the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (Fake Blood, Lifelike, Larry Tee, Tittsworth, Moby, Evil Nine & more)
DOWNLOAD: Tittsworth - WTF (Nadastrom remix - Stretch Armstrong Edit) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tittsworth - WTF (Eli Escobar remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Presets - This Boy's In Love (Lifelike remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Runaway - Use Me (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Midnight Juggernauts - Into the Galaxy (Grandmaster Flash remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Daisy O'Dell - (3 live mixes): Electro Bounce, Groovy Disco Breaks, and Boogie Hits (yousendit MP3 link)
DOWNLOAD: Mikix The Cat - Freeze (Kanji Kinetic remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Captain's Holiday Mix '08 (Mediafire MP3 link)
DOWNLOAD: Evil Nine - All the Cash (Glitch Mob Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: John Acquaviva - November '08 Mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Drlkt Freddie - Airtight (MP3)
Fake Blood is not Soulwax
I took two nights off after my early start Wednesday night, leaving me eager to hit the B Saturday night for a party that featured a nice mix of deejays that were both familiar and new (to me). I arrived in time to catch the tail end of Van Scott's set which featured a dancey Lykke Li remix, a super-voded mix of Little Boots' "Meddle" (which I later found out was by Treasure Fingers), and lots of other recent tracks.
Franki Chan followed with an excellent mix of some tracks I didn't recognize along with some new favorites including Whomadewho's "TV Friend" (one of the remixes that just came out at the end of last month) and a lovely hybrid version of the Soulwax remix of the Chemical Brothers' "Hey Boy, Hey Girl" that featured the original "super star deejays" vocal sample instead of "2manydj's" but as far as I could tell, retained all the instrumental parts from the Soulwax remix.
Princess Superstar took the evening in a highly dancey meets retro direction, dropping some current stuff mixed with some updated, oldie but goodie classic 90's tracks. Her set segued into Larry Tee's with the pair performing a live version of their hit "Licky" that's had dancefloors freaking out since last winter. Larry's set had everyone getting down and remembering what an innovator the pioneer of electroclash was and continues to be.
The night ended with a bang that unfortunately, hardly anyone was left to see: Nadastrom absolutely killed it. I'm not sure what specifically was great about their set ...it might have been the song selection, excellent mixing, just the right amount of wobbly bass...but one of the most satisfying elements of their set was the enthusiasm the pair maintained as the not too big to begin with, Studio B crowd dwindled down to a few handfuls of people:
Nadastrom at Studio B - December 6, 2008 (thanks to TheMusic.FM for the video)
Nadastrom's On Drugs Remix of Tittsworth's track "WTF" has been generating quite a bit of buzz lately. Stretch Armstrong enjoyed it so much that he recently did a re-edit of their remix which you can download at the top of this post, as well as Eli Escobar's remix of the track. Some Tittsworth tour dates at the end of this post.
From the looks of things a similarly awesome weekend is heading our way this week. Friday night there's so much going on, you're bound to find something that makes you want to get down, plus a few great options for Saturday & Sunday will have you dancing right through to next week. Here's what's up for Friday (12/12):
I've been on the fence about what to do Friday night ever since I found out about these two events:
At Webster the bill is totally stacked. There are classic French sounds coming from Alan Braxe. Lifelike is doing new stuff (download his remix of the Presets' "This Boy's In Love" at the top of this post) with a classic French flavor (which makes sense as his new release out in February is co-written/produced by Alan):
New release on Vulture coming on early February 2009.
LIFELIKE feat Yota 'Sunset', and 'Sequencer' (Ref: Vult 016)
- 'Sunset' features a vocal peformance from the swedish artist 'Yota' and has been co-written/produced with Alan Braxe.
- 'Sequencer' a very high energetic dancefloor track.
Both tracks have been already mastered now.
Justin Miller & Jacques Renault will be bringing the disco and Grandmaster Flash and Daisy O'Dell will be bringing all sorts of jams to get you moving. Check out Jacques' new release, "Use Me", (under his Runaway moniker with Marcos Cabral), the latest on Wurst Edits, at the top of this post, and if you like it be sure to pick up the Wurst Edits #6 12" (+ a free tee!) from Turntable Lab. You can also download Grandmaster Flash's unique take on Midnight Juggernauts' "Into the Galaxy" and three mixes (electro, disco, & boogie) from Daisy O Dell to get ready for Friday night at the top of this post.
Here's where it gets tricky:
Who is Fake Blood?!?! Have you figured it out by now? In any case, Fake Blood has lent his unique production style to a number of electronic artists' tracks this year from Armand Van Helden to Little Boots to Underworld, each remix better than the last, not to mention his own killer tracks "Mars" and "Blood Splashing".
His set at the B Saturday will technically be his US debut though he's deejayed here under a different name before...and was great. Mikix the Cat will also be there, celebrating the release of his Movin' Around EP. In the meantime (at the top of the post) you can download the Kanji Kinetic Remix of "Freeze" from Mikix's Freeze EP which was released in September and is available at all the usual digital suspects (Beatport, Juno, Dancetracks Digital, Turntable Lab, iTunes).Drop the Lime, Star Eyes, and the Captain from Trouble & Bass will be deejaying as well. Download the Captain's Holiday '08 Mix at the top of the post and check out the tracklisting below:
And just to make deciding that much more interesting...Fake Blood, Lifelike, Franki Chan, and more will all be deejaying at Plan B on Tuesday (more info on that at toward the end of the post)! Decisions...
(Un)fortunately (depending on how you're looking at it) that's not even half of what's going on Friday.
There are also a couple of good events happening at Le Poisson Rouge.
Early in the evening:
7pm doors, 18+, advanced tickets available here.
Later on that same evening at LPR there will be a live set from Glitch Mob:
the four-man sonic onslaught of ferocious bass, head cracking drums and infinitely complex rhythms. Their live sets reinvent the dj "tag-team" concept with four performers on stage at once, interacting like a jazz combo, each taking the lead at intuitive moments, interweaving their own sounds, and remixing everything on the fly. The result is a sound distinctly their own, blending the deep head nod of hip-hop with serious bass music, throwing genre distinctions out the window. Taking a nod from the resurgence in the instrumental hip-hop "beats" movement, the Glitch Mob has injected a great sense of dance floor sensibility into the scene and crafted their own niche as new school dance floor destroyers.
11pm doors, 21+, advanced tickets available here.
Download the Glitch Mob's remix of "All the Cash" by Evil Nine at the top of this post. Also check out the Evil Nine North American tour dates below:
Also on Friday:
Friday is also People Don't Dance No More's Hi-Fi Holiday Party:
We all need a stiff drink this holiday season, so call your friends and come in your fuzziest 70s apres ski sweaters. We'll dish out disco sugar plums.
Trophy Bar, Brooklyn
351 Broadway (between Keap and Rodney)
10 pm - 4 am/21+/FREE!
Now on to Saturday (12/13):
Moby's great Degenerates party is back, only this time it's at Le Poisson Rouge instead of Hiro. Moby's called in Drop the Lime, AC Slater, and JDH & Dave P to help celebrate the release of his album Last Night Remixed. Tracklisting for the album and party info below. Also check out a recent discussion Resident Advisor had with Moby about some of his favorite tracks.
Moby - Last Night Remixed tracklisting
1. I Love To Move In Here - Holy Ghost! Remix
2. Ooh Yeah - Kris Menace Remix
3. Live For Tomorrow - Tocadisco Mix
4. I'm In Love - The Shapeshifters Maximal Remix
5. Disco Lies - Freemasons Club Mix
6. I Love To Move In Here - Seamus Haji Remix
7. Alice - General Midi Remix
8. The Stars - AC Slater Remix
9. Disco Lies - Spencer & Hill Remix
10. Alice - Drop The Lime-Heavy Bass Remix
11. Ooh Yeah - D. Ramirez Haunted Playground Remix
12. I'm In Love - Mason's Glowsticks Mix
13. I Love To Move IN Here - Style Of Eye Piano Remix
Another great dance option for Saturday night is happening at Studio B. As I already mentioned, last Saturday at the B was awesome. With John Acquaviva and Duke Dumont headlining, plus DJ's Are Not Rockstars residents Alexander Technique and Van Scott getting things started, this Saturday night is sure to be another good one for getting down at the B. Download a recent mix from John at the top of this post (tracklisting below), plus a brand new track called "Airtight" from Van Scott's production team/band with Jad Cooper, Drlkt Freddie.
John Acquaviva - November '08 Mix tracklisting
01 | Sebastien Leger - Bambou (Original Mix) - Mistakes
02 | Phil Soren - Big Events - Definitive Recordings
03 | DJ Phunk, 3am - Has Fidanken (Jump Mix) - B Trust
04 | Andre Crom - Jazz (Riva Starr mix)
05 | D Unity - Shake It (D-Unity's Shaker Mix) - Beat Therapy
06 | Olivier Giacomotto - Guacamoli
07 | Sharam - Crazi - promo
08 | Sydney Blu - Sense of the Mind (Olivier Giacomotto remix) - Mau5trap (promo)
09 | Mark Trophy - Ripper
10 | David Weed - Exatik (Original Mix) - Opyum
11 | Tocadisco - Morumbi (popof mix)
12 | Beckers, DNox - Beefcake (Original Mix) - Sprout
13 | Tyler Michaud, Mat Zo - Politically Incorrect (Acquaviva Version 2) - Definitive Recordings
14 | Les Schmitz vs. Amo & Navas - Positive (Amo & Navas Rework '08) - Fresco
15 | Acquaviva & Giacomotto - Sofa King (Italian Cut) - Definitive Recordings
16 | Robot Needs Oil - High Voltage (Raul Blanco Remix) - Definitive Recordings
17 | Mescal Kid - Magic (Mix 1) - Size
18 | Olivier Giacomotto - Locomotto - Definitive Recordings
19 | Mark Ivan - Dirty (Tech House Mix) - Dpulse
20 | Adam K & Addy 2cfs Acquaviva & Giacomotto
21 | The Cruzaders - Fluo (Veerus and Maxie Devine Remix)
22 | Radio Slave - Grindhouse (Dubfire Terror Planet Remix) - Rekids
23 | DJ Vandersames - Bomb Up (Original Mix) - Coraza
24 | Larry Powers - Godzilla (Santiago Nino Remix) - Rapid Fire
25 | Martin Thompson - Lessons (Audiojack Remix) - blufin
26 | Olivier Giacomotto - Microsurgery (edit 4)
27 | Choplifted (Original Mix) BSOD
28 | Jake Shanahan - Junk Community (Original Mix)
29 | Bionikworld - Party Favours (Nick Coleman Remix) - Freakshow Disco
30 | Oscar Cano, David Pereda - Sick Dance (Original Mix) - Ibiza
31 | Matt Herdman - Hold On - Definitive Recordings
32 | Cidinho, Doca - Rap Das Armas (Mastiksoul Remix) - 4Kenzo
33 | Kid Dub ft. Dextress - Peverted Ways
Here's what's up for Sunday into next week:
With so much going on, it's quite possible that you might forget that tickets for the upcoming David Byrne show at Radio City Music Hall on February 27 go on sale this Monday (12/15) at 12 noon EST here. Don't forget! Hopefully Kermit will help you remember:
Fake Blood - Tour Dates
Dec 12 - STUDIO B BROOKLYN, New York
Dec 13 - WRONG BAR TORONTO
Dec 16 - PLAN B NEW YORK, New York
Dec 17 - VICE / SCION PARTY @ VANGUARD HOLLYWOOD, California
Dec 18 - REPUBLIC VANCOUVER
Dec 19 - PAWN SHOP EDMONTON
Dec 20 - HI-FI CLUB CALGARY
Dec 27 - DRY GUILLOTINE @ MARIA BERLIN
Dec 31 - WAX:ON NEWCASTLE
Jan 15 - PARADISO AMSTERDAM
Jan 16 - EUROSONIC GRONINGEN
Jan 23 - RIOT! RIOT! VIENNA
Jan 24 - C-Y-N-T CARDIFF
Jan 30 - BUGGED OUT BARCELONA
Feb 6 - SIMPLE OXFORD
Feb 6 - CHEW THE FAT @ CORSICA STUDIOS LONDON
Feb 13 - FORMA T LIEGE
Feb 14 - CULTURE CLUB GENT
Tittsworth - Tour Dates
Dec 12 - Detroit Northern Lights w/ Frankie Bank$
Dec 18 - Chicago Debonair Social Club w/ Willy Joy
Dec 19 - DC 930 Club w/ Nadastrom & Bob Jong Ill
Dec 23 - Edmonton Holiday Party @ Halo
Dec 26 - Winnipeg Boxing Day Jump-Off
Dec 31 - LA NYE w/ Moby, Benny Benassi, Dirty South, Paul Oakenfold, Mark Farina, Franki Chan and many more
Jan 3 - LA Vanguard w/ Z-Trip
January Australian Tour
February Asian Tour
Evil Nine - North American DJ Tour Dates
JAN 29 - TORONTO @ THE SOCIAL
JAN 30 - NEW YORK @ SULLIVAN ROOM
JAN 31 - MONTREAL @ IGLOOFEST AT OLD PORT OF MONTREAL
FEB 05 - BALTIMORE @ BEDROCK
FEB 06 - AUSTIN @ SKY
FEB 07 - NEW ORLEANS @ AMPERSAND
FEB 08 - SALT LAKE CITY @ CLUB SOUND
FEB 09 - CALGARY @ HIFI CLUB
FEB 10 - SEATTLE @ NECTAR LOUNGE
FEB 11 - LA @ VIPER ROOM
FEB 12 - VANCOUVER @ REPUBLIC
FEB 13 - SAN FRANCISCO @ MIGHTY
FEB 14 - CD JUAREZ @ THE HARD POP