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Slayer/Glass Candy/Polyphonic Spree/Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 2013
Closing Fun Fun Fun Fest, Slayer treated Austin to greatest hits and then some: "Raining Blood," "South of Heaven," "Dead Skin Mask," "Seasons in the Abyss," etc. They also dug out the aforementioned "Die by the Sword," a high point off their 1983 debut LP, Show No Mercy.The eighth Fun Fun Fun Fest happened last weekend (11/8 - 11/10) at Austin's Auditorium Shores, hosting three days of music and fun (fun fun), with such acts as MIA, Deerhunter, Slayer, Television, Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Cut Copy. Johnny Marr, The Walkmen, Jurassic 5, Killer Mike and loads more. Many of them played again as part of the FFF Nites shows, including shows presented by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges.
After fooling no one with a false ending of "South of Heaven," the third backdrop of the night unfurled at the back of the stage: a parody of the Heineken logo reading "Hanneman" and bearing his life dates. The top read "Angel of Death." Reign in Blood's terrifying opening track - and closing number on Auditorium Shores - now serves as an epitaph for Slayer's fallen co-founder. - [Austin Chronicle]
We were there in the thick of it and, as mentioned above, you can check out pics from Day 1 HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE. See you again in 2014 Austin.
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
As discussed, Fun Fun Fun Fest is returning to Austin's Auditorium Shores from November 8-10, and now the full lineup was finally announced. It includes Television, Slayer (again!), Quicksand, Descendents, The Dismemberment Plan, Body Count, Jurassic 5, MIA, MGMT, Death Grips, Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, Snoop Dogg/Lion, The Locust, Subhumans (performing Cradle to the Grave), The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, Retox, Chromatics, XXYYXX, Mykki Blanco, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Merchandise, Lemuria, and many more.
Tickets for the festival go on sale today (7/10) at 10 AM CST.
Full lineup and flyer below...
Toro y Moi at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Happy opening day to the House of Vans (25 Franklin St in Brooklyn) free summer concert series! The first show is tonight (6/27) with Fucked Up, Title Fight, and Hop Along (which RSVPed out way long ago), and there's some other happenings in the HoV world too.
RSVP for the Toro y Moi, Shlohmo, and Jonwayne show happening on July 11 opens today (6/27) at noon. RSVP is limited to two tickets per person, and as with all House of Vans shows, entry is still capacity-based, so get there early.
It's also just been announced that LA dance duo Classixx (whose new album, Hanging Gardens came out earlier this year, and who already played NYC a couple times) have been added to the July 18 show with !!! and Jacques Renault. RSVP for that show opens Monday (7/1) at 9 AM.
RSVP info is here for all upcoming House of Vans shows. Check out the updated lineup and a new flyer for the !!!/Jacques Renault/Classixx show below...
Disclosure at MHOW in March (more by Jason Bergman)
Holy Ship!!! is returning in 2014 for its third year (hence the three exclamation points) and will set sail off the coast of Miami on January 9, 2014, returning on January 12. Artists playing this year include Pharrell, Disclosure (DJ), Diplo, A-Trak, Baauer, Flume, RL Grime, Flosstradamus, Just Blaze, Ryan Hemsworth, Jerome LOL, Shlohmo (DJ), and more. Tickets for the cruise are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
Kid Dynamite at FFF Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As discussed, House of Vans (25 Franklin St in Brooklyn) is returning for another free summer concert series this year, and like we said we would, we're now excited to announce the very awesome lineups for this year's series. We already knew Baroness and The Melvins would be playing on July 31 and the rest of the schedule is as follows:
6/27 - Fucked Up, Title Fight & Hop AlongAll shows are all ages and free with RSVP. Doors for each show are at 7. RSVP for the Fucked Up/Title Fight/Hop Along show opens Tuesday, June 11.
7/11 - Toro y Moi, Shlohmo & Jonwayne
7/18 - !!!, Jacques Renault Plus Special Guests Announced in Mid June
7/31 - The Melvins, Baroness & Honky
8/15 - Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, Red Hare, Swearin'
8/29 - Les Savy Fav, Delorean plus Special Guest
Flyer for the 2013 series and a Spotify playlist of the artists playing below...
Portland festival MusicFestNW is returning this year to multiple Portland venues from September 3-8 with a ton of bands including Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Superchunk, Deerhunter, Charles Bradley, Shuggie Otis, Joey Bada$$, Bonnie Prince Billy, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Flume, Youth Lagoon, Washed Out, The Thermals, TItus Andronicus, Bob Mould, Baroness, Austra, Ty Segall, The Bronx, The Men, Mount Eerie, White Lung, and many more. Ticket info is coming soon.
Initial lineup below...
The Do-Over @ Beekman Beer Garden Sunday (via _chrisclassic)
Due to limited paying-attention-to-the-internet over this holiday weekend, we didn't realize until it was too late that Red Bull Music Academy's Do-Over party was moved from The Well in Brooklyn to Beekman Beer Garden in Manhattan on Sunday. Doors were at 2pm that day and they announced the venue change via email at 9:15am (and tweeted it even later).
As you can see in the picture above, the change didn't affect attendance at the outdoor South Street Seaport bar though. DJs, most of them surprises, included DJ Dezandres from Detroit, DJ Seano, Rhettmatic, Shlohmo, DJ Rob Swift, Onra, DJ Dynamix, and RBMA Particpants Emufucka & Trancemicsoul. If you were there, how was it?
Though we haven't looked into it, our guess would be that the Well was really trying to get it together, but just wasn't ready to re-open yet. UPDATE: The Well tells us they were in fact ready to open and that it was Red Bull who changed the venue that morning.
The Bushwick venue's "2013 Season Opener" is currently scheduled for Sunday, June 9 with Lee Burridge. We're rooting for them.
LA Fest FYF Fest is celebrating 10 years this year, and will take over Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 24 & 25. Check out the massive lineup in the poster above, and in alphabetical order below...
Iceage @ Portland's Star Theater, March 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Emo's 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
today in NYC
* The Quavers @ Barbes
* Shuggie Otis @ B.B. King's
* Anthrax @ J&R Music World
* Furthur @ The Capitol Theatre
* Fab Faux @ Wellmont Theatre
* Gypsy Kings @ Beacon Theatre
* Smokey's Secret Family @ Barbes
* John Scofield, Mike Stern @ Birdland
* STS9, Eliot Lipp @ Roseland Ballroom
* Aimee Mann, Ted Leo @ Webster Hall
* Amon Tobin (DJ) @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Clinic, The Cobbs @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Little Women, Mick Barr @ 92Y Tribeca
* TEETH, Ami Dang, Haribo @ Glasslands
* Jonathan Toubin, Quintron @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Jamie Saft, H.R. (of Bad Brains) @ The Stone
* Culo, Kremlin, CREEM, Missionary @ Acheron
* Losers Lounge tribute to Elvis Costello @ Joe's Pub
* Jacksie, Bob Jones & The Golden Tones @ Glasslands
* Black Breath, Mutation Rites, White Widows @ Knitting Factory
* Iceage, White Lung, Parquet Courts, Burial @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Kin, Showcase of NBC's The Voice @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Marco Benevento, Mike Dillon, Diamond Doves @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, Prince Rupert's Drops @ In Living Stereo
* Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Black Dice, K-Holes @ Secret Project Robot
* Western Ennisphere, Jeremiah Cymerman, Hax Breaker @ Silent Barn
* Dinowalrus, Mean Creek, I Eat Paint, Gross Relations @ Shea Stadium
* A-Trak, Oliver, Jason Taylor, Mike Church, Jess Marquis @ Webster Hall
* Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, High on Fire, Holy Grail @ Irving Plaza
* Ava Luna, Grass Is Green, Tremors II, Caddywhompus, Baked @ Big Snow
* FaltyDL, Nomi Ruiz, Justin Strauss, Eli Escobar + more DJ sets @ Turntable Lab
* Breakfast In Fur, Built By Animals, Great Maison, Vinyl Thief, Dan Hill @ Pianos
* Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, Underachievers @ Gramercy Theatre
* Shellshag, Screaming Females, Swearin', Hilly Eye, Great Thunder @ Maxwell's
* Silent Drape Runners, Easy Lover, Prentis Estates, Sprinkles @ 15 Anthony Street
* Every Flavor Water Machine, Christians To The Lions, The Other Bones @ Bowery Electric
* Drapetomania, Una Besita Incontrolable, S.H.I.T., Birth Deformities, Sad Boys @ ABC No Rio
* Light Asylum, Rewards, Com Truise, Rewards, Silent Drape Runners (DJ) @ Mercury Lounge
* DJ sets from Parquet Courts, Sharon Van Etten, FaltyDL, Jonathan Toubin + more @ Other Music
* Forgetters, Doug Gillard, Swearin', Livids, Tom Scharpling, Black Schwarzenbach @ Generation Records
* The Rival Mob, Dawn of Humans, Double Negative, Bloodkrow Butcher, Violent Future, Subclinix, Warthog @ 285 Kent
* Jonathan Toubin, Bryan Kasenic, FaltyDL, Scott Mou/Queens, Matt Werth, Caleb Braaten, Parquet Courts @ Other Music
* Literature, Grand Resort, The Hairs, Cascading Slopes (members of The Drums), Kip Berman (of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart), Sparxx @ Cake Shop
It's Record Store Day as you have probably heard, and there's a lot of fun stuff going on related to that. Please consult our guide for details. Happy hunting and hope you find the #RSD13 exclusives you're looking for. And most importantly, support your local record store the rest of the year too.
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Shlohmo (who recently put out an excellent collaborative track with Jeremih) and The Underachievers (who played our official BrooklynVegan showcase and is on a tour with Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies that hits Gramercy Theater tonight) teamed up for Ray-Ban x Boiler Room set at SXSW. You can watch a video of that entire half-hour set below (via FACT).
by Andrew Sacher
As mentioned, producer Shlohmo and singer Jeremih teamed up for one of Yours Truly's "Songs From Scratch" Sessions to record the song "Bo Peep (Do U Right)." The song is out now, and hearing Jeremih croon over Shlohmo's masterful production is up there with the best material on Jeremih's Late NIghts Mixtape. And with this track plus the one Shlohmo did with How to Dress Well on the Laid Out EP, Shlohmo's been looking like one of the best R&B producers lately.
Listen to the song below...
Empress Of @ Glasslands, December 2012 (more by Robert Altman)
* Thiefs @ Joe's Pub
* Harold Night @ UCB
* Leni Stern @ Barbes
* The Chives @ The Stone
* Ashley Paul @ The Stone
* Tanya Tagaq @ Joe's Pub
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Marsha Ambrosius @ S.O.B.'s
* Empress Of, Brazo @ Pianos
* The Enso String Quartet @ Barbes
* Boxed Wine, The Kickback @ Maxwell's
* PAWS, Dinowalrus, Ovlov @ Glasslands
* Corn Mo, Bonaparte, Judy Kang @ Pianos
* Marcia Ball, Cindy Cashdollar @ City Winery
* Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ McKittrick Hotel
* The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
* Spires, Zula, Many Mansions @ Death By Audio
* Delta Rae, ZZ Ward, Martin Harley @ Irving Plaza
* Rony's Insomnia, Amy Regan @ The Living Room
* Screen Eyed Baby Ice, Miles Pflanz @ Muchmore's
* Workout, Slam Donahue, Nicos Gun @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Postelles, Arkells, Ambassadors @ Santos Party House
* Lenorable, Silent Drape Runners, Pleasure Curses @ Cake Shop
* Mail The Horse, Wolf, Goat, The Chickenhawks @ Grand Victory
* Motive, Spirit Animal, Starlight Girls, Indigo Wild @ Mercury Lounge
* pow wow!, Yoni Gordon, Rare Monk, Mount Sharp @ Cameo Gallery
* Peter Mulvey, Jeffrey Foucault, Marc Carroll @ Rockwood Music Hall
* The Academics, Slow Dance Chubby, Anna Rose, Sonic Cult @ Arlene's Grocery
* Coolzey, Raashan Ahmad, Schaffer the Darklord, Philly Moves @ Knitting Factory
* Delicate Steve, Total Slacker, Celestial Shore, Jason Bartell (of Fang Island) @ 285 Kent
* Daniel in The Dark, Daniel Mustard, Kevin Rath, Brad Cole, Nathyn Knott @ Bowery Electric
* Dave Hill, llana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Michael Gottwald (producer of Beasts of the Southern Wild), Hilly Eye @ UCBEast
You might want to stick around Pianos and catch theatrical Berlin singer Bonaparte who'll be performing with Corn Mo as well as his "divas."
Scottish indie rockers PAWS make their U.S. debut at Glasslands tonight and tickets are still available. You can also still enter to win a copy of their tour cassette (only 50 made). You can stream their debut album, Cokefloat!, below.
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Grails side project Lilacs & Champagne will return with their second album, Danish & Blue, in April. You can check out the video for first single, "Sweet/Sour," below.
New Zealand's The Phoenix Foundation will release their new album, Fandango, on May 14. You can watch the video to "The Captain" below.
R&B singer Jeremih teamed up with producer Shlohmo (who previously remixed Jeremih's "Fuck U All The Time") for their first official collaboration-- a new song written from scratch for Yours Truly's "Songs From Scratch" sessions. You can watch a video which splices interviews with the two artists and some clips of them in the studio below. The song, titled "Bo Peep," will be made available on March 19.
As mentioned this past January, Williamsburg got a new, 452-capacity dance club, Output at 74 Wythe Ave by N. 12th St. We weren't sure exactly what types of "techno, house and other EDM styles" would be booked at the venue, but we're happy to report that they've already got some great shows coming up, as part of their weekly Thursday party, INPUT.
We already mentioned that Shlohmo's tour with D33J hits the venue on March 7, but that show is even better than we knew then, because Rustie, Jackmaster, and Oneman are on it too. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Then on March 14, Maxxi Soundsystem will play with Compuphonic, Plastic Plates, and Let's Play House's Jacques Renault (tickets). Meanwhile, there's a Let's Play House party happening this Friday (3/1) at Le Bain with DFA Records DJ Shit Robot and Eug.
The Night Slugs crew is hitting the venue on March 21 for a great show which features Bok Bok, Kingdom, L-Vis 1990, Girl Unit, Mike Q, Rizzla, and a live set from Teengirl Fantasy collaborator Kelela. Tickets for that one are on sale now.
You can stream a Rustie track below...
by Andrew Sacher
Shlohmo - 'Laid Out'
LA producer Shlohmo, who released the impressive Vacation EP last year, will be following that with a new EP, Laid Out, on March 5 via Friends of Friends/Wedidit. He just released the opening track, "Don't Say No," which features guest lead vocals from How to Dress Well. It sees HTDW returning to the cracked recording style of his debut LP over Shlohmo's sensual R&B beats. You can stream that and the warped hip hop of another Laid Out cut, "Later," below. That's the cover art above.
Shlohmo will be supporting the new EP with a tour that kicks off in Canada at the end of this month and makes its way to Brooklyn on March 7 at Output (74 Wythe Ave) before hitting Austin for SXSW. The Brooklyn date and a few others on the tour are with D33J.
Tour flyer, a list of all dates, those two song streams, and EP tracklist below...
by Andrew Sacher
Salva at BEMF 2012 (more by Oliver Correa & Amanda Rohowsky / HiFi Cartel)
LA producer Salva released the impressive Complex Housing LP and Yellobone EP back in 2011, and he's been spending most of this past year playing shows and dropping remixes, like his remix of Kanye's "Mercy" with RL Grime, which you can stream below. Now Salva is set to return with a new EP in 2013 called Odd Furniture, which comes out on February 12 via Friends of Friends. The cover art and tracklist are below.
Salva will be supporting the EP with a North American tour that includes dates with Brenmar, Lunice, Shlohmo, and Daedelus, the latter of who is on board for Salva's NYC show which happens on March 2 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check LPR's site for updates.
Daedelus also recently released an EP, Looking Ocean, which came out via Scion/AV. You can download that EP for free below.
Song stream, cover art, tracklist, EP download, and a list of all dates below...
photos by Oliver Correa & Amanda Rohowsky / HiFi Cartel
"Mykki Blanco freaking out the crowd at Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. #fierceness #nobros" - Tavia Nyong'o
"#BEMF Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
exceeding expectations after 1 set" - Schuyler Van Horn
Nicolas Jaar / Gold Panda @ MHOW, 11/10/2012
The 2012 Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival went down this past weekend (11/9-10) at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Glasslands, Cameo, Public Assembly, 285 Kent, and Brooklyn Bowl, with shows running until about 4 AM each night. A worthy alternative to people who don't like the excesses of major electronic festivals like Electric Zoo and Ultra Music Festival, BEMF has become one of the most forward thinking ones around. And this year may have been their best lineup yet with some great names in IDM, downtempo, post-dubstep, deep house, instrumental hip hop, and more like Nicolas Jaar, Gold Panda, Photek, Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Mykki Blanco, Salva, Shlohmo, and many others.
N. 6th St. in Williamsburg was flooded with people, likely due to having Public Assembly right next to Music Hall of Williamsburg which is just down the street from Cameo, and the ticket pickup tent in the parking lot across the street. (Not that N6 isn't a madhouse anyway on the weekends.) But also very likely that on Saturday night it was due to one of the festival's most in-demand acts, Nicolas Jaar, whose set was pushed back from 1 AM to 2:30 AM after the last-minute addition of Dave P. Ashley from Et Musique Pour Tous wrote, "I've never seen Music Hall of Williamsburg as crowded as it was last night. For the first half hour of Nicolas Jaar's hour and a half long set, nobody could move, and dancing was an intimate experience to be shared with strangers." Hazel Sheffield call his set "precocious," writing:
He turned the chorus from Cat Power's 'Cherokee' - "Marry me, marry me to the sky," - into a slowburning, plaintive swirl of a lyric, then slipped the clanging chords from Dave McCallum's 'The Edge', best known as the opening sample on Dre's 'Next Episode', into an interlude, sending people wild for about two seconds, before they realised the joke was on them. Precocious, then. But completely absorbing.He also wrote that "not all of the acts at BEMF were so wilfully subversive," and that some of the DJs like Salva, who played Public Assembly on Saturday, kept things on the more in-your-face dancey side.
More pictures from the festival below.
Sepalcure (aka Machinedrum and Braille) and Shlohmo are going on a three-date audio/visual tour this December. That tour unfortunately doesn't come to NYC, but Sepalcure have tacked on a NYC show happening right afterwards on December 30 at Le Poisson Rouge. Machinedrum of Sepalcure will open the show, along with Brooklyn Bass DJs. Tickets for the show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, you can catch both Shlohmo and Braille of Sepalcure in NYC at Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival this weekend. Braille plays Cameo Gallery tonight (11/9) at 1 AM (so technically Saturday) and Shlohmo plays Public Assembly on Saturday (11/10) at 1 AM (so technically Sunday). Festival passes are still available.
As mentioned on BV Chicago, Machinedrum recently teamed up with Jimmy Edgar to release a self titled EP under the moniker, Jets. Machinedrum also recently dropped a new song called "Diablo." You can listen to that and some cuts from the Jets EP, along with a list of all Sepalcure dates, below.
BEMF 2010 (more by Chris Doss)
The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is here tonight (11/9) and Saturday (11/10), and since our last update, the full schedule has been revealed. They're no longer using Villain as one of the venues, but will be using 285 Kent instead.
Tonight's updates include Omar S, Drop the Lime, Nick Catchdubs, Morri$, Deadboy, Jackmaster, and Matt Shadetek playing Public Assembly; and Nadastrom & Sabo, Uproot Andy & Geko, and DJ Blass playing 285 Kent (all ages). Those are in addition to the previously discussed sets by Gold Panda, Photek, and more at Music Hall of Williamsburg; Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Fatima Al Qadiri, MikeQ, and more at Glasslands; and Braille, Brenmar, Mykki Blanco, Mess Kid, and more at Cameo.
Saturday's updates include Groundislava, Shlohmo, Salva, Lazy Brow, Jubilee, Wildlife!, Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Fantasy Thrilla, and a special guest at Public Assembly; and Hussle Club and Body Language at Brooklyn Bowl. Those are in addition to the previously discussed sets by Nicolas Jaar, Lauren Flax, Nick Hook, and Heathered Pearls at Music Hall of Williamsburg; KI:Theory, FaltyDL, Benji B, and Pearson Sound at Cameo; and Baths, XXYYXX, Hiawatha, and Shadowbox at Glasslands.
Tickets for the festival are still available, including 2-day passes, 1-day passes for Friday (Saturday is sold out), and a special all ages ticket, which grants you access to tonight's 285 Kent stage (the rest of the venues are 21+).
Flyers with full lineups and set times are below...
FaltyDL - 'Hardcourage'
As mentioned, FaltyDL has been at work on his new album, Hardcourage, which features the single "Straight & Arrow." Details on the album have surfaced and we now know that it comes out on January 22 via Ninja Tune. That's the awesome cover art above [very Barney Bubbles - Bill] and the tracklist, including "She Sleeps," a collaboration with Friendly Fires' Ed Macfarlane, is below. The "Straight & Arrow" single comes out next week (11/13) via Ninja Tune and features remixes by Four Tet, Gold Panda, and MikeQ & Divoli S'vere. FaltyDL also just revealed the video for that track, which you can watch below.
As mentioned, FaltyDL will play Webster Hall on December 7 with Skream, but you can catch him in NYC sooner than that because he's been added to the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, which happens this Friday (11/9) and Saturday (11/10). FaltyDL plays Cameo Gallery on Saturday with Pearson Sound, Benji B, and Ki:Theory.
Since we last spoke, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival has revealed more of its schedule (some of it is still TBA though). You already know that Music Hall of Williamsburg is hosting Gold Panda and Photek on Friday and Nicolas Jaar and Nick Hook on Saturday. In addition to Cameo's aforementioned Saturday lineup, on Friday they have Metro Area, Braille, Brenmar, Mykki Blanco, and Mess Kid. Glasslands has Kingdom, Nguzunguzu, Jam City, MikeQ, and Rizzla on Friday, and Baths, XXYYXX, Hiawatha, and ShadowBox on Saturday. Lineups are still TBA for Public Assembly, Brooklyn Bowl, and Villain. Tickets for the festival are still available.
FaltyDL video and album tracklist below.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Jeremih - "Fuck U All The Time" (ft. Natasha Mosley, prod. FKI) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jeremih - "Rated R (The Masterpiece)" (prod. The Futuristics) (MP3)
You probably know Jeremih from his insufferable 2009 R&B hit "Birthday Sex" (hear me out), but if you've been sleeping on his free mixtape, Late Nights with Jeremih (download it HERE), which he dropped this past August, you should probably wake up. Eschewing the radio R&B of that early hit, Jeremih opts for a sound more along the lines of Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, and Miguel that we've really been loving these past couple years. The mixtape is 18 tracks long and it's not without some throways and filler tracks, but the standouts really stand out and if Jeremih keeps up this direction, more great things are to come. The James Blake-leaning minimal R&B of "Fuck U All The Time" is not only the best song on the mixtape, but one of the best R&B songs I've heard all year. It was recently remixed by Shlohmo, but it already had a beat that you could have imagined Shlohmo coming up with. (It was produced by FKI, who worked with Diplo, Flosstradamus, and others on Iggy Azalea's TrapGold mixtape, and who are shaping up to be a solid project team.) Other highlights include knockout track, "Rated R," "Late Nights," and "773 Love," just to name a few of the stronger places to start.
If you're still skeptical because of Jeremih's past, that's totally understandable, but also don't forget that it is possible to make the move from corny mainstream to really interesting music (think Justin Timberlake). And given the time, it actually makes sense. I don't exactly fault him for making such a carbon-copy style radio friendly single in 2009. Miguel, whose new album is one of my favorites of the year, was doing similar things around then, but there weren't many opportunities for (male) R&B singers at the time to do anything but jump on the radio bandwagon. When guys like The Weeknd and Frank Ocean took to the internet to release free music the way they wanted it, and ultimately gained attention from music lovers and hit-seeking suits alike, the doors were opened for others to follow in their path. After two albums with Def Jam (the same label that Frank Ocean was on, who initially wouldn't release Nostalgia/Ultra) it makes sense that he used the free internet album method to reveal the sound he's actually capable of. Now that this is out there, hopefully he'll experience a similar fate to his peers that have taken similar routes and perfect his sound on a concise album.
Meanwhile, you can download a couple of the highlights from the Late Nights mixtape above and stream the whole thing and that Shlohmo remix below.
As mentioned, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returns on November 9 and 10 to multiple Brooklyn venues, including Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl, Public Assembly, Glasslands, Cameo, and The Villain Loft. Since we last posted, the lineup has been expanded and now includes Shlohmo, Jam City, Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Salva, Groundislava, Brenmar, Nadastrom, Omar S, Mike Q, and more, in addition to previously announced names like Nicholas Jaar, Gold Panda, Photek, and others. The updated lineup is below.
Tickets for Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival are on sale now.
by Andrew Sacher
One of my two personal most-anticipated Warm Up at MoMA PS1 lineups goes down this Saturday (8/11) with sets from Photek, Evian Christ, Howse, Shlohmo, and Autre Ne Veut. Tickets for Saturday's show are still available. You can stream/download Shlohmo's FADER/MoMA PS1 mix for this week's installment below.
Meanwhile, Howse (aka Nathaniel Oak), who released the great footwork-meets-witch house ("footwitch"? or maybe housework...) Lay Hollow EP on Tri Angle earlier this year, will be arriving in NYC a bit earlier to play a late show at Cameo Gallery on Friday (8/10 with the always great Octo Octa and The Range. $5 tickets for that show will be available at the door. Howse also made hand painted, hand stamped CDRs which will be available at both of his NYC this shows this weekend, or if you contact him via email. You can stream the Howse track, "VBS," below.
Speaking of artists playing Warm Up this weekend, as hinted at and now confirmed, Evian Christ will in fact open both NYC shows on Purity Ring's upcoming tour. Those shows include 9/21 at Bowery Ballroom and 9/22 at MHOW. Both shows are now sold out. Headaches, who made his US live debut opening for Purity Ring at LPR last month, is also on both shows.
A list of all Howse dates, and all streams are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Without UK producer Photek (aka Rupert Parkes) 1997 debut LP, Modus Operandi, much of today's bass music scene might sound very different (Burial is a fan). He recently revisited the album, as it nears its 15th birthday, for a set in London and met up with FACT afterwards to discuss his feelings on it now:
Why did now feel like the right time to revisit Modus Operandi?He's also working on a new album, which he says is "a sort of Modus Operandi for 2012."
"Well, the request actually came from Tony at Hospital. He asked me to come and play that kind of set because I've not done it for a long time, not really since when the records were first out. To tell you the truth, I spend most of my time trying to think about what's happening next rather than looking back. I mean, last night, that's probably only the second time I've played a retro set ever...the only other one I can think of was in LA a couple of years back, when I played a best of '89-'95 set on vinyl."
What exactly was the content of the Modus set?
"90% of the set was tracks from the actual album, and a load of stuff from around that time. Singles that came shortly before and after, remixes...a 'Still Life' remix I did for Goldie...oh, and 'Pulp Fiction'! I think that was only one tune that wasn't by me, 'Pulp Fiction', that was kind of my encore track [laughs]...But yeah, mostly all original Photek stuff from that era."
"It's funny now, there's seems a general sense across the board in clubs and electronic music that, well, everything's pretty flexible and anything goes. And for that reason, you don't have to get quite as hung-up on making an album as you used to. You feel like it'll pass so quickly, things move quickly...I suppose this new album is a sort of Modus Operandi for 2012 - it's got quite a lot in common with the first album - but less hang-ups. These days, I know I can DJ the week after and play a set of completely different style music and it not be a problem. With the album, well, it's just a case of what statement you want to put out, and how long it's going to last. To tell you the truth, it feels like music's much less permanent and lasting than it used to be."Photek will be in NYC to play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on August 11 with a handful of producers from today's bass scene that he likely influenced, and ones that we're pretty big fans of, Evian Christ, Howse, Shlohmo, and Autre Ne Veut. Tickets for Warm Up are on sale now.
A list of all Photek dates and streams of every track on his Modus Operandi LP below...
by Andrew Sacher
Kingdom has a few dates scheduled this month including the Prefix Northside Showcase at 285 Kent on June 16 where he'll co-headline with Shlohmo and be supported by Hot Sugar, Archie Pelago, and Xaphoon Jones (DJ). Tickets for that show are on sale now. The flier for the show is below.
Shlohmo also plays Warm Up at PS1 on August 11 with Evian Christ, Howse, Photek, and Autre Ne Veut.
And since I can't seem to mention Shlohmo without mentioning Shigeto, now seems like a good time to mention that the Brooklyn producer has been added as an opener to Clark's LPR show on Sunday (6/10) (tickets) and Gold Panda's Bowery Ballroom show on 8/2 (tickets).
All tour dates are listed below, along with some videos and that flier...
by Andrew Sacher
Once-mysterious UK producer Evian Christ (real name Joshua Leary) has been picking up a ton of speed this year and now he's set to kick off his first North American tour this summer. It was only four months ago that Joshua was a kid living and attending school in the suburbs of England, posting tracks to his YouTube page. Then in February, it was announced that he signed to Tri Angle Records, who compiled those tracks into the Kings and Them mixtape, which you can download for free or stream in full below.
The mixtape is probably most comparable to labelmate Clams Casino, with whom he shares a knack for warped, dark hip hop. Samples on the record include Tyga, Grouper, and E-40, all used in blown-out otherworldly atmospheres that never cease to feel right at home on the Tri Angle roster. Four of the tracks -- "Fuck It None of Ya'll Don't Rap," "Thrown Like Jacks," "MYD," and "Drip" -- will be remastered and released as a limited edition 12" on the label on June 25.
Evian Christ will kick off his North American tour in July, most of which is with Purity Ring. None of the shows with Purity Ring are in NYC, but Evian Christ will be in the area to play Warm Up at PS1 on August 11 with Tri Angle labelmate Howse (who we recently wrote about HERE), Shlohmo, Photek, and Autre Ne Veut. Tickets for that show go on sale June 18. All Evian Christ dates are listed below.
Warm Up 2011 at MoMA PS1 (more by Erez Avissar)
The Warm Up summer concert series is returning to MoMA PS1 this summer for another run of dance parties from forward thinking electronic musicians every Saturday from July 7 through September 8 in PS1's outdoor courtyard. For the first time, advance tickets for Warm Up will be available this year. They go on sale June 18.
The 2012 schedule includes Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace (DJ), Jamie xx, Danny Brown, Just Blaze, Maria Minerva, Shlohmo, Evian Christ, Howse, Nguzunguzu, Baio, Holy Other, Rustie, Matthew Dear (DJ), Lemonade, Slava, TRUST, Light Asylum, Sepalcure, Floating Points, Jacques Greene and many more.
More info and the full schedule below...