We might not know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootise Pop, and frankly, we shouldn’t care. What we should be more interested in, however, is that it apparently takes four ladies and three albums to sum up the Dum Dum Girls. Their most recent collection, Too True, off the Sub Pop records, is to be released in the United States January 28 2014. NPR streamed the album on their website on January 20 as a “First Listen” and you might have caught the single “Rimbaud Eyes” on Soundcloud.
Tuesday night ended up being a wildly electric night, thanks to the good folks behind the enlightening monthly Red Bull Sound Select music series. This time we found ourselves wrapped in the comfort of the walls of the heavy hitting Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show, creatively curated by AFROPUNK, was taken underway by the silky, jackhammer, stars in his eyes beats of DJ Mursi Layne, shuffling through eclectic though thoroughly cohesive territory. Layne introduced a very atmospheric, beautifully abstracted take on “Weak” by SWV, a more definitive Northern Soul bounce inspired version of “Sandcastle Disco” by Solange, as well as forward thinking remixes of more recent cuts “Bad Girls” by MIA & “Latch” by Disclosure.
It’s time for yet another installment of the excellent Red Bull Sound Select series! Which is the same series which last brought us the likes of Cold Cave & Bad Girlfriend in November.
Curated by AFROPUNK this time out, the show will feature Brooklyn electronic-pop group Body Language, New Jersey trap artist DJ Sliink and electro Rap duo Spank Rock, as well as Red Bull Sound Select Artists, such as the self-described synth pop supernova, Pegasus Warning, & the witty MC Cakes Da Killa. Beats for the night will be provided by MikeQ, Larry B, Uniique & Mursi Layne.
On November 8th, 9th & 10th the 6th Annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, brought to us by MeanRed productions, will take place once again! This year BEMF will completely take over North 6th Street and the surrounding blocks in Williamsburg for an unforgettable 3-day music festival.
BEMF will be featuring both emerging and established artists from the Boroughs and beyond such as, New York's very own Beto Cravioto, Veteran DJ John Digweed, Jack of all genres DJ Sliink , London's own Letherette and many many more!
You know a show is going to be good when you can hear the bass hits form down the block. And when I say hear, I mean you could FEEL them from a block away. That's what greets concert goers on a random Monday night in Brooklyn when the likes of Sepalcure and SBTRKT come to town.
Sepalcure opened the show, but were certainly just as anticipated as the main event. The duo, pumping out some of the most serious house music I've heard in a while, kept the crowd going for almost an hour. Both the main floor and balcony were completely packed, and unlike most concerts, even most dance concerts, there wasn't a single person just standing there. Everyone was groovin' and vibing on the crazy ups and downs Sepalcure were dishing out.
Up and coming British producer SBTRKT, aka Aaron Jerome, is coming to NYC for two dates this week. Tonight, he DJ's with Sepalcure and special guests at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tomorrow, he is performing his original songs with Willis Earl Beal at Webster Hall. That's two days of some awesome cutting edge bass music to fill your April quotas from the get go.
If you haven't heard of SBTRKT before, you're certainly in for a treat. Coming onto the scene in 2009 with two self-released twelve inches, his knob-twiddling prowess and ecclectic knowledge of electronic music rocketed him to the forefront of the burdgeoning post-dubstep scene. Now on the Young Turks label, a heavyweight in the prominent British electronic scene, SBTRKT just released his debut album to much acclaim.
Feeling musically starved? Need a concert fix? We've got you covered. Here are some incredible shows coming up in the next few weeks.
(p.s. If you got Kraftwerk Tickets, you suck.) (p.p.s. If there are any shows/artists you want us to add, comment below!)
Cloud Nothings/A Classic Education/Crinkles (Glasslands)