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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.
Nicolas Jaar is the new posterboy for blending electronic music and art, as proven by this behind-the-scenes clip of his performance last year at MoMA’s PS1 in Brooklyn. Jaar talks extensively about the concept and process behind the 5-hour performance, which incorporated additional musicians, dancers and the audience themselves.
Nicolas Jaar is set to expand his Clown & Sunset label into a more comprehensive, multimedia culture house through a new partnership with film producer Noah Kraft. The new venture, called Clown & Sunset Aesthetics, will act as a parent company to Clown & Sunset, and will be launched with a 5-hour continuous performance on Sunday, February the 6th, from 1-6pm at the MoMA PS1. The event, presented by Pitchfork, is called From Scratch and will feature performances from Jaar, Will Epstein, Dave Harrington and Sasha Spielberg, along with sound-derived video art from CSA’s resident filmmaker Ryan Staake, and a movement piece by Lizzie Fiedelson. The event is free with admission to MoMA PS1.
For more on Jaar, see our Q&A with him here.
Nicolas Jaar has evidently been moving in some interesting circles lately. The moody electronic producer recently hooked up with the ass-flashing middle child of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, and the result is this rather excellent tune. Besides Jaar’s patented muted drums and Willis’ inoffensive vocals, the real star of “With Just One Glance You” is the saxophone that appears in the beginning as well as the breakdown.