I arrived fifteen minutes early to meet Denitia & Sene late January in Manhattan. After giving the place a quick once over, I sat at an empty bar stool. No sign of them and no missed calls. It turned out the guests of honor had been waiting for me in the back of the restaurant behind a huge velvet curtain. ”We’ve already tweeted the magazine about being stood up,” joked their manager. After a round of laughter and a handful of apologies, we got to know each other over a few drinks, some small plates, and a brief photo shoot on a rooftop across the street.
It’s a celebration, bitches. Not only is URB’s favorite NYC smang institution RINSED celebrating it’s third birthday, but it’s doing so by collaborating with one of the most important labels in underground music in recent times. RINSED will finally house the amazing talent-house/label/party/crew of Glasgow’s NUMBERS, who have poured out tunes from your favorite artists (Deadboy, Jamie xx, Rustie, SBTRKT, and so many more) for ten years. And if you think ten years of existence ain’t an accomplishment in this industry, you are fooling yourself. That’s a lot of fist-pumps, shouting, sweating, drinking and rough-housing to get through; and the best part is the braintrust of Numbers always keeps things interesting. Whether it be dropping Fleetwood Mac at a warehouse party or putting out a re-release of DJ Pierre, or breaking out the likes of Jessie Ware via a SBTRKT release, these dudes are always ahead of the game. With that said, we asked that very same braintrust to give us the anthems that truly represent the spirit of Numbers, sprawling between funk, techno, electro and so much more. Check out the track down below, as well as a link to tonight’s festivities at RINSED, post-jump.
The venerable New York institution Percussion Lab has grown significantly over the past seven years; from an eclectic radio show to a full-fledged web-streaming party bonanza; previous guests include the likes of Scuba, SBTRKT, Dorian Concept, Daedelus, Krystal Klear and way too much more to add to this list. Needless to say, the Percussion Lab family is a collection of past and present NYC locals, along with previous guests that residents Braille (Praveen Sharma of Sepalcure) and Nooka Jones have maintained close ties to throughout the years. Judging by the artists compilation, there are plenty of vibes to behold. Cambio is a compilation that features exclusive tracks from previous Percussion Lab favorites such as Machinedrum, Lando Kal, and XI as well as new cuts from bubbling acts like Archie Pelago, Contakt and Enoe. Here’s what the PLAB guys had to say about this compilation and their contributions on it.
“Over the years, the bedroom producers and shy novices we championed in years past have become some of the most influential names in the world of electronic music. We’re offering this compilation of exclusive tracks as a way of continuing our mission to provide a home for producers and DJs to host their original music and mixes free of charge, and to be able to continue supporting our local community by booking the most forward thinking artists possible for our events. We hope you can help us keep doing all of this, for free, by buying some this complication full of amazing music by some our closest, oldest, and most talented friends. “
They’ve been gracious enough to share the first cut of the compilation, “Friends and Lovers” from Ghostly staple Shigeto. Check out the link to the track as well as the compilation link, post-jump.
Our SF Bay Area Team Captains @phil_enn and @nsnowhite managed to convince the awesome team behind the Treasure Island Music Festival to pony up TWO pairs of tickets!
The event which runs October 13-14, has fast matured into one a premier music festival for those seeking the a mixture of next wave artists and old school cool.
Saturday’s lineup presents the following: Girl Talk, The Presets, Porter Robinson, Public Enemy, SBTRKT, Tycho, Araabmusik, Matthew Dear, Toro Y Moi, Grimes, The Coup, K.Flay, and The Dirty Ghosts. Sunday’s lineup presents the following: The XX, M83, Gossip, Best Coast, Joanna Newsom, Divine Fits, Youth Lagoon, Los Campesinos!, The War on Drugs, Ty Segall, Wild Belle, Hospitality, and Imperial Teen. Moreover, the festival programmers went to great lengths to make sure that no two …