Tue, 16 Dec 2008  /  3 Comments
New York's Blk|Market Membership crew may be a little bit late in announcing their New Year's Eve gig to gain entry into our round-up of the nation's best parties, but it was worth the wait: The duo of Taimur and Fahad will welcome Echospace to Brooklyn's Studio B on New Year's Day for a special afterhours set.3 Comments
The duo of Rod Modell and Stephen Hitchell released one of 2007's most celebrated full-lengths in The Coldest Season, which earned a rare 5/5 score from RA. And it stands to reason that they'll be excellent suspects to bring the night down perfectly for this shindig that starts at 5 AM and runs until 10 AM with some of their sculpted dub techno stylings. Providing support, as always, will be Taimur and Fahad with recent Denver-transplant Crazy Larry also getting into the mix. Within walking distance (if you're ready to brave a bit of cold) from The Bunker's third annual Blood and Thunder bonanza, we're guessing this'll be where many of New York's hardened underground clubbers end up—or stop by before heading back.
Wed, 10 Dec 2008  /  6 Comments
December 31st: Hands down the most special day in the year's partying calendar. Whether you're going out on the town, or staying in for a house party, it seems like every man, woman and child is out to maximize their enjoyment on the final night of the year. Sure, both high expectations and prices are the norm, but there's simply no arguing with the quality of parties going on over the New Year.
We begin our American run-down in New York, where all manner of revelers will be satisfied by the options around the city. Digging minimal techno? The Bunker's Blood & Thunder 3 should do the trick, with an 18 hour epic party that will feature Jan Krueger, Kate Simko and a host of local talent in Public Assembly's back room. Ready for some house music legends? Cielo will host a very special edition of Louie Vega and Kevin Hedge's Roots party. Willing to believe in yourself for a solid 24 hours? Danny Tenaglia will be taking the crowd past the afterhours into something else altogether over at Pacha. Down for some trance? Tiesto will be giving you five hours of it over at Roseland Ballroom for the final night in his In Search Of Sunrise tour.
Flying over to Chicago, there are two announced events already that we've got our eye on. Silentcorp's New Years Eve promises a night of live techno from Plus 8 vet Kooky Scientist and Drumcode's Dustin Zahn among others, while house music will be in full effect at Smart Bar with Green Velvet taking care of business behind the decks.
On the West Coast, we've plenty on offer: Los Angeles boasts the likes of Moby, Benny Benassi, Paul Oakenfold and more at the Giant Maximus party, while the more pop-oriented side of dance will also reign over at the Los Angeles Sports Arena with Armin Van Buuren and Deadmau5 performing along with Patrick Bodmer from M.A.N.D.Y.. (We have no idea.) Meanwhile those who can't choose between Oakie and Van Buuren will have Sander Kleinenberg as their third headliner choice. The multimedia-happy DJ will bring in 2009 over at Avalon. Looking to keep it a bit more underground in the LA area? We'd suggest checking into Abe Duque, Nikola Baytala, Alland Byallo, Drumcell and a whole slew of others at Lunar New Years Eve.
The final and perhaps unlikeliest hotbed of techno on New Years Eve? Seattle, whose Decibel Festival is taking the opportunity to book two nights—the 30th and 31st—of electronic music goodness to bring in the New Year. Taking place at one of the festival's main venues, Jesse Rose, Alex Smoke and John Tejada will be in town to perform.
Dec 30 Decibel presents: Best Of Bass.., Neumos, Washington State6 Comments
Dec 31 Decibel presents Dirty Dancing.., Neumos, Washington State
Dec 31 This Is Nye 09 fea.., Avalon Hollywood, California (South)
Dec 31 Dance To Ze Be.., Edinburgh Castle Pub, California (North)
Dec 31 The Bunker presents Blood & T.., Public Assembly, New York
Dec 31 Tiesto New Years Eve, Roseland Ballroom, New York
Dec 31 NYE: Green Velvet, Justin Long, San.., Smart Bar, Illinois
Dec 31 Together As On.., Los Angeles Sports Arena, California (South)
Dec 31 Silentcorp New Years.., Softcore Studio Chicago, Illinois
Dec 31 L U N A R _ New Y.., TBA - Los Angeles, California (South)
Dec 31 Believe In Yourself: New Years 2009, Pacha NYC, New York
Dec 31 Giant Maximus, TBA - Los Angeles, California (South)
Dec 31 Roots presents New Year's Eve 2009, Cielo, New York
Wed, 10 Dec 2008  /  14 Comments
Derek Plaslaiko's monthly techno event at APT rolls on this week with an exclusive North American date from Heartthrob.14 Comments
The Minus man, whose Dear Painter, Paint Me full-length came out to critical acclaim earlier this year, will be playing selections from that album and more in the intimate basement of the Meatpacking District venue—a huge shift from his last New York date, which occurred in the Great Outdoors at this summer's Minitek Festival. As always, Plaslaiko will play before and after the special guest, building the night up and winding it down. We expect the crowd for this one to be a tad large for the likes of APT—much like Magda earlier this year—so get in early if you want to get in at all.
Wed, 10 Dec 2008  /  1 Comment
The main event for many Winter Music Conference-goers, The Ultra Music Festival, has announced the initial line-up for its 11th installment.1 Comment
Taking place over two days, Bicentennial Park will host WMC exclusive performances from the likes of Carl Cox, Tiesto, Bloc Party, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy, Deadmau5, Santogold, Hercules & Love Affair. And, if that's not enough to whet your appetite, they've also convinced Roni Size Reprazent to come over to the States for their first US date in more than seven years.
But while Bicentennial Park will be the only place you'll be able to catch those particular acts, there are plenty more that will be playing at Ultra—as well as potentially hitting up other parties throughout the week-long event. Among the initial line-up at least, The Presets, Crystal Castles, Simian Mobile Disco and Busy P will all look to be free agents for lucrative opportunities for promoters with heavy checkbooks.
These acts not lighting your world on fire? Don't fret: there'll be even more exclusive and non-exclusive additions to the roster in the coming weeks.
Tue, 09 Dec 2008  /  Post a comment
Nordic disco kingpin Lindstrøm will bring his cosmic sound to the States early next year for a trio of live dates.
The producer, who released the epic Where You Go I Go Too earlier this year to critical acclaim, is set to take in three cities—New York, Chicago and San Francisco—on his solo jaunt through the States. Expect the producer to lean heavily on the material that comes from that album, but perhaps if we all get a bit lucky, he'll even indulge us with a cut or two from the forthcoming Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas album that's reportedly due out on Eskimo sometime in the first-half of 2009. It's unlikely, of course, but one can dream, right?
Jan 29 Fixed With Lindstrom, Studio B, New YorkPost a comment
Jan 30 Lindstrom, Smart Bar, Illinois
Jan 31 Lindstrom, Paradise Lounge, California (North)
Thu, 04 Dec 2008  /  8 Comments
New Yorkers clubbers are rarely left starving for choice, but starting early next year they'll be positively spoiled when Made Event begins their new weekly, Save the Cannibals, at Rebel.
After hosting Sunday School for Degenerates' club party at the venue, it seems as though the promoters found a spot they liked: the upstairs at Rebel will be host to a rotating cast of six quarterly residents (Adultnapper, Cassy, Martin Landsky, Matthew Dear, Seth Troxler and Steve Bug) every Saturday night beginning on January 24. Bug will kick things off on that date in celebration of the 10th anniversary of his Poker Flat imprint along with rising local Eric Cloutier with the rest of the residents set to take over the venue's upstairs space throughout the rest of January and February. Noticeably absent from the initial lineup is young Seth Troxler, but with Lee Burridge on tap for February 21st and the March lineup unannounced, something tells us that the cannibals will indeed be satisfied eventually.
Jan 24 Made Event presents Save The Cannibals With Steve Bug8 Comments
Jan 31 Made Event presents Save The Cannibals With Adultnappe..
Feb 07 Made Event presents Save The Cannibals With Matthew Dear
Feb 14 Made Event presents Save The Cannibals With Cassy
Feb 21 Made Event presents Save The Cannibals With Lee Burridge
Feb 28 Made Event present Save The Cannibals - Martin Landsky..
Wed, 03 Dec 2008  /  12 Comments
London's famed secretsundaze party will be coming to New York this weekend.12 Comments
Giles Smith and James Priestley will bring their unfathomably deep record bags to the States on Saturday night for a very special one-off NYC edition of the famed London shindig at Love. Judging by the duo's guests at their recent London soirees and this fall's second volume in the Secretsundaze mix CD series, you can expect the emphasis for this night to be on two words: deep and house.
And while things won't exactly be a secret as to its whereabouts as is the norm for Sundaze, we're guessing that Love's stellar soundsystem and the fact that it's resident DJ Fahad's birthday will more than make up for any disappointment you may be feeling in not getting the proper London experience.
Tue, 02 Dec 2008  /  Post a comment
Marco Freivogel and Ingo Gansera, the two Berlin-based producers of rolling minimal techno better known as Exercise One, will finally return to the States for an extended series of dates later this month. The duo, which made a brief stop in New York for Minitek earlier in 2008, will perform its live PA—an energetic session of extended jamming on each of their tracks—in four techno US hotspots.
Starting things off, they'll accompany headliner and Panorama Bar resident Cassy in Hollywood, and then—seven short days later—switch coasts to headline Bar 13 in New York City. 24 hours later, they'll find themselves in Chicago, where they'll headline a holiday-themed party co-hosted by Chicago's Volatl and San Francisco's listed crews for Volatl's Sonotheque monthly, joined by Kate Simko, and other Volatl and listed residents. And, to top it all off, they'll recover from the brisk Chicago weather in downtown Miami at Rehab Bar for the final date of the tour.
Dec 05 Compression feat Cassy, The Room, California (South)Post a comment
Dec 11 MeanRed Productions & Enabler present.., Bar 13, New York
Dec 12 Volatl and Listed present: A Holid.., Sonotheque, Illinois
Dec 13 Exercise One, Rehab, Florida
Tue, 02 Dec 2008  /  1 Comment
Hidden Recordings head honcho Deepak Sharma will kick off his new quarterly residency at New York's Bar 13 later this week.1 Comment
The DJ/producer has been making waves of late, along with his production partner Dieter Krause, and his label is set to celebrate the release of its sixth 12-inch with a special live performance of dub and minimal techno from Finnish-born, Toronto-based producer Karri O.
Headlining things, though, will be Sharma himself and with Hidden boasting the likes of Gustavo Lamas, Lineas De Nazca and Monkey Brothers in addition to Karri O on the roster, expect Sharma to bring plenty of upfront Hidden music, as well as his current favorites to bear on the Bar 13 soundsystem.
Thu, 27 Nov 2008  /  20 Comments
Resolute, one of New York's most popular underground techno parties, will celebrate its first anniversary this weekend.20 Comments
Oddly named Frenchman Sarah Goldfarb will be taking on the headlining duties for the night, with Donor & Truss also offering up some minimal techno goodies. As always, the sure hand of Elon and Connie will be holding down the resident side of things, you can find out where in Gotham City the party is by simply e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for the event and bring your dancing shoes—Resolute is known for going the distance.
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