The Weekend in Dance w/ Showtrotta (Sat, Sun, Tue)
DOWNLOAD: Green Velvet - The Stalker (I'm losing My Mind) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Franki Chan Scion Mixtape (MP3)
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DOWNLOAD: Marlena Shaw - California Soul (Diplo Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Energies - Born Again Runner (Lifelike remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Energies - Born Again Runner (Fred Falke remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Casxio - Seventeen (Noel Zancanella Remix) (MP3)
Justice DJ set @ Le Royale - April 2008 (Lawrence L)
What did you do last night? Finally we're on to Saturday night (tonight - June 21) which boasts quite a few excellent options.
Bite the bullet and prepare yourself for a really odd, mixed crowd - GBH is at it again with an extensive line-up that apparently only the massive, multi-room Webster Hall can hold. While last month's affair boasted the likes of MSTRKFT, James Murphy, and LA Riots, this month's features some newer faces. Up and coming Italian deejays, Crookers, ghettotech pioneer and Teacher, DJ Funk, and prolific French remixer, Danger, will be in the main room while Dave 1 of Chromeo, (who is deejaying at Santos next week) , Midnight Juggernauts (who played the Bowery last month), and French producers/brothers, Spitzer will be deejaying in the balcony lounge.
Out of all those acts, I'm most curious and excited about Crookers. The Italian duo's fidgety, wobbly tracks and remixes have been generating all kinds of buzz, and play out on the dancefloor exceptionally well. However...I have found the past few monthly mixes they've released to be a bit sloppy, disappointing, and unexciting. It should be interesting to see what they are like live. If you can't make it Saturday or just can't wait, check out Crookers' set from the UK's Gatecrasher festival at the top of yesterday's post.
The party is 19+. $10 advanced tickets available here.
When it rains, it pours. Another excellent line-up for Saturday night - Green Velvet and Juan Atkins at Studio B. A figure in dance music since back in the 90's, Green Velvet's tracks such as "La La Land", "Flash", and "Percolator" have been played to packed floors for years, while 2006's "Shake & Pop" is still getting played 2 years after its initial release. With that kind of staying power and relevancy, Saturday night's party at Studio B is one not to be missed. As if that wasn't reason enough to head to the B, techno godfather Juan Atkins will also be deejaying. Don't sleep on this.
$12 advanced tickets available here. $15 at the door.
By Sunday you will probably be exhausted. No better way to relax and still have serious fun than to head down to the Yard for Sunday Best. This week features super influential hip-hop & breakbeat godfather and rock/funk/electronic sampler, Afrika Bambaataa:
"The electro creator and hip-hop godfather is bringing it block party style. Get our your cardboard boxes and break one off."
Ulrich Schnauss at Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland - November 23, 2007(CRED)
I strongly recommend checking out Ulrich Schnauss at the World Financial Center Winter Garden on Tuesday (the first night of the electronic shows curated by Ben Neill). Ulrich's music is a total departure from all the "electro" and otherwise I usually recommend here. It's truly beautiful, atmospheric, electronic music - not the best for dancing, but still a wonderful experience.
Tuesday, June 24, 9:00pm
World Financial Center Winter Garden
DORIT CHRYSLER / CHIAKI WATANABE
Creating a sound that meanders between shoegazer and dance, yet demonstrating his skill at songwriting for electronic music, Berlin-based artist Schnauss opens arts > WFC's summer season. Chrysler beguiles with her unique brand of vocal and theremin, and is accompanied by media artist Watanabe's video projections. FREE.