the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (part 2) (PS1, Dublex Inc, Boys Noise, Simian Mobile Disco, BEMF, 33Hz, more)
DOWNLOAD: Flashmen ft. Sewingpattern - As The Night Rolls On [Guitar Edit] (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: 33Hz - I Feel Alive (Eli Escobar remix) (MP3)
This weekend is packed with plenty of opportunities to get down outside. To begin with there is P.S.1's weekly Warm Up, followed by New Release's Beach Party, LIC on Saturday (8/8). This week's Warm Up features the Music Committee of the (late) Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Stephan Moore and David Behrman, Eats Tapes, Lovefingers (highly recommended disco! check out the tons of free mixes on his site), Master Khan (check out his mix from last month on Beats In Space), and special guests. More info on Warm Up and Stephan Moore & David Behrman below:
Stephan Moore is a Brooklyn sound artist whose work relies on the collection and use of real world sound, perception of sonic environments, improvisation and interactivity. David Behrman has been active as a composer and artist since the 1960s, making sound and multimedia installations for gallery spaces as well as concert music. The MCDC was founded in 1953 by Modernist choreographer Merce Cunningham, who commissioned more new music by American composers than any other single choreographer.
Warm Up Admission
On Warm Up Saturdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the admission fee to P.S.1 and Warm Up is $10.00. Included in this price is access to all exhibitions and to Warm Up. We do not offer special discounts for seniors or students on Warm Up Saturdays. Cash only.
More info on Warm Up, including where to buy advanced tickets and free admission for MoMA members and L.I.C. residents can be found here.
Dublex Inc is a quartet of producers from Stuttgart, Germany. They're all experts in sound and design, each taking part in running Pulver records over the past decade. Tonight's set features two of the quartet. Expect it to be organic and deep.
venue: Water Taxi Beach/Long Island City
address: 2nd St and Borden Ave, LIC, Queens
dates: Saturday, June 27 - Saturday, September 5
time: 8p - 3a
cover: $5 with flyer // $10 without
On New York Water Taxi: FREE Water Taxis depart from E. 34th St in midtown on a varied schedule from 9pm - 3am. Go here to check it: http://www.nywatertaxi.com
On the subway: 7 train to Vernon Avenue/Jackson. Walk along Vernon Avenue to Borden Avenue, turn right. Look for signs for Water Taxi Beach.
On the bus: B61 and Q103.
From PS1: Walk south on Jackson from PS1 (Take a right with the museum to your back). Right on 51st Ave. Left at 2nd St. Look for signs for Water Taxi beach on your left.
In addition to those two great weekly parties there is some extra outdoor dance goodness headed our way for Saturday (8/8):
Follow the bass to Rumsey Playfield for Meanred's Dark Disco in the Park! This free party at Central Park's Summerstage includes a dj set from Boys Noize who has been busy making loads of new music lately including a new album, Power, out in October with a world tour to follow (tracklisting & videos featuring some new tracks below) and a 12"/digital release, Waves/Death Suite, with Erol Alkan out at the end of the month on Boysnoize Records. Drop the Lime will also be bringing some new sounds to Central Park with a performance featuring a live band instead of his usual dj set up, plus DFA/Modular's Canyons will be there too! Full info on Dark Disco in the Park below, plus videos & info on Boys Noize's new releases:
Boys Noize & Erol Alkan - Waves/Death Suite
The Chemical Brothers playing 'Death Suite' by Boys Noize X Erol Alkan
Melt! Festival 2009 - Boys Noize X Erol Alkan play WAVES pt 8
Boys Noize - Power
Boys Noize - Power tracklisting
2. Kontact me
9. Sweet Light
10. Rozz Box
12. Heart Attack
Boys Noize - Jeffer
Another excellent opportunity to get down outside (as well as indoors) is the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. Now in its second year, the day long festival has moved from last year's location of the BKLYN Yard to the Old American Can Factory where tons of acts will be performing both indoors and out in the courtyard from 4pm all the way until 4am. Check out the official website for the full line-up, ticket info, and everything else you need to know about the festival. Also, be sure to check Famous Friends' Twitter the day of the festival for the announcement of a special guest performer! You can download some mini mixes from BEMF artists over at Nicky Digital, Streetlab's Bootleg Remixes, (Vol. 1) over on their website, and a couple of tracks from Flashmen and 33Hz at the top of this post.
Rain or shine, 18+. Advanced tickets available here.
(By the way...Eli Escobar, who is responsible for the 33Hz remix at the top of this post is deejaying 5 dates across the US. Details below.)
Also on Saturday (8/1):
- Wordless Music with Liquid Liquid.
- Nicky Siano deejays Water Taxi Beach at the South Street Seaport every Saturday night.
- Daedelus is at the Studio at Webster Hall.
- Mark Farina at 213 N.8th (Williamsburg).
- GBH party at the Tribeca Grand with Mark from VHS or Beta. Free with RSVP.
- Play Date with Crooked Disco at Le Poisson Rouge
- Grand Groove with Chairman Mao at APT.
...which brings us to Sunday (8/9):
Simian Mobile Disco
I've been looking forward to Simian Mobile Disco's dj set at the Williamsburg Waterfront for a while. When they deejayed following their live set at the Highline Ballroom back in April, things seemed to be on the darker, techno-ey side, instead of the super varied, upbeat SMD deejay sets I've loved for years. Hopefully being outside will shift their selections toward something a bit lighter. More info and full schedule here.
Apparently last Sunday Best Maurice Fulton's set was awesome, despite the party being moved from the BKLYN Yard to the Bell House (check out the video below). It looks like Sunday might be rainy again this week (but hopefully not) so be sure to check Sunday Best's Twitter for updates. If all goes well Germany's Motor City Drum Ensemble will be bringing Detroit sounds to the BKLYN Yard. Video of Maurice Fulton from last week's Sunday Best below, plus everything you need to know for this week's:
Maurice Fulton at Sunday Best at the Bell House
address 400 Carroll St between Bond and Nevins, Brooklyn
if it rains (lets hope it doesn't!) The Bell House (around the corner)
dates Every Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend
food Tacos, Huaraches and other Latin American delicacies
booze You have to be 21 to drink it, but we'll be selling it at the bar
ages All ages
time 3p - 9p
cover $10 // $8 before 4pm with rsvp OR $8 in advance
From Sunday Best, swing by Été d'Amour at the Rivington Hotel penthouse (or head there earlier for complementary Modelo Especial from 4 to 8pm) for some tunes from Sole Channel's Alix Alvarez and
Mr. V at sunset, plus Matthias Heilbronn.
Here's what's happening heading into next week:
Free with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Friendly Fires (who were recently put on the Mercury Prize 2009 shortlist), play the first show of their final two US tour dates at Le Poisson Rouge. They are a really fun, very upbeat, and energetic band whose music is very, very dance-able. They were great at the Annex back in December and I highly recommend checking them out at the smaller LPR (especially as their second New York date the following night at Music Hall of Williamsburg is sold out). Tickets available here. Also, check out the video for their new song, "Kiss of Life", below:
And finally...one last thing before you start dancing away the weekend - former Week In Dance writer David Bruno is throwing another one of his excellent People Don't Dance No More boat parties with Robot Blair. Basic info is on the flyer below, plus more detailed info can be found here. Space is very limited so act quickly and get your tickets in advance if you want to go!