the Friday night in dance w/ Showtrotta
Last night was only the beginning of a great week in dance. Check out the wild Friday night (9/26) that's ahead plus the rest of the weekend, leading us into the absolute dance madness that is going to be the month of October.
Another event happening Friday night is New York deejay crew, Trouble & Bass' 2 Year Anniversary at Love. They've brought in special guest, DJ Craze to help celebrate. Download his September '08 mix at the top of this post. Info on the party and tracklisting below:
Advanced tickets available here.
DJ Craze - September '08 mix Tracklisting
1. BUSTA RHYMES - I GOT BASS!!!
2. MISSY MIST - GETTING BASS
3. HERVE' - CHEAP THRILLS (AVH RMX)
4. MACHINES DON'T CARE - BEAT BANG
5. TITTSWORTH - W.T.F feat. KID SISTER & PASE ROCK (Nadastrom Remix)
6. SINDEN - HARDCORE GIRLS feat. RYE RYE
7. A-TRAK - SAY WHOA (CRAZE RMX)
8. MACHINES DON'T CARE - DROP IT TO THE FLOOR
9. BLAQSTARR - HANDZ UP (NADASTROM RMX)
10. PROXY - DANCE IN DARK
11. LEON JEAN MARIE - BRING IT ON (JACK BEATS RMX)
12. HERVE - ROLL WITH THE WINNERS FEAT. A-TRAK & CADENCE WEAPON
13. LIL WAYNE - A MILLI (NADASTROM RMX)
14. LELE - BREAKFAST (KILL THE NOISE RMX)
15. KILL THE NOISE - HEY YOU (RMX)
16. RYE RYE - WASSUP (CROOKERS RMX)
You might notice there's quite a bit of Nadastrom in that mix...if you like what you hear you might want to head over to Public Assembly where the duo (Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom) will be deejaying Nick Catchdubs',DJ Ayres', and Jubilee's weekly Flashing Lights party.
WHAT IS NO BIG DEAL?
No Big Deal is new art/music/remix collective project, and of course, party. Whoever you are, it doesn't matter, come for the love of music and art. Dance with your eyes closed. Go crazy, who cares. It's no big deal.
For something a bit more international, Danish producer & dj, Kasper Bjorke is at Ruff Club at the Annex. Fans of Bjorke's will be glad to hear that he is here in New York to do some recording in preparation for his new album, hopefully out next summer, with some remixes for Trentemøller, The Faint, and The Ting Tings being released to tide you over between now and then. Montreal producers, deejays, and party throwers, Nu Ravers on the Block will also be deejaying. Download the Mixtape #2 (you can download the first one from my 4th of July weekend post if you missed it) they did for Off The Hook Upperground Boutique at the top of this post. Party info and tracklisting below.
NROTB Mixtape 2 Tracklisting:
Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood rmx)
Bumblebee - Flying Down To RIo (Herve rmx)
Machine Don't Care - Afro Jacker
Don Rimini - Rave On
Fagget Fairys - Samo Ti (AC Slater rmx)
NROTB - Take Me Upp!
Thunderheist - Jerk It (J.O.T.S. rmx)
Machine Don't Care - How Ya'll Like Me Now
Emily Karpel - Tipa (Edu K Tel Aviv Delight rmx)
Estaw - Break It Down (Herve Spitfire rmx)
Don Rimini - Stay on my mind feat Verb
Busy P - To Protect & Entertain (Crookers Rmx)
Numero - Hit Pop (NROTB Rmx)
Muscles - The Lake (J.O.T.S. Rmx)
Mathhead X Passions - Get Hyped
B Rich - Can't Take What I Got
Sidechains - Dance While You Can
Another international option for Friday - Belgian deejay duo, the Glimmers are at Cielo. Loved by many...I've only seen the Glimmers deejay once a year or so ago, during one of the more hellishly crowded Saturday Warm Up parties at PS1 - not ideal conditions for forming a solid opinion on music. They've down an impressive number of remixes for a variety of artists (check out the list on their myspace). The fact that this duo is known for spinning very eclectic dj sets makes perfect sense once you learn of their integral role in Belgium's renowned Poplife party:
The Poplife party started off in 1998 as a reaction to the sterile house and techno beats at parties during those days. It became a chaotic mix of presumably un-mixable styles; rock, pop, disco, new wave, electro... The sound was completely refreshing and the crowd immediately loved it. The DJ's back then were Mo & Benoeli (later The Glimmers) and Stephen De Waele (later 2 ManyDJ's). Saying that the mash-up phenomenon started off at Poplife is maybe overstated, on the other hand the English style bible 'The Face' describedPoplife "a hysteric superjam of unreconcilable styles mashed-up into a relentless groove".
Advanced tickets available here.
One last option for Friday - if you're too tired to hit the floor again, the documentary, "Wild Combination:A Portrait of Arthur Russell", opens at the IFC:
WILD COMBINATION is director Matt Wolf's visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur's work is finally finding its audience. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closest collaborators--including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg--to tell this poignant and important story.
Saturday coming shortly...