One of New York City's best-known dance music record shops, Halcyon is found in Brooklyn and offers an extensive selection of house, techno, bass music, and more.
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Butane - Owner of Alphahouse Records and Little Helpers, accomplished music producer, excellent chef, wine collector, science enthusiast, philosopher, international DJ.
Webcast LIVE from halcyon the shoppe
Wednesday 9th May | 7-10pm EST
3 ways to hop on The Bandwagonâ€¦.
1) Using itunes, in the options menu bar choose Advanced>Open Audio Stream and paste in this URL http://halcyon.primcast.com:6926/
2) Get up with the all new VIDEO cast and live CHAT on The Bandwagon facebook page (click the ustream tab on the left) or via ustream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-bandwagon
3) Hitch your horse and join the party at 57 Pearl Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Free. B.Y.O.B.
About The Bandwagon
The Bandwagon: An Old Timey Record Revue and Talent Show!
starring Master of Cermonies Taimur Agha. The Bandwagon departs from halcyon the shoppe at 7pm on alternating Wednesdays with the mysterious and often delirious Taimur Agha at the reigns. Each spectacular ride begins with Taimurâ€™s tour of the latest and greatest musical marvels gathered from the far reaches of the globe. Then turn your attention to center stage where our star attractions perform death defying feats of mixing mayhemâ€¦ live without a net! You wonâ€™t want to miss a single thrilling ride so hop on board at 57 Pearl St. in Dumbo, Brooklyn or crank that new fangled radiola up to uStream for the videocast / live chat. You can even follow The Bandwagon on facebook or subscribe to it on iTunes.
If you fall off The Bandwagon you can always catch up in halcyonlineâ€™s archives:
How busy can one man be? Let Butane tell you. He's running 2 highly regarded record labels, producing EP's, albums and remixes for some of the most respected labels in the business, and touring extensively across the most renowned clubs in Europe, America, Asia and beyond... all without breaking a sweat.
A firm believer that the long hours of studio work keeps a musician grounded, he's produced many EP's, two albums, and countless remixes to date, on highly respected labels like Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, Dumb Unit, Foundsound, Alphahouse, Rrygular, Mo's Ferry, and Hallucination Limited. Licensing original tracks to mix compilations such as Matthew Dearâ€™s Fabric mix, Lucianoâ€™s HiFi SciFi on Soma and Damian Lazarusâ€™ Get Lost mix shows that his peers in the industry hold his music in high regard.
He is also the sole creative mind behind Alphahouse Records, one of North America's premier underground electronic music labels. His latest label project, recently embarked upon with his long-time friend Sean O'Neal (Someone Else), "Little Helpers", is blazing new ground in the digital music world, supplying tools to creative DJs the world over.
As a DJ, Butane uses vinyl, Traktor Scratch, samplers, outboard effects and whatever new tools are available to craft his sets. Plenty of experience as a headline performer as well as an after-hour favorite enables him to play with an incredible range, and his remarkable sensitivity to the energy of the crowd is the rare trait of a seasoned and perceptive musician. His skilfully developed sets are both classy and elegant, but surely never predictable; thanks to his huge collection of new and old tracks alike, expect anything from seamlessly blended groovy, sexy, peak-time techno to warm, deep, heady house music.
Butane certainly makes a strong case for himself as one of the true talents in today's music scene. How many hats can one man wear? Or maybe the real question is: Are there any hats left unworn?
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