chicago Tribune]Todd Terje and his live band The Olsens are in North America and just played the final day of the 2015 Pitchfork Music Fest in Chicago where their set inspired some flash-mob dancing. Video of that, and pro video of the band doing "Inspector Norse" at Glastonbury (complete with choreographed dancers), below. You can check out pictures from their Pitchfork set here.
Before jetting back across the Atlantic, Todd and the Olsens are playing Terminal 5 on Tuesday (7/21) with Joakim, and a DJ set from Fixed's JDH & Dave P. Tickets are still available and you still have time to enter to win tickets, too.
In other news, Joakim was one of the contributors to Todd's It's Remix Time EP which came out in June and, as the title implies, features a bunch of remixes of It's Album Time songs. Joakim tackled "Strandbar" and you can stream that and the whole EP below.
photo: Jamie Lidell at Glasslands in 2013 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Celebrate Brooklyn! have announced the lineups for this year's free dance parties at Brooklyn Bridge Park taking place on three consecutive Thursday nights: May 14, 21 and 28. This year's parties will feature performances from electronic/soul producer Jamie Lidell, the classic grooves of Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Latin jazz mainstay Poncho Sanchez and more.
The dance parties serve as a leadup to this year's Celebrate Brooklyn! season at Prospect Park Bandshell, which kicks off June 3 with the legendary Chaka Khan. Check out the dance party lineups in full below...
photo: Deerhoof at Baby's in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Deerhoof, Perfect Pussy, Zula @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Experimental rockers Deerhoof and their noise punk pals Perfect Pussy team up for this sold-out show, and there's solid support from psych popsters Zula.
Action Bronson @ Rough Trade
Action Bronson just played two huge Terminal 5 shows in support of his major label debut, Mr. Wonderful, and tonight he's doing something way more intimate. To get in you had to buy his new album and get a wristband at the Rough Trade store starting this past Tuesday. They're out of wristbands, just so you know.
Kool Keith (Lucky Bears Foot) @ Joe's Pub
People throw the term "eccentric" around, but veteran (ultramagnetic) MC is in a different universe, having stayed resolutely weird for the last 25 years. Tonight will be the debut of his new live band, Lucky Bear's Foot.
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Singlecut Brewery
The JSBX released their cracking new album Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 this week and are celebrating by playing shows in every borough. The tour wraps up tonight in Queens and its a free show.
The Get Up Kids, PUP, Restorations @ Paramount
Nineties-era greats The Get Up Kids last reunited in NYC before every '90s emo band you could think of started doing the same thing, and now they're finally back for another round. They don't hit NYC proper, but play their second area show on Long Island tonight. Great openers too: poppy Canadian punks PUP and Philly's heart-on-sleeve rockers Restorations.
Honeyblood, Cassie Ramone, Mannequin Pussy, Aye Nako, Bong Wish @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Glasgow indie pop duo Honeyblood recently wrapped up a North American tour with 2:54 that hit NYC back in February, but before they go home they'll squeeze in a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with an all-around excellent lineup of Cassie Ramone, Mannequin Pussy, Bong Wish and Aye Nako.
Bjork @ City Center
Bjork's in the midst of a sold-out seven-show run in NYC supporting her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulnicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound.
WAND, Babes, Scully @ Baby's All Right
LA band WAND make glammy, heavy rock that's not too far away from what former tourmate Ty Segall does, but they're not afraid to thicken things with vintage analog synths. They're terrific live. This is their first of two NYC shows.
Swearing at Motorists, DTCV @ Elvis Guesthouse
Dayton, OH cult band Swearing at Motorists, aka "The Two-Man-Who," have been making rock for 20-years with frontman Dave Doughman being the band's only constant (apart from being awesome). They play tonight with old pals DTCV that features onetime GbV member Jim Greer.
Noisem, Demon Eye, Death Dealer, BILLxNYE, Scowl @ The Acheron
Baltimore death/thrash rippers Noisem recently announced a new album, and while we've yet to hear anything from that, let's hope they give us a sneak peek at tonight's show.
Martyn, Lena Willikens, JDH & Dave P @ Good Room
Dutch dubstep producer and Brainfeeder associate Martyn returns to NYC to headline tonight's FIXED party at Good Room.
Horse Feathers, River Whyless @ Bowery Ballroom
Portland folk rockers Horse Feathers celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band last year and released their newest album, So It Is With Us, on Kill Rock Stars. Their current tour is in continued support of that.
Cancer Bats, Exalt, The Banner, White Widows Pact @ Saint Vitus
Canada's Cancer Bats make ripping hardcore with a little stoner rock riffage thrown in too. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows on this tour.
The Budos Band, Spires @ Brooklyn Bowl
Where their first three albums trafficked in funky afropop, the Budos Band went heavy (as in almost proto-metal) on last year's Burnt Offering which works a lot more organically than you might think. This is their second of two nights at Brooklyn Bowl.
Lieutenant, Yukon Blonde @ Mercury Lounge
Lieutenant is the new project fronted by Sunny Day Real Estate/Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel, and they make enjoyable clean-sounding indie rock. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on their current tour.
Kevin Devine and The Goddamn Band, Dads, Field Mouse @ Le Poisson Rouge
Kevin Devine and his power trio put on an impressive set last week at the BV-SXSW party, and tonight they'll bring that show to NYC. Support comes from '90s-emo lovers Dads and alt-pop band Field Mouse.
The Districts, Pine Barons, Rosy Street @ Rough Trade
Twangy rockers The Districts released their new album, A Flourish and a Spoil, last month via Fat Possum, and tonight they return to NYC.
Title Fight, Bane, Pianos Become The Teeth, Defeater, Capital, Superheaven, High Card, Soda Bomb @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
Long Island's Spring Mixtape Festival brings together a handful of great bands, including punks-gone-shoegazers Title Fight, atmospheric post-hardcore band Pianos Become the Teeth, hardcore crushers Defeater, '90s grunge lovers Superheaven and more.
Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry continues her residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle tonight. It runs through April 4.
Hannibal Buress @ Wellmont Theatre
Once an underground favorite and known as a comedian's comedian, Hannibal Buress is nobody's secret anymore.
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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...
The Escape Music Festival, which recently moved ot Governors Island, is happening this weekend. Tickets are still on sale and we have a couple of VIP passes you can try to win courtesy of doNYC. Enter via the form below...
Jon Hopkins has a new EP, titled Asleep Versions, which will be out via Domino on November 11. As the title implies, it four somnambulistic versions of songs from last year's acclaimed Immunity. These aren't remixes, though, they were recorded this year at Sundlaugin Studios near Reykjavik, Iceland and the tracks form a continuous 25-minute work intended to be listened to as a whole. (Or split across two sides in the case of the vinyl 12".) EP highlight "Form By Firelight" was rerecorded with vocals by Raphaelle Standell of Braids/Blue Hawaii. (Past collaborator King Creosote sings on one too.) You can stream "Form By Firelight" and check out a trailer for the EP below.
Last in NYC over the summer, Hopkins will be back next month to play FIXED's 10th Anniversary Party which happens at Output on November 21 which also features resident DJs JDH & Dave P, as well as Marcus Worgull, Alex From Tokyo, and Paul Raffaele in the club's adjacent Panther Room. Tickets are on sale now.
All Jon Hopkins dates are listed, along with the EP trailer, below...
The two-day Escape Festival happens October 11-12 in NYC but has just moved locations. Originally set for Pier 9 in Brooklyn, it will now take place at Governors Island Beach Club. Other than locations, the line-up remains the same with Placebo, Yeasayer, Ra Ra Riot, The Crystal Method, Girl Talk and more. There will be free ferry rides from Lower Manhattan to Governors Island. More info on Escape's site. Tickets are still available.
As mentioned the two-day Escape Festival is coming to Brooklyn this fall, happening October 11-12 on Pier 9 at Degraw St and Van Brunt St. The final lineup has just been announced and includes Girl Talk, a Moby DJ set, Anoraak, and The Joy Formidable, in addition to previously announced artists Placebo, Yeasayer, Ra Ra Riot, The Crystal Method and more. There's also a second stage curated by Barcelona's Elrow party-throwers. Tickets are on sale now and full line-up is listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
Sydney producer Isaac Tichauer is a member of the excellent French Express label which is responsible for some of the better names in the current "house revival" (Moon Boots, Chris Malinchak, etc). Isaac's newest single is "Changes," which is less thumping and bass-heavy than some of the other stuff in this realm, but a cool, chilled-out version of it. It's good stuff and can be streamed below.
Isaac also just made a mixtape which features tracks from Leon Vynehall, Moodymann, Jabru, LTMDTW + Jess Boykins and more. That premieres in this post and can be streamed below as well.
He's got some upcoming dates this weekend too, including a show in NYC on Friday (7/11) at Glasslands with FIXED's JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are on sale now. He plays DC on Saturday, and then returns to NY on Sunday for upstate festival The Hudson Project with labelmate Moon Boots, Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips and more.
All of his dates are listed, with the new mixtape and "Changes" streams, 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.
As mentioned, Simian Mobile Disco will release their live-recorded new album, Whorl, on September 9. Shortly after it's release, SMD will be over here for a few North American shows where they'll play Whorl in full, replicating its no-laptops creation. They'll play NYC on September 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with support from FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P. Tickets to MHOW go on AmEx presale at noon today, with the public on-sale beginning Friday (6/27) at noon.
The fourth annual Full Moon Festival happens on NYC's Beach at Governors Island on August 8. The fest has been announcing its lineup on instagram, and names include Delorean, Penguin Prison, Son Lux, JDH & Dave P, Wave Racer (who we just highlighted), The Knocks, EMEFE and more. All currently announced names are listed below. Tickets are on sale now.
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...
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at SXSW 2014 (more by Steven Noreyko)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Fear Of Men, Ablebody @ Bowery Ballroom
With a killer new lineup of the band and an enjoyable new album, dare we say Pains are better than ever? This tour -- with terrific UK band Fear of Men and Ablebody (who are also in TPOBPAH lineup -- is a can't miss for indiepop fans.
Death Cab For Cutie, Hamilton Leithauser @ Capitol Theatre
It's been a while since Death Cab went on a proper tour but they'll remedy that by kicking off a short Northeast run tonight. This one's just outside of NYC and also includes Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser, which should make for a good double bill of two artists who put out some of the more memorable indie songs of the 2000s.
TEEN, Icewater @ Baby's All Right
Teen's second album take's the band formerly dronepop sound and drags it into '90s R&B territory. Tonight's the record release show for that LP.
Reigning Sound, Nude Beach @ Brooklyn Bowl
Reigning Sound, the Memphis garage rock band led by Greg Oblivian, signed to Merge back in 2012 and they're now set to release their first album for the label, Shattered, which comes out on July 15. Expect new songs tonight.
Ex-Cult, Pampers @ Mercury Lounge
Speaking of Memphis, that city's ragers Ex-Cult just released their new album, Midnight Passenger, that balances sneering rippers with a few moody extended jams. This is their first of two NYC shows this weekend, tonight with Brooklyn "thug pop" band Pampers (who are great).
Cass McCombs, Endless Boogie @ MHOW
Cass McCombs released a whopper of a double album last year -- the acclaimed Big Wheel and Others and between that and the two albums he released in 2012 (not to mention all his other albums), he's got a lot choose from. Prediction: he plays at least a few brand-new songs tonight.
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Okayafrica Electrafique, Chief Boima, DJ Underdog @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
To quote Wikipedia, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars is a band from Sierra Leone which was formed by a group of refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War. This show is one of Celebrate Brooklyn's free dance parties and runs from 7-10 PM.
Manchester Orchestra, Balance and Composure, Kevin Devine @ Terminal 5
Expect an overload of massive alt-rock riffs from Manchester Orchestra and Balance & Composure tonight, and things should get a little softer (but not too much) during Kevin Devine's opening set.
Prizehog, Insect Ark, Stephen Brodsky, Colomboid @ Cake Shop
Things should get pretty dark at Cake Shop tonight with Insect Ark (former Angels of Light member Dana Schechter), Cave In singer Stephen Brodsky, and more.
Leverage Models, Weeknight, Long Arms @ Cameo Gallery
If you love Big '80s music like The Associates, ABC, and (early) Spandau Ballet, you will probably dig the widescreen sounds of Leverage Models who have a firm grasp on that, right down to the saxaphone and syn-toms.
The Golden Grass, Verma, Ecstatic Vision @ Death by Audio
Chicago's Verma intertwine elements of gothy post-punk, krautrock, Eno-esque ambience and Detroit-style burners into a heavy, groovy psych sound. Their new album on Trouble in Mind is excellent.
Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), BICEP, Daniel Avery, JDH & Dave P @ Output
The always-fun dance duo Simian Mobile Disco return to NYC to DJ Output's weekly Input party with their collaborator Bicep, Factory Floor's pal Daniel Avery, and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P.
Andrew W.K. in conversation with Phillip Crandall @ Strand Bookstore
Phillip Crandall wrote the 33 1/3 series book on Andrew WK's 2001 debut, I Get Wet, and tonight he discusses it with AWK himself. Free admittance with purchase of the I Get Wet book.
'We Are the Best' screening w/ Petal War @ Trilock Fusion Center for the Arts
Though writer/director Lukas Moodysson has gone to dark places in the past (Lilya 4-Ever? Yikes) this is a sweet, funny movie about three misfit 13-year-olds who decide to start a punk band in 1982 Stockholm. If some bad language isn't a problem, it makes a good family film. This is being screened as part of Rooftop films with a live performance from the very appropriate PetalWar.
'Upside Down: The Creation Records Story' @ Videology
Part of BV editor Bill Pearis' "Sound & Vision" series at Videology, tonight features the documentary about the label that gave us The Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis and many more. It's an entertaining and very rock-n-roll film (though the Scottish accents are THICK). Bill's DJing afterwards and they're giving away a pass to this year's NYC Popfest at the screening. Free.
Michael Hurley @ Union Pool
Having spent time in the '60 Greenwich Village scene with his work covered by Holy Modal Rounders and others, acclaimed folk songwriter and performer Michael Hurley has remained active and prolific into his '70s. Advance tickets of tonight's show are sold out, but a limited amount will be available at the door.
Unholy Grave, Birdflesh, Mesrine, War Master, Entrails @ Saint Vitus
Unfortunately, Excruciating Terror had to drop off this show but it's stacked regardless. Japanese grinder Unholy Grave return for their first NYC appearance since 2006, Swedish grinders Birdflesh make their first NYC appearance ever, Canada's Mesrine and Swden's Entrails both make their US debuts tonight, and the bill's rounded out by ex-Insect Warfare Bolt Thrower worshippers War Master.
Erik Friedlander @ Subculture
Avant-garde cellist and John Zorn cohort Erik Friedlander celebrates the release of his new album, Nitehawks, which features (like this show) his Bonebridge Band.
Direct Effect, The Saddest Landscape, Rescuer, Capacities @ Suburbia
It's a stacked bill of post-hardcore at Suburbia tonight with Direct Effect who have sort of a Fucked Up/Paint It Black thing going on, The Saddest Landscape and Rescuer who are both in the Touche Amore/PBTT vein, and Capacities who are the most metallic band on the bill.
LVL UP, Kite Party, Three Man Cannon, Downies @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
Philly bands Kite Party and Three Man Cannon (ex-Tigers Jaw) are currently on tour together, and likeminded in that they're decidedly non-punk bands coming from a punk scene. Local regulars LVL UP headline and openers Downies include members of both LVL UP and Porches.
Stone Jack Jones, Coupler, LYLAS, Wooden Wand @ The Delancey
Nashville folk singer Stone Jack Jones is currently touring as a "Nashville circus" which brings him and other Nashville pals together for a unique show. Moved to The Delancey from Mercury Lounge.
UPDATE: both the Ex-Cult show and the Stone Jack Jones show at Mercury Lounge were cancelled due to a giant sinkhole outside of Katz's Deli. They may be moved to other venues, stay tuned.
UPDATE 2: Stone Jack Jones moved to The Delancey.
UPDATE 3: Ex-Cult moved to Fontana's.
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Pantha Du Prince at Good Units in 2011 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Berlin's Pantha Du Prince, who was last in NYC for his first US collaborative show with The Bell Laboratory, will return to these shores for a short tour this May. For this tour, main man Hendrik Weber will be performing new material in his new "Triad" lineup which includes longtime collaborator, NYC's Scott Mou (also one half of Jane with Panda Bear) and Norway's Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg. In addition to performing with him, Scott Mou will also open the shows with a solo set. The tour concludes in NYC on May 9 at Le Poisson Rouge with a show that also includes FIXED's JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed 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...
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...
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...
by Andrew Sacher
Australian production duo Flight Facilities (aka Hugo & Jimmy) have been releasing singles with different guest lead vocalists for the past few years. In 2010, they surfaced with "Crave You," a Bird and the Bee-esque indie pop tune with vocals from Giselle Rosselli, followed by 2011's disco-y "Foreign Language" with vocals from Jess Higgs. Then last year saw two more tracks from the band, the poppy "With You" with vocals from Grovesnor, and the darker, expansive cut, "Clair De Lune," which features vocals from Christine Hoberg (that one made a fan out of My Morning Jacket's Tom Blankenship). You can watch the videos for all four singles below.
The duo are on a North American tour now which passes through NYC this week for a show at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday (3/27) with Baio (of Vampire Weekend) and Friendly Greg, and again for a FIXED/Verboten party on Saturday (3/30) at SRB Brooklyn (177 2nd Ave) with Tensnake, Light Year and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P on the boards. Tickets for the LPR show and the FIXED show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with those videos, 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.
Chicago footwork producer DJ Rashad released the excellent TEKLIFE Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi album earlier this year, and played a Brooklyn show at 285 Kent soon after with Total Freedom and J-Cush. All three of those artists will be returning this weekend for another show at 285 Kent on Sunday (9/23) with Visionist and a "surprise special guest." No word on who the guest is, but the show is the official after party for the Gang Gang Dance and Prince Rama show happening at 285 Kent earlier that night (the third of three GGD shows in NYC this weekend). Admission for this all ages party is $5 before 1 AM and $10 after.
As for LA producer Total Freedom (aka Ashland Mines), who opened on tour for Gang Gang Dance last year, he'll be landing in Brooklyn a bit earlier for a warehouse party at 110 Troutman TONIGHT (9/21) with $hayne and Rizzla. The flier for tonight's show is below.
Meanwhile, J-Cush will also be at 285 Kent on Saturday (9/22) for the previously mentioned Sasha Go Hard show. That bill also includes DJ Manny, Cedaa, and Durban. $5 at the door before 1 AM. That will be Sasha's second NYC show of this week, having played Santos with LE1F last night (9/20). How was that show? Sasha loved it.
If dancing into the wee hours of the night is your thing, those three shows are only two of the many dance options in NYC this weekend. Head below to see more...
by Bill Pearis
Yacht at South Street Seaport, Aug 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Yacht will play what promises to be a wild night at the Beekman Beer Garden on August 30. (Hopefully not this kind of wild.) The duo will headline what's being called Full Moon (yes it's a full moon that night), a party that also features Modular's Sneaky Soundsystem, Gigamesh, Tesla Boy, and FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P. There will also be "dazzling visuals" and "fire dancers." That sounds exciting. Could be a fun way ring out the summer. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and the flyer is below.
In addition to the Full Moon party, Yacht will keep themselves busy in August with a few festival dates as well as a few shows opening for Hot Chip in the Pacific Northwest. All Yacht tour dates are listed below.