the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (part 2, the weekend)
DOWNLOAD: Starkey - Trouble & Bass mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Frankie Knuckles live @ Sound Factory, 1991 (part 1) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Frankie Knuckles live @ Sound Factory, 1991 (part 2) (MP3)
the Bloody Beetroots @ Love, April 24, 2008 (thecobrabird)
Hopefully the massive amount of dance happening Thursday night didn't leave you too drained as it is only the beginning. From Friday straight through Sunday something good is going down every night.
Friday night (April 25, 2008) will have you making decisions yet again. Luckily the options are diverse enough that it should just be a matter of determining what you're in the mood for: dub, electro, or techno.
Trouble & Bass is back at Love for their fourth Takeover (which happen on the last Friday of every month). The parties feature New York's own Trouble & Bass deejays, along with special guests. This month's includes Rusko and the Tomb Crew, with Star Eyes and Mathhead of Trouble & Bass.
Rusko is known for his upbeat take on the traditionally darker, lower-tempo dubstep. Despite being only 22 years old, he's already done a lot. He was recently voted best newcomer in the Dubstepforum Awards and just completed Fabriclive 37 with his partner Caspa. XLR8R describes the mix as:
...over one hour of in-your-face low-end, peppered with samples of cockney thugs and MC Hammer, and designed to appeal to fans of jump-up jungle, knock-out fights, and square bass waves that make you do mad squiggly dances.
You can check out some clips from the mix here.
They are basically the T&B Doppleganger crew of UK.. mixing grime with bmore with dubstep with Electrohouse, Bassline and oldschool jungle.
Do you agree?...........
Trouble & Bass crew
$10 before 1 am. Advanced tickets available here.
Option 2 - If you didn't get enough Felix Cartal last night:
Option 3 - Matthew Dear at the Museum of Natural History (All the info you need and a LOLcat!)
It seems like only yesterday I was between a (moon) rock and a hard place catching Simian Mobile Disco destroy AMNH. I wound up in that spot in the crowd that everyone thinks is the perfect place for them to pass through. It pretty much ruined a set from one of my favorite acts, but a lot of people seem to be big fans of One Step Beyond. I'm looking forward to giving it and Matthew Dear another chance. I unintentionally caught Matthew Dear's Big Hands perform a few times over the past year, and honestly could not get into it, but from what I've heard his solo sets are totally different and much more dancefloor-friendly, hopefully even without his hard drive.
Speaking of Matthew, his label Ghostly International recently did a compilation for Adult Swim called Ghostly Swim. Preview and stream the mix over at the Adult Swim page.
Advanced tickets available here.
Some recent Christian Martin goodness:
DOWNLOAD: Christian Martin - Live at Dirtybird Bbq Golden Gate Park (zSHARE MP3)
life's a beach - todd terje house mix
michal ho - break free
gui borrato & phonique - space cruise
matthias tanzmann - kutaisi
marshall jefferson - mushrooms (justin martin remix)
dapayk & padberg - doerti
blaze - lovelee dae (tanner ross remix)
ralph sliwinski - dope doreen
kayot - clear skies
christian martin - cabs
justin martin - the fugitive
Christian Martin interview on RCRD LBL
Sunday night - Chicago House - Frankie Knuckles
Solid Goldberger assures us, "I was at his last Cielo appearance, and I promise you, the old guy hasn't lost a beat." If you still need convincing check out Frankie's excellent remix of 'Blind' by Hercules and Love Affair (feat. Anthony Hegarty):
Don't forget that Monday brings Calvin Harris to NYC.
This weekend Calvin is in California to play Coachella with Kraftwerk, Justice, Aphex Twin, Busy P, Sebastian, DJ Medhi, Midnight Juggernauts, Erol Alkan, Hot Chip, Chromeo, Booka Shade and MANY more.
Part 1 of this week's Week in Dance, HERE.