The dance world typically gathers steam in the US in March, with Winter Music Conference held in Miami, and the increasingly dance-populated SXSW, many labels and producers tour their beat-laden wares come spring. This Spring is no different and NYC will host almost all the top upcoming talent in the month of March.

WMC happens in Miami March 20th through March 25th. The list of events is here. I'll post highlights in a few weeks.

Two zeitgeist-y days in March see the dance world collide in NYC. There is a line in the sand...

Booka Shade
Booka Shade

Thursday March 15th
* Cut NYC returns at Studio B with Booka Shade Live
* Institubes vs. Boys Noize at Hiro with Para One, Boys Noize, & Curses!

Booka Shade, along with M.A.N.D.Y., and the rest of the Get Physical label were THE sound of 2005. Penning minimally melodic stormers that rocked every genre of dancefloor, Booka Shade arguably put on the best show of WMC 2006 at the Fixed/Revolver party.

Boys NoizeInstitubes is the reserved cousin to Paris' Ed Banger Records. Their roster includes Tacteel, Para One, Das Glow, Surkin, Bobmo, & (NYC'er) Curses!, all who blur the lines between hip-hop, techno, and rave. They will all be on the tip of your tounge in 2007. Boys Noize and the output of his self-titled label have been crafting a hard edged, drum centric version of the current electro sound of dance, evidenced by THAT remix of "Banquet" that you hear every weekend. Besides Bloc Party, BN has remixed much of the indierati: Kaiser Chiefs, Tiga, Shiny Toy Guns, Living Things, and (!) Depeche Mode.

And another complicated night that needs no explanation for readers of this fine site:

Saturday March 31st
* LCD Soundsystem at Bowery Ballroom
* Datarock, Lo-Fi-Fnk, & the Presets at Fixed at Studio B
* John Digweed & MSTRKRFT tour hits Pacha

Less of a decision TONIGHT (Feb 22)....

ModularBrooklyn Wasted Youth

The always wonderful Modular Monthly happens tonight at Galapagos in Brooklyn. Hometown hero Drop The Lime destroys it live, along with the art dance craze of Dandi Wind, and they JUST ADDED Chicago crew Walter Meego. This is the spot tonight.



The Weekend in Dance NYC....

Thursday - 2/22
* Modular Monthly at Galapagos
* Pier Bucci plays for the Robots at Cielo

Friday - 2/23
* Optimo at Fixed at Studio B (highly recommended)
* Doc Martin at Sullivan Room (Interview here too)
* Dandi Wind at Ruff Club at Annex
* Defected in the House at Cielo (Quality UK House)

Saturday - 2/24
* Mad Suspect at Savalas
* Josh Wink & Loco Dice at Shelter
* DMZ meets Dubwar at Tonic (DUBSTEP)
* No Big Deal launches at Studio B





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