Archive: Live Music

Simian Mobile Disco Bring Their Live Show to Brooklyn This Friday for a Very Special Verboten x Fixed Evening

Verboten and Fixed are back at SRB Brooklyn in a big way this Friday with a special live show and DJ set from Simian Mobile Disco. The English duo, James Ford and Jas Shaw, will bring their full setup of analog synths and hardware to the stage, and any fan will tell you that the SMD live experience is second to none. If the pair’s latest full-length, Unpatterns, is any indication, we’re in for some of their darkest techno yet, with a tinge of electro to keep the dancefloor euphoric. SRB will be getting wild all night, with Fixed heroes JDH and Dave P opening the night up and Simian Mobile Disco going late into the night with a post-live show DJ set.

We want our HiFi fans to experience this live show for themselves that’s why we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. Simply head over to our Facebook page, find the flyer below and tag the picture with the name of a friend you want to bring. We will pick a winner at random on Friday!

Friday, June 21
Fixed + Verboten Present


With JDH & DAVE P 

SRB Brooklyn
177 2nd Ave, Brooklyn

Doors 11PM | 21+









Check out some of the group’s live set from Coachella for a taste of what’s to come:

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Our Top Five Picks for Dimensions Festival

OK, we can say it now. We’ve got less than one week until the worlds most educated party people touch down in Croatia for the much-anticipated premier of Dimensions Festival (unless you are a true-G and already getting down at Outlook).

Let’s talk about the artists we just can’t wait to see:

Little Dragon

Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Little Dragon gives a performance that mustn’t be missed!  Lead singer Yukimi Nagano’s strong and sensual voice, paired with the perfect mix of percussion and electronic sound, makes for nothing less than perfection.  After seeing the band recently at Celebrate Brooklyn’s free summer concert series, we are even more eager to reunite in the forts of Punta Christo.

Levon Vincent

American born artist, Levon Vincent, aims to provide us with positive vibrations through his tropical, methodically manicured, and joint weakening sound.  There is nothing we won’t give to hear “Double Jointed Sex Freak pt. 3” on the shores of Pula.

Mount Kimbie (live)

This British duo took us all on a glorious journey through space after releasing their first and only full length, titled “Crooks and Lovers”. It was announced earlier this year they were signed to Warp records and are currently working on a second album. Let us thank them for taking the time…Dimensions wouldn’t be the same without you.

Δkkord (photo)

A lot of things are left uncertain when it comes to supposedly U.K. born collective, Δkkord. One thing, however, is for certain, based on a few releases that blessed us in 2012, we know they can make a proper bass tune.  Part break-beat, part techno, listen below for a taste. We can’t wait to experience the mystery that is Δkkord.


Brooklyn’s own Travis Stewart has taken the music world by storm. Whether its owning his own record label, collaborating with the amazing Praveen Sharma to produce the sounds of Sepalcure, or just plain smashing things up under his stage name Machinedrum, we love and support Travis to no end. Can’t wait to see you in Croatia.

As we prepare ourselves for another dimension, lets give thanks that we are among those going to experience the wonder that is Pula. Dimensions 2012, here we come.

Words / Amanda Rohowsky

Posted in Concerts, DJ, Events, Festivals, Live Music, Music News, Travel, Video

Festival Digest: July 20-27

July 20-27 was a busy week at Cultivora, which means they have tons of new festival news to share.

Coming Up: Australia’s Splendour In The Grass kicked off in Byron Bay today and will continue throughout the weekend. NYC’s Catalpa also takes place this weekend, check back with Cultivora next week for their photos and coverage.

Posted in Cultivora, Festivals, Live Music

HiFi Cartel presents Addison Groove, Doc Daneeka and Jubilee at Glasslands This Saturday

We at HiFi Cartel are excited to announce our upcoming event at Brooklyn’s Glasslands, featuring the likes of some proper badmen…and a badgyal. Stopping off in NYC as part of their Surefire Sound Spring Tour, we bring you the likes of Addison Groove (LIVE) and Doc Daneeka on April 28th. Opening up the night will be bass sweetheart and Miami-based producer/DJ Jubilee. Check out more info on the artists at the jump.

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Support the Brooklyn ‘Flex Is Kings’ Street Dance Documentary

We’re big fans of the street dance documentary, Flex is Kings. Check out the trailer above and be sure to visit their Kickstarter page to support finishing this film. They are hosting a fundraiser tonight with a live concert and special performance.

When: Thursday, April 5, 2012
Doors 7:30 pm
Performance 8:00 pm

Where: Bond Street Theater
303 Bond Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
SUBWAY: F/G to Carroll, M/R to Union

Also Flex is Kings won Project of the Week on IndieWire. Now, we enter Round Two – Flex Is Kings is in the running for Project of the Month. If we win, we’ll get a meeting with Sundance. We need your votes.

Voting ends Friday at 5pm EST, so vote now and vote from every IP address you have. Note: every computer and phone has a distinct address – vote from all your devices and tell all your friends.  Three clicks, no personal info and you’ve helped us tremendously

Flex Is Kings is an independent feature length documentary about street dance in Brooklyn. It’s almost done and now we need your help!

This is a story of urban improbability. East New York is an impoverished section of Kings County with one of the highest crime rates in the borough. And yet a large and growing group of young men have transformed their streets into a stage.

Flex Is Kings looks at the culture of flexing, a unique and vibrant dance form in deep Brooklyn, and the realities of the dancers who practice it. We, the filmmakers, have followed a group of dancers for over two years and have shot over 275 hours of film.

Flex dancing channels the grittiness of East New York into choreographed violence: guns battle, bones break, and hearts are ripped from chests. Using dance to illustrate their everyday lives and their inner aspirations, dancers jump into beautiful and imaginative dream logic and feats of daring: monsters roam train cars, young lovers meet, souls fly from bodies.

Posted in Events, Featured, Film, Live Music, Local Flavor, Music News

Photos: Pusha-T at Gramercy Theater in New York City

Last Thursday night, Pusha-T delivered a high-energy headlining performance at Gramercy Theater in NYC. He performed songs from his latest EP, Fear of God II, as well as music by Clipse and his collaborations with Kanye West from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He also announced Clipse’s upcoming release, slated for 2013.

Check out more pictures from his performance after the jump.

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Pusha-T coming to NYC’s Gramercy Theater this Thursday

This Thursday, Pusha-T will headline New York City’s Gramercy Theater in support of his new EP, Fear of God II.

While Pusha-T may be best known as one-half of acclaimed duo Clipse, and for his contributions to Kanye West’s hit song, “Runaway”, make no mistake, 2011 has been a huge year for the artist. He stepped out with his debut solo mixtape, Fear of God in March, and followed it up with a star-studded sequel, Fear of God II, released last month. The EP features the likes of Diddy, Kanye West, Pharrell, 50 Cent and Tyler the Creator.

Gramercy Theater is, in my opinion, one of the best venues in the city – don’t miss your chance to see Pusha-T in such an intimate setting. Openers include NinjaSonik, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Gilbere Forte, Emilio Rojas and Jasmine Solano. Get your tickets HERE.

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Contest: Win Tickets to MeanRed’s New Years Eve Bash!

Are you still scratching your head and trying to figure out where you will be counting down the final seconds of 2011? Well, if you’re looking an eve of epic festivities, look no further than to our friends at MeanRed.

MeanRed is gathering your favorite Brooklyn DJs to shake your inebriated bodies into the New Year. AND- you will be in Brooklyn, which means far far away from the horrific chaos of Times Square. Nick Cathdubs, Jubilee, Kaviar Disco Club, and Blue Jemz will be bringing the beats until the wee hours of morning. There will be a champagne toast and an open bar between 9-10 PM! The event is being held at Lorelely, Brooklyn’s best beer garden-turned-club! This event is only $20! So cheap for such great music and an open bar? How could you possibly resist?

Tickets for MeanRed’s New Years Eve event can be purchased online until 6pm the day of the show.

We’re also offering one lucky HiFi reader a pair of tickets to the event. Enter after the jump, the contest will close on Wednesday, December 28th at noon. Good luck!

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HiFi Cartel Holiday Ho-Down TONIGHT

Join us tonight as HiFi gets in the festive spirit with a free ho-down on one of coolest dance-floors in NYC. We are very excited to bring along two of our favorite DJs, Ital & Jubilee, to spin tunes for the night!

ITAL (100% Silk/Not Not Fun/Planet Mu]
_Formerly on 100% Silk and freshly signed to UK electronic staple Planet Mu, Ital’s stock has risen tremendously in the past year, bringing an invigorating live show to Brooklyn and beyond. Before he makes an even bigger splash in 2012, we’ve invited him to play some records at our little get-together.

JUBILEE [Grizzly/Nightshifters]
_While Brooklyn’s bass sweetheart has moved to the sunny state of Florida, she’s always got a lot of love waiting for her here. We welcome back one of our favorite DJs for this special holiday one-off.

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The awesome folks at THE MONOCLE ORDER are working with us to bring you the freshest perspective on a party. One half sunglass pop-up, one half burning man vibes, we are so thrilled to be housed under their roof!

THIS EVENT STARTS EARLY @ 8pm with a photobooth and designer sunglass mixer followed by wicked tunes for the night!


Posted in Events, Fashion, HiFi Cartel, Live Music

The Bloody Beetroots Bring Bass and Blitz to Terminal 5

Article By: Mark Dommu
Photos By: Jenna Gard

This Saturday night those of us looking to boogie made the irritatingly inconvenient trip to Terminal 5 (seriously, T5 is so out of the way) for HARD X MOUTH TAPED SHUT, a party in celebration of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The night promised to be a good one, with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy opening for Italian electronic duo The Bloody Beetroots. I’m a long time Beetroots fan and have seen them spin several times, always waking up sore and happy the next day, so I went in with high expectations.

The event was 18 and over and free, which meant that about 80% of the crowd had black x’s on their hands. I wondered several times if HARD had been handing out flyers to NYU freshman in Washington Square Park. I’m also not sure how exactly the event had anything to do with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, aside from the fact that Rooney Mara’s head was everywhere…I guess that’s enough?

Proxy and Eye started out the evening, getting the initially small crowd dancing. When Proxy finished up the audience started calling eagerly for James Murphy, only to be met with a ridiculously long wait for his set. After about half an hour someone finally announced that there were technical difficulties and we were placated with Trent Reznor and Karen O’s cover of “Immigrant Song”, which debuted this summer with the first trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

After an hour of oddly low-tempo filler music (one prolific teenager behind me commented that, “this music is not, like, nice”) Murphy finally appeared and rather halfheartedly apologized for the wait, citing problems with a turntable…or something. He promised the audience, “We’re gonna have as much fun as you can in a short period of time with your clothes on.”

He was…not exactly telling the truth. After such a long wait, Murphy’s set was rather anticlimactic. The set started off with a funky tribal beat that stayed smooth and easy and got everyone dancing. For the most part Murphy’s set sounded like Miami in the 70s, and also maybe the 90s. There were a few interesting moments throughout, one drawn out warping sounded like a spaceship taking off, but for the most part it was an altogether uninspired set and Murphy seemed to be disinterested in the whole affair.

Almost the second Murphy finished the crowd started chanting for the Bloody Beetroots, and the crowd went wild when they appeared. They started with a bang and tore relentlessly through a thrashing, thumping and glorious set. If you’ve never seen the Bloody Beetroots spin before than you are seriously missing out. It’s the kind of set that you have to flail and jump around too. I could feel the bass pounding in my chest, making my face throb with every pulse.

The Bloody Beetroots are certifiable bad asses and they also clearly care about their audience having a good time, They were invested in the crowd’s enjoyment, at one point coming out form behind the DJ booth to rev everyone up. The crowd was losing their shit, I was almost kicked in the head by three different crowd surfers and did not care.

The Bloody Beetroots definitely made the entire night worthwhile, and on the way home I kept thinking about alien’s in boat shoes dancing to James Murphy’s set…so there’s that. I did wake up the next morning sore and happy wit the thump-thump still pulsing in my head, so mission accomplished.

For Jenna Gard’s full photo gallery: click here

Posted in Concerts, Editorial, Events, HiFi Cartel, Live Music, Local Flavor, Music News, Review


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