Yeah- it’s only Thursday, but URB arrived in NYC this morning, which means the party pretty much starts now. And to get us going, here’s three new mixes posted by some peeps. Good listening while we hide out in an East Village apartment with the A/C on full blast waiting for the sun to go down. …MORE
LCD Soundsystem signed off last night with one final show at Madison Square Garden. It was fitting that a band that so clearly defined the New York aesthetic for the past decade wrap it up at the venue most associated with the Big Apple. The entire show, all 3 1/2 hours of it, was streamed on Pitchfork, making the Saturday evening gig one of the closest things the music scene gets to a communial experience in this age of earbud isolation. We courage you to watch the whole excellent thing, but play close attention to the 30 minute segment that starts about 1:10:00 in, where the band plays much of James Murphy‘s magnum opus 45:33, easily the finest piece of music ever constructed for a Nike promotion.
Joined by a silver-suited choir and horn secton and a bevy of …
HARD mastermind Gary Richards has confirmed the first of four performance areas at the HARD Summer Music Festival on August 6th- the DFA Tent. The massive, disco-themed tent will help commence DFA‘s ten-year anniversary with a DJ set from Still Going, live sets from Holy Ghost!, Shit Robot (The Shit Robot Show), and a headlining DJ set by James Murphy and Pat Mahoney Special Disco Version.
HARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 6th, 2011
LA Historic Park
1245 N Spring St, LA
6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
18+ to enter, 21+ to drink
Heavyweight producer Marcus Lambkin aka Shit Robot is finally out with his full-length debut. It’s filled to the brim with guest vocals from Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and Nancy Whang among others. The influential Irishman is known for his unique danceable mix of disco and synth-pop, electro and punk-funk. He got his pseudonym from the Shit Robot party; named after a crap robot drawing by James Murphy. After nearly two decades of DJ’ing and a handful of 12-inch releases, Lambkin has unveiled a superb album, with one of the best titles of the year; From The Cradle To The Rave. …MORE