the week in Dance w/ David Bruno (05/18/07)
DOWNLOAD: LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations (tiga mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: !!! – Heart of Hearts (radio edit) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Brazilian Girls – Jique (MSTRKRFT remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Justice – Waters Of Nazareth (erol remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Justice – Put that Justice on Me (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Surkin – INS Minimix (MP3)
Curses! & Das Glow @ Element, NYC – May 11, 2007 (CRED)
People Don’t Dance No More (my party at Element) had a supremely glowtastic night last Friday (May 11). Das Glow destroyed, playing the newest French bangers along with bangers from Paris circa 1998. Curses! chopped and re-edited almost every track he played and hi-jacked some Chicago house into 2007. Supremely awesome. Beware the acid.
PS1’s Warm Up 2007 party series begins on June 30th, and runs until September 1st.
Each Saturday, music and performances will revolve around a theme or guest host. A sampling of themes include Punk revival, Psychedelic trends, Girl groups, and global fusion. Objektivity, Tummy Touch, Rong, DFA and other music labels have been invited to assemble six-hour programs featuring their most exhilarating artists.
This party is one of the best reasons to be in New York in the summertime. Line ups are coming soon.
Dance Parade & Remix Hotel Invades NYC This Weekend
The first annual NYC Dance Parade is this Saturday (May 19) from 1 pm down Broadway & 5th Ave to Washington Square Park. The parade seems to be a mix of Carnival’s massive troupes of dancers and the Love Parade’s freaky types. From their site:
We are celebrating everything from Break dance to Ballet with Burning Man Spirit and Love Parade Energy. We are an all volunteer run Non-Profit Organization who seek to show that dance is an expressive form of art–Our aim is to educate the public on the wonderful health and cultural benefits of dance. In doing so, we aim to support and strengthen the role of dance in our culture.
Go and support dance, dancing, and dance music. There’s a festival in Washington Square park after the parade from 4-8pm with appearances by Danny Tengalia & Kool Herc, and an afterparty at Element.
Remix Hotel is a travelling public event that was started by Remix Magazine to bring hands-on access to new music production technology via presentations and demonstrations from some of electronic & urban music’s brightest minds.
NYC’s edition takes place at the SAE Institute of Technology Friday May 18th – Sunday May 20th, and IT’s FREE. The full schedule of events can be found here. I’m most interested in the Producers Panel on Saturday at 5 pm with Just Blaze, Kode 9, Buckshot, Rob Swift, and Eric Kupper. Remix hotel-related parties listed at the end of this post.
- Buzzin’ Fly (ex-EBTG) head honcho Ben Watt makes 2 stops at Cielo next Tuesday and Thursday (Tix)
- Kitsune releases their buzzy Maison 4 comp on June 11th, Discobelle has a promo mix and the tracklisting
- Justice for you: Gaspard & Xavier’s Top 10 (What do you think of the album, hmm?)
- Simian Mobile Disco go live, hit the road (Studio B July 7th)
- Playhouse to release ‘Famous When Dead V’ feat. Isolee, My My, & Roman Flugel on May 29th
- DJ Hell’s International DJ Gigolos turns 10 and issues double CD on June 29
XLR8R TV is at it again, this time with Digitalism
- If you don’t already have the MSTRKRFT remix of D.A.N.C.E., what are you waiting for? My personal favorite is Stress…
- Distortion Disco has a Van She remix of the electro-poppers Dragonette
- Frankie Knuckles Live at Boom Boom Boom Chicago March 2007 (ZIP)
- Popstatic (Chicago) rips out a sweet two part mix Fast Cars/Pretty Girls. More info on Popstatic here. Listen up for these guys. [Part 1 (MP3) / Part 2 (MP3)]
- Also from Chicago, The Wonderful World of Bald Eagle and Friends sent us a mix that has basically every indie dance track from the past 3 years that you could possibly want in one sitting (zShare)
- DJ Hell Live at Le Boum Deluxe Feb 2007 (MegaUpload)
Parties related to the Remix Hotel:
Saturday Night – 5/18
* DUBWAR at Love feat. Kode 9 and Shackleton from the UK’s burgonening dubstep scene. Shackleton’s US debut should be HEAVY.
* Evolve at Pacha with Victor Calderone & Josh Wink. Victor is “taking Evolve on a new, techier path” and Wink is there to keep him honest.
* Derrick Carter brings his trademark bump and shuffle house to Sullivan Room
Sunday Night – 5/19
* Frankie Knuckles at Cielo. Dude is Legendary.
* Louie Vega at Sullivan Room. Also serving as the launch party for the Meatpacking district’s DJ teachers Dub Spot (nothing to do with dubstep)
* Miguel Migs at Tribeca Cinemas. Miguel’s Salted label hosts a deep house get down.