Tue, 17 Feb 2009  /  26 Comments
Damian Lazarus is set to bring his Get Lost party back to Miami for the fourth year running on March 28th.26 Comments
This time around, Crosstown Rebels have a special reason to be promoting their label at the conference, as they've got two albums due to drop on the label later in the year. Both Jamie Jones and Butane are the chosen two, and they'll both be playing in Electric Pickle's main room alongside man-to-watch Seth Troxler. Label boss Lazarus will also join them in the main room, and lucky ravers may even get to hear a taste of his Smoke The Monster Out album before it drops in May.
New LA label Culprit are charged with taking over room two, but there's still a heavy Crosstown presence on their line-up. Peace Division's Clive Henry is joined behind the decks by the newest addition to the Rebels' digital arm, Dyed Soundorom, whilst Lee Curtiss rounds things off with a set of his raw techno stylings.
Mon, 16 Feb 2009  /  1 Comment
Above & Beyond are set to bring their Anjunabeats imprint to this year's WMC for a label showcase on March 26th.1 Comment
Taking place at the city's swanky Karu & Y venue (which cost a staggering $20 million to build), the party will see Anjunabeats acts Signalrunners and Boom Jinx take to the stage alongside trance heavy-hitters such as Cosmic Gate and Josh Gabriel (of the Gabriel & Dresden partnership). Seeing as it is their party, Above & Beyond will of course play a headlining set, whilst the other area will be dedicated to their Anjunadeep sub-label, which focuses on the more progressive side of the trance gamut.
Fri, 13 Feb 2009  /  Post a comment
It's rare that you'll have a band making their first tour across a country in more than a quarter century, but that's exactly what Throbbing Gristle will do in April.
The electronic music pioneers will be hitting five separate cities in their first US tour since 1981. The big one, of course, will be Indio, California—home of the Coachella Festival. But it stands to reason that shows at the Masonic Hall in Brooklyn and Epiphany Episcopal Church in Chicago will be pretty special as well. In addition to those three, two more California shows have been scheduled in Los Angeles and San Francisco. At each night, the band will be playing their soundtrack to Derek Jarman's film In the Shadow of the Sun as well as a second set composed of material from across the band's history except for Los Angeles, which will only feature the soundtrack performance.
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Apr 16 Throbbing Gristle, Brooklyn Masonic Temple, New York
Apr 19 Coachella 2009 -.., Empire Polo Field, California (South)
Apr 21 Throbbing Gristle, UCLA, California (South)
Apr 23 Throbbing Gris.., Grand Regency Ballroom, California (North)
Fri, 13 Feb 2009  /  14 Comments
Danny Howells has played many of the Made parties at BED in previous years, and 2009 will see him return to the intimate venue.14 Comments
Howells' events became such a popular staple of the WMC that he was forced to migrate to larger venues such as The Pawn Shop and SET. Now that The Pawn Shop has now closed, Howells has decided to take his Dig Deeper party to his old haunt, where he will spin solo for the entire seven hour duration. With his new Dig Deeper label just kicking into gear, revellers can expect to hear plenty of Howells' new productions nestled alongside his deeply dug selections.
Thu, 12 Feb 2009  /  1 Comment
Nikki Beach's Welcome To Miami party is set to kick off the WMC again this year, with over fifty acts announced so far.1 Comment
The party is split into two main areas, with the Flying Circus arena hosting a selection of the top minimal and tech-house DJs from all over Europe. Johnny D will fly over for his second visit to Florida in recent months, whilst he'll be joined by Tiefschwarz, Guy Gerber, Nic Fanciulli and Cécille boss Nick Curly amongst others.
The beach will see DJs such as Tom Novy, Chris Lake and Tom Stephan play the more commercial side of house music, but punters who like their electronic music to be dark and tribal should check out Ralph Falcon, who'll be playing with his Murk partner-in-crime Oscar G. If you fancy a bit of sun and sand to go with your raving, then Nikki Beach might just be the place for you.
Wed, 11 Feb 2009  /  Post a comment
Toolroom boss Mark Knight will attempt to bring back a taste of the extended set to New York City this February, as he gets set to begin his label's residency at local superclub Pacha.
After a successful 2008, Knight has decided that 2009 will be the year that Toolroom begins to make strides in America. The label boss chose Pacha for the project because of the whole package that the club provided: "The sound system, the vibe, the people. I felt totally at home [when I played there last year]." What will separate Knight from the usual residency in Gotham, however, is that he'll be going it alone—in this inaugural edition at least. "I've always been fascinated by the legacy of New York clubbing, the way it was structured around one DJ and one journey all night long. From way back at studio 54 with Larry Levan to Tenaglia and Vasquez, and the legendary Sound Factory to Sasha & Digweed, but there seemed to be a hole in this legacy, so I thought it was time someone new stepped in and kept things moving."
Feb 27 Late Night: Toolroom Late-Knights with Mark Knight & F..Post a comment
Feb 27 Mark Knight: Toolroom Knights, Pacha NYC
Wed, 11 Feb 2009  /  5 Comments
Communikey have announced the initial names for their second annual festival, including headlining acts Claro Intelecto and Thomas Fehlmann.5 Comments
If you were forced to name the top cities for electronic music in the United States, Boulder, Colorado probably wouldn't be in the top ten. But Communikey is seeking to change that. Their initial announcements have revealed that a wealth of both American and international talent will be playing over the weekend of April 17-19, including quirky beatsmith Frivolous, Dirtybird's Christian Martin and Brooklyn-born techno phenom Nicolas Jaar.
It isn't just the gigs that make the festival what it is, however. There will be various workshops focusing on software such as max/MSP, Isadora and Supercollider, and even a children's program run by Lukatoyboy. Parents shouldn't worry about the complexity of the children's workshop, however, as the Communikids scheme uses more tactile equipment such as Korg's Kaoss Pad and even the Nintendo DS. The festival will even host a special sneak preview screening of Amy Grill's long-awaited "Speaking in Code" documentary, which features interviews and performances from the likes of Modeselektor, Monolake and Philip Sherburne.
Communikey prides itself on its environmentally responsible manifesto, meaning that renewable energy sources will be used in all venues where it is possible. And while you might not be interested in attending any of their sustainability panel discussions, your pocket will definitely be thanking them, as the organisers have made sure that all of the venues used are within walking distance of one another.
Wed, 11 Feb 2009  /  2 Comments
Chocolates, flowers and techno. They go so well together, don't you think? That's what plenty of promoters across the States will be hoping this weekend at least, as many of the best parties have a Valentine's theme.
Reboot and Thomas Melchior playing live will be one of those events with the Blk|Market Membership crew welcoming the duo for a "Cadenza in Love with..." party on Saturday at Love. They'll be competing with the newly inaugurated Save the Cannibals party in midtown at Rebel, which welcomes Cassy for a headlining set this week as well as DJ Sneak over at Sullivan Room, DJ Boris at Pacha and Lil' Louis at Santos Party House.
Elsewhere in the city, at Bar 13 Nutown Project and Jona will hold things down on Friday with Ryan Elliott stopping by for a rooftop set on Sunday in conjunction with Mike Shannon playing at Wolf + Lamb's Marcy Hotel later on in the evening for something they're calling "I Need My Space / I Want You Back."
Elliott won't be spending his Valentine's Day with New Yorkers, however. He'll be dropping by Cleveland for a Resident Advisor presents party at Touch Supper Club with Thomar, Andy James and 1 Auxy providing support. Elsewhere in the Midwest—a day earlier—Elon, Connie, Jason Patrick and John Johr will be hitting the Bankle Building in Detroit.
Finally, on the West Coast, Sammy Dee, Marc Schneider, Nikola Baytala and Clint Stewart will celebrate vinyl at an undisclosed location in San Francisco, and the next night will see Baytala go at it again with Damian Lazarus and DJ Three at yet another unknown location in the city. And down in Los Angeles, Mike Shannon will come to Compression at King King on Friday, while Mauro Picotto, D. Ramirez and Dory are at Vanguard and Steve Porter and Sammy Dee will head up Avalon on Saturday.
Feb 13 M2 presents Sam.., TBA - San Francisco, California (North)2 Comments
Feb 13 Biatch Corp presents Jona & Nutownproj.., Bar 13, New York
Feb 13 Better Than Heart Shaped Choc.., Bankle Building, Michigan
Feb 13 Designer Drugs / Konrad Black, Beta Nightclub, Colorado
Feb 13 Compression feat Mik.., King King Club, California (South)
Feb 14 Giant with Mauro Picotto,.., Vanguard, California (South)
Feb 14 Black Valentine feat Konrad Black, Glass, Florida
Feb 14 James Lavelle, Ste.., Avalon Hollywood, California (South)
Feb 14 Made Event presents Save The Cannibals.., Rebel, New York
Feb 14 Resident Advisor & Touch Supperc.., Touch Supperclub, Ohio
Feb 14 Roam Music pres.., TBA - San Francisco, California (North)
Feb 14 Basic Nyc presents Dj Sneak 'Ba.., Sullivan Room, New York
Feb 14 Boris - Valentine'S Day, Pacha NYC, New York
Feb 14 Blk|market Membership: Cadenza In Love W.., Love, New York
Feb 15 I Need My Space / I Want You Back, Bar 13, New York
Wed, 11 Feb 2009  /  9 Comments
Glimpse, Burnski and Simon Baker are amongst the DJs playing at Air London's WMC bash next month.9 Comments
As the old adage goes, anyone who's anyone in dance music will be at the WMC. The Air London booking agency certainly seem to agree, flying select artists from their roster out for a showcase at the Indra Lounge. Glimpse, Burnski and Baker will be joined at the Middle-Eastern themed venue by Mulletover's Geddes and secretsundaze's James Priestley, but it's not just English DJs playing at the party. Mannheim's Cécille imprint will be represented by label owner Nick Curly, and Romanian duo Livio & Roby, who promise to add a touch of European flair to proceedings.
Wed, 11 Feb 2009  /  43 Comments
Unsure of where the best parties are this year in Miami? Need some help finding accommodation? Want to find out more about the new venues that have popped up in the last 12 months? Never fear. RA has you covered with our guide to the Miami Winter Music Conference 2009.43 Comments
On the page, you'll find a calendar of the ever-growing list of announced parties that will be taking place in the area over the course of the week, a chance to buy tickets to selected events and a place for promoters to add events of their own. New to the festivities and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Catch up with WMC vets in the RA forums. (They'll be able to tell you which venues have been renamed/reopened yet are still running the same old soundsystem.)
We'll be updating the guide throughout the rest of February and on into March, right up to when the whole thing kicks off on March 24th, but you can catch all the action by simply subscribing to RA's handy WMC RSS feed or going directly to the page.
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