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by Andrew Sacher

The Range

We recently discussed some of the hip hop at CMJ, and now here's a breakdown of some of the electronic music.

On Thursday (10/17), Cascine and Driftless Recordings are doing a showcase at Cameo which includes Italians Do It Better co-founder Mike Simonetti, Finnish duo Shine 2009 (stream their new album below), Ejecta (aka the new collaboration of Ford & Lopatin's Joel Ford and Neon Indian's Leanne Macomber -- stream some tracks below), Heavenly Beat, Rush Midnight (aka former Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning), North Americans, and DJ sets from Korallreven and Bruce Smear. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

That same day, Gorilla vs Bear and Yours Truly are doing an unofficial CMJ party at Glasslands with Joey Bada$$ affiliate Lee Bannon (who just signed to Ninja Tune, will release a new album, Alternative / Endings, on 12/9 via the label, and just released the free Place/Crusher EP that you can stream below), Rhode Island IDM producer The Range (who just released a new LP, Nonfiction, which you can stream below), Cyril Hahn collaborator Shy Girls (who has other dates listed below), Tokyo's Sapphire Slows (whose Allegoria LP comes out on 11/5 via Not Not Fun -- stream a track below), Brooklyn's Tei Shi, Ejecta, and a DJ set from Saint Pepsi. This show is free, and though you do need to RSVP, it doesn't guarantee entry.

Also on Thursday is the AM Only CMJ showcase at Output with Oliver, Treasure Fingers, Just Blaze, Codes and Nick Catchdubs. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

At the same venue on Friday (10/18), Ghostly International hosts an unofficial CMJ party with Com Truise, Joel Ford, Lord Raja, Heathered Pearls, Patrick Russell, Nitemoves, and Contakt. Tickets are available here and here.

Also on Friday at Glasslands, Disclosure's pal Tourist makes his US debut. Since we last spoke, Figgy and Real Magic were added to the bill, and tickets are still available.

Real Magic, who we profiled when he played CMJ 2011, finally released his debut LP this year, and also plays other CMJ shows.

As discussed, psychedelic UK duo Fuck Buttons play LPR on Friday, and since we last spoke Mystery Skulls and Lichens were added. Sold out.

Another Friday show: Brooklyn venue Cameo hosts their official showcase with hip hop production duo Blue Sky Black Death (Nacho Picasso, Deniro Farrar), Sacramento's Sister Crayon, The Range (for whom this is an album release show for the LP mentioned above), and Mutual Dreaming's Aurora Halal. Tickets are available.

And there's a show, which may not actually be part of CMJ, happening on Friday at Steel Drums (35 Beadel St in Brooklyn) with L-Vis 1990 (Night Slugs), rapper Haleek Maul, a DJ set from NYC partystarter Ital, Color Plus, and Prism House. Admission is $12 with RSVP.

On Saturday (10/19), there's a LAZERPOP CMJ party happening at Glasslands with remix duo The Hood Internet, their fellow Chicagoan Chrissy Murderbot, and another remixer E-603. Tickets are on sale now.

Also on Saturday, the second of two unofficial Pitchfork shows goes down at 285 Kent. The first is a rock show happening a day earlier, but this one trades the guitars for synthesizers with cloud-rap/pop producer Ryan Hemsworth, electronic R&B singer Kelela, footwork producer Traxman, The Range, L.I.E.S-signed synth wizard Jahiliyya Fields, Software-signed minimalist Huerco S., and Brooklyn indie pop guy Mas Ysa. Tickets are still available.

Kelela

Kelela first caught our ears when she sang on the newest Teengirl Fantasy album, and she's since teamed up with producers Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Bok Bok, Jam City, Girl Unit and others for her debut album/mixtape, CUT 4 ME (out now via Fade to Mind), which she just played a release show for this past Saturday (10/12). You can download that LP here and stream it in full below. Kelela was added to the previously discussed True Panther/Terrible Records showcase headlined by Glasser show at MHOW (10/15), which also features Empress Of, Kirin J Callinan, and Lil Jabba (tickets). She and Glasser also both play FADER Fort (details TBA).

All mentioned streams and few others below...

Continue reading "electronic music at CMJ: The Range, Ejecta, Lee Bannon, Just Blaze, Kelela, Com Truise, Blue Sky Black Death & more"

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2010

It's a little bit later this year, but the third annual The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will take place across two venues in Williamsburg on December 18th: Music Hall of Williamsburg and Public Assembly (if you didn't know, they are right next door to each other). The "fest" will feature acts from across the digital spectrum ("emerging and established bands, DJ's and producers from the Boroughs and beyond") including Sinden, Kid Sister, Javelin, Tittsworth, Class Actress, Brahms, Lemonade, and many others, with more to be announced.

Tickets are currently on "Super Limited Reduced Price Advance" sale.

Lemonade meanwhile is out on tour with their True Panther labelmate Delorean. Two NYC shows happen very soon and both are still on sale.

Initial BEMF lineup and two videos from last year below...

Continue reading "Brooklyn Electronic Music Fest returning (in 2 venues), Lemonade on tour w/ Delorean (dates) "

photos by Brook Bobbins

"Last night at BK Bowl. Stuff of legends. Kanye x DipSet x GZA x Donnis x CyHi x The Suzan x Treasure Fingers x Kindgom. FOOOOOL'S GOOOOOLD!" - Chromeo

Fool's Gold
Fool's Gold

"It was a rumor the whole night-- first a whisper, then a text, then a Tweet, then a blog post. It seemed too improbable to be true. Kanye West performing at Williamsburg's 600-capacity Brooklyn Bowl?! No way. But then, around 2 a.m., the man showed up on Pitchfork's #Offline Festival stage with his Horus chain and pyramid ring to celebrate the third anniversary of his friend and collaborator A-Trak's Fool's Gold imprint. He would go onto perform an all-killer five-song set of nothing but 2010 Internet smashes: "So Appalled", "Monster", "Devil in a New Dress", "Power", and "Runaway".

While Kanye was naturally the star of the evening, he was not the only surprise. GZA rolled through after Kanye's set to lead a "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" sing-a-long and do "Liquid Swords" and Chromeo (led by singer Dave 1, who is also A-Trak's brother) stopped by deep in the night. Other performers for the anniversary blowout included G.O.O.D. Music up-and-comer CyHi Da Prynce, Japanese rockers the Suzan, MPC freak araabMUZIK, and Atlanta DJ and producer Treasure Fingers." [Pitchfork]

More pictures and videos from the Scion-sponsored Fool's Gold Anniversary Party that went down at Brooklyn Bowl late Saturday night (10/23), below...

Continue reading "Kanye West, GZA, Chromeo & more @ Fool's Gold's Anniversary @ Brooklyn Bowl (pics & video) "

Matthew Dear @ MHOW in 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Matthew Dear

As mentioned, Pitchfork will be hosting three days of shows at Brooklyn Bowl during, but-it-looks-like/probably completely unaffiliated with, CMJ this year (Thursday/Friday/Saturday CMJ week). "Brooklyn Bowl is located at 61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th and N. 12th streets. The festival starts at 2 p.m. each day, with doors opening at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10, both in advance and day of the show." They're calling it the #OFFLINE Festival.

Based on the lineups and start time, it looks like each #OFFLINE day will be about a 12 hour show. No set times yet though, but the full lineups and ticket links are below...

Matthew Dear is one of the biggest names on the list (he plays Saturday), and it will be one of three CMJ week shows for Matthew. His first is Friday night at Webster Hall with Jamaica and Dominique Young Unique. His third is later on Saturday at Public Assembly for the FIXED/Making Time Party with Matthew Dear, Crocodiles, Holy Ghost!, Javelin, Gold Panda, Jamaica, and Kisses.

The FIXED/Making Time party starts after the BrooklynVegan party which is also happening at Public Assembly that same day. Just to be clear:

SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD
* BrooklynVegan @ Public Assembly 12-6pm (free - more details TBA)
* FIXED/Making Time @ Public Assembly 9pm-late (tickets)
* Pitchfork @ Brooklyn Bowl 2pm-late (tickets)
* BrooklynVegan metal @ Union Pool 7pm-late ($5.00 or CMJ badge at the door)

We (BrooklynVegan) will also be at Public Assembly all day on Friday, October 22nd (details TBA), and at Music Hall of Williamsburg on the Thursday night.

All Matthew Dear tour dates (many of which we previously posted including a November show at MHoW), and the Pitchfork #OFFLINE Fest info, below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork announces #OFFLINE not-CMJ parties, Matthew Dear also playing Making Time & Girls & Boys parties (lineups) "

Kid Sister @ Summerstage 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
Kid Sister

Still no word on who the two special guests were supposed to be on the August 29th cancelled Pool Party (or where Delorean will end up playing), but Kid Sister has been revealed as the special guest opener for Chromeo this Sunday at Williamsburg Waterfront:

August 22nd - Curated by Fools Gold
Chromeo
Kid Sister
The Suzan
Telephoned
The DJs are Treasure Fingers and Kingdom. Free afterparty with Nick Catchdubs at Brooklyn Bowl.

PREVIOUSLY: Jelly responds to OSA, says thanks to everyone else

photos by Zach Dilgard

These are Powers / Questlove
These Are Powers
Questlove

Three more weeks of "Warm Up" at PS1 to go. This past Saturday's lineup was:

August 14th
?uestlove (DJ set)
These Are Powers / RVNG Intl/ Dead Oceans, New York (live)
Kingdom / Fools Gold/Night Slugs, Brooklyn, New York (DJ set)
Treasure Fingers / Fools Gold, Brooklyn (DJ set)
A set of pictures from it, continues below...

Continue reading "Questlove, Treasure Fingers, These are Powers & Kingdom @ PS1 (pics) "

Delorean @ Glasslands in June (more by Chris Doss)
Delorean

MoMA's annual summer season of parties at PS1 in Long Island City, aka Warm Up, returns on July 3rd and there are lot of familiar names on this year's lineup. That is due in part to this year's curators being Dean Bein of True Panther Records, Jon Galkin from DFA, Kris Chen (XL), Ronan from LPR, writer Brandon Stusoy (Stereogum, etc), and Robin from Tri Angle. Check out the full schedule, directions and more info below...

Continue reading "2010 PS1 Warm Up schedule announced (Delorean, MEN, Big Freedia, Questlove, DFA, Animal Collective DJs & more) "

Peter Bjorn and John @ Webster Hall in April (more by Tim Griffin)
Peter Bjorn and John

Oops! Peter Bjorn and John's November 10th Terminal 5 show has been moved down to the smaller Webster Hall one day earlier (November 9th). El Perro Del Mar and Brooklyn (via Japan)'s The Suzan open the show. All T5 tix will be honored, and some are still on sale too.

El Perro Del Mar was supposed to play Joe's Pub on November 9th, so that was also canceled with this change.

The Suzan...

"was formed by two Japanese girls, RIE(Guitar) and SAORI(Vocal) in the summer of 2003. They had been sicking and tired of recent Japanese POP idol music. So they decided to produce their own songs and bring the movement and revolution to the music scene of not only Japan but also the world by their sound."
Based on watching one of their videos (below), I'm not sure how soon they'll be making a name for themselves in the world, but somehow they got on this T5 bill, and on one of the two Fool's Gold CMJ parties this year. The flyer and more info below...

Continue reading "Peter Bjorn & John's Terminal 5 show moved to Webster Hall -- The Suzan opening, playing Fool's Gold CMJ (flyer)"

photos by Sara Skolnick

DOWNLOAD: Foolcast 002 - Congorock - "The Furious Years" (MP3)

Treasure Fingers & A-Trak
Treasure Fingers

Jack Beats (from the UK), Treasure Fingers, Theophilus London, and A-Trak performed at Webster Hall in NYC on Friday night (7/31). It was the NYC stop on the "10,000LB Hamburger Tour", and in their own words, was "an extra-special one [because it was] basically the Fool's Gold 'hometown' show". Treasure Fingers joined the Fool's Gold team in January 2008. A-Trak is co-founder of the label (along with Nick Catchdubs).

Despite the crazy rain earlier in the evening, Webster Hall was packed by midnight, with a line winding around the corner on eleventh street and the crowd inside was fully charged. Sara also says that, "all of the acts presented masterful production skills and classy, energetic sets, Theophilus London had a good number of fans leaning against the barricade - he jumped down from the stage at one point to embrace some lady adorers, and A-Trak took to the stage with grace and grandeur, surrounded by a backdrop of bursting neon lights."

Theophilus London also played Webster Hall one night eariler, as did A-Trak's buddy Kanye West.

The above Fool's Gold podcast contains tracks by Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, and more. Full tracklist and more pictures from Friday, below...

Continue reading "A-Trak, Treasure Fingers, Theophilus London & Jack Beats @ Webster Hall in NYC - pics (++ punk & hardcore podcast)"

Justice

Justice is DJing at Webster Hall on Thursday, October 29th. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 31st at noon. The NYC gig is one day before the French duo DJ the Voodoo Experience Music Festival in New Orleans.

Justice is on Ed Banger Records, which is headed by Busy P (Pedro Winter). Busy P will be in NYC with DJ Mehdi (also on the label) for Electric Zoo Fest, which is taking place September 5th and 6th on Randall's Island. Other artists playing Electric Zoo include Frankie Knuckles, Lindstrom, and Special Disco Version. That event is also one of Andy Butler's DJing appearances -- he also has scheduled a pair of Hercules & Love Affair shows in NYC on August 14th and 15th.

Busy P will also be at HARD Fest's L.A. party on August 8th with Sebastian (another Ed Banger act) and A-Trak. Note: HARD Fest NYC comes to Terminal 5 on October 10th (but with a different lineup).

While A-Trak isn't on a the Ed Banger label or playing HARD in NYC, he IS spinning with Theophilus London and Treasure Fingers this Friday (June 31st) at Webster Hall. Tickets are still on sale.

Busy P is also used to be the manager of Daft Punk, who, as you may have heard, are scoring the new film Tron Legacy. The trailer for that movie is now online. Check it out below, along with the flyer for the A-Track show this Friday and all tour dates...

Continue reading "Justice DJing Webster Hall where A-Trak plays Friday + other Ed Banger tour dates +++ the Tron Legacy trailer"

DOWNLOAD: Dominique Keegan - All Dom Wrong DJ Mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Alexander Technique - DANR 001 (May 2009) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Hall and Oates - I Can't Go For That (Streetlab Mix) (MP3)

Black Strobe

Sorry for the interruption in the Week In Dance...there were some foreign dancefloors I needed to explore. Hopefully you were able to get down without me. As much as I'm dying to tell you what I did...there's way too much happening this week (and I need to go through some photos).

Before we get to that, one quick heads up that Fatboy Slim (also more recently known as Brighton Port Authority) is DJing Terminal 5 on June 24th. Tickets are currently on American Express presale, with the regular sale starting Friday at noon.

Now here's to making up for lost time (Thursday & Friday night events & more):

Continue reading "the week in Dance (part 1) w/ Showtrotta (Black Strobe, Fatboy Slim & a Hall & Oates remix included)"

DOWNLOAD: Congorock - Trust No One Mixx (zSHARE MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Deviant Soundsystem - Jump (Backwards Bootleg) (Sendspace MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Deviant Soundsystem - Deviant Sound Sessions on Australia's PulseRadio.net (zSHARE MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Double Exposure - What You Need (DJ Duckcomb edit) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Runaway at People Don't Dance No More May (MP3)

Chromeo & Rude Bear @ Webster Hall - October 2, 2008 (CRED)
Chromeo

We're barely into October and signs of what a crazy month it's going to be are already showing. For me it all started Thursday night with Chromeo. Hell, even the bears were out! As always, Dave and P played a very clean, energetic set that included their entire album, Fancy Footwork, as well as a few older tracks from their first album. The crowd was losing it - singing, dancing, and screaming along in a way that I've seen only in response to these Québécois electro-poppers. In addition to being consistently good performers, Chromeo are so unassuming and appreciative of the success they've found, always making it a point to credit New York as one of the first places that welcomed them. It was a great (albeit familiar - I need some new songs!) way to start dancing in October.

Bloody BeetrootsI took a break before heading back to Webster Hall that same night, arriving just in time (after being thoroughly frisked and forced to throw out the suspicious, crumpled tissue in my pocket that was holding my earplugs) to catch the Bloody Beetroots deejay around 1. The crowd, despite being pretty decently sized, only took up about a third of the huge room. What they appeared to lack in size, was made up for in energy as about two thirds of the people there were relentlessly getting down - totally losing their shit, as the Beetroots played tons of their own tracks and reworkings. They also teased the crowd, cutting back and forth between their bangers and a few unexpected tracks like Sabotage by the Beastie Boys and Jump Around by House of Pain. Overall it was one of the crazy, relentlessly banging, unstoppable dj sets I've come to expect from the masked Italian duo. Unfortunately things seemed to be cut short after someone whispered something to them. Within minutes they were both zipping up their jackets and packing up in time for Alexander Technique to get on the decks again (he had spun earlier, right after Chromeo finished) at 2.

AtrakFriday night I found myself at Webster Hall, yet again, for the Attack of the Unibros tour featuring A-trak and Boys Noize. After far too much interaction (in the form of horrible pick-up lines and involuntary grinding) with the Webster Hall regulars the night before, I was a little nervous about going back. The novelty of the big room & loud system was beginning to wear off. I hoped the music would be great enough to help me ignore the more annoying crowd members (hopefully as the folks over at Webster are now putting together some real quality electronic line-ups, the crowds will begin to mirror that more).

When I arrived just after 1, the place was absolutely packed (even more than when MSTRKRFT deejayed back in May). There was an empty area over on the left (mainly due to the fact that the view of the deejays was totally obscured by a huge speaker stack) where I spent my time during A-trak's hour long set from 1ish to 2ish, followed by most of Boys Noize's hour long set from 2ish to 3ish, before I headed onstage for the best part - their joint set that went until about 4. Each of their sets were very good. A-trak's was heavy on a lot of new tracks I didn't know that sounded great. One I did know, was Mr. Oizo's "Positif Extract" (which I happened to post about on my blog just one day prior) which sounded absolutely AMAZING out on a loud system. I can't wait to hear it when I'm out again.

I mentioned some concerns about Boys Noize's sets getting to be a bit repetitive/seeing him deejay too often over too short a period of time last week. My concerns disappeared pretty quickly as he opened with some of his own, newer material followed by a diverse mix of current electro, devoid of any of the transitions I remembered from any of the times I saw him in the past.

Despite being up close, the stage was so packed it was difficult to see who was deejaying when they were on together, but between the two of them the tracks were all over the place in an amalgam of old and new (including Necessary Evil by Armand Van Helden, Breathe by the Prodigy, Cross the Dancefloor by Treasure Fingers, Shake & Pop by Green Velvet, and the Boys Noize remix of Justice's Phantom as well as Feist's My Moon My Man to name a few) that had everybody losing it.

As we head into week 2 of the crazy month that is October there is sure to be plenty more where that came from, starting with Thursday (10/9) and ending with a chance to win free tickets for an event this Saturday night...

Continue reading "the Thursday & Friday night in Dance w/ Showtrotta"

DOWNLOAD: Buraka Som Sistema - DJ Mix (zSHARE ZIP)

Miss Kittin & the Hacker @ Irving Plaza - September 29, 2008 (More by Zach Dilgard)
Miss Kittin

Last week my tiredness got the best of me and I voluntarily sat out the last Ete d'Amour party Thursday night (which I immediately regretted the next morning), and I accidentally slept through Ruff Club at the Annex Friday night. I finally managed to make it out Monday night for Miss Kittin & the Hacker at Irving Plaza though. From 10 until about 11:30 the duo treated the eager to dance crowd to a combination of early electro beats and dominating vocals. While there were people dancing everywhere from the beginning, I thought things started off a bit slow. However, by the third or fourth song the tracks got a little more upbeat and complex and the momentum of the set kicked in. The Hacker was responsible for the beats for most of the set, with Miss Kittin covering vocals which she periodically tweaked with what looked like some type of effects box and a laptop. About 3/4 through the set she played some live basslines which was a nice touch, while the duo fiddling with some electronics together toward the end yielded some of the evening's more interesting beats. Throw in a well done cover of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" and you really couldn't ask for more from these electroclash pioneers.

Somehow we're already at the beginning of October. The combined amount of deejays & bands in town for CMJ plus the usual load of electronic acts passing through our city make this month unrivaled in terms of the amount of dance events scheduled to happen. Here we go with week #1, starting with Thursday (10/2), and ending with a chance to win free tickets for an event this Friday night...

Continue reading "the Thursday night in Dance w/ Showtrotta"

by Showtrotta

DOWNLOAD: Whitest Boy Alive - Golden Cage (Fred Falke Rmx) (Sendspace MP3)

Sinden at Hiro Ballroom, NYC - April 10, 2008 (Nicky Digital)
Sinden

Lately I've hit a spell where deejays I am really looking forward to seeing are very disappointing. Last weekend the spell continued...

Saturday I was quite excited to see Justice's Xavier de Rosnay deejay at Le Royale. I'd had a great time hearing him drop a mix of very current dance music with tons of unexpected pop and classics at Studio B following the Oct. 20th Justice show at Terminal 5. Unfortunately something was missing at Le Royale on Saturday. For the most part his set can be broken down like this - the first hour was mainly electro tracks, the second was mainly pop. Things could have been a lot better if more of the electro and pop were played together, and if more new electro tracks were played - I still love the Soulwax remix of Justice's Phantom Part II, but I remember first getting really excited about that track last April.

Thursday night saw the same problem with Steve Aoki dropping all the standard electro fare, heard over and over for the past year. I left mid-set which I am pretty reluctant to do, but it honestly was that bad. Thankfully the night wasn't a complete wash as Sinden spun an intensely banging set of grimey, UK-styled tunes that had everybody losing it. A-trak's set that followed was good as well, but a little less intense. For me the highlight of his set was when he dropped the Fred Falke Remix of Golden Cage by The Whitest Boy Alive (download it above).

much more below....

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (part 1 - Thursday stuff)"

by Finger on the Pulse

DOWNLOAD: Treasure Fingers - January Mini Mix (divshare MP3 link)
DOWNLOAD: Chromeo - call me up (kill the noise remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: One Hand Loves The Other - Tortoise (Treasure Fingers Remix) (MP3)

Treasure Fingers

This Friday (2/1) new Fool's Gold signing Treasure Fingers will be DJing at Hugs in Brooklyn. It's free and there will be complimentary Bushmills from 10-11. Big things for this dude in 2008, so get on board early! Treasure Fingers' debut Fool's Gold 12" "Cross The Dancefloor" will be out shortly, backed by some very major remixes. [RCRD LBL]
We couldn't be more excited, and not just because we put the Friday night party together. Please accept the fantastic January Mini Mix MP3 above, as a special warm up gift to us from Treasure Fingers. Kill The Noise's remix of Chromeo's "Call Me Up" can be heard in the mix, and that's up there for separate download too. Kill The Noise plays with Treasure Fingers in Rochester on February 2nd - that's the night after the party in Brooklyn. Chromeo just killed it at two sold out shows here in NYC. Full mini-mix tracklist, more about TF, and all tour dates, below.....

Continue reading "Treasure Fingers - signed to Fools Good, a mix, a party in Brooklyn, Kill The Noise, Tour Dates"