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by Bill Pearis

Bruce Smear

When not playing guitar in Beach Fossils, Tommy Davidson makes electronic dance music under the name Bruce Smear. He cites Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Art of Noise, and Cornelius as influences and you can hear elements of those things in new single "Pick & Roll" which is on his Chlorine EP, which originally came out via Driftless and now is being reissued to wax later this year on Orange Milk Records. We've got the premiere of that track's video which was directed by Anton Tammi and features two crabs pitted against a scorpion and a fork. Shot like a (very warped) Revlon ad from the late '90s, it's mesmerizing, oddly funny and matches extremely well with the hyperactive track. (Also, no crabs or scorpions were hurt in the making of this video.) Watch it below.

Bruce Smear will be playing a "Pick & Roll" release party at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on Thursday (6/25) with his CNB Dance Team and the show also features Total Freedom, Cities Aviv, Pleasure Centers, and "Secret Special Guests." It's a late show (doors are at 11:30 PM) and tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "Beach Fossils guitarist releasing electronic EP as Bruce Smear (watch a video), playing Baby's w/ Cities Aviv & more"

photo: Built to Spill at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Built to Spill

photo: Viet Cong at London's Field Day 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
Viet Cong

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Northside Festival's four-day takeover of North Brooklyn is in full swing today with basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows.

Against Me!, Mitski, Cayetana @ McCarren Park (NORTHSIDE, day show)
This show happens during the day, it's totally free (RSVP is still open), and it's got a great lineup all around. Reinvigorated punks Against Me! headline, and support comes from two indie rock newcomers, Brooklyn's Mitski and Philly's Cayetana.

Merchandise, Sunflower Bean, GABI, Bully @ UO Live Stage (NORTHSIDE, day show)
Here's another free afternoon show (right on Bedford Ave / N5), and with a very diverse lineup: Florida's Smiths-inspired post-punks Merchandise, local psych band Sunflower Bean, ambient/art pop musician GABI, and Nashville rockers Bully.

Best Coast, Built To Spill, Alvvays, Bully @ 50 Kent (NORTHSIDE)
This one's pretty cool all around with Best Coast, who recently put out their poppy major label debut, indie veterans Built to Spill, who returned with their high quality eighth album this year, jangle pop breakouts Alvvays, and a second set of the day from Nashville rockers Bully.

Blonde Redhead, Christopher Bear & Aaron Arntz @ Warsaw (NORTHSIDE)
Indie vets Blonde Redhead have made dream pop, noise rock, electronic pop, and more in their 20+ year career, and they continue to be great, both in the studio and on stage. Tonight's their first of two hometown NYC shows on their current tour.

Pusha T, Vince Staples, DJ Envy @ House of Vans
Clipse member and Pusha T made his official debut as a solo artist in 2013 with the well-received My Name Is My Name, and he's planning to put its followup out this year. Rising rap star of the moment Vince Staples opens, making this a great double bill.

Thug Entrancer, CO LA, GABI, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Ben Zimmerman @ Aviv (NORTHSIDE)
It's the Software Records Northside showcase, with a good lineup all around of experimental electronic artists.

Black Commando, Yvette, Malory, Hand of God, Fitness, Plebeian, The Present, Motion Studies, Kill Alters, Soft Lit, SHRAF, Fasano, Mila Matveeva, Courtship Ritual (DJ Set) @ Muchmore's (NORTHSIDE)
Godmode Records celebrates its third birthday with this all-day show featuring almost all of its diverse, high-quality roster. Things finish with a midnight set from fiery duo Yvette.

Blues Control, Hex Message, Ohal @ Union Pool
One of the best NYC free summer music series, Union Pool's "Summer Thunder" brings live music and good times to the venue's backyard. The fun starts at 2 PM with bands not too long after.

Viet Cong, Girl Band, American Wrestlers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (NORTHSIDE)
While there are definite echoes of Gang of Four, Wire, Neu!, Joy Division and other postpunk/kraut influences, Viet Cong don't really sound like any of them. It's a weird, complex blend of those things, put through a kaleidoscopic lens filter that's best experienced live. This is their first of two Northside shows with intense Irish group Girl Band.

Calvin Love, Michael Rault, EZTV, The Holydrug Couple, Heaters, Moonwalks @ Baby's All Right (NORTHSIDE)
This is the Panache Booking Northside Showcase, featuring Canadian singer Calvin Love, Chilean psych-rockers The Holydrug Couple, Brooklyn's jangly EZTV and more.

Graham Parker & The Rumour, Lowell Thompson @ Highline Ballroom
The original lineup of pub rock / new wave greats Graham Parker & the Rumour released their new album, Mystery Glue, earlier this year which finds them in fine, cantankerous form.

PINS, Doomsquad @ Rough Trade (NORTHSIDE)
Manchester quartet PINS released their second album, Wild Nights, this week via Bella Union and it's a marked step up from their debut. If there's a little less sneer and snarl this time, it's in exchange for better songs and smoky, brooding atmosphere.  They play tonight with Toronto's funky Doomsquad.

Nude Beach, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, Invisible Familiars, 178 Product @ Union Pool (NORTHSIDE)
This is Other Music Recording Co's Northside showcase, headlined by Nude Beach who do punky, heartland rock quite well.

Dax Riggs, Isadora @ Mercury Lounge
Dax Riggs will always be known in some circles for his work in the influential '90s sludge band Acid Bath, but he's gone on to an extremely impressive career since -- his discography includes work with both Agents of Oblivion & Deadboy & the Elephantmen, along with a string of more recent solo efforts. Riggs's otherworldly voice has only improved with age, and his acoustic solo shows are arguably the best showcase available for his talents

Guantanamo Baywatch, The Mystery Lights @ Elvis Guesthouse
Portland beach party garage rockers Guantanamo Baywatch just released the fun Darling...It's Too Late album and are in NYC for two shows. Tonight's the first and it's with Brooklyn psych band The Mystery Lights. This should be a fun/crazy show in as tiny a place as Elvis Guesthouse.

Knyfe Hyts, dubknowdub, Firelake Mongrels, Honey, Beech Creeps, Ex-Models, Ovary Action, Smhoak Mosheen, Murder Murder, Sto Len, Patchy Drizzle, Sea Sick Life, Monster Manual @ Secret Project Robot
DIY spot Secret Project Robot celebrates its 10th anniversary with this all-day show that is headlined by Knyfe Hyts -- which will be that band's first show in some time. Congrats on 10 years, SPR!

Holly Miranda, Coastgaard @ Knitting Factory (NORTHSIDE)
Holly's celebrating the release of her new, self-titled album tonight at this Northside show. Any chance to hear her ethereal voice should be taken.

Timeshares, Luther, Make War, Outta Gas @ Suburbia
Timeshares' new album and first for SideOneDummy, Already Dead, is the kind of twangy punk album that fans of Hot Water Music, Lucero or The Gaslight Anthem need to hear. They celebrate it tonight at the small Bushwick DIY spot Suburbia.

Gun Outfit, Ukiah Drag, Sediment Club, Ancient Sky, Psychic Blood @ Shea Stadium (NORTHSIDE)
This is the Wharf Cat showcase, and it's pretty stacked with punk-minded slowcore band Gun Outfit, psych punks Ukiah Drag, no wavers Sediment Club, heavy psych practitioners Ancient Sky, and the grungy Psychic Blood.

Self Defense Family, Wildhoney, Somerset Thrower @ Acheron (NORTHSIDE)
Boundary-pushing post-hardcore band Self Defense Family team up with shoegazers Wildhoney and grunge-punks Somerset Thrower for this diverse triple bill.

DJ Premier (with live band), Orchestra Holistic @ Brooklyn Bowl (NORTHSIDE)
Legendary rap producer DJ Premier was back in the spotlight last year thanks to his excellent Royce da 5'9" collaboration, PRhyme, and tonight he's teaming up with a full band for a live Brooklyn show.

Bell Witch, Prurient, Akitsa, Alberich @ Saint Vitus (NORTHSIDE)
Pitchfork's metal column, Show No Mercy, throws their Northside showcase tonight with doomers Bell Witch (who recently released the great Four Phantoms), black metallers Akitsa (who recently released the great Grands Tyrans), and local noisemaker Alberich. UPDATE: Prurient is the special guest.

Blanck Mass @ Saint Vitus
After that Pitchfork show, Vitus hosts an equally devastating late show with the industrial leaning Blanck Mass (aka Fuck Buttons member Benjamin John Power)< who recently put out Dumb Flesh on Sacred Bones.

Lucius, Luke Temple, Pavo Pavo @ Prospect Park
If you'd like a night of poppy, relaxed indie, pretty much everyone on this lineup will be just what you're looking for.

Xiu Xiu, Bottoms, EULA @ Palisades (NORTHSIDE)
The excellent, boundary-pushing Xiu Xiu teams up with two cool local artists tonight: the "gender-problematizing goth dance band" Bottoms and noise rockers EULA.

Shigeto, Michna, Lord Raja @ Knitting Factory (NORTHSIDE)
If you'd like to dance all night after your regular 8 and 9 PM shows are done with, one option is heading to Knitting Factory for Shigeto, and...

DJ Spinn, RP Boo, TRAXMAN, Total Freedom, Tripletrain @ Palisades (NORTHSIDE)
...another option is heading to Palisades for this lineup made up mostly of footwork greats, or...

Ryan Hemsworth, Tommy Kruise @ Santos Party House
...a third option is going to Santos for pop/rap producer Ryan Hemsworth.

A Concert to honor AJ Pero, featuring Twisted Sister @ Starland Ballroom
Sadly, Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero passed away this year, but to honor their bandmate, the rest of Twisted Sister will come together for this concert in NJ tonight.

Embrace, Starsailor @ Webster Hall
Flashback to the early '00s Britpop days when all bands seemed to be aping Radiohead's anthemic style. Tonight features two bands who were UK chart mainstays back then.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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photo: Merzbow at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Merzbow

The Red Bull Music Academy will once again take over NYC this year from May 1-30 with several very cool events and various venues.

This year includes a night of all African electronic artists at Villain, a GHE20G0TH1K's biggest ever party which will happen at BK Bazaar with a big lineup including New Orleans Bounce 'sissy rapper' Sissy Nobby's first-ever NYC appearance, the premiere of a new Kid Millions (of Oneida) piece with 20 musicians, a conversation with A$AP Rocky, a PC Music showcase with all their artists and SOPHIE at BRIC House, a conversation with George Clinton, the biggest-ever Nothing Changes party at Output with Merzbow and many others, a Tri Angle Records 5th anniversary party on Wall Street with most of the label's roster, the return of Frankie Bones' Storm Rave party, the debut of FKA twigs' new live show with dancers and more, an Arthur Russell tribute with Dev Hynes, Cults, Phosphorescent (UPDATE: Phosphoresent was initially listed as part of this but is no longer on the lineup), Sam Amidon, Little Scream and more.

Tickets are on sale. The full schedule, with more info, below...

Continue reading "Red Bull Music Academy NY returns - 2015 lineup & schedule (return of the Storm Rave, GHE20G0TH1K, a Kid Millions commission & much more)"

photos by Mimi Hong

Cashmere Cat / crowd / Skepta, Jammers Back & friends
Cashmere Cat
Cashmere Cat
Skepta, Jammers Back + Friends

Warm Up at MoMA PS1 continued this past Saturday (7/26) with another hot day of electronic music (and more) under the sun in the venue's outdoor courtyard. Suicideyear opened (who we missed), then it was Lit City Trax DJ UNiiQU3 who's been playing NYC a lot lately (also recently with Evian Christ and during RBMA). Rapper GoldLink (who's also been on other notable electronic bills lately, like with Purity Ring's Corin Roddick and with Flume) followed with a live set, and then it was Fade to Mind's Total Freedom who was joined by a surprise appearance by veteran grime MCs Skepta and Jammers Back, and other friends, including Warm Up vet Dev Hynes (who's collaborated with Skepta). Finally, dance producer Cashmere Cat wrapped up the day with the crowd going as wild for him as you'd expect.

More pictures of the day, below...

Continue reading "Cashmere Cat, Skepta, Dev Hynes, Jammers Back, GoldLink & more played Warm Up at MoMA PS1 (pics)"

by Andrew Sacher

Goldlink

Virginia rapper GoldLink (not to be confused with metal band Gridlink) released his free debut mixtape, The God Complex, earlier this year. It's fast-paced sing-songy rap that fans of Chance the Rapper should dig, and the production is mostly forward-thinking Warm Up/BEMF-style electronic music, with one song ("Divine") even diving into Disclosure-style house (not unlike Chance the Rapper's pal Vic Mensa). You can download the whole thing here and stream it below.

GoldLink is in fact playing MoMA PS1's Warm Up this year, on July 26 with Cashmere Cat, Total Freedom, UNiiQU3 (who also opens for Evian Christ tonight) and Suicideyear. That's a great bill, and tickets are still available.

Not long before that, he'll play another NYC show at Webster Hall on July 11 for the venue's Girls & Boys party. The DJs for the night are Purity Ring's Corin Roddick (who's also on the new Ab-Soul album) and Empress Of, plus G&B regulars Alex English and rekLES. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Empress Of also plays Pitchfork Festival and opens for Jungle on select dates in October including Chicago.

Meanwhile the other half of Purity Ring, Megan James, also has a DJ date coming up, at Imagine Festival in Atlanta.

All GoldLink and Empress Of dates are listed, with his album stream, below...

Continue reading "GoldLink released a free LP, playing Webster Hall w/ half of Purity Ring & Empress Of before Warm Up (dates, stream)"

Warm Up 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Warm Up

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...

Continue reading "Warm Up at MoMA PS1 2014 lineup (Evian Christ, Lone, Cibo Matto, Sophie, Forest Swords, Pantha du Prince & more)"

Potty Mouth at 285 Kent earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Potty Mouth

As discussed, FADER Fort is returning to CMJ this year, and it happens at Williamsburg's performance space / recording studio Converse Rubber Tracks from October 17 & 18 and at the Eventi Hotel in Chelsea (851 6th Ave) on October 19. RSVP for these free shows has since closed, so hopefully you already did that, but the full lineups and schedules have now been announced. Artists playing include Potty Mouth, Kelela, The Internet and more on Thursday; Vince Staples, Bear Mountain, Hookworms and more on Friday; Travi$ Scott, SZA, Drowners and more on Saturday; plus there's an afterparty Saturday night.

Check out the flyer with the full lineup and schedule below...

Continue reading "FADER Fort lineup & schedule announced (Potty Mouth, Bear Mountain, Vince Staples, SZA, The Internet & more)"

by Andrew Sacher

Kingdom at Bowery Ballroom in December (more by David Andrako)
Kelela

As mentioned, Brooklyn producer Kingdom released his his new EP, Vertical XL, last week (5/28) via Fade to Mind. If you're a fan of the darker, subdued side of headphone dance music, it's worth giving this a listen. The opening track, "Bank Head," which features lead vocals from Kelela, can be streamed, along with clips of the other tracks, below.

Kingdom will be supporting the new EP with some dates this year, including a show with Kelela in LA tonight (6/5), and he'll return home for a Brooklyn show on June 15 at Knitting Factory, as part of the Northside Festival. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and you can also try to get in with your Northside Badge. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Kelela, who caught our ears last year when she sang on Teengirl Fantasy's album, has been working on her own career as well. She has a mixtape coming out this June via Fade to Mind and has some solo shows coming up this summer. She'll be going on a tour with inc. and Total Freedom which includes the previously discussed NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 14 (tickets).

During that tour, she'll also play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on July 20 with Hyperdub label head Kode9, Night Slugs co-head L-VIs 1990, Recloose, and Obey City. Tickets for Warm Up are on sale now.

All Kingdom and Kelela dates are listed, along with those streams, below...

Continue reading "Kingdom released an EP, playing shows; Kelela touring w/ inc. and playing Warm Up w/ Kode9 (dates & streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Inc. - "5 Days" (MP3)

Inc.

LA duo Inc. released their debut EP back in 2011 and they're finally set to release their debut full length, which will be titled No World, on February 19 via 4AD, who also put out their EP. The first taste of that album, "5 days," is an ambient R&B cut that fits right in with How to Dress Well, Autre Ne Veut, and d'Eon. You can download the track above or watch a visualizer it below. The tracklist is below too.

Inc. will be playing a release show in NYC the day the album comes out (2/19) at Le Poisson Rouge with 4AD labelmate Zomby, Teengirl Fantasy collaborator Kelela (who plays the same venue five days earlier with Teengirl Fantasy and Laurel Halo), and Total Freedom. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Video and album tracklist below...

Continue reading "Inc. releasing 'No World' (download a track), playing release show wtih Zomby, Kelela, and Total Freedom"

Fatima Al Qadiri at MoMA PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Fatima Al Qadiri

Fatima Al Qadiri (who sometimes goes by Ayshay), Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom, Venus XTC, $hayne, and J-Cush are DJing a pre-Halloween show in NYC on October 27 at Club Hell at Knockdown Center, which is a converted factory in Queens (52-19 Flushing Ave). Hosted by 319 Scholes, UNO NYC are guest curators and it's an all night event running from 11 PM to 6 AM (rave till dawn). $15 early bird tickets are on sale now. When those sell out, tickets will be $15 and it's $20 at the door. The flier for this show is below.

Nguzunguzu, who just played Adventures in Modern Music in Chicago, recently made a mix for SSENSE, which you can stream below.

Fatima Al Qadiri released her Genre-Specific Xperience EP last year via UNO following her Ayshay EP on Tri Angle. You can stream some cuts from Genre-Specific Xperience below.

Continue reading "Fatima Al Qadiri, Nguzunguzu and more DJing old Queens factory (dates & streams)"

DJ Rashad
DJ Rashad

Chicago footwork producer DJ Rashad released the excellent TEKLIFE Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi album earlier this year, and played a Brooklyn show at 285 Kent soon after with Total Freedom and J-Cush. All three of those artists will be returning this weekend for another show at 285 Kent on Sunday (9/23) with Visionist and a "surprise special guest." No word on who the guest is, but the show is the official after party for the Gang Gang Dance and Prince Rama show happening at 285 Kent earlier that night (the third of three GGD shows in NYC this weekend). Admission for this all ages party is $5 before 1 AM and $10 after.

As for LA producer Total Freedom (aka Ashland Mines), who opened on tour for Gang Gang Dance last year, he'll be landing in Brooklyn a bit earlier for a warehouse party at 110 Troutman TONIGHT (9/21) with $hayne and Rizzla. The flier for tonight's show is below.

Meanwhile, J-Cush will also be at 285 Kent on Saturday (9/22) for the previously mentioned Sasha Go Hard show. That bill also includes DJ Manny, Cedaa, and Durban. $5 at the door before 1 AM. That will be Sasha's second NYC show of this week, having played Santos with LE1F last night (9/20). How was that show? Sasha loved it.

If dancing into the wee hours of the night is your thing, those three shows are only two of the many dance options in NYC this weekend. Head below to see more...

Continue reading "DJ Rashad, Total Freedom, Midnight Magic, Nicholas, Pictureplane & more dance options in NYC this weekend"

by Andrew Sacher

DJ Rashad

Chicago footwork producer DJ Rashad has been in a staple in the scene for some time now, and like Traxman, he's continuing to prove himself in a time where the genre is beginning to be embraced by newer artists like Howse and Supreme Cuts. Rashad's new LP, TEKLIFE Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi, came out last month via Lit City Trax, and between that and Da Mind of Traxman, footwork is sounding pretty great in 2012. It's got tons of contemporary rap and R&B vocal clips (including a sample of "Niggas in Paris" on the album's title track) over the rapid nature of footwork beats. You can stream the entire album over at SPIN.

He's only got a few live dates scheduled at the moment, and one of those happens in NYC on Friday (7/6) at 285 Kent with Total Freedom, Wheez-ie, J-Cush, and "a couple of very secret surprise guests." A list of all dates and a snippet from the new album are below.

Continue reading "DJ Rashad released an LP (stream), playing shows (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Laurel Halo
Laurel Halo

Brooklyn's Laurel Halo released her excellent new album, Quarantine, earlier this month and recently finished up a European tour in support of it. Now that she's back home, she's already begun scheduling local shows, including a Quarantine release party at 285 Kent on June 30 with Gatekeeper, Slava, Anenon, Wish, and DJ sets by Brenmar and Teengirl Fantasy, whose new album Laurel guests on. Tickets for that show are available.

Laurel Halo has another Brooklyn show set to take place on July 21 on Public Assembly with a great local bill of Pete Swanson, Noveller, and Burning Star Core (aka C. Spencer Yeh). As usual, New Yorkers will get plenty of more chances to catch Noveller, like at Entwine on Thursday (6/28) and at Secret Project Robot on August 4, but for Pete Swanson (ex-Yellow Swans), he's saying the Public Assembly show is likely his last NYC show for 2012. If you've yet to hear his new album, Man With Potential, you can stream it below.

Speaking of Gatekeeper, who play the 285 Kent show, they'll release their debut full length, Exo, on July 17 via Hippos in Tanks, along with an accompanying video game. Gatekeeper will celebrate Exo with a record release show in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on July 27. Thunder Horse FX will be doing visuals for their set and the bill also includes Total Freedom, James Ferraro, Yen Tech and Arca. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The show flier and Exo cover art/tracklist are below.

Continue reading "Laurel Halo playing shows; 1 w/ Gatekeeper who also have a record release show"

photos by Jessica Amaya

"Just got off the boat w ggd linked up w traxman and aziz in d santosss
so hottt nyyyyy" - Nguzunguzu

"Oh and NGUZUNGUZU straight murdered it tonight. And after that I did some moshing. What day of the week is it again?" - deemehlow

"See death grips live. That is all" - Michael Washington

Gang Gang Dance
Bubbles

Gang Gang Dance played the Golden Airplane and Rocks Off presented boat party last night (7/21) with Bubbles. As the tweet above says, GGD tour-mate Nguzunguzu was also on the boat. In fact, though they weren't billed, Nguzunguzu and Total Freedom both played together for 30 minutes before GGD's set like they did on tour. Nguzunguzu then played the official GGD after party at Santos with Death Grips, Traxman, Azizaman, and others.

If you missed Death Grips last night, you have another chance Sunday at Rock Beach with the Miracles Club.

The Miracles Club also play PS1 Saturday with Gang Gang Dance (DJ set) and Lunice who also plays tonight with Pictureplane (DJ set) who plays Saturday at 285 Kent.

Bubbles plays again, and for free, Saturday at Union Pool.

More pics from Gang Gang below...

Continue reading "Gang Gang Dance played a boat with Bubbles (pics), Nguzunguzu played the afterparty w/ Death Grips"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Gang Gang Dance - "MindKilla" Lee "Scratch" Perry Remix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Gang Gang Dance - "MindKilla" (MP3)

Gang Gang Dance at Creators Project (more by Ryan Barkan)
Gang Gang Dance

Lee Scratch Perry has given his twisted reenvisioning of "MindKilla", a track from Gang Gang Dance's recent Eye Contact LP which is out now via 4AD. The effects-laden track is stretched out from five to eight+ minutes and features additional vocals from the dub conjurer. Check it out above alongside the original above. The video for the track is below.

I'm guessing that the band will perform the original when they hit the road in early July. Tickets for the July 21st concert cruise are still available, and the NYC show now has an opener too. It's Bubbles who also supports Florence & The Machine/Twin Shadow at a sold-out Summerstage this week. You can check out a Bubbles video below.

Nguzunguzu and Total Freedom both support Gang Gang Dance on most dates during their July jaunt and, as discussed, both play New Museum with Kingdom TODAY (6/23). The five-hour show starts at 4pm and is free before 7pm. As also mentioned, after the museum you can follow the whole crew to the afterparty at SubMercer.

Gang Gang Dance also just announced a fall tour that shows love to the West Coast and Southwest. All dates and those videos are below...

Continue reading "more Gang Gang Dance dates & a Lee Scratch Perry remix MP3 +++ Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom & Kingdom TONIGHT"

Nguzunguzu
Nguzunguzu

"Nguzunguzu first made its mark in mid-'00s Los Angeles as co-hosts of the legendary Wildness parties near MacArthur Park. Around that time the duo started making tracks and mixes and dropping them online -- frantic, tribal sounds that drew on the convergence of Brazilian baile rhythms, Chicago house and London dance music to create primal, infectious grooves. Gradually over the last three years the production team has moved up the ladder, remixing Ciara, Lazer Sword and Ratatat, among others, releasing a few solid EPs, touring as M.I.A.'s DJ and producing much of her most recent mixtape, "Vicki Leekx."" [LA Times]
LA production duo Nguzunguzu (Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda) released The Perfect Lullaby mixtape for DIS magazine earlier this year with a variety of tracks including Nicki Minaj, The-Dream, and Kingdom (aka Ezra Rubin). Stream and download the mix at DIS Magazine's website. They'll follow that mixtape with the Timesup EP on July 5 via Kingdom's Fade to Mind label. The EP is the first release for the new label. Check out the first track "Timesup" below via Paranoid Youth.

Nguzunguzu are playing NYC's New Museum on June 23 with Kingdom and Total Freedom (Ashland Mines). The "five hour day-into-night performance" is a collaboration with LA performer and filmmaker Wu Tsang who is in residency at the museum. Wu Tsang's residency is an attempt to showcase different aspects of his new film and performance piece Full Body Quotation. His first film, about the "legendary" parties referenced above, Wildness (currently in post-production), was made in collaboration with Total Freedom and Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu. Check out a teaser for the movie below.

The New Museum event is free before 7 PM and $12 after. Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, and Total Freedom also play the official after party hosted by DIS Magazine at Subtonic at 11 PM with MikeQ, Venus X, and $hayne.

Nguzunguzu and Total Freedom both head out on a tour with Gang Gang Dance in July. The tour ends one day before Gang Gang Dance play a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on July 21. The Rocks off show has no openers. Tickets are still on sale for the NYC show which is two days before GGD DJ a PS1 Warm Up event.

Nguzunguzu play a PS1 Warm Up event on August 27 with Sun Araw, who they played with at Echoplex in LA last night (6/16). Tanlines, Teengirl Fantasy, and Physical Therapy are also on the PS1 bill.

Teengirl Fantasy (live) and Physical Therapy (DJ) meanwhile play a Northside Merok Records showcase on June 18 at 285 Kent with Gatekeeper, Blondes and dj Ghe20 Gothik. Teengirl Fantasy also play Sled Island in Canada at the end of the month. They tour with Pictureplane in July.

Tanlines recently made a video for the super catchy "Real Life" off their 2010 Settings EP. According to a post on their facebook page on February 17, Tanlines are "very excited that they're almost done with their record." The record will be their first full length and will presumably be released sometime this year on True Panther.

Nguzunguzu album art and soundcloud stream, the Tanlines video, and other stuff below...

Continue reading "a Nguzunguzu EP, mixtape & live dates ++ Kingdom, the New Museum, a Tanlines video & a Northside Fest show too"

GGD @ the Creators Project (more by Ryan Barkan)
Gang Gang Dane

One day after they finish a July tour with Nguzunguzu and Total Freedom, Gang Gang Dance will headline a Rocks Off Concert Cruise. Tickets for the July 21st NYC show are on sale now. Two days later they'll play a DJ set at Warm Up. All tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Gang Gang Dance playing a boat, touring (dates)"