We here at URB have always loved the hearts and minds at RINSED; a venerable Brooklyn party institution that’s equal parts musical intrigue and intimate chemically-induced entanglement, surveying the landscape of all things forthcoming in the underground pipeline and presenting them with satisfying results. Lately, the RINSED crew has been on a roll, really picking up steam since their legendary afterparty for BEMF 2012 that featured the likes of Numbers lynchpin Deadboy. However, after stellar events featuring Braille, Egyptrixx and much of Kastle’s Symbols crew, the RINSED team have come together to bring their most high-profile event yet. Come March 8th in Brooklyn, Morgan Geist (Storm Queen) and Azari & III (Dim Mak) will invade the hallowed “Umbrella Factory” for an enduring night of sonic sweatiness. Check out the almost NSFW flyer down below, along with links to get tickets post-jump.
Welcome back to another episode of WTF, where we look at a release and/or artist that dropped something on the Tuesday release sheet that you may have missed in the flood of music that always starts our week off.
There must be something in the water over at Dim Mak. Much of their release sheet in the recent past has made it to more than a few staffers and interns playlists and DJ sets over here on the SF URB team’s stomping grounds. A big reason for this has to do with the label’s ability to drop releases that fit in with the structure and sound of modern EDM while having respect to the genre’s past.
Azari & III (pronounced Azari and Third), continues Dim Mak’s winning formula of keeping an ear …
Sonar, the venerable Barcelona festival that has been presenting edgy electronic music and art since 1994, has announced its first full tour of the US. After previous one-off stops in NYC and Chicago, Sonar will take to the road, hitting seven major cities kicking off Oct 31 in Chicago. As you’d expect from Sonar, the line-up is forward thinking dance music, from the live acts Die Antwoord, Azari + III and Berlin’s Paul Kalkbrenner, to DJs Tiga, Seth Troxler, Nic Fanciulli and Gesaffelstein. It should be one hell of a party. Dates after the jump. …MORE
There’s no denying that Azari & III are bussing at an impossibly high frequency right now as more and more fans fall in love their ’80s proto-house sound and Funky Bunch retro style. So it makes sense that Toronto duo have given some analog love to Little Boots, and artist whose futuristic throwback sound was all the rage a few years ago. But while this looked good on paper, we’re not sure Little Boots’ Kyle wannabe vocals do so well with A&III’s analog sounds. Whaddya think?