Entries tagged with: Output
Long-running Brooklyn electronic-music record store Halcyon closed its space in DUMBO last year, and now it's set to reopen in WIlliamsburg. Via press release:
Halcyon, intrepid Brooklyn based record purveyor and mainstay of New York's underground electronic music scene for 16 years, awakens in its new North Williamsburg location on Friday, February 5th at noon. This, the fourth incarnation of Halcyon, marks a return to the groundbreaking hybrid record store, coffee shop/café and event space format first popularized when it launched back in 1999 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The new store is set to open 7 days a week from noon to 8pm, with extended hours to coincide with a slate of regular programming and special events to be announced in the coming months.As you know, Output is always playing host to quality dance parties. Not only does Halcyon open this Friday, but that's the same day as the Modeselektor show at Output (tickets), so that's a doubly good reason to go.
Inside its intimate new home in the Northeast corner of the grey concrete building that houses Brooklyn's leading underground nightclub, Output, visitors will be treated to an immersive lifestyle-based experience in a split-leveled space vaguely styled after a Stasi-era Eastern European diner car with glazed ceramic brick walls in muted greens and browns, dark mahogany banquette seating and vintage brass lighting fixtures.
With its own direct entrance but accessible from both Output's Main and Panther rooms, Halcyon will curate and host frequent events that span the spectrum of DJ and vinyl culture, complementing Output's powerhouse programming by focusing more on the emerging talents, challenging sounds, and fringe styles.
DJ, producer and long time Halcyon associate DJ Jus-Ed of Underground Quality is scheduled to christen the space in a private reception on opening night.
photos by Maria Jose Govea / Red Bull; words by Bill Pearis
Pharmakon / Prurient / Genesis P-Orridge / Marshstepper
Nothing Changes, the weekly NYC late-night darkwave-noise-avant-etc party that usually happens at LES club Home Sweet Home, moved into fancier digs this week, a one-time-only special edition at Williamsburg danceclub Output on Wednesday (5/13) as part of the 2015 Red Bull Music Academy. This was RBMA's noise show for this year and featured a pretty stellar lineup, including Uniform, Pharmakon, Prurient, Genesis P-Orridge & Aaron Dilloway, Merzbow, and Marshstepper in the main room, and sets from Ron Morelli, Becka Diamond, JR Nelson & Ciarra Black, Jock Club, and Scott Mou in Output's Panther Room.
This was my first time at Output but I'm guessing this was not its normal crowd. Output doesn't normally have live music inside, but their famously killer/expensive soundsystem (which can be really loud without being painful) really gives this kind of droning/noise all-enveloping power. I got there right as Pharmakon had started her set. Having just come from watching a screening of the Twin Peaks season 2 finale, straight to seeing Pharmakon writhing on the floor, screaming over dissonant electronics and strobes, the line between where one ended and the other began was a little blurry. If the Black Lodge has a dance club, it'd probably be something like Nothing Changes.
Prurient's set, heavy on the sub-frequency drones, worked especially well with Output's soundsystem, which has the kind of bass you feel in your bones and could pulverize a kidney stone. While things kicked off around 10 PM, earlier than your average night at Nothing Changes, it went just as late and had this working man heading home around 1:15 AM...which was about 10 minutes into Genesis P-Orridge & Aaron Dilloway's (Wolf Eyes) set which leaned more towards Throbbing Gristle than PTV. So I missed Merzbow and what looks to have been a very typically bizarre set for Marshstepper, entirely. But pictures from their sets, and everyone's in the main room, are in this post.
Pictures, by the way, are something not normally associated with Output, a club that strictly prohibits photography of any kind but let RBMA photographers do their thing. More of those below...
by Bill Pearis
Williamsburg club Output's parties on the roof return for the warmer months of 2015, kicking off Saturday, May 16 in high style with a live performance by legendary vibes-master Roy Ayers. Rich Medina will be DJing as well and tickets are on sale now. Doors are at 3PM with Roy on around sundown, and it's all over at 10 PM. If you go before 5 PM its FREE WITH RSVP. Aren't down with Roy's sunshine soul? Have a listen below.
Other announced parties on the Roof include Andrew Grant, Slow Hands, Dirk Largo and O.Bee on May 30, and duo Bob Moses on July 31. Tickets for both those shows are on sale now.
Roy Ayers also plays a SummerStage show at The Bronx's Marcus Garvey Park in August.
photo: Bjork @ Good Room in Greenpoint, 1/30/15 (via)
What do Bjork and John Talabot have in common besides both being forward thinking European producers with a thing for electronic music? They both will have spun records in North Brooklyn clubs this year by the end of April, and both with FIXED DJs also on the bill.
Bjork, who DJ'd at Saint Vitus in 2014, returned to the same neightborhood of Greenpoint last Friday night to spin a surprise set at Good Room (the new dance club where Europa was). It was the same night Johnny Beth of Savages played a show there with Johnny Hostile. Blondes and JDH (FIXED) also DJ'd.
JDH will DJ again at Output on 4/24, on the same FIXED night that John Talabot and Marc Pinol (not to be confused with Pional) do.
The Brooklyn gig is part of an April Hivern Discs (Talabot's label) tour for Talabot and Pinol around Talabot's two Coachella appearances (Talabot collaborator Pional is on some dates too). Tickets for the NYC event are on sale, and the tour also hits Chicago, Austin, and the other places listed below.
Meanwhile, JDH and fellow FIXED DJ Dave P can be found at Le Bain tonight (2/6), at Output on 2/21, at the Good Room with Tensnake on 3/14, and some other places which are listed below.
Bjork, whose new album is out now, has that retrospective coming up at MoMA. You can get a sneak peak at it if you buy a VIP ticket to see Kelela perform at the Armory Party in early March. Bjork also has seven NYC shows coming up.
(photo via @natalieeguercio)
A man got knifed at Williamsburg club Output on Saturday night (12/27) and the victim in question was London Rene, boyfriend of VH1's Mob Wives star Natalie Guercio (who instagrammed the above image from Woodhull hospital):
"London was just sliced in the face," Guercio tweeted.Chromeo will be DJing at Output on Tuesday (12/30) and DJ Koze headlines the club's New Year's Eve festivities.
"We are heading to Hackensack medical center to have a plastic surgeon stitch him."
The busty reality actress also posted this picture on Instagram of Rene sedated and bandaged while in Woodhull Hospital, where he was first taken.
She said that Rene received more than "250 stitches."
The suspect fled the scene after the attack and was still on the loose Sunday night. - [NY Post]
Daniele Baldelli (not a recent pic)
A founding father of the Cosmic Disco sound, Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli rose to prominence with his mixture of European electronica, synth pop (often played at slower speeds), equalizer effects, and ethnic folk music. Baldelli's use of African and Brazilian material helped distinguish his style from Italo disco, which permeated the clubs of Northern Italy during the 1970s. Taking up residence at the Cosmic, a venue by Lake Garda, he introduced club goers to a worldly, hypnotic sound during the late '70s and early '80s. Although the Cosmic Disco movement slowed down as the '80s progressed, Baldelli's reputation allowed him to extend his career into the following decades. [AllMusic]Famed Italian DJ and Cosmic Disco pioneer, Daniele Baldelli will be in the US this weekend for three shows, one in Philly on Friday followed by two daytime shows in NYC. First, he plays Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/2) with live sets from Indian electronic music pioneer Charanjit Singh, UK duo Simian Mobile Disco, and former Effi Briest and Up Died Sound member Hiro Kone, plus the Software-signed Maria Chavez. Tickets for that show are still available.
Then, the next day Daniele plays Output's Sundays on the Roof with a DJ set from Metro Area and Cem G. 2 PM doors. Tickets are on sale now.
Simian Mobile Disco will also keep the party going after Warm Up when they DJ a FIXED party at Cameo late night on Saturday (8/2) with FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that are available. SMD will return to NYC in September when their tour performing their new live-recorded album Whorl hits MHOW, also with JDH & Dave P (tickets).
All Daniele Baldelli dates are listed, with some videos, below...
The New York portion of EDM festival Electric Daisy Carnival happens this weekend at NYC-area venue MetLife Stadium (5/24 & 5/25) with many of the usual EDM big players but some more interesting stuff too like AraabMuzik, Rudimental, Skream and more. In what also seems like a pretty interesting move, Williamsburg hot spot Output will be hosting two afterparties and a pre-party that are taking an old school approach, including many veterans of NYC's '90s rave and club scene.
The first night (5/23) includes Swedish techno vet Adam Beyer joined by three NYC vets: Francois K who got his start in the '90s at Paradise Garage and Studio 54 and currently runs the Deep Space party, Frankie Bones who helped bring rave culture to the US, and Lenny Dee, another of NYC's earliest DJs and a past collaborator of Frankie Bones. I don't know often they still play together, but in the early 90s, hardcore techno fans saw a lot of LD & FB. Tickets are on sale now.
Then the next night (5/24) has John Digweed, once famous for his DJ nights at Twilo with Sasha in the '90s, Alex Graham, another regular at Twilo parties, Canadian duo Art Department (aka legendary techno/house vet Kenny Glasgow and newer-comer Jonny White), and Nicolas Matar, founder of NYC dance club Cielo (home of Francois K's Deep Space parties). (Tickets.)
Then on the last night (5/25) it's less NYC-centric with Berlin's Tale of Us (aka Karm & Matteo Milleri) and Ireland's Chymera. (Tickets.)
Flyers for all three parties and some streams below...
James Murphy at LCD's final show (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
LCD Soundsystem/DFA Records honcho James Murphy has a few DJ dates coming up including one in NYC happening on May 28 at Output. It's with Eric Duncan, who he's DJed Output with before. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All currently known dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, LCD Soundsystem's loooooooong goodbye is continuing with their interactive exhibit at Rough Trade NYC which is underway and continuing through May 7 (free and open to the public, 11AM - 11PM nightly).
List of all currently known James Murphy dates below...
a rare photo (of Giorgio Moroder) inside Output...
When the dance club Output opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, earlier this year, its website proclaimed that the club was "open to anyone, but not for everyone." Among those who quickly realized they were not wanted: shutterbugs put off by the club's stringent no-photo policy. Enacted at Output to refocus attention, however compromised, on the music rather than selfie shots, the ban earned praise and condemnation in equal, if not simultaneous, measure.As someone who remembers the days before digital photography and the internet, I like that some places are trying to bring back or preserve that more-private, pre-technology feel, especially places where you wouldn't want the rest of the world to know what you did last night. It wasn't THAT long ago that it was actually novel to see a photo from inside a club in a magazine a month after it was taken. As someone who enjoys pictures (on this website included), and kind of wishes there were more in existence from the "old days", I also wouldn't want to see 'no pictures' become the norm (not that it ever would).
"I really like the idea behind this," one early reviewer wrote on Yelp. "But the fact that they strictly ENFORCE this," the reviewer added, "is outrageous." Output isn't the only place that prohibits photography: André Saraiva's Le Baron preserves its exclusive Gallic debauchery by not allowing photos; Amy Sacco banned cameras at her celebrity-laden Bungalow 8 in 2001 and has kept the policy intact at its near carbon copy, No. 8; and bouncers at the just-opened Sankeys actively discourage camera wielders. [NY Times]
In related news, check out our photos from New Year's Eve at Baby's All Right.
by Andrew Sacher
If you've been paying attention to the "house revival" that's been much talked about in the wake of Disclosure's success, then you may have noticed that the French Express label is behind some of the better people (like Chris Malinchak) currently doing this sort of thing. Back on October 30, the label kicked off a tour with four of its artists, Perseus, Moon Boots, Jonas Rathsman, and Isaac Tichauer, at LA's Boiler Room and that tour continues through this Saturday (11/9). It hits NYC TONIGHT (11/6) at Output, where you should go if you wanna dance your ass off until 4 in the morning. Tickets for tonight's show are available here and here.
All remaining tour dates are listed, along with streams from all four artists, below...
Hudson Mohawke (right) w/ TNGHT at Central Park (more by Robert Altman)
Hudson Mohawke, the Scottish trap producer who is one half of TNGHT (with Lunice) and recently contributed to Kanye and Drake's new albums, announced that he'll be returning to North America to headline an INPUT party at Brooklyn's Output on December 5. Tickets for the party are available here and here. It's his only announced date at the moment. Show flyer below.
As discussed, HudMo's TNGHT partner Lunice will play NYC even sooner as part of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. Stay tuned for more details on that.
HudMo's Scottish pal Rustie just contributed to the new Danny Brown album, which you can now stream.
Flyer for the Output show and Hudson Mohawke's recent remix of Jackson and His Computer Band's "Vista," below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Vatican Shadow at Drone Activity in Progress in May (more by PSquared)
We just discussed a slew of Halloween shows earlier this week, including Cypress Hill and Redman at Best Buy Theater (10/30) (tickets), the current iteration of The Misfits at BB King's (10/30) with The Attack (tickets), and many more.
Brooklyn's Output just announced their Halloween (10/31) show, and it should appeal to those looking for something both sinister and dance-y. Dominick Fernow (Prurient) will headline as his "militant religious industrial" act Vatican Shadow with support from Raime, Silent Servant, Veronica Vasicka and Becka Diamond. Raime is performing what is being billed as their "AV premiere," so expect visuals. You should also expect this show to run late--doors are at 10pm, and Vatican Shadow typically doesn't bring his high-energy show to the stage until after midnight on a normal night. Tickets for the show are on sale here and here.
The Output show is part of a tour that Raime is on, which hit San Francisco with Pharmakon last night (9/26) and also includes the Blackest Ever Black showcase in London with Dominick Fernow's power-electronics persona Prurient and Tropic of Cancer. All Raime dates are listed below.
Speaking of, Tropic of Cancer just released a beautiful and haunting video for "Plant Lilies in my Head" and recently put out her debut LP, Restless Idylls. Watch that video below.
In other Halloween news, as discussed, the NYC Halloween Parade is back for its 40th installment after being cancelled last-minute in the wake of Hurricane Sandy last year. The 11th-hour cancellation caused some financial hardship, and organizers have launched a Kickstarter. The campaign is a little less than half-way to its 50k goal.
Watch Tropic of Cancer's video, and see Raime's tour dates, below...
Dutch dubstep/techno producer 2562 has been releasing some singles this year, like January's "Ahead" b/w "Endgame," and he's set to follow that with a new one, "After Hours" b/w "What Preset" via his own A Made Up Sound label on October 1. You can listen to clips of both sides of the new single below.
2562 is also playing a few US shows this month, including one in NYC at Output on September 20. Also on the bill is another dubstep producer, Martyn (who has a split with 2562), and NYC producer Contakt, whose "Nobody Else" b/w "Tessera 04" single came out this year and can be streamed below. Mr. C and Black Light Smoke will be in the venue's Panther Room that day, and tickets to that whole night are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with streams from all artists, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Drake's new album, Nothing Was The Same, comes out in two weeks (9/24), and one of its singles, the excellent R&B jam, "Hold On We're Going Home" was just given the remix treatment by LA future bass producer Kastle, who chops up the vocal hook and adds in thumping house bass. Check it out below.
Kastle is currently on a tour that brings him to NYC tonight (9/12) for a show at Williamsburg dance club Output, for their weekly INPUT party. This week's party is a Symbols Label night, and in addition to Kastle, it features his Symbols labelmates Jaw Jam, Druid Cloak, Sweater Beats, and Lindsay Lowend. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Show flyer below.
All upcoming dates are listed, along with the Drake remix and that flyer, below...
by Andrew Sacher
As usual, newish Williamsburg dance club Output has a ton of great upcoming shows, including James Murphy, Rustie, Zomby, SBTRKT (DJ set), the just-mentioned Duke Dumont show, and a number of Bunker parties. A bunch of other good shows were recently announced too, including...
German producer DJ Koze, who released Amygdala, an excellent guest-filled album with Caribou, Apparat, Matthew Dear, Milosh (of Rhye) and more, this year, will play an "extended set" at Blkmarket's daytime/night time party at Output on August 10. That party also includes sets from John Roberts (live), Carsten Jost, Taimur & Fahad, and Ostrich. Tickets for that one are on sale now. You can stream Amygdala in its entirety below.
Resident Advisor is throwing a party at the venue, that will sprall across the main room and the Panther Room, on August 3, which includes sets from Robert Hood as Floorplan, Shifted, Holly Herndon, MGUN, Marcellus Pittman, Joey Anderson, and more TBA. Tickets for that party are on sale now. Flyer below.
And lastly (for now), one of those Bunker parties we were talking about above is an especially notable one happening on August 2 with Demdike Stare headlining. The rest of the lineup includes Atom™ and The Bunker's Derek Plaslaiko. Tickets for that party are available on Resident Advisor and Ticketfly. Flyer below.
All flyers and some song streams below...
by Andrew Sacher
UK house producer Duke Dumont, whose single, "Need U 100%" is one of the better recent tracks of its kind, and who was recently in NYC for a free outdoor show, will be kicking off a short North American tour later this month leading up to his August 3 appearance at HARD Summer in LA. The tour begins in NYC on July 25 at Output's Panther Room (the same day that James Murphy plays the main room). Tickets for that show are on sale now at Resident Advisor and Ticketfly. Show flyer and tour flyer below.
Duke recently released the followup single to "Need U 100%" with a new track called "Hold On" (feat. MNEK), that has a bit more of a James Blake vibe than its club-friendly predecessor. He also recently dropped a new HARD Summer Mixtape, which you can stream, along with "Hold On" and "Need U 100%," below...
DOWNLOAD: Holy Ghost! - "Teenagers In Heat" (MP3)
Synth pop duo Holy Ghost! will return with their sophomore album, Dynamics, on September 10 via DFA, and they've just released an outtake from the album sessions, "Teenagers in Heat," which was co-produced by DFA co-founder/LCD Soundsystem main man James Murphy. The song won't appear on the new album but it will be released as a 7" single and digitally. Download it above or stream it, along with the video for a track that will appear on the album, "Dumb Disco Ideas," below. Also below is the tracklist, and that's the album art above.
Meanwhile, James Murphy will be DJing in Brooklyn the night after at Williamsburg dance club Output (7/25) for their weekly INPUT party. The show is billed as "James 'DFA' Murphy vs. Eric 'Dunks' Duncan" (Eric is a member of DFA's Still Going). Tickets for that show, which runs from 10 PM to 4 AM, are on sale now, and also available at Resident Advisor.
Song streams and Dynamics Tracklist below...
outside Public Assembly at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
North 6th Williamsburg 2-stage venue Public Assembly (formerly Galapagos) recently closed their front room for renovations and are about to do the same in the back. That means there are literally only about two weeks of shows scheduled at the club at the moment. Krallice is playing the final show, and one of the others will be Bunker, which also may be Bunker's last at that venue according to to this message they sent out:
Four and a half years after founding The Bunker at subTonic, we moved the party to 70 North 6th Street (then called Galapagos) in July of 2007. We immediately found it to be the perfect space for the party, and have hosted the majority of our events there ever since. By our rough count, we've done about 150 parties in the back room over the past 6 years. Many of you have been there for most of those events, discovered every nook and cranny of the space, and know the bartenders and security staff by name.Meanwhile the Bunker will continue to throw parties at new Williamsburg club Output. Their current upcoming schedule and flyer for the Public Assembly show are below.
As of now the front room is under renovations and is never to reopen as a music venue. The back room closes for a few months of renovation starting in mid-July. We're not really sure what shape it will take or if it will be appropriate for The Bunker when it reopens in September.
We wanted to have one more party to say a proper goodbye to the back room as we know it. The night will start with a deep, heady set from Borne (aka Scott Vizioli) and end with some late night haus from our good friend Atomly. Both of these guys have probably been to 140+ of the 150 events at Public Assembly. Shawn O'Sullivan, who has appeared at The Bunker solo and with his band Led Er Est, will treat us to one of his mindbending live sets. Resident DJs Bryan and Servito fill in the gaps. NikSound will of course be in the house. Goodbye for now, PA.
And what really caught our eye in that message above was the part about the front room never reopening for shows. That would definitely stink, especially since we've gotten kind of comfortable with the space as the home of our BrooklynVegan CMJ parties lately. Stay tuned for more info!
by Andrew Sacher
Glasgow producer Rustie, whose 2011 debut LP, Glass Swords, is one of the better melodic dance albums in recent memory, and whose 2013 single, "Triadzz" b/w "Slasher," is a very worthy successor, is coming over to North America for Pitchfork Music Festival in July, and while he's here, he'll be playing a few dates of his own too. One of those dates happens in NYC on July 24 at Output (74 Wythe Ave) with Oslo producer Cashmere Cat. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
In addition to Rustie's own material, he's also doing some production for the much-anticipated Danny Brown album. We haven't heard any of the recording they've done together yet, but Danny did debut a Rustie-produced track at Coachella.
It's also not a bad idea to head to Output tonight (6/27) to catch Prefuse 73.
All Rustie dates are listed, along with a stream of his newest single, and streams of Cashmere Cat's remixes of Miguel and Jeremih, below...
by Andrew Sacher
As mentioned, London electronic musician Jon Hopkins is releasing his new album, Immunity, on June 4 via Domino. It's heavy on the thick, dancefloor rhythms, but he pays serious attention to creating gorgeous melodies that do more than make your feet move. Take a listen to the entire hour-plus thing for yourself over at NPR.
Jon is celebrating the new album with a previously discussed record release party in NYC at Glasslands on the day of its release (6/4). Openers on that show include California producer SFV Acid (live) and Brooklyn producer Octo Octa. Tickets for that show are still available.
SFV Acid released his debut album, The Dwell, this week (5/28) via UNO NYC. It was allegedly created entirely in Starbucks locations, and channels a rich history of IDM, making him a good fit for the bill with Jon Hopkins. You can stream that album in its entirety below (via FADER).
Octo Octa also released a new album this week, Between Two Selves, which is an ambient take on this whole house revival that's going on. That album can be picked up at the 100% Silk webstore and you can stream one of its tracks, "Please Don't Leave," below. He also plays other hometown shows on Friday (5/31) at Body Actualized Center (143 Troutman), Saturday (6/1) at Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave), and on July 5 at Cameo with Anthony Naples and Magic Touch. Advance tickets for the Cameo show are on sale now.
Back to Jon Hopkins. In addition to his record release party at Glasslands, he'll be returning to NYC this summer for Warm Up at MoMA PS1. He plays on August 31 with a pretty stacked lineup of Cajmere, Liars (live), Lil Silva, IO Echo (live), and Miles. Tickets for all Warm Up shows go on sale June 5 at noon.
Cajmere (aka Curtis Jones), who plays Warm Up with Jon Hopkins, is a '90s Chicago house veteran that you may know from his head-knockin' 1992 single, "Brighter Days" (streaming below), his 1995 single as Green Velvet, "Flash" (also streaming below), or the rest of his long discography. He put out a new album, Too Undeground for the Main Stage, this month and you can stream two tracks from that below too. You can catch him in NYC much sooner when he plays Williamsburg dance club Output on June 6 with Free Magic & Faso and Discovery. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All Jon Hopkins dates are listed, along with song streams, below...
"Tonight was a blast. @OutputClubBK has such a dope soundsystem. @GIORGIOMORODER_ truly "pushed it to the limit". Everybody "felt love"" - @alcalala_
"Tonight was special. Few times in my life will i get to feel that way. Thank you @GIORGIOMORODER_ @RBMA @OutputClubBK" - Sean Glass
"No words for how unbelievable @GIORGIOMORODER_ was tonight. Thank you @RBMA & @OutputClubBK!" - Kathryn McGinnis
"The legendary Giorgio Moroder just rocked quite possible the most supremely epic and booty-shaking set" - Andy Gensler
Giorgio Moroder @ Output (via @sparber)
Dance music legend and Donna Summer producer Giorgio Moroder, who recently released a new song and contributed to the new Daft Punk album, came to Williamsburg club Output last night (5/20) for his first-ever NYC DJ appearance, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency. He took the stage just after midnight (so technically 5/21, just as the Daft Punk album was officially released) and, with DJ Chris Cox, played until about 1:45 AM.
Singer/songwriter Diane Birch was in attendance and she said it was "her and a bunch of dudes" (or MoBROders), and also that it "may have been the sickest thing [she's] ever seen." Were you there? If so, what did you think?
Some more instagrams, a short video, and a vine from the show below...
There's another new megaclub coming to Williamsburg:
Verboten (German for "forbidden") -- a popular dance party company that throws techno and house DJ events around the city -- is applying for a liquor license for its soon-to-open nightclub on North 11th Street that will hold more than 700 people, company representative Jen Schiffer said at a public meeting this week.Verboten, which will be located at N. 11th and Kent (which puts it right by Output) and can hold 700 people across two rooms, is also promising lessons for kids during the daytime and a full kitchen.
"It attracts a discerning crowd of music fans, Europeans, hipsters, freaks, party girls and industry types," the company's website explains of its "techno programming."
Schiffer said the new venue would include two rooms -- one that could accommodate 411 people and another that could hold 321 guests. The venue has applied to remain open until 4 a.m. on weeknights and 6 a.m. on weekends. - [DNA Info]
TBA interior (via)
Run by a gaggle of nightlife veterans from Blkmarket Membership, Porch, and Deep, the democratic space (there's no door policy) has a pumping sound system, stiff tequila drinks (try the Habla Habanero, made with Espolon Reposado and mango purée; $10), and room for up to 150 bodies. Still, it's the rarefied techno, electronica, and house programming-- a lineup that includes heavies like Stimming, Pig&Dan, and Butane.TBA's schedule includes "ARTIFACT 001: Latency Recordings Showcase" tonight with Joey Anderson, Suleiman & Sidney, Taimur Agha, and Jordon; and Billy Caldwell & Justin Strauss on Friday (5/17). Anybody been yet?
"As most of you probably already know, Daft Punk's album was officially released for streaming purposes on iTunes. However, the official album in its physical (or more than likely downloadable) form won't be here until May 21 and there's hype to be built. That's why Daft Punk is gracing the cover of Dazed and Confused and posing with Giorgio Moroder in these stunning black and white photos.
Giorgio Moroder is an electronic music pioneer whom the duo worked with on their documentary/homage/epic track "Giorgio by Moroder" on Random Access Memories.
He is influential in the genre of disco as we know it today, which explains why Daft Punk would want to pay homage to him on this, their disco-iest album to date.
The covers and images were taken by Hedi Simane and will be featured in the June issue of Dazed and Confused which hits stands May 15." [MSTARS]
Possibly one of the hardest Red Bull Music Academy NYC events to get a ticket to is/was Giorgio Moroder at Cielo (a Deep Space night with resident DJ François K and Academy participants T.Williams and Benjamin Damage also on the bill). Luckily Red Bull felt bad about about that and moved the 5/20 show to the bigger Output in Williamsburg. Tickets are still listed as sold out at the moment, but we heard they'll be releasing some more soon, and "A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door.". Good luck.
Check out a video about Daft Punk's collaboration with Giorgio, if you haven't seen it already, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Sepalcure (aka Machinedrum and Braille) released their impressive self titled debut LP back in 2011 and they're set to follow it with a new EP, Make You, on April 15 via Hotflush. From the sounds of the EP sampler, which you can listen to below, Make You does a pretty good job of picking up where the ambient textures and garage rhythms of the full length left off. In addition to the EP sampler, you can also listen to a full stream of the EP's title track below.
Sepalcure will be celebrating the new EP with a release party in Brooklyn at Output on April 25. The show is being opened by Jimmy Edgar, who collaborates with Machinedrum in JETS. Maybe we'll get some JETS material at the show too? Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.
Streams and show flyer below...
DJ Shadow at Brooklyn Bowl in 2012 (more by Robert Altman)
As mentioned, there's a weekly Thursday party called INPUT at new Williamsburg dance club Output (74 Wythe Ave by N. 12th St.) which has already had some good shows, and has another this week (3/21) with Bok Bok, Kingdom, Girl Unit, L-Vis 1990, MikeQ, Rizzla, and Kelela. They've just recently announced their April parties, and those are looking pretty good too.
On April 4, they've got DFA DJs Juan MacLean and Tim Sweeney, along with Dan Wender. Tickets for that one are on sale now.
The last announced INPUT party for April at the moment (they haven't announced a 4/25 show) is on April 18 with Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, and Pangaea. Tickets are on sale. And if you haven't already, check out Ben UFO's Fabriclive.67 mix.
Listen to "Ghost" from Kilo Kish's mixtape which features production from SBTRKT below...