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2013's Great American Techno Festival will take place from September 13th through the 15th.Post a comment
This is the third year in a row that the festival will take over Denver for a weekend. Though details are still scarce at this point, GATF usually spreads itself out over club nights and outdoor events. What we do know is the festival will keep its emphasis on homegrown techno artists. Axis head Jeff Mills will headline, and he'll be supported by Seattle producer Lusine, Drumcode associate Kyle Geiger and local DJ Clark Warner. Bruno Pronsato is also billed. Further names and venue information will be revealed in the coming weeks and months.
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Full details of the RA showcase at the first PAN_ACT festival in New York have been revealed.Post a comment
Presented in partnership with Mutual Dreaming, the event will take place at Brooklyn venue 285 Kent on Saturday, June 22nd. It will be headlined by Terrence Dixon, whose singular approach to techno makes him a nice fit for the festival's experimental ethos.
The lineup also features rapper (and sometime Madteo collaborator) Sensational, who will perform live with PAN regular NHK'Koyxen. Rounding out the bill is DJ Richard of fledgling New York label White Material, and Berlin-based artist Call Super, whose recent Houndstooth EP The Present Tense was recently described by RA's Andrew Ryce as "vivacious and texturally rich."
This year's PAN_ACT festival will be held from June 14th through 29th. In addition to the first wave of names revealed earlier this month—Regis, Laurel Halo and Rashad Becker among them—the second lineup announcement saw Juan Atkins, Kevin Drumm and Paul Clipson added to the bill.
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Details for Need I Say More VIII, taking place on Monday during Movement festival in Detroit, have been revealed.7 Comments
The gig was announced a day too late to be part of our Movement afterparty guide, which you can read here, but that certainly doesn't make it any less worth going to. Put on by Seth Troxler and Ryan Crosson of Visionquest, the well-loved indoor-and-outdoor party traditionally takes place at the Old Miami veterans' bar on Memorial Day—the final day of the festival—starting from early morning and going until evening.
Soul Clap will kick off the event at at 7:30 AM for the early birds, followed by Waves and Italian duo Tale Of Us. The last set out on the backyard lawn, due to finish up around 7 PM, will be a back-to-back affair between Hessle Audio head Ben UFO and Running Back founder Gerd Janson.
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Greg Wilson will head stateside next month for three gigs.
The legendary UK DJ—who's also known for his regular essays on the history and current state of dance music—is set to bring his much-loved disco style to three cities in the eastern half of the country. The first stop on Thursday, June 6th, is Detroit, where he'll play Paxahau's Movement Appreciation Party at TV Lounge. The event, which will also feature an appearance from Berlin-based DJ and Meander co-founder DeWalta, should help local clubbers decompress after this weekend's Movement Festival.
Wilson is next due for a night in Philadelphia at Morgan's Pier, overlooking the Delaware River. Then on Saturday the 8th, he'll fly to New York to Set Sail on an early-evening boat party hosted jointly by local venue TBA Brooklyn and the AUTOBRENNT crew. Tickets to that one are available here on RA.
To get in the mood, visit Wilson's SoundCloud page and check out his latest freely-downloadable effort, an edit of Marina Van-Rooy's 1990 track "Sly One."
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New York's Museum of Modern Art PS1 has outlined it 2013 Warm Up program.
The weekly outdoor event series will kick off on Saturday, June 29th, and run through until September 7th. As always, the artist lineups have been selected by a panel of music industry movers and shakers, including DFA co-founder Jonathan Galkin, RVNG chief Matt Werth and Kris Chen of XL Recordings. The parties will be held in MoMA PS1's courtyard, with a temporary landscape designed by CODA called Party Wall. Each concert will run from 3 PM through 9 PM.
The first event for the year will be held in association with the recently announced PAN_ACT festival, with Juan Atkins supported by PAN affiliates Lee Gamble, Heatsick and NHK'Koyxen, as well as label boss Bill Kouligas. Headliners for the following events include The Martinez Brothers, Marc Kinchen, Kode9, A Guy Called Gerald, Marcellus Pittman, Julio Bashmore, King Britt, Caribou and Cajmere. Other notable guests include Ben UFO, Miles, Octave One, Stellar OM Source, Jackmaster, Recloose, Jon Hopkins and an extensive range of New York-based talent like DJ Qu, Anthony Naples, Kim Ann Foxman, Terekke and Dre Skull.
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Sunset Sound System will hold their Sunset Island event on June 9th, along with a Memorial Day special this Sunday.
Every June since 2009, the San Francisco-based party takes over the manmade Treasure Island just north of the city for a day-long event that goes from noon until dusk. This year's bill is headed up by a live set from Detroit heavyweights Octave One, along with another live performance from Tevo Howard. Minneapolis techno selector DVS1 will spin, while San Francisco locals Galen, Solar and J-Bird are tasked with the opening duties. There will be art installations and performance art around the island as well as BBQ areas.
But before that goes down, Sunset will hold a Memorial Day long weekend party. Taking place this Sunday at Cafe Cocomo and starting in the afternoon, DJ Deep and Kyle Hall will headline. Galen, Solar and J-Bird are again billed for this one, along with three more Bay Area DJs: Deron Delgado, Tasho and Sweet P.
Tickets for Sunset Island are available on RA.
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Wed, 22 May 2013  /  16 Comments
Every year, Movement combines Motor City talent with a huge group of big international names for a three-day Memorial Day weekend blowout at Hart Plaza. But as anyone who's been before knows, the real Movement experience is as much about the many afterparties that spring up around the festival proper.
"Afterparties" not might even be the right term—you're spoiled for choice from Friday night onwards. And from there, the options you have on Saturday, Sunday and even Monday nights are overwhelming. Considering that many of these events sell tickets in advance (and sell out), it's wise to plan ahead. We've done a lot of the hard work for you and trawled through the listings for some of the weekend's best events.
As usual, plenty of venues will be open for techno-related activities on Friday night, teasing eager locals and early arrivals into action before the festival kicks off the next afternoon. The Works begins its long weekend with a showcase of Ali Wells' Perc Trax imprint, hosted jointly with Oktave and Prosthetic Pressings. Perc himself, along with Mike Parker, Rrose and Jeff Derringer, all feature on the official Movement opening event's three-room bill. Another official event at Bleu, Desolatismus, will feature much-loved Desolat artists Martin Buttrich and Guti.
The crew from Chicago hotspot Smart Bar will return to TV Lounge for another opening night bash and BBQ that starts at 8 PM (get there early if you're hungry). Cassy and Derek Plaslaiko are the evening's special guests, while a grip of residents and regulars representing both Smart Bar and TV Lounge, including Nate Manic and Aran Daniels, will DJ as well. A WT Records party at Donovan's Pub has Entro Senestre and Beau Wanzer lined up among others. L!V will be House Headquarters for the weekend, and Friday sees DJ Godfather, Dj Disc and more taking turns on the decks.
If you're looking for a free, day-long jam, Bang Tech 12 has you covered (again) with their 17th anniversary event at Bookies, starting at 3 PM. Though the lineup is still unannounced, you can expect more than 40 DJs across four rooms, including the rooftop patio. Another free party, this one 33 floors up at SkyBar & Lounge, boasts a shorter list of locals including Mike Grant and Pirahnahead, while Atnarko, Zeros and Circles and more play the [something clever] party at Northern Lights Lounge.
Should you want to get your Saturday going early—very early—head to TV Lounge, where NBFC and god particle will be having an Industry Breakfast that starts at 7 AM. That lineup features Karina from Zoo Project, Berlin-based Walker Barnard and god particle founder Sassmouth. 1701 Cigar Bar will be the setting for the San Francisco imprint Handmade Recordings' second anniversary party, an outdoor-then-indoor session running from 2 PM to 6 AM with Franklin De Costa and Monty Luke among others, and a free BBQ early on.
Whatever you do during the day, try and save some energy for a late night that could easily turn into a late morning (or afternoon). Circoloco's annual event at TV Lounge, this year dedicated to legendary composer Arthur Russell, boasts the usual glut of talent. It'll run from 10 PM to 2 PM Sunday, with Carl Craig, Lee Curtiss, D'Julz, Ryan Elliott and Rick Wilhite representing just a fraction of the two-dozen strong lineup. At St. Andrew's Hall, Chris Liebing's CLR crew will be out in force: aside from Liebing himself, label stalwarts Tommy Four Seven and Drumcell will be on hand along with Bryan Kasenic from New York's The Bunker, while Marcel Dettmann and Radio Slave, who went back-to-back at 2011's CLR Detroit event, are billed for another joint session.
The legendary Jak series is preparing for a three-room Jak Attak at City Club, with Richie Hawtin and a collection of friends and affiliates including Dubfire, Paco Osuna and Matthew Hawtin confirmed. Meanwhile, San Francisco's Dirtybird flock will take over The Fillmore as part of the Dirtybird Players tour. Four back-to-back sets are on the program, including one between Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin and another featuring Leroy Peppers (AKA Christian Martin) and Worthy.
1515 Broadway will be home to NDATL's fifth annual Deep Detroit party. Kai Alce, Kyle Hall and Norm Talley, all marked for exclusive afterparty appearances, make up the short but sweet lineup. Meanwhile, East Coast stalwart Victor Calderone and Anthony Attalla will play sets over at Bleu, while Pirahnahead and fellow locals Ataxia are billed back at L!V's House Headquarters.
For something a bit more eclectic, there's Direct Contact at the Detroit Contemporary, featuring FXHE producer and longtime DJ Big Strick and Opal Tapes outfit Traag. You can find Heavy Vibes at Donovan's Pub, whose lineup includes Rvng Intl. and Throne Of Blood duo Pink Skull. Stamina has a bass-heavy lineup at The Works with Starkey, Author (AKA Jack Sparrow and Ruckspin) and many more.
Sunday is by far the busiest night for afterparties. If you are still awake from Saturday night, Dissolute's party at Steve's Soul Food has you covered—it starts at 7 AM and goes all the way till 4 AM, with a star-studded lineup that includes Daniel Bell and Juan Atkins going head-to-head with Jesse Saunders. The same goes for Resolute's early morning party at Exodus Lounge, where you can see UK techno producer Benjamin Damage alongside Camea.
Once nighttime rolls around, there are plenty more options. Go deeper with a live set from Detroit's own Erika at 1515 Broadway, or Ghost In The Sound's for-the-heads blowout headlined by DeepChord presents Echospace at 4264 Grand River Ave. Big room techno is the theme at Bleu with Stacey Pullen and Nicole Moudaber, and Interface 42 will provide the harder stuff at The Works with Luke Slater and German rising star Rødhåd among many others.
Life and Death will take over St. Andrew's Hall with Clockwork and James Holden, while Michael Mayer (who was supposed to play Movement last year but had to cancel due to visa issues) will headline a stacked OK, Cool showcase at TV Lounge also featuring jozif and Mike Huckaby.
If none of that tickles your fancy, check the Ultimate Detroit/Chicago Experience at Fountain Bistro, where Boo Williams and Glenn Underground are among the highlights. Another strong Chicago outfit, Still Music, will host its own party at Motor City Wine, with Jerome Derradji and Basic Soul Unit. And, finally, Flying Circus and No. 19 wil team up at City Club for a night with Nina Kraviz and an extended Art Department set.
If you've got any energy left, you'll be rewarded with the Klockworks afterparty at The Works. Of course, you've got Berghain's Ben Klock, but there's also DVS1, Recondite and plenty more. Endgame Detroit has the housier option that night: local Delano Smith and Frenchman D'Julz will headline over at TV Lounge. Hot Creations will make a splash at Flat 151 with the only appearances from Jamie Jones and Lee Foss all weekend. Wondering where Seth Troxler was during the festival? He'll finally throw down at the official closing party at City Club, but get there early, because there will almost certainly be a long line for that one.
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Next Saturday, Brooklyn bass series Reconstrvct will host another launch event for Croatia's Outlook Festival, before celebrating its second anniversary on July 27th.
Reconstrvct first teamed up with Outlook for a New York launch party last year featuring Pinch and Author, among others. Author, AKA Jack Sparrow and Ruckspin, will play live at this one again, showing off all new material from their upcoming LP Forward Forever. The two members will also play solo DJ sets. Another dubstep veteran, Cyrus, is confirmed for his first US appearance in four years, and one more UK selector, Uprise Audio head Seven, rounds out the international portion of the announced lineup. Party regulars Joe Nice and True Nature will each take a turn on the decks as well.
Then on Saturday, July 27th, Reconstrvct will turn two years old with another all-night event. It'll be the fourteenth event overall for the series, and so far the expansive lineup (unsurprisingly) features some more UK talent at the top, including Youngsta and V.I.V.E.K.
As usual, the locations for both parties are TBA, and tickets are available on RA. Those purchasing tickets to the Outlook Launch Party will automatically qualify for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the festival itself.
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Absurd Recordings will create its latest offshoot next month with an EP from Joey Anderson.2 Comments
The LA-based imprint is perhaps best known for its Acid Test series, which invites producers to experiment with the distinctively squelchy sounds of the 303 in unique or different ways. That group of releases has yielded 12-inches from Pepe Bradock, Donato Dozzy and Iron Curtis' Achterbahn D'Amour alias, as well as full-lengths from Recondite and Tin Man. The series was also the subject of one of our Label of the Month features last year.
Avenue 66 is reserved for what label boss Oliver Bristow calls "weird, left-of-centre house and techno." The first release, from New York's Joey Anderson and vocalist Ebony Ugo, lives up to this ethos, with two tracks of dubbed-out, non-linear techno along with a remix from Ukrainian oddball Vakula.
01. Above The Cherry Moon
02. Above The Cherry Moon (Vakula Remix)
Avenue 66 will release Above The Cherry Moon in June 2013.
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Lights Down Low will hold its seventh anniversary celebration on May 25th.Post a comment
The San Francisco party has booked veterans like Todd Edwards as well as newer bass music producers such as xxxy and Canblaster. They've also been making moves into the LA market, heading south to throw the occasional shindig.
Their birthday blowout at Mezzanine showcases their more traditionally house-oriented side, with live band Azari & III—who just recently released a new EP—performing alongside Hot Creations head Lee Foss. Masters At Work associate and NYC house legend Todd Terry will round out the triple-header bill, and they'll be supported by Lights Down Low residents Sleazemore, Richie Panic and Joaquin Bartra, while Eli Glad and BT Magnum will represent the promoter's LA connection.
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