the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (Etienne De Crecy, Simian Mobile Disco, Moby & more…)
DOWNLOAD: Moby - Shot In The Back Of The Head (MP3)
Feadz @ Webster Hall - April 17, 2009
There was a lot happening last week in dance. The amount of great options for Friday alone was overwhelming...there was Flying Lotus and Kode9 at AMNH and the Juan Maclean (who recently added a NY tour date with the Field) played Le Poisson Rouge.
I opted to go to Webster Hall to see Feadz and Etienne De Crecy. Feadz literally bounced his way through his entire set which included a bunch of recent electro, and a little bit of this and that thrown in...all of which he manipulated and tweaked to perfection. Partial setlist (and much, much more) below...
Feadz at Webster Hall - April 2009 - Partial Setlist
Le Le - Breakfast
The Juan MacLean - One Day
The Kills - Cheap and Cheerful
Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer
Mr. Oizo - Gay Dentists
Justice - Stress
Etienne De Crecy @ Webster Hall - April 17, 2009
As great as Feadz's set was, Etienne De Crecy killed it in a way I've never seen before. His set was a blissful balance of old and new school French dance music. He was playing tracks that you could tell were new/electro-influenced, but that had an edge. Everything sounded really, for lack of a better word, good...the tracks sounded perfectly finished (perhaps it's all his years of production experience). It was an amazing, amazing set, even without the cubes (they wouldn't fit on the stage at Webster!).
I really hope he brings them to All Points West (and that his set is scheduled late enough, unlike Underworld's performance last year, for the lights to have their full effect). Here's a video of the cubes and Etienne in action at Coachella:
Etienne De Crecy @ Coachella 2009
After months of waiting the Simian Mobile Disco show at Highline Ballroom is finally here (this Thursday - 4/23)! Following the much blogged about debut of their live show at Studio B back in July of '07, SMD have dragged their pile of analog gear and wild light show all over the world. They've given dozens of performances (New York alone saw them 4 times after the debut) over the past year and a half which featured tracks from their much acclaimed debut album Attack Decay Sustain Release.
The duo are back here once again with what is (from what I've heard) a brilliant, new, live show. The performance will likely feature two of Simian Mobile Disco's recent tracks "Synthesize" (video + SMD 2009 tour dates) and "10,000 Horses Can't Be Wrong" (video + August Williamsburg Waterfront announcement) which show their sound shifting in a more house-oriented direction, plus a number of surprises from the pair who have been hard at work on their latest album. To add to what promises to be a great evening of new electronic music, James and Jas will be treating the crowd to one of their signature, fun, unpredictable, and super danceable dj sets.
Advanced tickets available here, or you can go for free after 1:30am (after the live show) for the late-night 2am SMD dj set.
Some other things Thursday night:
Be sure to RSVP!!
I never really got into Peaches, but her new album I Feel Cream features a number of collaborations with some great electronic artists such as Soulwax and Drums of Death (the latter of whom will be on tour with her). You can have an early listen to the album over at Le Poisson Rouge where there will be a free Peaches listening party:
...which brings us to FRIDAY (4/24):
In his first-ever live electronic/ambient show Moby will re-work some older tracks along with new electronic interpretations of songs from his new album, Wait For Me (Mute, 2009). The set will bring together a combination of new technologies (pro-tools, digital processing) and old (analog reverbsand synthesizers).
Moby's new album, Wait For Me is out June 30th.
Moby - Wait For Me tracklisting
Shot In The Back Of The Head
Walk With Me
A Seated Night
Wait For Me
Hope Is Gone
According to Moby "...the creative impetus behind the record was hearing a david lynch speech at bafta, in the uk." which you can read more about here. Moby recently appeared at Radio City Music Hall to help raise money for the David Lynch Foundation. David Lynch directed the video for Moby's "Shot In The Back Of The Head". Watch the below and download the track at the top of this post. Moby and David also recently discussed music and abandoned factories. You can view a video of the discussion here.
Moby - Shot in the Back of the Head (official video):
A whole bunch of West Coast deejays are at Le Poisson Rouge for Sub Swara's Sub City Sessions. Glitch Mob, the West coast, genre-blending, 4-person dj crew will be there along with Lazer Sword, and Ana Sia.
21+, 11pm. Advanced tickets available here.
$15 at the door. $10 with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pulled Pork (a fairly new party - the first was in January) has featured some pretty interesting line-ups thus far. This Saturday they've brought in some deejays from Detroit label Subtrak, plus Mike Servito of Ghostly. Info below, plus check out a mix from Ryan Brogan & Chris Alker of Subtrak here:
will be doing a little bit of celebrating of his own, marking the release of his latest CD compilation: "One More Tune." The double CD is something of a "concept" CD - what are some of the best tracks he's played when asked for "one more tune" by clubbers who refuse to see the night end.? Exploring that concept, he's delved deep into his archives to come up with a 15 track mix CD that is loaded with Tom's personal dubs and re-edits, including the legendary Chicago classic "Promised Land" by Joe Smooth and Derrick May's Detroit anthem "Strings of Life."
Tracklisting and party info below:
Tom Middleton - One More Tune tracklisting
CD1 - Mixed
01. Tom Middleton - One More Tune (Intro Acapella)
02. Last Rhythm - Last Rhythm (Tom Middleton Remodel)
03. Tom Middleton - One More Tune ('91 Mix)
04. Budai & Vic - All Night Long
05. Humate - Love Stimulation (Tom Middleton Remodel)
06. Mustafa Feat. Elisangela - Bom Demais (Audiowhores Remix)
07. Agora Rhythm - Circles (Tom Middleton Edit)
08. Blu Mar Ten Feat. Ernesto - All Over Again (Tom Middleton Remix)
09. Little Big Bee - K.G.O. (Tom Middleton Remodel)
10. Akabu - Phuture Bound (Shur-i-kan Remix)
11. The Orange Lights - A Few Good Days (Tom Middleton Deep Dub)
12. Derrick May - Strings Of Life (Tom Middleton Remodel)
13. Tom Middleton - One More Tune (Encore Acapella)
14. The Horn - Villager (Tom Middleton Promised Land Remodel)
15. Joe Smooth - Promised Land (Tom Middleton Edit)
CD2 - Unmixed
01. Last Rhythm - Last Rhythm (Tom Middleton Remodel)
02. Tom Middleton - One More Tune ('91 Mix)
03. Humate - Love Stimulation (Tom Middleton Remodel)
04. Agora Rhythm - Circles (Tom Middleton Edit)
05. Blu Mar Ten Feat. Ernesto - All Over Again (Tom Middleton Remix)
06. Little Big Bee - K.G.O. (Tom Middleton Remodel)
07. The Orange Lights - A Few Good Days (Tom Middleton Deep Dub)
08. Derrick May - Strings Of Life (Tom Middleton Remodel)
09. The Horn - Villager (Tom Middleton Promised Land Remodel)
Also on Saturday...
- Michael Mayer is deejaying Fixed at Studio B. Check out some footage of his set at the Don't Believe the Hype Festival which took place in France earlier this month, along with party and ticket info below:
Michael Mayer at Don't Believe the Hype Festival - April 3/4, 2009
Advanced tickets available here. Also, Michael's labelmate (and sometimes dj partner) Superpitcher will be deejaying at Studio B the following Saturday (May 2nd) and there is a combo ticket which includes both dates and saves you $4.
Here's what's happening heading into next week:
- Modular's new weekly, Downtown Downturn, continues at BEast (171 E. Broadway at Rutgers). This week's is hosted by Hosted by Theo & Oli (Adidas).
- Kevin Hedge (Blaze Imprints) deejays Roots at Cielo.
That's everything for this Week In Dance...and I'm actually going to be on vacation for the next 2 weeks. I'll be hitting various dancefloors in Paris with one of my favorite dance partners in crime. I'm really looking forward to it, but the thing I have the most trouble with when it comes to going on vacation is the stuff I'll be missing when I'm out of town. There's a lot happening (as always) while I'm going to be gone. Here is just some of it - the things I strongly recommend checking out and am the most bummed about missing:
May 1 - Mowgli at Studio B. He remixed the Chemical Brothers track "Do It Again" (which was known as "Boot It Again") last year and then I Iost track of him. Would have loved to see someone new!
May 8 - DJ Falcon (with Fischerspooner and Larry Tee) at Webster Hall. It figures I'm going to Paris and one of my favorite deejays from there is coming here. His set at Le Poisson Rouge was great back in November.
May 8 - One Step Beyond with Peanut Butter Wolf, James Pants, Mayer Hawthorne & Dam-Funk at the Museum of Natural History/May 9 - Stones Throw Party with James Pants, Mayer Hawthorne, and Dam-Funk at Le Poisson Rouge - another line-up I would be curious to see more than anything. I've been on the fence when it comes to James Pants and Mayer Hawthorne for a while now, and it would be awesome to see things get funky at AMNH!
May 9 - DJ Harvey at Love. Good ol' disco!
Keep dancing while I'm away and let me know what you did in the comments!