Entries tagged with: Modeselektor

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Moderat

Moderat, the collaborative project of Modeselektor and Apparat, will follow 2013's II with their third album, III, on April 1 via Mute/Monkeytown. That's the artwork above and the tracklist is below. They haven't released a track from it yet but stay tuned.

Moderat will also be touring internationally this year, including NYC on May 19 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/15) at 10:30 AM. All dates are listed, with the tour's trailer video, below.

Before the tour begins, Modeselektor will be in NYC on their own to DJ Output on February 5. Tickets are still available.

Continue reading "Moderat announce new album & tour"

photo: DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist at Irving Plaza in 2014 (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
Cut Chemist

There are tons of dance/electronic shows happening in NYC all the time, but we don't get a chance to post about all of them. Here's a roundup of some cool recently-announced stuff we've missed:

The Bunker is throwing a 13th anniversary party on Saturday (1/9) at Good Room with Function, Inland, Post Scriptum, Souffront, Servito and Kasenic. Tickets are available.

Last year, Berlin/San Francisco producer Xosar released the noisy techno album Let Go on Opal Tapes, followed by the free album Holographic Matrix that she dropped right before the new year. She plays a live set on January 14 at Good Room with local support from Aurora Halal (tickets). Listen to stuff off both albums below.

Also on January 14, DFA-signed acid house producer Marcus Marr brings his tour to Baby's All Right with Dave Harrington and Rioux on DJ duties (tickets). Listen to last year's "Brown Sauce" b/w "Peacemakers" single and check out all dates below.

Cloud rap producer Ryan Hemsworth returns to NYC for a show at Output on January 15 with Hu Dat. Tickets are available.

That same day, psychedelic dance duo Psychemagik will be at Good Room (1/15) with Francesco Tristano (live), Beto Cravioto + Higgins, Tuff Cone and DJ Timo (tickets).

There's a FIXED party at Good Room on January 16 with Justin Strauss and Billy Caldwell. Tickets are available.

German IDM producer Rone returns to NYC on January 21 at Output. Tickets are on sale.

Fellow German musician Hunee hits NYC a day later at Good Room (1/22) with Intergalactic Gary, Willie Burns and more (tickets). His debut album, Hunch Music, came out last year via Rush Hour. Stream some clips below.

Turntablist Cut Chemist heads over to play Output on January 23. Tickets are available. In related news, there's a new DJ Shadow song.

Omar S, whose last full length is the great deep house opus Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, plays Good Room on January 29 with Generation Next, John FM, Analog Soul Sounds and Turtle Bugg (tickets).

Or, on January 29 you can catch Barcelona's Maceo Plex at Output with Shall Ocin and Odd Parents (tickets). Sample his recent "Wash Away My Tears" / "Solar Detroit" single below.

UK producer Addison Groove comes over to our shores for a show on February 5 at Slake with Cameron Kush, Alex English, Dali and Hiyawatha (tickets). Stream "Allaby" off his recent split with Errorsmith on 50 Weapons, here.

Netherlands-born dubstep/house producer Martyn hits Good Room on February 24 with Contakt, Max McFerren, Sophia MA, Sheepshead and a special guest. Tickets are on sale.

photo: Modeselektor at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Modeselektor

The great Modeselektor return to DJ Output on February 5 with Benjamin Damage, Shed and Truncate. Tickets are on sale.

Matthew Dear makes another of his Verboten appearances on February 6. Tickets are on sale.

French Express' Jonas Rathsman makes his way to Good Room on February 25. Tickets are on sale. He recently put out a new mix, which you can hear below.

UK duo Bondax & friends are going on a short US tour in February, which wraps up in Brooklyn on 2/27 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for MHOW are on sale. All dates are listed, with a stream of their recent poppy single "Temptation" (ft. Erik Hassle), below.

The lineup hasn't been announced yet (and it probably won't be good), but Electric Daisy Carnival returns from May 14-15 at Citi Field. 2-day passes are on sale.

Other previously-mentioned NYC shows include Neon Indian (tonight, 1/8), Giorgio Moroder, Flying Lotus & Jon Hopkins, DJ Spinn & DJ Paypal, Tycho, Junior Boys & Jessy Lanza, St. Germain, Gary Numan, and more.

In other news, James Holden and Luke Abbott have a split on the way, which is something to look forward to.

What else?

Continue reading "NYC dance roundup: Modeselektor, Cut Chemist, Bondax, Ryan Hemsworth, Omar S, Marcus Marr, Xosar, Hunee, more"

omar

Syrian singer Omar Souleyman will release his new album, Bahdeni Nami, on July 28 via Modeselektor's Monkeytown Records. That's the cover art above and Modeselektor produced some of it, like the nine-minute "Enssa El Aatab" which you can stream below. Four Tet and Giles Peterson offer up production as well on the album.

Souleyman is in the US currently, playing the Treefort Festival in Boise, ID tonight, Slingshot fest in Athens, GA on Friday (3/27) and the Big Ears fest in Knoxville, TN on Saturday (3/28). He'll be back in May for a few more shows, including one at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on May 22 with Tasseomancy. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/27) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below.

Continue reading "Omar Souleyman worked w/ Four Tet & Modeselektor on new LP, touring, playing NYC in May (dates + new song stream) "

Moderat @ Moogfest 2014 (via @FestivalSnob)
Moderat

Moogfest is currently underway in Asheville, NC and runs through Sunday (4/27). Tonight (4/26) there's performances from Chic, M.I.A., Factory Floor, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, and more.

Last night, Moderat, the collaborative project between Modeselektor and Apparat, played the festival. They don't play North America too often, and their last NYC show was Electric Zoo 2013, but now that Moogfest is behind them they'll be playing a couple more shows on our shores, including one in Brooklyn TONIGHT (4/26) at 1260 Atlantic Ave with Nikola Baytala, Taimur & Fahad and Lauren Ritter. Tickets for tonight's show, which is presented by TBA Brooklyn, Resolute and Wordless Music, are available. Show flyer and list of remaining dates below.

LA hip hop producer The Gaslamp Killer also played Moogfest last night, and will come to NYC tonight as well. He's playing 88 Palace tonight (4/26) with psychedelic rap great Edan, Fool's Gold's Nick Catchdubs and Pablo Ygal. Tickets for that show are on sale now too. All of his dates are listed below as well.

Continue reading "Moderat and The Gaslamp Killer played Moogfest, playing NYC tonight (separately) and other dates"

Lee "Scratch" Perry @ LPR during RBMA 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Lee Scratch Perry

Remember when the Red Bull Music Academy "took over" New York City for most of May 2013, bringing in such luminaries as Brian Eno, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Giorgio Moroder, Kim Gordon, James Murphy, and many more to play and talk about music? You can relive that month -- or get a taste of what you missed -- in a new documentary, What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music:

What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music explores the challenges that a life in music can bring. Shot with hand-held cameras in a cinema verité style at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York by award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg, the film seeks to go beyond music, and ask questions about life itself.
The film will screen in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit on February 17 and then be released on the internet for free on February 18. Trailer for the documentary is below.

Additionally, there is a coffee table book too titled For the Record: Conversations with People Who Have Shaped the Way We Listen to Music which pairs artists with journalists and music industry types and lets the discourse flow. Nile Rodgers, Sly & Robbie, Erykah Badu, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Modeselektor and more are featured and all the pairings are listed, along with the book art, below.

Continue reading "Red Bull Music Academy documentary coming in February (watch the trailer), book out now"

Danny Brown at 2013 Afro Punk Fest (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Danny Brown

Even though the season doesn't official end until September 21, Labor Day (9/2) is generally seen as the end of summer and the last chance for NYers to get out of town and relax. Mind you some people find a half-empty city just as relaxing as a beach, and for those who will be in town this weekend there are lots of live music options. Head below for our Top 10 Labor Day Weekend music picks...

Continue reading "NYC Labor Day Weekend events (Fool's Gold Day Off, CT5, Electric Zoo, Thurston Moore, IPR anniversary & more) "

DOWNLOAD: Bondax - "Giving It All" (MP3)

Modeselektor at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Modeselektor

As mentioned, NYC electronic festival Electric Zoo is returning to the recently restored (after Governors Ball damage) Randall's Island from August 30 to September 1. Though much of the lineup is stuff you probably want to stay away from (like Benny Benassi, Tiesto, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, etc), there's also a handful of people worth seeing, including Four Tet, Moderat, Bondax, A-Trak, Diplo, Baauer, AraabMuzik, Skream, Cyril Hahn, RL Grime, Just Blaze, Joy Orbison, and Scuba. Tickets (3-day passes and single day passes) are on sale now. Full lineup at the festival's site.

There have also been a number of official afterparties announced. There's one at Williamsburg's new danceclub hot spot Output each night of the fest. The two biggest standouts are Modeselektor and Rudimental DJing Best Buy Theater on August 31 with Delta Heavy (tickets), and Chicago house vet Cajmere (who also plays Warm Up that weekend) at Cielo on August 30 (tickets).

Moderat (aka Modeselektor and Apparat) finally released their second album, Moderat II, this month, and you can stream the whole thing via a Spotify widget below.

For UK duo Bondax, Electric Zoo and Chicago's North Coast Festival (which a bunch of other Electric Zoo artists also play) are their only two North American gigs at the moment, after they recently cancelled their appearances at Warm Up and Camp Bisco, which they would have played in July. Check out their recent single, "Giving It All," below, or download it above.

The PMR-signed Cyril Hahn will also return to NYC when his tour with Ryan Hemsworth hits 88 Palace on October 5.

Song streams below...

Continue reading "Electric Zoo 2013 full lineup, afterparties, and tickets"

apparatjet

Apparat (aka Sascha Ring) will be in NYC this weekend to DJ at Electric Zoo on Sunday (9/2). It appears to be his only North American date scheduled at the moment, so if you plan to head to Electric Zoo (whose lineup includes Skrillex, Diplo, A-Trak, and others) it might be worth catching his set. If he'll be dropping anything similar to the DJ mix he just made for Resident Advisor this week, it should be pretty solid. That mix includes M83, Glass Candy, Jacques Greene, Tim Hecker, College, Glass Candy, Pional, Todd Terje, and others. You can download it for free at RA as long as you register for an account (also free). Here's what Sascha had to say about the mix:

How and where was the mix recorded?

I just recently got into dance music again. It takes a lot of patience to find good stuff but there is good music that's worth searching for. I've been DJing mostly a mix of noisy and some melodic techno but after playing a show with John Talabot I got into his stuff and I discovered all this "good mood music" which is pretty weird actually because for most of my life I've been into depressing music. I guess it means I'm in a good mood these days. I made the mix with Traktor, somewhere on the road I guess...

Can you tell us about the idea behind the mix?

Well, like I said before, I grew up with The Cure and kept on listening to mostly dark music for most of my life so the music I chose is a bit unusual...but it still appeals to my sense of melody and it brings back old '80s childhood memories. I guess this mix marks a real turning point in my life: I'll be a happy and optimistic person from now on. Forever.

In that same interview with RA, he mentioned that his next project will be recording more material with Moderat, Apparat's collaboration with Modeselektor, whose last full length release was their self titled debut LP in 2009.

All Apparat dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Apparat DJing at Electric Zoo this weekend (download a new mix); Moderat working on new material"

Pukkelpop
Rock Werchter

We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.

Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now sold out.

The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.

Continue reading "full 2012 Pukkelpop & Rock Werchter lineups"

by Andrew Sacher

Addison Groove
Addison Groove

UK producer Anthony Williams, who has previously recorded as Headhunter, released his debut LP under his new Addison Groove moniker earlier this month on Modeselektor's 50 Weapons label. The album is called Transistor Rhythm and puts Addison Groove next in the recent line of producers bringing Chicago juke and footwork into the UK bass scene. Stream clips of the album below alongside full streams of the tracks "Savage Henry" and "Bad Things."

Addison Groove just kicked off a North American tour in support of the album with fellow UK producer/50 Weapons labelmate Doc Daneeka last night (4/25) in Boston. The two producers will make their way to NYC this weekend for a Brooklyn show on Saturday (4/28) at Glasslands with Jubilee. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Speaking of Modeselektor, they just played NYC shows of their own at Bowery and Music Hall as part of a between-Coachella tour that ended back at Coachella where they were joined on stage by Thom Yorke.

All dates and streams from Addison Groove and Doc Daneeka below...

Continue reading "Addison Groove touring behind 'Transistor Rhythm', playing Glasslands Saturday & other dates"

photos by David Andrako

Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein & the Hives @ Coachella Sunday - 4/22/2012
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3

"The second weekend brought record heat. Festival-goers jockeyed for patches of grass around the shaded perimeters. They pounded frozen lemonade at $6 a cup.

"It feels like a different world from last weekend," The Shins frontman James Mercer said. "It was Iceland last week."

While the weather forced some practical fashion choices, Coachella's sartorial influence was noted well beyond Indio. Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne debated Coachella-inspired fashion trends, and the wider cultural significance of the festival, on the E! Channel program, "The Fashion Police."

Osbourne, a Coachella regular, proclaimed, "When you go to Coachella, all the girls are half-naked and 22." Rivers, who joked that she goes to Coachella, too, quipped, "If David Hasselhoff was there, this means officially Coachella is no longer cool."" [MYDesert.com]

How was your Coachella?

After DJing a party on Friday night and headlining with his band Radiohead on Saturday, Thom Yorke kept busy on Sunday by DJing a Rolling Stone pool party with Nigel Godrich, and then showing up as a not-so-surprise, special guest during Modeselektor's Sunday night set in the Mojave tent while Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg headlined the main Coachella stage.

Modeselektor (pre-Thom) @ Coachella Sunday - 4/22/2012
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3

You saw pictures from Friday and Saturday, all of last week, and of Dre & Snoop from yesterday (Sunday, 4/22/12). Here are the rest from yesterday, Coachella 2012's final day. More below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2012 Week 2 - Day 3 pics (Modeselektor, Hives, Wild Flag, At the Drive-In, Le Butcherettes, Gotye, Beirut, more)"

Modeselektor at Bowery Ballroom in 2009 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Modeselektor

Modeseletkor released Monkeytown last year and toured Europe in support of it. When they announced that tour, they promised that the US, Asia and Australia would get their own "Monkeytown" tour in 2012. That US tour has been announced and it will go down this April. It includes their appearances at the two Coachellas and NYC shows happening on April 17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and April 18 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for both NYC shows are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (3/9) at noon.

Check out the video for Monkeytown track "Shipwreck," which features Thom Yorke (who is currently in Austin), along with all dates below...

Continue reading "Modeselektor announce between Coachellas tour dates"

Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Radiohead
Coachella

Coachella which is taking place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22) revealed their 2012 lineup. Last week, Azealia Banks was the first artist confirmed, and earlier today they confirmed The Weeknd (maybe he found a band?), and before that, Jimmy Cliff, Breakbot, and Housse De Racket. The reunited Pulp then announced itself. The full lineup also includes headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, not to mention, as predicted, the reunited At the Drive In and the reunited Mazzy Star (!), and Madness and Refused (!) and Jeff Mangum and many, many more that you can see below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2012 lineup announced (two weekends worth)"

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"

IDENTITY Fest

Tickets to all dates of the the IDENTITY Fest tour, Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center included, have been reduced to $20 today. The sale started at 9am today and lasts for "20 hours only" (thanks Danielle). I don't know what the set times are, but that's a pretty good deal even if you just go for DJ Shadow and watch (dance to) one or two acts before him.

Mod

As recently mentioned, Modeselektor will be back this summer as part of the Identity Festival that hits both Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center. According to the listed lineup, they will be playing "live" at those dates. Their most recent trip to North America also had them DJing. A full list of dates is below.

In October, we get a new album: "Monkeytown (most likely a ten-track album) features collaborations with a slew of special guests, including Thom Yorke on two songs, Busdriver, PVT, Anti Pop Consortium, and Miss Platnum. It will be released on September 30th in Germany, October 3rd in the UK, and October 4th in the USA. There will be no album pre-singles, however, there will be 3 or 4 singles following the album."

"Monkeytown" is also the name of Modeselektor's record label which has been releasing Siriusmo albums including a new one that collects 42 tracks that were released individually between 2000-2010. Siriusmo was also just here with Modeselektor when they played Mutek and Webster Hall as part of their "Modeselektion" nights. Modeselektion is also the name of a compilation series they're releasing on the label.

Speaking of Thom Yorke,

"The Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke played a secret DJ set after the band's surprise appearance at the Glastonbury Festival at the weekend.

The singer hit the decks alongside the band's long-time producer Nigel Godrich in the Shangri-La area of the festival site at Worthy Farm, Somerset.

Songs in their set included Major Lazer's 'Pon Da Floor' and 'Undoing The Laces' by Nathan Fake - you can see the rest below courtesy of Yorke." [Gigwise]

Thom also played "Kill Bill Vol. 4" by Modeselektor. Full list below...

Continue reading "Modeselektor announces new album w/ Thom Yorke on 2 songs, Thom Yorke played Modeselektor @ Glastonbury"

photos by Tim Griffin

DJ Shadow @ the Great Escape
DJ Shadow

Instrumental hip hop guru DJ Shadow is set to release his first LP in five years The Less You Know, The Better on September 5. He released the single "I Gotta Rokk" back in May. Check out the video for that track below.

DJ Shadow performed at Glastonbury this past weekend. According to @RadioRassilon, "DJ Shadow in the John peel tent at #Glastonbury - mind boggling. I'm boggled. Boggled flat." We don't have pictures from his set there but we did catch at the Great Escape, also in the UK, in May. As previously seen on the BV Facebook, pictures from that one are in this post.

Those fests were some of many performances Shadow has/had lined up this summer, which is largely being occupied by the touring electronic festival, IDentity Festival in August and early September. IDentity will be headlined by Kaskade, Steve Aoki (who was spotted at the Gay Pride Parade on Sunday), and Steve Lawler. It also includes live sets by Holy Ghost!, Hercules and Love Affair, and Modeselektor. It hits PNC Bank Arts Center in Jersey on 8/14 and Jones Beach in Long Island on 8/21. Tickets are on sale for both.

Video, tour dates, more live pics and the IDentity Fest lineup and flier below...

Continue reading "DJ Shadow announced new LP, touring w/ IDentity Festival, played Glastonbury & the Great Escape (pics & dates)"

Modeselektion @ Mutek - 6/2/11
Mutek

Modeselektor brought their curated "Modeselektion" night to the Mutek festival in Montreal last night (6/2) with Siriusmo, FaltyDL, and Jacques Greene. As previously mentioned, they'll do the same tonight (6/3) at Webster Hall with Siriusmo, ANSTAM and KRSN. Admission is $5 with RSVP if you arrive before midnight. Check out a video from Modeselektor's set last night, with tonight's flyer, below.

Mutek kicked off on June 1st and runs through Sunday. Not many reports have come out of there yet (those who were at Modeselektor last night may not even be in bed yet), but Exclaim! has this report from the opening night set by headliner Amon Tobin:

Montreal's Metropolis was the venue for the world premiere of Amon Tobin's much-anticipated large-scale stage show. The curtain pulled back, revealing a strange structure consisting of stacked white cubes with one large block in the centre. Behind the frosted glass of the largest cube, you could just about make out the silhouetted form of Amon Tobin in his trademark baseball cap. The music started, in synch with huge projections mapped over the top of the stage set: plumes of smoke, crumbling rocks, the cosmos, flickering stars, futuristic cities. Nebulae formed and dissolved, reforming in time with the music, and at times, the projections made it appear as if the whole structure was shaking. A couple of songs into the set, the "frosted" glass, which turned out was also a projection, gave way to reveal Tobin at the controls of a kind of cubist spaceship. During "Lost & Found," the set was transformed with glowing embers that pulsed with every beat, giving way to Tron-like green grids. Having played only ISAM material, Tobin treated the crowd to an encore that lasted nearly as long as the main set, featuring a fluid set of reinterpretations of older tracks, such as "Four Ton Mantis," threaded together with heavy and dynamic new pieces. Despite perhaps being too long, it was an incredibly ambitious visual performance that went off without a hitch and proved to be one hell of a way to launch MUTEK 2011.
For a better picture, check out the videos from Amon's show below.

Ancient Romans

Sun Araw also played Mutek last night (6/2), and are now on their way to NYC for a bunch of shows including their own curated dance party tonight (6/3) Coco66. As previously mentioned, Sun Araw's Cameron Stallone will DJ Coco66 for the NYC debut of Sun Araw's WHERE'S YR CHILD party. Video and graphical flyer below. Sun Araw play their first live show in NYC Saturday (6/4) at 285 Kent with M Geddes Gengras, D'Eon, and Matthewdavid (who DJ'd Cameo last night). All dates, including Maxwell's and a new LA show, are listed below.

Sun Araw's forthcoming full length Ancient Romans comes out August 23 via Sun Ark/Drag City. The album, pictured above, will be available as a CD and double LP on white vinyl. Sun Araw is also releasing Night Gallery, a split with Eternal Tapestry, on July 19 via Thrill Jockey.

Updated dates, videos, flyers and stuff, below...

Continue reading "Mutek is underway, Amon Tobin put on a visual supershow, Modeselektor & Sun Araw & friends are now in NYC"

Modeselektor
* Modeselektor photo by Emma Gutteridge

Modeselektor has a few upcoming DJ appearances scheduled, including a "Modeselektion" night in NYC one night after they do the same at Mutek in Montreal. As Mutek is listing it...

A night of bass in all its wide-ranging permutations! MODESELEKTOR bring their hotly anticipated Modeselektion night to the Metropolis. The "no holds barred" German duo will be DJing alongside their selected guests, including mysterious industrial-dubstep duo ANSTAM, New York garage revivalist FALTYDL, Montreal bass producer JACQUESGREENE, and high-end electro maven SIRIUSMO.
The June 3rd event at Webster Hall has almost the same lineup, but includes KRSN instead of JACQUESGREENE and FALTYDL. Both events will have Pfadfinderei Visuals. Unfortunately, the NYC show is also a Friday night "Girls & Boys" party at Webster Hall. Fortuntunately, that means it's only $5 with RSVP if you arrive before midnight.

Modeselektion, the night, is branded to match Modeselektion the mixtape series. Modeselektion Vol. 1 was released on November 5, via Monkeytown, and the tracklist (which you can see in full below), includes Siriusmo. Falty DL appears on Modeselektion Vol. 01 - Bonus Tracks & Versions which was released in December.

The NYC flyer, all Modeselektor dates, the CD tracklist, and some videos, below....

Continue reading "Modeselektor bringing Modeselektion to Mutek & NYC"

Modeselektor at Bowery in 2009 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Modselektor

German techno producers Modeselektor have lauched a new compilation series. Modeselektion Vol. 1, features 18 tracks of music which chart "the progression of dubstep's offsprings and related, or unrelated but similar sounding, techno producers in London, Berlin, or elsewhere". The comp will be released in November 5th via their imprint Monkeytown Records. Tracklist below. In addition, the band announced the release of 50 Weapons of Choice #2-9 out NOW via their webshop. The remix disc is limited to 1000 copies. All dates below.

All of the releases come with another announcement: four US dates (thus far) scheduled for September including 9/26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are on sale.

Meanwhile, Modeselektor side project Moderat (Modeslektor with Apparat) has been busy on the festival circuit in Europe. Full Modeselektor and Moderat tour dates and video from Modeselektor's last appearance at Bowery are below.

Continue reading "Modeselektor releasing dubstep comp, playing more shows "

photos by Chris Graham

Pavement @ Sasquatch Fest 2010
Pavement

The above-pictured Pavement show took place in May 2010 (and wasn't free). In September, Pavement will play Virgin Mobile FreeFest (and it is free)....

"Breaking from traditional festivals, the Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by Kyocera unveiled its lineup for the award-winning festival, selecting relevant, important, and eclectic headliners to represent this year's free show. This morning, Chairman of the Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson announced the lineup on Virgin Mobile Live, the company's new Internet music stream available on Virgin Mobile websites.

The lineup will include:

M.I.A., LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, PAVEMENT, T.I., LUDACRIS, JOAN JETT, THIEVERY CORPORATION, MATT & KIM, JIMMY EAT WORLD, THE TEMPER TRAP, EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, AND YEASAYER;

DANCE FOREST: CHROMEO, SLEIGH BELLS, DIE ANTWOORD, MODESELEKTOR, AND NEON INDIAN

Virgin Mobile FreeFest will be held Saturday, September 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Tickets to the 2010 Virgin Mobile FreeFest will be available to the public on www.ticketfly.com at 10 am EST on Saturday, July 24th.

Not bad for a free show (and yet another Pavement show!). More details, with the full set of pictures of Pavement playing this year's Sasquatch Fest, below...

Continue reading "Virgin Mobile FreeFest lineup +++ Pavement Sasquatch pics "

Modeselektor @ Bowery Ballroom in January (more by Zach Dilgard)
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tonight in NYC
* NY Comedy Festival
* Jookabox @ Bruar Falls
* Vijay Iyer Trio @ Jazz Standard
* The Glorytellers, Ida @ Union Hall
* Radical Sons, Your Nature @ Cake Shop
* Tahiti 80 & Soulico @ Mercury Lounge
* Modeselektor @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band @ MSG
* The XYZ Affair, Poor But Sexy @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Fixed w/ Basement Jaxx (DJ) @ Santos Party House
* Sharon Van Etten, Natureboy, Rey Villalobos @ Union Pool
* Crystal Stilts, Grass Widow, The Beets @ Brooklyn Museum
* Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright, BK One @ Irving Plaza
* Osso Quartet, Sufjan Steven's The BQE (film) @ The Bell House
* Idea Fire Company, Infinity Window, Sons of God @ Issue Project Room
* The Helz, Me You Us Them, Dinowalrus, Exit Clov @ Santos Party House
* Dougle Negative, Pollution, Prsms, Passive Aggressor @ The Charleston
* Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Augury @ Gramercy Theater
* Carsick Cars, P.K.14, Xiao He, BJ Rubin, Knyfe Hyts @ Santos Party House
* Double Dagger, Black Wine, Night Birds, Dope Body, Modern Hut @ Maxwell's
* Emanuel And The Fear, Peasant, Darla Farmer, Boy Crisis, Das Racist @ 3rd Ward
* Grass Window, Small Black, Pictureplane, Girls at Dawn, Cale Parks @ Market Hotel

Lots of free stuff at the Brooklyn Museum today.

Megafaun is playing today at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY.

The Boss will be playing a full album at Madison Square Garden tonight. Mariska Hargitay has tickets.

Don't forget
tickets are on sale
for the 2010 season of Lincoln Center's American Songbook.

Fun Fun Fun Fest is happening in Austin. Today's full, four stage schedule below.

The Bitters played Market Hotel last night. Video below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Saturday?"

Rave

Berlin techno makers Modeselektor will return to Brooklyn on November 7th to play Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon, and then on general sale on Saturday, 8/15.

NYC-based, sometimes-techno maker Moby will play a show at the same venue on September 23rd, two days after his show at Irving Plaza. Tickets go on sale Friday, 8/14, at noon.

Continue reading "Modeselektor & Moby add shows at MHOW"

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Moderat @ MHOW (poejarker)
Moderat

Last week in dance was by far, one of the best I've had this year. Things were off to a rocky start Friday night when APT's last minute closing left Disco 3000 temporarily homeless, before it was moved to Le Poisson Rouge. Unfortunately word didn't seem to get out fast enough, leaving very few disco revelers on LPR's dancefloor. Fortunately Disco 3000 will be back in just a few weeks (June 19) and Trus'me will be back deejaying here next weekend for what seems to be a dance party meets circus, And Everyone Laughed.

Back to last weekend...after a fairly tame Friday night, Saturday night was very busy. I started my evening by heading to Music Hall of Williamsburg to see Moderat. From there the plan was to head to Mr. Saturday Night (which was thankfully at a loft not too far away) to see Pilooski.

Unfortunately things did not go exactly as planned. Moderat were supposed to go on at 1. Modeselektor's shows usually clock in around an hour so I figured Moderat's would be similar and I might be a little late for Pilooski (who I heard was going on at 2). Moderat's show was about an hour...but it didn't start until 1:50! I had made the decision to attempt to go to both, fully aware that this might happen so I just crossed my fingers that Mr. Saturday Night was running behind and tried to enjoy Moderat.

continued below...

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (part 1) (2020 Soundsystem, Moby, Chromeo, Moderat & more)"

Moderat

Moderat, aka Modeselektor and Apparat, are currently on a tour of North America that hits the Mutek Festival in Montreal later this week before making its way to NYC for a May 30th show (technically May 31st) that has been moved from Webster Hall to the smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn (doors are 12:30 AM). Tickets are still on sale, and all WH tix will be honored in the new space. All dates below...

Continue reading "Moderat show moved NYC venues - updated 2009 tour dates"

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