I got back from Montreal around 8 Friday night. Serious fun, which I will hopefully explain more about later. Hit the floor hard many nights. Last Sunday night we caught these dudes, Team Canada at a little bar called Blue Dog Motel. A tiny place with a healthy amount of dancing going on. The music was good. One of the best things about the trip was hearing different music! I'm always battling hearing the same 15 tracks when I go out in New York. Totally not the case up there. Anyway...one track Team Canada dropped was Fred Falke's remix of "Golden Cage" by the Whitest Boy Alive. It's excellent and not played out nearly enough. It was either later that night or the next day that I said to Eddie - "I can't wait for Fred Falke to come to New York".
I get back here, check Dave's takeover to see what's going on since I was in an internet bubble (I only checked my email once during the entire trip- it was awesome) and proceeded to freak out as I read: "-- FIXED BACK AT TRIBECA GRAND. Back where the magic started, the FIXED boys are back in the basement with Parisian remixer of the moment FRED FALKE. " Seriously...I was looking at the laptop saying get the fuck out!
So...the next morning I emailed/texted/sent smoke signals to everyone I knew who would be remotely interested...unfortunately only Solid Goldberger had the good sense to come out. Everyone else missed an amazing live set. Amazing. Possibly unseated the Black Ghosts from the best show I've been to this year.
Firstly...the Tribeca Grand is a great place for a party. The room is small, people get down like crazy, it's great. Got there a bit after 12 to hear JDH and Dave P dropping one of the best sets I've ever heard from them...the whole thing just banged. Around 1:15 Fred went on and played relentlessly (save for a monitor meltdown that held things up for about 10-15 minutes right in the middle of his set) until nearly 4! He played the entire Music for My Friends EP, and tons of his remixes. I honestly am not sure exactly what he was doing up there...I was far away for the first half of the show, but towards the end he was playing all the basslines on an actual bass guitar and it was boss. It was one of those nights where the music was flawless, relentless, and you couldn't stop dancing even for a second. Fred ended the night with a super extended version of his track "Rubicon". Perfect. Here's some pics/video:
|Fred Falke at the Tribeca Grand 7/12/08|