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photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Prince Rama at Cake Shop - 10/17/12
Prince Rama

BV photographer Amanda Hatfield and I were both running around the L.E.S. on Wednesday (10/17) and we crossed paths at the Terrorbird/Impose day party at Cake Shop. I got there when Jerome LOL was on. Jerome was one half of the now-broken-up LOL Boys, and even without his partner (Markus Garcia, who is also working on solo material now), Jerome was one of the better DJs I saw at this year's CMJ. Jerome LOL was followed by Mykki Blanco, who blew the roof off of Cake Shop (and not just because he's almost as tall as the basement's low ceiling). The venue really began filling up for him and he had most of the crowd dancing along. Fellow NYC locals Prince Rama followed and kept everyone just as upbeat as Mykki just made them. Though CMJ is a great time to check out new bands from around the world, parties stacked with local faves are a great time too. The show ended on an equally high note with a set from Pictureplane, who isn't from around here, but plays NYC all the time too, and is always worth showing up for.

Amanda was there for Prince Rama and Pictureplane, and she also caught Win Win earlier in the day, who I unfortunately missed. More pictures of those three artists are below.

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by Andrew Sacher

LOL Boys

As mentioned, Bass Squad are hosting the "On the Rocks" summer residency at Drom, which kicked off in May with Baauer and Flosstradamus, continued in June with Nicky Da B and Heartbreak, and in July with Kingdom and Sleepyhead. The August party at Drom goes down tonight (8/2) with LOL Boys, Sound Pellegrino, Thermal Team, Sleepyhead, Crisp, and Alex English. It's a 21+ party, $15 admission, and runs from 10 PM to 4 AM. The flier for tonight's show is below.

LOL Boys just released their Changes EP, which includes four original songs and remixes of the title track by Shlohmo and Anenon. Though it's a little hard to their name seriously, LOL Boys' music is a different story. The new EP works as the chill, sunny afternoon cousin of the ghostly Shlohmo, who they've shared multiple bills with. All vocals on the album (though heavily manipulated) were performed live by guest singers Heart Streets and Angelina Lucero. You can stream the EP in full below or purchase it for $6 on bandcamp.

Speaking of Bass Squad, they're also doing a show at Slate on August 30 with Brenmar (who plays NYC tonight), Sinjin Hawke (who plays NYC twice on Saturday [8/4]), and XXYYXX.

Flier for tonight's show, the LOL Boys EP stream and a list of all dates below...

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DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "So Close to Paradise 3" (Physical Therapy Remix)
DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "Here In Heaven 4 & 5" (CFCF Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: How to Dress Well - "Here In Heaven 3" (Elite Gymnastics Cover) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "Minneapolis Belongs To You 3" (LOL Boys Remix) (MP3)

Elite Gymnastics
Elite Gymnastics

Brooklyn's Lemonade, whose new album Diver comes out later this month via True Panther, will play a local show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 2 with Teengirl Fantasy and Elite Gymnastics. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (5/16) at noon.

Last month, Lemonade released a 12" for Diver single, "Neptune" featuring remixes from Mike Simonetti, Sinjin Hawke, Pasternak, and Jacques Renault. Grab the original HERE and stream all four remixes below.

The MHOW show will be the first NYC show for Minneapolis K-Pop influenced electronic duo Elite Gymnastics, who just wrapped up a tour with Sleigh Bells and Javelin. They've got a bunch of free releases on their tumblr, including the recently released RUIN 3, which compiles covers and remixes of tracks from the impressive RUIN 1 and 2, which have since been combined for a not-free vinyl release on Acephale. RUIN 3 includes remixes by CFCF, LOL Boys, and Physical Therapy and a cover by How to Dress Well, all of which you can download above or stream below. It also includes remixes by Natalie Bootleg and Anime Skyscraper, the latter of which you can stream below.

Their next release, RUIN 4, is available for pre-order at the Acephale webstore as a bundle with poster, buttons, and t-shirt. The CD includes two previously unreleased tracks from the RUIN sessions, all of RUIN 3, and more TBA.

Speaking of Sleigh Bells, they've announced a set of July tour dates that include Making Time 12th Anniversary HYPER-RAGER in Philly. All dates are listed, along with the above-mentioned streams, below...

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TEED

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs -- aka Oxford, UK's Orlando Higginbottom -- is playing a previously (and soon to be again) sold-out show Friday night (5/4) at Glasslands. Tickets just went back on sale so act quick and you may get a pair. If not, we're giving away a pair of tickets to the show. Details below.

The show is a late show (after Spectrals) with doors at 11:30 and is, like all Glasslands shows, 21+.

LOL Boys open for TEED at Glasslands and meanwhile play with Shlohmo at The Studio tonight (5/3).

TEED's debut album, Trouble, is due out on the newly-revitalized Casablanca Records on June 12. Until then, check out what's up on Spotify, and watch the video for new single "Tapes & Money" below.

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RL Grime
RL Grime

Shigeto (who we've previously mentoioned HERE, HERE and HERE) has a few UK shows scheduled this month, and upon returning home to Brooklyn, he'll play a live show on May 26 at Glasslands with DJ sets by Shlohmo and Braille. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, Shlohmo (who we've mentioned HERE and HERE) will play in NYC even sooner at The Studio at Webster Hall on Thursday (5/3) with LOL Boys and RL Grime. Tickets for that show are available.

Speaking of NYC producer RL Grime, he just released his first EP, Grapes, which you can stream/purchase on bandcamp. It features remixes from Shlohmo and LOL Boys, who share the stage with him at Studio tomorrow, in addition to remixes by Salva and Groundislava.

All dates and a relatively new Shigeto song stream below...

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Shlohmo
Shlohmo

Shlohmo was just in NYC for a Glasslands show with Salva (1/28) last week before the two producers flew over to Europe for a short tour together (how was it?).

Upon returning to North America, he'll play another NYC show when he opens for fellow LA producer Groundislava at Cameo on February 17. Moon Bounce is also on that bill and tickets are on sale now. A little less than a month later, Shlohmo will play another NYC show at The Studio at Webster Hall on March 10 with LOL Boys. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday (2/4) at 10 AM.

Shlohmo's Vacation EP comes out next week (2/7) via Friends of Friends, and as mentioned features a remix from tourmate Salva, which just surfaced this week. Salva put his spin on the previously released single, "wen uuu." Stream his remix and the original below.

All dates and stream below...

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