MSTRKRFT @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC | June 22, 2006 (CRED)
MSTRKRFT @ Hiro Ballroom

John Digweed @ The Showbox, Seattle | June 11, 2006 (CRED)
John Digweed @ The Showbox

Indie Club (aka the Diamonds 07 tour)

I come from the progressive house/trance scene of the mid to late nineties, but the convergence of John Digweed and MSTRKRFT (they're touring together) is one I'm looking forward to.

John Digweed (of Sasha & Digweed fame) is a phenomenal DJ, and has been responsible for groundbreaking music, arguably the first DJ mix compilation, and spreading electronic music (and the Superstar DJ phenomenon) to more of the globe than all but Carl Cox and Sasha. Digweed's record label Bedrock has been a very consistent source of progressive electronic club tracks, with releases by Nick Muir, Hernan Cattaneo, Misstress Barbara, and more. I've seen him DJ many times, and his technical skill and musical taste level is really incredible, but very much rooted in "pure" electronic genres.

MSTRKRFT on the other hand have a somewhat different cache in the dance scene. Spawned from the ashes of Death From Above 1979, the group's remixes of indie rock singles have catapulted them to the forefront of the indie dance/rocklectro movement. MSTRKRFT is more likely to be heard coming off the lips of a kid leaving a Metric show in Austin than a clubber coming out of Crobar at 10 am. Not to say that they aren't rising stars in the larger electronic spectrum - their LP The Looks was a fantastic slice of the sound of 2006, but definitely no Homework.

Let's discuss this pairing.
Will you go see them? Is it happening in a club you regulary attend? I'm guessing not. New Yorkers - will you go to Pacha for this? Have you heard of John Digweed?

Tour dates at the end of this post.

And who's coming to Miami?

Daft Punk @ Coachella 2006 (CRED)
Daft Punk @ Coachella




Friday - 1/19
* DJ Pippi (Ibiza Legend) plays Cielo's 4th Anniversary
* Carl Craig (Detroit Legend) brings DEMON DAYS to Studio B
* Robot Blair & Max Pask guest at Dirty Down at Lit

Saturday - 1/20
* Blake Baxter helms a techno throwdown at Studio B

Upcoming Freakers

January 25th
Marc Houle & Troy Pierce Minimalize Robots at Cielo

January 30th
Joakim Plays APT

February 2nd
Hello Nurse! features The Egyptian Lover and In Flagranti at Studio B

February 10th
Fixed has Lindstrom (Live) at Studio B

Thursday, March 1st Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Friday, March 2nd San Francisco,CA Ruby Skye
Saturday, March 3rd Los Angeles, CA Vanguard
Sunday, March 4th San Diego, CA Belo
Wednesday, March 7th Phoenix, AZ Axis/Radius
Thursday, March 8th Las Vegas, NV Jet
Friday, March 9th Minneapolis, MN Myth
Saturday, March 10th Denver, CO Vinyl
Tuesday, March 13th St. Louis, MO Dantes
Thursday, March 15th Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Friday, March 16th Austin, TX SPIN
Saturday, March 17th Dallas, TX Karma
Sunday, March 18th New Orleans, LA Ampersand
Tuesday, March 20th Miami, FL Pawn Shop (WMC)
Tuesday, March 27th Atlanta, GA Blue
Wednesday, March 28th Nashville, TN Club Play
Thursday, March 29th Charlotte, NC The Forum
Friday, March 30th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Saturday, March 31st New York City, NY Pacha

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