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by Andrew Sacher

Moon Boots
Moon Boots

There's never a lack of good electronic shows coming up in NYC. Here's a few highlights...

To start, here's some at new-ish Williamsburg dance club Verboten. Hip hop producer Nosaj Thing teams up with Dutch dubstepper Martyn, NY's multi-genre Sebastian Tamayo, and San Francisco house producer Matrixxman for a show at Verboten tonight (6/6). Tickets are available. Martyn is releasing a new album, The Air Between Words, on his new label home of Ninja Tune (he was previously on Brainfeeder) on June 16. The album features his Four Tet collaboration and a collab with former Hype Williams singer (Inga) Copeland, "Love of Pleasure," which you can stream below. That album was prefaced with the Forgiveness EP which came out this week, and Martyn also released a Live at BBC video this week which you can watch below. Martyn and Matrixxman join forces in NYC again this summer for Warm Up.

Pop-house revivalist Moon Boots returns to Verboten on June 12 with his French Express labelmate Perseus and Plastic Plates. He just dropped another typically great single, "Whatever You Need," which you can stream below. Tickets for the show are on sale.

UK house producer/remixer Maya Jane Coles, who recently remixed Booka Shade's "Love Drug" (ft. ex-Azari & III member Fritz Helder), plays with George Fitzgerald and Alex Arnout at Verboten on June 20 (tickets). George also plays the same Warm Up as Martyn and Matrixxman.

DFA's The Juan Maclean hits Verboten on June 26. No other acts billed at the moment, but tickets are on sale.

Moving on to another Williamsburg dance club, Output, where UK hip hop/house producer Star Slinger plays on June 19. You can grab tix.

FIXED also have a couple parties at Output coming up, including one Sunday (6/8) on the venue's roof with a DJ set from NYC duo Blondes (tickets), and another one with veteran DJ/M83 collaborator Ewan Pearson on June 12 (tickets).

FIXED also throw a NYC party tonight (6/6) at Cameo) with James Murphy's pal Eric Duncan and Andrew Blancato. Tickets for tonight's show are available.

Medlar
Medlar

London house producer Medlar, who broke through in 2011 with his "Terrell" single, makes his US debut at another FIXED party at Cameo on July 18. Tickets for that one are on sale. Watch the video for "Terrell" below.

In other news, the Night Slugs label celebrates its 6th birthday on June 27 at 88 Palace with many of the usual suspects, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, Girl Unit, Mike Dunn and RP Boo (who has an Adult Swim single coming soon). Tickets for that one are on sale now.

Another good show happens at that venue the next night (6/28) with Pearson Sound, Vissacoor, Teengirl Fantasy, Rrose, Sinjin Hawke and Aquarian (tickets).

Speaking of electronic label anniversaries, UNO throws their UNOversary this year on June 14 at Cameo, which doubles as a Northside showcase. CFCF, Aquarian, Gobby, Kuhrye-oo and Feral are all on the bill. Tickets are on sale and you can also try getting in with your Northside badge.

King Britt
King Britt

Veteran Philly DJ King Britt is releasing his first full length as his Fhloston Paradigm alias, The Phoenix, on June 9 via Hyperdub (stream some very promising clips). He'll be in NYC to celebrate that release on July 7 at Cielo where he'll play a special DJ set and a live sci-fi set. Free admission and complimentary vodka cocktails before 11 PM with eflyer, $12 with eflyer after 11 PM, and $20 without eflyer.

Thug Entrancer, who put out his Death After Life LP via Software earlier this year, plays NYC again on June 19 at Cameo with a good lineup of Prism House and Octo Octa. Tix are on sale.

And don't forget tonight you can also catch James Blake DJing Output, which is sold out but a few tickets will be available at the door.

Of course those are just a few of the upcoming electronic shows in NYC. What did we miss? All mentioned streams and videos below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Jacques Renault
Jacques Renault

Pitchfork posted a story yesterday on The New Electronic Brooklyn Underground, where they highlighted the thriving dance parties, labels, and producers that have been coming up in Brooklyn for a few years now and have been experiencing even greater success lately. Some of what they highlighted, like record label UNO and especially their artist Mykki Blanco, have been working their way up so much, they may not even be able to be considered "underground" anymore.

Mykki Blanco is also part of NYC's rising underground rap scene, and along with Angel Haze, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, and The Underachievers, Mykki is being featured in Spit Gold Under An Empire, a new documentary on the NY rap scene directed by Montreal's Emily Kai Bock, who directed Grimes' "Oblivion" video (via FACT). You can watch the trailer video below.

But back to the electronic stuff. UNO is also responsible for putting out releases by other great artists like Jacques Greene, CFCF, Fatima Al Qadiri, Arca, Gobby, and more. Jacques Greene, who resides in Montreal, is on tour of the US now and he'll be in NYC for a show on February 9 at 88 Palace with Dark Disco and Martyn. All Jacques Greene dates are listed below.

Another party highlighted in the Pitchfork article was Let's Play House, which is a party run by Jacques Renault (not to be confused with Jacques Greene) and Nik Mercer. They've got two upcoming events this month -- first they'll do a free one on January 24 at The Woods (48 S 4 St) with Stockholm producer HNNY (who also plays Le Baron on 1/22 while he's in NYC), and then a co-presented party with The Dog & Pony show at Le Poisson Rouge on January 26 with The Revenge (UK), Mark E, Jacques Renault, and Paul Raffaele (tickets). The flyers for those shows are below. Jacques Renault also has a show tonight (1/18) at The Counting Room (44 Berry St) with Miss Sabado and Son of Sound. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 with RSVP to resonate@misssabado.com.

Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin
Mister Saturday Night

The article also highlights the Mister Saturday Night party, which is run by Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. They have a bunch of parties coming up, and one of the most interesting ones is FaltyDL (who has an album coming out next week) at House of Yes on January 26. More info on that show and a list of all upcoming Mister Saturday NIght events are below.

The article also talks about Aurora Halal's Mutual Dreaming party, which doesn't have any upcoming events at the moment, but you may remember it from the Hieroglyphic Being show at 285 Kent over the summer.

Lists of dates, video, streams, and flyers below...

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Autre Ne Veut at Church of the Messiah in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Autre Ne Veut

UNO and Software (Ford & Lopatin's Mexican Summer imprint) are throwing a joint party at 285 Kent TONIGHT (6/22) with Mykki Blanco, Autre Ne Veut, Airbird, Gobby, Arca, Napolian, Dutch E. Germ, Don Froth, and UNO and Software DJs. Doors are at 10 PM, admission is $10, and RSVP is open.

Autre Ne Veut will be "premiering the new band with a ton of new music" at tonight's show. His most recent release is 2011's Body EP, which you can stream in full below. Tonight's show is the last in a series of NYC shows Autre Ne Veut has been playing this month, like last week's Studio at Webster Hall show with Xeno & Oaklander and a Shea Stadium show with Beige and Physical Therapy. After that, he'll take a bit of a break before playing Warm Up at PS1 on August 11 with Evian Christ, Howse, Shlohmo, and Photek.

For LA's Napolian (aka Ian Evans), this will be his first NYC show. He released the Rejoice EP on Software earlier this year, which you can stream HERE, and has also remixed labelmate Carlos GIffoni's "Evidence," which you can stream below.

It's also the first NYC gig for LA's Don Froth, who will be sticking around for another NYC show at Tammany Hall on June 30. You can stream some of his tracks below.

Airbird (aka Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin) released the Trust EP on Software last month, which you can stream a track from below.

Mykki Blanco (who also played UNO's last party at 285 Kent) released the Mykki Blanco & The Mutant Angels EP last month on UNO, and you can stream a track from that below.

The flier for tonight's show, all of those song streams and more below...

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by Andrew Sacher

CFCF at MoMA PS1 in 2010 more by Andrew St. Clair)
CFCF

NYC record label UNO is celebrating their one-year anniversary (or UNOVERSARY) in Brooklyn at 285 Kent on Saturday (4/21) with CFCF's Night Bus, Arca, Shayne from Hood by Air KUHRYE-OO (live), SFV Acid (live), Fur, Gobby (live), Physical Therapy, and special guests. RSVP is open.

NYC's Arca will be performing material off his new Stretch 1 EP, which you can download for free at UNO's website and stream a track from below. The show will be his live vocal debut.

Montreal producer CFCF is billed as CFCF's Night Bus, so we can only assume he'll be delivering material off of his Night Bus mixes. Night Bus is a genre, or as Gorilla vs Bear puts it, "a feeling." His mixes bring together artists like ASAP Rocky and Oneohtrix Point Never, or Elite Gymnastics and Notorious B.I.G. Download Do U Like NIght Bus? at The FADER and stream Night Bus Mix II below. Also check out a remix of CFCF by Physical Therapy, who is also on the lineup.

One last artist I'd like to highlight from the lineup is Mykki Blanco. She's a cross-dresser who writes poetry and also sings/raps. Check out some videos of her reading poetry (via FADER) and song streams below, one of which was produced by Arca.

All videos and streams below...

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