the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (part 2)
I haven't gone out yet this week. Last weekend I was out of town and missed Joakim's deejay set at the Tribeca Grand (among lots of other events), but have since managed to get a copy of his new album, Milky Ways which I strongly recommend.
While I found his last album Monsters & Silly Songs a bit inaccessible overall in comparison to the singles "Lonely Hearts" and "I Wish You Were Gone", Milky Ways is much more listenable while still being interesting. Over the course of just 10 tracks, Joakim manages to at times channel Radiohead, Talking Heads, hints of noise rock, both modern & retro disco, and robots, to create his own unique sound. Milky Ways is scheduled for release on September 15th in the US, 14th in the UK, and August 31st internationally. !K7's set up a website dedicated to the release where you can find out more about the album, stream some tracks, and get a free download of "Watermelon Bubblicious" after signing up for the !K7 newsletter.
Moving on to this weekend, here's what's happening starting with Saturday (8/29):
P.S.1 is hosting its second to last Warm Up of the summer. While I've pretty much replaced my outdoor dancing at P.S.1 this summer with Sunday Best, Warm Up is still worth checking out. This weekend's line-up looks promising with Timmy Regisford...
...known for marathon-length, eclectic house sets that draw from upwards of twenty vinyls per hour. A purist when it comes to dance music, this Trinidad native has a predilection for deep, soulful tracks.
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.
While you're in the neighborhood head to The Beach Party (which is also in its second to last week), where Raoul K and Jerome Derradji (Still Music will be guest deejaying. Check out Jerome's mix on Beats in Space to get you in the mood. Full info on the party below:
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.
...which brings us to Sunday (8/30):
It's the second to last Sunday Best of the summer :( Last weekend Theo Parrish kept everyone at the BKLYN Yard dancing right through Hurricane Bill. This Sunday, expect a great live set of disco, house, and techno from special guest Justus Kohncke along with dj sets from residents Eamon Harkin, Doug Singer, and Justin Carter (who was the guest deejay on this week's broadcast of Snacky Tunes). Info on the party below:
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
Here's what's happening heading into next week:
That's it for this week, but I just want to give you an early heads up that Blackstrobe and Arnaud Rebotini are performing at a secret location next Thursday (9/3) and you need to RSVP in order to find out where. See the flyer below for more info and have a great weekend!