Tomorrow night, New Yorkers get their seventh dose of what’s to come from the venerable vibe-streaming institution that is Boiler Room. While the last one was a massive affair with the likes of Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better), ShadowBox (Pictures Music) and Nicolas Jaar, this one is going to strip down to somewhat proper New York vibes. How, you say? Well, let’s just get back to the basic point of a good New York party and play some damn house music; and there ain’t no party like a house party without this insanely-stacked lineup. Mike Servito (resident of The Bunker) will be providing a nice flow to the event, with artists like Juan Maclean and House of House (LIVE) giving out their own personal dose of what a NYC house vibe should be. Finally, the godfather will grace the Boiler Room in the flesh, as Frankie Knuckles shows off his legendary skills to listeners, chat room folk and the vibe convention that will surround him at the party itself. Incredibly excited and anxiously awaiting the stream tomorrow, we’re posting Juan Maclean’s breakfast set with Shitrobot some months back. Hyped would be an understatement.
Beardo disco DFA don Juan Maclean made a riotous appearance on Tim Sweeney‘s Beats In Space radio show last night, and began his set with a new tune, “Love In Space.” The show gets off to a commical start, and gets more ridiculous as it goes on. But in between the humorous banter is some excellent music, including this brand new tune.
Holy Ghost! seem to have made a habit out of creating hommages to their favorite childhood memories. Last year’s “I Will Come Back” was a pitch-perfect rendition of New Order‘s “Confusion” video, complete with guest spot by legendary electro producer Arthur Baker reprising his roll from the original clip. The duo’s latest, “I Wanted To Tell Her,” is a cover of ’80s-era Ministry (before they went industrial) and features not only DFA colleagues Juan Maclean and Nancy Whang, but comic relief from John Hodgman, in a video that recreates the BMX-prom scene from ’80s cult classic Rad.
Check out The Juan Maclean‘s latest full-length release, Everybody Get Close. The collection of new tunes, classics, b-sides and remixes comes out digitally on Nov. 8 via DFA, but you can get a full dose of discofied analog robot house grooves just by pressing play now.
Perhaps even more than James Murphy, DFA artist Juan Maclean has pushed the label’s interest from it’s dance-punk roots to a housier nation. But the multi-talented musician doesn’t always keep himself locked into a strict deep house groove, toying with vintage disco and robot rock all the same. “Find A Way” is the latter, taken from the digital-only collection of the same name, coming November 8th on DFA. Find A Way features new, old and remixed tunes that showcase all sides of Juan’s sound.