Entries tagged with: Mad Decent
he MDBP 2013 artist Lineups and official event trailer are live! We're rolling through 13 cities this year featuring Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis and RIFF RAFF on select dates + More. Starting July 19th in Calgary and ending September 15th in San Diego, 2013's Mad Decent Block Party will be setting off on its largest festival undertaking to date, bringing a full day of musical performances and tons of fun on-site activitiesLineups and video below...
A limited number of Fanclub tickets go on sale tomorrow, which will also come with a FREE 30 day premium Mad Decent membership to their subscription service at https://drip.fm/mad-decent/. General tickets go on sale Friday & Saturday, VIP will also be offered at that time.
Mad Decent Block Party (more by Brook Bobbins)
Tickets to the 13-city Mad Decent Block Party tour are on early bird, $20 presale now if you can get the website to load. And though we still don't know who exactly is performing, venues are now announced. Brooklyn happens
at Williamsburg Waterfront, not to be confused with Williamsburg Park where they tried to have it last year.
UPDATE: Mad Decent's announcement is wrong. The Brooklyn show will in fact be at Williamsburg Park and not Williamsburg Waterfront.
All dates and most venues are listed below...
Lineups and venues TBA.
Diplo jumping off MHOW's balcony - 8/5/12 (via Diplo)
The Mad Decent Block Party returned to NYC this past Sunday (8/5), happening for the first time in the newly-christened Williamsburg Park instead of South Street Seaport, where it's been in previous years. Unfortunately, due to the storm that hit NYC on Sunday which picked up during Erol Alkan's set, the party was shut down early before headliners Major Lazer (the project of Mad Decent label boss Diplo). Before the party did get shut down, we got sets by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Bonde Do Role, Lunice, Riff Raff, Baauer, and more. You can check out some videos of the performances and the rain below.
After MDBP's cancellation, Diplo tweeted that Major Lazer would do an extra long set at the afterparty at Music Hall of Williamsburg, which also had sets by Erol Alkan, Lunice, and Jim-E-Stack. The party got pretty crazy, as you can see in the picture above of Diplo jumping off MHOW's balcony, but it didn't appease everyone. One angry MDBP attendee took to his blog to say, "Diplo (Major Lazer) invited the attendees from the free all ages event to a $10/21+ after show......Thanks a ton MAD DECENT." Granted, MHOW is also significantly smaller than Williamsburg Park and the party was announced way before the weather shut down the block party so it would've been hard to get in regardless, but he has a point that it doesn't totally "make up" for the cancellation. Major Lazer will be back in NYC for a much larger (paid) show on October 27 at Terminal 5 too (tickets).
Major Lazer at Governors Ball 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Diplo's Major Lazer project (which Switch is no longer a part of), who is set to play the Mad Decent Block Parties this summer, have just announced their own NYC show, which goes down on October 27 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/3) at noon. A full Major Lazer tour has not been announced yet but a few other North American October dates exist, all of which are listed below.
Meanwhile, we recently mentioned that more details for the summer's free Mad Decent Block Parties have been revealed, and that the NYC party will go down on August 5 at Williamsburg Park with Major Lazer, Erol Alkan, Bonde Do Role, Lunice, Riff Raff, Mr Muthafuckin' eXquire, Reptar, Zebra Katz, Bosco Delrey, Baauer, Kito, and Paul Devro. The party is free and all ages but RSVP is required.
Mad Decent has also just announced that they'll throw a Puma-presented official (21+) after party at Music Hall of Williamsburg that night (8/5). The only performers listed as of this post are Erol Alkan (who plays the party in Williamsburg Park) and "guests." Tickets for the party are on sale now.
A list of all currently known Major Lazer dates below...
Bonde Do Role at Bowery Ballroom in 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Back in June, we mentioned that the Mad Decent Block Parties were returning this summer and then earlier this month, they revealed a list of artists, but didn't say who was playing each city. Now venues have been revealed for all five parties and the lineups for NYC Philly, and Toronto have been announced as well. The FREE NYC party will happen on August 5 at WIlliamsburg Park (in previous years it was at the South Street Seaport) with Major Lazer, Erol Alkan, Bonde Do Role, Lunice, Riff Raff, Mr Muthafuckin' eXquire, Reptar, Zebra Katz, Bosco Delrey, Baauer, Kito, and Paul Devro. The parties are free and all ages but RSVP is required. All announced lineups are listed below.
Speaking of Lunice, his collaborative project with Hudson Mohawke, TNGHT (pronounced "tonight") released their self titled debut EP this week (7/24) via Warp/Lucky Me. If you've yet to hear it, you can stream the entire thing below.
As for Bonde Do Role, the block party will be their first NYC show quite a while. You may remember that their original singer, Marina Ribatski left the band in 2007 and was replaced by two other singers, Ana Bernardino and Laura Taylor, who joined the band by winning an audition done with MTV Brasil. Ana has since left the band too and they are now a 3-piece fronted only by Laura Taylor. The new incarnation of the band put out their first album in five years, Tropical/Bacanal, last month via Mad Decent. The album was co-produced by Diplo and Filip Nikolic of Poolside (who have two NYC shows this week). The album features guest appearances from Caetano Veloso, Das Racist, Cecile, Rizzle Kicks, and The Death Set (who also has a NYC show coming up). The video for album track "Kilo" and a stream of another track, "Bang," which features Kool AD of Das Racist, are below.
Updated Mad Decent Block Parties info, the flier for the NYC party, video and streams are below.
by Andrew Sacher
As just mentioned, The xx have revealed the openers for their upcoming tour and the opener for the first leg of the tour, including NYC's Terminal 5 (8/2), is Montreal's Jacques Greene, who will be DJing at the sold out show.
Jacques just released his second EP of 2012, Ready, this week (7/16) via 3024 (his first, Concealer, came out in January). Though Jacques is from Montreal, his beats are well grounded in the UK. The EP's three tracks are all driven by UK funky and garage patterns, and they're accented by the manipulated vocal clips that dominate the post-dubstep world. It's a great (and quick) listen, and if you haven't checked it out yet, you can sample the entire thing with 3+ minute clips of each song below. Also check out the video for the title track below.
While Jacques is in NYC, he'll be sticking around (or given the two week gap, perhaps he'll be scheduling more shows and then heading back) for two more NYC shows, including one at Le Bain on August 17 before playing Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on August 18 with Floating Points, Secret Circuit, and Hieroglyphic Being. Tickets for Warm Up are on sale now. Jacques is also one of the many artists lined up for this summer's Mad Decent Block Parties. He's already set to play the Toronto one on July 28 (the only one whose lineup has been announced), but the NYC party falls on August 5, just after he plays T5 with The xx, so it seems possible that he might play that one too.
Meanwhile, The xx just added a second night at Paradise Theatre in the Bronx in October.
A list of all Jacques Greene dates, the Ready sampler and video are below...
Action Bronson at Red Hook Park in June (more by Eric M. Townsend)
As mentioned, Mad Decent Block Parties are returning this summer, hitting Toronto, Philly, NYC, Chicago, and LA. When we last spoke, lineups had not yet been announced. They still haven't revealed specific lineups by city, but we've now got the full list of artists who will be playing Mad Decent Block Parties this summer and it includes Major Lazer, Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Spaceghostpurrp, Lunice, Jacques Greene, Casey Veggies, BADBADNOTGOOD, Baauer, Jim-E Stack, Bosco Delrey, Flosstradamus, Three Loco (aka Andy Milonakis, Dirt Nasty, and Riff Raff), and many more.
As mentioned, the parties are all ages and free, and RSVP is open.
The full lineup is listed below...
Mad Decent Block Party in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Like they've done in the past, Mad Decent will be throwing block parties in NYC, Philly, Chicago, LA, and now also Toronto, this summer. Lineups and locations have not been announced yet, but we know that NYC will get their party on August 5, and they've been at the South Street Seaport in previous years. All parties are all ages and free, but RSVP is required.
The flier and a trailer video for the parties, along with song streams from some Mad Decent artists below...
Kitty Pryde @ Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY (tiny_owl)
"...Pryde bounced through new cuts like "Orion's Belt" (though featured guest rapper Riff Raff was unfortunately not in attendance) and "smiledog.jpg," as well as older tracks like "Thanks Kathryn Obvious," which caused quite the reaction with its "I can go a lot harder than Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada" Kreayshawn reference. Though the crowd first took it as a diss, Pryde became slightly embarrassed, pausing to laugh and make clear that the lyric was not a dig before professing her love for Kreayshawn, New York Times journalist Jon Caramanica and hip-hop writer Andrew Noz in individual shoutouts.That Rolling Stone review comes from the much hyped Kitty Pryde show that took place at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn as part of the Northside Fest on Friday night. Billboard, Village Voice, NY Mag, and Pitchfork were there too. Vice just premiered her new video, which unlike the live show, does have Riff Raff, who just signed to Mad Decent, in it. Watch that and a live video from the NYC show, below...
The Daytona Beach native closed her set with "Okay Cupid" and "Give Me Scabies," the latter of which samples Carly Rae Jepsen's inescapable smash "Call Me Maybe." As the crowd sang along, people seemed pleased, excited, and energized by Pryde's endearing confidence and charisma. "This is my first show where I didn't know anyone, so if I did bad, I'm sorry," she confessed as she left the stage..." [Rolling Stone]
photos by WEIRD MAGIC
Gang Gang Dance and many others performed live at the free Mad Decent Block Party at the South Street Seaport on Saturday. Here are some pictures (from the second half of the day). They continue below...
SATURDAY FOR FREE AT THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT:
Claude Von Stroke 8:00-9:00Preparty at the Hold Gallery tonight (Friday).
Gang Gang Dance 7:00-8:00
ZEDS DEAD 6:00-7:00
The Hood Internet 4:30-5:30
Bosco Delrey 4:00-4:30
PO PO 3:30-4:00
BAIO (Vampire Weekend) DJ Set 2:30-3:30
Uproot Andy 1:00-2:30
Afterparty at Le Poisson Rouge Saturday night.
Mad Decent also released their first-ever label comp today.
"Wake n baked up, on route to NYC for the weekend." - Lunice
You may know Lunice from the remix he did with Diplo for Deerhunter's "Helicopter", his insane dance moves, or from his instructional cooking videos (watch/listen to all of it below). We just posted a track he did with ST 2 Lettaz of G-Side (you can also listen to it below). Over a year ago Dazed Digital wrote:
Lunice Fermin Pierre II is many things. The prolific Canadian young gun first found net celebrity with his cult YouTube dance videos, his intergalactic B-Boy stance scored by the beat pack - the discordant wave of club banging hip hop producers that include San Francisco's Lazer Sword, LuckyMe's Mike Slott and LA's Nosaj Thing. Lunice's own 80's inspired, glitchy soul thizzes across official remixes for Big Dada whilst the blog platinum bootlegs of MOP, Lil Mama and Aaliyah keep his ManyBrain.blogspot.com family in check.That blog has actualy become inactive, but Lunice has been keeping super busy.
He's got some upcoming dates including two this weekend in NYC: July 22 at Bowery Hotel with Pictureplane (DJ), Teengirl Fantasy (DJ), and Cool Places Soundsystem (in case you were wondering where that TBD NYC show on July 22 was going to be). Check out the flyer below, and note that RSVP may be required for the free party. Pictureplane & Teengirl Fantasy play live on July 23 at 285 Kent.
Lunice also plays Warm Up on Saturday, July 23 at PS1 with Gang Gang Dance (DJ), Syd tha Kyd, Miracles Club, and Laurel Halo.
He's also on the bill of Mad Decent Block Parties in Chicago and LA. He's not on the NYC party at South Street Seaport but Gang Gang Dance, who he shares a bill with at PS1 are. More Lunice dates below.
Speaking of Mad Decent Block Parties, Claude VonStroke was added to the NYC show and as hinted at, Curren$y was added to the Chicago date (now that he's done playing Pitchfork). Updated lineups and dates below.
All Lunice dates, videos, stream & updated Mad Decent lineups below...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
G-Side @ Pitchfork Fest
"...The Alabama hip-hop duo bobs and weaves across the stage. Live rap is often knocked as being lesser than rock & roll, but the MCs at Pitchfork have always been a highlight. Even when they suck up to the crowd, as G-Side does, with a call and response of "Ain't no party like a Pitchfork party, cuz a Pitchfork party don't stop." I've been to those parties. People go off in corners and debate Animal Collective too much at the Pitchfork parties.G-Side played day two (7/16) of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, as described in that review. Pictures are also in this post.
But G-Side provokes an array of synchronized arm activity in the audience--fist raising, finger pointing, palm pumping. I don't see Woods doing that. Even if they're a touch awkward coming from a horde of white kids, the chants of "We get money!" and "Lean to tha left!" raise the energy to at least four levels above chillwave.
ST 2 Lettaz, in a black muscle shirt, jumps off stage and leans into the crowd. He flows a little more poetically than his gruffer partner, Yung Clova. Lettaz begins one song a cappella, breathtakingly, and it connects better than anything else in the set, divorced of the towel-waving and slogan shouting. Overall, the tracks mix of early Outkast and early T.I. Definitely Southern, with slow-roll soul samples and tumbling synthetic snares. "I've got a jones in my bones for the street," goes one refrain. It's kinda cheesy, kinda dated, but charming in a throwback way I haven't really heard since Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. An underused female backup singer, with shaved temples and a feather earthing, pumps up the emotional level, belting a bit operatically at the smokedout opening, and slipping into Kayne's "Power" refrain later. If it wasn't for that inevitable "swag" blurting, and the Yeezy reference, this could be 1997, Piedmont Park, Atlanta. And I'm nostalgic." [Time Out Chicago]
G-Side are now on a short tour and play NYC at Tammany Hall this weekend (7/23). The Tammany Hall show is either free or $3 before 11pm (depending on where you look) and $6 after. White Ring are one of the many DJs also on the bill (G-Side is the only live act of the night). Flyer below. G-side also play "Mad Decent Mondays" in Philly (on Monday).
ST 2 Lettaz of G-Side recently contributed vocals to Montreal producer Lunice's track "Get Her High." Listen to that, with the flyer, all dates, and more pics from P4KFest, below...
As promised, Mad Decent are presenting free, all ages Block Parties in NYC, Philly, Chicago, and LA this summer. Each party's lineup is different and will have surprise guest appearances, along with food and carnival games. The first party is in NYC on July 30 at South Street Seaport with Gang Gang Dance, Zeds Dead, Claude VonStroke, BAIO (Vampire Weekend DJ set), The Hood Internet, Bosco Delrey, and PO PO. Artists playing other cities include Diplo, Das Racist, Curren$y, Reptar, Major Lazer, Death Grips and more.
The NYC block party is 9 days after Gang Gang Dance conclude their tour with Nguzunguzu and Total Freedom by headlining Rocks Off Concert Cruise on July 21 (no opener), and a week after they DJ at Warm Up (7/23).
Full Block Party lineups and dates below...
photos by Brook Bobbins
Like last year, Mad Decent will host a series of free outdoor dance party/concerts in select cities this summer. The "4th Annual Mad Decent Block Party" tour will bring Diplo and friends to Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and possibly a 5th U.S. city. Without getting too specific, they're promising Rusko, Major Lazer, and many more. Exact dates and lineups TBA.
Last year's NYC event was a crowded one at South Street Seaport on Saturday, August 7th with an advertised lineup of Eli Escobar, Max Glazer, Janka Nabay, Ricky Blaze & Chelly, Maluca, PO PO, Bosco Delrey, DJ Sega, Bathroom Sexx and Paul Devro. And it looked like this...
DOWNLOAD: Das Racist - Sit Down, Man mixtape (ZIP file)
Many of Das Racist's friends make appearances on their new 19-track mixtape which you can download for free above. The tracklist is below along with the video that contains the above cassette tape image. And many of their friends will make appearances at the release party taking place at Santos Party House tonight (9/16).
One of those friends playing the Santos show is Maluca, who, along with Natalia Kills, will open all dates on Robyn's just-announced November tour. Tickets are still on sale for the show at Terminal 5.
All Robyn dates, Das Racist's two new videos, and the mixtape tracklist, below...
"What began as a spontaneous event for friends and neighbors outside the label's Philadelphia headquarters and grew in 2 short years to the largest block party in city, the MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY is nothing short of a legend. Now in the event's 3rd summer, Mad Decent has teamed with Diesel and JELLY to bring the MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY magic across the country! Starting in Philadelphia and traveling to New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago over 4 consecutive Saturdays from July 31st to August 21st, the MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY promises banging music, carnival games, yummy food, super secret guests and all for FREE!"The NYC show will take place at South Street Seaport. More details below...
Elvis Perkins @ the 2009 Newport Folk Festival (more by Jim Brueckner)
tonight in NYC
* Orgfest (benefit) @ Southpaw
* Kid Rock (benefit) @ Terminal 5
* John Zorn's work @ The Stone
* Big Terrific (comedy) @ The Cameo
* Jason Anderson @ Pete Candy Store
* John Fogerty @ South Street Seaport
* Pet Shop Boys @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Cocorosie, Jessica 6 @ Highline Ballroom
* Joe Jack Talcum & Kevin Seconds @ Asbury Lanes (NJ)
* Ned Sublette (reading) @ Barnes & Noble (82nd & Bway)
* Elvis Perkins, Ra Ra Riot (DJ) @ Housing Works Used Book Cafe
* Talk Normal, Jana Hunter, Gary War, Effing, Twistycat @ Market Hotel
* Throw Me the Statue, The Brunettes, Nurses, U.S. Royalty @ Mercury Lounge
* The Black Crowes, Levon Helm Band, Truth & Savages Co. @ Rumsey Playfield
* Shudder To Think, Pattern Is Movement, Blame the Patient @ Bowery Ballroom
* Titus Andronicus, The Smith Westerns, The So So Glos @ Monster Island Basement
Titus Andronicus and The So So Glos, who are hitting the road together, play the first show of that trip at Monster Island Basement with The Smith Westerns. More about The Smith Westerns in This Week in Indie.
Former CCR frontman John Fogerty plays a free show at South Street Seaport tonight.
"The second installment of Orgfest, a show to benefit the Women's Refugee Commission, will take place at Southpaw on September 2nd at 9 p.m. For the $10 cover, the bill packs a serious punch: the Brooklyn neo-folk outfit Dinosaur Feathers, the live hip-hop of Architects + Demolition Men, a rare solo performance from acclaimed artist Emanuel Ayves from Emanuel and the Fear, and comedians between sets."
Cocorosie kick off their first N.A. tour in more than two years with a show at Highline Ballroom. Jessica 6 (featuring Nomi of Hercules and Love Affair fame) opens.
Elvis Perkins and Ra Ra Riot play at a benefit for and at Housing Works Used Book Cafe.
Shudder To Think plays with Pattern Is Movement and Blame the Patient at Bowery Ballroom.
The Mad Decent Block Party, which went off in Philly on August 15th, featured music from Major Lazer and a whole lot more. See a brand new video from the party below.
An interview with the always eloquent Damian Abraham of Fucked Up is below.
Last week in dance was not my favorite. I enjoyed Losoul's set at Sunday Best, and the urban landscape "Afterparty" at Warm Up at PS1 (though not the music so much) . More about both of those in Part 2 of the Week In Dance. For now, here's what's happening Thursday & Friday:
DOWNLOAD: Thunderheist - Nothin 2 Step 2 (Idiotproof Remix) (MP3)
Canadian electro-hop duo Thunderheist kicked off a North American tour last night (June 18th) in Boston. That trip brings them to NYC tonight (June 19th) for a show at Studio B's Finger on the Pulse 'Yikes' party. Also at the show will be Wallpaper and resident DJs Terry Diabolik and Never Forget. Tickets are on sale, and we have THREE pairs to give away. Info on how to win is below.
DJ duo Finger on the Pulse appear regularly at Studio B and elsewhere in the city. On August 9th (not 2nd - there are two dates floating around), they will be DJing at the free Williamsburg Waterfront show (that Simian Mobile Disco is also playing).
Thunderheist's self-titled debut LP came out on Big Dada earlier this year. The latest single from that, "Nothing 2 Step 2," was released on its own EP in May. A video for that song, with the EP art, track list, and all tour dates, is below...
DOWNLOAD: Diplo vs Telepathe Mad Decent mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Little Jinder - Polyhedron (Black Holes Remix) (zSHARE MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Little Jinder - Polyhedron (The Boys and Girls Club Remix) (zSHARE MP3)
Boy 8 Bit
Thursday night (10/16) I'm most looking forward to seeing Diplo, Abe Vigoda, Telepathe, and Boy 8-Bit at Webster Hall. The show is part of the Mad Decent 2008 Tour. Out of those four Abe Vigoda (who played a couple of other shows in the NYC area this week) and Telepathe (who played the Seaport in July among other places recently) haven't really been on my radar. I just recently heard a couple of Telepathe tracks and wasn't into them. With Diplo, things have been the opposite as he and his label, Mad Decent, are inescapable at this point. After trying to avoid him for a long time, catching a little bit of one of his dj sets at Studio B, and hearing a good mix he had done back in March (which you can download from one of my posts from last month) I have finally yielded to the Diplo hype. Removed from all of that, out of those four acts, I highly recommend Boy 8 Bit. Back in March he swung through New York with very little warning, delivering a refreshing set of both old and new UK bangers to a very appreciative crowd assembled at Glasslands for a Thursday night Trouble & Bass party...
photos by Chris La Putt
Abe Vigoda @ The Yard, Brooklyn, NY - July 12, 2008
"Mad Decent presents DIPLO w/ Abe Vigoda, Boy 8 Bit, Telepathe, and Special Guests". That's how the tour that kicks off October 16th in NYC is being billed. Tickets for the Webster Hall show are now on sale (@ noon) (you can check the presale too).
Telepathe also has a NYC show scheduled with TV on the Radio.
Abe Vigoda was in NYC in July. One of the shows they played was at South Street Seaport. Another was at The Yard. More pictures from The Yard show, and all tour dates (and the Mad Decent tour poster), below....
DOWNLOAD: DJ Kombada - Spacial Mix (MP3)
"The residents of Dharavi, allegedly Asia's biggest slum, are thriving in hardship"
The best part of the whole night was how everyone, like everyone of every color danced their ass off. I had a couple people from workshop say they haven't danced in years and they danced the whole night. So anyways at 10:30 we shut it down, we all ate samosas and called it a day. Damn, you can't capture that on camera or film (literally my camcorder showed up pitch black) it probably the craziest party i ever played and it was drugless and alcoholess. [Paul Devro on Mad Decent]More about what the face of Diplo's Mad Decent blog is doing in India, HERE.