Louis La Roche
Louis La Roche

Thursday night I went to the Plant Music party at 105 Rivington. The music was great, but the party could have been a little more crowded, though in all fairness it was still early. A little before midnight I had to head out to make it to Le Poisson Rouge to see Black Strobe and Arnaud Rebotini...or so I thought. When I arrived there a little after midnight the bouncer was telling everyone that they had just canceled and also said that perhaps if we had been there earlier it wouldn't have happened...

So...I went back to 105 Rivington. The music was still great. The Golden Filter had just dropped Zongamin's remix of Playgroup's "Make It Happen" as I walked in. Throughout the night pretty much everyone was playing great mixes of super current electro along with some oldies but goodies like that one. The place had also filled up considerably...though the crowd was a very weird mix of people. All in all a good night, despite the Black Strobe hiccup. On to Saturday night (5/16) and beyond...


Despite what his name might imply, Louis La Roche is actually from the UK, but the 18 year old certainly knows how to create some great, French-flavored house. After his track "Love" mysteriously appeared in the comments of a few blogs as a new Thomas Bangalter track, Louis' Peach EP quickly gained momentum once everyone got over the initial controversy.

It's a year later and Louis is making his New York debut at Studio B, right on the heels of the release of his new EP Me & Her. Download a preview at the top of this post (as well as Louis' original Peach EP in case you missed it!), and check out the full new EP on Beatport or iTunes.

In addition to Louis, there will be even more French-ness...from a German - Justin Faust (download "Revenge" at the top of this post) and from masked mystery Frenchman, Danger. To quote Justin...

Come out if you wanna hear some cool new unreleased originals and remixes, beautifully blended into a mix of the best tracks around and some classics! Louis La Roche will also play that night, so it's gonna be one hell of a disco-synth-future-80s-dreamwave evening!!!


Advanced tickets available here.


That's my pick for the evening, but there is plenty more going on if you're not in the mood for French house. As I mentioned in Thursday's post, deadmau5 is deejaying the second of his 2 night run at Webster Hall. That happens after a separate, early show from Peaches and Drums of Death (who just announced some more tour dates).

If you're in the mood for something a little more experimental Dopplereffekt are at Le Poisson Rouge (plus Kieran Hebden and Santiago Salazar will be deejaying):

Dopplereffekt are one of the more mysterious units of the contemporary electronic music scene. There are no interviews and hardly any live appearances. The composers hide behind strange German pseudonyms whereas the song titles and lyrics are in English and make up a strange mixture of scientific, sexually explicit and political allusions. Dopplereffekt's music is also highly eclectic and unusual. Even if at first sight the forefathers Kraftwerk seem to be more than present, Dopplereffekt have developed their very own and highly influential sound aesthetic.

They sound nice & German! Check it out:


Advanced tickets available here.

Also on SATURDAY (5/16):
- DJ Probus & Justin Carter are at Water Taxi Beach
- Disco! Play It Loud at Public Assembly.
- Get Funky and Kiss and Tell at Rose Bar.
- Rude crew (bear included!) dj set at the Tribeca Grand (RSVP/info here).
- Pulled Pork is having a Miami Bass Invasion.

Here's what's happening heading into NEXT WEEK:

Sunday (5/17)
- 718 Sessions with Danny Krivit at Santos
- Tropical Hotdog: rooftop party & BBQ with Anton from No Ordinary Monkey (among others) at Studio B

Monday (5/18)
- J-Boogie is deejaying Deep Space followed by Francois K at Cielo.
- Little Boots is at Le Poisson Rouge

Tuesday (5/19)
- Excellent live house band, Tortured Soul is at Highline Ballroom.

Wednesday (5/20)
- Modular's new weekly, Downtown Downturn, continues at BEast (171 E. Broadway at Rutgers). This week's is hosted Mandy C. & Mandy B (whose deejay name is a cruel tease if you read it too quickly - 2 MANDY DJS).
- Louie Vega deejays Roots all night at Cielo, plus there is supposed to be a surprise performance.
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- BANG! with resident deejays Cosmo Baker & Eli Escobar at 105 Rivington.
- Sammy Bananas' Player's Club at Pianos. Download his & Skinny Friedman's "A Night At The Player's Club" mix at the top of this post.


So...a lot of exciting things happened while I was gone and I'm still getting caught up. One of the things I've found so far and am super excited about is:


The return of Été d'Amour New York! They booked awesome Thursday night parties at Santos all last summer, and this summer they are back with a new party happening every Sunday at the Rivington Hotel Penthouse.

The kick-off is 2 weeks from this Sunday, on May 31st and features a four hour set, at sunset, from Dimitri from Paris who happens to be awesome (I highly recommend his & Joey Negro's Kings of Disco compilation), plus sets from Heartbeat and Neil Aline as well.

The party is free from 1pm - 1am. RSVP on Facebook & be sure to join the EANY group to stay in the loop about future parties (some of which have already been announced: June 7 - Tony Humphries, June 21 - Holy Ghost!)

And this is just one of many great summer parties headed our way! Get ready to get down!

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