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Skrillex / iLoveMakonnen / coolin' down at Warm Up
Skrillex
I Love Makonnen
Sophie

MoMA PS1's 2014 Warm Up season ended this past Saturday (9/6) and it went out with a bang with a killer lineup of Evian Christ, Sophie and Lone. And depending on your feelings on Skrillex, it went out with either way more or way worse of a bang, since he was the surprise headliner. It was definitely insanely packed for Skrillex's set, to the point where people were even turned away before he came on. Skrillz wasn't the only surprise of the day though. iLoveMakonnen, who's apparently making a habit out of joining electronic producers at their day shows in NYC, came out during Evian Christ's set to get the MoMA PS1 courtyard going up on a Saturday afternoon. Forest Swords was also supposed to play but he was replaced by Doss at the last minute, and Doss' set was cut short due to the passing storm. We've got a set of pictures in this post of the whole day, with the exception of Doss.

There's a couple more chances to catch iLoveMakonnen as a not-surprise-guest in NYC, when he plays Gramercy on Friday (9/12) (tickets) and Baby's on 9/25 (tickets).

After Warm Up on Saturday, Evian Christ and Sophie kept the party going at 88 Palace and Lone did too at Glasslands. Anyone catch either of those? How were they?

More pictures from Warm Up, below...

Continue reading "Skrillex, Evian Christ, iLoveMakonnen, Sophie & Lone closed out Warm Up's 2014 season at MoMA PS1 (pics)"

J Mascis' Heavy Blanket at Summer Thunder 2013 (via @brooklynvegan instagram)
heavy b

The long Labor Day Weekend (8/29-9/1) is upon us already, which for many is one last chance to enjoy the freedom of summer. It's a good time to get away for a weekend, but if you're staying in NYC for it, there's plenty to do here as well. We've put together our top 10 live music options going on in NYC during Labor Day Weekend, and you can check those out below...

Continue reading "NYC 2014 Labor Day Weekend events (Fool's Gold Day Off, Joanna Gruesome, Single Mothers, Summer Thunder, more)"

by Andrew Sacher

HEY QT

You already know UK producer SOPHIE from the very catchy "Bipp," or maybe from his newest single, "Lemonade" / "Hard" (streaming below). He's now announced a collaborative project with A.G. Cook (of the PC Music label) which they're calling QT, and they've signed to XL Recordings for their first single, "Hey QT." This one's a maximalist pop jam, as much an earworm as "Bipp" is. Check it out below.

UPDATE: Apparently there's some mystery as to who QT is. It may actually be the singer that Sophie and A.G. Cook produced this song for. Pitchfork says that's her pictured above, and that Sophie and Cook call her "a sparkling future pop sensation."

SOPHIE will be going on a short US tour this year, which brings him back to NYC for a previously discussed appearance at Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on September 6. It's the last show in this year's series, and one of the best lineups of the summer with Yeezus contributor Evian Christ, UK rave-fueled IDMer Lone, the psychedelic Forest Swords, and a special guest TBA. Tickets are still available.

All SOPHIE dates are listed, with those song streams, below...

Continue reading "SOPHIE teamed up w/ A.G. Cook for QT's "Hey QT" single on XL, touring, playing Warm Up (dates & streams)"

Daniele Baldelli (not a recent pic)
Daniele Baldelli

A founding father of the Cosmic Disco sound, Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli rose to prominence with his mixture of European electronica, synth pop (often played at slower speeds), equalizer effects, and ethnic folk music. Baldelli's use of African and Brazilian material helped distinguish his style from Italo disco, which permeated the clubs of Northern Italy during the 1970s. Taking up residence at the Cosmic, a venue by Lake Garda, he introduced club goers to a worldly, hypnotic sound during the late '70s and early '80s. Although the Cosmic Disco movement slowed down as the '80s progressed, Baldelli's reputation allowed him to extend his career into the following decades. [AllMusic]
Famed Italian DJ and Cosmic Disco pioneer, Daniele Baldelli will be in the US this weekend for three shows, one in Philly on Friday followed by two daytime shows in NYC. First, he plays Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/2) with live sets from Indian electronic music pioneer Charanjit Singh, UK duo Simian Mobile Disco, and former Effi Briest and Up Died Sound member Hiro Kone, plus the Software-signed Maria Chavez. Tickets for that show are still available.

Then, the next day Daniele plays Output's Sundays on the Roof with a DJ set from Metro Area and Cem G. 2 PM doors. Tickets are on sale now.

Simian Mobile Disco will also keep the party going after Warm Up when they DJ a FIXED party at Cameo late night on Saturday (8/2) with FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that are available. SMD will return to NYC in September when their tour performing their new live-recorded album Whorl hits MHOW, also with JDH & Dave P (tickets).

All Daniele Baldelli dates are listed, with some videos, below...

Continue reading "pioneering Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli playing the US, including Warm Up & Output; Simian Mobile Disco DJing Cameo"

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

photo by Timothy Francis
Leon Vynehall

Following singles/EPs on George FitzGerald's ManMakeMusic and other labels, UK producer Leon Vynehall put out his first lengthy release, Music for the Uninvited, this year via Martyn's 3024 label. Though he technically calls it a mini LP, its seven songs in over 35 minutes come off like a very complete statement, rather than a promising EP that ends too quickly. He tells Red Bull that the inspiration for the album was to evoke his earliest memories of absorbing music. He talks about subconsciously hearing cassettes in his mother's car as a child, and now romanticizing about the tape hiss those tracks would all have, as well as playing video games like Zelda, whose music directly influenced the album's opening track, "Inside the Deku Tree."

Don't let the sound of that make you think this is another of those '80s/'90s "VHS-style" nostalgia projects or an 8-bit chiptune thing. "Inside the Deku Tree" is full of gorgeous strings, jazz piano, and some rattling percussion that never fully dives into dance music. Other parts of the album are ready-made for the dancefloor though, like the house-inspired "Be Brave, Clench Fists" and "Pier Children." And those jazz influences are further explored too. "St. Sinclair" is like Herbie Hancock gone IDM (or, Flying Lotus), and elements of jazz and fusion pop up on other tracks as well. You can stream the album in full (via SPIN) below.

Leon also has a number of international dates coming up this year, and will come to the US for NYC's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 which he plays on August 9 with his pals George FitzGerald and Martyn, as well as Mutual Dreaming's Aurora Halal and San Francisco house producer Matrixxman (who played NYC with Martyn in June). That's a day show running from 3-9 PM and tickets are on sale now. Later that night, George and Leon will team up yet again for a Blkmarket show in a secret NYC location. Tickets for that late show are on sale now. Stay tuned for more details.

Leon is also featured on Isaac Tichauer's new mixtape. All of his dates are listed, with the mini LP stream, below...

Continue reading "Leon Vynehall released a mini LP, playing secret late NYC show w/ George FitzGerald after their Warm Up w/ Martyn"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Ramona Lisa / crowd with beach balls / DJ EZ @ Warm Up - 7/6/14
Ramona Lisa
Todd Edwards
DJ EZ

Among the many things going on in NYC over the July 4 weekend was the continuation of this summer's Warm Up series in MoMA PS1's courtyard. Luckily, Saturday (7/6) was a nice sunny day (unlike the two previous), so it was great timing for this outdoor show which included the NYC debut of UK garage vet DJ EZ, American house vet Todd Edwards, RVNG's Maxmillion Dunbar (who was joined by the Flex Is Kings dancers), Charlift singer Caroline Polachek's solo set Ramona Lisa, and Lit City Trax's J-Cush. The NY Times caught DJ EZ and Todd Edwards and wrote:

Mr. Edwards went first, and stayed resolutely in the present for much of his set, playing songs by young producers like Dosage and NVOY. The best garage has the feeling of being made on toy instruments: sweet and ecstatic, with moist, slippery synths and sugared soul vocals serving as anchor. Mr. Edwards did a commendable job linking the sound of now to yesterday, eventually coolly slipping into older music. He was also a ham, singing along to his own songs, especially "Shall Go" and "Face to Face," his 2001 collaboration with Daft Punk, and taking endless videos of the crowd and himself.

DJ EZ, whose series of "Pure Garage" compilations were the genre's most definitive, took on more of the historical burden in his show-closing appearance, billed as his first D.J. set in New York. He showcased some of garage's biggest pop crossover moments, including "Re-Rewind," by the Artful Dodger and Craig David, and Daniel Bedingfield's "Gotta Get Thru This," as well as songs by M-Dubs and a garage remix of Sisqo's "Thong Song." (Garage remixes of American R&B songs were some of the most inventive of the day.)

...And yes, they both played Disclosure, whose 2013 album "Settle" has become the new movement's standard-bearer, even if it's sometimes a dry tribute to music that is resolutely wet.

After Warm Up, DJ EZ played NYC again at Output. Anyone catch that? Meanwhile, Ramona Lisa's set, which you may call the odd one out on the bill, was quite a spectacle with Caroline and her dancers in matching white outfits in front of the venue's eccentric backdrop. Pictures of the whole day are in this post, though unfortunately none of the inside of the "Hy-Fi" art installation which was closed that day (there's a few shots of it from the outside though).

Warm Up continues this week (7/12) with Mister Saturday Night, a live set from Cibo Matto (who also play Summerstage with Bonobo the next day), Archie Pelago, Gabriel Garzón Montano, and Auntie Flo (tickets). Get ready for that one with the new Mister Saturday Night compilation which you can stream, along with more pics of the last Warm Up and J-Cush's mix for that one, below...

Continue reading "DJ EZ, Todd Edwards, Ramona Lisa, Maxmillion Dunbar and J-Cush played Warm Up at MoMA PS1 (pics)"

by Ian Chainey

DJ EZ
dj ez

DJ EZ, a titan of UK garage, is coming to the US for the first time. In the beginning of July, DJ EZ will swing into the States for four events over three days. This includes the absolutely stacked bill for Long Island City's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on July 5 that includes Todd Edwards, Maxmillion Dunbar, Ramona Lisa (aka Chairlift's Caroline Polachek), and J-CUSH (tickets). Later that night, DJ EZ will play another NYC show in Output's Panther Room with Kissy Sell Out. Jamie Jones and David Berrie will be in the main room. Tickets for the Output show are available now.

UPDATE: The initial announcement for the Warm Up show listed Jam City and Champion, though neither are playing and instead it's Ramona Lisa and Maxmillion Dunbar.

DJ EZ has been spinning for over 20 years and has been closely associated with the UK garage scene, releasing a number of mixes including the popular Pure Garage series. Following his July engagements, DJ EZ will return to the US in August. All of his dates, along with a couple videos of DJ EZ in action, below.

Meanwhile, this year's Warm Up season kicks off this weekend (6/28) with a lineup of A/JUS/TED, Dimitri From Paris, Pantha du Prince (live), DJ Spoko and Mumdance. A/JUS/TED made the mix for this week's Warm Up, which premiered today over at Pitchfork (one of the series' presenters). You can stream that mix, with the tracklist, below.

MoMA PS1's 'Hy-Fi' (via Gothamist)
Hy-Fi

This summer's visual art installation on display in MoMA PS1's courtyard will be "Hy-Fi," the giant towers made from vegetables that we mentioned were coming earlier this year. That's a photo of one above by Katie Sokoler, via Gothamist. Head to their site to see many more, and head to Curbed to see some there too.

In less happy news for Warm Up goers this summer, starting July 25 the G train will terminate at Nassau Ave for 5 weeks. If the G is your usual way of getting to MoMA PS1, you can still take the bus shuttle service running between Nassau and Court Sq or take the 7 to Court Sq or the E to Court Sq/23 St.

List of DJ EZ dates, and all mentioned streams, below...

Continue reading "DJ EZ making US debut, playing Output after Warm Up (which starts this weekend)"

Hiro Kone
Hiro Kone

Hiro Kone, aka former Effi Briest and Up Died Sound member and visual artist Nicky Mao, released her debut EP, The Unmoved Mover, earlier this year via Group Tightner. The EP is five songs of blissed-out, downtempo electronics and you can stream it below. Recently, Spanish dance troupe Delorean remixed the EP's "Phantom" and you can stream that (via Fader) below as well.

Both Hiro Kone and Delorean have NYC shows this summer. Delorean will be here for Governors Island's Full Moon Festival in August, and they'll also play a free show at Montauk's Surf Lodge on August 17. In between those two shows, Delorean will also play Philadelphia and Washington, DC and all dates are listed below.

As for Hiro Kone, she plays Body Actualized on Wednesday, July 2 with TBA lineup. Then she'll play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on August 2 as part of a lineup that includes Simian Mobile Disco, Daniele Baldelli, Charanjit Singh, and Maria Chavez. Tickets for that Warm Up are still available.

Delorean tour dates are listed, along with the EP and remix streams, below...

Continue reading "Hiro Kone released EP, got remixed by Delorean (streams); both playing NYC shows this summer but not together (dates)"

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)"

by Andrew Sacher

Lone

UK producer Lone returned with his fifth album, Reality Testing, last week (6/17) via R&S. It's the followup to 2012's excellent Galaxy Garden, which brilliantly brought '90s rave into the contemporary world of IDM, and on this one those rave parts are toned down a bit in favor of warped hip hop and more ambient atmospheres. Hear it for yourself by streaming it (via Thump) below.

Lone has dates coming up this year, including a previously announced live set at Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on September 6 with an absolutely stacked lineup of Evan Christ (who plays Output tonight), Sophie, Forest Swords (live) and TBA special guests (tickets). He's since announced that later that night, he'll play a live A/V set with visual artist/collaborator Konx-om-Pax at Glasslands. It's a late show, doors at 11:30 PM, and tickets for Glasslands are on sale now.

UPDATE: It's a full North American A/V tour which begins in Chicago. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Rustie who featured Lone on his 2012 Essential Mix, has a new album and tour too.

All Lone dates are listed, with the LP stream, below...

Continue reading "Lone released 'Reality Testing,' touring, playing live A/V set at Glasslands after Warm Up (dates, LP stream)"

photo by Sam Hiscox
Mumdance

Drawing upon the UK electronic music of his youth, Mumdance (along with collaborators Logos and Mao) was inspired by grime, hardcore, and shoegaze but never beholden to it. From its wall-of-sound intro to its maximalist finale, Twists & Turns is a powerhouse set of glass-breaking percussion, sub-bass rumble, backmasked synths and more. With instrumental grime the order of the day, it was a treat to hear Mumdance return to the scene, refreshed and revitalized. [FACT]
UK producer/DJ Mumdance returned last year with the free Twists & Turns mixtape which made FACT's year end list, which the above review is from. He's not slowing down at all, with plans to follow it up with two releases in the near future. First, he'll put out the Take Time EP on June 16 via new label home Rinse, and soon after he'll release a B2B mix with Pinch on June 30 via Pinch's Tectonic label. Stream Take Time's grime title track featuring MC Novelist, along with the tracklist from his mix with Pinch, below. A full stream of Twists & Turns is below as well.

Mumdance is also about to kick off a tour in NYC this week. As part of the Red Bull Music Academy, he plays the Lit City Trax party on Friday (5/30) at The Westway with DJ Marfox, DJ Deeon, DJ Manny B2B RP Boo, J-Cush, UNiiQU3 B2B Tiga and Durban. Tickets for that are still available. Flyer below. You can also listen to the mix Mumdance made for Friday's event.

It's the second to last RBMA event after Hudson Mohawke tonight (5/28) and the closing party on Saturday (5/31).

Mumdance returns to NYC in the summer for the first day of Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on June 28 with A/JUS/TED, Dimitri From Paris, Pantha du Prince (live) and DJ Spoko. Tickets for Warm Up are on sale now. Later that night, he plays another NYC show at TriBeCa Studios. All of his dates are listed below.

Mumdance isn't the only one playing the Lit City Trax party on Friday returning for Warm Up. Label boss J-Cush also plays July 5 with DJ EZ, Todd Edwards, Champion and Jam City; UNiiQU3 also plays July 26 with Cashmere Cat, Total Freedom, GoldLink (live), and Suicideyear; and DJ Marfox plays August 30 with Benji B, Dam-Funk (live), Tessela, Dutch E Germ and Avalon Emerson. Tickets for all of those are on sale too.

DJ Marfox
DJ Marfox

Portugal's DJ Marfox, who makes his US debut at the RBMA show this Friday, put out his first release for Lit City Trax, the Lucky Punch EP, this week. You can check out four trax from that below. Here's what Tiny Mix Tapes had to say about it in their 4/5 star review:

Lucky Punch borrows extensively from beat-driven, high-impact kuduro and slower, tarraxinha-flecked house, conjuring a berserk, crowded image of the physical setting this music draws from while forcing an inevitably kinetic response on playback. These six belting tracks combine the metallic hammering of industry ("Noise") with a flagrant, yet punishing jamboree of chimes, percussion, and hand claps ("Banda 52") -- it's the intoxicating grip of an urban carnival; life, work, and dance, fastened together and presented as a singular, essential rhythm. Each beat underscores the reputation that both Príncipe and Lit City Trax are forging as labels conscious of local dance scenes and the potential they have in broader contexts, without forgoing any of the maneuvers that tie these tunes to the places where their roots were formulated.
The list of Mumdance dates, and all streams, below...

Continue reading "Mumdance releasing stuff, touring, playing Lit City Trax RBMA, Warm Up & more; DJ Marfox too (dates, streams)"

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)"

photos by P Squared Photography; words by Bill Pearis

IO Echo @ PS1 Warm Up 8/31/2013
IO Echo

LA indie dancepop duo IO Echo just played the penultimate 2013 MoMA PS1 Warm Up on Saturday (8/31). We posted a full set from the entire day earlier today and another set from IO Echo's performance is in this post.

The band play NYC again tonight (9/3), opening for Haim at Webster Hall which is sold out. Haim is in the area after playing Philly's Made In America (pics and more pics) over the weekend. IO Echo will be joining Haim on their October dates on the West Coast as well, and those are listed below.

Haim's debut album, Days Are Gone, will be out September 30 on Columbia. There's a deluxe edition coming out in the UK with a bonus disc's worth of remixes done by the like's of Studio's Dan Lissvik, Psychemagik, Duke Dumont and more. You can check out The Tourist's remix of "The Wire" which removes some of the original's more overt Eagles-isms and replaces them with synth steel drums, taking things into balearic territory. Stream that below.

All dates are listed, along with more IO Echo pictures and the Haim remix, below...

Continue reading "IO Echo played Warm Up, touring with Haim (pics & dates)"

Soul Clap
Soul Clap

Warm Up at MoMA PS1 continues this Saturday (8/31) with Cajmere (who also plays an Electric Zoo afterparty), Liars (live), IO Echo (live), Jon Hopkins (who also plays Cameo afterwards), and Sam Valentin IV. Tickets for this Saturday are still available.

The final Warm Up, which happens on September 7, is still listed as TBA on MoMA PS1's site, but it's been revealed that Boston dance duo Soul Clap are at least one of the performers for that day. Tickets for the 9/7 show are available.

Soul Clap (not to be confused with Jonathan Toubin's dance-off party of the same name) are currently in Black Rock City, NV for Burning Man with Wolf + Lamb and The Beach Club All-Stars. They played all of last night (8/27) into this morning, and will play again at sunrise on Thursday (8/29), sunrise on Friday, all-nite Friday into Saturday, sunrise on Sunday, and late afternoon on Sunday. More info here.

Soul Clap play NYC a lot, and in addition to Warm Up on September 7, they'll also play The Parisian Ball on Governors Island (9/7) that same day with DJ W!ld, Dario Zenker, Elon, and Arman Nafeei. Tickets for that are on sale now.

All Soul Clap dates are listed, along with a stream, below...

Continue reading "two more weeks of Warm Up; Soul Clap playing the final one"

J. Cole at Warm Up - 8/17/13 (via @kahdijah)
J Cole

The already packed crowd somehow found room to move even closer to the stage as Jermaine came on for the shortest set of the concert. While his DJ and keyboardist were having a blast with "Can't Get Enough," "It In The Morning," and "Nobody's Perfect," girls mindlessly screamed and guys shouted the lyrics along with Cole. It was sort of a homecoming for J.Cole as he showed love back to the city that supported him early in his career. He even tested the diehard fans by pulling out "Lights Please." Of course there were the few fans who threw up the Roc, but by in large J.Cole had come into his own as an artist and not so much the rapper who Jay Z signed. [The Source]
Warm Up at MoMA PS1 continued on Saturday (8/17) with sets from Hyperdub DJ King Britt (who brought out Saul Williams), Danny Brown collaborator Darq E Freaker, Brooklyn rapper Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Queens rap crew World's Fair, and more. It also included the man behind one of this summer's best rap jams ("Power Trip"), J. Cole, who had one of the biggest crowds of the day. The above review is of his set, and you can check out a video of him performing "Can't Get Enough" and "Chris Tucker" at Saturday's show, below.

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire also just played Webster Hall (pictures HERE and HERE) with Run the Jewels (aka Killer Mike & El-P), who were just announced on a free show happening at Williamsburg Park on Labor Day (9/2) with Danny Brown and others (RSVP).

Warm Up continues this Saturday (8/24) with Caribou (DJ), Museum of Love (DJ), Pional, Empress Of, Terreke, and SFV Acid. Tickets are still available.

Video below...

Continue reading "J. Cole played Warm Up (video) w/ King Britt, Saul Williams, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire & more"

by Andrew Sacher

Darq E Freaker
Darq E Freaker

Danny Brown, who has a tour with Action Bronson on the way, is saying he'll release his new album, Old, at some point this October, and he just released a new song (that may or may not appear on the album) produced by London's Darq E Freaker. The song is called "Hand Stand," it's a real banger, and you can stream it below.

Meanwhile, Darq E Freaker will be in NYC this weekend to play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/17) with King Britt (Hyperdub), J. Cole, Bangladesh, World's Fair, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Star Eyes, and Jubilee. Tickets for Warm Up are still available.

Before Warm Up, Darq E Freaker will play a True Panther party in Brooklyn TONIGHT (8/16) at Cameo with Hyetal (who played Warm Up last weekend), Zora Jones and Throwing Shade. Tonight's party runs from 10 PM to 4 AM and admission is $5 at the door.

Then on Saturday after Warm Up, True Panther is hosting an unofficial party at Williamsburg Italian restaurant ISA's upstairs space (348 Wythe, right by Death by Audio) with some of those same names, including Hyetal and Zora Jones (who DJs b2b with Sinjin Hawke), in addition to A$AP's DJ J. Scott and Loric (of Water Borders, who played Warm Up in 2011). That one goes from 10 to 3 and is FREE.

Stream "Hand Stand" below...

Continue reading "Darq E Freaker produced a new Danny Brown track, playing Warm Up & a True Panther party this weekend"

DOWNLOAD: DJ Dodger Stadium - Warm Up/FADER Mix (MP3)

Hyetal
Hyetal

This weekend, NYC label True Panther will be throwing a party on Rockaway Beach at the Playland Motel on Sunday. It features DJ sets by UK producer Hyetal, Brooklyn synth popsters Lemonade, Paris' 2 Chenz, Van Rivers, Cool Places Soundsystem, and "some very very special guests." It runs from 4PM to 2AM and it's totally free. More info at the Facebook event. Flyer below.

Hyetal is in town this weekend for his previously discussed appearances at Glasslands on Friday (8/9 with Braille (of Sepalcure), Jim-E Stack, and DJ True Panther (tickets) and Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (10/10) with his Velour collaborator Julio Bashmore, Detroit techno vets Octave One, and a collaboration from Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy under the name DJ Dodger Stadium (tickets).

DJ Dodger Stadium made this week's Warm Up/FADER Mix, and you download that above, or stream it below.

Meanwhile, Julio Bashmore got to NYC a little earlier in the week to open for fellow Jessie Ware collaborators Disclosure at their Central Park show with TNGHT. At that show, Sam Smith joined Disclosure on stage for "Latch," and he plays his own NYC show TONIGHT (8/8) at Mercury Lounge (sold out). Support at the show comes from Lawrence Rothman, who we also just caught at Glasslands last night (8/7).

Flyer and Warm Up mix below...

Continue reading "Hyetal is here, playing 3 NYC shows this weekend; DJ Dodger Stadium made this week's Warm Up mix"

by Andrew Sacher

Jon Hopkins
Jon Hopkins

As discussed, UK electronic musician Jon Hopkins is returning to North America this month for Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on August 31. It's one of the better Warm Ups this year, with live sets from indie bands Liars and IO Echo, plus '90s Chicago house vet Cajmere, and another solid UK producer Lil Silva. Tickets for that show are still available.

After Warm Up ends, Jon Hopkins will keep the party going by heading to Cameo for a midnight show. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Flyer below. Jon's new album, Immunity, is one of the most forward thinking dance albums of the year, and if you hadn't heard it, you can listen on Spotify and stream a track below.

Lil Silva will also be playing a late show in Brooklyn that day. HIs is a LAZERPOP party happening at Glasslands (11:30 PM) with L-Vis 1990, Slava, and Peter Fonda. Tickets for that show are on sale now. He's releasing a new EP, Distance, next week (8/5) via Good Years. You can watch the video for its track, "No Doubt," along with a list of all dates, below.

Continue reading "Jon Hopkins playing Brooklyn after Warm Up (Lil Silva too)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Majical Cloudz @ Warm Up - 7/27/13
Majical Cloudz @ MoMA PS1 Warm Up - 7/27/2013

The 2013 Warm Up summer concert series at MoMA PS1 continued on Saturday (7/27) with UK acid house/techno legend A Guy Called Gerald, Montreal indie pop duo Majical Cloudz, Ben UFO, Daniel Avery, and Roosevelt. It wasn't as hot as some of the other Warm Ups have been, but the party wall installation and indoor cafe were still great ways to get out of the sun if you needed to. Of the mostly dance-y lineup, Majical Cloudz were really the only ones who drastically changed the tempo for the day, and they acknowledged that they were kind of killing the buzz, but that didn't stop them from continuing to engage the crowd (from within the crowd at times). Pictures from last Saturday's Warm Up are in this post.

Headliner A Guy Called Gerald played again later (much later) that same night at Cameo in Williamsburg. Warm Up continues this Saturday (8/3) with Marcellus Pittman, Jackmaster, Dre Skull, Ratking, and Rizzla. Tickets for all remaining Warm Ups are on sale now.

More pictures below...

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As mentioned, UK acid house/techno legend A Guy Called Gerald -- whose 1988 single "Voodoo Ray" was a massive hit in the UK and Europe -- will be in town next weekend for MoMA PS1's Warm Up (7/27), where he'll performing on a bill that also includes Ben UFO, Majical Cloudz, Daniel Avery, and Roosevelt. Tickets are still available.

If you'd rather catch AGCG somewhere slightly less sweaty (or without the posibility of thunderstorms), that night A Guy Called Gerald will play late show at Cameo (doors at midnight). Turtle Bugg and Evan Michael are also on the bill. Tickets are $10 but you can get reduced $7 admission before 1 AM with RSVP.

Daniel Avery also plays a FIXED party in NYC the night before Warm Up with Psychemagik at Sullivan Room (7/26) (tickets).

Warm Up also continues this Saturday (7/20) with sets from Kode9, L-Vis 1990, Recloose, Kelela, and Obey City (tickets). L-Vis 1990 made this week's mix.

Flyer for A Guy Called Gerald's Cameo show and "Voodoo Ray" video are below.

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by Elaine Mao

Large crowds & Party Wall @ MoMA PS1 - 7/6/13 (photo by A.M. Efron)
Warm Up

This weekend marks the third installment of this year's 'Warm Up' series at MoMA PS1. The annual NYC outdoor music series and dance party in Long Island City runs this year every Saturday from June 29 to September 7 (3-9 PM, doors open at noon), with an excellent and diverse lineup heavy on electronic including XXYYXX, Majical Cloudz, Caribou, Liars, Ryan Hemsworth and many more.

The first weekend of the series featured Juan Atkins, Lee Gamble, HEATSICK, NHK'Koyxen and Bill Kouligas. Last weekend the venue hosted The Martinez Brothers, Kim Ann Foxman, DJ Qu and Anthony Naples. You can see the full list of artists below.

Despite the triple-digit temperatures of last weekend, the line to get into the party wrapped around the corner of the museum. However, once in the courtyard, partygoers found a convenient way to cool off in the shade of the Party Wall, an urban landscape installation by CODA that will be there all summer. The Party Wall, a massive structure made of wooden panels, covers much of the museum's courtyard and features kiddie pools, benches, and hoses that spray or mist people with water. For those who could stand the heat, there's also the dancefloor next to the stage, but many chose to hang out and listen to the music from the shelter of the Party Wall instead. And as usual, Warm Up offered a great selection of refreshments, with beers from many New York State breweries, and food such as lobster rolls and oysters.

This weekend, the Long Island City party will feature music from MK, XXYYXX (who plays Music Hall of Williamsburg first), Ryan Hemsworth (who DJs Tribeca Grand afterwards), Pete Swanson, Gobby and James K. Admission is $15 in advance, $18 day-of, and free for Long Island City residents. Get ready with a mix XXYYXX made in honor of the event.

Updated 2013 Warm Up schedule below...

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Fortune Howl - "Interzone Export" (MP3)

XXYYXX at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Young upstart producer XXYYXX will be touring this summer, and as discussed, that tour brings him to NYC for two shows this week. The first happens on Friday (7/12) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Chrome Sparks (live), Fortune Howl, and DJ True Panther Sounds. That show is totally sold out, but if you weren't able to get tickets, we're giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.

The next day, XXYYXX will head to Long Island City for this week's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 (7/13) with MK, Ryan Hemsworth, Bondax, Gobby, and James K, making for a great all around bill. Tickets for this Saturday's Warm Up are still available.

UPDATE: Pete Swanson replaced Bondax on the lineup.

If you want to keep the fun going all the way to 4 AM on Saturday after Warm Up, head to Tribeca Grand Hotel, where Ryan Hemsworth and a few others will be DJing all night (tickets). Flyer below.

XXYYXX made the mix for this week's Warm Up, and it includes tracks by Ellen Allien, Floating Points, Holly Herndon, Lapalux, Thundercat, Janet Jackson ft. Nelly, and more, in addition to a new XXYYXX song. You can stream that mix and check out the full tracklist, via FADER, below.

XXYYXX was also just added as the opener to many dates on the previously discussed CHVRCHES tour, including the NYC show on September 22 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show are still available. After the run with CHVRCHES ends, XXYYXX will head to Austin for the just-announced Fun Fun Fun Fest. All of his tour dates are listed below.

Also in XXYYXX's mix is a new track from his Relief in Abstract labelmate/fellow Orlando resident Fortune Howl (who also opens the MHOW show). The track, titled "Interzone Export," is off of his upcoming new album, Earthbound, which is due out on July 30 via Relief in Abstract. Unlike XXYYXX, who makes future garage dancefloor bangers, Fortune Howl focuses more on songwriting and this new track sees his post-Panda Bear vocals awash in glitchy folktronica and psychedelia. We've got the MP3 downloadable above, or you can also stream it below.

All dates are listed, along with all song streams, contest details, and flyer for the Ryan Hemsworth party, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Anthony Naples
Anthony Naples

If you're hanging around NYC this 4th of July weekend, don't forget that the weekly Warm Up at MoMA PS1 continues on Saturday (7/6). This week's installment will feature a local house-oriented bill of Bronx-raised duo The Martinez Brothers, a DJ set from Kim Ann Foxman of Hercules and Love Affair, NJ producer DJ Qu, and a regular DJ on the Brooklyn scene, Anthony Naples. Tickets for Saturday's Warm Up are still available.

Anthony Naples made the mix for this week's installment, which you can stream/download along with a quick interview over at The FADER. You can also catch Anthony the night before Warm Up at a previously mentioned Cameo (7/5) show that also includes Octo Octa and Magic Touch. Tickets for the Cameo show are still available. Stream Anthony's excellent 2012 single, "Mad Disrespect," below.

UPDATE: Glenn Jackson also makes his NYC debut at the Cameo show. You can stream his Morning Swim EP below.

The Martinez Brothers also recently made a mix for MTV Hive, which you can stream below. After Warm Up, both TMB and Kim Ann Foxman will head to Output in Williamsburg for an afterparty that also includes a live set by Arthur's Landing, an Arthur Russell tribute band made up of eight of Arthur's past collaborators. Also on the bill for that party is Filsonik B2B Patrick Grooves, DJ Spun, and Rick Wilhite. Tickets are available here and here.

Streams below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Pan Act

In June 2013, ISSUE Project Room and the Goethe-Institut New York present PAN_ACT, a multi-faceted series of performances, talks, and installations exploring parallel strategies in conceptual art, underground dance, and experimental music. Curated by ISSUE Project Room's Lawrence Kumpf and Berlin-based designer and founder of the PAN label Bill Kouligas, PAN_ACT presents a diverse array of artists working in Berlin, London, Boston, and New York, drawn largely from the PAN roster. Sixteen events span multiple venues including ISSUE Project Room and the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, as well as collaborative presentations with MoMA PS1, The Bunker, Mutual Dreaming, Make Music New York, NPR Music, and Non-Event (Boston).
The PAN_ACT festival described above kicked off in NYC last Friday (6/14), and it's continuing through Saturday, June 29. It's already included a number of forward-thinking events throughout the week, and there's even more coming up, including...

Tonight (6/21) at Issue Project Room (22 Boerum Place in Brooklyn), LA experimentalist Joseph Hammer, Athens producer Jar Moff (who worked on RVNG's Harald Grosskopf - Re-Syntheist project), and German minimalist producer Thomas Brinkmann are teaming up to perform solo sets. Tickets are available.

Tonight (6/21) at K&K Super Buffet (341 St Nicholas Ave in Queens), The Bunker is throwing a late (11 PM - 6 AM) party with Downwards label head Regis, UK-based ambient artist Lee Gamble, art pop beatmaker Laurel Halo (live), veteran electronic musician Keith Fullerton Whitman (live), and PAN label head Bill Kouligas (live). Tickets for tonight's show are available. Flyer below.

Saturday (6/22) at Issue Project Room, Resident Advisor is presenting a show with IPR's 2013 artist-in-residence Ben Vida, London's Helm, and composer Jefre Cantu-Ledesma performing with collaborator/filmmaker Paul Clipson. Tickets for that one are on sale.

Saturday (6/22) at 285 Kent, Resident Advisor and NYC party Mutual Dreaming are teaming up for a late show (10 PM - 4 AM) with live sets by Detroit techno vet/Juan Atkins associate Terrence Dixon and abstract hip hop collaboration Sensational & Koyxen, plus DJ sets by Berlin's Call Super and DJ Richard. Tickets for that one are available. Show flyer below.

PAN_ACT also includes the first installment of this year's Warm Up at MoMA PS1, which happens on June 29 with Juan Atkins, Lee Gamble, Heatsick, Koyxen, and Bill Kouligas. Tickets for that one are still available.

More info at Issue Project Room's site. Full upcoming PAN_ACT schedule and flyers below...

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