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the week in Dance w/ David Bruno (05/10/07)

DOWNLOAD: Underworld – Dark And Long (dark Train Mix) (MP3)

Moby @ Studio B, NYC – May 5, 2007 (CRED)
Moby @ Studio B

InstitubesI’m very excited to be hosting our biggest and best People Don’t Dance No More at Element yet this Friday (5/11) night! We have a very special edition of the Institubes Paris Terror Club with wunderkid DAS GLOW coming in for an exclusive North American gig to celebrate the release of his Weiss Gaz EP. GLOW! Plus – NYC’s rep on the Institubes label: Curses! dropping a rare, but special DJ set. Expect nothing short of mayhem and lots of GLOW. RSVP for the $5 reduced list at, and/or enter to win a pair…

We have 4 pairs of tickets to give away. To enter, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: GLOW). Tell us your favorite dance party – one that you think we should feature here. Four winners will be picked and notified via email. Contest ends Friday May 11th @ Noon.

Check out DAS GLOW – Weiss Gaz over at Urb’s Hot 1000. A Curses! related bootleg of Fedde Le Grand’s “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit”-newyork-ized is here.


UnderworldKarl Hyde (vocalist, Underworld) on Underworld’s “Born Slippy” from an article in The Guardian:

We used to go out drinking in Soho and I ended up in the Ship on Wardour Street. All the lyrics were written on that night. A drunk sees the world in fragments and I wanted to recreate that…Rick [Smith] came up with a rhythm and I started singing over it. The vocals were done in one take. When I lost my place, I’d repeat the same line; that’s why it goes, “lager, lager, lager, lager”… Why Born Slippy? It was a greyhound we won money on.

As previously reported, Underworld is going out on tour and will be hitting Central Park on September 14th. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE. The boys will be joined by Border Community’s James Holden. Stay tuned for info on when Underworld will be releasing a single from their forthcoming album. If you haven’t caught up with Underworld in a while, I highly recommend checking out their epic digital-only RiverRun singles.

:DFA FREAKOUT: James is a disco guy:
LCD SOUNDSYTEM live at Studio B? BANANAS. Total destruction ensues. Studio B might not be standing after this goes down. DFA DJs and mayhem.

Earplug sat down with James Murphy and he makes a really great recommendation for fans new to dance music:

Read Last Night a DJ Saved My Life by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. Read the disco sections and check the playlists in the back, like those from Paradise Garage, the Loft, the Funhouse, and the Palladium. It was a real eye-opener for me. There are top-10 and top-20 lists from amazing DJs of that era who were really adventurous and took chances. Just track those songs down and see what you like. It’s a really great history of disco and of dance music.




Care for a dance?

Thursday – 5/10
*Ame at Cielo
*Junior Boys DJ set at Hiro (RSVP)

Friday – 5/11
*Institubes Paris Terror Club at Element (RSVP)
*Zombie Nation at Fixed at Studio B (RSVP)
*Mini-Mutek with Akufen at Luna Lounge
*DB at Secret Night of Science at Love

Saturday – 5/12
*Todd P’s party with Tussle plus Rezound + Workweek DJ at Silent Barn

Sunday – 5/13
*Layo & Bushwacka! on a boat!





Ladytron DJ tour by Reuben Wu and Mira Aroyo
Wed 05/16/07 MJQ Concourse Atlanta GA
Thu 05/17/07 Rock N Roll Hotel Washington DC
Fri 05/18/07 Darkroom Chicago IL
Sat 05/19/07 The Drake Toronto ON
Sun 05/20/07 B Side Liquor Lounge Cleveland Heights OH
Thu 05/24/07 Hiro Ballroom New York NY
Fri 05/25/07 The Art Center Vancouver BC Bryce Dunn, March 21
Sat 05/26/07 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Expo Gardens) Los Angeles CA w/ DJ Sneak, Donald Glaude
Sat 05/26/07 Avalon Hollywood Los Angeles CA w/ Michael Mayer & Gui Boratto
Sun 05/27/07 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco CA
Mon 05/28/07 House Of Blues Camnridge Room Dallas TX

Crystal Castles are coming soon too.


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