Pitchfork highlights ‘New Brooklyn Electronic Underground’ (Mister Saturday Night, UNO, Mykki Blanko & more)
by Andrew Sacher
Pitchfork posted a story yesterday on The New Electronic Brooklyn Underground, where they highlighted the thriving dance parties, labels, and producers that have been coming up in Brooklyn for a few years now and have been experiencing even greater success lately. Some of what they highlighted, like record label UNO and especially their artist Mykki Blanco, have been working their way up so much, they may not even be able to be considered "underground" anymore.
Mykki Blanco is also part of NYC's rising underground rap scene, and along with Angel Haze, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, and The Underachievers, Mykki is being featured in Spit Gold Under An Empire, a new documentary on the NY rap scene directed by Montreal's Emily Kai Bock, who directed Grimes' "Oblivion" video (via FACT). You can watch the trailer video below.
But back to the electronic stuff. UNO is also responsible for putting out releases by other great artists like Jacques Greene, CFCF, Fatima Al Qadiri, Arca, Gobby, and more. Jacques Greene, who resides in Montreal, is on tour of the US now and he'll be in NYC for a show on February 9 at 88 Palace with Dark Disco and Martyn. All Jacques Greene dates are listed below.
Another party highlighted in the Pitchfork article was Let's Play House, which is a party run by Jacques Renault (not to be confused with Jacques Greene) and Nik Mercer. They've got two upcoming events this month -- first they'll do a free one on January 24 at The Woods (48 S 4 St) with Stockholm producer HNNY (who also plays Le Baron on 1/22 while he's in NYC), and then a co-presented party with The Dog & Pony show at Le Poisson Rouge on January 26 with The Revenge (UK), Mark E, Jacques Renault, and Paul Raffaele (tickets). The flyers for those shows are below. Jacques Renault also has a show tonight (1/18) at The Counting Room (44 Berry St) with Miss Sabado and Son of Sound. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin
The article also highlights the Mister Saturday Night party, which is run by Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. They have a bunch of parties coming up, and one of the most interesting ones is FaltyDL (who has an album coming out next week) at House of Yes on January 26. More info on that show and a list of all upcoming Mister Saturday NIght events are below.
The article also talks about Aurora Halal's Mutual Dreaming party, which doesn't have any upcoming events at the moment, but you may remember it from the Hieroglyphic Being show at 285 Kent over the summer.
Lists of dates, video, streams, and flyers below...
Spit Gold Under An Empire Trailer
Steve Reich - "Nagoya Marimba" (HNNY Edit)
Jacques Greene - "Prism"
Yacht - "I Walked Alone" (Jacques Renault Remix)
Arca - "2 Blunted"
Mykki Blanco - "Riot" (prod. Gobby)
Mister Saturday Night live mix - Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin
Steve Moore - "Panther Moderns" (L.I.E.S. Records)
Slava live at Mutual Dreaming's Future Times Party
Jacques Greene -- 2013 Tour Dates
Thu 01/17/13 The Crown Room Portland OR
Fri 01/18/13 A Club Called Rhonda Los Angeles CA Horse Meat Disco, Rory Phillips
Sat 01/19/13 The Public Works San Francisco CA Martyn
Fri 01/25/13 Lucky Bar Victoria BC Eames, Monolithium
Sat 01/26/13 Hi-Fi Calgary AB
Thu 01/31/13 U Street Music Hall Washington DC w/ Falty DL
Fri 02/01/13 Smart Bar Chicago IL
Sat 02/02/13 Black Box Toronto ON
Thu 02/07/13 Middlesex Lounge Cambridge MA
Sat 02/09/13 88 Palace New York NY w/ Dark Disco, Martyn
Thu 02/14/13 Bardot Miami Miami FL
Let's Play House -- upcoming 2013 Parties
1/24 The Woods Brooklyn, NY w/ HNNY, Jacques Renault
1/26 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY w/ The Revenge (UK), Mark E, Jacques Renault, Paul Raffaele
Jacques Renault -- other 2013 Tour Dates
1/18 The Counting Room Brooklyn, NY w/ Miss Sabado, Son of Sound
2/2 Q Seattle, WA w/ Nark, Jimi Jaxon
Falty DL -- 2013 Tour Dates
Fri 01/18/13 Lo Fi Seattle WA
Sat 01/26/13 House Of Yes Brooklyn NY w/ Residents Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter
Thu 01/31/13 U Street Music Hall Washington DC w/ Jacques Greene
Wed 02/20/13 Low End Theory Los Angeles CA w/ Giraffage, Kone
Mister Saturday Night -- upcoming 2013 Parties
January 20th / Mister Sunday: Special Winter Edition with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter / at 12-turn-13 (172 Classon Ave between Park and Myrtle, Brooklyn) / 3p - 9p / limited $10 advance tickets available / $10 before 5p with RSVP to email@example.com / $15 otherwise / ALL AGES!!! / more info and advance tickets
January 26th / A Mister Saturday Night Loft Party with Eamon Harkin, Justin Carter and very special guest FaltyDL playing live / at House of Yes (342 Maujer St between Waterbury and Morgan, Brooklyn) / 10p - the end / limited $15 advance tickets available / $15 before midnight with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org / $20 otherwise / 21+ / more info and advance tickets
February 8th / Mister Saturday Night at Horst Kreuzberg (Tempelhofer Ufer 1, Kreuzberg, 10961, Berlin)
February 9th / Mister Saturday Night with Karsten John at Gewolbe (ans-Böckler Platz 2, 50670, Cologne)
February 14th / Justin Carter with Move D at Ginsburg (Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 1, 6911, Heidelberg)
February 15th / MIster Saturday Night at Golden Pudel Club (Sankt Pauli Fischmarkt 27, 22767, Hamburg)
February 16th / Mister Saturday Night at Robert Johnson (Nordring 131, 63067, Offenbach am Main, Frankfurt)
February 21st / Mister Saturday Night at The Bank of Stokes Croft (84 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY, Bristol)
February 22nd / Mister Saturday Night at The Odessa Club (14 Dame Ct, Dublin)
February 23rd / Mister Saturday Night with Ben UFO & Joy Orbison at The Oval Space (29-32 The Oval, Bethnal Green, E2 9DY, London)
February 24th / Optimo presents Mister Saturday Night at Sub Club (22 Jamaica Street, G1 4QD, Glasgow)