Danish Duo Quadron; made up of producer Robin Hannibal and singer Coco of Boom Clap Bachelors, will bring their blend of down-tempo, electronic and soulful sounds to SEPHORA with a free performance. Come get glam and celebrate the weekend with Sephora and Quadron this Friday May 20 at 5pm.
597 5th Ave (Between 48th and 49th st)
NY NY 10017
The HiFi Cartel is doing things big once again; as if their previous venture into bass wasn’t enough, the collective have outdone themselves by presenting an event showcasing one of the most historic and iconic labels in electronic music history. The famed and revived R&S Records will be showcasing the likes of The Chain, a rare DJ set from Brainmath artist Airhead, and of course, electronic music’s current crossover sensation, James Blake, in his FIRST EVER DJ set on Stateside soil. While some people know Blake for his emotive vocally-driven productions, he returns to his roots this time around, representing his past, present and future history as a producer in the bass world as well as previous occupation, being a great DJ. More info on the event, where to buy tickets and where it’s at after the jump.
Mary Anne Hobbs graces URB once again with the final entry to her incredible Road Warrior Tour Diary. It’s been a sleepless adventure across the US and beyond, but of course, when you’re playing gigs like Francois K’s Deep Space in New York City, or King Britt and Rucyl’s Saturn Never Sleeps, you tend to keep going no matter how much sleep you’ve lost. Along with those East Coast stops, Mary Anne hits up Canada with some hard-pressed Canadian customs drama. At least she played a great gig with the always-awesome XI. More info about all the highs, lows and in-betweens after the jump.
Word is out that the man often credited with starting hip-hop, DJ Kool Herc, has been hospitalized. According to DJ Premier on his Live from HQ broadcast, Herc is without insurance and needs the help of the hip-hop community to pay his bills.
“Kool Herc is very sick…Kool Herc is not doing well,” explained DJ Premier. “It’s funny how we actually have a father of a culture [who] still lives, where in some cultures, they’re already dead and gone…” …MORE
It’s been finally announced that the New York edition of Krakow’s most adventurous and ambitious festival will return in early April. Unsound Festival New York 2011 will feature artists from all parts of the experimental and electronic spectrum; with previous Krakow performers making their NYC debuts (Lustmord, Alan Howarth) as well as an enigmatic lineup that will highlight the club nights at the end of the week (featuring Lone, Appleblim, Dorian Concept, Kink, Octave One, etc.) With more acts being announced in the coming weeks, people should start preparing for April now; because once you start with this festival, you’ll never stop. For all current information on Unsound Festival New York 2011, click here.