The Midwest invades Output this weekend, as Minneapolis techno maven DVS1 takes the helm of two events during the next two days at the venerable Brooklyn dance mausoleum, however he’ll be doing it essentially with less than a day of each party, as the man who’s put out some great releases on Transmat and Klockworks strays the course for the entire weekend at Output. Essentially, he’s playing a techno party with Black Flag maestro Stacey Pullen tonight, and a rooftop daytime heater with fellow epic mixing contemporary Terrence Parker. So, needless to say, it’s going to be quite a weekend…a weekend that will have us camping out at Output for better or worse. But probably better. Considering who’s playing, we’re going to have a grand ol’ time on the dancefloor and rooftop. Tickets are still available for these events, and for more info on the weekend, as well as a preview…look down below.
Seattle’s sonic journey returns once again this coming September; as the first 60 acts of Decibel Festival 2012 are officially announced. This year’s focus is not just on the underground producers of today’s electronic world, but a slight focus bestowed upon pop and alternative acts, such as Canadian pop sensation Dragonette, the hauntingly epic Ariel Pink, or Kimbra, whose feature on a certain #1 tune has been rotating radio, YouTube and every coffee shop around the States. Along with that are notable acts such as: Actress (Honest Jon’s), Andy Stott (Modern Love), Carl Craig (Planet E), Kuedo (Planet Mu), Nina Kraviz (Rekids), Terrence Parker and many more. Check out the rest of the sixty acts lined up for Decibel as well as where the festival will take place after the jump.
It’s been one year since the tragic death of Michael Jackson and the equally mournful death of journalism, when TMZ became the most important news source in the country. But after a year of sorrow, we’re ready to celebrate the king of pop with this mix by Detroit DJ Terrence Parker. Not only is this the most joyous of all the tribute mixes we’ve heard over the past year, but TP’s utterly undervalued sense of rhythms and timing, emphasized by a scratching style never heard in house music make like you’re hearing these MJ classics for the first time. Enjoy.