Posted on 30 August 2012
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:
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.
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.
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
Posted on 19 September 2011
James Blake puts together a two hour mix for Radio 1′s Essential Mix. The mix hops between R&B, soul and bass and includes tons of new and unreleased James Blake tracks, plus what Blake reports as “everything I’ve listend to in the last year.” Stream and download the whole set below and click through to see the tracklist and his whole set from ACL. Be sure to keep a watch for Julio Bashmore on the Essential decks next week.
Posted on 17 August 2011
David “Dave 1″ Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel (better known as Chromeo) have just released their newest video for When The Night Falls featuring Solange Knowles. The video is filled of your typical 80′s music references as well as a synth line that almost identically matches Madonna’s Lucky Star. The mildly disturbing video seems to suggest Dave 1 can immediately impregnate women with just a look- oh baby baby. Overall, this track should give a fun upbeat kick to your mundane Wednesday.
Posted in Music News, New Music, Video
Posted on 01 August 2011
Simian Mobile Disco have released a video for their newest single Gizzard out now on their own label Delicasies. The single is available both digitally and on 12″ vinyl. This three minute and forty second track tells a concise story similar to Sleep Deprivation while maintaining the Eurodance feel of all the tracks released on their second full album, Delicacies. The duo announced that every track released on their new label will “take the name of an exotic, and often bizarre, delicacy from around the world.” No word as of yet on their third full-length release, but SMD will be spinning two DJ sets here in New York City on August 6th. This Saturday afternoon you can find them at MoMA’s PS1 Warm Up event and Fixed is presenting them at Public Assembly in the evening. Click here to purchase tickets.
Posted on 31 March 2011
There’s no denying that DJ Craze has talent; we’ve seen him perform on multiple occasions and he’s wowed us each and every time. If you’ve never had the pleasure – and even if you have – click through check out a video of him demoing the new Traktor Scratch Pro 2. The guy’s got skills for days…
Posted on 08 March 2011
Last month, we tagged along with the Trouble & Bass crew on the music video shoot for “Bloodrave”, the lead single off Deathface’s new EP, Fall of Man, released today. On set, we caught up with Johnny Love (aka Deathface) and director Patrick Rood (aka The Captain), who gave us the scoop on the EP and on the music video concept, which is based on the opening scene of the movie Blade. The music video features appearances from members of the Trouble & Bass extended family… check out our behind the scenes video after the jump and see for yourself, and CLICK HERE to check out photos from the video shoot.
Posted in HiFi Cartel, Interview, Local Flavor, New Music, Photo Gallery, Video
Posted on 19 January 2011
While the horrifically disgusting weather that took over our fair city deterred many an otherwise adventurous soul from venturing outside of their apartments, I personally don’t see any better way to beat the winter blues than some good tunes and cheerful company. So, we braved the puddles of semi-frozen black slush and made our way to Tammany Hall, formerly The Annex, where East Village Radio was throwing an anniversary party in honor of their show Worldwide Smash.
DJ Still Life who hosts Worldwide Smash started the night out, followed by Jojo Mayer + Nerve who performed using live instruments, with the central focus being centered on the drums. Their performance was fascinating, as they essentially deconstructed electronic music and then proceeded to piece the beats back together using live instruments. Rather than music that has traditionally been created using instruments being constructed using computers, which is common these days, this presented the opposite – computer music on instruments. After this Shigeto took the stage, playing a subdued set of his sophisticated and temperamental sound, combining classic elements of UK funky and house with more jazzy and ambient tendancies. Matt Shadetek was up next, followed by a second performance from Jojo Mayer + Nerve, whose second set was so powerful it spurned one guy into dancing his clothes off to the tune of resounding cheers from the crowd. Jubilee closed out the night with a typically awesome variety of bass music, with an attendee even referring to her as “this bad-ass pint size bottle rocket”. Not bad for a typical Tuesday in January. Next week? Keep the street slush away and the good tunes coming.
Posted in DJ, Live Music, Photo Gallery, Video
Posted on 09 January 2011
Lauryn Hill closes out her third show at Blue Note Jazz Club.
Check out a video below of her performing “Killing Me Softly”.
Posted in Concerts, Live Music, Music News, Photo Gallery, Video
Posted on 07 December 2010
Into The Woods is a collective of filmmakers from the pacific northwest who shoot bands and DJs in unusual places. I recently had the experience of watching this crew at my home to shoot a piece for San Francisco based band Young Prisms, and I even took some time to film with the collective behind the camera. The amount of equipment used to record the sounds and video was staggering, and I have to admire their expertise in capturing moments that I can only describe as magic off the stage. With the same likeliness, when I came across the footage of their encounters with Daedelus, 12th Planet and Gaslamp Killer, I was not surprised by the sheer quality and sentiments of these videos. Even more magical is how these moments are captured. The videos and performances exude raw and unique qualities that encapsulate the artists’ character and charisma - no crowds, just the artist and their nuance off the beaten path. Check out the refreshing videos after the jump, along with snippets of what Into The Woods had to say about the happenstance of their encounters.
Posted in Extracurricular, Film, Video
Posted on 29 September 2010
This week, Duck Sauce (A-Trak x Armand Van Helden) released the music video for “Barbra Streisand”, their highly anticipated second single that has been heating up dance floors all summer. Director So Me (Ed Banger Records) does a great job of organically capturing New York City’s essence and joie de vivre, with cameo after cameo by pretty much everyone… we’d list them, but we think it’s more fun for you to find them yourselves.
“Barbra Streisand” will be released on October 12… in the meantime, click through to watch the video.