No strangers to the scene, touted by many (Little Dragon and Questlove are fans), Voices of Black (Wolf + Lamb / Double Standard) bring their tech-meets-indie soul style to SpinSpinNYC’s Fetish Authentic party tonight, Wednesday, November 7th 2012. Jules and Baba draw inspiration from the eclectic, expressing everything that is said and unsaid, speaking to the soul, inspiring dancefloors – which is suiting for the warm vibes and just upgraded sound system at the Hotel on Rivington’s special side-bar haunt Viktor & Spoils. Nutritioushostsandjoins in for the get down.
In an announced “hiatus from the hype,” a grand finale celebrating the close of two years of Slow Disco Saturdays fun at one of NYC’s most prominent record stores “halcyon the shop” happens this Saturday, September 29th from 3pm – 8pm at 57 Pearl Street in Brooklyn in conjunction with the annual Dumbo Arts & Music Festival. Slow Disco Saturdays is one halcyon’s many in store DJ sessions. …MORE
You know those friends who are ALWAYS trying to turn you on to someone new? Who absolutely adore EVERY note they hear? Well, I’m not that person. Don’t get me wrong. I love and appreciate music, but I’m discriminating. It’s an important characteristic to own when wading through the abyss, sifting through tunes, plucking beauty from obscurity, careful not to drown in what Moby affectionately calls “the grey goo.”
So when I came across Brooklyn duo Infernal Devices and fell head over melodic hooks for the retro-future sound emanating from their Phenomatron, I simply needed to know more. Their music is sexy with a sense of longing and imagination, a nice departure from much of what’s happening on the electronic circuit today, and combines influences ranging from New Wave and Synthpop to French House and Disco.
Atlantic City is Vegas’s raunchy second cousin, lacks pomp but brims with circumstance, usually of a suspicious nature. Makes me reminisce about the time I visited a BYOB strip club for my buddy’s bachelor party or the time my friends and I got mugged on the boardwalk by our own pedicab driver, or the time we tried to fit five people into a two person hot tub or the time I modeled nude forty floors up, at sunrise, overlooking the water… …MORE
Our pal DJ Nutritious is making a rare trek to San Francisco this weekend, playing shows on Dec. 1 (w/ Fred Everything and Olivier Desmet at the W Hotel) and 3rd (w/ Mark Farina and J Boogie at Mighty), and he sent us a nice exclusive mix to get us in the mood for his distinct American house sound. Download Body Out Of Control Three, and if you happen to be in the Bay Area, get over to one (or both) of these gigs.