Oct 31, 2008

December 18th - Save the Date!

Été d'Amour presents CHRISTMAS D'AMOUR in New York!

I'll post more info as I get it. These guys threw amazing parties at Santos all summer.


Oct 30, 2008

Mid-week Vids #8

Sorry this is a day late! I started this post yesterday, but never got to finish it until now. Anyway...

Was anyone else very unhappy when Simian (the band, before James and Jas decided to properly mobilize their disco) broke-up? I was!

Luckily we got SMD, the Black Ghosts, and Lord Skywave, as well as Alex Macnaughton's band,
(who I am long overdue to give a listen to), out of the deal, which pretty much makes up for it.

I'm sure many of you are aware that Simon Lord (former lead vocalist of SMD, and current member of the Black Ghosts and Lord Skywave) did guest vocals on the excellent SMD track, "I Believe". This is probably as close as we'll ever get to the original Simian :( Here's a video of James Ford, Jas Shaw, and Simon Lord (3/4 of Simian!) performing it together, enjoy!:


Busy P Nike Air Force 1 New York Launch

On Thursday the BUSY P 1 WORLD AIR FORCE 1 makes its North American debut exclusively at 21 Mercer Street.

Ed Banger Records’ own Busy P, So-Me and Justice will be there to celebrate. Music will be provided by Ed Banger Records.

Hold on one second! It's not so easy. If you want the shoe then you're gonna have to be quick! Busy P is ready to take
to take on all challengers in a game of BUSY P-ICTIONARY. Those daring enough to take on and defeat him by being the first to guess what Ed Banger Records Designer So-Me is drawing will earn the chance to buy one of the limited pairs available that day.

First come, first challenged.

Thursday, October 30. 4pm.

Nike Sportswear
21 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013

I am out of vacation days otherwise I would totally be 'ousing Busy P at Busy P-ictionary and beginning my first foray into sneaker collecting as opposed to dancing them into the ground.

Peep the rainbow man's kicks here and if you go, make sure he doesn't chshit!


Oct 22, 2008

Puma Presents: My Favorite Things with Trus'me at Le Souk 10/21/08

In the midst of the beginning of CMJ madness here in New York I managed to sneak off to a non-CMJ event - Puma Presents: My Favorite Things with Trus'me (& a bunch of other deejays I wasn't familiar with - the only one I saw last night was Gino Grasso who spun some good disco!). It was originally going to be at APT, but had to be switched to Le Souk at the last minute for some reason. I was initially excited about the change of venue because the past few times I've been to APT it's been absolutely dead, but then I remembered being at Le Souk once a few summers ago and it being pretty hellish. Luckily last night was an exception. I walked in right around 1 and the place was packed with people (a few of whom were questionable) dancing...on a Tuesday night...in New York...the way things should be. Anyway...Trus'me's set was very good...lots of good discoey/housey stuff, classics, edits, etc. Serious fun to get down to.

I first saw Trus'me deejay at the Yard back in July. There's a review of it here along with a link to download part of his set from that party.

And...I have finally gotten a digital camera. No more shitty cellphone pics! Here are a few from last night:

From Puma Presents: My Favorite Things with Trus'me at Le Souk 10/21/08


Mid-week Vids #7

I saw these guys, Friendly Fires, at Bowery last night and they were REALLY good...even more rocking than in this video:

If you're in New York you should check them out this week. They're playing a bunch more - the dates are on their myspace.


Positif announced as first single to be released from the new Mr. Oizo album, Lambs Anger!

Positif is going to be the first single released from Mr. Oizo's new album, Lamb's Anger. It will feature the original version as well as "Negatif" - a remix of the track by Mr. Flash (a snippet of which is streaming on his myspace), an LFO remix, and a track called Lambs Garbage (unfinished). Here is the cover art:

Check out my previous posts about Lambs Anger for more info.


Oct 17, 2008

Mr. Oizo - Lambs Anger Promo Video

Here's a promo video for Lambs Anger, the new album from Mr. Oizo, out on Ed Banger Records November 17th. More info on the release including the tracklisting and cover art can be found here. Since my previous post, another track from the album "Two Takes It" has been made available for streaming on Mr. Oizo's myspace. Check that out and the promo below:


Oct 16, 2008

Hipster Bailout! - Specially Priced Tickets Available For Pete Tong Presents "Insiders Music Series" Live At The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza

New York, NY- The economy may have fallen on hard times, but that is no reason any New Yorker should have to miss the premiere of Pete Tong's "Insiders Music Series" on October 24th at The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza which has become one of the most anticipated events of CMJ week. To prevent this impending crisis we are introducing the "Hipster Bailout" plan. Beginning today a limited number of tickets will be made available for $30.00 while supplies last. Once exhausted, a second limited allotment of tickets will be made available for $40.00 with all tickets returning to normal pricing once these allotments are fulfilled or the day prior to the event, whichever comes first.
The new ticket prices haven't gone into effect yet, but should be here at some point today. Get up on it!

In case you were wondering/obsessively planning your CMJ-ing:

Pete Tong Presents "Insiders Music Series" Set Times:

Doors: 7PM
Soulwax's 'Part Of The Weekend Never Dies' Screening: 8:00-9:00
Rob Da Bank: 9:00-10:00
The Whip: 10:00-10:30
Rob Da Bank: 10:30-11:00
Luciano: 11:00-12:00
Late Of The Pier: 12:00-12:30
James Lavelle: 12:30-1:30
Soulwax: 1:30-2:30
Pete Tong: 2:30-3:30
2manydjs: 3:30-close

Another awesome related development:
In a ground breaking move; international top rated radio program, BBC Radio 1's "Essential Mix" will be recording the entire performance to broadcast globally on Friday, October 31st. The Essential Mix has established a tradition of broadcasting the hottest live dance and DJ events throughout the world; from Ibiza to the UK and now the Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza, attendees of the premier Insiders event will become a part of history.
Also good to know:
With an extended night of music, The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza will be implementing a special re-entry policy. Ticket buyers will be guaranteed re-entry until 12AM. After Midnight reentry will be allowed on a first come first serve basis. A limited number of CMJ badges will also be honored.

In case you missed 'em, here are some previous posts about Soulwax.


Oct 15, 2008

Mid-week Vids #6

I will spare you another "I <3 Soulwax and can't wait until they are back here in New York in 9 days" tangent...but here is a video, or rather some stills accompanied by David Dewaele explaining exactly how they sonically devastate the crowd:


Justice - A Cross the Universe New York Screening and DVD Release Dates

Just found out from Pitchfork that Justice will be screening the documentary A Cross the Universe while they're on a dj tour of North America in the next couple of weeks. One will screening will be happening at...

NYC's IFC Center at 7 p.m. on October 30, and also features a post-screening Justice Q&A.
This also the same night as the already sold-out party at Webster Hall featuring dj sets from Justice, Busy P, SebastiAn, and So Me.

Will keep ya posted w/ info re: the screenings. Here's the trailer for now:

Tracklisting for the CD accompanying the DVD release (Dec. 9th US, November 24th for most of Europe):

01 Intro
02 Genesis
03 Phantom Part 1
04 Phantom Part 1.5
05 D.A.N.C.E.
06 D.A.N.C.E. Part 2
08 Waters of Nazareth (Prelude)
09 One Minute to Midnight
10 Tthhee Ppaarrttyy
11 Let There Be Light
12 Stress
13 We Are Your Friends (Reprise)
14 Waters of Nazareth
15 Phantom Part 2
16 Encore
17 NY Excuse
18 Finale


Oct 8, 2008

Mid-week Vids #5

I love Busy P for a number of reasons removed from him being a great dj. One of those reasons is he acts totally crazy:


Oct 2, 2008

Mid-week Vids #4 and New Mr. Oizo Album (Lambs Anger) Info

D'oh! I knew this would happen eventually! Sorry this is a day late. I actually thought about posting a video yesterday, multiple times, and just never did it.

Today's mid-week vid is an oldie but goodie - Mr. Oizo's "Flat Beat". The main reason I'm posting it, aside from it being great, is I've been reading a book called French Connections: From Discotheque to Discovery which has been very interesting so far and has clarified a lot about French dance music that happened before I was listening to any electronic music at all. Yesterday (when I originally intended to post this) out of nowhere I got to a part in the book where the author recounts the events leading up to Mr. Oizo's signing to F Communications which include his father selling Laurent Garnier a car! Crazy stuff...

Some other things of note: Mr. Oizo has a new album coming out on Ed Banger Records on November 17th. It's called Lambs Anger and the cover features a particularly less-animated version of Flat Eric.

Two new tracks from the album ("Z" and "Positif") are streaming on his myspace. I absolutely love both of them. "Z" is great, especially the breakdown around 2:30. "Positif" is awesome too - I seem to have developed a thing for computer generated voices. (if you have too, I highly recommend checking out Fardoche whose stuff is in a similarly weird vein as Mr. Oizo's and features tons of cgv's). Tracklisting (with some crazy titles) for Lambs Anger below:

Lambs Anger - Mr. Oizo


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