Entries tagged with: Pantha Du Prince
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Drawing upon the UK electronic music of his youth, Mumdance (along with collaborators Logos and Mao) was inspired by grime, hardcore, and shoegaze but never beholden to it. From its wall-of-sound intro to its maximalist finale, Twists & Turns is a powerhouse set of glass-breaking percussion, sub-bass rumble, backmasked synths and more. With instrumental grime the order of the day, it was a treat to hear Mumdance return to the scene, refreshed and revitalized. [FACT]UK producer/DJ Mumdance returned last year with the free Twists & Turns mixtape which made FACT's year end list, which the above review is from. He's not slowing down at all, with plans to follow it up with two releases in the near future. First, he'll put out the Take Time EP on June 16 via new label home Rinse, and soon after he'll release a B2B mix with Pinch on June 30 via Pinch's Tectonic label. Stream Take Time's grime title track featuring MC Novelist, along with the tracklist from his mix with Pinch, below. A full stream of Twists & Turns is below as well.
Mumdance is also about to kick off a tour in NYC this week. As part of the Red Bull Music Academy, he plays the Lit City Trax party on Friday (5/30) at The Westway with DJ Marfox, DJ Deeon, DJ Manny B2B RP Boo, J-Cush, UNiiQU3 B2B Tiga and Durban. Tickets for that are still available. Flyer below. You can also listen to the mix Mumdance made for Friday's event.
Mumdance returns to NYC in the summer for the first day of Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on June 28 with A/JUS/TED, Dimitri From Paris, Pantha du Prince (live) and DJ Spoko. Tickets for Warm Up are on sale now. Later that night, he plays another NYC show at TriBeCa Studios. All of his dates are listed below.
Mumdance isn't the only one playing the Lit City Trax party on Friday returning for Warm Up. Label boss J-Cush also plays July 5 with DJ EZ, Todd Edwards, Champion and Jam City; UNiiQU3 also plays July 26 with Cashmere Cat, Total Freedom, GoldLink (live), and Suicideyear; and DJ Marfox plays August 30 with Benji B, Dam-Funk (live), Tessela, Dutch E Germ and Avalon Emerson. Tickets for all of those are on sale too.
Portugal's DJ Marfox, who makes his US debut at the RBMA show this Friday, put out his first release for Lit City Trax, the Lucky Punch EP, this week. You can check out four trax from that below. Here's what Tiny Mix Tapes had to say about it in their 4/5 star review:
Lucky Punch borrows extensively from beat-driven, high-impact kuduro and slower, tarraxinha-flecked house, conjuring a berserk, crowded image of the physical setting this music draws from while forcing an inevitably kinetic response on playback. These six belting tracks combine the metallic hammering of industry ("Noise") with a flagrant, yet punishing jamboree of chimes, percussion, and hand claps ("Banda 52") -- it's the intoxicating grip of an urban carnival; life, work, and dance, fastened together and presented as a singular, essential rhythm. Each beat underscores the reputation that both Príncipe and Lit City Trax are forging as labels conscious of local dance scenes and the potential they have in broader contexts, without forgoing any of the maneuvers that tie these tunes to the places where their roots were formulated.The list of Mumdance dates, and all streams, below...
Warm Up 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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...
Pantha Du Prince at Good Units in 2011 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Berlin's Pantha Du Prince, who was last in NYC for his first US collaborative show with The Bell Laboratory, will return to these shores for a short tour this May. For this tour, main man Hendrik Weber will be performing new material in his new "Triad" lineup which includes longtime collaborator, NYC's Scott Mou (also one half of Jane with Panda Bear) and Norway's Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg. In addition to performing with him, Scott Mou will also open the shows with a solo set. The tour concludes in NYC on May 9 at Le Poisson Rouge with a show that also includes FIXED's JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed below...
Pantha Du Prince & the Bell Laboratory @ West Park Church (via Nicholas Ledner)
The six men started chiming into the church stage --in their lab technician-meets-butcher outfits-- making sweet synchronized sounds with gold bells in hand. Meet Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory.Pantha Du Prince released a collaborative album with The Bell Laboratory, Elements of Light, earlier this year, and after playing Primavera Sound in Barcelona over the weekend (5/25), they came across the sea for their first collaborative US show. The show took place last night (5/28) in NYC at West Park Church on the Upper West Side as part of the Red Bull Music Academy residency.
One by one they headed towards their instrument --laptop, drums, bell carillon, etc!-- and slowly built the weird cloud we were to float on all night.
We wanted to dance, we shook the pews, we wanted to clap but there was no time to stop for breaks! [Cheep & Snail]
A picture and an excerpt of a review of last night's show are above. Some videos of their set at Primavera below...
Andy Stott/Lee "Scratch" Perry
As mentioned, tickets went on sale today for the previously announced Red Bull Music Academy events, which take over NYC from April 28 to May 31. And now that those are on sale, the rest of the lineup has been announced. In addition to the newly-added Flying Lotus show at Terminal 5, the Red Bull Music Academy events now also include...
A Bunker party with Andy Stott, Atom TM, Objekt, Octo Octa, Kloke, Smax, Bryan Kasenic, and Mike Servito at Public Assembly on May 4; Blondes, Mike Simonetti, Rudi Zygadlo, Astroboyz, CABAAL, Ale Hop, Yodashe, Harald Bjork, Alitrec, Mungo Park, Seretan, and Ada Kaleh at Cameo on May 6; and Le1f, Laurel Halo, Venus-X, and a secret guest at Glasslands on May 7.
Still more: Metro Area, Gerd Janson, and Bok Bok b2b L-Vis 1990 at 88 Palace on May 10; 'Drum Majors' with Mannie Fresh, Boi-1da, Young Chop, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Bangaldesh, DJ Mustard, and Drumma Boy at Knitting Factory on May 22; Afrika Bambaataa, Egyptian Lover, DJ Magic Mike, DJ Assault, DJ Funk, Scottie B, DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn, Big Freedia, Salva, Drop the Lime, and Branko & Krampfhaft at Santos on May 23; as well as Skream, Mala, and Plasitician & Hatcha on May 24 at Can Factory (232 3rd St in Brooklyn).
And even more: Oneohtrix Point Never, BIll Kouligas, Evian Christ, Kid Simpl, and ANNALOVE at Saint Vitus on May 26; Benji B, FaltyDL, Dorian Concept, Orquesta, and Somepoe at Sullivan Room on May 27; Pantha Du Prince & the Bell Laboratory with Louis Baker and Anya Kuts at West Park Church on May 28; a killer night of dub with legends Lee Perry & Adrian Sherwood, The Congos vs Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, and the Raw Power Band, Peaking Lights In A Dub Style vs Future Times, and DJ Slow at Le Poisson Rouge on May 30.
Tickets for all events are on sale now.
These join the previously announced shows, talks, and other events with James Murphy, Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Tony Visconti, Nile Rodgers, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Four Tet, A-Trak, Just Blaze, and more. Flyer with the updated, show-by-show lineup is below...
Ben Gibbard at HiFi Bar in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* Jeff Davis @ Barbes
* Mossenek @ The Stone
* Big Terrific @ Cameo
* Midge Ure @ Iridium
* Carol McGonnell @ The Stone
* Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
* The Hot Sardines @ Joe's Pub
* Ben Gibbard @ Strand Bookstore
* Mary C, Aabaraki @ Mercury Lounge
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Folk Wandering in Concert @ Joe's Pub
* Rhett Miller, The Dunwells @ City Winery
* Morrissey @ Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
* The Happy Problem, Queen Orlenes @ Cake Shop
* Reputante, The Disappointment @ Cameo Gallery
* Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ McKittrick Hotel
* Junior Prom, French Camp, Night Shining @ The Delancey
* Reserved for Rondee, You Bred Raptors? @ Mercury Lounge
* Libel, Low Fat Getting High, The Can't Tells, Autopilot @ Glasslands
* Martin & Lawrence, Doron Sadja, STAMATIS / MANN / CANSON @ The Ho_se
* Alana Amram and The Rough Gems, Matteah Baim, Vorhees, Faten @ Union Pool
* Advaeta, Kal Marks, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, Chat Logs @ Big Snow
* Silent Drape Runners, Field Mouse, Wojcik, Mindtroll, Stern @ The Bowery Electric
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Pantha Du Prince made a video for "Spectral Split," from his collaborative album with The Bell Factory, Elements of Light, which drops next week (1/15) via Rough Trade. You can watch the video below and stream the entire album at NPR.
Occasional BV contributor Dave Hill features in the latest installment of YouTube series "Conversations with a Twitter Feed," where he goes mono e mono with Justin Bieber. You can watch that below.
Pantha du Prince at Good Units in 2011 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
German producer Pantha du Prince (aka Hendrik Weber) plans to release the followup to 2010's Black Noise in early 2013 via Rough Trade. More info on that will be announced soon, but meanwhile, he's kicking off a North American tour this month surrounding his appearance at Moogfest. The day after he plays the Asheville festival (10/26), he'll come to NYC for a Blkmarket show at a TBA venue on October 27 with Barem, Gaiser, Petre Inspirescu, and Talmur & Fashad. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A list of all tour dates and a video are below.
Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Moogfest, which is becoming one of the most intriguing US music festivals, is returning to Asheville, NC this year on October 26 and 27. Like in past years, the festival includes some legends like Thomas Dolby and GZA performing Liquid Swords (like he is in NYC and other cities), some of our favorite newcomers like Julia Holter, Trust, and Disclosure, electronic heavy hitters like Orbital, Four Tet, Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin, Mouse on Mars, and Prefuse 73 with Teebs, in addition to a diverse list of other artists like Killer Mike, El-P, The Magnetic Fields, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Santigold, Divine Fits, Actress, Pantha Du Prince, Bear in Heaven, and more. Tickets for this year's fest go on sale Friday (8/10) at noon. The initial lineup is listed below.
Orbital, who released their new album, Wonky, this year, which featured a track with Zola Jesus, have a few other North American dates this year (still none in NYC though).
For Divine Fits, the new band featuring Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks), who recently made their live debut in Austin, Moogfest is one of the few shows they've got scheduled this year, including the Chicago show they played last night (8/5) and an upcoming NYC show.
Moogfest 2012 lineup is listed below.
The Rosebuds at Prospect Park last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Rosebuds, who just opened two incredible shows for Bon Iver in NYC as the last two dates on their tour together, have a few more shows announced that happen later this year. No tour has been announced yet, but we know that they'll be at Hopscotch in North Carolina, Pitchfork Paris and a NYC show on October 12 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (8/19) at noon.
Pitchfork Paris, taking place October 28th & 29th in France, is being co-curated by Bon Iver and the lineup looks like this so far:
28 OCTOBRE : 16h00 - 5H00Tickets are on sale.
APHEX TWIN + PANTHA DU PRINCE + EROL ALKAN + WILD BEASTS + CUT COPY + WASHED OUT + REAL ESTATE + MONDKOPF + ICEAGE
29 OCTOBRE : 14h00 - 22H00
BON IVER + JENS LEKMAN + STORNOWAY + KATHLEEN EDWARDS + ROSEBUDS
Kathleen Edwards also plays shows with Bon Iver in September. All Bon Iver & Rosebuds dates, and the video for "Woods" (by Rosebuds) below...
DOWNLOAD: Miracle Fortress - Raw Spectacle (Pantha du Prince Remix) (MP3)
Junior Boys art for It's All True
"The striking image included with this announcement is a detail of the [new Junior Boys] album's cover, a deceptively abstract image taken by [Junior Boy] Jeremy Greenspan's sister of the UK Pavilion in Shanghai, China. Greenspan made an extended visit to Shanghai to write and begin recording It's All True. Traces of the influence of the trip can not only be seen but heard in tracks like the album opener "Itchy Fingers" whose exotic middle eight features local musicians Greenspan recorded during his sojourn. With much of the album composed and conceived, Greenspan returned to his native Hamilton, Ontario and was joined by [Junior Boy] Matthew Didemus to record in earnest at the band's recently constructed studio where Greenspan had recently mixed and recorded a few tracks on Caribou's most recent album, Swim." - Domino RecordsJunior Boys will hit the road in June with Graham Van Pelt's Miracle Fortress, tagging NYC at Webster Hall on June 14th along the way. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale at noon on 5/4, and regular sale on Friday. All tour dates are listed below.
June 14th is also the date, It's All True, Junior Boy's new LP for Domino is released. The album's first single, "Banana Ripple," will be out in 12" format even sooner, on May 31st with a remix by The Field on the b-side. Listen to "Banana Ripple", all nine minutes of it, streaming below. Domino is giving away another song in trade for an email.
Miracle Fortress also have a new LP called Was I the Wave? which is out May 17th on Secret City Records. Download the Pantha Du Prince remix of "Raw Spectacle" off that album, above. Listen to the unremixed version alongside the cover art and full tracklisting below.
photos by Vincent Cornelli
"Headed to Pantha du Prince at Good Units with container of cut up fruit in my purse. #snacks" - Olivia Rose
"pantha du prince is rocking my world after I ingested half of this powdered donut. please ignore any embarrassing texts from me tonight" -Eileen Tang
"Weird Pantha du Prince concert in the basement of swanky Manhattan hotel. Fist-pumping European men, awkwardly dancing models, music nerds." - Laura Sterritt
"Pantha Du Prince, last night at Good Units. Great, great show. Consider these feet shuffled." - Seafloor
Pantha Du Prince and The Sight Below played a FIXED event at Hudson Hotel's Good Units on Friday night in NYC in support of Pantha's new album of re-workings. More pictures from the food-filled dance party, below...
DOWNLOAD: Pantha Du Prince - "A Nomad's Retreat" The Slight Below Remix (MP3)
Pantha Du Prince released a new album on Tuesday via Rough Trade. "XI versions of Black Noise is comprised of re-workings of tracks originally on Pantha Du Prince's album Black Noise by friends and contemporaries including amongst others Animal Collective, Moritz Von Oswald, Four Tet, Efdemin and North American pioneer Hieroglyphic Being. Pantha Du Prince also does his own new version of "Lay In A Shimmer"." Check out the fifth track on the LP, The Slight Below remix of "A Nomad's Retreat" above. The full tracklist is below.
Pantha Du Prince is now on a North American tour that concludes in NYC at Good Units at Hudson Hotel on April 22nd. it's a FIXED event, and Pantha is playing "live", as are The Sight Below (who remixed the above track). JDH and Dave P will DJ. Advanced tickets are on sale. All Pantha tour dates are listed below.
Four Tet will appear at Gowanus Grove at the end of May, and at EMPAC Studio 1 in Troy, NY with Jon Hopkins on September 15th.
words and photos by Chris Gersbeck
Blonde Redhead played their first of two shows at Webster Hall last night (11/3) with Pantha Du Prince. The party continues tonight (11/4) with Rain Machine (and not Taken by Trees or Pantha Du Prince). Tickets are still available.
There was a line outside of Webster Hall before doors opened shortly after 7pm that nearly reached the movie theater on Third Ave. Though I had read there were still tickets available on my way to the venue, I heard murmurs that it was sold out from people being turned away at the box office. Clearly, Blonde Redhead's two night stay in New York City, their first official show in the area since playing Prospect Park in '09 (they played private shows at 92Y Tribeca in August and Tribeca Grand after that), has been greeted with much anticipation following the release of Penny Sparkle.
Despite the line, the crowd was sparse all the way up until the beginning of Pantha Du Prince's set. I was somewhat familiar with the German musician's latest album Black Noise, but as usual I never know what to expect from a one-man act/producer whose primary instruments are electronic. Pantha took the stage right at 8pm, cloaked in his hoodie on a dimly lit stage, and quickly began tapping various pads and adjusting knobs creating an atmospheric layer of sound. Though he did have a laptop on stage, nothing about it seemed pre-recorded or staged. I've seen his music described as "minimalist", but as the set went on and his sounds became deeper and blanketed, his performance was anything but minimal. While there would often be a four-on-the-floor beat, on top of that would be a complex layer of synth and percussion, and occasionally a looped pre-recorded vocal track. Oddly enough, as his set was coming to a close and his wall of sound was hanging on a note, something abruptly happened and his sound was shut off, leaving a bit of an awkward silence followed by an enthusiastic response from the crowd. By this point, Webster Hall was completely full, and everyone was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the headliner. It's worth noting that when Radiohead's Myxomatosis was played on the P.A., the crowd let out a collective cheer. Note to Radiohead: new album and tour please...
The audience didn't have to wait long for the main act, as Blonde Redhead stuck to the set times and took the stage shortly after 9pm. Hidden behind a long white mask burgeoning with tufts of long blonde hair, Kazu Makino set the tone for the rest of their set: mysterious, somber, calculated and beautiful. The band started off slow, as Amedeo and Simone Pace, both incredible musicians in their own right, passionately tore through openers (and new songs) "Black Guitar" and "Here Sometimes" while Kazu enigmatically danced around on stage. Joined by a fourth multi-instrumentalist member, their songs stayed true to their studio counterparts; Blonde Redhead sounded as tight as ever.
There were some pauses in between the first few songs that I think made everyone a little nervous. The band quickly tried to switch from keyboard to guitar, from guitar to keyboard, from mask to no mask, but that's what happens when a band takes itself this seriously and doesn't exactly acknowledge the audience. Not that anyone seemed to care. As soon as Amedeo teased the audience with the guitar riff from "Falling Man" the crowd responded enthusiastically before being pummeled with some of the tightest rhythm work I've heard from a band in a while.
Simone Pace' sdrums can sometimes sound sequenced on recording, but not a song passed where I didn't recognize how integral a part he plays in this band's sound. It also became apparent as the set went on how seamlessly the band can go from a beautifully arranged synth-heavy song like "23" with Kazu solely on vocals, then watch her strap on a guitar and suddenly, they're a punk band. After two(!) encores, the band left for good. I'm quite certain tonight's audience will consist of many repeat fans.
Blonde Redhead are touring in support of their new LP, Penny Sparkle, out now via 4AD. If you are on the West Coast/Southwest, catch 'em on tour with Olof Arnolds.
More pictures, the setlist and video from Webster Hall last night, below...
DOWNLOAD: Blonde Redhead - "Here Sometimes" (Pantha Du Prince remix) (MP3)
Don't plan on being at the BrooklynVegan official CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday night (now with more Suuns, less Yuck)? Looking for something to do afterwards? The above flyer illustrates another October 21st CMJ option, and though there will be no live music, there will be free beer, giveaways courtesy of Converse, free t-shirts, free beer, prize packs, free beer, and lots of people who work at record labels in the house including two who will be playing music . DJ sets will be by True Panther Soundsystem, Matador founder Gerard Cosloy, Lemonade, and Matador's Dave Martin. The party is also completely free and requires no badge at all. Oh, and it's all in the name of buying music.
Speaking of the 21 year old Matador aka Beggars, the Blonde Redhead/Pantha Du Prince tour, two shows at Webster Hall included, kicks off in Philly tonight (10/15), and 4AD aka Beggars has released a new free remix to celebrate. Grab that above. All dates below...
Blonde Redhead @ Celebrate Brooklyn in 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Blonde Redhead's new LP, Penny Sparkle, is due September 14th on 4AD. The first track from that, their new song "Here Sometimes," is streaming below (and downloadable at their site for your email address).
They go on a tour of North America this October and November, where they'll be joined by minimal techno producer Pantha Du Prince (Germany's Hendrick Weber), who in June played his first US shows in three years. All dates on the tour
don't seem to be announced yet, but are now announced and the NYC show is Webster Hall on Wednesday, November 3rd. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon; general sale is Friday at noon. There's also a band presale that starts Wednesday at 10am (password = "Sparkle").
The new song and
partial all tour dates are below...
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Pantha du Prince - Welt Am Draht (Animal Collective Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Pantha du Prince - "Stick To My Side" (feat. Panda Bear) (Four Tet remix) (MP3)
Pantha du Prince...
German electronic music maven Pantha du Prince (Hendrick Weber) will be playing his first US shows in three years starting tonight, June 15th, in Washington DC. He visits NYC for a live set at Santos Party House on Thursday, June 17th. Also at that will be Fixed residents JDH and Dave P and Swedish duo Dada Life. Tickets are still on sale.
Pantha's third album and his first on Rough Trade, Black Noise, came out earlier this year. Weber is clearly a well-connected guy - the record features a guest vocal spot by Panda Bear and a bass-guest turn by Tyler Pope of LCD Soundsystem/!!!/Out Hud. The AC crew even remixed one of the album tracks. That's posted above, along with a Four Tet remix of the Noah Lennox song. The album is still streaming at the label's site.
Pantha du Prince's three June US shows will be followed up by a full stateside tour in the fall. In the meantime, Pantha du Prince crisscrosses Europe this summer. The video for "Stick to My Side" (again, that's the Panda Bear one), all tour dates, and the upcoming schedule for Fixed are all below...