the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (part 2) (Dirty Sound System, Plant Music, Ete D’amour, Sunday Best, APW & more)
DOWNLOAD: Dirty Sound System - Summer Tape 2009 (MP3)
Dirty Sound System
It's been a while since I was this excited about a weekend, dance-wise. One of the many reasons why is Dirty Sound System is coming to New York this Saturday (8/1). According to their website, the French duo of Clovis Goux & Guillaume Sorge...
...spin everything from house, electro free jazz to spacey disco, acid house, krautrock, sunshine pop, folk, rythm'n'blues, music soundtracks... it depends on how far the dancefloor is ready to go.
Based on the awesome set their Dirty compatriot Pilooski spun at Mister Saturday Night back in May (which you can now download here) and their excellent selections on Dirty Edits 1 & 2 & Dirty Space Disco I have no doubt about their ability to get a dancefloor moving.
Info on the party they are deejaying on Saturday night below, plus download their Summer Tape 2009 at the top of this post and some mixes by Prince Language's (who is also deejaying the party) here. Also, be sure to check out Dirty Sound System's latest release Dirty French Psychedelics (available at Turntable Lab and on iTunes).
--- Saturday (8/1) ---
(...and like last week, GBH is throwing a party just upstairs. Details here)
Before the French take over the Tribeca Grand basement Saturday night, there is quite a lot happening during the day. Early on (from 2pm -6pm) Plant Music's Eli Escobar (whose new track "Glass House" is out on Plant Music in August) and Dominique Keegan (each of whom recently had the Rivington Hotel's penthouse really moving a few weeks ago at Été d'Amour) will be deejaying at Water Taxi Beach (Governors Island):
I'm not sure about set times, but from there I would try your luck at catching House of House (who spun a great set at Studio B back in February) at Warm Up at P.S.1. Details on this week's entire line-up below, plus check out some photos from last week's Warm Up:
Chez Damier is a DJ, vocalist, producer and graphic artist known for spinning house music that is the deepest of deep. Described as soulful, influential and definitive, many of Damier's tracks have accrued anthem status in the house scene.
The New York City-based dance music duo of Saheer Umar and Olivier "Liv" Spencer channel classic New York and New Jersey Deep House in their "grandiose and soul-searing" audio project, House of House. Their sound harkens back to the great dance clubs of the seventies and eighties without sacrificing its contemporary edge.
This versatile New York native Kai Alce is known for his crowd-pleasing blends; a joyful, energetic flavor of deep house that overflows the dance floor with bodies and light.
Darting and dipping, crashing and strumming, the Brooklyn indie rock collective Stars Like Fleas creates a labyrinthine collage of sounds before your eyes. A fluctuating cast of multi-instrumentalists play any combination of synth, violin, guitar, laptop, harp, fiddle, banjo, flugelhorn, trumpet, percussives and/or cello.
Warm Up Admission
On Warm Up Saturdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the admission fee to P.S.1 and Warm Up is $10.00. Included in this price is access to all exhibitions and to Warm Up. We do not offer special discounts for seniors or students on Warm Up Saturdays. Cash only.
More info on Warm Up, including where to buy advanced tickets and free admission for MoMA members and L.I.C. residents can be found here.
Following Warm Up you can hit the Beach Party at Water Taxi Beach, whose guest this week (in addition to residents Justin Carter, DJ Probus, and Eamon Harkin) is Abe Duque. All the info you need plus the entire summer schedule below:
venue: Water Taxi Beach/Long Island City
address: 2nd St and Borden Ave, LIC, Queens
dates: Saturday, June 27 - Saturday, September 5
time: 8p - 3a
cover: $5 with flyer // $10 without
On New York Water Taxi: FREE Water Taxis depart from E. 34th St in midtown on a varied schedule from 9pm - 3am. Go here to check it: http://www.nywatertaxi.com
On the subway: 7 train to Vernon Avenue/Jackson. Walk along Vernon Avenue to Borden Avenue, turn right. Look for signs for Water Taxi Beach.
On the bus: B61 and Q103.
From PS1: Walk south on Jackson from PS1 (Take a right with the museum to your back). Right on 51st Ave. Left at 2nd St. Look for signs for Water Taxi beach on your left.
Also on Saturday (8/1):
- The Ting Tings and Crystal Castles are as dancey as it gets at All Points West + there's the afterparty.
- No Way Back (the first in a series of parties celebrating classic Chicago house & Detroit techno) is happening at Coco66 with Populette and Chupacabras.
$20 cover - open bar all night
- House-N-Home at 12-turn-13.
- The Rub at Southpaw
- Blkmarket Membership at a secret location.
- King Unique is at Sullivan Room.
- Nicky Siano deejays Water Taxi Beach at the South Street Seaport every Saturday night.
- DMC Finals at Santos.
Moving on to Sunday (8/2):
DIRTY SUMMER 09 BEST OF
part one / Guillaume Sorge
- best song? Villeneuve "Death race (Discodeine mix)"
- best band? Idioma
- best book? "Le désespoir des singes et autres bagatelles" by Françoise Hardy
- best dance track? Jamie Jones "Summertime"
- best slow? Nina Simone "Baltimore"
- best movie? "The story of Anvil" by Sacha Gervasi
- best hero? Julien Coupat
- best art show? Butt Magazine at Asia Song Society
- best thing to do in New York? Partying on rooftops
part two / Clovis Goux
- best song? Gilbert Becaud - Plein Soleil
- best band? Discodeine
- best book? Philippe Garnier - Freelance
- best dance track? Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
- best slow? 10 CC - I'm not in love
- best movie? Taxi Zum Klo
- best hero? Dirty Harry
- best art show? William Blake
- best thing to do in New York? Coney Island
Omar S @ Sunday Best @ the BKLYN Yard - July 26, 2009
Last weekend at Sunday Best everyone was crossing their fingers that it wouldn't rain. When I arrived around 6 it wasn't raining and Omar S had just gotten behind the decks. However, within 5 minutes there were some strong gusts of wind followed by a downpour. Luckily the crowd already seemed to be in a groove & just scurried for cover under some extra tents, dancing away. Things cleared up for a while save for an occasional drizzle, and when the next big downpour hit a couple of hours later, many were so into Omar's set they simply just kept dancing in the rain. The storm was the perfect backdrop for Omar's intense set which was way too varied & deep to attempt to ID. Unfortunately he's keeping things a mystery & not releasing the recording. You'll have to use your imagination & put together a picture from what's on YouTube and be sure not to miss him next time!
I thought for sure Omar S's set wouldn't be able to be topped, but after listening to some of Maurice Fulton's Bubbletease Communications podcasts I'm not so sure about that. Check out some of his podcasts (only the most recent one is on iTunes, but you can find many more here) and get ready to head to BKLYN Yard for this week's Sunday Best. Party info and an exciting announcement from the Sunday Best crew below:
Sunday Best will continue into the fall and beyond as an indoor daytime party. Yay! The first edition will be at The Bell House on October 4th with special guest Jay Haze. More details to come soon.
address 400 Carroll St between Bond and Nevins, Brooklyn
if it rains (lets hope it doesn't!) The Bell House (around the corner)
dates Every Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend
food Tacos, Huaraches and other Latin American delicacies
booze You have to be 21 to drink it, but we'll be selling it at the bar
ages All ages
time 3p - 9p
cover $10 // $8 before 4pm with rsvp OR $8 in advance
Here's what's happening heading into next week:
- Gravity at Santos.
- PopRally Presents: The Last Days of Disco at MoMA.
I'm still in disbelief that it's already August, but there is still a lot to look forward to in what many consider the last "real" month of summer. Below are some shows & parties I'm really looking forward to this month. Add your picks in the comments!
August 6 - Purple Rain Sing-A-Long with Escort at Prospect Park
August 7 - Data and Sinden at Webster Hall
August 7 - Nadastrom at Exit in Greenpoint
August 8 - Boys Noize and Drop the Lime (live band) at Central Park Summerstage
August 8 - Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival at the Old American Can Factory
August 9 - Simian Mobile Disco (dj set) at Williamsburg Waterfront
August 12 & 13 - Friendly Fires at Le Poisson Rouge & Music Hall of Williamsburg
August 14 - School of Seven Bells at the Seaport Music Festival/Pier 17
August 14 & 15 - Hercules and Love Affair at the Gramercy Theatre & Music Hall of Williamsburg
August 18 - the B52's at the Beach at Governors Island
August 21 - Fixed & Trouble & Bass with Boy 8-Bit at the Public Assembly
August 21 - Does It Offend You, Yeah? (dj set) and Teenage Bad Girl at Webster Hall
August 22 - Fixed with Joakim at the Tribeca Grand