the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (part 1) (Datarock, Esser, Burns, the Glass, the Sounds, Disko Dali & more)
DOWNLOAD: Burns – First Move (Fred Falke Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Sounds – No One Sleeps When I’m Awake (Disko Dali Remix) (MP3)
Kings of Convenience @ Bowery Ballroom – Sept 10 (more by Fresh Bread)
While my favorite show from last week was definitely Kings of Convenience at Bowery Ballroom, Tonight We Ride at Santos (which I headed to immediately afterward) was quite good too. I caught most of Human Life‘s set which was very upbeat and energetic, but the vocals reminded me of radio “club hits” a bit too much. After set-up and a brief transitional dj set in between, the Glass went on around 12:30. The duo of DJ Wool and Dominique Keegan opened their set with one of their new songs “Wanna Be Dancin’ ” which was a little on the quiet side. Things picked up by the next track which was “Come Alive” and only got better with each song. Superhero (which is the Glass’ next single, due out next month) was amazing and really stood out. The Glass followed with some earlier tracks, “Won’t Bother Me” and “Mad At You”, rounding out a great set of both new and classic material.
The Glass @ Santos Party House – September 10, 2009
Alan Braxe @ Santos Party House – September 10, 2009
Much to my surprise, Alan Braxe went on almost immediately after, which was around 1:15. He started off with something that I didn’t know, but that was super French housey. From there he played “Cross the Dancefloor” by Treasure Fingers, followed by more unidentifiable but awesome, very French touched tracks. About 45 minutes in, things started to wind down a bit but once that lull was over, Alan started heading into some older, but still great French territory yet again. He ended the set on a high note which consisted of a medley of pretty much every Alan Braxe track you wished he would play including “Music Sounds Better With You” (by Stardust – Thomas Bangalter, Alan Braxe, and Benjamin Diamond) and “Intro” (by Alan Braxe and Fred Falke) among others.
Speaking of Fred Falke, he recently remixed Burns’ “First Move” which you can download at the top of this post. It’s off of Burns‘ Teknique EP which will be out October 5th. He will be touring in support of the release along with Deadmau5 (dates below) starting next week:
Meanwhile this week there is a lot happening dance-wise. First off (because you have to get your RSVP in if you want to go!), Vice, Colt 45, and Wowch are throwing a party at Matchless on Thursday (9/17) to celebrate their collaboration & tee shirt release. Info on the line-up (and what very likely could be a Max Wowch creation) on the flyer below:
Thursday night (9/17) Fixed is throwing the first in a streak of several parties they have planned this week. They’ve lined up an interesting group of very different artists for the party at Highline Ballroom on Thursday. Datarock are a group of typically red tracksuit-clad Norwegians who make electronic-oriented, poppy, rock tracks. I haphazardly saw them perform twice a few years ago and while their performances are fun and energetic, they didn’t really hold my interest. The band are big fans of the Talking Heads (which is sometimes evident in their sound, i.e. their track “Sex Me Up”) and recently created a song, “True Stories” whose lyrics consist solely of the titles of Talking Heads’ songs. It’s a cool idea, but I don’t really love the end result. In any case, you can download it for free here once you sign up for the Datarock email list and/or check out the video below:
Datarock – True Stories
Also on the bill is Norwegian electro-pop songstess Karin Park and odd Brit out, Esser (who also happens to conveniently fall under the electro-tinged pop umbrella…though I think he is the most pure, classic pop sounding, of the three). Advanced tickets for the show are available here. All dates below.
Also on Thursday (9/17):
– The Sounds are at Roseland with opening dj sets from Disko Dali and Viking. Download Disko Dali’s remix of the Sounds’ “No One Sleeps When I’m Awake” at the top of this post.
We have one pair of tickets to giveaway to the Sounds show. If you want them, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Sounds) with your first and last name. One winner will be contacted.
Moving on to Friday (9/18):
Trus’me is back again for his Disco 3000 residency at APT. This month’s guest is New York’s own Jacques Renault, so things should get good and disco-ey. Each of them just deejayed Trus’me’s Disco 3000 Festival in Croatia which I heard was a great success. Hopefully they will be bringing some of the magic to APT’s basement:
Advanced tickets available here.
Also on Friday (9/18):
– Turntables on the Hudson is happening every Friday at Water Taxi Beach.
– Senari & Teenwolf present at the Gallery Bar at Le Poisson Rouge.
– Love Brigade Spring/Summer 2010 Collection debut & after-party (with Finger on the Pulse, JDH & Dave P, Gavin Royce, Stephen Pandolfi). RSVP & more info at link.
Enjoy these two nights of dancing and check back for even more coming up this weekend & next week, including more parties from Fixed, a new residency from Tortured Soul, and 2 shows from Moby!
Burns & Deadmau5 – North American Tour Dates
09/23 – Ritual – Ottawa, Canada
09/24 – Dagobert Night Club – Quebec City, Canda
09/25 – Metropolis – Montreal, Canada
09/26 – The Guvemment – Toronto, Canada
09/29 – Republic Nightclub – Winnipeg, Canada
09/30 – Flames Central – Calgary, Canada
10/01 – Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, Canada
10/02 – UBC Thunderbird Arena – Vancouver, Canada
10/04 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
10/28 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
10/31 – The Forum – Inglewood, CA
11/01 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/02 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
11/04 – The Ogden – Denver, CO
11/05 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/06 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
11/07 – Stubbs – Austin, TX
11/08 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
11/10 – The Village – Little Rock, AR
11/11 – House of Blues – New Orleans – LA
11/12 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
11/13 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/14 – Mansion Night Club – Miami, FL
11/15 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL
11/17 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/18 – Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
11/19 – Limelight – Nashville, TN
11/20 – Congress Theatre – Chicago, IL
11/21 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
11/22 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
11/23 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
11/24 – Roxy Boston, Boston, MA
Datarock – 2009 Tour Dates
Thur, Sept 17 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Fri, Sept 18 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny BrendaÂ’s
Sat, Sept 19 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Sun, Sept 20 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Tue, Sept 22 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Wed, Sept 23 New Orleans, LA @ Republic
Thur, Sept 24 Houston, TX @ Warehouse
Fri, Sept 25 Austin, TX @ Emos
Sat, Sept 26 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Mon, Sept 28 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Tue, Sept 29 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Wed, Sept 30 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Thur, Oct 1 San Francisco, CA @ SlimÂ’s
Fri, Oct 2 Portland, OR @ Holocene
Sat, Oct 3 Seattle, WA @ Nectar