Entries tagged with: Kingdom
by Andrew Sacher
Earlier this year, Dawn Richard released the genre-defying album, Blackheart, which was part art pop and part R&B, without ever strictly adhering to either. Since then, she changed her moniker to D∆WN and dropped the one-off single "Running From Sane" for Adult Swim which is even weirder than anything on the album (listen below). Going by that song, it seems like her work is only going to get more interesting, and this new interview with FADER suggests the same thing. She talks about working with Fade To Mind producer Kingdom, who has previously collaborated with the similarly forward-thinking R&B singer Kelela:
I was talking with Jacky, who works with Opening Ceremony, and I was like, "you gotta figure out how to get me in with Fade To Mind, because I think they're fucking amazing." A year later, I randomly see Ezra [Kingdom] and I'm like "Yo, we should do something, let me get in a studio with y'all!" The first day [in a studio], we did five songs. The rest is history. We did the PAMM Institute thing together, and we're going to do MoMA together as well. That's been the relationship ever since, we make sense. I think the way Fade To Mind works is brilliant. It's organic, they only do it if it feels good, they don't push it. And in the last few years, I've really been in that place where if it's organic then I'll do it, if it doesn't feel good I won't do it. I think that's why we work so well.Dawn says the Kingdom collaborations should hopefully appear on her next album, RedHeart (the conclusion to her trilogy which also includes 2013's GoldenHeart). She also talks about some dream collaborations:
I'm really, really in love with artists like Girlpool. With Arca. With SOHN. I wouldn't even want to do anything other than just sit in the studio and smoke and listen to shit. I just think they're innovative. Girlpool reminds me of the old girl bands who had the two part harmonies, and they were--not angry, but their voices just have so much in them they barely need anything else. Because everything is so processed these days, with vocals, it feels good to hear something so raw.Both Dawn and Kingdom are on this weekend's installment of Warm Up at MoMA PS1 (8/29). It also features Matias Aguayo, DJ Windows 98 (aka Arcade Fire's Win Butler), Murlo and False Witness. Tickets are still available. It's the second to last Warm Up of 2015, but the lineup for the final one (9/5) is still TBA.
Listen to "Running From Sane" below...
photo: Le1f at The Whitney in 2013 (more by Ryan Muir)
Local rappers Le1f and Mykki Blanco are teaming up for a show with electronic musician Kingdom at NYU's Kimmel Center on Thursday (2/19). The show's presented by NYU Program Board and NYU LGBTQ Student Center, and it's free for NYU students and only $5 for the general public. Doors are at 7, show at 8. Tickets will be on sale in person starting noon on Thursday. More ticket info and show flyer below.
Le1f was also just announced for Firefly Music Fest.
The Blind Shake at McCarren Park in June (more by PSquared)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Bob Dylan @ NJPAC
Bob Dylan begins his five-night Beacon Theatre run in two days, but ahead of that there's another chance to catch him not far from NYC tonight.
Interpol, Hundred Waters @ Terminal 5
Interpol may not change it up much on their new album, but if Interpol doing what Interpol does best is what you seek, you've probably already got tickets for tonight. It's the third of three shows, all of which were sold out. Make sure you don't miss Hundred Waters, whose layered art pop will be a great start to the night.
Blonde Redhead, VBA @ Bowery Ballroom
NYC indie greats Blonde Redhead have tackled dream pop, noise rock, synth pop and more in their 20+ year career, and returned this year with their ninth album, Barragán. Tonight's the second of three NYC shows on this tour, all with different openers. This one's got the rockin' VBA.
The Blind Shake, Wax Witches @ Baby's All Right
With a new album on Castle Face that is their rawest cut of animal beat garage proto-punk yet, The Blind Shake barrel into NYC for two shows. Tonight's the second.
Method Man, Redman, Berner, Mick Jenkins @ Best Buy Theater
While the new Wu-Tang Clan album comes out in less than a week, right now member Method Man is working with his pal Redman, who he's been collaborating with for two decades now.
Avan Lava, Clementine & the Galaxy, The Adversary @ Glasslands
Over-the-top dance act Avan Lava say Goodbye to Glasslands (which closes at the end of December). They're still together, just their final show at the club.
Kingdom, Ma Nguzu, Rizzla, Dubbel Dutch, False Witness, special guests @ Good Room
LA beatmaster Kingdom is debuting a new party called Viper XL tonight at the Good Room which used to be Europa. In addition to Kingdom himself, the lineup includes Ma Nguzu of Nguzunguzu and other friends, plus special guests are promised. This will probably go late, and doesn't sound like a bad way to spend the biggest bar night of the year.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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DJ Pierre was a clarinet player from the Chicago suburbs. He was involved in local DJ battles, too shy to make many inroads into the Music Box crowd until his friend Spanky bought a cheap piece of gear called a Roland TB-303. It had been designed in 1982 to play basslines for buskers, but was fiddly, had failed commercially and had been pulled from the market in 1984. Spanky and Pierre discovered that no matter how much they turned the knobs and tweaked the controls, it sounded less like a bassline than an approximation of a melting brain. The batteries died, they put new ones in, but the brain-melting sound was still there - it just wouldn't die. So they recorded it, over a beat that was already in the 303, called it 'In Your Mind', and gave a cassette of it to Ron Hardy. The first time he played it, 'In Your Mind' cleared the floor. A few spins later, at four in the morning, it caused a riot. People were screaming, on their backs kicking their legs in the air, slam-dancing into each other. Someone taped the mayhem and it got passed around Chicago on a bootleg cassette labelled Ron Hardy's Acid Tracks.Is it possible that acid house progenitors Phuture have never performed live in NYC? Apparently it is but that will change tonight as DJ Pierre and Spanky (plus new member Lothario Lee) play Williamsburg club Verboten (8/7). There will also be sets by Night Slugs co-boss L-Vis 1990, the Night Slugs-signed Kingdom, and Fade to Mind's Prince William. Tickets are available.
House had been minimal, two steps away from conventional song structure, but acid house sounded like nothing on earth - atonal, disorientating, genuinely frightening. Spanky and Pierre released the freshly rechristened Acid Tracks under the name Phuture and invented a whole new subgenre which was as far removed from Trans-Europe Express as it was from James Brown. "Just as Britain was deluged with first-generation house, Chicago started creating opportunistic skirmishes, all utilising the Roland 303, this weird contraption, a piece of junk neither Shep Pettibone nor Trevor Horn would give the time of day to. Phuture released the even heavier 'Slam'; Bam Bam's 'Give It to Me' repeated the title, deadpan, over a woman's cry. All shared the random squelched melody generated by the 303. Charismatic and modern, these records were exported to the UK, snapped up by DJs eager to be seen with a new square foot of Chicago real estate, and it was chaos. - [Excerpt from Bob Stanley's Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop]
Phuture have no other North American dates lined up but they do have a few UK/European dates in September. All dates are listed, along with streams of some of Phuture's classic acid tracks, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Pitchfork just posted their Top 100 Tracks of 2013. It's got what some people might call the worst song ever, the song with the most talked-about rap verse of the year, some surprises, and some of the year's most undeniable songs. Their #1 pick is certainly one of those undeniable songs, whether or not you're a fan of the artist who made it. What do you think of their list? Did your favorite song make it? Any glaring omissions?
Check out the full top 100 below...
Black Dice were supposed to play 285 Kent tonight (9/27) with Teengirl Fantasy, but that show had to be canceled at the last minute due to a family emergency.
In its place, 285 Kent will instead host a Lit City/Fade to Mind/Night Slugs party with a bunch of the regulars, including Bok Bok, Kingdom, L-Vis 1990, Rizzla, MikeQ, Jubilee, and J-Cush. Not a bad last minute replacement. Tickets for tonight's party are on sale now.
Fade to Mind is also throwing a party soon at Output on October 10, which also includes Kingdom, in addition to Nguzunguzu, Prince Will, and special guests. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
In related news, on October 1, Fade to Mind will release the debut from Teengirl Fantasy collaborator Kelela, CUT 4 ME. The album features production from Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Bok Bok, Jam City, Girl Unit, and more. Stream the Nguzunguzu-produced single, "Enemy," below...
Wavves at Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Earlier today, we mentioned that a bunch of punkish bands were added to Jay Z's Made In America festival, which goes down at Philly's Benjamin Franklin Parkway (8/31-9/1) this weekend. Since posting, one more band that fits that description has been added: Wavves. They play the Liberty Stage at 2:30 PM on Sunday. Full schedule here and tickets here.
Meanwhile, Nathan Williams and Stephen Pope of Wavves were also revealed (in an interview with Rolling Stone) as two of the radio hosts on the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V game that Rockstar Games is putting out on September 17. You can watch the trailer for GTA5 that came out today that features a song by Chain Gang of 1974 (Remember them? They're still a band.) below.
The game also includes a station hosted by Flying Lotus which will play much of his own music, along with tracks from Tyler the Creator, Outkast, Aphex Twin, Machinedrum, DJ Rashad, Thundercat, Clams Casino, Dabrye, Kingdom and Shadow Child.
Other hosts include Pam Grier, Bootsy Collins, Kenny Loggins and dancing outlaw Jesco White (!). And additionally, the game's score is being done by Tangerine Dream, The Alchemist, Oh No, and Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire).
Updated Wavves dates are listed, along with a video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Kingdom at Bowery Ballroom in December (more by David Andrako)
As mentioned, Brooklyn producer Kingdom released his his new EP, Vertical XL, last week (5/28) via Fade to Mind. If you're a fan of the darker, subdued side of headphone dance music, it's worth giving this a listen. The opening track, "Bank Head," which features lead vocals from Kelela, can be streamed, along with clips of the other tracks, below.
Kingdom will be supporting the new EP with some dates this year, including a show with Kelela in LA tonight (6/5), and he'll return home for a Brooklyn show on June 15 at Knitting Factory, as part of the Northside Festival. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and you can also try to get in with your Northside Badge. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, Kelela, who caught our ears last year when she sang on Teengirl Fantasy's album, has been working on her own career as well. She has a mixtape coming out this June via Fade to Mind and has some solo shows coming up this summer. She'll be going on a tour with inc. and Total Freedom which includes the previously discussed NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 14 (tickets).
All Kingdom and Kelela dates are listed, along with those streams, below...
Lee "Scratch" Perry at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
today in NYC
* Dolunay @ Barbes
* Cam'ron @ S.O.B.'s
* Grupo Chonta @ Barbes
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Secret Chiefs 3 @ The Stone
* Charli XCX @ Urban Outfitters
* Snowden, Isadora @ Mercury Lounge
* Cibo Matto, Federico Aubele @ Littlefield
* Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Groundislava, Fur, Time Wharp @ Glasslands
* Kelly Rowland, The Dream @ Best Buy Theater
* Dangerous Cans, The Tablets @ Death By Audio
* Slowdance, Beliefs, Painted Zeros @ Shea Stadium
* Aaron Neville @ New York Society For Ethical Culture
* Anvil, Acrassicauda, Lords of Mercy @ Knitting Factory
* The Field, Standish/Carlyon, Prism House @ Glasslands
* Eats Everything, Mike Simonetti, Paul Raffaele @ Output
* Breakfast In Fur, Slam Dunk, Babysitter @ The Rock Shop
* Shilpa Ray, The Veda Rays, Haybaby, Waltz @ Union Pool
* Devin, Lazyeyes, The Indecent, Lost Boy?, Rumors @ Pianos
* Mount Kimbie, Holy Other, Vinyl Williams @ Bowery Ballroom
* Jerry Joseph, Jeff Crosby & the Refugees @ The Mercury Lounge
* The Dictators, Deniz Tek, The Fleshtones, Livids @ Bowery Electric
* Tropic Of Pisces, Wanda & Wonder, Corbu, The Spookfish @ Silent Barn
* Hivesmasher, The Binary Code, Tiger Flowers, Family @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Thee As, Swiss Alps, Grand Resort, Literature, Zipper, The School @ Cake Shop
* Clark Kent, D-Nice, Stretch Armstrong, Tony Touch, Rich Medina @ Santos Party House
* The Othermen, Twin Guns, The Foxx, Organs, Juniper Rising, Forget It. Goodnight @ Don Pedro
* The Drums (DJ), Katarina Hybenova, George Ferrandi, Carlton Newton, Savona Bailey @ ArtHelix
* Lee "Scratch" Perry, Adrian Sherwood, The Congos, Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, Peaking Lights, Future Times, DJ Slow @ Le Poisson Rouge
If you're into dance music (and didn't get tickets to tonight's sold out Mount Kimbie show), you could spend the whole night at Glasslands, where The Field plays a show (tickets) followed by a late show from Groundislava (tickets).
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Kingdom released his new EP, Vertical XL, this week (5/28 via Fade to Mind), which features vocals on a track by Kelela, who just performed with at Downtown Music Festival. You can stream that EP in its entirety below.
Autre Ne Veut at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, Downtown Records are taking their Downtown Music Festivals to different North American cities this year, including NYC from May 10 to 11 across various LES venues, including Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, Angel Orensanz Center, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, Element, Capitale, Rockwood Music Hall and more.
In addition to the previously announced lineup of Black HIppy (aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, DIIV, Sky Ferreira, Trash Talk, Palma Violets, Teengirl Fantasy, and others; more acts have just been added. Those new acts include Andrewy Wyatt (of Miike Snow), Autre Ne Veut, Guards, Ryan Hemsworth, Port St. Willow, Kilo Kish, Ratking, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Vashtie, Fat Tony, d'Eon and Kingdom (playing with Kelela, who sang a song on the Teengirl Fantasy album last year and sings a song on the new Kingdom EP this year, which you can listen to below).
As mentioned this past January, Williamsburg got a new, 452-capacity dance club, Output at 74 Wythe Ave by N. 12th St. We weren't sure exactly what types of "techno, house and other EDM styles" would be booked at the venue, but we're happy to report that they've already got some great shows coming up, as part of their weekly Thursday party, INPUT.
We already mentioned that Shlohmo's tour with D33J hits the venue on March 7, but that show is even better than we knew then, because Rustie, Jackmaster, and Oneman are on it too. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Then on March 14, Maxxi Soundsystem will play with Compuphonic, Plastic Plates, and Let's Play House's Jacques Renault (tickets). Meanwhile, there's a Let's Play House party happening this Friday (3/1) at Le Bain with DFA Records DJ Shit Robot and Eug.
The Night Slugs crew is hitting the venue on March 21 for a great show which features Bok Bok, Kingdom, L-Vis 1990, Girl Unit, Mike Q, Rizzla, and a live set from Teengirl Fantasy collaborator Kelela. Tickets for that one are on sale now.
You can stream a Rustie track below...
by Andrew Sacher
Night Slugs, one of the best current labels for left field bass music, are putting together a mini-tour with Girl Unit, Kingdom, and label co-founders Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990. The tour surrounds Holy Ship!!, which sets sail off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale on Friday (1/4), and it hits NYC on January 11 at Steel Drums (35 Beadel Street in Brooklyn). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The show flyer, a list of all dates, and some song streams are below...
photos by Oliver Correa & Amanda Rohowsky / HiFi Cartel
"Mykki Blanco freaking out the crowd at Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. #fierceness #nobros" - Tavia Nyong'o
"#BEMF Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
exceeding expectations after 1 set" - Schuyler Van Horn
Nicolas Jaar / Gold Panda @ MHOW, 11/10/2012
The 2012 Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival went down this past weekend (11/9-10) at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Glasslands, Cameo, Public Assembly, 285 Kent, and Brooklyn Bowl, with shows running until about 4 AM each night. A worthy alternative to people who don't like the excesses of major electronic festivals like Electric Zoo and Ultra Music Festival, BEMF has become one of the most forward thinking ones around. And this year may have been their best lineup yet with some great names in IDM, downtempo, post-dubstep, deep house, instrumental hip hop, and more like Nicolas Jaar, Gold Panda, Photek, Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Mykki Blanco, Salva, Shlohmo, and many others.
N. 6th St. in Williamsburg was flooded with people, likely due to having Public Assembly right next to Music Hall of Williamsburg which is just down the street from Cameo, and the ticket pickup tent in the parking lot across the street. (Not that N6 isn't a madhouse anyway on the weekends.) But also very likely that on Saturday night it was due to one of the festival's most in-demand acts, Nicolas Jaar, whose set was pushed back from 1 AM to 2:30 AM after the last-minute addition of Dave P. Ashley from Et Musique Pour Tous wrote, "I've never seen Music Hall of Williamsburg as crowded as it was last night. For the first half hour of Nicolas Jaar's hour and a half long set, nobody could move, and dancing was an intimate experience to be shared with strangers." Hazel Sheffield call his set "precocious," writing:
He turned the chorus from Cat Power's 'Cherokee' - "Marry me, marry me to the sky," - into a slowburning, plaintive swirl of a lyric, then slipped the clanging chords from Dave McCallum's 'The Edge', best known as the opening sample on Dre's 'Next Episode', into an interlude, sending people wild for about two seconds, before they realised the joke was on them. Precocious, then. But completely absorbing.He also wrote that "not all of the acts at BEMF were so wilfully subversive," and that some of the DJs like Salva, who played Public Assembly on Saturday, kept things on the more in-your-face dancey side.
More pictures from the festival below.
BEMF 2010 (more by Chris Doss)
The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is here tonight (11/9) and Saturday (11/10), and since our last update, the full schedule has been revealed. They're no longer using Villain as one of the venues, but will be using 285 Kent instead.
Tonight's updates include Omar S, Drop the Lime, Nick Catchdubs, Morri$, Deadboy, Jackmaster, and Matt Shadetek playing Public Assembly; and Nadastrom & Sabo, Uproot Andy & Geko, and DJ Blass playing 285 Kent (all ages). Those are in addition to the previously discussed sets by Gold Panda, Photek, and more at Music Hall of Williamsburg; Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Fatima Al Qadiri, MikeQ, and more at Glasslands; and Braille, Brenmar, Mykki Blanco, Mess Kid, and more at Cameo.
Saturday's updates include Groundislava, Shlohmo, Salva, Lazy Brow, Jubilee, Wildlife!, Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Fantasy Thrilla, and a special guest at Public Assembly; and Hussle Club and Body Language at Brooklyn Bowl. Those are in addition to the previously discussed sets by Nicolas Jaar, Lauren Flax, Nick Hook, and Heathered Pearls at Music Hall of Williamsburg; KI:Theory, FaltyDL, Benji B, and Pearson Sound at Cameo; and Baths, XXYYXX, Hiawatha, and Shadowbox at Glasslands.
Tickets for the festival are still available, including 2-day passes, 1-day passes for Friday (Saturday is sold out), and a special all ages ticket, which grants you access to tonight's 285 Kent stage (the rest of the venues are 21+).
Flyers with full lineups and set times are below...
FaltyDL - 'Hardcourage'
As mentioned, FaltyDL has been at work on his new album, Hardcourage, which features the single "Straight & Arrow." Details on the album have surfaced and we now know that it comes out on January 22 via Ninja Tune. That's the awesome cover art above [very Barney Bubbles - Bill] and the tracklist, including "She Sleeps," a collaboration with Friendly Fires' Ed Macfarlane, is below. The "Straight & Arrow" single comes out next week (11/13) via Ninja Tune and features remixes by Four Tet, Gold Panda, and MikeQ & Divoli S'vere. FaltyDL also just revealed the video for that track, which you can watch below.
As mentioned, FaltyDL will play Webster Hall on December 7 with Skream, but you can catch him in NYC sooner than that because he's been added to the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, which happens this Friday (11/9) and Saturday (11/10). FaltyDL plays Cameo Gallery on Saturday with Pearson Sound, Benji B, and Ki:Theory.
Since we last spoke, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival has revealed more of its schedule (some of it is still TBA though). You already know that Music Hall of Williamsburg is hosting Gold Panda and Photek on Friday and Nicolas Jaar and Nick Hook on Saturday. In addition to Cameo's aforementioned Saturday lineup, on Friday they have Metro Area, Braille, Brenmar, Mykki Blanco, and Mess Kid. Glasslands has Kingdom, Nguzunguzu, Jam City, MikeQ, and Rizzla on Friday, and Baths, XXYYXX, Hiawatha, and ShadowBox on Saturday. Lineups are still TBA for Public Assembly, Brooklyn Bowl, and Villain. Tickets for the festival are still available.
FaltyDL video and album tracklist below.
As mentioned, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returns on November 9 and 10 to multiple Brooklyn venues, including Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl, Public Assembly, Glasslands, Cameo, and The Villain Loft. Since we last posted, the lineup has been expanded and now includes Shlohmo, Jam City, Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Salva, Groundislava, Brenmar, Nadastrom, Omar S, Mike Q, and more, in addition to previously announced names like Nicholas Jaar, Gold Panda, Photek, and others. The updated lineup is below.
Tickets for Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival are on sale now.
LA band Dunes, who (like Bleached) include a former member of Mika Miko, are heading out on a tour this summer which brings them to NYC for two shows in August. Those shows include New Museum on August 24 with Brooklyn's Household and Death by Audio on August 26. Tickets for the New Museum show are on sale now. Dunes recently dropped the track, "Dirt," which you can stream below.
Dunes are not to be confused with Brooklyn producer Jordan Welner, who also operates under the moniker Dunes. That Dunes is playing Drom on Friday (7/20) with Kingdom, Kastle, Sleepyhead, and Figgy. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The Drom show is actually listed on LA Dunes' bandcamp page, though bandcamp tour dates are powered by songkick, which causes confusing things like this to happen. Check out a stream of one of Brooklyn's Dunes' songs below.
A list of all dates and song streams below...
by Andrew Sacher
Kingdom has a few dates scheduled this month including the Prefix Northside Showcase at 285 Kent on June 16 where he'll co-headline with Shlohmo and be supported by Hot Sugar, Archie Pelago, and Xaphoon Jones (DJ). Tickets for that show are on sale now. The flier for the show is below.
Shlohmo also plays Warm Up at PS1 on August 11 with Evian Christ, Howse, Photek, and Autre Ne Veut.
And since I can't seem to mention Shlohmo without mentioning Shigeto, now seems like a good time to mention that the Brooklyn producer has been added as an opener to Clark's LPR show on Sunday (6/10) (tickets) and Gold Panda's Bowery Ballroom show on 8/2 (tickets).
All tour dates are listed below, along with some videos and that flier...
by Andrew Sacher
After So So Glos, Lost Boy, Life Size Maps, and Big Ups play 285 Kent tonight (5/25), an entirely different show will go down at the venue. Weird Terrain is throwing a dance party which will kick off at midnight and reign until the wee hours of the morn. The party's being headlined by Traxman (aka Cornelius Ferguson), who's pretty much running the game of footwork right now and has been a mainstay in the Chicago dance scene since the 90s. He recently released a great new full length, Da Mind of Traxman, on Planet Mu and you can stream the track, "1988" from that release below.
Tonight's lineup also includes Howse (aka Nathaniel Oak), one of the newest members of the small, but always impressive Tri Angle Records family. Like labelmates Balam Acab, Clams Casino, and oOoOO, Howse's beats emerge from dark, otherworldy swamps, rarely feeling like they've ever seen the light of day. And he'll be a great fit with Traxman tonight too -- underneath those swampy layers, he's blasting minimal footwork patterns that no doubt are inspired by the scene Traxman has long been part of. Tri Angle will issue Howse's most recent EP, Lay Hallow, on May 28. Listen to the track, "VBS" below.
Also on tonight's bill is 100% Silk artist Octo Octa (aka Michael Morrison), who dropped a collaborative 12" with La Vampires (aka Amanda Brown) last week. The collaboration is some of the strongest material I've heard from either artist. See for yourself by checking out the video for "Freedom 2K" and stream another track from the collab, "Wherever, Boy" below.
You can keep the party going at 285 Kent on Saturday (5/26) too when Lazer Sword (who are on Modeselektor's Monkeytown label) come through on their North American tour which kicks off tonight in Charlotte, NC. Tomorrow's show is with Night Slugs producers MORRI$ and Helix, along with resident Fade to Mind, Weird Magic, and S!CK DJs. Tickets are available. The tour is in support of Lazer Sword's new album, Memory, out now on Monkeytown. Stream the track, "Missed a Spot," from that release below.
Another dance option for tonight (5/25) is the Turbotax party at Santos Party House, which is billed as 'Fade to Mind vs Night Slugs." It's part of a North American tour that Bok Bok (Night Slugs) is on, and tonight he'll by joined by Rizzla (Fade to Mind) and Kingdom (who has releases on Night Slugs and runs Fade to Mind), along with Turbotax regular Rem Koolhaus. Check out a recent Night Slugs mix Bok Bok made, which features material from Night Slugs labelmates Girl Unit and Jam City, here. A list of all Bok Bok dates, his tour flier, and the flier for tonight's show are below.
Speaking of Night Slugs, both Jam City and Girl Unit have new releases out on the label this month. Stream clips of Girl Unit's Club Rez EP below and stream a genesis mix for Jam City's Classical Curves LP (his debut full length) here. Jam City is currently supporting that release on tour and will come to NYC for a turbotax party on July 27. A list of all Jam City dates and the tour flier are below.
One last related bit, LA duo Nguzunguzu, who have released material on Kingdom's Fade to Mind label, have a new EP coming called Warm Pulse. It will be out July 3 digitally and August 14 physically via Hippos in Tanks. The cover art is below.
A list of all dates, streams, video and fliers below...
Though there may be another release of tickets, the 2nd annual electronic music cruise Holy Ship!! sold out before any acts were announced. Or to be more specific:
Everyone who purchased a pre-book for HOLY SHIP!! will receive a token May 22 with a booking time to reserve a cabin. Only one pre-book is valid per cabin. Cabins can be booked by token holders anytime after the token goes live up until June 20. Token holders who do not book by June 20 are no longer guaranteed a cabin. If any cabins remain after this initial booking period, those who are on the wait list will be contacted.If the rest of the cabins aren't taken by those on the waiting list, then they'll be released to the general public.
Here's who ticket holders will get to see at the event taking place Friday, January 4 through Monday, January 7, 2013. Complete lineup listed below...
The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will take place across five venues (all of which are on N. 6th St in Williamsburg) this year, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Public Assembly, The Cove, Cameo, and Zablozki's from November 11 - 12. The lineup includes Four Tet (DJ set), Diamond Rings, Matthew Dear, Reggie Watts, Kingdom, Nguzunguzu, Daedelus, and more (with more TBA). Tickets are on sale now. The currently announced lineup is listed below.
Diamond Rings is releasing a limited edition 7" to accompany the European release of his debut LP Special Affections. The 7" features album track "You & Me" and a cover of Teenage Fanclub's "Mellow Doubt." You can stream that cover below.
Matthew Dear also plays Moogfest which takes place in Asheville, NC not long before BEMF.
Lineup and song stream below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
JEFF the Brotherhood / Friends (the band is called Friends)
A set of pictures from Sunday's free show continues below...
Kingdom @ PS1 in 2010 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Speaking of Nguzunguzu, they played a show last month at New Museum with Kingdom, whose label their most recent EP was released on. Kingdom has shows coming up too including two in NYC. He plays a TURBOTAX hosted party on Friday, July 22 at The Cove with Distal, Shigeto, and others. On July 31 he plays a free RCRD LBL Rock-A-Way Summer party at Rockaway Beach with JEFF the Brotherhood and (the band named) Friends (RSVP required). Fliers for both NYC shows are below.
JEFF the Brotherood returns to NYC in August as part of their tour with Pentagram.
Kingdom recently revealed the track "Take Me" which will be released on July 26 via Fool's Gold as a single b/w "If You Buck." Naomi Allen of Electrik Red contributed vocals to the track. Listen to it at Pitchfork.
Friends, who are on the Rockaway Beach bill, recently made a video for their track "Friend Crush" off the 7" single that you can download/stream on their bandcamp. They also play NYC the night before the Rockaway Beach party on July 30 at Glasslands with Sonny & the Sunsets, The Sandwitches, and Carnivores. Tickets are still on sale. The show is the last of a Sonny & the Sunsets/The Sandwitches' tour which also hits Mercury Lounge the night before (7/29). Tickets for the Mercury show are still on sale too.
All tour dates, fliers & stuff below...
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DOWNLOAD: Gang Gang Dance - "MindKilla" (MP3)
Gang Gang Dance at Creators Project (more by Ryan Barkan)
Lee Scratch Perry has given his twisted reenvisioning of "MindKilla", a track from Gang Gang Dance's recent Eye Contact LP which is out now via 4AD. The effects-laden track is stretched out from five to eight+ minutes and features additional vocals from the dub conjurer. Check it out above alongside the original above. The video for the track is below.
I'm guessing that the band will perform the original when they hit the road in early July. Tickets for the July 21st concert cruise are still available, and the NYC show now has an opener too. It's Bubbles who also supports Florence & The Machine/Twin Shadow at a sold-out Summerstage this week. You can check out a Bubbles video below.
Nguzunguzu and Total Freedom both support Gang Gang Dance on most dates during their July jaunt and, as discussed, both play New Museum with Kingdom TODAY (6/23). The five-hour show starts at 4pm and is free before 7pm. As also mentioned, after the museum you can follow the whole crew to the afterparty at SubMercer.
Gang Gang Dance also just announced a fall tour that shows love to the West Coast and Southwest. All dates and those videos are below...
"Nguzunguzu first made its mark in mid-'00s Los Angeles as co-hosts of the legendary Wildness parties near MacArthur Park. Around that time the duo started making tracks and mixes and dropping them online -- frantic, tribal sounds that drew on the convergence of Brazilian baile rhythms, Chicago house and London dance music to create primal, infectious grooves. Gradually over the last three years the production team has moved up the ladder, remixing Ciara, Lazer Sword and Ratatat, among others, releasing a few solid EPs, touring as M.I.A.'s DJ and producing much of her most recent mixtape, "Vicki Leekx."" [LA Times]LA production duo Nguzunguzu (Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda) released The Perfect Lullaby mixtape for DIS magazine earlier this year with a variety of tracks including Nicki Minaj, The-Dream, and Kingdom (aka Ezra Rubin). Stream and download the mix at DIS Magazine's website. They'll follow that mixtape with the Timesup EP on July 5 via Kingdom's Fade to Mind label. The EP is the first release for the new label. Check out the first track "Timesup" below via Paranoid Youth.
Nguzunguzu are playing NYC's New Museum on June 23 with Kingdom and Total Freedom (Ashland Mines). The "five hour day-into-night performance" is a collaboration with LA performer and filmmaker Wu Tsang who is in residency at the museum. Wu Tsang's residency is an attempt to showcase different aspects of his new film and performance piece Full Body Quotation. His first film, about the "legendary" parties referenced above, Wildness (currently in post-production), was made in collaboration with Total Freedom and Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu. Check out a teaser for the movie below.
The New Museum event is free before 7 PM and $12 after. Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, and Total Freedom also play the official after party hosted by DIS Magazine at Subtonic at 11 PM with MikeQ, Venus X, and $hayne.
Nguzunguzu and Total Freedom both head out on a tour with Gang Gang Dance in July. The tour ends one day before Gang Gang Dance play a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on July 21. The Rocks off show has no openers. Tickets are still on sale for the NYC show which is two days before GGD DJ a PS1 Warm Up event.
Teengirl Fantasy (live) and Physical Therapy (DJ) meanwhile play a Northside Merok Records showcase on June 18 at 285 Kent with Gatekeeper, Blondes and dj Ghe20 Gothik. Teengirl Fantasy also play Sled Island in Canada at the end of the month. They tour with Pictureplane in July.
Tanlines recently made a video for the super catchy "Real Life" off their 2010 Settings EP. According to a post on their facebook page on February 17, Tanlines are "very excited that they're almost done with their record." The record will be their first full length and will presumably be released sometime this year on True Panther.
Nguzunguzu album art and soundcloud stream, the Tanlines video, and other stuff below...