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Skrillex / iLoveMakonnen / coolin' down at Warm Up
Skrillex
I Love Makonnen
Sophie

MoMA PS1's 2014 Warm Up season ended this past Saturday (9/6) and it went out with a bang with a killer lineup of Evian Christ, Sophie and Lone. And depending on your feelings on Skrillex, it went out with either way more or way worse of a bang, since he was the surprise headliner. It was definitely insanely packed for Skrillex's set, to the point where people were even turned away before he came on. Skrillz wasn't the only surprise of the day though. iLoveMakonnen, who's apparently making a habit out of joining electronic producers at their day shows in NYC, came out during Evian Christ's set to get the MoMA PS1 courtyard going up on a Saturday afternoon. Forest Swords was also supposed to play but he was replaced by Doss at the last minute, and Doss' set was cut short due to the passing storm. We've got a set of pictures in this post of the whole day, with the exception of Doss.

There's a couple more chances to catch iLoveMakonnen as a not-surprise-guest in NYC, when he plays Gramercy on Friday (9/12) (tickets) and Baby's on 9/25 (tickets).

After Warm Up on Saturday, Evian Christ and Sophie kept the party going at 88 Palace and Lone did too at Glasslands. Anyone catch either of those? How were they?

More pictures from Warm Up, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

HEY QT

You already know UK producer SOPHIE from the very catchy "Bipp," or maybe from his newest single, "Lemonade" / "Hard" (streaming below). He's now announced a collaborative project with A.G. Cook (of the PC Music label) which they're calling QT, and they've signed to XL Recordings for their first single, "Hey QT." This one's a maximalist pop jam, as much an earworm as "Bipp" is. Check it out below.

UPDATE: Apparently there's some mystery as to who QT is. It may actually be the singer that Sophie and A.G. Cook produced this song for. Pitchfork says that's her pictured above, and that Sophie and Cook call her "a sparkling future pop sensation."

SOPHIE will be going on a short US tour this year, which brings him back to NYC for a previously discussed appearance at Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on September 6. It's the last show in this year's series, and one of the best lineups of the summer with Yeezus contributor Evian Christ, UK rave-fueled IDMer Lone, the psychedelic Forest Swords, and a special guest TBA. Tickets are still available.

All SOPHIE dates are listed, with those song streams, below...

Continue reading "SOPHIE teamed up w/ A.G. Cook for QT's "Hey QT" single on XL, touring, playing Warm Up (dates & streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

Lone

UK producer Lone returned with his fifth album, Reality Testing, last week (6/17) via R&S. It's the followup to 2012's excellent Galaxy Garden, which brilliantly brought '90s rave into the contemporary world of IDM, and on this one those rave parts are toned down a bit in favor of warped hip hop and more ambient atmospheres. Hear it for yourself by streaming it (via Thump) below.

Lone has dates coming up this year, including a previously announced live set at Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on September 6 with an absolutely stacked lineup of Evan Christ (who plays Output tonight), Sophie, Forest Swords (live) and TBA special guests (tickets). He's since announced that later that night, he'll play a live A/V set with visual artist/collaborator Konx-om-Pax at Glasslands. It's a late show, doors at 11:30 PM, and tickets for Glasslands are on sale now.

UPDATE: It's a full North American A/V tour which begins in Chicago. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Rustie who featured Lone on his 2012 Essential Mix, has a new album and tour too.

All Lone dates are listed, with the LP stream, below...

Continue reading "Lone released 'Reality Testing,' touring, playing live A/V set at Glasslands after Warm Up (dates, LP stream)"

Warm Up 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Warm Up

Each year, the Warm Up summer concert series brings forward thinking electronic music (and other related genres like indie pop, hip hop, etc) to the outdoor courtyard at Long Island City's MoMA PS1. This year's shows happen every Saturday from June 28 to September 6 from 3-9 PM (doors at noon). Admission is $18 in advance or $20 day-of.

Artists playing this year include Evian Christ (DJ), Lone (live), Sophie, Forest Swords (all the same day!), Cibo Matto (live), Pantha du Prince (live), Dam-Funk, Dutch E Germ, George Fitzgerald, Martyn, Simian Mobile Disco (live), Cashmere Cat, Vatican Shadow (live), Container (live), Jam City, Shamir (live), The Range (live) and many more.

Full 2014 schedule below...

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The Atlas Moth at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Atlas Moth

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* The SteelDrivers @ Joe's Pub
* Richard Shindell @ City Winery
* Willy Moon, Condola Rashad @ Pianos
* Wyatt Cenac, Josh Gondelman @ Littlefield
* The Campilongo Quartet @ The Living Room
* The Dunwells, Daniel Wayne @ Mercury Lounge
* Frank London's Shekhina Big Band @ The Stone
* Nightspa w/ Turbotax DJs @ Body by Brooklyn
* Whiskey Shivers, Emily Danger @ The Rock Shop
* Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner @ Gramercy Theatre
* Blood Revenge, Columboid, Noah Wall @ Cake Shop
* Alexander Turnquist, Eric Carbonara @ Pete's Candy Store
* Feast of the Epiphany, Diamond Terrifier @ Public Assembly
* Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Redfoot, Quickly Quietly, Jessi & The Mechanics @ Glasslands
* Sunshine Soldier, Ashcan Orchestra, Little Women @ Big Snow
* Hannibal Buress, Taylor Ketchum, Kate Hendricks @ Matchless
* Dre Day w/ Cosmo Baker, Nick Hook, Egg Foo Young @ 285 Kent
* Gojira, Devin Townsend, The Atlas Moth @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Vassals, Various Cruelties, Tan Vampires, Old Abram Brown @ Cameo Gallery
* Jangula, Lazyeyes, Heaven's Gate, Haybaby, Grand Resort (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl

Happy Presidents Day! It's also (Fuck Wit) Dre Day, and Everybody's Celebratin'.

Gojira, Devin Townsend, and The Atlas Moth play Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight, and their Irving Plaza which was rescheduled due to Nemo now happens tomorrow (2/19).

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UK producer Lone who released the great Galaxy Garden LP in 2012, has just revealed a new song, "AM Portal," which you can stream and download for free below.

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Pitchfork Honorable Mentions

Pitchfork just posted their Honorable Mention Albums of 2012, which they consider "20 records didn't make [their] Top 50 but they're not necessarily just Nos. 51-70." There are some similarities to their Overlooked Records of 2012 list that they posted halfway through the year. It also includes Frankie Rose's Interstellar, which did actually get Best New Music upon its release, unlike the other albums here. And it's got Waxahatchee's American Weekend and Jeremih's Late Nights with Jeremih, neither of which were reviewed throughout the year. Though they did review Waxhatachee (Katie Crutchfield)'s sister Allison's band Swearin', who also makes this list, and who (along with Jeremih) made Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks list.

Full list below...

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Shed RMX

"Alec Baldwin will be in some rockin' good company when he hosts Saturday Night Live for a record-breaking 16th time on Sept. 24. Grammy-winners Radiohead, who last stopped by Studio 8H in 2000 with host Kate Hudson, will help Baldwin kick off the 37th season of SNL as musical guests. Radiohead's latest record, The King of Limbs, was released back in February." [EW]
Radiohead releases TKOL RMX 1234567, a double CD of all the commisioned remixes for The King of Limbs via tbd Records on October 11. Full tracklist below.

The remixes all come from the series of twelve-inch singles the band has been releasing since July. The next one, pictured above, is out August 15th.

More importantly.... Radiohead in NYC on Sept 24? A US release on Oct 11? Let's hope that means live shows too!

Continue reading "Radiohead playing SNL (which means they'll be in NY), releasing double CD of remixes"