Friday, November 15th
The DAFT PUNK TRIBUTE: An 8-piece ensemble who reinterpret some of the world's most popular electronic dance music with a horn section, rhythm section, vocals and electronics. Since emerging from Toronto's prestigious Humber College Jazz Program in 2009 they have been melting faces and liquifying dancefloors with sold out shows at the most prestigious clubs and concert halls across Canada. Doors 7PM, Show 9PM. 18+. $15 Advance, $20 Door.
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012.
"GRiZ" is an independent American electronic music artist who began his career as a classically trained Alto Saxophone and piano player. Stylistically, he creates bass infused hip-hop, electro soul, and future funk sounding productions often accompanied by the live performance and recording of his Alto Saxophone and the use of an array of vinyl samples. Doors 8PM, Show 9PM. $20 Early Admission, $25 Advance.
Ed Banger Records is throwing down for its 10th Anniversary this Saturday at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom, and you’re invited! The massive bash will include performances by Justice, Busy P, Breakbot, and other special guests, and is promised to be one awesome party!
Fashion Week in New York is here, and we at Joonbug are excited for all of this seven-day event. You never quite know what to expect, from clothes, to models, to the music. And us Frequency cats are ready to hear what music will be played as the models strut down the walk way. So here are a couple tracks we think would sound nice as we observe the latest trends be worn and born.
Robin Thicke - "Give It 2 U" (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Disclosure - "Latch" featuring Sam Smith
Drake - "Hold On, We're Going Home"
Daft Punk - "Lose Yourself to Dance"
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs -"Garden"
Third Party & Cicada -"Feel"
Earth Wind and Fire - "September"
Minnesota - "Bloom"
Not much information has been spilled out about the new and highly anticipated album Random Access Memories, by the legendary French DJ duo Daft Punk. This would be their first album in over a decade, besides their live albums and soundtracks, and fans are excited to hear what the two robots composed for their huge network. But still, with only few days away from their May 21st release date, very little has been said about the album itself.
Of course, not everything about Random Access Memories has been held in the dark. There are commercials promoting the album, and its lead single “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers, has seen a great amount of success ever since its release in April. Still, unlike other albums, there hasn’t been that much material from it being displayed for the public.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock since SNL on Saturday you’ve probably heard about Daft Punk's cryptic teaser during Kevin Hart’s guest spot on the iconic sketch comedy show. Set to a disco beat, the clip shows a bright, white glittering Daft Punk logo slowly becoming incased into the split helmets worn by electro-legends Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. Currently, the merged helmet artwork and the Columbia Records’ logo are the only things on their website.
Often times it's hard to believe there was a time before our house music. When music festivals were one weekend and everyone jammed out in General Admission. Before it exploded and when it was just a small "underground thing." The entire genre has evolved over time taking on many different forms but it's an absolute must to go back to it's roots. From the disco days to the early 90s when house started making it's way over to the states. We've rounded up 8 songs that aren't exactly your hard hitting, bass-in-your-face, typical progressive house. These songs can be easily defined as the epitome of what house music really was.
1. Joachim Garraud- Are U Ready (Laidback Luke Remix)
2. Dirty South vs. Evermore- It's Too Late
Tristan Garner is following in the footsteps of French luminaries Daft Punk and Justice, but he doesn't stop there. Playing a classically French style of electro house, which by definition is a bit funkier and supersaturated than the stuff coming out of other places, Garner has gained quite a following in his native country and abroad. If his name isn't ringing a bell for some of you, I'm almost positive that you would recognize some of his songs, as they are played by some of the top DJs in the world. His hits include "Give Love," "Overdrive," and an underground hit "Fuckin Down." Here are a few samples to jog your memory:
Ya dig? He's playing THIS Saturday, May 5th at Santos Party House, headlining Electric Beach. Check out this link for tickets and more information. See y'all out there!
Call it neu-disco, nü-disco, French house, French touch, filter house, or even tekfunk. All of these terms refer to European-style dance-music that features disco loops and relies heavily on filter and phaser sound effects. It's usually high-energy and futuristic.
This next French duo, Jus†ice, consists of musicians Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. Jus†ice is an update on Daft Punk, melding heavy metal and rock sounds with the throbbing synth and funky disco loops of neu-disco. Then they add some bass that slaps. They're managed by Pedro Winter, head of French electronic music label Ed Banger Records. Also on this label are (were) French house greats Cassius, Uffie, and the late DJ Mehdi.
Arriving at Pacha NYC on Black Friday, the energy was evident before even walking through the doors. The venue was filled with partygoers all ready to dance off their Thanksgiving dinners and leftovers, at the prestigious New York City spot. Awaiting up and coming house DJ duo AN21 & Max Vangeli to headline the Black Friday event.
AN21(born Antoine Joseffson), the brother of Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello, has been working alongside Max Vangeli for the past year caught up with us before getting into the booth at Pacha to tell us a little bit more about themselves and their upcoming projects. Vangeli, named one of the "Top 5 DJs to watch in 2011" by the Top 100 DJ poll on DJMag.com, and AN21 have taken over clubs worldwide with remixes of Swedish House Mafia's Save the World as well as Pendulum's The Island. Both anticipating the gig, they gave the crowd one of the best sets in which I have seen them, if not the best. Feeling the vibes of the club rocking to the music, AN21 even attempted (and succeeded!) in crowd-surfing throughout Pacha's main floor! Definitely a night for the record books, as per usual, at Pacha NYC.