It’s no secret that we here at URB love the two DJs mentioned up above on the post title; both providing their own signature styles to the dance, NYC’s Falty DL and London’s Floating Points provide a contrast that’s unique in terms of sonic output, but find a common ground in terms of their unabashed love for soulful samples, evident in both their tunes and DJ sets. So naturally, the folks at Output saw it to bring the two heavyweights together on the same bill, all night long. Needless to say, that’s pretty, pretty good. However, Output’s given us at URB a green-light to give our readers a chance to buy tickets to this special affair with a promo code to shave off some bucks off the regular price. While that’s awfully nice, the discount is much nicer when you factor in the notion that this is going to be two world-class vibesmen performing until sun-up. Hopefully we’ll all still be standing by the end of it, fist-pumping while craving a waffle. See you at Output, bring your dancing shoes. Check out the promo code instructions, link to the event page and flyer, post-jump.
We here at URB know a few things about great talents, not to toot our own horn, but we’ve been grateful to have the two featured acts from this event contribute some awesome podcasts for us, and it’s because of those mixes that we highly endorse checking out the debut edition of DARK//SIDE, a new techno-oriented event doing it right at a secret location in Brooklyn. The event itself will highlight the ever-evolving sounds of Ital, who has been busy peeking his head into the world of off-world techno, with magnificent results (ie – Workshop 18, preview down below). Joining him will be an up-and-coming techno wunderkind by the name of Divvorce, who gave us a hell of a scorching URB podcast a couple of months back, bringing it hard with a style that’s truly his own to behold. With these two bringing it, along with residents Dan Wender (of our favorite Brooklyn party jaunt RINSED) and Sheepshead, it’s already a can’t-miss event. But there’s also a nice twist to this techno-fueled arrangement; the party’s free with RSVP. With that RSVP, the location to the event will be revealed soon thereafter. However, remember; the free admission comes before 12AM, otherwise it’s a measly five bucks. So either way, something that’s in your wheelhouse. Check out all the details, including the RSVP link, the Facebook event and previews of what’s to come, post-jump.
Like Bill O’Reilly stated so eloquently on Inside Edition many years ago, “we’re doing it live. F**k it.” That’s kind of what Boiler Room NYC is doing tonight, only without some frog dude screaming at the forefront of it all. Instead, the streaming institution will be taken over with the likes of Terrence Dixon headlining, preceded by the awesome lineup of Ital (Planet Mu/Workshop) Container (Morphine/Spectrum Spools) and Young Male (White Material), all performing LIVE. Yes, that’s a big deal and yes, it’ll be streaming tonight on the Boiler Room website, starting at 7PM EST. Check out some previews of what’s to come tonight, post-jump.
When it comes to keeping things close to the vest, Lit City is where it’s at. The Brooklyn ghetto house/footwork/juke/off-dance institution has been hard at work for a while bringing the likes of DJ Rashad, Kode9, Traxman and Visionist in the forefront through the filter of the ever-evolving sounds of Chicago. Residents J-Cush and Durban have been flying the flag for a while now, pushing a sound that’s always been lauded for its brash and honest nature, wading through all the atmospheres and getting straight to the point: dancing your ass off. Tonight is no exception, but for another reason altogether; one of the kings of ghetto house and juke, DJ Deeon, is making his NYC debut. Startling as that sounds, it’s not just him bringing fire to the night, as Planet Mu footwork specialist Traxman and Mixpak madman Dubbel Dutch will provide some epic supportive vibes. As per usual, J-Cush and Durban will hold it down, as Lit City tonight is going to be a momentous and floor-shaking occasion at 285 Kent. There will still be tickets at the door ($12) and proceedings will start at 10PM. For more info on what’s coming up tonight, check out the flyer and tunes, post-jump.
The ever-growing Planet Mu footwork contingency has spread to the younger generations of Chicago, with the wunderkind producer Young Smoke at the helm. Drawing influences from places and sound not seen or heard regularly, you’d think you’d stumbled upon the moon landing with a footwork battleground at the base of it. With his debut LP Space Zone providing a deluge of sweeping synths, torrential rhythms and extraterrestrial excellence, Young Smoke spoke briefly with URB about how things are going since he’s signed with Planet Mu, what he’s accomplished in this past year and what we should look forward to from him in the near future. Along with that, URB has secured the exclusive video to “Space Muzik Pt. 2″. Check out the video and interview after the jump.