the week in Dance w/ David Bruno (04/19/07)
DOWNLOAD: Hot Chip – Over And Over (party Ben’s Smell Of Repetition Remix) (MP3)
What did you think of the shows?
Ghostland Observatory @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC – April 18, 2007 (CRED)
Soulwax @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC – April 17, 2007
Ratatat @ Webster Hall, NYC – April 18, 2007 (CRED)
New York is getting a serious dose of live electronic music this week. Soulwax kicked it off on Tuesday at Hiro by blistering through their fantastic Nite Versions live set.
Last night (Wednesday) was total electronic mayhem. Soulwax took on Studio B (reviews at the Simple Mission & Show Trotta), Ghostland Observatory (and a laser!) took over Bowery Ballroom (review at Shelves of Vinyl), and Ratatat (and smoke machines) packed Webster Hall (review at the Music Slut).
I can’t remember the last time two Bowery Presents venues featured electronic music on the same night. Dancing is illegal in the clubs, so you might as well put on your sequined heels and dance on the Marshall stacks. You can keep on dancin’ all weekend: Hot Chip starts a two day run at Webster Hall tonight (April 19).
- Mouse On Mars and The Fall’s Mark E. Smith collaborated on the Von Südenfed project coming out on Domino. The video for “Fledermaus Can’t Get It” is here
- Tiesto debuts at 71 on the Billboard Top 200. Call your dealer prior to purchase
- Minimal Kills Music? Steve Bug (Poker Flat) discusses with EQ
- URB’s got a bunch of killer old rave videos, not sure how that relates to the Klaxons video contest
- Ewan Pearson talks to Earplug about his work with Tracey Thorn & his upcoming production schedule
- Chk Chk Chk (!!!) adds tour dates.
- M.I.A.‘s album is coming out soon. MIA‘s album is already available.
- New Booka Shade tracks are streaming on their Myspace
- Palms Out Sounds Remix Sunday is a good one
- Big Stereo has a new track off of Armand Van Helden’s new disc “Ghettoblaster“
- Hearts of Darknesses + Girl Talk = Trey Told ‘Em. They remixed Tokyo Police Club.
- Shot Callin’ has the new Larry Tee vs. Princess Superstar track that I play 2 or 3 times a night
- Riton search on Hype Machine so you can catch up
“I have learned a lot from these people and perhaps , which a not a lot of people know about , i have been writing beats all the way since debut . More and more . The majority of the vespertine beats where by me . Sounds like i´m bragging but i guess with a question like that i´m also just keen on educating people how electronic music is made . [Bjork]
Dance like it’s 68 degrees…
Thursday – 4/19
*HOT CHIP! at Webster Hall Dudes go on EARLY both nights (get there by 7:30 to see the space-kraut-disco of Tussle)
*Riton (!) DJs at ISS at Tribeca Grand (The Interscholastic Sex Solution has been killing it recently)
*Arnuld Rebotini (Blackstrobe) DJs at Hiro (Free with RSVP)
*Fischerspooner DJs at Sullivan Room (Tickets)
Matthew Dear – 2007 Tour Dates
Matthew Dear’s Big Hands – Live show debut – Friday April 20th – Magic Stick Detroit
Matthew Dear’s Big Hands – Saturday April 21st – Empty Bottle Chicago
Matthew Dear – DJ set – DEMF
Matthew Dear’s Big Hands – June 1st – Mutek Montreal
“Matthew Dear’s Big Hands will be touring extensively nationally in September.”